Training

We offer training for teachers in our core programs as well as a variety of consulting services to schools and school districts. Training is offered throughout the year, either at The Reading Foundation or on-site.

Discover Reading©

Discover Reading© is a comprehensive, effective and exciting remedial reading program for students of all ages and abilities.

Training and fees:

  • Beginner Level: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, two days, $1,600 plus consulting fees
  • Basic Level: Grades 1 – 6, three and a half days, $2,500 plus consulting fees
  • Advanced Level: Grade 7 – adult, three and a half days, $2,500 plus consulting fees
  • Combined Basic and Advanced Levels: four days, $3,200 plus consulting fees

All trainees are required to engage in our consulting services. Visit our Consulting section for fees and details. An additional $200 annual licensing fee also applies. Licenses must be renewed annually. Prices are subject to change at any time. 

Optional SMART Board training: half day, $500
An additional $100 SMART Board annual licensing fee applies. Licenses must be renewed annually.

Training includes:

  • An extensive instructor's manual
  • Colour storybooks for introducing Sound Links
  • Activity booklets to reinforce each step of the process
  • Photocopying privileges for student use
  • Lesson plans for each sequence of the program
  • Informal assessments linked to the program

Discover Math™

Discover Math™ is a thorough, comprehensive program for exploring math concepts and operations. Students are provided with a clear understanding of arithmetic and mathematical concepts using a proven effective and unique methodology. Training in Discover Math™ equips teachers with new teaching methods designed to enhance students’ learning in math. Both clinical work and field trials of our math program show compelling results.

Training and fees:

  • Grades 1-6: four days, $2,500 plus consulting fees
  • Grades 1-9: four days, $3,200 plus consulting fees

All trainees are required to engage in our consulting services. Visit our Consulting section for fees and details. An additional $200 annual licensing fee also applies. Licenses must be renewed annually. Prices are subject to change at any time.

Optional SMART Board training currently available for grades 1-6, half day: $500.
An additional annually renewable $100 SMART Board licensing fee applies.

Training includes:

  • An extensive instructor's manual
  • A comprehensive resource kit
  • Photocopying privileges for student use
  • A complete set of manipulatives
  • Informal assessments linked to the program

Discover Meaning©

Discover Meaning© is a unique and thorough comprehension program that equips students with the skills to process, understand, and retain oral and written language. Training is currently available for the Advanced Level of the program, aimed at sixth grade to adult students.

Training and fees:

  • Three days: $2,500 plus consulting fees

All trainees are required to engage in our consulting services. Visit our Consulting section for fees and details. An additional $200 annual licensing fee also applies. Licenses must be renewed annually. Prices are subject to change at any time.

Training includes:

  • An extensive instructor's manual
  • Detailed lesson plans for the program
  • Student workbooks and answer keys
  • Photocopying privileges for student use

Discover Writing©

Discover Writing© allows instructors to guide their students through the writing process and expose them to a variety of different types of writing. Instructors will learn strategies to teach students how to write from mental imagery.

Training and fees:

  • Two days: $1,600 plus consulting fees

All trainees are required to engage in our consulting services. Visit our Consulting section for fees and details. An additional $200 annual licensing fee also applies. Licenses must be renewed annually. Prices are subject to change at any time.

Training includes:

  • An extensive instructor's manual
  • Sequence breakdowns for each level
  • A resource binder with strategies, guides, and templates
  • Photocopying privileges for student use

Consulting Services

Follow-up consulting is vital to the successful implementation of any of our programs into the school environment.

Based on the needs of the individual teacher or school district, we develop a consulting schedule to assist with student assessment and support trainees with program implementation. Our mentoring and coaching ensures quality program delivery and provides each teacher with the support and confidence needed to effectively deliver each of our complex and specialized programs.

Consulting service details as well as their ultimate cost will vary due to the unique nature of each project.

At a minimum, teachers trained in our programs are required to engage one of our consultants for eight half-day mentoring sessions. Our current charge for this service is $400 per half day, per program. For teachers trained in more than one program, additional consultation time and fees will apply.

SMART Board

The Discover Reading© program and grades 1 through 6 of Discover Math™ have been developed for use with SMART Boards, making them adaptive for classroom and large group instruction.