Tools 4 Reading Adds Teacher Training

Tools 4 Reading has acquired The Reading Teacher’s Top 10 Tools, an online reading educator’s course. Tools 4 Reading focuses on developing practical tools and training opportunities to bridge the gap between the science of reading and classroom practice. It also delivers a variety of practical resources and services to ensure elementary educators are well prepared to teach all aspects of reading and equipped with tools that are evidence-based, are easy to implement and use, and improve literacy outcomes. Top 10 Tools, meanwhile, is an International Dyslexia Association (IDA)–accredited online comprehensive course designed to immerse educators in the science of reading. The hallmark of the course is its ten self-paced easy-to-use tools: knowledge, oral language, phonemes, phonics and spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, writing, read-alouds, and collaboration. “The addition of Top 10 Tools perfectly aligns with our commitment to offer solutions that empower educators with the knowledge and resources necessary to ground literacy instruction in the science of reading,” said Dr. Mary Dahlgren, founder and president of Tools 4 Reading. “This is the perfect fit for the Tools 4 Reading family, since teachers must be equipped for the critical job of teaching reading and need well-designed learning tools to effectively guide students to reading proficiency.”