Research-Based Strategies for Teaching Reading
Empower Teachers to Empower Students
At Reading Horizons, we believe reading is for everyone. Whether a student has been struggling with reading for years or is just learning for the first time, effective reading instruction is the most important part of their education. To assure every teacher is empowered with the strategies they need to effectively reach each of their students—especially the ones that are at risk of falling or staying behind—we offer Reading Horizons Professional Development Trainings. These trainings prepare teachers with proven strategies for clearly explaining each skill needed for reading success—while engaging students in the research-based best practices of effective reading instruction.
Each training is designed to:
Provide teachers with proven strategies
Reading Horizons program is effective because its methodology is effective. During each training, teachers are provided with a complete overview of the method, as well as teaching tips for maximizing student success.
Provide teachers with effective tools
The training also orients teachers to Reading Horizons products. Teachers learn how to use the interactive software and direct instruction materials in the classroom.
Ensure implementation is sustained
Teachers leave each training with a clear plan on how to effectively implement Reading Horizons in each of their classrooms. Reading Horizons also provides ongoing coaching and free customer support to help teachers sustain Reading Horizons, year after year.
Preview a few of the skills taught in the training with this short overview:
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Reading Horizons Online Professional Development Course
The Reading Horizons Online Professional Development Course consists of six virtual training modules corresponding with the six chapters of the Reading Horizons program plus one introduction module. The six core content modules begin with a pre-test to determine depth of instruction, explicit instruction and practice in the content, practice and application, classroom observation videos, and a posttest to assess understanding. The modules are completed sequentially for instruction but can be reviewed in any order after completion of each module. A certificate of completion is provided when the modules are complete. Licenses are renewed annually.Login Here
What is a Reading Horizons Certified Trainer?
A Reading Horizons Certified Trainer is qualified to train on both the Reading Horizons Discovery® and the Reading Horizons Elevate® products. The trainer will train not only on the method, but also on both the processes of direct instruction and the use of the software. A Reading Horizons Certified Trainer travels and trains teachers across the nation. Reading Horizons Certified Trainers are the face of the company and must exhibit passion and professionalism in all they do.Find Out More
What are the requirements to become a Reading Horizons Certified Trainer?
In order to be eligible to become a Reading Horizons Certified Trainer, an individual must have attended a two-day Reading Horizons workshop conducted by a Certified Reading Horizons Trainer, have taught the program for at least a year, and have a deep passion for and understanding of the strategies and materials used to teach the program.Full Requirements listed here