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Top 10 Tools™

Build your understanding of the science of reading with this compact, accessible, and comprehensive suite of tools. This 10-part course covers both what to teach and how to teach it – guiding educators on how the reading brain works, and providing frameworks for developing strong reading and writing skills.

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Discover a better way to train

This holistic, immersive system, developed by Dr. Deb Glaser and a key part of the One95™ Literacy Ecosystem™, is designed to boost your understanding of the Science of Reading and dramatically improve your instruction – in less time than competing offerings.

The ten tools you need

Get to know each Top 10 Tools module, providing you with actionable, research-based insights on the core elements of literacy, including background knowledge, oral and written language, phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, writing, read alouds, and comprehension.

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Tools tailored for teachers

In only 45 hours, you’ll elevate your skills and credentials as you prepare to deliver evidence-based reading and language arts instruction and develop successful readers at every tier and in every grade.

Cut to the chase, without cutting corners

Top 10 Tools is as comprehensive as other science of reading trainings, but segmented into ten easy to use, fast to adopt tools.

Put science to work for your students

Move seamlessly from understanding why the science of reading works to bringing concepts to life in your classroom the next day.

Advance your knowledge, validate your skills

Top 10 Tools is aligned with IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards (KPS), and built to prepare you for the KPEERI exam and CERI certification.

Enjoy the freedom of flexibility

Dive into asynchronous lessons anytime, anywhere.

Showcase your skills

Earn your Top 10 Tools micro-credential, demonstrating you’ve achieved a high level of competency in Structured Literacy Instruction.

Demonstrate your commitment

Highlight your dedication to professional development while working on your own timeline.

Improve knowledge and practice

Deepen your understanding of and experience with the science of reading through cost-effective, personalized learning.

Verify your accomplishment

Provide tangible evidence of your proficiency, enhancing your job security for the job you have, or your candidacy for the job you want.

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The Top 10 Tools course helped me restructure grade-level interventions, develop connected lessons, actually use data rather than just gather it, and use many different ways to engage students. The absolute best part of the course is the impact it had on student learning. Scores are soaring as a result of the concepts, research, and practices presented throughout the course.

Mary Spiker

Kindergarten Teacher, 2017 Idaho Teacher of the Year

Trusted across the country

Top 10 Tools is more than just a better way to train teachers in the science of reading. Across the United States, departments of education have reviewed the program against specific requirements, and approved it for a variety of professional development needs.

Two great options

Choose the right package for your needs, and get started with Top 10 Tools.

Top 10 Tools Annual

Get one year of access to our standard course, which features formative and summative assessments and may be taken for 3 PD Credits/CEUs.

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Top 10 Tools IDA Accredited

This fully accredited version of Top 10 Tools provides one year of access, building on the base annual package through required readings, written responses, discussion, and the submission of lesson plans. Qualify for 4.5 CEUs in only 45 hours of training.

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Science of Reading + 95 Phonics Core Program workshops

Gain grade-level expertise in our virtual workshops that combine the latest research on the Science of Reading with the best implementation practices using our beloved 95 Phonics Core Program®.

Professional development courses

Learn with us and develop the knowledge and practices you need to implement our trusted methods and build upon the science of reading in your classroom.

Virtual product training workshops

Master effective literacy instruction with our interactive, online virtual product training – and get the most from working with the One95 Literacy Ecosystem.

Science of Reading symposia

Embrace the challenge of change with this series of in-person, regional events that brings top experts and best practices to you.


Discover live or on-demand discussions featuring new perspectives, advancements, and insights in the world of literacy.