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*Please note that LETRS Unit 1 virtual training must be completed prior to registering for LETRS Unit 2! Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) addresses the structures of English language, the cognitive processes of learning to read, and the teaching practices proven effective in preventing and remediating reading difficulties, including dyslexia. Authored by Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman, this comprehensive professional development addresses the five essential components of effective reading instruction, plus writing, with a focus on translating research to classroom application. LETRS consists of eight total Units. Each Unit includes 12 hours online content, a textbook, opportunities to check understanding, a quiz, reflections on learning with application in the classroom, and a portfolio, and face to face training. LETRS® is a professional development course that bridges deep, meaningful research into practical classroom success. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student. LETRS can be used regardless of the literacy program in use. Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English • Phonology related to reading and spelling • How phonological skills develop • The importance of phonemic awareness • What the consonant and vowel phonemes of the English language • Recognize and respond to errors of English Learners and dialect speakers • Recognize how allophonic variation in speech affects students’ spelling • How phonological skills should be taught and which ones should be assessed More
Starts Starts: 10/26/2020 1:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
Closed Enrollment
 
*Please note that LETRS Unit 1 virtual training must be completed prior to registering for LETRS Unit 2! Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) addresses the structures of English language, the cognitive processes of learning to read, and the teaching practices proven effective in preventing and remediating reading difficulties, including dyslexia. Authored by Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman, this comprehensive professional development addresses the five essential components of effective reading instruction, plus writing, with a focus on translating research to classroom application. LETRS consists of eight total Units. Each Unit includes 12 hours online content, a textbook, opportunities to check understanding, a quiz, reflections on learning with application in the classroom, and a portfolio, and face to face training. LETRS® is a professional development course that bridges deep, meaningful research into practical classroom success. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student. LETRS can be used regardless of the literacy program in use. Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English • Phonology related to reading and spelling • How phonological skills develop • The importance of phonemic awareness • What the consonant and vowel phonemes of the English language • Recognize and respond to errors of English Learners and dialect speakers • Recognize how allophonic variation in speech affects students’ spelling • How phonological skills should be taught and which ones should be assessed More
Starts Starts: 10/27/2020 1:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
Closed Enrollment
 
Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) addresses the structures of English language, the cognitive processes of learning to read, and the teaching practices proven effective in preventing and remediating reading difficulties, including dyslexia. Authored by Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman, this comprehensive professional development addresses the five essential components of effective reading instruction, plus writing, with a focus on translating research to classroom application. LETRS consists of eight total Units. Each Unit includes 12 hours online content, a textbook, opportunities to check understanding, a quiz, reflections on learning with application in the classroom, and a portfolio, and face-to-face training. LETRS? is a professional development course that bridges deep, meaningful research into practical classroom success. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student. LETRS can be used regardless of the literacy program in use. Unit 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read • Why reading is difficult • The connection between language and literacy • What the brain does when a person is reading • The skills that support proficient reading • How children learn to read and spell • Major types of reading difficulties • How to use assessment for prevention and early intervention • Using assessment to differentiate instruction More
Starts Starts: 10/28/2020 3:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 10 SEMI and 1.5 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
Closed Enrollment
 
*Please note that LETRS Unit 3 virtual training must be completed prior to registering for LETRS Unit 4! Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) addresses the structures of English language, the cognitive processes of learning to read, and the teaching practices proven effective in preventing and remediating reading difficulties, including dyslexia. Authored by Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman, this comprehensive professional development addresses the five essential components of effective reading instruction, plus writing, with a focus on translating research to classroom application. LETRS consists of eight total Units. Each Unit includes 12 hours online content, a textbook, opportunities to check understanding, a quiz, reflections on learning with application in the classroom, and a portfolio, and face to face training. LETRS® is a professional development course that bridges deep, meaningful research into practical classroom success. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student. LETRS can be used regardless of the literacy program in use. Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition • Advanced word study • Position-based spelling correspondences and other orthographic conventions • Phoneme-grapheme mapping • How six syllable types and how should be taught • Distinguish syllables from morphemes • Suffix rules • Spelling screeners and how to interpret the results • Best practices for teaching spelling • Relationship between reading fluency and reading comprehension • Building word, sentence, and passage reading fluency • Interpret phonological, phonics, spelling and fluency data • Aligning practices with scientific evidence More
Starts Starts: 10/28/2020 1:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 10 SEMI and 1.5 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
Closed Enrollment
 
