LETRS® - Kansas Science of Reading Professional Learning Course


Wednesday, June 7, 8:30am – 3:30pm


Orion Education & Training 13939 Diagonal Road - Clearwater, KS 67026


*You must register on November 2, 2022 Click Here*

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.

The Kansas Science of Reading Professional Learning Course with LETRS® is available free of charge to teachers who design and provide direct instruction to students in grades K-3.


• 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. However, KSDE ESSER funding only pays for the training of K-3rd grade teachers.

• 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. Estimated Time to Complete Each Unit

• In addition to the online course, teachers will also participate in 24 hours of live training provided in 4 full days distributed throughout 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.

Any 4-12 teacher, administrator, or reading specialist can register. The cost will be $1,650 for members and $2,900 for non-members. Plus $15 per person per meeting to cover the cost of lunch. This includes EIGHT days of training over the next TWO years, the LETRS materials costs and access to the online course.

Registration is DUE soon in order to provide ample time for material delivery and pre-course work online.


Heather Eubank & Tanya Jacobucci


K-3 Teacher fee: FREE (Paid for by KSDE) additional fee $15 per person per meeting for lunch
4-12 Teacher fee: The cost will be $1,650 for members and $2,900 for non-members. Plus $15 per person per meeting to cover the cost of lunch 

Available for 3 hours of College Credit through MNU. 

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.

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