Science of Reading-Based Professional Learning for All Educators Grades 4–8
Lexia® Aspire™ Professional Learning, grounded in the science of reading, is a flexible, self-paced, digital solution that empowers all educators to accelerate literacy skills among students in grades 4-8.
Acceleration For All
With 85% of public-school curriculum being delivered via reading text, literacy is a cornerstone for success across all core classes. Students must read well to perform well. That’s why, for both students and educators, it’s incredibly beneficial when schools integrate literacy best practices across the curriculum beyond early-elementary grades.
Based on the science of reading, Aspire is a professional learning solution designed to meet the needs of all educators in grades 4–8, from the content area and classroom educators to interventionists and ELA educators. Aspire trains all educators to weave literacy skills and strategies into their instruction so they can support learners to read, comprehend, and articulate their ideas across various subjects.
Aspire equips educators with the knowledge and skills they need to apply evidence-based strategies derived from the science of reading to a classroom of students who have varying levels of literacy competencies. Educators can also choose the content that’s most relevant to improving their students’ literacy outcomes.
In upper elementary and middle school, the focus becomes reading to learn—rather than learning to read. A teacher who’s knowledgeable and skilled in the application of the science of reading can create an equitable learning environment for all students and foster continued literacy growth.
Provided with insightful, actionable data, leaders can make more informed decisions. Aspire helps leaders visualize the impact the professional learning program has on their districts, schools, and individual educators, which enables them to target support in ways that can ultimately contribute to student success.
Choice, agency, and flexibility
Aspire’s on-demand flexible solution supports educators’ individualized needs in Structured Literacy instruction and allows districts to provide directed pathways to achieve specific goals. Courses can be revisited as needed to enhance ongoing professional learning.
Personalized, continuous, and sustained learning based on the science of reading
Every educator’s learning journey is different, just like that of their students. Educators who need additional support will receive it through personalized, scaffolded instruction, which is provided at the end of each course, ensuring they develop the skills necessary to support student literacy learning in a relevant and engaging manner.
Practical and transferable
The courses in Aspire support upper-elementary and middle-school educators with meaningful research and "Bridge to Application" opportunities. Educators are empowered to apply evidence-based concepts derived from the science of reading and best practices in daily classroom instruction with ready-to-use classroom resources.
Evidence-based content and pedagogy
Aspire uses evidence-based findings from the science of reading, which solidifies an understanding of how language and literacy systems work for adolescent students by informing the why, what, and how of effective and comprehensive instruction for better student outcomes.
Powerful data for leaders
Aspire’s powerful data enables school leaders to monitor the progression of their educators’ professional learning journey, provide direction and guidance, and celebrate their individual or collective work.
Recognition for completion
Educators’ accomplishments are recognized and celebrated with certificates of completion or proficiency based on their individual efforts. Participants can also earn up to three graduate credits from American College of Education (ACE).
Alignment with standards
Aspire courses are aligned with the International Dyslexia Association’s (IDA) Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading, and “Bridge to Application” resources are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and other state standards.
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