Code Emphasis Reading Program

Learning to read saves lives

Designed for Parents and Teachers!

The Course

This course provides participants with a 5-step systematic, explicit and multisensory approach in phonics instruction ready for immediate classroom implementation. The steps are engaging and motivational for both teachers and students. They include drills for practice, phonics concepts, spelling and reading from decodable text.

Research over the last 30 years has indicated that most reading difficulties can be prevented, and among those that cannot be prevented, poor readers can make far greater progress than we have been experiencing in our schools. Equipped for Reading Success; David Kilpatrick, PhD 2020


This course is approved for 11.75 hours of Michigan Continuing Education Credits.

About The Founder

Julie Dinan has been licensed to teach since 1993. She holds a Bachelor's of Arts Degree from John Carroll University in 1987 and a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Madonna University in 1992. She completed her Masters of Education Learning Disabilities at Wayne State University in 2001.

Ms. Dinan has taught in a variety of positions since 1993. This includes English as a Second Language and high school completion courses. Since 2004, she has worked with Lakeview Public Schools in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Ms. Dinan has worked to reform and redirect the efforts of the school district’s reading instructional practices with proven results.

In 2019, Ms. Dinan was elevated to the position of Lakeview Public Schools Teacher Consultant where she works with new and experienced teachers to improve classroom delivery and student success.

All of her experience and research led her to launch That's What I Heard, LLC. The mission of That's What I Heard is to train teachers and parents explicit and systematic reading strategies. Using proven techniques and bringing her drive into the classroom gives all teachers a platform to start their students on a path to easier and faster language mastery.

Ms. Dinan is a masters rower and avid cyclist. She is married with three kids and lives in the Metro Detroit area.

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"I understand fully what was taught and the research behind it. I was open to new learning, but nervous about the changes it would bring. After the training, I feel ready to dive right in."

"I like the systematic approach to reading instruction, and find the multisensory approach very useful."

"Julie was engaging with lots of real life examples and scenarios, this was a BIG training."

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