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1. LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Volume 1 - Cohort 5 (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 4/27/2023

DATES:
Launch: Thurs, August 4
Session 1: Mon, November 14, 2022
Session 2: Wed, Feb 1
Session 3: Wed, March 1
Session 4: Thur, April 27, 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

2. The Knowledge Gap Virtual Book Study

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

Location: Virtual Training (-, -)

Dates: 3/23/2023 to 5/11/2023

Learn why background knowledge is such a critical - and often overlooked - component of science-based and equitable literacy instruction. Natalie Wexler argues that taking a more rigorous approach to reading and writing starts with focusing on content rather than skills taught in a vacuum. For students to understand complex texts, they must first understand the complexities of the world around them. This is a virtual book study and the book should be purchased prior to the first meeting.

3. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition - New SpringSummer Cohort

Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

Dates: 4/3/2023 to 8/31/2023

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:
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.

    1) Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast.

    2) ATLL will purchase your manual bundle and online access for $399 and your district will be invoice for a total of $699

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

    For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu
  • 4. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 25) - Waynesville (BY INVITATION--WAYNESVILLE TEACHERS ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Waynesville High School Lecture Hall (Waynesville, MO)

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

    Dates: 5/22/2023 to 3/12/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • May 22, 2023 (Kick-Off Date--Time to be Determined; Location: Waynesville Lecture Hall)
  • August 8, 2023
  • October 9, 2023
  • January 3, 2024
  • March 11, 2024 --OR-- March 12, 2024 (DATE DETERMINED BY SCHOOL DISTRICT)

    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.

  • 5. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 1

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 6/5/2023 to 4/23/2024

    Closed
    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.

    6. LETRS Evening Edition in Ray-Pec Cohort #23 (Volume 1): By Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Stonegate Elementary School (Raymore, MO)

    Audience: This is for those that have pre-registered with DESE and approved by the district to attend.

    Dates: 6/21/2023 to 3/21/2024

    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.

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

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. St Joseph (St Joseph, MO)

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

    Dates: 6/28/2023 to 3/6/2024

    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.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    8. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 4

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/6/2023 to 4/25/2024

    Closed
    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.

    9. LETRS Evening Edition in NKC, Volume 2, Cohort #13: By Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 North Kansas City School District (Kansas City, MO)

    Audience: This is for those that have pre-registered with DESE and approved by the district to attend.

    Dates: 7/7/2023 to 4/11/2024

    Closed
    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. This is Volume 2 training and can only be taken after successfully completing Volume 1.

    10. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 2

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/7/2023 to 4/24/2024

    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.

    11. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 5

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/7/2023 to 3/4/2024

    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.

    12. LETRS Evening Edition in NKC, Cohort #20: By Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 North Kansas City School District (Kansas City, MO)

    Audience: This is for those that have pre-registered with DESE and approved by the district to attend.

    Dates: 7/7/2023 to 4/25/2024

    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.

    13. LETRS Evening Edition in NKC, Cohort #21: By Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 North Kansas City School District (Kansas City, MO)

    Audience: This is for those that have pre-registered with DESE and approved by the district to attend.

    Dates: 7/7/2023 to 4/25/2024

    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.

    14. LETRS Evening Edition in NKC, Cohort #22: By Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 North Kansas City School District (Kansas City, MO)

    Audience: This is for those that have pre-registered with DESE and approved by the district to attend.

    Dates: 7/7/2023 to 4/11/2024

    Closed
    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.

    15. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 9

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/10/2023 to 3/11/2024

    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.

    16. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 6

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/10/2023 to 3/5/2024

    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.

    17. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 7

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/17/2023 to 3/6/2024

    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.

    18. LETRS Volume 1: Cohort 25

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

    Location: B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 7/17/2023 to 4/5/2024

    Volume I includes 4 on-line units of study, complemented with a textbook manual for study. The online platform makes up the biggest portion of the work for course completion. Participants must complete a six-hour face-to-face training for each unit. All-day, in-person attendance is required, and missed sessions must be made up. Units include: The Challenge of Learning to Read; The Speech Sounds of English; Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling; and Advanced Decoding, Spelling and Word Recognition. LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students. Participants will complete a portfolio of Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom. .

