IMSE in Southfield Launches Updated Literacy Programs

IMSE, a provider of structured literacy professional development and classroom programs based in Southfield, announced it has launched new IMSE Impact structured literacy programs to enable educators to impact literacy starting day one.
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A female teacher of Asian ethnicity is helping her student with a book. They are at their school library.
Southfield’s IMSE has released new programming to help educators make impacts on literacy starting day one. // Stock Photo

IMSE, a provider of structured literacy professional development and classroom programs based in Southfield, announced it has launched new IMSE Impact structured literacy programs to enable educators to impact literacy starting day one.

Based on the latest research in the science of reading, IMSE Impact incorporates the Orton-Gillingham methodology and all five pillars of literacy — plus language comprehension, spelling, and writing — to drive measurable gains for all students.

IMSE Impact is comprised of evidence-based professional development and student materials and coursework that are uniquely combined and fully aligned. IMSE Impact programs include Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus for grades K-3, Morphology Plus for grades 3-5, and Phonological Awareness, which addresses the key elements of literacy instruction in the classroom, for all grades.

It has incorporated an updated scope and sequence for its Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus program, introducing easier sounds first so that students can quickly gain confidence. The sequence is still organized so that after four weeks, students can start writing words, and after nine weeks, they are able to start writing sentences.

“Research shows that when students achieve quick wins, they build confidence,” says Janice Kohler, chief academic officer for IMSE. “By creating more age-appropriate instruction throughout the program and setting more realistic expectations for students, we are working to make learning to read an easier and more positive experience for students and teachers alike.”

It implemented feedback from district and school administrators, as well as educators, to ensure that IMSE Impact Structured Literacy Programs deliver even more value to districts, schools, educators, and students. As a result, IMSE Impact has been streamlined to make the transition from teacher training to literacy instruction even easier for teachers and more effective for students.

“We take feedback from our customers very seriously and have been incorporating teachers’ suggestions into our curriculum development,” says Jeanne Jeup, co-founder of IMSE. “We know that educators have so much on their plates and need their professional development to be efficient and implementable from day one in the classroom.

“By providing more complete notes around each concept, the updated IMSE Impact programs are designed to simplify instruction for the individual teacher while helping ensure program fidelity across a school or district.”

For those educators who wish to complete their Structured Literacy training before the launch of the newly-revised IMSE Impact Structured Literacy programs in June 2022, IMSE is offering a package of incentives, resources, and new content guides to ensure that every teacher trained before June 2022 is fully aligned on the latest Science of Reading research and classroom implementation. For more information, visit imse.com.

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