Slingerland® Teacher Training

comprehensive training

Teachers are drawn to the Slingerland® Approach because it brings meaning and structure to the teaching of reading and writing. Many teachers report this course provides more information, strategies, and tools for effective instruction than any undergraduate program.

Summer Training

All 2024 Slingerland® Summer Training Classes take place from 8:00am to 3:00pm, Monday - Friday, on July 1-2 and July 8-31, 2024 (no class July 3-5). 

The Slingerland® Approach is a highly effective instructional method that makes core curriculum accessible to all students. Participants in the Slingerland® summer training classes learn to prepare and deliver structured reading and writing lessons using the Slingerland® Approach, which engages the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic-tactile pathways simultaneously to enhance student academic performance. Training sessions include a hands-on teaching practicum and covers:   

  • Oral language skills  

  • Handwriting  

  • Foundational writing skills  

  • Phonemic awareness  

  • Phonics and word recognition  

  • Decoding  

  • Reading fluency 

  • Reading comprehension 

Each course level costs $3,075. For more information about registering for this class, please contact Edward Alvarran.

If using Title I funding to register, please contact Lindsey Key

To learn more about the Slingerland® Approach and classes offered by the Slingerland® Literacy Institute, please visit

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I wish I had done this [course] years ago...I feel this is one of the most beneficial training courses that I have taken.


The training is very intensive, and I highly recommend this summer program. Any reading teacher would benefit.Wendy