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Welcome Texas Schools

The Texas Education Agency has provided funding for K-12 public and charter schools to support their struggling readers with the Learning Ally Audiobook Solution, including high quality, human-read audiobooks and a suite of educator resources.

Professional Learning Designed with Texas in Mind

Our professional learning services are designed to help teachers maximize the power of the Learning Ally Audiobook Solution so they can help students with reading deficits unlock their full potential.

Delivered virtually by master educators and trainers, Learning Ally's professional learning services help strengthen teachers' instructional capacity so they can deliver a deeper, richer learning experience for struggling readers and promote better academic outcomes.

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Integrating Audiobooks in the Classroom

Learn proven strategies to integrate the Learning Ally audiobook solution within daily instruction.

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Create Inclusive Learning Environments for Struggling Readers with Audiobooks

Explore how to create an inclusive learning environment with a literacy community and use the features of the Learning Ally audiobook app to support students' individualized learning needs in reading.

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Motivating Emerging Readers with Audiobooks

Learn how to use our solution to remove reading barriers and motivate students to become empowered readers.

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Strategies for Using Audiobooks During Read-Alouds

Discover ways to incorporate and utilize Learning Ally audiobooks during read-alouds in all grade levels to excite students about reading.

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Setting a Purpose for Reading with Audiobooks

Discover instructional strategies designed to teach students how to identify and adjust their purpose of reading with the Learning Ally audiobook solution.

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Partnering with Families to Extend and Support Reading at Home

Explore strategies to support students and families with reading at home, especially during distance learning.

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Join the Texas Group in our Community for More Summer Webinars!

 Translanguaging in the Bilingual Early Childhood Classroom

 Dr. Rebecca Palacios, Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction | Thursday, May 27, 2021 @ 3:00 PM CT.

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 Infusing the Social Studies with Evidence Based Literacy Practices

 Dr. Elizabeth Swanson, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor  | Thursday, June 17, 2021 @ 2:00 PM CT.

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 Aligning Literacy Practices: How Districts, Campuses, and Teachers Can Collaboratively Implement the Science of Teaching Reading and Improve Outcomes for all Students

 Dr. Cherry Lee, Director of Reading in TEA Division of School Programs | Thursday, July 29, 2021 @ 10:00 AM CT.

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 Developing Comprehension Skills with Multimodal Texts

 Dr. Whitney Lawrence, Ph.D., Director of Texas Reading Academies at ESC Region 11 | Wednessday, August 4, 2021 @ 1:00 PM CT.

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For more details or to register, please contact your implementation success manager:

Esc 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 18, 19 - Rheaa Thompson | rthompson@learningally.org | 512.351.4817

Esc 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20 - Jennifer Huff | jhuff@learningally.org | 214.206.9351

Supporting students with reading deficits, such as dyslexia

The Learning Ally audiobook solution is an essential multi-sensory accommodation that bridges the gap between students' ability to decode and their ability to comprehend, so they can access grade-level content with their peers. Our human-read audiobooks help students reach their academic potential by allowing them to focus on comprehension, retention and critical thinking, rather than the mechanics of reading.

How do I get started?

Enroll Today to access the Learning Ally Educator Portal or Log in Now. To ensure Learning Ally is helping your students succeed, explore our easy, three-step Implementation Success Plan or walk through it with a school success coach on Tuesdays at 3:30 et or Thursdays at 5:00 et.

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Texas educator Laura Younts of Hays Cisd explains how she implemented the Learning Ally Audiobook Solution to transform her classroom to support students with reading deficits to reach their full potential.

Students can download and read audiobooks anytime, anywhere

Students can add any of our more than 80,000 audiobooks to their personal online bookshelf, including classic literature, popular fiction and an array of educational titles. They can then login to our free app and download books from their bookshelf directly to their home or school-issued computer or mobile device, giving them access to this essential reading accommodation anytime, anywhere! The Learning Ally Audiobook Solution is compatible with PC, Mac, Chromebooks, Android and iOS devices.

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TEA-Adopted and Featured Titles

The Learning Ally Audiobook Solution includes a wide range of TEA-adopted textbooks for a variety of courses and grade-levels, all in a format students with reading deficits can easily absorb.

Texas Education Agency Instructional Materials

Texas Education Agency: Featured Titles

Audio versions of instructional materials adopted under Proclamation 2010 forward must be ordered through the EMAT/EVI system. Audio versions adopted prior to Proclamation 2010 will continue to be ordered from Learning Ally, formerly known as Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic. Contact Customer Care at 800-221-4792.

Get Started Resources for Educators and Students

Use the following resources to motivate students, share results with parents, and create a culture of reading in your school. More educators added to your school account will help you add and engage more readers. Spread the word at your school!

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Upcoming Events


On-Demand Until December 1, 2021.

Spotlight on Dyslexia is perfect for any K-12 educator or administrator who wants to learn more about dyslexia, the science of reading and building a culture of literacy.

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July 21, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT.

edWebinar: "The View of Education from a Student with Dyslexia Turned Educator"

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Texas Implementation Success Team

Rheaa Thompson

Implementation Success Manager

Rheaa Thompson | rThompson@LearningAlly.org
Jennifer Huff

Implementation Success Manager

Jennifer Huff | jHuff@LearningAlly.org