(12 hours/PDPs) 

Online course access is rolling and self-paced.  


RAVE-O is the first comprehensive research and evidence-based approach to building reading fluency struggling 2nd - 4th graders. The program goes beyond repeated reading to help students develop their automaticity in all aspects of word knowledge intergrating phonics, vocabulary, parts of speech and morphology. 

It is the only known program specially designed to support students with weaknesses in Rapid Automatized Naming or RAN. 



This remote 12-hour professional development workshop integrates asynchronous and synchronous instruction: 

Asynchronous Self-Paced Instruction 

Participants will gain background knowledge about the program and supporting students with naming speed deficits through six hours of online coursework completed at their own pace.


Synchronous Live Instruction 

Participants will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the curricula, practice lesson delivery, and learn how to implement the RAVE-O Virtual curriculum. 

Completion of online coursework and attendance at all three sessions is required to receive certification in the curriculum.

The RAVE-O curricular materials are NOT included with the cost of the workshop. Please visit Voyager Sopris Learning to learn more about the RAVE-O toolkit. It is not necessary to purchase the curriculum kit in order to attend the training.

This course is being offered in collaboration with EDCO.

Live/Synchronous Coursework (6 hours, with breaks)

Thursday,November 5th: 9am -12:30pm 

Friday, November 6th: 9am - 12:30pm 

Asynchronous Coursework (6 hours)

Anytime before November 5th. 


Payment and Registration Information 

$375 EDCO members

$325 Non-EDCO members 


How to Use the Phonological Awareness Screening Test (PAST) and Instructional Activities To Build Automatic Word Recognition (10 hours/PDPs)


Online course coming in November! 

This professional development course unpacks the process of orthographic mapping and provides educators with practical instructional strategies to build automatic word recognition skills among developing and struggling readers.


The course features the research compiled and conducted by Dr. David Kilpatrick in his book Equipped for Reading Success.


At the conclusion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Describe and define the process of orthographic mapping and the role it plays in reading achievement.

  • Convey the component skills that contribute to orthographic mapping, like phonemic awareness and phonemic proficiency.

  • Use a validated assessment tool called the Phonological Awareness Screening Test (PAST) to measure students’ phonemic proficiency and plan instruction. 

  • Deliver instructional routines that support the development of phonemic proficiency skills, and efficient mapping techniques for phonetically regular and irregular words.

November Dates TBD

Engaging Struggling Readers through Remote Instruction

Practical tips, tools and strategies to streamline your planning process and enhance your teaching.


This highly interactive 10 hours (PDP) workshop is designed for elementary school educators who support struggling readers and those with dyslexia. All coursework is asynchronous and can be completed on your own schedule. Presentations, activities, and supplemental readings offer teachers motivational games, lessons, and strategies to seamlessly embed into remote instruction.

Course content and activities will:

  • Synthesize research findings on fostering intrinsic motivation. 

  • Provide educators with strategies and activities. 

  • Offer guided demonstrations utilizing online platforms to develop accuracy and fluency in word reading skills. 

  • Supply lesson planning templates and routines that can be used in small group and/or individual interventions.  


Participants are invited to join twice monthly, live "office hour" sessions with the authors to troubleshoot, problem-solve, and provide content support and clarification. 

Course access is available for two months from the date of enrollment. 

This course is being offered through the online learning platform

Payment and Registration Information 

Course Access begins September 7, 2020

Course tuition: $185

Group Rates are Available


Arlington, MA

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