Arizona Dyslexia Designee Training

Are you looking for training courses for the Dyslexia Designee Training required by the Arizona Department of Education? Keys to Literacy is an approved provider of training for this professional development.

Who is a Dyslexia Training Designee?

Every Arizona school serving K-3 students must identify at least one teacher who is responsible for receiving approved training in 1) URD: Understanding and Recognizing Dyslexia, 2)  I: Reading Instruction, and 3) II: Intensifying Instruction. This training must be completed by July 1, 2022. On Oct 15, Keys to Literacy was approved by ADE to provide training for all three requirements.

Why choose Keys to Literacy to provide your Dyslexia Training Designee training?

Keys to Literacy is a nationally recognized leader in the field of literacy professional development and our trainers have deep knowledge and experience about research-based reading instruction practices.

Our practical, approved courses help participants make connections to classroom instruction and are economically priced. Dyslexia Designees have a choice for completing the training courses: 1) self-paced, asynchronous online course; 2) hybrid, facilitated online course; 3) virtual-live using Zoom; 4) face-to-face at a school/district.

Download a brochure with details and costs for all approved courses.

Information about the Understanding Dyslexia Course (URD)

Understanding Dyslexia is an Arizona approved 6-hour training that provides the background knowledge about dyslexia that elementary educators need in order to understand why students with dyslexia have difficulty with reading and how to support them in the classroom. Topics include:

  • What is dyslexia?
  • The Reading Brain
  • 5 Components of Reading
  • Screening for Dyslexia
  • Structured literacy Instruction: Sounds, Sound-Symbol Correspondences, Syllable Types, Morphemes

Format Options and Costs

Participants have a choice of formats for completing this course, including:

  1. Asynchronous Online Course: complete the 6-hour course at your own pace.  Click here to enroll.
  2. Facilitated Online Course: combine the 6-hour online course with 2 hours of virtual-live sessions facilitated by a Keys trainer. Contact us (info@keystoliteracy.com) to schedule this option for your school/district, OR register to attend a scheduled course open to the public.
  3. Virtual-Live Training: participate in a 6-hour, virtual training delivered by a Keys trainer. Contact us (info@keystoliteracy.com) to schedule this option for your school/district.
  4. Live, Onsite Training: a Keys trainer will deliver a 6-hour, live training live onsite at your school/district. Contact us (info@keystoliteracy.com) to schedule this option.

Download a brochure with details and costs.

Information about the Reading Instruction (I) and Intensifying Instruction (II) Course.

Both the Reading Instruction (I) and Intensifying Instruction (II) training requirements are addressed through a customized version of our Keys to Beginning Reading course. This is an AZ approved 39-hour science-of-reading training that provides the background knowledge needed to teach all the components of beginning reading instruction, and for intensifying instruction for students with reading difficulties. Instructional suggestions are easily transferred to classroom lessons and can be integrated with any reading  curriculum or published program. The course is organized into 11 modules that cover oral language, phonology, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, reading assessment, students with reading difficulties, reading assessment, and more. Course cost includes a 460-page training manual.

Format Options and Costs

Participants have a choice of formats for completing this course, including:

  1. Asynchronous Online Course: complete the 39-hour course at your own pace.  Click here to enroll.
  2. Facilitated Online Course: combine the 39-hour online course with 12 hours of virtual-live sessions facilitated by a Keys trainer. Contact us (info@keystoliteracy.com) to schedule this option for your school/district, OR register to attend a scheduled course open to the public.
  3. Virtual-Live Training: participate in a 39-hour, virtual training delivered by a Keys trainer. Contact us (info@keystoliteracy.com) to schedule this option for your school/district.
  4. Live, Onsite Training: a Keys trainer will deliver a 39-hour, live training live onsite at your school/district. Contact us (info@keystoliteracy.com) to schedule this option.

Download a brochure with details and costs.

ACCESSING KEYS TO LITERACY PD DURING SCHOOL CLOSURES

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and the impact on our employees and the schools where we provide professional development.

During this time period when onsite, face-to-face training and coaching is not possible, we offer multiple options for accessing our literacy PD content and instructional practices.

If you are a current or new partner, explore our website or contact us to learn more about:

info@keystoliteracy.com
978-948-8511