LETRS Fall 2023 Cohort Year 1
WhereOrion Education & Training 13939 Diagonal Rd. Clearwater, KS. 67026
Teachers will participate in all four full days of face to face training for the 2023-2024 school year; November 8- Day 1, February 7 - Day 2, April 3 - Day 3 and June 5 - Day 4.** (The four 2024-2025 dates TBD.)
LETRS® stands for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling. LETRS® is a professional learning course from Lexia for instructors of reading, spelling, and related skills. It provides teachers with the skills they need to master the fundamentals of reading instruction – phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and language. This experience strengthens teachers’ knowledge of language structure, the development of the reading brain, and how to nurture the development of foundational literacy skills. LETRS® is not a curriculum, nor a program used to provide instruction, it builds the knowledge and skills so that teachers can be more successful with locally selected curriculum and interventions.
This course is appropriate for educators designing and providing instruction to students or coaching staff in kindergarten through 5th grade or providing instruction to students struggling to read at any grade level.
The LETRS® course is composed of two volumes and completed over 2 school years.
Teachers will complete a self-paced asynchronous online course, reading from the LETRS manual, and classroom application activities estimated to require 45-55 hours (approximately 2 hours per week) each school year.
Even if you’ve had LETRS® training before, participating in the new edition of LETRS® is beneficial because it includes the most current research around the science of reading and ensures educators understand and can apply the most up-to-date, evidence-based research.
InstructorHeather Eubank & Tanya Jacobucci
This training is FREE for any teacher, Pre-K to 12th grade, in a KSDE accredited school.
The only fee will be $15 for lunches at each in person session.
Available for 2 hours of College Credit through MNU each year for a total of 6 hours of college credit.
Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance or fees will be due; same district substitutions are allowed. If Orion is not notified of a cancellation, the district is still responsible for the enrollment fee. We understand that there can be emergencies and we will work with those on an individual basis once we have been contacted in a timely manner.