Strobel Education On-DEMAND Courses

The Brain and Reading

Why Learning to Read Is Hard and What to Do About It

The Brain and Reading On-Demand Workshop

This course explores the underlying causes of literacy failure and how understanding the connections between the brain, reading, and the English language will help.

Readable English is a research-proven accelerated reading program that uses systematic phonics and phonemic awareness to exponentially increase fluency and comprehension. Students take ownership of their learning and quickly get to grade level and beyond.

Complexities of the English Language • Cognitive Load • Orthographic Mapping

How to begin...


Work through the
course at your own pace.


Gain classroom and school strategies that get results.


Receive everything you need to execute and implement effectively.

What's in the On-Demand Course?

  • 1.5 hours of course material & video content
  • 1.5 hrs professional development Certificate of Completion
  • Access for 9 months  
  • Digital Resource Bundle with all resources 
  • Complete pre-made lesson plans, implementation blueprints, activities, etc.
  • Fillable workbook to guide you as you learn.
  • Examples of pacing and curriculum guides, proficiency scales, and assessments

In This On-Demand Course You Will Learn...

What makes a meaningful grade, methods for evolving your current classroom practice and curriculum to include regular assessments, and how standards-based grading and assessment lead to a more accurate measurement of student achievement.

  • Understand the complexities of the English language for students.
  • Students learn the 21 Readable English glyphs in just 6 weeks.
  • Students practice with the Readable English markup to develop reading accuracy and fluency.
  • Students build fluency and comprehension by converting all class materials into Readable English, until the markup is no longer needed.
  • Innovative learning activities and games.
  • A solution to address the intrinsic problems of learning to read English.
  • Willingham’s cognitive model and Stanislas Dehaene’s neuronal recycling hypothesis.
  • Remote, hybrid, and in-class options.

Don't Just Take It From Us...

“Kim is a dynamic presenter who keeps her audience highly engaged and truly understands Standards-Based Grading.”

 – M. Godbey, Principal,
Lincoln County High School

“Strobel Education has been one of the best investments we have made in the implementation of Standards-Based Grading for our teachers and students."

 – David Sturgeon, Education Director,  
Yorktown Schools, Indiana

“Kim’s depth of knowledge regarding best practices in Standards-Based Grading has aided our teachers in working through this transition. Her ability to facilitate organization and collaboration among participants fully engages teachers in developing and ‘owning’ their own work."

 – Dr. Tracy Lorey, Superintendent,
Greater Jasper Schools

Who Should Attend?

  • K-12 English-Language Arts Teachers
  • K-12 Content-Area Teachers
  • Literacy coaches and coordinators
  • Title I teachers and directors
  • ELL teachers
  • Special education teachers
  • K-12 gifted and talented teachers
  • K-12 administrators (Principals, Assistant Principals, Curriculum Directors)

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A look at The Nation’s Report Card... 

Reveals that there has been no improvement to the low reading rates of our students for the past 30 years, despite increases in special education, Title I, and school improvement grant dollars, technology, and the influx of countless intervention programs. 

  • The complexities of the English language.
  • The brain and reading – understanding cognitive load and orthographic mapping.
  • Willingham’s cognitive model and Stanislas Dehaene’s neuronal recycling hypothesis.
  • Readable English, a solution to address the intrinsic problems of learning to read English.

English is one the most difficult languages
to learn to read.

The Reading Crisis is real. Register today to become a self-proclaimed Literacy Warrior!

Send An Email About This Course to your principal or curriculum director.

Customized Live Coaching Sessions

Add coaching sessions to this online course.  

Schools love these because we can virtually coach teacher teams as they go through the on-demand course so we can support their teachers in their new learning, answer questions, and work towards full implementation.