The AIM Institute for Learning & Research is excited to announce that it is partnering with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) and ND Regional Education Association (NDREA) to provide all North Dakota educators with access to professional development on the science of teaching reading to help all North Dakota students achieve proficiency in reading. The state's new NDSOR: Reaching All Learners course will include a custom collection of content from AIM Pathways literacy training courses.
AIM in the News
AIM Institute is excited to announce three additions to our rapidly growing team of individuals committed to transforming literacy training for educators and schools.
Stephanie Stephens recently joined AIM as Director of Client Professional Development and AIM will welcome Dr. Megan Gierka as Senior Content Developer and Facilitator and Ernesto Ortiz Jr. as Senior Literacy Engagement Specialist in the near future.
Learn more about these individuals who will help AIM meet the growing demand for evidence-based literacy training for both administrators and teachers.
In 2018, AIM Academy became the first education partner in the Haskins Global Literacy Hub which seeks to improve literacy outcomes for at-risk children of all cultures and languages. This unique partnership featured the creation of an in-school EEG lab to support literacy research endeavors with AIM student volunteers. Last week, the Journal of Research in Reading published an article by Haskins Laboratories researchers and members of AIM’s team and Windward School about the promise of in-school partnerships for furthering neuroscience literacy research.
As a WILSON® Accredited Partner, AIM provides daily Wilson Reading instruction to our Lower School students. Last year, one of our Wilson instructors suggested that we honor the students who complete the Wilson Reading System® program by creating what we call "the Wilson Wall of Fame." Recently 11 of our Middle School students were presented with their certificates of completion, bringing the total number of AIM Wilson "graduates" to 130 since 2006. Read some of our graduates reactions to completing the program.
The March 2022 issue of MetroKids magazine features an article written by AIM Interactive Humanities teacher Stacy Stackhouse about how the arts-infused program supports students learning of history, vocabulary and the world. Read more here.
On December 6, 2021, AIM received welcome news that will provide much needed learning and collaborative spaces to support AIM Academy’s 391 students and our teacher training program which provides literacy training to schools and districts throughout Pennsylvania. For the fourth time in the school’s 16-year history, AIM has been awarded a RACP grant by the State of Pennsylvania. This $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant will support a two-story addition to AIM Academy including classroom spaces, offices and collaborations spaces as well as a green courtyard.
AIM is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a generous $75,000 grant from the van Beuren Charitable Foundation for program facilitation, enhancements and scholarships for Rhode Island educators participating in our AIM Pathways teacher training courses.
Nebraska principals, teacher leaders, and teachers in Kearney Public Schools participated in AIM Pathways courses this through a partnership with the Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska Dyslexia Association. Enjoy these important tips for getting the most out of AIM Pathways training from participant, 3rd grade teacher Wendy Deyo.