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1. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Dates: 9/21/2021 to 2/1/2022

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers 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 (or virtual) learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

SPECIAL NOTES:
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/Launch 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 $340, including parking and breakfast.

(2) Participants must purchase LETRS manual and online course from robyn.rogers@voyagersopris.com at $350 per person. For more information on how/where to purchase materials, please call Jana Loge at 417-836-6319 or janaloge@missouristate.edu
The total cost for the four-day training, manual, and online course is $690.

2. LETRS Vol. 1 (CLSD Grant Only)

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Dates: 10/5/2021 to 3/29/2022

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Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers 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 (or virtual) learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: 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/Launch 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. The F2F training, manual, and access to online course will be provided by the CLSD Grant. Parking and continental breakfast will be provided, with lunch on your own.

3. LETRS: Early Childhood Educators

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Dates: 10/26/2021 to 1/27/2022

This three-day series is designed to deepen your understanding of the what, why, and how of early literacy and language development, including assessment and instruction strategies. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides the "science of reading” application of research into the classroom no matter the curriculum or program used. The blended learning format of this series includes three days of face-to-face training and self-paced online tutorials/videos of effective early childhood classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: The face-to-face may have a virtual option. Participants must purchase LETRS Early Childhood Educator manual and online course from robyn.rogers@voyagersopris.com for $199, prior to the first session. Cost for face-to-face training is $75 per day, including parking and breakfast. Total cost for the blended format is $424. For more information, please contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

4. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Dates: 4/11/2022 to 7/26/2022

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers 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: 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/Launch 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. (2) Participants must purchase LETRS manual and online course from bryce.lane@lexialearning.com at $369 per person. For more information on how/where to purchase materials, please call Jana Loge at 417-836-6319 or janaloge@missouristate.edu The total cost for the four-day training (including breakfast and parking), manual, and online course is $669.

5. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Crocker Elementary (INVITATION ONLY)

Program: RPDC - South Central

Location: 6 Crocker Elementary School (Crocker, MO)

Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, & Administrators

Dates: 4/18/2022 to 2/17/2023

Participants are expected to attend all four dates in this workshop.
  • April 18, 2022
  • May 23, 2022
  • August 11, 2022
  • February 17, 2023

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

    Face-to-Face Sessions Include:
    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    A late fee will be applied if you have NOT registered.

  • 6. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 6/14/2022 to 9/7/2022

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers 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 (or virtual) learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: 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/Launch 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 hot breakfast. (2) Participants must purchase LETRS manual and online course from amy.langlais@lexialearning.com for 2,000-7,000 student enrollment or laura.franzese@lexialearning.com for up to 2,000 student enrollment, at $369 per person. For more information on how/where to purchase materials, please call Jana Loge at 417-836-6319 or janaloge@missouristate.edu The total cost for the four-day training and materials (including hot breakfast and parking), LETRS manual, and online course license is $669.00. NOTE: ATLL will be offering LETRS scholarships, beginning this summer, which means REIMBURSEMENT of all expenses, if application is completed and accepted! In addition, DESE's Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative registrations for the same professional learning opportunity for K-3 Teachers only, will be available soon, with training beginning early this fall!

    7. LETRS: Volume 1 Language Essentials for Teaching Reading and Spelling - Cohort 1

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

    Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 6/16/2022 to 2/8/2023

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction.

    Sessions Include
    VIRTUAL 2-Hour Launch Session: Overview and first assignment
    Face-to-Face Sessions:
    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    8. Hidden Treasures: Navigating DESE for Instructional Resources

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Troester Media Center (St. Joseph, MO) [map]

    Audience: K-12 Classroom and SPED teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Directors

    Dates: 6/23/2022

    Ahoy mateys, as a classroom teacher do you struggle to find helpful resources to use in your instruction? Look no further than the DESE website! Use the DESE website as your map to explore a plethora of resources to fill your teacher treasure chest. Come explore the gems DESE has to make navigating the "seas of instruction,” your bountiful prize. During this session, participants will learn:
    * Where to locate and use various resources such as, MOLEAP Blocks, Item Specifications, Literacy Strategies
    * Plan a lesson using resources from one of the websites explored
    * Align lessons to MLS

    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you take an additional learning training and complete additional course work for both.

    9. Falling Below: Helping Students Rise in Literacy

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Troester Media Center (St. Joseph, MO) [map]

    Audience: K-3 Educators

    Dates: 7/6/2022 to 7/7/2022

    How do we respond when the students aren't learning? Let's take a look at students who drop or fall below the 40 percentile on district assessments. Some students continue to fall below the benchmark, but there are answers! Student scores can soar when effective practices are put into play. These steps to empower your instructional time will be addressed through:
    * How to identify or confirm the correct skills are addressed
    * Matching student needs to data and instruction
    * Determining priority and focus of instruction within: whole group, small group, intervention

    Lunch on your own.

    Optional 1 hour graduate credit available if you complete additional course work.

    10. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Troester Media Center (St. Joseph, MO) [map]

    Audience: PreK - K Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

    Dates: 7/11/2022 to 1/27/2023

    Participants must purchase LETRS Early Childhood Educator manual and online course from Lexia Learning (1-800-547-6747, ext. 5136), prior to the first session.

    This four-day series is designed to deepen your understanding of the what, why, and how of early literacy and language development, including assessment and instruction strategies. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides the "science of reading” application of research into the classroom no matter the curriculum or program used. The blended learning format of this series includes four days of face-to-face training and self-paced online tutorials/videos of effective early childhood classroom instruction.

    11. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - (St Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 emPowerU Building (St Joseph, MO)

    Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

    Dates: 7/12/2022 to 3/17/2023

    Closed
    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face to face learning sessions through structured modules PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students

    All training facilitated by a LETRS certified trainer. Training includes 5 sessions and 4 on-line modules/videos of effective instruction, with classroom observations.

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1. Please contact RPDC at 660-562-1995 for further information.

    12. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (St Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 emPowerU Building (St Joseph, MO)

    Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

    Dates: 7/14/2022 to 4/4/2023

    Closed
    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face to face learning sessions through structured modules PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students

    All training facilitated by a LETRS certified trainer. Training includes 5 sessions and 4 on-line modules/videos of effective instruction, with classroom observations.

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1. Please contact RPDC at 660-562-1995 for further information.

    13. LETRS: Volume 1 Language Essentials for Teaching Reading and Spelling - Cohort 4

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

    Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 7/14/2022 to 2/7/2023

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction.

    Sessions Include
    VIRTUAL 2-Hour Launch Session: Overview and first assignment
    Face-to-Face Sessions:
    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    14. LETRS: Volume 1 Language Essentials for Teaching Reading and Spelling - Cohort 3

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

    Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 7/14/2022 to 3/23/2023

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction.

    Sessions Include
    VIRTUAL 2-Hour Launch Session: Overview and first assignment
    Face-to-Face Sessions:
    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    15. LETRS: Volume 1 Language Essentials for Teaching Reading and Spelling - Cohort 2

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

    Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 7/20/2022 to 3/29/2023

    Closed
    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction.

