Professional Development

PAF’s professional development focuses on multisensory techniques for teaching reading, spelling, and handwriting in the primary grades. Topics include research-based instructional practices on developing accurate decoding and fluent reading through direct explicit instruction, building vocabulary and comprehension, lesson planning, and assessments.

Courses are taught and support is given by Master Teachers with years of experience teaching PAF in public and independent schools. 

For K-5 teachers.

Districts & Schools

The goal of PAF’s professional development is to ensure effective instruction by teachers and successful reading outcomes for students. To this end, comprehensive teacher training and ongoing support can be tailored to the needs of individual schools and districts and can be delivered onsite or through synchronous platforms.

The PAF Professional Development for Districts and Schools consists of two parts:

Course (12 hours) will cover:

  • An overview of research-based multisensory techniques for teaching reading, spelling, and handwriting
  • Components of a PAF lesson at various levels in the sequence
  • Planning a PAF lesson
  • Instructional practices for developing accuracy, fluency, and comprehension
  • Administering and analyzing PAF’s curriculum-based assessments

Ongoing Support (8 hours) will include:

  • Coaching teachers based on shared videos of lessons
  • Feedback sessions
  • Lesson planning
  • Placement of students in instructional groups
  • Pacing of instruction
  • Instructional language
  • Assessments
  • Question and answer sessions

Completion of this 20-hour PAF Professional Development for Districts and Schools course is essential to the success of the program in your school or district. Thereafter, additional hours of ongoing support are available and strongly encouraged. Refer to the PAF Ongoing Support Sessions in the chart below for more information.

Additional professional development is also offered in specific aspects of the PAF curriculum, giving teachers the opportunity to dive deeper into the fundamentals of multisensory instruction. These topics include reading comprehension, syllabication, spelling, and assessments. Refer to the PAF Follow Up Training Sessions in the chart below for more information.

After the training is completed, any new staff hired by your district or school can participate in the training offered for individual teachers (see below).

Please contact us at info@pafprogram.com for further information.

Description Total Number of Hours Total Price Requirements Course Qty
(1 course = 25 participants)
Additional Teachers
PAF Professional Development for Districts and Schools 20

$12,000 for first 25 participants (#9010)

$375 for every additional participant (#9011)

1 Teacher Handbook per teacher attending

Please contact customer.service@pafprogram.com to set dates and times.

PAF Follow-up Training for schools that already received Initial PAF Professional Development Course 4

$1,890 for first 25 participants (#9030)

$75 for every additional participant (#9031)

Please contact customer.service@pafprogram.com to set dates and times and to inquire about materials.
PAF Ongoing Support Session 1

$630 for first 25 participants (#9040)

$30 for every additional participant (#9041)

Please contact customer.service@pafprogram.com to set dates and times and to inquire about materials.
PAF Ongoing Support Package 4

$1,890 for first 25 participants (#9050)

$75 for every additional participant (#9051)

Please contact customer.service@pafprogram.com to set dates and times and to inquire about materials.