*Please note that LETRS Unit 3 virtual training must be completed prior to registering for LETRS Unit 4! Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) addresses the structures of English language, the cognitive processes of learning to read, and the teaching practices proven effective in preventing and remediating reading difficulties, including dyslexia. Authored by Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman, this comprehensive professional development addresses the five essential components of effective reading instruction, plus writing, with a focus on translating research to classroom application. LETRS consists of eight total Units. Each Unit includes 12 hours online content, a textbook, opportunities to check understanding, a quiz, reflections on learning with application in the classroom, and a portfolio, and face to face training. LETRS® is a professional development course that bridges deep, meaningful research into practical classroom success. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student. LETRS can be used regardless of the literacy program in use. Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition • Advanced word study • Position-based spelling correspondences and other orthographic conventions • Phoneme-grapheme mapping • How six syllable types and how should be taught • Distinguish syllables from morphemes • Suffix rules • Spelling screeners and how to interpret the results • Best practices for teaching spelling • Relationship between reading fluency and reading comprehension • Building word, sentence, and passage reading fluency • Interpret phonological, phonics, spelling and fluency data • Aligning practices with scientific evidence More
Starts Starts: 10/29/2020 1:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 10 SEMI and 1.5 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
Closed Enrollment
 
The MDE, through the Office of Early Childhood), is offering four free webinars Are You Engaged? Putting a “Virtual Ring” on Family Engagement and Relationships. This one-hour TEAMS webinar will feature ways districts, schools, and centers can continue the implementation of the Family Engagement efforts virtually. Participants will receive practical information and strategies to continue family engagement and build meaningful relationships with families. This one-hour webinar is available to ALL birth-young adult providers, administrators, center directors, family/parent liaisons, Head Start and child care providers.  One (1) contact hour will be offered at no cost. Registered participants will receive a Microsoft TEAMS link by email. More
Starts Starts: 10/29/2020 2:30 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 75 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 75 seats
 
The MDE, through the Office of Early Childhood), is offering four free webinars Are You Engaged? Putting a “Virtual Ring” on Family Engagement and Relationships. This one-hour TEAMS webinar will feature ways districts, schools, and centers can continue the implementation of the Family Engagement efforts virtually. Participants will receive practical information and strategies to continue family engagement and build meaningful relationships with families. This one-hour webinar is available to ALL birth-young adult providers, administrators, center directors, family/parent liaisons, Head Start and child care providers.  One (1) contact hour will be offered at no cost. Registered participants will receive a Microsoft TEAMS link by email. More
Starts Starts: 10/30/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 75 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 75 seats
 
Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) addresses the structures of English language, the cognitive processes of learning to read, and the teaching practices proven effective in preventing and remediating reading difficulties, including dyslexia. Authored by Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman, this comprehensive professional development addresses the five essential components of effective reading instruction, plus writing, with a focus on translating research to classroom application. LETRS consists of eight total Units. Each Unit includes 12 hours online content, a textbook, opportunities to check understanding, a quiz, reflections on learning with application in the classroom, and a portfolio, and face-to-face training. LETRS? is a professional development course that bridges deep, meaningful research into practical classroom success. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student. LETRS can be used regardless of the literacy program in use. Unit 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read • Why reading is difficult • The connection between language and literacy • What the brain does when a person is reading • The skills that support proficient reading • How children learn to read and spell • Major types of reading difficulties • How to use assessment for prevention and early intervention • Using assessment to differentiate instruction More
Starts Starts: 11/2/2020 3:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 10 SEMI
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
Closed Enrollment
 
*Please note that LETRS Unit 4 virtual training must be completed prior to registering for LETRS Unit 5! Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) addresses the structures of English language, the cognitive processes of learning to read, and the teaching practices proven effective in preventing and remediating reading difficulties, including dyslexia. Authored by Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman, this comprehensive professional development addresses the five essential components of effective reading instruction, plus writing, with a focus on translating research to classroom application. LETRS consists of eight total Units. Each Unit includes 12 hours online content, a textbook, opportunities to check understanding, a quiz, reflections on learning with application in the classroom, and a portfolio, and face to face training. LETRSฎ is a professional development course that bridges deep, meaningful research into practical classroom success. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student. LETRS can be used regardless of the literacy program in use. Unit 5: The Mighty Word – Oral Language and Vocabulary • The relationship among vocabulary knowledge, background knowledge, oral language proficiency, and reading comprehension • Mental map of a well-known word • Words that should be taught directly • Introducing new words • Effective practice of new words • Creating a language-rich classroom More
Starts Starts: 11/2/2020 1:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 1.5 SEMI and 10 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
Closed Enrollment
 
*Please note that LETRS Unit 4 virtual training must be completed prior to registering for LETRS Unit 5! Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) addresses the structures of English language, the cognitive processes of learning to read, and the teaching practices proven effective in preventing and remediating reading difficulties, including dyslexia. Authored by Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman, this comprehensive professional development addresses the five essential components of effective reading instruction, plus writing, with a focus on translating research to classroom application. LETRS consists of eight total Units. Each Unit includes 12 hours online content, a textbook, opportunities to check understanding, a quiz, reflections on learning with application in the classroom, and a portfolio, and face to face training. LETRS? is a professional development course that bridges deep, meaningful research into practical classroom success. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student. LETRS can be used regardless of the literacy program in use. Unit 5: The Mighty Word – Oral Language and Vocabulary • The relationship among vocabulary knowledge, background knowledge, oral language proficiency, and reading comprehension • Mental map of a well-known word • Words that should be taught directly • Introducing new words • Effective practice of new words • Creating a language-rich classroom More
Starts Starts: 11/3/2020 1:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 1.5 SEMI and 10 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: 33 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
The MDE, through the Office of Early Childhood), is offering four free webinars Are You Engaged? Putting a “Virtual Ring” on Family Engagement and Relationships. This one-hour TEAMS webinar will feature ways districts, schools, and centers can continue the implementation of the Family Engagement efforts virtually. Participants will receive practical information and strategies to continue family engagement and build meaningful relationships with families. This one-hour webinar is available to ALL birth-young adult providers, administrators, center directors, family/parent liaisons, Head Start and child care providers.  One (1) contact hour will be offered at no cost. Registered participants will receive a Microsoft TEAMS link by email. More
Starts Starts: 11/3/2020 2:30 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 75 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 75 seats
 
Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) addresses the structures of English language, the cognitive processes of learning to read, and the teaching practices proven effective in preventing and remediating reading difficulties, including dyslexia. Authored by Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman, this comprehensive professional development addresses the five essential components of effective reading instruction, plus writing, with a focus on translating research to classroom application. LETRS consists of eight total Units. Each Unit includes 12 hours online content, a textbook, opportunities to check understanding, a quiz, reflections on learning with application in the classroom, and a portfolio, and face-to-face training. LETRS? is a professional development course that bridges deep, meaningful research into practical classroom success. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student. LETRS can be used regardless of the literacy program in use. Unit 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read • Why reading is difficult • The connection between language and literacy • What the brain does when a person is reading • The skills that support proficient reading • How children learn to read and spell • Major types of reading difficulties • How to use assessment for prevention and early intervention • Using assessment to differentiate instruction More
Starts Starts: 11/4/2020 3:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 10 SEMI and 1.5 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: 18 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
*Please note that LETRS Unit 1 virtual training must be completed prior to registering for LETRS Unit 2! Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) addresses the structures of English language, the cognitive processes of learning to read, and the teaching practices proven effective in preventing and remediating reading difficulties, including dyslexia. Authored by Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman, this comprehensive professional development addresses the five essential components of effective reading instruction, plus writing, with a focus on translating research to classroom application. LETRS consists of eight total Units. Each Unit includes 12 hours online content, a textbook, opportunities to check understanding, a quiz, reflections on learning with application in the classroom, and a portfolio, and face to face training. LETRSฎ is a professional development course that bridges deep, meaningful research into practical classroom success. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student. LETRS can be used regardless of the literacy program in use. Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English • Phonology related to reading and spelling • How phonological skills develop • The importance of phonemic awareness • What the consonant and vowel phonemes of the English language • Recognize and respond to errors of English Learners and dialect speakers • Recognize how allophonic variation in speech affects students’ spelling • How phonological skills should be taught and which ones should be assessed More
Starts Starts: 11/4/2020 3:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 10 SEMI and 1.5 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
Closed Enrollment
 
*Please note that LETRS Unit 6 virtual training must be completed prior to registering for LETRS Unit 7! Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) addresses the structures of English language, the cognitive processes of learning to read, and the teaching practices proven effective in preventing and remediating reading difficulties, including dyslexia. Authored by Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman, this comprehensive professional development addresses the five essential components of effective reading instruction, plus writing, with a focus on translating research to classroom application. LETRS consists of eight total Units. Each Unit includes 12 hours online content, a textbook, opportunities to check understanding, a quiz, reflections on learning with application in the classroom, and a portfolio, and face to face training. LETRSฎ is a professional development course that bridges deep, meaningful research into practical classroom success. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student. LETRS can be used regardless of the literacy program in use. Unit 7: Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction • The balance of foundational skills with language comprehension • Which comprehension strategies are supported by research • Effective strategies during and after reading • Student generated questions before, during, and after reading • The importance of generating questions that deepen understanding of text • Reread and revisit text for various purposes • The process for planning an entire reading comprehension lesson • Adapting instruction or special populations More
Starts Starts: 11/4/2020 1:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 1.5 SEMI and 10 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
Closed Enrollment
 
Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) addresses the structures of English language, the cognitive processes of learning to read, and the teaching practices proven effective in preventing and remediating reading difficulties, including dyslexia. Authored by Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman, this comprehensive professional development addresses the five essential components of effective reading instruction, plus writing, with a focus on translating research to classroom application. LETRS consists of eight total Units. Each Unit includes 12 hours online content, a textbook, opportunities to check understanding, a quiz, reflections on learning with application in the classroom, and a portfolio, and face-to-face training. LETRS? is a professional development course that bridges deep, meaningful research into practical classroom success. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student. LETRS can be used regardless of the literacy program in use. Unit 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read • Why reading is difficult • The connection between language and literacy • What the brain does when a person is reading • The skills that support proficient reading • How children learn to read and spell • Major types of reading difficulties • How to use assessment for prevention and early intervention • Using assessment to differentiate instruction More
Starts Starts: 11/5/2020 3:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 10 SEMI and 1.5 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: 28 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
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