    NOTE: Materials are provided to participants by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only if they have applied to MO Read, Lead, Exceed. Participants should also note that registration using the Frontline system only schedules the required face-to-face training sessions - it does NOT initiate a materials order by the Heart of MO-RPDC.

    If participant is not part of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed program, there will be charge of $1040.00 per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

    19. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 8

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/17/2023 to 3/7/2024

    Closed
    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.

    20. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 10

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/18/2023 to 3/12/2024

    Closed
    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.

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

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 7/18/2023 to 3/20/2024

    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.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    22. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 11

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/18/2023 to 4/8/2024

    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.

    23. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 3( St Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. St Joseph (St Joseph, MO)

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

    Dates: 7/19/2023 to 3/27/2024

    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.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    24. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 12

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/20/2023 to 4/9/2024

    Closed
    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.

    25. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 13

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 7/20/2023 to 4/10/2024

    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.

    26. LETRS Volume 1: Cohort #29

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

    Location: B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 7/24/2023 to 3/12/2024

    Volume I includes 4 on-line units of study, complemented with a textbook manual for study. The online platform makes up the biggest portion of the work for course completion. Participants must complete a six-hour face-to-face training for each unit. All-day, in-person attendance is required, and missed sessions must be made up. Units include: The Challenge of Learning to Read; The Speech Sounds of English; Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling; and Advanced Decoding, Spelling and Word Recognition. LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students. Participants will complete a portfolio of Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom. .

    NOTE: Materials are provided to participants by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only if they have applied to MO Read, Lead, Exceed. Participants should also note that registration using the Frontline system only schedules the required face-to-face training sessions - it does NOT initiate a materials order by the Heart of MO-RPDC.

    If participant is not part of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed program, there will be charge of $1040.00 per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

    27. *JAN. 23 HAS BEEN CANCELLED--RESCHEDULED TO FEB. 29* Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 22)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Columbia College (Rolla, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/1/2023 to 4/3/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • August 1, 2023 (Kick-Off Date--Time: 9:00-12:00 / Location: Columbia College)
  • August 29, 2023
  • October 25, 2023
  • January 23, 2024 *JAN. 23 HAS BEEN CANCELLED--RESCHEDULED TO FEB. 29*
  • April 3, 2024

    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.

  • 28. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 4 (Maryville)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

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

    Dates: 8/1/2023 to 4/2/2024

    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.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    29. **RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 28, 2024-POSTPONED FROM 1/22/24**Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 9)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Columbia College (Rolla, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/1/2023 to 4/2/2024

    Closed
    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • August 1, 2023 (Kick-Off Date--Time: 12:30-3:30 / Location: Columbia College)
  • August 30, 2023
  • October 24, 2023
  • February 28, 2024-**POSTPONED FROM January 22, 2024**
  • April 2, 2024

    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.

  • 30. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 23)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Columbia College (Rolla, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/1/2023 to 4/4/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • August 1, 2023 (Kick-Off Date--Time: 12:30-3:30 / Location: Columbia College)
  • August 31, 2023
  • October 26, 2023
  • January 24, 2024
  • April 4, 2024

    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.

  • 31. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 5 ( St Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. St Joseph (St Joseph, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/2/2023 to 4/3/2024

    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.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    32. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 8) -- Ellington

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Ellington Elementary School (Ellington, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/2/2023 to 3/18/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • August 2, 2023 (Kick-Off Date--Time: 9:30-11:30am)
  • September 18, 2023
  • November 13, 2023
  • February 5, 2024
  • March 18, 2024 (Date changed from 4/8/24 to 3/18/24)

    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.

  • 33. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 6 (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/3/2023 to 4/4/2024

    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.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    34. LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 1 (Southeast RPDC Location)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/7/2023 to 4/9/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) 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 more information is needed, email kengelen@semo.edu, vallgier@semo.edu, or crodgers@semo.edu.

