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IMSE Asynchronous Courses


IMSE Asynchronous Courses 

IMSE offers asynchronous courses to educators who are looking for professional development, but are unable to attend a live-virtual or in-person training due to their busy schedule. These courses can be started, paused, and resumed over time so that educators can work at their own pace. 


  • Phonological Awareness
  • Writing/Grammar
  • Dyslexia Overview
  • Support & Intervention for Struggling Readers

Phonological Awareness

Designed for
General and special education
teachers grades pre-K-5  

To Teach  
Grades pre-K-5  

12.5 hours

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Designed for
Educators grades 3-6

Middle or high school

To Teach  
Grades 3-6  

6 hours

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Dyslexia Overview

Designed for
Educators needing an introduction on dyslexia

2 hours

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Intervention & Support for Struggling Readers

Designed for
IMSE-Trained Educators working
with Intervention Students

To Teach
Grades K-6

9 Hours

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IMSE Asynchronous Course Descriptions

IMSE Phonological Awareness Digital Course


IMSE Impact Phonological Awareness Training is offered in an asynchronous version that is hands-on, interactive, and delivered digitally to your profile. Teachers will learn to evaluate students in alphabet awareness, including letter recognition and sound recognition. Please note that while the training itself is delivered digitally, physical materials will be delivered to participants so they can complete the course.

Participants must take and pass a quiz accessible through their account via the 'My Trainings' tab to receive a certificate of achievement for this course. Participants will receive two opportunities to take the quiz. If, after two attempts, the quiz is failed, please contact IMSE for the next steps.

Participants who receive a passing score on their final assessment are eligible to purchase 1 hour of graduate credit through Ashland University. 


  • 12+ hours of video course content accessible for 6 months after purchase
  • IMSE Phonological Awareness Manual and practice packet
  • Equipped for Reading Success by Dr. David Kilpatrick
  • Tokens
  • Mirror
  • Sounds of the English language online video

In addition to the IMSE materials that will be mailed to you, you will need:

  • Computer with camera and sound (cellphones and tablets are not recommended) 
  • 3-4 highlighters
  • Sticky notes 

Please note that materials and shipping are included in the cost of the course. 

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IMSE Writing/Grammar Digital Course


IMSE’s Writing and Grammar online video course provides in-depth instruction and practice on grammar and composition over the course of 6 hours. The topics include parts of speech, punctuation, capitalization, sentence writing, the writing process, paragraph writing, and essay writing.  A digital manual and practice packet (PDFs) are included. Six-month access to this online video course gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Learn from an IMSE Level 4 Master Instructor! The course is ideal for teachers in grades 3-6 as well as middle school or high school intervention. 


  • Pre-recorded 6 hour video training led by an IMSE Master Instructor
  • PDF copy of IMSE Writing and Grammar Manual
  • PDF copy of IMSE Writing and Grammar Practice Packet

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IMSE Dyslexia Overview Course


This two-hour asynchronous course is designed for educators to become acquainted with dyslexia, as defined by the New Jersey Administrative Code. The myths of dyslexia are dispelled by looking at the reading brain and the research that tells us how to support a learner with dyslexia. This session provides multimodal learning strategies that best service students. The importance of the Five Essentials of Reading is emphasized, with demonstrations of instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, and vocabulary. There is an 11-question multiple-choice assessment that follows the video.

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Intervention & Support for Struggling Readers Course


This course is designed to provide knowledge and strategies for intensifying instruction in reading and spelling. This course supplements the Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus course by helping participants identify areas of need for struggling readers and the strategies and instruction best suited for intervention. This asynchronous course is approximately 9 hours long.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to identify the importance of building automaticity in the subskills of reading for fluency and comprehension; use data to identify reading issues in order to provide interventions that are differentiated for intensity and focus; use strategies for building intellectual capacity in students; carefully monitor student performance, and provide timely affirmations and feedback.

The Modules will include: 

  • Introduction and Research
  • MTSS:  Multi-Tiered System of Supports
  • Building Fluency: A Multi-layered Approach
  • Intervention Activities
  • Advanced Word Reading Skills
  • Building Intellectual Capacity

Requirements for taking this course: Participants must have taken the Introductory, Comprehensive or Comprehensive OG+ Training in order to purchase this course.

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