    Sessions Include
    VIRTUAL 2-Hour Launch Session: Overview and first assignment
    Face-to-Face Sessions:
    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    16. Decoding and the Emerging Reader (Gr K-1+) by Really Great Reading®

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: Educators Teaching Grades K-1 & Older Emerging Readers

    Dates: 7/27/2022


    For Educators Teaching Grades K-1 & Older Emerging Readers

    DATE: Wednesday, July 27, 2022

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Student Union Building Down Under (1101)

    COST: Free - lunch on your own

    In this workshop, participants will learn strategies to ensure their emerging readers establish firm foundations in the subskills that lead to strong decoding and fluent reading, including phoneme play, letter-sound relationships, encoding, decoding, onset-rime, rhyming, and sight word fluency. They will learn the most efficient methods to help students read developmentally-appropriate unfamiliar single-syllable and simple multi-syllabic words.

    Participants will also learn how to efficiently diagnose, group, and teach young students and to help them develop the phonemic awareness and phonics they need to become successful readers.

    This workshop provides tools that help schools build strong literacy foundations and supplement early reading instruction. Really Great Reading® specializes in helping educators teach these foundational skills to build confident decoders.

    There must be at least 50 registered participants by July 13 to have this workshop.

    17. LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - for Early Childhood Educators

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 8/1/2022 to 12/8/2022

    DATES:
    Launch: Monday, August 1
    Unit 1: Thursday, September 22
    Unit 2: Thursday, October 20
    Unit 3: Tuesday, November 8
    Unit 4: Thursday, December 8, 2022

    TIME: Launch: 9:00-11:00am; remaining dates: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University TBA

    COST: $400 + $199 for manual & on-line course (scholarship recipients, see special note below)
    Participants must purchase materials from Lexia Learning prior to the launch. For information on ordering materials or about the training, please contact sthurman@truman.edu.
    [The cost for materials is $199 and face-to-face training is $100 per day ($400), making the total cost for this training $599.]

    SPECIAL NOTE: There is no cost for training or materials to scholarship recipients. (When registering, mark "PO" in the payment section. Charge will be taken off later.)

    This four-day workshop series is designed to deepen your understanding of the what, why, and how of early literacy and language development, including assessment and instruction strategies. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides the "science of reading” application of research into the classroom no matter the curriculum or program used.

    The blended-learning format of this series includes four days of face-to-face trainings, as well as self-paced on-line tutorials/videos of effective early childhood classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information to 3 students.

    Session Topics
    Launch: Introduction and Pre-Assessment
    Unit 1: Early Literacy Foundations
    Unit 2: Oral Language Connections
    Unit 3: Phonological "PH”oundations
    Unit 4: Print Knowledge ABC to XYZ

    18. LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Volume 2

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: Those who have completed LETRS-Volume 1

    Dates: 8/1/2022 to 2/27/2023

    Pre-requisite: Completion of LETRS-Volume 1 (Units 1-4)

    DATES:
    Launch: Mon, August 1
    Session 1: Tues, September 27
    Session 2: Fri, November 18, 2022
    Session 3: Fri, January 13
    Session 4: Mon, February 27, 2023

    TIME: Launch - 1:00-3:00pm; remaining dates - 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University TBA

    COST: $400 PLUS *Materials-includes manual and on-line license (scholarship recipients, see special note below)
    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation from Lexia Learning prior to the Launch. For information on materials purchase or about the training, please contact sthurman@truman.edu.
    [The estimated cost for the materials/on-line course is $360 and face-to-face training is $100 per day ($400), making the total cost for the training ~$760.]

    SPECIAL NOTE: There is no cost for training or materials to scholarship recipients. (When registering, mark "PO" in the payment section. Charge will be taken off later.)

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading," so they are able to apply research-based application into their classroom, no matter the curriculum or program.

    In LETRS-Volume 2, training continues in the same format as Volume 1, again focusing on effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information to 3 students.

    Session Topics
    Launch: Introduction and Pre-Assessment
    Unit 5: Oral Language Vocabulary
    Unit 6: Understanding Reading Comprehension
    Unit 7: Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction
    Unit 8: Reading-Writing Connection

    19. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (St Joe)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Varies (Maryville/St Joseph, MO)

    Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

    Dates: 8/2/2022 to 3/3/2023

    Closed
    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face to face learning sessions through structured modules PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students

    All training facilitated by a LETRS certified trainer. Training includes 5 sessions and 4 on-line modules/videos of effective instruction, with classroom observations.

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1. Please contact RPDC at 660-562-1995 for further information.

    20. LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Volume 1 - Cohort 3

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 TBA in the NE RPDC Region (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, Administrators

    Dates: 8/2/2022 to 2/27/2023

    DATES:
    Launch: Tues, August 2
    Session 1: Tues, September 27
    Session 2: Fri, November 18, 2022
    Session 3: Fri, January 13
    Session 4: Mon, February 27, 2023

    TIME: Launch: 9:00-11:00am; remaining: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: NE RPDC Region TBD

    COST: $400 + *Materials-includes manual & on-line course (scholarship recipients, see special note below)
    *Participants must purchase materials from Lexia Learning prior to the launch. For information on ordering materials or about the training, please contact either sthurman@truman.edu or sdaniels@truman.edu.
    [Estimated cost for manual/on-line course is $360 & face-to-face training is $100/day ($400), making the total cost $760.]

    SPECIAL NOTE: There is no cost for training or materials to scholarship recipients. (When registering, mark "PO" in the payment section. Charge will be taken off later.)

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading," so they are able to apply research-based application into their classroom, no matter the curriculum or program.

    The trainings will consist of a launch, 4 face-to-face sessions through structured modules + 4 units of on-line tutorials/videos (through Lexia Learning) which include examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information to 3 students.

    Session Topics
    Launch: Introduction and Pre-Assessment
    Session 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2: The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    21. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (Maryville)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO) [map]

    Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

    Dates: 8/3/2022 to 3/21/2023

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face to face learning sessions through structured modules PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students

    All training facilitated by a LETRS certified trainer. Training includes 5 sessions and 4 on-line modules/videos of effective instruction, with classroom observations.

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1. Please contact RPDC at 660-562-1995 for further information.

    22. LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Volume 1 - Cohort 13

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 TBA in the NE RPDC Region (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, Administrators

    Dates: 8/3/2022 to 3/2/2023

    DATES:
    Launch: Wed, August 3
    Session 1: Wed, September 28
    Session 2: Wed, November 9, 2022
    Session 3: Tues, January 17
    Session 4: Thurs, March 2, 2023

    TIME: Launch: 9:00-11:00am; remaining: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: NE RPDC Region TBD (possibly Macon/Moberly area)

    COST: $400 + *Materials-includes manual & on-line course (scholarship recipients, see special note below)
    *Participants must purchase materials from Lexia Learning prior to the launch. For information on ordering materials or about the training, please contact either sthurman@truman.edu or sdaniels@truman.edu.
    [Estimated cost for manual/on-line course is $360 & face-to-face training is $100/day ($400), making the total cost $760.]

    SPECIAL NOTE: There is no cost for training or materials to scholarship recipients. (When registering, mark "PO" in the payment section. Charge will be taken off later.)

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading," so they are able to apply research-based application into their classroom, no matter the curriculum or program.

