Our Mission

OUR SOLUTION > Teacher Training

Boon will, on a national scale, increase the number of teachers in Grades 1-12 who have explicit, multi-sensory literacy instruction skills. Boon will also work to increase the number of childcare and preschool teachers who can foster research-proven early literacy skills. This prepares children upstream of school, with follow up in Grades 1-12 that builds on their strengths. Our training solution is outside the systemic approach to teacher preparation and professional learning, and is offered through independent learning centers, professional organizations, and selected colleges and schools of education.

Increased funding can improve student success:

Orton National Teacher Scholarships:

Offer scholarships to school teachers who seek professional learning in explicit, multi-sensory literacy instruction methods aligned with National Reading Panel recommendations, Academy of Orton-Gillingham (AOGPE), International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC), Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) and Wilson Language Training (WLT).

Rationale: Training through the networks of these national nonprofit organizations is generally unavailable in the education system's professional learning programs. Teacher trainers and teachers with this training could bring grade level reading success to the 46% of all learners that require it. This special training is provided by independent learning centers, professional organizations and selected colleges and schools of education.