    Training dates for this cohort group are 8/7/23 for a half-day launch, then full day trainings on 10/3/23, 12/1/23, 2/8/24, 4/9/24. Each full day will address each of the four LETRS Units respectively. There is one charge for the series.

    35. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 29) - Union (BY INVITATION--UNION TEACHERS 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: 8/7/2023 to 4/19/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • Kick-Off -- August 7, 2023
  • August 18, 2023
  • October 30, 2023
  • February 15, 2024
  • April 19, 2024

    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.

  • 36. LETRS Volume 1: Cohort #31 - Montgomery County Area

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

    Location: TBA-Central Missouri (Central Missouri, MO)

    Dates: 8/7/2023 to 5/20/2024

    Volume I includes 4 on-line units of study, complemented with a textbook manual for study. The online platform makes up the biggest portion of the work for course completion. Participants must complete a six-hour face-to-face training for each unit. All-day, in-person attendance is required, and missed sessions must be made up. Units include: The Challenge of Learning to Read; The Speech Sounds of English; Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling; and Advanced Decoding, Spelling and Word Recognition. LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students. Participants will complete a portfolio of Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom.

    NOTE: Materials are provided to participants by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only if they have applied to MO Read, Lead, Exceed. Participants should also note that registration using the Frontline system only schedules the required face-to-face training sessions - it does NOT initiate a materials order by the Heart of MO-RPDC.

    If participant is not part of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed program, there will be charge of $1040.00 per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

    37. LETRS Volume 2: Cohort #7

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

    Location: B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 8/7/2023 to 3/18/2024

    Prerequisite: LETRS Volume 1 course completion verified by Heart of MO-RPDC facilitator.

    Volume 2 includes 4 on-line units with a face-to-face training for each unit. All components are required, and participants must attend all four face-to-face trainings in person. The units include: The Mighty Word: Oral Language and Vocabulary; Digging for Meaning: Understanding Reading Comprehension; Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction; and The Reading-Writing Connection. LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students, Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom.

    NOTE: Materials are provided to participants by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only if they have applied to MO Read, Lead, Exceed. Participants should also note that registration using the Frontline system only schedules the required face-to-face training sessions - it does NOT initiate a materials order by the Heart of MO-RPDC.

    If participant is not part of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed program, there will be a charge of $1040.00 per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

    38. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. St Joseph (St Joseph, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/10/2023 to 4/5/2024

    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.

    39. LETRS Volume 1: Cohort #24

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

    Location: B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 8/11/2023 to 3/20/2024

    Volume I includes 4 on-line units of study, complemented with a textbook manual for study. The online platform makes up the biggest portion of the work for course completion. Participants must complete a six-hour face-to-face training for each unit. All-day, in-person attendance is required, and missed sessions must be made up. Units include: The Challenge of Learning to Read; The Speech Sounds of English; Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling; and Advanced Decoding, Spelling and Word Recognition. LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students. Participants will complete a portfolio of Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom. .

    NOTE: Materials are provided to participants by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only if they have applied to MO Read, Lead, Exceed. Participants should also note that registration using the Frontline system only schedules the required face-to-face training sessions - it does NOT initiate a materials order by the Heart of MO-RPDC.

    If participant is not part of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed program, there will be charge of $1040.00 per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

    40. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition: (Invite Only: Norwood/Invited Participants) Cohort 64

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 8/14/2023 to 2/19/2024

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

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

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

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

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

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

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu
  • 41. LETRS Vol 1: Word Recognition (Invite Only: Bolivar Cohort 61)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Bolivar, Missouri (Bolivar, MO) [map]

    Dates: 8/14/2023 to 4/4/2024

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

    42. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition (Invite Only: Forsyth/Taneyville Cohort 36)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Forsyth High School Cafeteria (Forsyth, MO) [map]

    Dates: 8/15/2023 to 4/8/2024

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

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

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

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

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

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

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu
  • 43. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 24) - MSU-West Plains

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 West Plains (MSU-West Plains--Lybyer Center) (West Plains, MO) [map]

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

    Dates: 8/15/2023 to 4/16/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • August 15, 2023 (Kick-Off Date--Time: 8:30-11:00am)
  • September 26, 2023
  • December 6, 2023
  • February 28, 2024
  • April 29, 2024 (DATE CHANGED TO APRIL 16, 2024)

    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.

