Thank You

Payne relies on generous grants and donations to help underwrite the costs of training for teachers. Here are some of this year's supporters:

  • E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Foundation
  • Inasmuch Foundation
  • Sarkeys Foundation
  • Kirkpatrick Family Fund
  • Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma
  • The Anschutz Foundation
  • Peggy & Nick Duncan
  • Pi Beta Phi Foundation
  • The Vose Foundation

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"These workshops are full of wonderful multisensory approaches to help children develop a stronger foundation in Phonemic Awareness. After almost 20 years of teaching, this workshop opened my eyes to many different techniques to help all of my students."

Lisa | Teacher


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Did you know that 1 in 5 Oklahomans is functionally illiterate, but that 90% of at-risk children can overcome their reading difficulties if they receive comprehensive reading intervention by the third grade? 

Payne Education Center believes properly trained teachers are the key to preventing reading difficulties in children, which is why Payne offers training to help teachers provide evidence-based instruction in the classroom, identify reading issues early, and administer proper remediation techniques. 


  • staffs highly skilled Qualified Instructors (QIs), who teach all Payne trainings.
  • provides quality researched-based curricula using Structured Multisensory Language techniques, which incorporate the rules of the English language with a 3-dimensional experience using speech, hearing, touch, and movement. 
  • updates its curricula to ensure teachers in the classroom are meeting best practice standards for teaching reading, writing, and spelling, all while maintaining compliance with necessary state and federal standards.
  • is the teacher training expert when it comes to reading, as it has trained over 18,000 teachers in Oklahoma and surrounding states. 
  • serves as the go-to community resource in Oklahoma for information on dyslexia and the best practices for teaching children to read.

Ways to increase your knowledge and skills:

See our Training Calendar for current training opportunities!