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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: 12/1/2020 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 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. 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 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: 12/2/2020 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 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: 12/2/2020 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
 
This one-hour and a half (1.5) FREE TEAMS webinar will feature ways districts, schools, and childcare providers can learn additional strategies to continue the implementation of early childhood practices. In this training, we will discuss early brain development and the impact of early childhood experiences; developmental milestones and tools that mark milestones; and where to find early developmental resources to share with families. More
Starts Starts: 12/3/2020 2:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 66 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 75 seats
 
*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: 12/3/2020 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 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: 12/3/2020 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 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: 12/4/2020 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
 
MDE is offering this one-hour training to discuss the importance of offering play-based instruction outdoors. This class focuses on how to offer some learning center experiences outdoors, the logistics of taking or storing materials outdoors, which materials to offer, and how to meet the Early Learning Standards for many of the domains as well as the benefits of being outdoors to a child’s health and well-being. More
Starts Starts: 12/4/2020 2:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 35 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 40 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. 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 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: 12/7/2020 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 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: 12/8/2020 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, Office of Early Childhood is offering a one hour virtual TEAMS training that will assist PreK-K teachers in finding engaging learning methods to encourage hands-on instruction. Educators will share and engage in active learning strategies that can be used during small-group and center time instruction. Teachers will seek innovative ways to improve student learning and critical thinking. The objective of this training is: to understand the importance of using a variety of teaching strategies in the classroom to engage learning and to rethink the abstract teaching approach to employ a more active teaching approach. More
Starts Starts: 12/8/2020 10:00 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 45 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
This one-hour and a half (1.5) FREE TEAMS webinar will feature ways districts, schools, and childcare providers can learn additional strategies to continue the implementation of early childhood practices. In this training, we will discuss early brain development and the impact of early childhood experiences; developmental milestones and tools that mark milestones; and where to find early developmental resources to share with families. More
Starts Starts: 12/9/2020 10:00 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 70 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 75 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: 12/9/2020 1:00 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 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: 12/9/2020 1:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 10 SEMI and 1.5 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: 33 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: 12/10/2020 1:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Credits Credits: 10 SEMI and 1.5 CEU
Location Location:
Status Status: 36 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
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