LETRS for Teachers

Thursday, April 27, 2023

3:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Thursday, May 11, 2023

3:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

3:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 12, 2023

3:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

3:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Thursday, December 14, 2023

3:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Registration Deadline

Friday, December 16, 2022

LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) is a professional learning course for instructors of reading, spelling, and related language skills. Teachers will complete this training over two years, working as a cohort with support from a Resource Training & Solutions staff member. The cohort will begin meeting in January 2023, with the first online training date with Lexia in early February.

LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) is composed of two volumes of content: Volume 1 (Units 1-4) and Volume 2 (Units 5-8). Each unit is organized around four components that take deep, meaningful research and bridge that research into practice in the classroom: LETRS Online Learning Platform, LETRS Bridge to Practice, LETRS Participant Manual, and LETRS Unit Trainings.

  • LETRS Online Learning Platform — Each unit in the online learning platform consists of sessions. Units 1-4 each have eight sessions, and Units 5-8 each have six sessions. To reinforce your understanding, you will complete activities throughout each session. Each online session ends with a Check for Understanding assessment.
  • LETRS Bridge to Practice activities — Each online session has a Bridge to Practice activity, where you’ll be guided to transfer what you learned to your classroom.
  • LETRS Participant Manual — The printed participant manual is a companion to the online content. You can reference the manual before, during, or after completing the online content and activities.

LETRS Unit Professional Learning Sessions (virtual) — The eight professional learning sessions align to the eight units of content in the online platform and participant manual. Each professional learning session is a two-day, three-hour training led by a highly-qualified LETRS facilitator. During a professional learning session, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Review what you’ve learned so far.
  • Take a deeper dive into LETRS content and theoretical models.
  • Engage in interactive activities to practice what you’ve learned.
  • Ask questions about the content you’ve learned so far.

How long does it take to complete LETRS? The time to complete the reading, online, and Bridge to Practice activities will vary, but as a rough guide, each volume takes approximately 48-60 hours of individual study to complete.

  • Online course (including reading/participant manual): approximately eight hours per unit.
  • Bridge to Practice application activities (online course): approximately two and a half hours per unit.
  • Live Online Unit Professional Learning Sessions: six hours per unit.
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