Science of Reading: Professional Learning Series for Rhode Island


Our virtual Science of Reading Professional Learning Series teaches critical components of literacy instruction for Grades K-2 & 3-5, integrating current research into each module and translating it into classroom application. Upon the culmination of this training, educators will be eligible for the Literacy/Dyslexia Endorsement. This professional development series meets the requirements of the Rhode Island Right to Read Act requiring specific educators to exhibit proficiency in the knowledge and practices of the Science of Reading and Structured Literacy.

The series consists of seventeen 3-hour facilitated, synchronous modules held via Zoom and continued learning through asynchronous materials and follow up activities via Google Classroom. These modules address questions such as:

  • What happens in the brain when we read? How can this understanding inform our instruction?
  • How is reading related to oral language?
  • What are high-leverage instructional routines that support reading acquisition?
  • What role does automaticity play in becoming a proficient reader?
  • What cognitive processes are involved in deeply understanding text?
  • How do we know we are using the right assessments to determine student need?
  • . . . and much more!

This course completely changed the way I teach reading and phonics.

Shea Hutchinson, Kindergarten Teacher, Fitchburg Public Schools


I have come away from this training…with more knowledge about each area of effective reading instruction and feel more fully equipped to teach reading as well as support the literacy initiatives in my school… It has already had an impact on my work as specialist and coach.

Rebecca StuartReading Specialist, Newburyport Public Schools


This course has been eye opening. This information will impact my teaching as I now know that I can lay the ground work that leads students to the reading process. The application activities were essential to understanding the reading process. I will be using all of the activities moving forward.

Margaret Magennis ESL Teacher, Fitchburg Public Schools


This course has given me so many great tools, resources, and strategies to use with my students…. I have gained a great deal of new knowledge about the order of skills and instruction students need to become successful readers.

Anne Rockwell2nd Grade Teacher, Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union


MODULE 1: The Brain and Reading

MODULE 2: Oral Language and Literacy

MODULE 3: Features of Effective Instruction

MODULE 4: The Power of Phonological Awareness

MODULE 5: Word Blending: A Hierarchy of Skills

MODULE 6: Spelling and Syllabication

MODULE 7: The Role of Automaticity

MODULE 8: Text Reading: What (with Whom), When and How

MODULE 9: Growing Vocabularies

MODULE 10: Building Comprehension

MODULE 11: Pulling it All Together

MODULE 12: Understanding Reading Disorders

MODULE 13: Phoneme Proficiency

MODULE 14: Word Learning

MODULE 15: Morphology

MODULE 16: The Brain and Reading Assessments

MODULE 17: Pulling it All Together Part 2

Training Overview

Excerpt from a Session

Bring the Science of Reading Series for Rhode Island to Your School!

We can bring our virtual training directly to your school or district. Reach out using the form below or call 888.860.0190 to talk to one of our specialists today!

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