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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Navigate Kindergarten (NK)

Power Up for Reading

Navigate Readiness Materials

Navigate Kindergarten (NK) is a two-day training utilizing Payne’s Navigate Readiness (NR) and Crossing the Bridge (CTB) curricula to help teachers meet their goal of making sure their kindergarten students are ready to read by the first grade. Navigate Readiness utilizes a pre-reading curriculum in order to focus on the prevention of reading difficulties. Participants learn phonological awareness, letter recognition, and alphabet sequencing activities for students as well as oral language activities including vocabulary, comprehension, listening, and verbal expression. Additionally, participants learn multisensory techniques to develop students’ sound-symbol relationships.

CTB MaterialsCrossing the Bridge teaches trainees how to guide students across the bridge from reading readiness to reading. Trainees learn the advanced (Step 2) predictors for reading success, including lowercase alphabet introduction and reinforcement activities, advanced phonological and phonemic awareness activities including blending and unblending, advanced oral language activities leading to early writing and building solid handwriting techniques, and print concepts.

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