    The trainings will consist of a launch, 4 face-to-face sessions through structured modules + 4 units of on-line tutorials/videos (through Lexia Learning) which include examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information to 3 students.

    Session Topics
    Launch: Introduction and Pre-Assessment
    Session 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2: The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    23. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 North Central Missouri College (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

    Dates: 8/4/2022 to 5/2/2023

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face to face learning sessions through structured modules PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students

    All training facilitated by a LETRS certified trainer. Training includes 5 sessions and 4 on-line modules/videos of effective instruction, with classroom observations.

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1. Please contact RPDC at 660-562-1995 for further information.

    24. LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Volume 1 - Cohort 1 (Palmyra)

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Palmyra, MO (Palmyra, MO)

    Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, Administrators

    Dates: 8/4/2022 to 3/2/2023

    DATES:
    Launch: Thurs, August 4
    Session 1: Wed, September 28
    Session 2: Wed, November 9, 2022
    Session 3: Tues, January 17
    Session 4: Thurs, March 2, 2023

    TIME: Launch: 9:00-11:00am; remaining: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Northeast Power-3705 N Business 61, Palmyra

    COST: $400 + *Materials-includes manual & on-line course (scholarship recipients, see special note below)
    *Participants must purchase materials from Lexia Learning prior to the launch. For information on ordering materials or about the training, please contact either sthurman@truman.edu or sdaniels@truman.edu.
    [Estimated cost for manual/on-line course is $360 & face-to-face training is $100/day ($400), making the total cost $760.]

    SPECIAL NOTE: There is no cost for training or materials to scholarship recipients. (When registering, mark "PO" in the payment section. Charge will be taken off later.)

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading," so they are able to apply research-based application into their classroom, no matter the curriculum or program.

    The trainings will consist of a launch, 4 face-to-face sessions through structured modules + 4 units of on-line tutorials/videos (through Lexia Learning) which include examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information to 3 students.

    Session Topics
    Launch: Introduction and Pre-Assessment
    Session 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2: The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    25. LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Volume 1 - Cohort 15 - Westran

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 TBA in the NE RPDC Region (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, Administrators

    Dates: 8/4/2022 to 4/6/2023

    DATES & TIMES:
    Launch: Mon, August 4 - 9:00-11:00am
    Unit 1: Fri, August 19 - 8:30am-3:30pm
    Unit 2-Part 1: Fri, October 21, '22 - 11:30am-3:30pm
    Unit 2-Part 2 & Unit 3-Part 1: Mon, January 2 - 8:30am-3:30pm
    Unit 3-Part 2: Tues, February 17 - 11:30am-3:30pm
    Unit 4: Thur, April 6, '23 - 11:30am-3:30pm

    LOCATION: Westran R-I

    COST: $400 + *Materials-includes manual & on-line course (scholarship recipients, see special note below)
    *Participants must purchase materials from Lexia Learning prior to the launch. For information on ordering materials or about the training, please contact either sthurman@truman.edu or sdaniels@truman.edu.
    [Estimated cost for manual/on-line course is $360 & face-to-face training is $100/day ($400), making the total cost $760.]

    SPECIAL NOTE: There is no cost for training or materials to scholarship recipients. (When registering, mark "PO" in the payment section. Charge removed later.)

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading," so they are able to apply research-based application into their classroom, no matter the curriculum or program.

    The trainings will consist of a launch, 5 face-to-face sessions through structured modules + 4 units of on-line tutorials/videos (through Lexia Learning) which include examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information to 3 students.

    Unit Topics
    Launch: Introduction and Pre-Assessment
    Unit 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English
    Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    26. LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Volume 1 - Cohort 2 (Palmyra)

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Palmyra, MO (Palmyra, MO)

    Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, Administrators

    Dates: 8/4/2022 to 3/3/2023

    DATES:
    Launch: Thurs, August 4
    Session 1: Thurs, September 29
    Session 2: Thurs, November 10, 2022
    Session 3: Wed, January 18
    Session 4: Fri, March 3, 2023

    TIME: Launch: 1:00-3:00pm; remaining: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Northeast Power-3705 N Business 61, Palmyra

    COST: $400 + *Materials-includes manual & on-line course (scholarship recipients, see special note below)
    *Participants must purchase materials from Lexia Learning prior to the launch. For information on ordering materials or about the training, please contact either sthurman@truman.edu or sdaniels@truman.edu.
    [Estimated cost for manual/on-line course is $360 & face-to-face training is $100/day ($400), making the total cost $760.]

    SPECIAL NOTE: There is no cost for training or materials to scholarship recipients. (When registering, mark "PO" in the payment section. Charge will be taken off later.)

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading," so they are able to apply research-based application into their classroom, no matter the curriculum or program.

    The trainings will consist of a launch, 4 face-to-face sessions through structured modules + 4 units of on-line tutorials/videos (through Lexia Learning) which include examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information to 3 students.

    Session Topics
    Launch: Introduction and Pre-Assessment
    Session 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2: The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    27. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (St Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 To Be Determined (To Be Determined, MO)

    Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title, Special Education or Interventionists, Administrators

    Dates: 8/5/2022 to 3/24/2023

    New
    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face to face learning sessions through structured modules PLUS 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students

    All training facilitated by a LETRS certified trainer. Training includes 5 sessions and 4 on-line modules/videos of effective instruction, with classroom observations.

    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation. You must have the materials prior to session 1. Please contact RPDC at 660-562-1995 for further information.

    28. LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Volume 1 - Cohort 14

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 TBA in the NE RPDC Region (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, Administrators

    Dates: 8/5/2022 to 3/21/2023

    DATES:
    Launch: Fri, August 5
    Session 1: Tues, October 4
    Session 2: Tues, November 29, 2022
    Session 3: Fri, January 20
    Session 4: Tues, March 21, 2023

    TIME: Launch: 9:00-11:00am; remaining: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: NE RPDC Region TBD

    COST: $400 + *Materials-includes manual & on-line course (scholarship recipients, see special note below)
    *Participants must purchase materials from Lexia Learning prior to the launch. For information on ordering materials or about the training, please contact either sthurman@truman.edu or sdaniels@truman.edu.
    [Estimated cost for manual/on-line course is $360 & face-to-face training is $100/day ($400), making the total cost $760.]

    SPECIAL NOTE: There is no cost for training or materials to scholarship recipients. (When registering, mark "PO" in the payment section. Charge will be taken off later.)

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading," so they are able to apply research-based application into their classroom, no matter the curriculum or program.

    The trainings will consist of a launch, 4 face-to-face sessions through structured modules + 4 units of on-line tutorials/videos (through Lexia Learning) which include examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information to 3 students.

    Session Topics
    Launch: Introduction and Pre-Assessment
    Session 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2: The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    29. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Salem R-80 (INVITATION ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Salem School District (Salem, MO)

    Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 8/8/2022 to 3/6/2023

    Participants are expected to attend all four dates in this workshop.
  • August 8, 2022
  • October 5, 2022 - OR - October 26, 2022
  • January 2, 2023
  • March 6, 2023 - OR - March 13, 2023

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

    Face-to-Face Sessions Include:
    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    A late fee will be applied if you have NOT registered.

