Assets Teacher Training & Outreach Program

Assets will be hosting summer training classes in the Slingerland® Approach:

1st Year Introductory Comprehensive Class with Practicum
2nd Year Continuum Comprehensive Class with Practicum*
*Participants in the Comprehensive Class must have already completed the Introductory Class

June 12, 2024 - July 17, 2024
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Assets School K-8 Campus: One Ohana Nui Way, Honolulu, HI 96818
Each class level costs $3,075

The Slingerland® Approach is a highly effective classroom adaptation of the Orton-Gillingham Structured Multisensory Approach. The Comprehensive classes provide intensive training in multisensory, structured literacy instruction techniques, including the Science of Reading research and reasoning behind the methods. Participants in the Comprehensive classes learn to prepare and deliver reading and writing lessons using the Slingerland® Approach, which engages the simultaneous integration of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic pathways to enhance student academic performance. Classes include a practicum with students, demonstrations, and observations. Key instructional concepts include:

  • Oral Language Skills
  • Handwriting
  • Foundational Writing Skills
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Phonics and Word Recognition
  • Decoding
  • Reading Fluency
  • Reading Comprehension

REGISTER for Slingerland Approach Classes

Assets Teacher Training and Outreach Program (ATTOP) reaches into communities around the state, and even around the world, to collaborate and build partnerships that celebrate and support students who learn differently. We empower teachers and families by sharing strategies and skills to help these students learn and thrive.

We do it by opening those windows and helping teachers and families better understand these children — through simulations, workshops, and hands-on activities.
  • What’s it like when the symbols for letters don't translate in a meaningful and fluent manner?
  • What does over-whelmed feel like for your child?
  • What’s it like to remember everything you’ve heard and nothing you’ve read?

ATTOP workshops demystify these students and their learning differences.

  • Educators gain strategies and teaching programs that enable them to connect with these students and integrate them into classrooms effectively.
  • Families learn to better understand the world as their children see it, and then create tools that can help them and their children navigate that world confidently and productively.

There are no easy answers. But there are strategies and solutions. 

ATTOP’s mission is to share our knowledge with families and schools across the state and wherever we can help. For more information, please email

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free reading screenings

Complimentary reading screenings are available to public, private, charter, or homeschooled students from mid-kindergarten through third grade. Children who encounter challenges in reading, rhyming, and mastering the alphabet are the best candidates. The Predictive Assessment of Reading (PAR) assesses your child's reading proficiency and identifies areas where they might need more help. The screening will take place at the K-8 campus at One Ohana Nui Way and is by appointment only.


Transforming Lives Center

The Transforming Lives Center is the first private school-based full resource center on Oahu to provide comprehensive assessments of students struggling in a traditional school setting or facing academic challenges because of the pandemic.

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