Access to the Experts Series
AIM Institute is committed to building the knowledge base of both professionals and parents in the most recent advances in cognitive science, teaching methodologies, and best practices in literacy for students with learning challenges.
Our annual Access to the Experts Professional Development and Community Speaker Series ensure that parents, teachers, administrators of educational institutions, and faculty at colleges and universities who educate future teachers have full access to the most recent advances in cognitive science and teaching methodologies.
We believe that our focus in areas of continuing translational research and access to top researchers, as well as, our work with educators to convert this research to practice will make a true difference in educational outcomes for students.
2020-2021 Professional Development Series
Spelling: What Research Says and How It's Taught with Dr. Malt Joshi
Thursday, November 19 7:00 - 8:30 PM ET
Climbing The Ladder Of Reading: Meeting the Needs of Children Who Climb Slowly AND Those Who Leap with Nancy Young
Monday, April 19 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Past Access to the Experts Speakers have included:
Dr. Jennifer Jackson Holden - Anxiety & Adolescents
Dr. Devin Kearns - Building the Content-Area Literacy Skills of Students with Reading Difficulty
William van Cleave - From Words to Works: Developing Writing Skills in Students of All Stages
Marilyn Zecher - Multisensory Math
Dr. Gary Troia - Supporting Struggling Students in Disciplinary Writing
Dr. Jeffrey Black - Orthographic Processing: A Subcomponent or Subtype of Dyslexia
Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling - Differences That Matter: Common Profiles of Reading Difficulty
and their Value for Educators
Dr. Julie Washington - The Early Learning Trifecta: Language Print and Executive Function in African American Students.
Many of our Access to the Experts Speakers spent time during their visits to AIM being interviewed for a Teachable Moments video conversing with faculty and student interviewers.