Over 1000 teachers trained in R2L in 2015

Participating schools in 2015: (Qld) Nundah State School, Ipswich East State School, Greenslopes State School, Albany Creek State School, Camp Hill State School, Bulimba State School, Salisbury State School, Kenmore State School, Caboolture State School, Chapel Hill State School, Inala State School, Balmoral State High School, Wynnum State High School, Narangba Valley State High School, Aviation State High School, Brisbane State High School, Albany Creek State High School, Cleveland State High School, Corinda State High School, Redcliffe State High School, Shailer Park State High School, Mitchelton State High School, Sunnybank State High School, (NSW) Blacktown Girls High School, Blacktown Boys High School, Thomas Reddall High School, Evans High School, Riverstone High School, Wingham High School.

African Reading to Learn conference

Educators from across South Africa and East Africa attended the Reading to Learn conference in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, 28-30 August. Speakers included Mike Hart, R2L Director for South Africa, Claire Acevedo, R2L Director for Europe, and leaders of the Aga Khan Foundation program in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Teacher training in 2016

Dates are rapidly filling for R2L training program in 2016. Send expressions of interest by clicking here.

R2L program tops NAPLAN literacy and numeracy

Greenslopes State School has topped NAPLAN literacy and numeracy results in Queensland and nationally. Principal Kathy Canavan said “We use the Reading to Learn across the curriculum". Click links for reports at My School, Brisbane Courier Mail and The Educator.

Sweden Summer Course

Registrations are now being taken for a 5-day intensive Reading to Learn course in Uppsala, Sweden, August 17-21, 2015. Presented by Claire Acevedo and Ann-Christin Lövstedt. Click here for more information.

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Expressions of interest are now open for the R2L Professional Learning Program in 2016. Workshops will be conducted in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, led by Dr David Rose, Director of Reading to Learn. The program includes 8 days of training workshops and classroom implementation over the year. Cost is around $1300 per teacher. Click here to register your interest.


Reading to Learn is one of the world's most powerful literacy programs. It is designed to enable all learners at all levels of education to read and write successfully, at levels appropriate to their age, grade and area of study. The Reading to Learn strategies have been independently evaluated to consistently accelerate the learning of all students at twice to more than four times expected rates, across all schools and classes, and among students from all backgrounds and ability ranges.

The program has been developed over ten years with teachers of primary, secondary and tertiary students across Australia and internationally, to integrate reading and writing with teaching the curriculum at all year levels. The strategies apply cuttting edge research in classroom learning, and language across the curriculum, in a form that is accessible, practical and meets the needs of teachers and students.

The Reading to Learn program can be accessed as a teacher professional learning program, or by ordering the teacher resource package and training DVDs directly.

This website sets out the principles of the Reading to Learn program, and the people and programs around the world. Reports and articles on the methodology can be downloaded for free, and the teacher resource package can be ordered online.