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2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

T30 - Aligning to the Standards: A Case for Supporting Teachers Through Training and Communities of Practice

Oct 25, 2018 3:30pm ‐ Oct 25, 2018 4:30pm

Standard: $20.00


Fidelity to implementation matters when it comes to delivering reading programs as intended. Typically, teachers are exposed to training and then expected to contextualize and individually translate this newly acquired knowledge into their complex classrooms. This session explores a unique training project coordinated with a large urban school district to improve the knowledge base of K–3 teachers supported by a virtual community of practice. Key objectives, lessons learned, and barriers navigated are shared.

Learning Objectives:

  • IMPLEMENTATION: Gain an awareness of methods and practices that support the successful implementation of literacy interventions in schools and districts, and around the globe.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Assess the critical issues of adolescent literacy including the nature of the problem, differentiated language needs of students and effective instructional solutions (principles and practices).

Disclosure:  Deborah Lynam and Suruchi Keenheel are employees of AIM Institute for Learning & Research. The Pathways to Proficient Reading course and the virtual community practice, and training opportunities offered by AIM Institute are discussed in this session. No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.


  • Suruchi Keenheel, Director of Instructional Coaching and Training, AIM Institute for Learning & Research
  • Deborah Lynam, Director of Partnerships & Engagement, AIM Institute for Learning & Research, Director of Partnerships & Engagement, AIM Institute for Learning & Research, AIM Institute for Learning & Research, Decoding Dyslexia - NJ

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