  • 44. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 28) - MSU-West Plains

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 West Plains (MSU-West Plains--Lybyer Center) (West Plains, MO) [map]

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

    Dates: 8/15/2023 to 4/18/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • August 15, 2023 (Kick-Off Date--Time: 12:30-2:30pm)
  • September 25, 2023
  • November 29, 2023
  • February 26, 2024
  • May 1, 2024 (DATE CHANGED TO APRIL 18, 2024)

    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.

  • 45. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 30) -- Mountain View-Birch Tree (BY INVITATION--MOUNTAIN VIEW-BIRCH TREE TEACHERS ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Mountain View Birchtree Schools (Mountain View, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/15/2023 to 4/29/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • August 15, 2023 (Kick-Off Date--Time: 12:30-2:30 / Location: MSU-West Plains)
  • October 16, 2023
  • February 19, 2024**Rescheduled-Postponed from January 22, 2024
  • April 1, 2024**Rescheduled from 3/4/24 to 4/1/24
  • April 29, 2024

    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.

  • 46. LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 3-Independence Schools Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 Independence School District (Independence, MO)

    Audience: By Invitation Only

    Dates: 8/15/2023 to 4/8/2024

    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.

    47. LETRS Volume 2, Cohort 1 (Southeast RPDC Location)

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 8/22/2023 to 4/9/2024

    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 primary areas of focus for this volume are vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS Volume 2 materials prior to the first session. If more information is needed, email kengelen@semo.edu, vallgier@semo.edu, or crodgers@semo.edu.

    Full-day training dates for this Volume 2 cohort group are 8/22/23, 10/4/23, 2/8/24, 4/9/24. Each full day training will address each of the four LETRS Units, 5 thru 8, respectively.

    48. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 24

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 8/28/2023 to 3/11/2024

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

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

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

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

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

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

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu
  • 49. LETRS Volume 2: Cohort #4

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

    Location: B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 8/29/2023 to 3/6/2024

    Prerequisite: LETRS Volume 1 course completion verified by Heart of MO-RPDC facilitator.

    Volume 2 includes 4 on-line units with a face-to-face training for each unit. All components are required, and participants must attend all four face-to-face trainings in person. The units include: The Mighty Word: Oral Language and Vocabulary; Digging for Meaning: Understanding Reading Comprehension; Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction; and The Reading-Writing Connection. LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students, Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom.

    NOTE: Materials are provided to participants by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only if they have applied to MO Read, Lead, Exceed. Participants should also note that registration using the Frontline system only schedules the required face-to-face training sessions - it does NOT initiate a materials order by the Heart of MO-RPDC.

    If participant is not part of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed program, there will be a charge of $1040.00 per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

    50. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 45

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 8/30/2023 to 2/16/2024

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

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

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

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

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

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

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu
  • 51. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I (Cohort 6)

    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: 8/30/2023 to 4/11/2024

    Participants are expected to attend all dates in this workshop.
  • August 30, 2023 (Kick-Off Date--Time: 9:30-11:30 / Location: Columbia College, Room 128)
  • October 25, 2023 (DATE CHANGE: Oct. 26 to Oct. 25)
  • January 25, 2024
  • March 11, 2024 (DATE CHANGED TO MARCH 5, 2024)
  • April 11, 2024

    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.

