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1. LETRS Volume 2: Language Comprehension (Cohort Summer 81)

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

Dates: 5/1/2024 to 7/25/2024

LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Units 5-8). This professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series include four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and a hot breakfast for $300. Lunch on your own. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact melindaodom@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu NOTE: Districts may apply for REIMBURSEMENT for manual and online license upon completion of online course and attendance of all four f2f sessions by applying through SB 681. Face to Face meetings: 5/1, 5/30, 6/27, 7.25

2. LETRS Vol.2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 92)

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

Dates: 5/21/2024 to 8/7/2024

LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact annettetankersley@missouristate.edu

3. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort #91 (CLOSED)

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

Dates: 5/28/2024 to 8/6/2024

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Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTE: A 'Launch' session will be held on the first meeting date.

(1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively:
Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read;
Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English;
Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition.

Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.
(2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.
(3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!
NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
For any additional questions, contact annettetankersley@missouristate.edu

4. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition (Cohort 100 Willard)

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

Dates: 6/11/2024 to 8/5/2024

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTE: A 'Launch' session will be held on the first meeting date. (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for approximately $420. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.

5. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 66 Willard)

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

Dates: 6/13/2024 to 8/8/2024

LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). If you have any questions, please contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

6. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort (Gainesville Elementary Onsite - INVITE ONLY)

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: TBD (Springfield, MO)

Dates: 7/25/2024 to 1/31/2025

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. **Launch will be held on first meeting date: July 25, 2024 (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

7. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Marshfield - Cohort 65)

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

Dates: 8/6/2024 to 12/9/2024

LETRS units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4: attending four f2f sessions, online certificate, and Bridge to Practice) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction and Bridge to Practice application. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). If you have any questions, please contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

8. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition (Bolivar Cohort 104)

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

Dates: 8/12/2024 to 2/27/2025

LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTE: A 'Launch' session will be held on the first meeting date (starting 30 min. early). (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for approximately $420. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.

9. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 36 (Forsyth and Invited Participants Only)

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Forsyth R-3 School District (Forsyth, MO) [map]

Dates: 8/13/2024 to 4/7/2025

LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8).

This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection.

Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2.

The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact Melinda Odom for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only).

Meeting dates:

  • 8/13/24
  • 12/2/24
  • 2/3/24
  • 4/7/25
  • For any additional questions, contact Melinda Odom

    10. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Bolivar Cohort 61)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 8/15/2024 to 3/27/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). If you have any questions, please contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    11. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Stockton Cohort 63)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 8/16/2024 to 2/17/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). If you have any questions, please contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    12. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Nixa Cohort 31)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 8/22/2024 to 1/30/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). If you have any questions, please contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    13. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 94 (Weaubleau ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Weaubleau Elementary School (Weaubleau, MO) [map]

    Audience: K-5 classroom teachers; SpEd; literacy/instructional coach or interventionist

    Dates: 8/26/2024 to 4/14/2025

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTE: A 'Launch' session will be held on the first meeting date.

    (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively:

  • Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read;
  • Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English;
  • Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition.
  • Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for approximately $425.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.

    For any additional questions, contact JennyDunagan@MissouriState.edu

    14. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 106)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 8/27/2024 to 2/6/2025

    LETRS units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4: attending four f2f sessions, online certificate, and Bridge to Practice) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction and Bridge to Practice application. Parking and a hot breakfast is included in your f2f registration. Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). If you have any questions, please contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    15. LETRS Vol 1: Word Recognition (Cohort 108)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 8/28/2024 to 1/22/2025

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTE: A 'Launch' session will be held on the first meeting date (Note an earlier start time for the first session only.). (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for approximately $420. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! (4) Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.

    16. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 86

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 8/29/2024 to 1/30/2025

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

    (1) There are four 'face-to-face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively:

  • Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read;
  • Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English;
  • Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition.

  • (2) Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact Melinda Odom for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.

    For any additional questions, contact Melinda Odom

    Meeting dates:8/29/24. 10/1/24, 12/19/24, 1/30/25

    17. LETRS Vol.2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 37-Pleasant Hope Invitation Only)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Pleasant Hope R-VI (Pleasant Hope, MO)

    Dates: 9/9/2024 to 1/27/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact annettetankersley@missouristate.edu

    18. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 82 Mondays ONLY

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 9/16/2024 to 2/3/2025

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email).

    (1) There are four 'face-to-face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively:

  • Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read;
  • Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English;
  • Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition.
  • (2) Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need to contact Melinda Odom for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

    (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.

    For any additional questions, contact Melinda Odom

    Meeting Dates: 9/16/24, 10/21/24, 12/9/24, 2/3/25

    19. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 83

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 9/17/2024 to 2/4/2025

    anguage Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email). (1) There are four 'face-to-face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact melindaodom@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu Meeting dates: 9/17/24, 10/22/24, 12/10/24, 2/4/25

    20. Early Childhood LETRS Cohort 5

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 9/20/2024 to 1/31/2025

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop. 9/20/24, 11/22/24, 1/31/25 LETRS for Early Childhood Educators is a professional learning experience for pre-K and Kindergarten teachers that provides deep knowledge of early literacy instruction. Teachers gain new skills to help young learners build a literacy foundation before they even learn to read or write. This professional learning experience: Helps teachers understand the development of oral language, print knowledge, alphabet learning, and writing skills. Provides the "why” and "how” of early literacy instruction across all domains: language, literacy, cognitive, motor, social, and emotional. Empowers teachers to apply best practice strategies to guide children's learning. This dynamic blended learning experience includes three components: LETRS Online Learning Platform LETRS for Early Childhood Educators Print Manual LETRS for Early Childhood Educators Professional Learning Sessions (Live In-Person or Live Online) During the LETRS for Early Childhood Educators course of study, you'll watch videos of expert teaching, complete activities to reinforce concepts, and have opportunities to apply what you're studying with young learners. Mo RLE participants cost is covered and materials will be ordered by DESE. NON-MO RLE participant's cost is $475 (breakfast & parking included). If you are a NON-Mo RLE participant email melindaodom@missouristate.edu to order your materials. A hot breakfast will be available, lunch is on your own. email: melindaodom@missouristate.edu

    21. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 84 (Mondays Only)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 9/23/2024 to 1/27/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8).

