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AIM in the News

AIM Breaks Ground on Global Innovation Hub Addition

On September 15th, AIM held an official groundbreaking ceremony for its new Global Innovation Hub addition. The event featured speeches delivered by Senator Vincent Hughes, Trustee Brian Lobley, senior David Marien-Efron, and co-founder and co-CEO Nancy Blair. In attendance were AIM's Board of Trustees, student and staff representatives, and our AIM capital campaign supporters. Students and faculty enjoyed celebratory cake and received "Meet Me at The Hub" pins to celebrate the occasion.

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The AIM Institute for Learning & Research is excited support the South Dakota Department of Education’s (SDDOE) newly announced statewide literacy initiative by providing critical structured literacy instruction to early childhood and K-12 educators and leaders statewide.

The SDDOE selected AIM to provide professional learning opportunities and resources as part of its new literacy initiative that supports and guides educators to implement evidence-based learning throughout the state. AIM Pathways training opportunities are being offered free to all South Dakota educators and leaders through American Rescue Plan funding and include learning opportunities for everyone from paraprofessionals to principals.

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The AIM Institute for Learning & Research is excited to continue its partnership with the Mississippi Department of Education and the North Mississippi Education Consortium as the state’s selected provider of literacy professional learning for the 2023-2024 school year. AIM will provide Mississippi teachers and education leaders with customized literacy training to help schools support a culture of literacy and provide teachers with tools, resources and support to implement new techniques into classroom practice. Registration for training opened this week.

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CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - The Board of Trustees of AIM Academy are pleased to announce that the 1st-12th grade school for students with language-based learning differences has been approved for accreditation by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) for 10 years through the 2032-2033 school year.

"This re-accreditation process involved every member of AIM’s team as we undertook an extensive self-study of our instruction, community, policies and procedures,” said Pat Roberts, AIM co-CEO and co-founder. “AIM also used this evaluation process to develop focus on our strategic plans for continued innovation focusing on providing AIM students with research-based learning opportunities to solve real-world problems.”

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AIM Institute's Deborah Lynam Joins Dyslexia Advocates in DC

AIM Institute for Learning & Research's Director of Partnerships and Engagement Deborah Lynam just returned from three days in Washington DC with dyslexia advocates from 17 states as part of the 5th annual Dyslexia Hill Day organized by Decoding Dyslexia parents. This three day gathering of families, professionals and policy-makers on Capitol Hill focused on discussing current trends and upcoming federal legislative efforts impacting individuals with dyslexia.

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Continuing Education Award for AIM Speech and Language Director

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month so it's fitting that we congratulate Erin DeVault, our Director of Speech and Language, on her recent award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Erin was recently granted an Award for Continuing Education (ACE) for her rigorous commitment continuing education in her field. ACE awards are provided to Speech-Language Pathologists who complete 7 ASHA continuing education units over a three-year period.
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AIM Academy Science Teacher Named Philadelphia Phillies Teacher All Star
AIM Academy Middle School Science Teacher Chrissy Mellon has been selected by the Philadelphia Phillies as one of their Top 10 Teacher All Stars for 2017. Mellon, who was nominated by an AIM parent, will be honored along with nine other Teacher All Stars in a pre-game ceremony prior to the Friday, May 5 Teacher Appreciation Night game. The nomination letter written by the parent of one of Mellon's current students highlights the focus and education the teacher herself undertook to find the best way to connect with a child with a specific hurdle that impeded being able to learn: "Chrissy Mellon embodies AIM Academy's vision - innovative teaching driven by fearless dedication in the teacher."
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