  • 52. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 7 (Maryville)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Maryville (Maryville, Mo)

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

    Dates: 9/5/2023 to 5/21/2024

    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.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    53. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 8 ( St Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. St Joseph (St Joseph, MO)

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

    Dates: 9/6/2023 to 5/10/2024

    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.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    54. LETRS Volume 2: Cohort #6

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

    Location: B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 9/6/2023 to 4/10/2024

    Prerequisite: LETRS Volume 1 course completion verified by Heart of MO-RPDC facilitator.

    Volume 2 includes 4 on-line units with a face-to-face training for each unit. All components are required, and participants must attend all four face-to-face trainings in person. The units include: The Mighty Word: Oral Language and Vocabulary; Digging for Meaning: Understanding Reading Comprehension; Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction; and The Reading-Writing Connection. LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students, Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom.

    NOTE: Materials are provided to participants by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only if they have applied to MO Read, Lead, Exceed. Participants should also note that registration using the Frontline system only schedules the required face-to-face training sessions - it does NOT initiate a materials order by the Heart of MO-RPDC.

    If participant is not part of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed program, there will be a charge of $1040.00 per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

    55. NW Curriculum Leader Network

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: Curriculum leaders, Building leaders, Teacher leaders

    Dates: 9/8/2023 to 4/10/2024

    This network will provide information about current trends and issues in curriculum, instruction and assessment. Participants will be informed about current happenings at DESE, such as: literacy updates, math updates, MO Leap Blocks, State assessment information, etc. Time will be allowed to share ideas of what is working in districts to help improve learning.

    56. LETRS Vol 1: Word Recognition (Stockton Cohort 63)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: TBD (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 9/11/2023 to 3/4/2024

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

    57. LETRS Volume 2: Cohort #8

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

    Location: B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 9/18/2023 to 3/25/2024

    Prerequisite: LETRS Volume 1 course completion verified by Heart of MO-RPDC facilitator.

    Volume 2 includes 4 on-line units with a face-to-face training for each unit. All components are required, and participants must attend all four face-to-face trainings in person. The units include: The Mighty Word: Oral Language and Vocabulary; Digging for Meaning: Understanding Reading Comprehension; Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction; and The Reading-Writing Connection. LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students, Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom.

    NOTE: Materials are provided to participants by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only if they have applied to MO Read, Lead, Exceed. Participants should also note that registration using the Frontline system only schedules the required face-to-face training sessions - it does NOT initiate a materials order by the Heart of MO-RPDC.

    If participant is not part of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed program, there will be a $1040.00 charge per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

    58. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 46 *Date Changes Due to Weather*

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/20/2023 to 4/9/2024

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

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

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

    Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast.

    (2) Recipients of MO Read, Lead, Exceed participants do not need to purchase. Those who aren't getting this funding will need to purchase a LETRS manual and online course license for $399 from LEXIA, you may contact your instructor for purchasing these materials.

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

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

  • 59. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition: (Invite Only: Pleasant Hope/ Invited Participants (Cohort 37)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: TBD (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 9/25/2023 to 1/29/2024

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

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

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

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

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

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

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu
  • 60. LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 3- Kansas City Public Schools ONLY

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3-Kansas City MO-TBD (Kansas City, MO)

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 9/26/2023 to 4/1/2024

    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.

    61. LETRS Volume 2 Cohort 4- Kansas City Public Schools ONLY

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: 3 Kansas City MO-TBD (Kansas City, MO)

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 9/26/2023 to 4/1/2024

    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. 6-12 ELA Network

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Varies, St. Joseph (St. Joseph, MO)

    Audience: 6-12 Teachers, Title I, Special Education, Literacy Coaches

    Dates: 9/28/2023 to 4/16/2024

    Text complexity becomes harder for students to access as they move through grades. This network collaboration is built to energize and deepen the toolbox for student engagement in literacy. How can we help you with the demands you face daily? Sessions will address the following:
    * Prioritizing effective practices using student evidence
    * Responding to different genre and formats
    * Collaboration and integration of network attendee needs and resources
    * Motivating meaningful tech engagement
    * Building literacy through assessment
    * Updated DESE resources as they develop
    * Understanding and using DESE resources

    Lunch included. Graduate credit available

    63. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 25

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 9/29/2023 to 2/28/2024

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

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

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

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

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

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

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu
  • 64. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 28

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 10/2/2023 to 3/5/2024

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

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

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

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

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

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

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu
  • 65. LETRS Volume 2: Cohort #16

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

    Location: B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 10/4/2023 to 4/3/2024

    Prerequisite: LETRS Volume 1 course completion verified by Heart of MO-RPDC facilitator.