  • 30. LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 3 Southeast RPDC

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 8/8/2022 to 4/4/2023

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to extend research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured modules and online videos of effective classroom instruction. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the Launch. If unsure how/where to purchase call 573-651-2083 or 573-651-2057 for that information or email crodgers@semo.edu or kengelen@semo.edu.

    Training dates for this cohort group are 8/8/22 for a half-day launch, then full days trainings on 10/19/22, 12/7/22, 2/7/23, and 4/4/23. Each full day will address each of the four LETRS Units respectively. There will be one charge for the series.

    31. Special Education New Teacher Academy (not part of BTAP)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Holiday Inn North, 2720 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield (Springfied, MO) [map]

    Dates: 8/8/2022 to 2/6/2023

    The Special Education New Teacher Academy is designed to provide a supportive learning opportunity for new teachers. The group will meet four days and the participant must attend all four days so please ensure your district can provide a substitute for you on those four days. We will meet on August 8th, August 9th, November 7th, and February 6th. We will meet at the Holiday Inn North at Glenstone and I44. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Registration and breakfast will be from 8:00-8:30, content will begin a 8:30, and we will end by 3:#0 on each of the days. Cost will be $40.00 per day ($160.00 total) to cover facility, continental breakfast, and lunch. When you register, you are agreeing to attend all four days of New Teacher Academy. Cancellations will not be taken after August 1st. We will discuss components specific to being a special education teacher and do so in a sequence that will best help you do your job. We will start with resources and the components of a quality IEP, along with how to process transfer students from a compliance standpoint. We will spend the afternoon of August 8th with Jordan Politte talking about behavior management. We will also work in some content on Specially Designed Instruction and some literacy instruction. The four days will focus on the areas of most common noncompliance including, but not limited to, discipline, IEP development and evaluations/reevaluations. Provides hands-on training using the model forms, the Standards and Indicators Manual and the State Plan for Special Education.

    32. LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 4 Southeast RPDC

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 8/8/2022 to 4/14/2023

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to extend research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured modules and online videos of effective classroom instruction. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the Launch. If unsure how/where to purchase call 573-651-2083 or 573-651-2057 for that information or email crodgers@semo.edu or kengelen@semo.edu.

    Training dates for this cohort group are 8/8/22 for a half-day launch, then full days trainings on 10/21/22, 12/16/22, 2/8/23, and 4/14/23. Each full day will address each of the four LETRS Units respectively. There will be one charge for the series.

    33. LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Volume 1 - Cohort 4

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 TBA in the NE RPDC Region (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, Administrators

    Dates: 8/9/2022 to 3/22/2023

    DATES:
    Launch: Tues, August 9
    Session 1: Fri, September 23
    Session 2: Wed, November 2, 2022
    Session 3: Tues, January 24
    Session 4: Wed, March 22, 2023

    TIME: Launch: 9:00-11:00am; remaining: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: NE RPDC Region TBD

    COST: $400 + *Materials-includes manual & on-line course (scholarship recipients, see special note below)
    *Participants must purchase materials from Lexia Learning prior to the launch. For information on ordering materials or about the training, please contact either sthurman@truman.edu or sdaniels@truman.edu.
    [Estimated cost for manual/on-line course is $360 & face-to-face training is $100/day ($400), making the total cost $760.]

    SPECIAL NOTE: There is no cost for training or materials to scholarship recipients. (When registering, mark "PO" in the payment section. Charge will be taken off later.)

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading," so they are able to apply research-based application into their classroom, no matter the curriculum or program.

    The trainings will consist of a launch, 4 face-to-face sessions through structured modules + 4 units of on-line tutorials/videos (through Lexia Learning) which include examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information to 3 students.

    Session Topics
    Launch: Introduction and Pre-Assessment
    Session 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2: The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    34. LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Volume 1 - Cohort 16

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 TBA in the NE RPDC Region (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: K-6 Teachers, Title Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, Administrators

    Dates: 8/10/2022 to 3/14/2023

    DATES:
    Launch: Wed, August 10
    Session 1: Wed, October 5
    Session 2: Wed, November 30, 2022
    Session 3:Thurs, January 26
    Session 4: Tues, March 14, 2023

    TIME: Launch: 9:00-11:00am; remaining: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: NE RPDC Region TBD

    COST: $400 + *Materials-includes manual & on-line course (scholarship recipients, see special note below)
    *Participants must purchase materials from Lexia Learning prior to the launch. For information on ordering materials or about the training, please contact either sthurman@truman.edu or sdaniels@truman.edu.
    [Estimated cost for manual/on-line course is $360 & face-to-face training is $100/day ($400), making the total cost $760.]

    SPECIAL NOTE: There is no cost for training or materials to scholarship recipients. (When registering, mark "PO" in the payment section. Charge will be taken off later.)

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading," so they are able to apply research-based application into their classroom, no matter the curriculum or program.

    The trainings will consist of a launch, 4 face-to-face sessions through structured modules + 4 units of on-line tutorials/videos (through Lexia Learning) which include examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information to 3 students.

    Session Topics
    Launch: Introduction and Pre-Assessment
    Session 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2: The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    35. Science of Reading Boot Camp

    Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

    Location: To Be Announced (To Be Announced, MO)

    Dates: 8/16/2022 to 8/17/2022

    Calling all elementary reading teachers! Here's your chance to get your literacy instruction skills in shape before the new school year begins. Give yourself a solid foundation in research-based best practices for all English Language Arts instruction. Join us for an intensive three days of instructional methods supporting The Science of Reading. What is the Science of Reading? You will learn about this during the very first training session. Tap into 20 years of research on how the brain learns to process written language. You will learn firsthand how important it is for phonics instruction to be explicit, systematic, and intentional. This two-day training includes six sessions beginning with an overview of the Science of Reading and the Five Components of Effective Literacy Instruction. Over the course of these two days, there will be detailed sessions on Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension. We will talk about best practices in literacy instruction and learn techniques and strategies that you can use in your classroom to bring successful reading outcomes for all Missouri students. Are you ready to take your literacy instruction to the next level? This bootcamp will equip teachers with the skills they need to help students succeed!

    36. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Rolla Public Schools (INVITATION ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Rolla Administration Building (Rolla, MO)

    Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 8/17/2022 to 4/14/2023

    Participants are expected to attend all four dates in this workshop.
  • August 17, 2022
  • November 7, 2022
  • January 3, 2023
  • April 14, 2023

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

    Face-to-Face Sessions Include:
    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    A late fee will be applied if you have NOT registered.

  • 37. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Maries Co. R-II (INVITATION ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Maries Co. R-II School District (Belle, MO)

    Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 8/18/2022 to 12/12/2022

    Participants are expected to attend all four dates in this workshop.
  • August 18, 2022
  • September 12, 2022
  • November 14, 2022
  • December 12, 2022

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

    Face-to-Face Sessions Include:
    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    A late fee will be applied if you have NOT registered.

  • 38. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Union R-XI (INVITATION ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Union School District (Union, MO)

    Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 8/19/2022 to 4/11/2023

    Participants are expected to attend all four dates in this workshop.
  • August 19, 2022
  • November 1, 2022
  • February 17, 2023
  • April 11, 2023

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

    Face-to-Face Sessions Include:
    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    A late fee will be applied if you have NOT registered.

