Get trained to effectively teach reading – the most significant factor in academic success
Pathways to Reading provides a variety of training venues and follow-up support. The training is for all levels of an RTI model including:
K-3rd grade classroom teachers, Reading and ESL teachers K-12, Special Education teachers, para-professionals and at-home educators.
Year One Training
Our foundational professional development training program. Pathways to Reading’s year one training is the first step in creating independent readers in your district.
Join virtual training sessions or when state guidelines permit face to face trainings may be requested. Onsite trainings require a minimum of 15 participants.
Days do not have to be consecutive.
$499 per participant
Includes a full set of grade level manuals, membership to video library, virtual e-lessons and monthly grade-level More After Four zoom support sessions.
*Fee does not include the PTR Classroom Kit
*Virtual trainings add $12 shipping fee
What teachers learn with year one training
The Simple View of Reading (Gough, Juel & Griffith, 1992)
Decoding x Oral Language Comprehension = Reading Comprehension
Eduators will learn to evaluate and instruct students through the lens of the Simple View of Reading. Reading instruction includes two major components. Teach students to:
Independently decode with accuracy and fluency.
Read for meaning and understanding.
PTR’s year one training focuses on the educator becoming familiar with an abundance of reading research related to the role of phonemic awareness in learning phonics and gaining fluency. Teachers learn that the evaluation of reading comprehension includes knowledge of the student’s independent decoding ability and how to merge decoding and reading comprehension instruction.
A Full Understanding of Phonemic Awareness
What it is.
How it differs from phonics.
Its relationship to the development of reading and spelling.
How to teach phonemic awareness to all students and how to blend it with systematic, explicit instruction in phonics.
How to assess and assist the development of phonemic awareness through small group instruction and scaffolded questioning.
A Full Understanding of Fluency
Role of advanced phonemic awareness in developing reading fluency.
Role of orthographic mapping in developing reading fluency.
How to assist students to develop orthographic mapping skills.
What is meant by ‘sight words.’
A Full Understanding of Assessment
How to use PTR assessments with AIMES, DIBELS or other district assessments.
How to use PTR assessments to evaluate where students are on a phonics and phonemic awareness continuum.
How to use PTR assessments with all ages of students in an RTI model.
How to use assessments to inform instruction and measure growth.
A Full Understanding of Spelling
The role of phonemic awareness, phonics, orthographic mapping and visual memory in learning to spell.
Techniques for teaching spelling.
How to assess and assist the development of spelling.
A Full Understanding of Differentiated instruction
Stages of reading development.
The relationship of decoding to reading comprehension.
How to develop decoding fluency and accuracy.
How to judge differences in materials for reading practice.
How to develop comprehension during decoding practice.
How to assess and assist the development of decoding through scaffolded questioning.
Learn to record daily small group session outcomes and how they guide the pacing of instruction.
Pathways to Reading Tailored Refresher Course
Specific to your school or district, this training provides teachers with updates and practice with PTR materials and strategies, along with answering questions related to assessments, pacing, and struggling students.
Our refresher training’s were created to ensure your PTR teachers always stay up to date.
1 - 2 days
Days do not need to be consecutive. Days can be divided into grade level blocks.
$995 per day
Up to 30 participants daily.
Customized for you
Each refresher course can be fully tailored to your specific district or school needs.
Pathways to Reading Implementation Support
With on-site and virtual on-site support, PTR addresses your students and the needs related specifically to your school or setting.
Support will develop teacher skills and confidence through modeling and coaching, and can aid in the identification and development of in-district trainers and mentors.
$995 per day
Customized for you
A PTR consultant will help to plan the day which may include: grade-level modeling with identified students, teacher small group coaching, instructional problem-solving, analysis of testing data, and integrating PTR with overall literacy program or utilizing Pathway to Meaning training.
In-District Train the Trainer Program
With the assistance of the Pathways to Reading consultant, identify one or two staff to be trainers and mentors for your setting.
Qualified personnel are given additional PTR training and materials to enable them to provide school or district on-going PTR support and Year 1 training.
Candidates must have had PTR year 1 training along with implementation and complete a PTR survey to qualify for training.
Participants that qualify create videos to demonstrate proficiency with PTR strategies, then engage in a process of learning to provide PTR 5-day year 1 training.
Contact Pathways to Reading for the PTR in-District Trainer program outline.