Teaching Reading to Adults

The Teaching Reading to Adults mini-cohort focuses on what evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) is, how to assess adult learners in each of the 4 essential components of reading, and strategies for teaching EBRI. This professional development activity takes place over 8 weeks and involves an online course via Canvas and live webinars for a robust learning experience for participants.


  • Approximately 16-hour commitment (averaging about 2 hours per week for 8 weeks)
  • 4 synchronous webinars over 8 weeks
  • Weekly asynchronous work
  • CEUs and $200 stipend for completion

The Outcomes

Upon completion of this mini-cohort, you will be able to:

  • identify the four essential components of evidence-based reading and articulate their interrelationships
  • identify diagnostic assessment tasks for each of the four essential components of reading and use results to select materials and inform instruction.
  • select-level-appropriate approaches and activities for teaching the essential components to adult learners.
  • be a more skillful and reflective instructor of evidence-based reading

Interested in participating?

NOTE: This mini-cohort is being piloted in spring 2024; more details about upcoming cohorts will be available soon. Teaching Reading to Adults will also be available as an asynchronous, self-paced course for those unable to participate in the cohort; stand by for more details on the asynchronous course.