  • 39. LETRS Cohort 10

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 8/29/2022 to 5/4/2023

    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers 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 to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

    40. Special Education Instruction Academy

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Audience: Special Education teachers, coordinators, administrators

    Dates: 8/31/2022 to 2/23/2023

    This Special Education Instruction Academy is a series of 4 sessions with a focus on progress monitoring, the science of reading, implementation of behavior interventions, and specially designed instruction.


    •Progress Monitoring - This session will include methods and practice with progress monitoring based on student data collection and analysis with the intention of looking for consistent student growth.

    •Science of Reading - This session will include a brief overview of the components of effective literacy with an emphasis on instruction for the foundational skills of reading. Research-based practices are modeled and examined with participants to provide the opportunity for quality instruction in reading.

    •Behavior Management/Implementation of Behavior Improvement Plans

    •Specially Designed Instruction - This session focuses on the use of student data, along with MO Learning Standards to determine appropriate specialized instruction for eligible students.

    Participants must commit to all 4 dates: August 31,2022 October 10, 2022, January 11, 2023, & February 23, 2023

    Cost:$125 KCRPDC Non-Members; $100 KCRPDC Members (for the full series)

    41. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/6/2022 to 2/8/2023

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers 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: (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/Launch 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. (2) Recipients of an ATLL Scholarship and other participants must purchase LETRS manual and online course license for $369 from one of the following: Kathleen.tirakian@lexialearning.com - districts with 7000+ student enrollment Amy.Langlais@lexialearning.com - districts with 2000 - 7000 student enrollment Laura.Franzese@lexialearning.com - districts with up to 2000 student enrollment (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! (4) The total cost for the four-day training (including breakfast and parking), manual, and online course is $669. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment, even with a scholarship or Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact sieraosei@missouristate.edu

    42. LETRS Volume 2, Cohort 1 Southeast RPDC

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/6/2022 to 3/2/2023

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to extend research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured modules and online videos of effective classroom instruction. The two primary areas of focus for this volume are comprehension and writing. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS Volume 2 materials two months prior to Session 1 to allow ample time to process content before the first training. Materials should be purchased from Lexia Learning. If unsure how/where to purchase call 573-651-2083 or 573-651-2057 for that information or email crodgers@semo.edu or kengelen@semo.edu. Full day training dates for this cohort group are 9/6/22, 10/31/22, 1/13/23, and 3/2/23. These four trainings will address Units 5 thru 8, respectively. There will be one charge for all four sessions after attendance of the first training.

    43. LETRS Cohort 1

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 9/7/2022 to 3/29/2023

    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers 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 to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

    44. LETRS Cohort 2

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 9/8/2022 to 3/31/2023

    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers 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 to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

    The LETRS course of study will include online learning and 4 face-to-face sessions, scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application.

    45. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/9/2022 to 1/13/2023

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers 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: (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/Launch 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. (2) Recipients of an ATLL Scholarship and other participants must purchase LETRS manual and online course license for $369 from one of the following: Kathleen.tirakian@lexialearning.com - districts with 7000+ student enrollment Amy.Langlais@lexialearning.com - districts with 2000 - 7000 student enrollment Laura.Franzese@lexialearning.com - districts with up to 2000 student enrollment (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! (4) The total cost for the four-day training (including breakfast and parking), manual, and online course is $669. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment, even with a scholarship or Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact sieraosei@missouristate.edu

    46. Early Childhood - Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Fall 2022 Cohort

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Early Childhood teachers, Elementary teachers, reading speicalists, title 1, EL teachers, content specialists, administrators

    Dates: 9/12/2022 to 12/5/2022

    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers 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 to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

    The LETRS course of study will include online learning and 3 face-to-face sessions, scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application.

    We need a minimum of 10 enrolled participants in order to hold this training.

    There will be a one-time charge of $350 per enrollee for the face - to face training series. Online & print materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (Bryce.lane@lexialearning.com) at an estimated cost of $325 per person)

    47. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition (Mondays Only)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Alumni Center, 300 S Jefferson, Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/12/2022 to 1/9/2023

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers 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: (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/Launch 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. (2) Recipients of an ATLL Scholarship and other participants must purchase LETRS manual and online course license for $369 from one of the following: Kathleen.tirakian@lexialearning.com - districts with 7000+ student enrollment Amy.Langlais@lexialearning.com - districts with 2000 - 7000 student enrollment Laura.Franzese@lexialearning.com - districts with up to 2000 student enrollment (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! (4) The total cost for the four-day training (including breakfast and parking), manual, and online course is $669. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment, even with a scholarship or Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact sieraosei@missouristate.edu

    48. Components of Effective Literacy

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 S&T Phelps Health Annex E101 Seminar Room (Rolla, MO) [map]

    Audience: General and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 9/13/2022 to 1/19/2023

    There are four dates for this workshop. PARTICIPANTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND ALL FOUR DAYS.

  • September 13, 2022
  • October 25, 2022
  • December 6, 2022
  • January 19, 2023

    This series is comprised of seven modules anchored in the science of reading. Each module addresses the different elements skilled readers possess as well as the instructional elements necessary to produce success in reading. Research-based practices are modeled and examined with participants to provide the opportunity for quality decision making with regard to instruction and use of curriculum. Sessions will dive into "what works" and provide hands-on application for preventing reading difficulties and intervening effectively to close the gap for struggling students.

    THIS SERIES MUST BE COMPLETED SEQUENTIALLY BEGINNING WITH MODULE 1 WITHOUT SKIPPING OR RANDOMLY TAKING SESSIONS APART FROM THE WHOLE.

    If you are attending a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will be applied.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.

  • 49. LETRS Vol. 1 (Word Recognition)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/19/2022 to 2/28/2023

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers 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: 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/Launch 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. (2) Recipients of an ATLL Scholarship and other participants must purchase LETRS manual and online course license for $369 from one of the following: Kathleen.tirakian@lexialearning.com - districts with 7000+ student enrollment Amy.Langlais@lexialearning.com - districts with 2000 - 7000 student enrollment Laura.Franzese@lexialearning.com - districts with up to 2000 student enrollment 3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! 4) The total cost for the four-day training (including breakfast and parking), manual, and online course is $669. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment, even with a scholarship or Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    50. Components of Effective Literacy

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 9/19/2022 to 12/14/2022

    This series-Components of Effective Literacy- is comprised of seven modules anchored in the Science of Reading. Each modules addresses different elements skilled readers possess, as well as the instructional elements necessary to produce success in reading. Research based practices are modeled and examined with participants to provide the opportunity for quality decision-making with regard to instruction and use of curriculum. Sessions will dive into 'what works' and provide hands-on application for preventing reading difficulities and intervening effecively to close the gap for struggling students. There are four dates for you to complete the Components of Effective Literacy-Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov.4 and Dec. 14.

    51. LETRS Cohort 3

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 9/20/2022 to 3/1/2023

    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers 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 to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to-face trainings.

