Structured Literacy Professional Development

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Structured Literacy

  • The AIU's Reading Achievement Center presents relevant professional development that meets Chapter 49 structured literacy requirements and is tailored to meet the literacy needs of different certificate holders' classrooms.


    Chapter 49 required areas of training:

    1. Evidence-based intervention practices on structured literacy

    2. Explicit and systematic instruction in phonological and phonemic awareness

    3. A) Alphabetic principle, decoding and encoding; B) Fluency and vocabulary

    4. Reading comprehension and building content knowledge


  • Non-ELA Certificate Holders

    Areas emphasized:
    3B, 4

    Dates offered:

  • English as a Second Language

    Areas emphasized:
    All, with specific focus on ELs' needs at varying grade and language levels

    Dates offered: 

  • Administrators

    Areas emphasized:
    All, with specific focus on what administrators should look for in classrooms

    Date offered: 

  • Go Deeper with Additional Support

    • Science of Reading for Administrators (New PDE PIL RAC Course): Administrators can earn 40 Act 45 credits by completing this PIL course.

    • Contract with RAC to design a customized professional development plan that includes onsite technical support in your classrooms for teachers and administrators.  

    • Enroll in RAC K-3 Reading Apprenticeship for 2024-25. The 12-session series is aligned to the competencies of structured literacy (SL) and rooted in Science of Reading. Registration is now open.

    • Enroll in LETRS 3rd Edition for the 2024-25 school year. Teachers must complete Volumes 1 and 2 to fulfill requirements. LETRS is facilitated by AIU TAC and RAC team members.