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About Top 10 Tools

About Top 10 Tools


Developed by Dr. Deb Glaser, Top 10 Tools is an online comprehensive reading course designed to immerse educators in the science of reading. This course is aligned with IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards (KPS) for Teachers of Reading and is designed to:


  • prepare educators or support personnel to provide evidence-based reading and language arts instruction

  • support schools in the process of building Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS).


Perfect for:

  • Teachers

  • Administrators

  • School Psychologists

  • Practitioners

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Speech Language Pathologists

  • Parents of Children with Dyslexia

State-Specific PD

Top 10 Tools is approved for special
state-specific professional development.

Click each state for details.




  • T10T Annual

    Our standard course.
    Valid for one year
    • One year of access.
  • T10T IDA Accredited

    IDA - Accredited Version of the Top 10 Tools Course
    Valid for one year
    • One year of access.
    • Course must be completed within one year from purchase date.
Pricing Plans

The Top 10 Tools course was AMAZING. It was absolutely the best training I have ever received. It was intensive, comprehensive, and demanding but the payoff in my learning and being able to readily apply what I was learning was worth every minute of it. . . .  It has helped me restructure grade-level interventions, develop connected lessons, actually use the data rather than just gather it, and use many different ways to engage students in the learning process. But the absolute best part of this course is the impact it has had on student learning. My scores are soaring as a result of implementing the concepts, research, and practices presented throughout the course. It is hard to explain, but I no longer feel as if something is missing in my teaching. 


Thank you for providing quality learning opportunities."

Mary Spiker


Earning a micro-credential assures that teachers have
demonstrated a high level of competency in discrete
educational skills. 

Why obtain a micro-credential?

In the world of education and seeking advanced degrees, we may find ourselves locked in a program that may or may not provide us the information we were seeking to improve our skills and knowledge. Micro-credentials are an alternative to advanced degrees and provide us with a way to take professional development of our choice that can be compiled into stackable blocks of knowledge in a particular topic. Micro-credentials demonstrate your continuing professional development, dedication and desire for improving your practice and knowledge through personalized learning.


The Reading Teacher’s Top 10 Tools is approved by Credentials Unlimited for a micro-credential. This course meets the following competencies for Structured Literacy Instruction:

  • Understand/apply in practice the general principles and practices of structured language and literacy teaching, including explicit, systematic, cumulative, teacher-directed instruction.

  • Know and apply in practice considerations for the general and specific goals of phonemic-awareness instruction.

  • Understand rationale to identify, pronounce, classify, and compare all the consonant phonemes and all the vowel phonemes of the English language. 

  • Know/apply in practice considerations for organizing word recognition and spelling lessons by following a structured phonics lesson plan.

  • Know/apply in practice considerations for systematically teaching the decoding of multisyllabic words.


How do you obtain a micro-credential?

You must successfully complete the course according to the guidelines and then you need to take the online assessment. Follow the directions for payment and taking the assessment.


To pass, you must obtain an 80% or higher on this assessment. You will have three attempts to pass this exam. If you do not pass, your payment is NOT refunded.


For more information on Credentials Unlimited, visit our website or reach us at 

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Questions about how the standard and IDA courses compare?  Click here for information.

As you consider learning with us via Top 10 Tools, please take a moment to read our Terms of Use.

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