    52. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - St. Clair (INVITATION ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 St. Clair School District Central Office (St. Clair, MO) [map]

    Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 9/21/2022 to 2/22/2023

    New
    Participants are expected to attend all four dates in this workshop.
  • September 21, 2022
  • November 2, 2022
  • January 25, 2023
  • February 22, 2023

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

    Face-to-Face Sessions Include:
    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    A late fee will be applied if you have NOT registered.

  • 53. LETRS Vol. 1 (Word Recognition)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/21/2022 to 3/6/2023

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers 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: 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/Launch 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. (2) Recipients of an ATLL Scholarship and other participants must purchase LETRS manual and online course license for $369 from one of the following: Kathleen.tirakian@lexialearning.com - districts with 7000+ student enrollment Amy.Langlais@lexialearning.com - districts with 2000 - 7000 student enrollment Laura.Franzese@lexialearning.com - districts with up to 2000 student enrollment 3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! 4) The total cost for the four-day training (including breakfast and parking), manual, and online course is $669. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment, even with a scholarship or Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    54. LETRS Vol. 1 (Word Recognition)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/22/2022 to 3/14/2023

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers 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: 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/Launch 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. (2) Recipients of an ATLL Scholarship and other participants must purchase LETRS manual and online course license for $369 from one of the following: Kathleen.tirakian@lexialearning.com - districts with 7000+ student enrollment Amy.Langlais@lexialearning.com - districts with 2000 - 7000 student enrollment Laura.Franzese@lexialearning.com - districts with up to 2000 student enrollment 3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! 4) The total cost for the four-day training (including breakfast and parking), manual, and online course is $669. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment, even with a scholarship or Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    55. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 1)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 S&T Phelps Health Annex E101 Seminar Room (Rolla, MO) [map]

    Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 9/23/2022 to 4/28/2023

    Closed
    Participants are expected to attend all four dates in this workshop.
  • September 23, 2022
  • December 9, 2022
  • February 23, 2023
  • April 28, 2023

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

    Face-to-Face Sessions Include:
    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    A late fee will be applied if you have NOT registered.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.

  • 56. LETRS Cohort 5

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 9/23/2022 to 4/4/2023

    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers 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 to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

    57. Strategies for Striving Adolescent Readers and Writers

    Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

    Location: MOREnet Conference Room, Stadium Shoppes (Columbia, MO)

    Audience: Educators of grades 6-12, curriculum coordinators, administrators, interventionists, coaches

    Dates: 9/23/2022

    Intentional instruction in reading and writing does not stop at the secondary level. Adolescent literacy is complex. They have difficulty making sense of texts for many reasons, and these difficulties manifest in various ways. Addressing students' literacy needs often requires coordinated efforts from teachers and specialists. Join us for essential classroom instructional practices to boost middle and high school students' achievement and engagement across disciplines.

    58. [Virtual] LETRS Vol. 1 Word Recognition

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

    Dates: 9/26/2022 to 3/29/2023

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers 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: 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/Launch 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 virtual dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. (2) Recipients of an ATLL Scholarship and other participants must purchase LETRS manual and online course license for $369 from one of the following: Kathleen.tirakian@lexialearning.com - districts with 7000+ student enrollment Amy.Langlais@lexialearning.com - districts with 2000 - 7000 student enrollment Laura.Franzese@lexialearning.com - districts with up to 2000 student enrollment 3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! 4) The total cost for the four-day training (including breakfast and parking), manual, and online course is $669. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment, even with a scholarship or Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    59. LETRS Cohort 6

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 9/26/2022 to 4/5/2023

    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers 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 to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

    60. LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Volume 2 - Eugene Field Elementary-Hannibal

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Hannibal, MO (Hannibal, MO)

    Audience: Those who have completed LETRS-Volume 1

    Dates: 9/26/2022 to 3/6/2023

    Pre-requisite: Completion of LETRS-Volume 1 (Units 1-4)

    DATES:
    Session 1: Mon, September 26, 2022
    Session 2: Mon, November 28, 2022
    Session 3: Mon, January 2, 2023
    Session 4: Mon, March 6, 2023

    TIME: 8:30am-3:30pm

    LOCATION: Eugene Field Elementary - Hannibal

    COST: $400 PLUS *Materials-includes manual and on-line license (scholarship recipients, see special note below)
    Each participant must purchase materials for implementation from Lexia Learning prior to the Launch. For information on materials purchase or about the training, please contact sthurman@truman.edu.
    [The estimated cost for the materials/on-line course is $360 and face-to-face training is $100 per day ($400), making the total cost for the training ~$760.]

    SPECIAL NOTE: There is no cost for training or materials to scholarship recipients. (When registering, mark "PO" in the payment section. Charge will be taken off later.)

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading," so they are able to apply research-based application into their classroom, no matter the curriculum or program.

    In LETRS-Volume 2, training continues in the same format as Volume 1, again focusing on effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information to 3 students.

    Session Topics
    Unit 5: Oral Language Vocabulary
    Unit 6: Understanding Reading Comprehension
    Unit 7: Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction
    Unit 8: Reading-Writing Connection

    61. LETRS Cohort 11

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 9/27/2022 to 5/5/2023

    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers 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 to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

    62. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/27/2022 to 3/27/2023

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers 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: 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/Launch 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. (2) Participants must purchase LETRS manual and online course license for $369 from one of the following: Kathleen.tirakian@lexialearning.com - districts with 7000+ student enrollment Amy.Langlais@lexialearning.com - districts with 2000 - 7000 student enrollment Laura.Franzese@lexialearning.com - districts with up to 2000 student enrollment The total cost for the four-day training (including breakfast and parking), manual, and online course is $669. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment, even with a scholarship or Read, Lead, Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact Siera Osei at sieraosei@missouristate.edu.

    63. Literacy Academy: Grades 4-6

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 TBA in the NE RPDC Region (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: Grades 4-6 General Education, Special Education, and Title I Teachers

    Dates: 9/29/2022 to 11/3/2022

    DATES: Tuesday, September 29; Thursday, October 6; Thursday, November 3, 2022

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: TBD (based on enrollment)

    COST: $150 - lunch included

    Literacy Academy: Grades 4-6 is a series of three modules anchored in the science of reading. Each module addresses a different component that skilled readers' need. Participants will have the opportunity to examine and see research-based practices modeled with a focus on quality decision-making about instruction and curriculum use. Sessions will provide hands-on application and provide effective intervention for struggling readers.

    The academy will include these components:
    Day 1: Advanced Phonics/Decoding,
    Day 2: Vocabulary Instruction, and
    Day 3: Effective Comprehension Instruction.


    This Academy will be of great benefit to General Education, Special Education, and Title I Teachers.

    This academy aligns with and supports Missouri Teacher/Leader Standards: 1, 2, & 7

    64. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Sullivan (INVITATION ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Sullivan Schools Administration Building (Sullivan, MO) [map]

    Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 9/30/2022 to 3/16/2023

    Participants are expected to attend all four dates in this workshop.
  • September 30, 2022
  • November 28, 2022
  • January 4, 2023
  • March 16, 2023

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

    Face-to-Face Sessions Include:
    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    A late fee will be applied if you have NOT registered.

