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Structured Literacy Path: Middle and High School, In-Person – Summer Institute 2023

There is also an elementary level version of this course path!



  • Delivery mode: In-person
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section



These courses are all focused on various elements of structured literacy, providing research and strategies related to a variety of reading skills. The courses in this path will introduce you to different aspects of reading that can be applied to middle and high school instruction.

Registering for this full week of courses as a cluster will save over registering for these courses individually.

To register for the full week and take advantage of the savings, please be sure your cart says that you’re registering for the Science of Reading Path.

  • Monday 7/10: Addressing Word-Level Reading Problems with David Kilpatrick
  • Tuesday 7/11 – Wednesday 7/12: Reading Comprehension: Helping Readers Make Meaning from Text with Adam Hickey, Ed.M., M.S.Ed.
  • Thursday 7/13 – Friday 7/14: Oral Reading Fluency: A Diagnostic-Prescriptive Approach with Paul Howard, M.S.Ed.



This course is appropriate for educators who work at the middle and high school levels.



Materials will be provided on-site.



Graduate credit is included in course tuition and is granted by Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Course Information

45 Hours/PDPs
3 Graduate Credits (fee included in course tuition)
Dates/Time Price
July 10-14, 2022
8:30am - 3:00pm

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About the Instructor

David Kilpatrick

David A. Kilpatrick, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus of psychology for the State University of New York College at Cortland. He is a New York State certified school psychologist with 28 years of experience in schools. He has been teaching courses in learning disabilities and educational psychology since 1994. David is a reading researcher and the author of two books on reading, Equipped for Reading Success and Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, and is a co-editor of a third, Reading Development and Difficulties: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice.

About the Instructor

Adam Hickey, Ed.M., M.S.Ed.

Adam is currently the Landmark School research coordinator and a Landmark Outreach consultant. Previously, Adam taught American literature in addition to his administrative role as an academic advisor. Adam is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he studied language and literacy development. While studying at Harvard, he taught at the Maria L. Baldwin School in Cambridge as a reading specialist and explored the influence of early intervention on struggling readers at the elementary level. He also holds a master’s degree in education from Simmons University. Adam is a licensed reading specialist and moderate special needs educator.

About the Instructor

Paul Howard, M.S.Ed.

Paul Howard has served as the assistant early literacy department head at Landmark High School since 2015. He is trained in the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LiPS), Seeing Stars, and Visualizing and Verbalizing Programs by Patricia and Phyllis Lindamood and Nancy Bell, as well as the LETRS approach to reading instruction by Louisa Moats and Carol Tolman. Paul has taught language arts classes and one-to-one literacy tutorials at Landmark since 2007. He graduated from Gordon College with a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature. Paul holds a master’s of science in Moderate Special Education from Simmons University and is a professionally licensed special education teacher. He has taught courses on the Foundations of Reading and on Integrated Word Study both online and in person for Landmark Outreach.

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