    Volume 2 includes 4 on-line units with a face-to-face training for each unit. All components are required, and participants must attend all four face-to-face trainings in person. The units include: The Mighty Word: Oral Language and Vocabulary; Digging for Meaning: Understanding Reading Comprehension; Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction; and The Reading-Writing Connection. LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students, Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom.

    NOTE: Materials are provided to participants by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only if they have applied to MO Read, Lead, Exceed. Participants should also note that registration using the Frontline system only schedules the required face-to-face training sessions - it does NOT initiate a materials order by the Heart of MO-RPDC.

    If participant is not part of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed program, there will be a $1040.00 charge per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

    66. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition (Invite only - Willard Cohort #66)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Park Central Office Building (Springfield, MO)

    Dates: 10/5/2023 to 5/14/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email). (1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. NOTE: If prompted, please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award (for our records only). This is an onsite training in Willard. For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu

    67. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 30 Mondays ONLY

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 10/16/2023 to 3/18/2024

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

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

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

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

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

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

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact janaloge@missouristate.edu
  • 68. LETRS Volume 2: Cohort #17

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

    Location: B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 10/24/2023 to 5/1/2024

    Prerequisite: LETRS Volume 1 course completion verified by Heart of MO-RPDC facilitator.

    Volume 2 includes 4 on-line units with a face-to-face training for each unit. All components are required, and participants must attend all four face-to-face trainings in person. The units include: The Mighty Word: Oral Language and Vocabulary; Digging for Meaning: Understanding Reading Comprehension; Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction; and The Reading-Writing Connection. LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students, Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom.

    NOTE: Materials are provided to participants by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only if they have applied to MO Read, Lead, Exceed. Participants should also note that registration using the Frontline system only schedules the required face-to-face training sessions - it does NOT initiate a materials order by the Heart of MO-RPDC.

    If participant is not part of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed program, there will be a $1040.00 charge per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

    69. Title I ELA Network

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Varies, St. Joseph (St. Joseph, MO)

    Audience: Title I Teachers, Interventionists

    Dates: 10/26/2023 to 5/3/2024

    We know intervention is structured in many different ways. No matter how your day looks, let's ensure we make the most of every minute! This network connects the power of literacy with how to prioritize the needs of students in meaningful, targeted ways. Time will be spent building efficiency with engaging instructional strategies and networking resources within teams. Sessions will address the following:
    * Empowering instructional strategies
    * Success plans for students
    * Building a literacy team
    * Prioritizing developmental needs of readers
    * Building literacy through assessment
    * DESE updates as they develop
    * Connecting title and intervention needs with classroom instruction

    Lunch included. Graduate credit available

    70. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 29

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 11/3/2023 to 3/6/2024

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

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

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

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

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

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

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu
  • 71. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 65 (Marshfield Onsite - INVITE ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: Online Learning (Online Learning, On)

    Dates: 11/13/2023 to 4/15/2024

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

    72. 5-12 Social Studies Network

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5 Varies, St. Joseph (St. Joseph, MO)

    Audience: Grades 5-12 Social Studies Teachers

    Dates: 11/13/2023 to 3/4/2024

    Come learn innovative and engaging strategies to develop your students' critical thinking skills! We will learn pedagogies for increasing student engagement through cooperative learning strategies and teaching/learning with primary sources. This network will focus on implementing strategies, routines and tasks to engage students in active learning, connecting history knowledge and also state testing preparation.

