The Science of Reading Series


The HILL’s Science of Reading Professional Learning Series for Early Childhood, Primary Grades, Intermediate Grades, and Adolescent Literacy Series are Approved Courses for Mass Literacy: Open Access Professional Learning (OAPL).

Registration is Now CLOSED.

Eligible Massachusetts educators may take one of these courses at no cost, and will receive a stipend upon completion. Visit to learn more.

Eligibility: This course is open ONLY to educators who meet the requirements below and have not already taken a previous session of the HILL’s Science of Reading or Adolescent Literacy Professional Learning Series.

  • currently employed Massachusetts public school educators whose work relates to literacy, including general education teachers, special education teachers, ESL or language support teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, literacy coaches, and other school or district administrators whose work relates to literacy.
  • Massachusetts higher education faculty or administrators, employed at an approved educator preparation program, whose work relates to literacy.
  • Please see individual registration forms for grade range eligibility requirements.

Completion Requirement: Satisfactory completion is defined as attendance at no less than 20 out of 25 hours of scheduled, synchronous course time, and completion of all course assignments by Friday, August 23, 2024.  We strongly recommend reviewing the course dates before registering. In addition, all participants MUST complete DESE’s Post-Knowledge Assessment at the end of the course.

Stipend: A stipend of $450 will be paid to participants upon completion. Once your registration is confirmed, you will be asked to submit a W-9 Form so we can process the stipend when the course is complete. Please note that the stipends will be distributed in late Fall 2024. No stipends will be paid for incomplete courses.


I have come away from this training…with more knowledge about each area of effective reading instruction and feel more fully equipped to teach reading as well as support the literacy initiatives in my school… It has already had an impact on my work as specialist and coach.

Rebecca StuartReading Specialist, Newburyport Public Schools


This course has been eye opening. This information will impact my teaching as I now know that I can lay the ground work that leads students to the reading process. The application activities were essential to understanding the reading process. I will be using all of the activities moving forward.

Margaret Magennis ESL Teacher, Fitchburg Public Schools


I’ve gained a lot of knowledge about how to successfully implement phonics and phonological awareness instruction into my daily reading block, building their orthographic reading skills and building up their storage of words that become ‘sight words’ for students. 

Christine Miley-Letourneau4th Grade Teacher, Randolph Public Schools

Bring the Science of Reading Series to Your School!

Can’t make the training sessions? We can bring our virtual training directly to your school or district.
Reach out using the form below or call 888.860.0190 to talk to one of our specialists today!

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