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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discover more professional learning
Get ready to master effective instruction and catalyze progress for your program and students.
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.