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Last week the Campaign for Grade Level Reading, announced their 2021 Bright Spots – regional grade level reading programs around the country with exceptional efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis over the past year.  AIM Institute is thrilled to have been highlighted in the work of our partner and local 2021 CGLR Bright SpotRead by 4th. The Campaign for Grade Level Reading looked for solutions that seemed especially effective, replication-worthy, and/or deserving of being sustained during the post-COVID period when choosing their regional bright spots.

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As AIM prepares to launch its latest online training course, Pathways to Proficient Writing, we are excited to share a FREE webinar miniseries for teachers featuring AIM facilitators and Dr. Charles Haynes. Each session will enhance participants' ability to provide instruction that remedies common intra-paragraph issues seen within students' writing. The sessions will include handouts and interactive activities.

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Reimagine Education Gold Award Winner

In December, AIM Pathways received the Science of Learning Gold Award at the Reimagine Education conference. The platform was among more than 1,000 Reimagine Award submissions for this global event and was one of just 13 category gold award winners. Conference panelists shared this about the professional learning platform.

"Literacy is the foundation upon which all subsequent academic attainment rests: there are perhaps few educational interventions more impactful than effectively reducing the reading gap. To do so, teachers need to be empowered by scalable, affordable solutions – but these solutions also need to be based upon rigorous learning theory. AIM Pathways' solution meets all of these criteria. We commend it, in particular, for the work that they have done to ensure that their digital platform is based on insights from leading neuroscience and literary researchers: in doing so, they offer a model that all digital learning platforms should follow."

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AIM's unique educational model supporting children with learning differences and our research institute were featured in April 2020 on WHYY's Movers & Makers.

The episode's theme, Pioneering Women, highlighted the journey of AIM co-founders Pat Roberts and Nancy Blair who first met as parents searching for the best education for their daughters.

Watch the WHYY Episode Here

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Dawn Brookhart

AIM is pleased to welcome Dawn Brookhart to the new leadership role of Associate Director of the AIM Institute for Learning & Research. Dawn’s efforts will allow AIM Institute to further its vision and mission helping scale its AIM Pathways online teacher training platform and related training and coaching to more school partners and organizations throughout the country.

Dawn formerly served as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in the Danville Area School District, where she played an instrumental role in transforming the district into a top-performing school district in the state. She also led her district in creating a national model for the science of reading over the last 10 years by embedding Orton-Gillingham into the core curriculum.

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The AIM Institute and Teach For America have launched an innovative literacy pilot for Philadelphia principals and educators. The partnership uses the AIM Pathways online teacher training platform to provide local educators at five Philadelphia schools with research-based best practices to improve literacy instruction using the IDA-accredited Pathways to Proficient Reading course.

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Mark Seidenberg Research to Practice Symposium

Dr. Mark Seidenberg, author of the book Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It, will be this year's recipient of the Hollis Scarborough Award at AIM's 8th annual Research to Practice Symposium on March 9.

The award, presented to and named after Reading Rope creator Dr. Hollis Scarborough for the first time last year, recognizes a researcher whose work on the science of reading acquisition has deepened our understanding of the complexity of reading proficiency and has inspired others to pursue related research.

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Upper Darby Pathways Check Presentation

Upper Darby, PA - The Upper Darby School District has been gifted $10,000 from Wells Fargo to support the work the District is doing with the AIM Institute for Learning & Research’s AIM Pathways program. This gift, directly awarded to AIM and earmarked for the professional development opportunities in the District, will help fund the AIM Pathways to Proficient Reading course and accompanying coaching sessions for a cohort of early literacy teachers and leaders at the Kindergarten Center.

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Read More about Wells Fargo Supports AIM Pathways Implementation for Upper Darby Kindergarten Teachers

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