    In these sessions, participants will learn about the primary source strategies and state standards in relation to testing. Educators will dig deeper into:
    * examples of state testing questions and practical exercise
    * disciplinary literacy strategies through teaching with primary sources
    * powerful tier 1 instruction for teaching social studies
    * networking opportunities at the state and national level for educator learning and growth
    * teacher takeaways and resources for each strategy

    Lunch provided

    73. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 26

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 11/29/2023 to 4/2/2024

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

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

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

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

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

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

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

    For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu
  • 74. Early Childhood LETRS

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 2/2/2024 to 4/29/2024

    Wait List
    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. ATLL will purchase and invoice your district for the LETRS Early Childhood Educator manual and online course for approx. $250. The cost for face-to-face training is $75 per day, including parking and breakfast. Total cost for the blended format is $475.

    75. SC RPDC ELA/Math Network (PM Session: ELA Literacy)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: District curriculum leaders, instructional coaches and teachers and administrators in the South Central region

    Dates: 2/14/2024

    This ELA session will provide opportunities for area educators to network with other schools in the South Central region. The session will consist of 3 components: DESE Updates, Structured Networking Activities, and Breakout Sessions on Focus areas for K-3 and 4-12.

    The Network offers a series of 3 events in 2024 -- February 14, September 24, and November 19. Participants are encouraged to register and attend each of the sessions. The cost is $5.00 for a half-day session and lunch is on your own. Participants must register for the ELA and Math portions separately.

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

    76. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort 54 (Mtn. Grove Onsite - INVITE ONLY)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 2/19/2024 to 4/29/2024

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

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

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

    Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300. This is waived for MO RLE recipients.

    (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact janaloge@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399.

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

    NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award.
    For additional information, please contact Annette Tankersley at annettetankersley@missouristate.edu .
  • 77. LETRS Now What - "The Reality of the Science of Reading" Network Session #1 (1st Offering)

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: LETRS V1 Certified Educators and/or LETRS V2 Certified Educators

    Dates: 3/6/2024

    The South Central RPDC Literacy Coaches present an opportunity for LETRS V1 and/or V2 certified professionals to continue learning and growing through our first "LETRS Now What" networking session aimed at:

    1. Staying current on The Science of Reading resources and news
    2. Hands-on activities aligned to SOR
    3. Providing an opportunity for networking with other like-minded and LETRS certified professionals
    4. Deepening district literacy systems

    A second offering of this workshop is available on August 6, 2024.

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

    78. LETRS-MAKE UP ONLY Volume 1 Unit 3

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

    Location: B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 3/15/2024

    This session is designed for participants who missed all regularly schedule Face-to-Face Units from Volume 1. If you were unable to attend your assigned cohort and were unable to attend any other cohort for the Unit scheduled throughout our region, please sign up for the following Unit needed. All of these Units will take place at the ARC from 9-3, with a 30-minute lunch break.

    All-day, in-person attendance is required, and missed sessions must be made up. Units include: The Challenge of Learning to Read; The Speech Sounds of English; Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling; and Advanced Decoding, Spelling and Word Recognition. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students. Participants will complete a portfolio of Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom.

    NOTE: Materials are provided to participants by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only if they have applied to MO Read, Lead, Exceed. Participants should also note that registration using the Frontline system only schedules the required face-to-face training sessions - it does NOT initiate a materials order by the Heart of MO-RPDC.

    If participant is not part of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed program, there will be charge of $1040.00 per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

    79. LETRS-MAKE UP ONLY Volume 2 Unit 7

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

    Location: B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 3/26/2024

    This session is designed for participants who missed all regularly schedule Face-to-Face Units from Volume 2. If you were unable to attend your assigned cohort and were unable to attend any other cohort for the Unit scheduled throughout our region, please sign up for the following Unit needed. All of these Units will take place at the ARC from 9-3, with a 30-minute lunch break.

    Prerequisite: LETRS Volume 1 course completion verified by Heart of MO-RPDC facilitator.