  • 65. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 2)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 S&T Phelps Health Annex E101 Seminar Room (Rolla, MO) [map]

    Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 10/3/2022 to 4/17/2023

    Participants are expected to attend all four dates in this workshop.
  • October 3, 2022
  • December 1, 2022
  • February 27, 2023
  • April 17, 2023

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

    Face-to-Face Sessions Include:
    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    A late fee will be applied if you have NOT registered.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.

  • 66. LETRS Cohort 7

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 10/3/2022 to 4/6/2023

    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers 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 to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

    67. LETRS Cohort 8

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 10/4/2022 to 5/2/2023

    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers 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 to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

    68. LETRS Cohort 9

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 10/5/2022 to 3/30/2023

    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers 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 to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

    69. LETRS Volume 2, Cohort 2 Southeast RPDC

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 Southeast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 10/5/2022 to 4/3/2023

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to extend research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured modules and online videos of effective classroom instruction. The two primary areas of focus for this volume are comprehension and writing. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS Volume 2 materials two months prior to Session 1 to allow ample time to process content before the first training. Materials should be purchased from Lexia Learning. If unsure how/where to purchase call 573-651-2083 for that information or email crodgers@semo.edu. Full day training dates for this cohort group are 10/5/22, 11/28/22, 1/31/23, and 4/3/23. These four trainings will address Units 5 thru 8, respectively. There will be one charge for all four sessions after attendance of the first training.

    70. Instructional Coaches (Cohort One, Year Two)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 S&T Phelps Health Annex E101 Seminar Room (Rolla, MO) [map]

    Audience: Prerequisite: Participants must have attended Year One

    Dates: 10/5/2022 to 1/19/2023

    There are 3 meeting dates in this workshop series:
  • October 5, 2022
  • November 21, 2022
  • January 19, 2023

    If you work as an instructional coach and want to grow and learn from others in your field, our collaborative cohort facilitated by RPDC consultants is for you! We plan to meet three times throughout the year, sharing best-practices, resources and ideas.

    Session topics will include:
    Lesson Planning
    Next Level Coaching
    Literacy & Math Support

    If you are attending a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will be applied.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.

  • 71. LETRS Cohort 4

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 10/6/2022 to 5/3/2023

    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers 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 to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

    72. LETRS Early Childhood

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 10/6/2022 to 2/21/2023

    This three-day series is designed to deepen your understanding of the what, why, and how of early literacy and language development, including assessment and instruction strategies. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides the "science of reading” application of research into the classroom no matter the curriculum or program used. The blended learning format of this series includes three days of face-to-face training and self-paced online tutorials/videos of effective early childhood classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: The face-to-face may have a virtual option. Participants must purchase LETRS Early Childhood Educator manual and online course for approx. $199 prior to the first session from one of the following: Kathleen.tirakian@lexialearning.com - districts with 7000+ student enrollment Amy.Langlais@lexialearning.com - districts with 2000 - 7000 student enrollment Laura.Franzese@lexialearning.com - districts with up to 2000 student enrollment Cost for face-to-face training is $75 per day, including parking and breakfast. Total cost for the blended format is $424. NOTE: ATLL LETRS Scholarship recipients will receive REIMBURSEMENT for manual and online license upon completion of online course and attendance of all four f2f sessions. For more information, please contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    73. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Raymondville Elem. (INVITATION ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Raymondville Elem. School (Raymondville, MO)

    Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 10/7/2022 to 3/3/2023

    Participants are expected to attend all four dates in this workshop.
  • October 7, 2022
  • November 4, 2022
  • February 3, 2023
  • March 3, 2023

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

    Face-to-Face Sessions Include:
    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    A late fee will be applied if you have NOT registered.

  • 74. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

    Audience: PreK - Kindergarten Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 10/7/2022 to 3/21/2023

    This three-day series is designed to deepen your understanding of the what, why, and how of early literacy and language development, including assessment and instruction strategies. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides the "science of reading” application of research into the classroom no matter the curriculum or program used. The blended learning format of this series includes three days of face-to-face training and self-paced online tutorials/videos of effective early childhood classroom instruction.

    Lunch will be provided.

    75. Strategies for Striving Adolescent Readers and Writers

    Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

    Location: MOREnet Conference Room, Stadium Shoppes (Columbia, MO)

    Audience: Educators of grades 6-12, curriculum coordinators, administrators, interventionists, coaches

    Dates: 10/11/2022

    Intentional instruction in reading and writing does not stop at the secondary level. Adolescent literacy is complex. They have difficulty making sense of texts for many reasons, and these difficulties manifest in various ways. Addressing students' literacy needs often requires coordinated efforts from teachers and specialists. Join us for essential classroom instructional practices to boost middle and high school students' achievement and engagement across disciplines.

    76. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 3)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 S&T Phelps Health Annex E101 Seminar Room (Rolla, MO) [map]

    Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 10/17/2022 to 5/3/2023

    Participants are expected to attend all four dates in this workshop.
  • October 17, 2022
  • January 6, 2023
  • March 27, 2023
  • May 3, 2023

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

    Face-to-Face Sessions Include:
    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    A late fee will be applied if you have NOT registered.

    Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at least seven (7) days in advance.

  • 77. LETRS Vol. 1 Word Recognition

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 10/17/2022 to 4/4/2023

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers 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: 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/Launch 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. (2) Recipients of an ATLL Scholarship and other participants must purchase LETRS manual and online course license for $369 from one of the following: Kathleen.tirakian@lexialearning.com - districts with 7000+ student enrollment Amy.Langlais@lexialearning.com - districts with 2000 - 7000 student enrollment Laura.Franzese@lexialearning.com - districts with up to 2000 student enrollment 3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! 4) The total cost for the four-day training (including breakfast and parking), manual, and online course is $669. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment, even with a scholarship or Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    78. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition (Mondays Only)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Alumni Center, 300 S Jefferson, Springfield (Springfield, MO) [map]

    Dates: 10/17/2022 to 4/3/2023

    New
    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers 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: (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/Launch 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. (2) Recipients of an ATLL Scholarship and other participants must purchase LETRS manual and online course license for $369 from one of the following: Kathleen.tirakian@lexialearning.com - districts with 7000+ student enrollment Amy.Langlais@lexialearning.com - districts with 2000 - 7000 student enrollment Laura.Franzese@lexialearning.com - districts with up to 2000 student enrollment (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! (4) The total cost for the four-day training (including breakfast and parking), manual, and online course is $669. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment, even with a scholarship or Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact sieraosei@missouristate.edu

    79. LETRS Cohort 12

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 10/18/2022 to 5/8/2023

    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers 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 to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

    80. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 10/19/2022 to 2/22/2023

    New
    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers 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: (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/Launch 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. (2) Recipients of an ATLL Scholarship and other participants must purchase LETRS manual and online course license for $369 from one of the following: Kathleen.tirakian@lexialearning.com - districts with 7000+ student enrollment Amy.Langlais@lexialearning.com - districts with 2000 - 7000 student enrollment Laura.Franzese@lexialearning.com - districts with up to 2000 student enrollment (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! (4) The total cost for the four-day training (including breakfast and parking), manual, and online course is $669. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment, even with a scholarship or Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact sieraosei@missouristate.edu

    81. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Kingston K-14 (INVITATION ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Kingston K-14 School District (Cadet, MO)

    Audience: Elementary K-5 Teachers, Title Reading Teachers, Special Education Teachers or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 10/21/2022 to 5/5/2023

    New
    Participants are expected to attend all four dates in this workshop.
  • October 21, 2022
  • January 27, 2023
  • March 31, 2023
  • May 5, 2023

    LETRS provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. LETRS is NOT a program. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of 4 face-to-face learning sessions through structured modules and 4 units of online videos including examples of effective classroom instruction. Teachers will be asked to apply the information on chosen students.

