PaTTAN PA Science of Reading: Knowledge Course

PaTTAN - Online Course

Session Dates

Thursday June 01, 2023 - PaTTAN - Online Course
Monday July 31, 2023 - PaTTAN - Online Course

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This course is intended for anyone eager to understand more about the science of reading including classroom teachers, administrators, specialists, paraprofessionals, and families, and what it should look like in our Pennsylvania schools. This course also serves as part of the professional development requirement for all K-8 teachers as detailed in Pennsylvania legislation. While it is intended to address the Kindergarten through 2nd grade levels, the information is applicable to all beginning and struggling readers, regardless of age.


Participants will be able to:

  1. Define the terms science of reading and structured literacy
  2. Understand what research explains about the reading brain and the implications for instruction
  3. Identify the structured literacy components in classroom practice examples
  4. Synthesize course content to develop a personal plan for aligning practices to the science of reading

Target Audience

All Pennsylvania Educators and families of children attending Pennsylvania schools

Topics Covered: Literacy

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kelly Kapp, at 717-901-2271, or

Event Info

Event Type:

On-line Courses

Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant, Dr. Lana Edwards-Santoro

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Content Contact:

Jeanie Hertzler

Additional Info


This course is intended only for Pennsylvania residents at this time. If you are an educator from another state, we thank you for our interest in our course and encourage you to explore the many other resources we offer ALL educators. Our PaTTAN Literacy Resource Hub is an excellent resource: