The Science of Reading:

Bridging the Gap Between Research & Classroom Instruction

15 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Science of Reading

And how does it equip students to become lifelong proficient readers?

With research from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) indicating that 4th, 8th, and 12th-grade reading scores are once again abysmally low, particularly among disadvantaged students, it’s time to reflect on our teaching practices to evaluate how to support these learning gaps.

In The Science of Reading Workshop, we unpack research-based instructional practices that incorporate multiple components of literacy including word recognition, orthographic mapping, phonics decoding, and language comprehension. We package these practices in lessons that we model for you so you can see in real time how to apply scientific reading instruction in your classroom. 

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When we bridge the gap between research and reading instruction, we are better equipped to...

Nurture cognitive processes that are critical for successful reading acquisition.

When we engage with relevant scientific and neurological research about the development of reading skills and language acquisition, we are better able to design instruction that supports how the brain learns.

Identify learning gaps to modify instruction.

When we understand how proficient reading develops and why some readers have difficulty and others don’t, we’re better equipped to meet individual learning needs.

Provide opportunities for skill development across content areas

 Supporting the lateral skills in reading and comprehension create a large impact on our students’ ability to achieve and master skills in the classroom.

Promote the reading strengths and skills of ALL students

 Understanding how reading is developed as a skill helps educators determine how to support student progress.

In this self-paced online course, you and your staff will learn:

Implement Evidence-Based Instructional Tools

Learn how to plan literacy instruction by incorporating multiple reading components including letter knowledge, orthographic mapping, and structured literacy.

Pair Scientific Research with Engaging Instructional Strategies

We’ll guide you through the use of word recognition and language comprehension to support reading comprehension and development.

Build Data-Driven Lessons & Assessments

We’ll step you through how to use the provided resource library to plan activities that show mastery of skills and inform reading instruction.

Here’s what teachers and administrators are saying:

Here's what's included in this workshop:

Modeled Lessons

We model how to teach the reading lessons and the supports you need in place to be effective.

Digital Resource Bundle

Get access to digital anchor charts, videos, graphic organizers, writing prompts, and more.

Professional Development Credit

Meet your PD requirements while learning how the science of reading can improve classroom instruction and student success.

9 Months of Access

Go at your own pace and return to this course at your convenience.

The Science of Reading
Online Course Schedule

Module 1

Why Intentional Reading Instruction

Module 2

The Developing Reader's Brain

Module 3

The 4 Part Processor

Module 4

Comprehension & Complex Text

Module 5

Reflection & Implementation

Module 1

Relevant Research for the Science of Reading

Module  3

Concept & Instruction: Phonemic Awareness

Module 5

Concept & Instruction: Cueing Systems

Module  2

Structured Literacy

Module 4

Concept & Instruction: High Frequency Words

Module 6

Concept & Instruction: Reading Comprehension

Module 7

Texts and Materials for Beginning Readers

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Package 1

Individual - up to 9 Participants

Package 2

Groups of 10 - 25 Participants


Package 3


Groups of 26 - 50 Participants


Groups of 51+

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This course breaks down the relevant, complex research and provides tools to integrate science-based instruction with ease. 

When we understand how the brain functions as it learns and develops, we are better equipped to provide instruction that guides students to acquire reading and language skills. 

In this workshop, you’ll learn the science behind how our brains learn to read and the research behind evidence-based practices that support literacy skills. You’ll walk away with the step-by-step strategies, tools, and resources you need to meet the learning needs of all students.


Meet your Course instructor:

Meet Dr. Emma Gibbs

Dr. Emma Gibbs is a professional development trainer as well as a classroom teacher and travels the country sharing her wealth of knowledge and resources with educators about reading development, project-based learning, social and emotional learning, and trauma-informed practices.

She specializes in training teachers on how to place students' physical, mental, and emotional needs at the forefront while implementing evidence-based instruction in the classroom. Dr. Gibbs integrates her academic background with relevant experience in the classroom, providing engagement strategies and activities that transfer seamlessly from professional development to real-life learning environments.

Trusted by top organizations, schools, and businesses:

The Science of Reading Course is for:

  • Elementary Teachers
  • Secondary Teachers
  • Specialists
  • Administrators
  • Counselors
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Curriculum Coordinators

Let's equip our students to be proficient readers in the classroom and in their lives. 

It's time to transform reading instruction with practices that support students at all reading levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does an online course occur?

Online workshops are pre-recorded and ready when you are. Take your time or take it in all at once, you choose!

What is included with an online course?

You will receive live, pre-recorded professional development training that is high-impact and interactive. 

Additionally, you get access to the Digital Resource Bundle, which includes everything you need to launch this topic with your students and in your schools. Think mini-lessons, activities, videos, collaboration articles, and all necessary resources.  Lastly, you will get a downloadable handout to guide you through the training.

How long is my access to an online course?

Online course access continues for 180 days from the date you activate your course.

How are schools utilizing the online courses?

Most of our online course participants gain access through a school site license. Schools utilize this training in a variety of ways. Some allow self-paced PD while others utilize them during whole-staff meetings or PLCs.  Schools like the bite-sized chunks to create understanding and a shared vision.

How do I register and pay?

Individual educators may register online with a credit card or submit a downloadable registration form with a purchase order.

Groups of two or more should email the downloadable registration form to [email protected].

Can I use a purchase order?

We accept purchase orders; however, the order must be emailed to [email protected].

What is the pricing for an online course?

We have several course structures and pricing options for our online courses. The price is dependent on the number of participants. Click here for pricing options.

We can assist you in creating a blended professional learning experience facilitated by a Strobel Education consultant (additional fees may apply). For more information, contact us by phone at 812-719-4998 or by email at [email protected].

Can I purchase a site license?

Site licenses are available for schools and districts at a significantly discounted rate—Email [email protected] with questions.

After I purchase an online course, what happens next?

You will receive emails, including an order confirmation, followed by a product activation email.

This second email will walk you through creating your Online Course account. If you do not receive the emails, please check your SPAM/junk folder.

For additional help with order confirmations, contact us by phone at 812-719-998 or by email at [email protected].

How quickly can I begin the online course?

When paying with a credit card, you can access any online course immediately. If you pay with a purchase order, your access can begin in one business day.

Will I receive a Certificate of Completion?

After completing each course and the relevant feedback forms are submitted, a certificate of completion will be sent to you. You will need to check with your local authority to ensure the certificate is allowed.

Am I allowed to share my online course with others?

Sharing your log-in credentials or the on-demand course is not allowed. However, schools may purchase a site license to allow every teacher to have their own personal registration.

Do I need any special technology or equipment to participate?

No. All online courses can be accessed on any Internet-enabled device. However, we recommend that you use the most recent version of your preferred browser.

Do you have a satisfaction guarantee?

Every online course comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. If you aren’t satisfied, contact us within the first fifteen days of your purchase. After that, your money will be refunded immediately. Just email [email protected]

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