RAC - Primary School

  • Just for primary teachers, these courses help educators build the foundation for lifelong literacy:

Primary School

  • Comprehension, Close Reading, and Complex Text: Laying the Foundation K-2

    $600 per participant, K-2 teachers

    Series Length: 4 modules

    Delivery Mode:

    Option 1: Face-to-face – Four in-person sessions at the AIU on scheduled dates listed below.

    Option 2: Fully online, asynchronous – Work at your own pace through four online course modules.

    Transitioning students to the demands of the PA Core Standards is not a job just for teachers in the tested grades! Participants will learn a variety of techniques and how to implement comprehension concepts into everyday practice through close reading of complex text.

    • All materials are included

    • Administrators may accompany their registered participants to any or all sessions at no cost

    2024-25 Meeting Dates:  January 28, February 25, March 25, April 29

    Register for in-person course

    Register for asynchronous online course


    The K-3 Reading Apprenticeship Model

    Option 1: $3,800 per participant (includes 1-on-1 support)

    Option 2: $2,800 per participant (no 1-on-1 support)  

    Series Length: 12 modules

    Delivery Mode: Face-to-Face - 12 in-person sessions at the AIU on scheduled dates listed below

    • Developed with the primary teacher in mind, the K-3 Reading Apprenticeship Model consists of 12 intensive, comprehensive training in reading pedagogy, theory, research, and proven instructional practices; meets requirements for PDE Chapter 49 Structured Literacy.

    • Option 1 only: Individualized data-driven planning and coaching to support teachers with meaningful implementation of content and strategies from sessions; virtual informal observations with feedback.

    • Administrators may accompany their registered participants to any or all sessions at no cost.

    2024-25 Meeting Dates: September 18-19; October 22-23; November 13-14; December 17; January 23; February 20; March 19; April 24; May 22

    Register for in-person course


    See Structured Literacy page for additional professional development opportunities for primary school educators.