    Face-to-Face Sessions Include:
    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
    Session 3 - Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, & Spelling
    Session 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, & Word Recognition

    A late fee will be applied if you have NOT registered.

  • 82. LETRS Vol. 1 Word Recognition

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 10/25/2022 to 4/6/2023

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers 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: 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/Launch 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. (2) Recipients of an ATLL Scholarship and other participants must purchase LETRS manual and online course license for $369 from one of the following: Kathleen.tirakian@lexialearning.com - districts with 7000+ student enrollment Amy.Langlais@lexialearning.com - districts with 2000 - 7000 student enrollment Laura.Franzese@lexialearning.com - districts with up to 2000 student enrollment 3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! 4) The total cost for the four-day training (including breakfast and parking), manual, and online course is $669. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment, even with a scholarship or Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    83. What is Media Literacy?

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: 9 Central RPDC (Warrensburg, MO) [map]

    Audience: K-12 ELA Classroom Teachers and Librarians

    Dates: 10/26/2022

    What is media literacy, and where does it belong in the curriculum? Heather Knight (DESE Director of Literacy), Lisa Scroggs (DESE Director of English Language Arts), and Stuart Smith (DESE Assistant Director of Curriculum) will explain the many facets of media literacy and their importance for students in school and beyond during this three-hour session.

    Content and activities will focus on K-12 ELA classrooms and school libraries, but all are welcome.

    Registration and Morning Refreshments begin at 8:30 am with the presentation starting at 9:00 am.

    84. LETRS Cohort 13

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 11/2/2022 to 5/9/2023

    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers 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 to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

    85. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: SE RPDC-SE MO State Univ.-Cape Girardeau (Cape Girardeau, MO)

    Dates: 11/7/2022 to 5/1/2023

    This four-day series is designed to deepen your understanding of the what, why, and how of early literacy and language development, including assessment and instruction strategies. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides the "science of reading” application of research into the classroom no matter the curriculum or program used. The blended learning format of this series includes three days of face-to-face training and self-paced online tutorials/videos of effective early childhood classroom instruction. The training dates are Nov. 7th, Jan. 4th, March 29th, and May 1st. SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must purchase LETRS Early Childhood Educator manual and online course from Lexia Learning (1-800-547-6747, ext. 5136) for $209, prior to the first session. Cost for face-to-face training is $25 per day. Total cost for the blended format is $. ($209 course materials + $100 Trainings = $309) RPDC billing occurs after the first day of attendance. For more information, please contact crodgers@semo.edu.

    86. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 11/9/2022 to 4/25/2023

    New
    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers 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: (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/Launch 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. (2) Recipients of an ATLL Scholarship and other participants must purchase LETRS manual and online course license for $369 from one of the following: Kathleen.tirakian@lexialearning.com - districts with 7000+ student enrollment Amy.Langlais@lexialearning.com - districts with 2000 - 7000 student enrollment Laura.Franzese@lexialearning.com - districts with up to 2000 student enrollment (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! (4) The total cost for the four-day training (including breakfast and parking), manual, and online course is $669. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment, even with a scholarship or Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact sieraosei@missouristate.edu

    87. LETRS Cohort 14

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 11/15/2022 to 5/10/2023

    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers 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 to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

    88. LETRS Cohort 15

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 12/8/2022 to 5/11/2023

    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers 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 to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

    89. Literacy Academy: Grades 7-12

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 TBA in the NE RPDC Region (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: Grades 7-12 Content Area, Special Education, and At-Risk Teachers

    Dates: 12/13/2022 to 3/1/2023

    DATES: Tuesday, December 13, 2022; Wednesdays - January 25, February 8, March 1, 2023

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: TBD (based on enrollment)

    COST: $200 - lunch included

    Literacy Academy: Grades 7-12 is a series of four modules anchored in the science of reading. Each module addresses a different component that skilled readers' need in the content area. Participants will have the opportunity to review and see research-based practices modeled with a focus on quality decision-making about instruction and curriculum use. Sessions will provide hands-on application.

    The academy will include these components:
    Day 1: Advanced Decoding Skills,
    Day 2: Key to Vocabulary Instruction,
    Day 3: Effective Comprehension Instruction, and
    Day 4: Writing 101 in the Content Area.


    This Academy will be of great benefit to Content Area, Special Education, and At-Risk Teachers.

    This academy aligns with and supports Missouri Teacher/Leader Standards: 1, 2, & 7

    90. Compenents of Effective Literacy

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 KCRPDC-Union Station (Kansas City, MO) [map]

    Audience: General and Special Education Administrators, All Teachers

    Dates: 12/14/2022 to 3/20/2023

    This Series comprises seven modules anchored in the science of reading. Each module addresses the different elements skilled readers possess as well as the instructional elements necessary to produce success in reading. Research-based practices are modeled and examined with participants to provide the opportunity for quality decision-making with regard to instruction and the use of the curriculum. Sessions will dive into ‘what works' and provide hands-on application for preventing reading difficulties and intervening effectively to close the gap for struggling students.

    Series of 3 sessions: December 14, January 30, March 20. Must commit to all 3 sessions.

    Cost: $45 KCRPDC Members; $60 Non-Members

    91. Components of Effective Literacy - 3 Day Academy

    Program: RPDC - Heart of MO - Regional Professional Development Center

    Location: MOREnet Conference Room, Stadium Shoppes (Columbia, MO)

    Audience: General and Special Educators

    Dates: 2/13/2023 to 4/4/2023

    This three (3) day series is comprised of seven modules anchored in the Science of Reading. Each module addresses the different elements skilled readers possess as well as the instructional elements necessary to produce success in reading. Research based practices are modeled and examined with participants to provide the opportunity for quality decision making with regard to instruction and use of curriculum. Sessions will dive into ‘what works' and provide hands-on application for preventing reading difficulties and intervening effectively to close the gap for struggling students. Day 1: Components of Effective Literacy: Introduction Day 2: Components of Effective Literacy: Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Day 3: Components of Effective Literacy: Fluency in Phonics and Spelling Development Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or mobile device with Internet access.

    92. LETRS Vol. 1 Word Recognition

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 2/23/2023 to 6/8/2023

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers 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: 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/Launch 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. (2) Recipients of an ATLL Scholarship and other participants must purchase LETRS manual and online course license for $369 from one of the following: Kathleen.tirakian@lexialearning.com - districts with 7000+ student enrollment Amy.Langlais@lexialearning.com - districts with 2000 - 7000 student enrollment Laura.Franzese@lexialearning.com - districts with up to 2000 student enrollment 3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! 4) The total cost for the four-day training (including breakfast and parking), manual, and online course is $669. NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment, even with a scholarship or Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu