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*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: 3/2/2021 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
 
Greetings all Education Providers: The MDE, through the Office of Early Childhood), is offering a series of four free webinars My Pleasure: Creating a Remarkable School Culture for Serving Families. This energetic and inspiring series will be presented in four parts.  Each 1 hour 40-minute Microsoft TEAMS webinar will feature school customer service practices districts, schools, and centers can implement to develop, improve, and sustain a school culture that lends to providing optimal service to families. This webinar series is available to ALL birth-young adult providers, administrators, center directors, family/parent liaisons, Head Start, and childcare providers.  Participants are encouraged to attend all four but may attend any combination of sessions that suit their professional development needs and schedule. Participants attending all four sessions may earn .6 CEUS or 5 SEMIs. Contact hours can be obtained by attending one or more sessions. There are four (4) upcoming webinars in the series.  Each webinar session can accommodate up to 75 participants and is 1 hour and 40 minutes in duration.  Registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis at https://gsmu.mdek12.org/public/course/browse.  Registrants will need to verify that they are registering for the correct time and date, as multiple offerings will appear on the GoSignMeUp course listing page.  A Microsoft TEAMS Meeting invitation will be emailed to all registered participants. A brief description of each session, training dates, and times are listed below. Part 1: The Essence of Remarkable Culture (1 hour 40 minutes) Participants will explore organizational culture, how to avoid a toxic culture, and establishing guiding principles for their organization. January 19, 2021 3:00p.m.-4:40p.m. January 21, 2021 1:00p.m.-2:40p.m. January 28, 2021 9:00a.m.-10:40a.m. Part 2: Building a Team that Creates Remarkable Culture (1 hour 40 minutes) Participants will learn qualities to look for when selecting team members, the importance of excellent onboarding practice, and sustaining talent on your team. February 4, 2021 3:00p.m.-4:40p.m. February 9, 2021 1:00p.m.-2:40p.m. February 11, 2021 9:00a.m.-10:40a.m. Part 3: Growing a Remarkable Culture Among Your Team (1 hour 40 minutes) Participants will explore the difference between team commitment versus team compliance, servant leadership, mentoring, and encouraging the dreams and goals of team members. February 16, 2021 3:00-4:40p.m. February 18, 2021 1:00p.m.-2:40p.m. February 25, 2021 3:00p.m.-4:40p.m. Part 4: Engaging Families in a Remarkable Culture (1 hour 40 minutes) Participants will learn strategies to make meaningful connections to students and families, treating all “customers” with dignity and respect, and wildly exceeding families’ expectations! March 2, 2021 3:00p.m.-4:40p.m. March 4, 2021 1:00p.m.-2:40p.m. March 9, 2021 9:00a.m.-10:40a.m.  Contact Angela Towers at atowers@mdek12.org or (662)719-1247 , for additional information and registration questions.    More
Starts Starts: 3/2/2021 3:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 5 SEMI and 0.6 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 90 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. 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 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: 3/3/2021 2:00 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 5 virtual training must be completed prior to registering for LETRS Unit 6! 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 6: Digging for Meaning – Understanding Reading Comprehension • The language and cognitive skills that support reading comprehension • Distinguish comprehension products from comprehension processes • The goal of comprehension instruction is to create a coherent mental model of the text • Characteristics of students who struggle with Language and reading comprehension • The connection among vocabulary, background knowledge, and reading comprehension • Process for teaching texts • The importance of syntax and how to teach it • The importance of text coherence and its relationship to mental coherence • How text structure affects comprehension More
Starts Starts: 3/4/2021 1:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 10 SEMI and 1.5 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: 39 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
Greetings all Education Providers: The MDE, through the Office of Early Childhood), is offering a series of four free webinars My Pleasure: Creating a Remarkable School Culture for Serving Families. This energetic and inspiring series will be presented in four parts.  Each 1 hour 40-minute Microsoft TEAMS webinar will feature school customer service practices districts, schools, and centers can implement to develop, improve, and sustain a school culture that lends to providing optimal service to families. This webinar series is available to ALL birth-young adult providers, administrators, center directors, family/parent liaisons, Head Start, and childcare providers.  Participants are encouraged to attend all four but may attend any combination of sessions that suit their professional development needs and schedule. Participants attending all four sessions may earn .6 CEUS or 5 SEMIs. Contact hours can be obtained by attending one or more sessions. There are four (4) upcoming webinars in the series.  Each webinar session can accommodate up to 75 participants and is 1 hour and 40 minutes in duration.  Registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis at https://gsmu.mdek12.org/public/course/browse.  Registrants will need to verify that they are registering for the correct time and date, as multiple offerings will appear on the GoSignMeUp course listing page.  A Microsoft TEAMS Meeting invitation will be emailed to all registered participants. A brief description of each session, training dates, and times are listed below. Part 1: The Essence of Remarkable Culture (1 hour 40 minutes) Participants will explore organizational culture, how to avoid a toxic culture, and establishing guiding principles for their organization. January 19, 2021 3:00p.m.-4:40p.m. January 21, 2021 1:00p.m.-2:40p.m. January 28, 2021 9:00a.m.-10:40a.m. Part 2: Building a Team that Creates Remarkable Culture (1 hour 40 minutes) Participants will learn qualities to look for when selecting team members, the importance of excellent onboarding practice, and sustaining talent on your team. February 4, 2021 3:00p.m.-4:40p.m. February 9, 2021 1:00p.m.-2:40p.m. February 11, 2021 9:00a.m.-10:40a.m. Part 3: Growing a Remarkable Culture Among Your Team (1 hour 40 minutes) Participants will explore the difference between team commitment versus team compliance, servant leadership, mentoring, and encouraging the dreams and goals of team members. February 16, 2021 3:00-4:40p.m. February 18, 2021 1:00p.m.-2:40p.m. February 25, 2021 3:00p.m.-4:40p.m. Part 4: Engaging Families in a Remarkable Culture (1 hour 40 minutes) Participants will learn strategies to make meaningful connections to students and families, treating all “customers” with dignity and respect, and wildly exceeding families’ expectations! March 2, 2021 3:00p.m.-4:40p.m. March 4, 2021 1:00p.m.-2:40p.m. March 9, 2021 9:00a.m.-10:40a.m.  Contact Angela Towers at atowers@mdek12.org or (662)719-1247 , for additional information and registration questions.    More
Starts Starts: 3/4/2021 1:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 5 SEMI and 0.6 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: 8 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 90 seats
 
THIS IS THE LAST UNIT 3 OFFERED FOR THE 20-21 SCHOOL YEAR! *Please note that LETRS Unit 2 virtual training must be completed prior to registering for LETRS Unit 3! 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 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling • The role of the strands of the Reading Rope in word recognition • The role of phonics in reading instruction • Compare code-emphasis instruction with meaning-emphasis instruction • Explore phoneme-grapheme correspondence system of English • Classify phonics elements • Understand some basic patterns of position-based spelling in English • Instruction sequence: letter names and letter formation; key word for sound-symbol associations; teach correspondences explicitly; use sound-blending routines • Word practice and word meaning routines • How to teach spelling using dictation • Decodable text and when it is important to use • Using data to further student success More
Starts Starts: 3/6/2021 9:00 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 10 SEMI and 1.5 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: 35 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
*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: 3/8/2021 2:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 10 SEMI and 1.5 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: 46 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
*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: 3/9/2021 2:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 10 SEMI and 1.5 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: 45 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
*Please note that LETRS Unit 5 virtual training must be completed prior to registering for LETRS Unit 6! 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 6: Digging for Meaning – Understanding Reading Comprehension • The language and cognitive skills that support reading comprehension • Distinguish comprehension products from comprehension processes • The goal of comprehension instruction is to create a coherent mental model of the text • Characteristics of students who struggle with Language and reading comprehension • The connection among vocabulary, background knowledge, and reading comprehension • Process for teaching texts • The importance of syntax and how to teach it • The importance of text coherence and its relationship to mental coherence • How text structure affects comprehension More
Starts Starts: 3/9/2021 2:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 10 SEMI and 1.5 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: 43 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