    This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection.

    Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2.

    The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own.

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only).

    For any additional questions, contact Melinda Odom

    Meeting dates: 9/23, 10/28, 12/16/24, 1/27

    22. LETRS Vol.2: Language Comprehension (Mtn. Grove Onsite Cohort 90)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Mountain Grove Elementary School (Mountain Grove, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/23/2024 to 2/10/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact annettetankersley@missouristate.edu

    23. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 85

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 9/24/2024 to 2/10/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu Meeting Dates: 9/24/24, 10/29/24, 12/17/24, 2/10/25

    24. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 87 (Springfield Teachers ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Springfield, MO (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 9/26/2024 to 2/18/2025

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email). (1) There are four 'face-to-face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact melindaodom@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu Meeting dates:9/26/24, 11/6/2024, 1/13/2026, 2/18/2025.

    25. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 88 (Springfield SPS Teachers ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: SPS Professional & Virtual Learning Center (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/27/2024 to 2/24/2025

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email). (1) There are four 'face-to-face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact melindaodom@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu Meeting dates:9/27/24, 11/7/2024, 1/14/2026, 2/24/2025.

    26. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 95 (Cabool only)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Cabool Middle School (Cabool, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/30/2024 to 2/24/2025

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTE: A 'Launch' session will be held on the first meeting date (Note an earlier start time for the first session only.). (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for approximately $420. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! (4) Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.

    27. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 64 (Norwood invited Participants Only)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Norwood R-1 Schools (Norwood, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/30/2024 to 3/3/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8).

    This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection.

    Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2.

    The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

    Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE.
    If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact Melinda Odom for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials!

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only).

    For any additional questions, contact Melinda Odom

    28. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 89 (Springfield SPS Teachers Only)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: SPS Professional & Virtual Learning Center (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 10/3/2024 to 2/25/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu Meeting dates: 10/3/24, 11/18/24, 1/23/25, 2/25/25.

    29. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 1 (Springfield SPS Teachers Only)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: SPS Professional & Virtual Learning Center (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 10/4/2024 to 3/6/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu Meeting dates: 10/4/24, 11/19/24,1/24/25, 3/6/25.

    30. LETRS Vol.2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 93)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 10/8/2024 to 1/28/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact annettetankersley@missouristate.edu

    31. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension Cohort 102 (Springfield SPS Teachers Only)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: SPS Professional & Virtual Learning Center (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 10/11/2024 to 3/7/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F dates includes parking and hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu Meeting dates: 10/11/24, 11/20/24, 1/27/25, 3/7/25.

    32. LETRS Vol. 2: Language Comprehension (Cohort 107)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 10/14/2024 to 2/11/2025

    LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) units address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. Skilled reading comprehension includes two domains, Word Recognition (Vol. 1 Units 1-4) and Language Comprehension (Vol.2 Units 5-8). This Vol. 2 professional learning series focuses specifically on oral language and vocabulary, understanding reading comprehension, text-driven comprehension instruction, and the reading-writing connection. Completion of LETRS Vol. 1 (Units 1-4: four f2f sessions, online tutorials; Bridge to Practice) is a prerequisite to Vol. 2. The 'blended learning' format of Vol. 2 series includes four face-to-face training dates and an online course license (through Lexia Learning) that includes tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their manuals from DESE. If you are not a MO RLE recipient, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu for ordering your manual, approx. $425. DO NOT purchase your own materials! Registration for four F2F sessions includes parking and a hot breakfast for $300 (This is waived for MO RLE recipients.). Lunch is on your own. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    33. Early Childhood LETRS Cohort 6

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (ROOM 112) (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 2/28/2025 to 5/9/2025

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.

  • 2/28/25
  • 3/4/25
  • 4/4/25
  • LETRS for Early Childhood Educators is a professional learning experience for pre-K and Kindergarten teachers that provides deep knowledge of early literacy instruction. Teachers gain new skills to help young learners build a literacy foundation before they even learn to read or write.

    This professional learning experience:

  • Helps teachers understand the development of oral language, print knowledge, alphabet learning, and writing skills.
  • Provides the "why” and "how” of early literacy instruction across all domains: language, literacy, cognitive, motor, social, and emotional.
  • Empowers teachers to apply best practice strategies to guide children's learning.
  • This dynamic blended learning experience includes three components:

  • LETRS Online Learning Platform
  • LETRS for Early Childhood Educators Print Manual
  • LETRS for Early Childhood Educators Professional Learning Sessions (Live In-Person or Live Online)
  • During the LETRS for Early Childhood Educators course of study, you'll watch videos of expert teaching, complete activities to reinforce concepts, and have opportunities to apply what you're studying with young learners.

    Mo RLE participants cost is covered and materials will be ordered by DESE.
    NON-MO RLE participant's cost is $475 (breakfast & parking included).
    If you are a NON-Mo RLE participant email Melinda Odom to order your materials.

    A hot breakfast will be provided, lunch is on your own.

    email: Melinda Odom