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Our event center in Lynnwood is currently closed, and due to travel restrictions our staff will not be traveling to schools or conferences to train teachers for the 2020-2021 school year.

We are now offering (and expanding) online training and consulting opportunities.

We also offer resources for you on our blog.

How to Get Trained:

Online Training

1. Program Overview

In this brief overview, Sarah Collinge explains the design of the program, including: text selection, comprehension, the daily schedule, and the scope and sequence.  A complimentary course for teachers, administrators, and parents new to the program.

Online Training

2. Raising the Standards Book Study

Purchase the book Raising the Standards Through Chapter Books: The C. I. A. Approach and use this video book study to learn how to use the program in your classroom, grades 3-6.  Complimentary for teachers, administrators, and homeschool parents.

Video Conference

3. Schedule time with Sarah Collinge

Want to schedule a Zoom meeting for your staff or need to bring another person into your planning conversation?  Invite Sarah to be a partner in your work!  Perfect for Q & A, consulting, and assistance with planning and scheduling.  

Full Training List

More Online Courses Available

We are continually expanding our coursework for teachers, administrators, parents, and students.  If you have a special request, please contact us!  

Online Video Unit, Maniac Magee

Take a Look at Online Learning

Sarah offers a complimentary online video unit for the book Maniac Magee.  Perfect for using with your students, or to give you a vision for what online learning might look like with the Read Side by Side Reading Program.

Also read our blog articles with online learning tips!

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Kristin Dewitte
Administrator, Seattle, WA

I have never seen a program work for native children and children of color the way this program does.  It is a culturally responsive, gap closing curriculum.

Marie Morse
Administrator, Worcester, MA

We love the program and the growth we are seeing in our students.

Hillary Cullen
3rd Grade Teacher, Sunnyside, WA

This program sets the bar for reading instruction.  It truly enables our students to fall in love with reading again.

Haley Maxfield
3rd Grade Teacher, Deer Park, WA

I am so excited about this program because my students are begging me to read!  I have never experienced this with any other curriculum.

Lindsay Buff
4th Grade Teacher, Everett, WA

The C. I. A. Approach allows readers of all levels to access texts with rich vocabulary and plot.  With this program, I am better able to serve my students.

Shelby Liesing
5th Grade Teacher, Mukilteo, WA

I have watched this program turn poor readers into strong readers.  Students that once told me they hated reading now can’t wait till we begin book groups.  Thank you for being willing to put out a program that allows students to fall in love with reading and understand what it is they are reading.

Melissa Petersen
Teacher, Toppenish, WA

I use this program with my special education students and have witnessed the success and joy it gives them.

Ellen Tennis
Homeschool Teacher & Parent

This method is wonderful for homeschooling parents because the units are scripted out, and the path to independence is clear.  

Plus-Plus Tutoring

The C. I. A. units of study offer a research-based approach to reading comprehension that has resulted in various success stories. There is no other process that utilizes and combines numerous reading strategies in order to meet the needs of students on all reading levels.