Greetings all Education Providers: The MDE, through the Office of Early Childhood), is offering a series of four free webinars My Pleasure: Creating a Remarkable School Culture for Serving Families. This energetic and inspiring series will be presented in four parts.  Each 1 hour 40-minute Microsoft TEAMS webinar will feature school customer service practices districts, schools, and centers can implement to develop, improve, and sustain a school culture that lends to providing optimal service to families. This webinar series is available to ALL birth-young adult providers, administrators, center directors, family/parent liaisons, Head Start, and childcare providers.  Participants are encouraged to attend all four but may attend any combination of sessions that suit their professional development needs and schedule. Participants attending all four sessions may earn .6 CEUS or 5 SEMIs. Contact hours can be obtained by attending one or more sessions. There are four (4) upcoming webinars in the series.  Each webinar session can accommodate up to 75 participants and is 1 hour and 40 minutes in duration.  Registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis at https://gsmu.mdek12.org/public/course/browse.  Registrants will need to verify that they are registering for the correct time and date, as multiple offerings will appear on the GoSignMeUp course listing page.  A Microsoft TEAMS Meeting invitation will be emailed to all registered participants. A brief description of each session, training dates, and times are listed below. Part 1: The Essence of Remarkable Culture (1 hour 40 minutes) Participants will explore organizational culture, how to avoid a toxic culture, and establishing guiding principles for their organization. January 19, 2021 3:00p.m.-4:40p.m. January 21, 2021 1:00p.m.-2:40p.m. January 28, 2021 9:00a.m.-10:40a.m. Part 2: Building a Team that Creates Remarkable Culture (1 hour 40 minutes) Participants will learn qualities to look for when selecting team members, the importance of excellent onboarding practice, and sustaining talent on your team. February 4, 2021 3:00p.m.-4:40p.m. February 9, 2021 1:00p.m.-2:40p.m. February 11, 2021 9:00a.m.-10:40a.m. Part 3: Growing a Remarkable Culture Among Your Team (1 hour 40 minutes) Participants will explore the difference between team commitment versus team compliance, servant leadership, mentoring, and encouraging the dreams and goals of team members. February 16, 2021 3:00-4:40p.m. February 18, 2021 1:00p.m.-2:40p.m. February 25, 2021 3:00p.m.-4:40p.m. Part 4: Engaging Families in a Remarkable Culture (1 hour 40 minutes) Participants will learn strategies to make meaningful connections to students and families, treating all “customers” with dignity and respect, and wildly exceeding families’ expectations! March 2, 2021 3:00p.m.-4:40p.m. March 4, 2021 1:00p.m.-2:40p.m. March 9, 2021 9:00a.m.-10:40a.m.  Contact Angela Towers at atowers@mdek12.org or (662)719-1247 , for additional information and registration questions.    More
Starts Starts: 3/9/2021 9:00 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 5 SEMI and 0.6 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: 30 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 75 seats
 
*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. 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 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: 3/10/2021 3:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 10 SEMI and 1.5 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: 47 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
*Please note that LETRS Unit 7 virtual training must be completed prior to registering for LETRS Unit 8! 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 8: The Reading-Writing Connection • Writing is important because it benefits reading • Understand the foundational and language skills necessary for writing • The phases of the writing process • Letter formation and handwriting fluency • Explicit instruction for spelling • How students gain competence in building sentences • Narrative writing development • Informational and opinion writing development • Methods for assessing student progress in writing More
Starts Starts: 3/11/2021 1:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 10 SEMI and 1.5 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: 39 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
*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: 3/13/2021 9:00 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 10 SEMI and 1.5 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: 45 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
*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: 3/13/2021 9:00 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 10 SEMI and 1.5 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: 48 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
*Please note that LETRS Unit 7 virtual training must be completed prior to registering for LETRS Unit 8! 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 8: The Reading-Writing Connection • Writing is important because it benefits reading • Understand the foundational and language skills necessary for writing • The phases of the writing process • Letter formation and handwriting fluency • Explicit instruction for spelling • How students gain competence in building sentences • Narrative writing development • Informational and opinion writing development • Methods for assessing student progress in writing More
Starts Starts: 3/22/2021 2:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 10 SEMI and 1.5 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: 46 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
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