Builds content knowledge in STR and the aligned evidence-based instructional practices that impact a student’s literacy
achievement within the English language. This pathway also supports students learning English as a second language.
May be led by a certified ELAR or biliteracy cohort leader.
Builds teacher knowledge and skills on STR for Spanish-English bilingual classrooms. Participants master Spanish and
English evidenced-based literacy pedagogy, cross-linguistic connections, and knowledge to support student literacy
achievement in both languages. This path supports all four Texas Bilingual Education models. May only be led by a
certified biliteracy cohort leader.
This pathway is for campus or district administrators only. Builds content knowledge and skills in STR by using
information from the ELAR and Biliteracy pathways filtered through a campus leader’s lens. Participants complete
differentiated artifacts focused on identifying campus-level patterns and applying data-driven instructional change
using Reading Academies concepts. May be led by a certified ELAR or biliteracy cohort leader.
Science of Teaching Reading (STR) Pathway
This pathway is for teachers who have successfully passed the Science of Teaching Reading exam and have earned their STR certification. It allows STR-certified teachers to complete a shorter version of the Reading Academies. Participants will need to provide proof that they have passed the STR exam to their district and Authorized Provider before enrollment.