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Professional Development

Maximize the impact of your
Building Wings product with
help from our expert team.

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Get the Support You Deserve

When you partner with Building Wings, you have our support from day one. Get help from our expert team implementing our products in your classroom, school, or district—and ensure students achieve the breakthroughs they’re capable of.



Receive full on-site product training from a Building Wings coach—or use our professional development resources to facilitate your own.



It can be difficult to hire substitutes or devote a full day to training. But you can still get comprehensive support with our flexible scheduling options.

CE Eligible

CE Eligible

You can earn state-approved continuing education credits (or equivalent) when you attend Building Wings professional development sessions.

““It’s not very often that I leave a training already with ideas about HOW to implement what I learned into what I am already doing. Thank you!””

Choose Your Ideal Training Format

We deliver professional development in different formats, allowing you to choose the approach that will best accommodate your schedule and objectives. To schedule a session, choose a training option below.

Classroom <br/>Coaching


A Building Wings facilitator co-teaches with an educator in their classroom, using their planned curriculum and the product.

Student </br>Coaching


A Building Wings facilitator coaches students and teachers during lessons in your computer lab, with several classes rotating throughout the day.

Traditional </br>Staff Training

Staff Training

Option 1: Two to four groups of staff rotate in for the same training. Option 2: One group of staff trains all day with broader content.

Virtual Coaching <br/>
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Virtual Coaching

(First Author Only)

A Building Wings facilitator provides virtual training on First Author to educators during two live webinars and multiple phone meetings.

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Karen A. Erickson, Ph.D.​

Karen A. Erickson, Ph.D. is Director of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. Her focus is on understanding the best ways to assess and teach reading and writing to children with the most severe disabilities. As a special education teacher, Dr. Erickson has worked to support students with a range of disabilities in a variety of classroom settings, particularly students who do not use speech as their primary means of communication.


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