Arizona Dyslexia Designee Approved Keys to Beginning Reading: Live/Virtual

Keys to Literacy Event

Are you looking for an Arizona approved training that meets the Reading Instruction Requirement for Dyslexia Designees? This 7-day training is just what you need!

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) Understanding and Recognizing Dyslexia (URD), #2) Reading Instruction (I), and #3) Intensifying Instruction (II). This training meets the requirements for #2 and #3. Contact us or view our events for information about training for requirements #1. Click here to learn more about our approved Arizona courses.

About This Training

This is a customized version of our Keys to Beginning Reading course, approved as an AZ 39-hour (7 days) science-of-reading training. The course provides the background knowledge needed to teach all the components of beginning reading instruction. Instructional suggestions are easily transferred to classroom lessons and can be integrated with any reading curriculum or published program. Course cost includes a 460-page training manual.

Virtual-Live Format: The Keys trainer will use Zoom video conferencing to deliver this training in an interactive format using features such as breakout rooms and chat.

Training Topics:

The course is organized into 11 modules:

  • Reading Basics
  • Oral Language
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence Structure
  • Text Structure
  • Comprehension
  • Students with Reading Difficulties
  • Reading Assessment

Who should participate? Grades K-3 educators who are identified to become a Dyslexia Designee for their school. Any K-3 AZ educator interested in learning more about the science of reading and how to implement it in a classroom.

Course Schedule

Dates: January 12, February 9, February 23, March 9, March 23, April 13 & May 4, 2022

Times:  8:30 AM – 3:00 PM (AZ Time)


**Please note that training books will need to be mailed to participants.  Books will be mailed to the billing address provided, unless noted otherwise in the notes section of the online registration or sent to us by email.

*Registrations received after December 24, 2021 cannot be guaranteed a book in time for the training.


  • If you cancel 3 days or more prior to training, you will be issued a full refund.
  • No refunds will be issued for "no shows" or cancellations within 72 hours of training.
  • Substitutions accepted.

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Arizona Dyslexia Designee Approved Keys to Beginning Reading: Live/Virtual (January 12-May 4, 2022: Virtual)
January 12-May 4, 2022: Virtual
$ 999.00


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.

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