    All components are required, and participants must attend all four face-to-face trainings in person. Units include: The Mighty Word: Oral Language and Vocabulary; Digging for Meaning: Understanding Reading Comprehension; Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction; and The Reading-Writing Connection. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students, Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom.

    NOTE: Materials are provided to participants by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only if they have applied to MO Read, Lead, Exceed. Participants should also note that registration using the Frontline system only schedules the required face-to-face training sessions - it does NOT initiate a materials order by the Heart of MO-RPDC.

    If participant is not part of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed program, there will be a charge of $1040.00 per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

    80. Literacy Collaborative Group

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

    Location: 1 University Center (Cape Girardeau, MO) [map]

    Dates: 3/27/2024

    Attention elementary literacy leaders! This is the place for you! We will explore best practices in reading and writing instruction as we work together collaboratively to problem solve issues relevant to our work in intervention. Each session will involve new learning that can be taken back and shared with teachers in your buildings to deeen their understanding of how children learn to read. The format will be very interactive and adaptive. (Note: You must enroll in each session separately. It is not mandatory to attend all five sessions. Each session will have a different topic.)

    81. ELA Consortium - Grades 7-12

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Audience: English Language Arts Teachers, Special Education

    Dates: 4/11/2024

    DATE: Thursday, April 11, 2024

    TIME: 9:30am-2:30pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University Violette Hall TBA

    COST: Free - lunch on your own

    In this consortium, participants will have the opportunity to examine and experience research-based practices modeled with a focus on quality instruction and curriculum.

    This year's Consortium focus is Impact Teaching Literacy in the Visible Classroom. Participants in this meeting will discuss Chapter 6, Independent Learning. Books will be provided for each participant to check out. Teachers will have time to discuss implementation in the classroom.
    Another topic of discussion will be EOC (end-of-course) preparation; mini focus will be with Kelly Gallagher work.

    Consortium members will --
    >discuss programming, materials, and tools that effectively meet educational needs.
    >discuss high-quality research-based materials.
    >reflect on the success of their activities through formal and informal data gathering.

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

    82. LETRS Charter Schools - Invitation Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Gordon Parks Elementary School (Kansas City, MO)

    Audience: This is for those that have pre-registered with DESE and approved by the district to attend.

    Dates: 4/19/2024 to 4/18/2025

    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.

    83. LETRS Volume 1: Word Recognition (Cohort Summer 80)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 4/30/2024 to 7/24/2024

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides educators with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must attend a 90-minute virtual launch in August (dates/times will be sent via email). (1) There are four 'face-to-face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1 and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $300, including parking and breakfast. This is waived for MO RLE recipients. (2) Those who aren't MO RLE recipients will need contact melindaodom@missouristate for purchase of their manual. The district will be invoiced for $399. (3) Recipients of the MO Read-Lead-Exceed Initiative will receive their materials from DESE. DO NOT purchase your own materials! NOTE: Please select "Purchase Order" as method of payment even for Read-Lead-Exceed award. For any additional questions, contact melindaodom@missouristate.edu Meeting dates are: 4/30, 5/29, 6/26, 7/24

    84. Literacy Collaborative Group

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 5/3/2024

    Attention elementary literacy leaders! This is the place for you! We will explore best practices in reading and writing instruction as we work together collaboratively to problem solve issues relevant to our work in intervention. Each session will involve new learning that can be taken back and shared with teachers in your buildings to deeen their understanding of how children learn to read. The format will be very interactive and adaptive. (Note: You must enroll in each session separately. It is not mandatory to attend all five sessions. Each session will have a different topic.)

    85. LETRS-MAKE UP ONLY Volume 1 Unit 4

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

    Location: B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 5/14/2024

    This session is designed for participants who missed all regularly schedule Face-to-Face Units from Volume 1. If you were unable to attend your assigned cohort and were unable to attend any other cohort for the Unit scheduled throughout our region, please sign up for the following Unit needed. All of these Units will take place at the ARC from 9-3, with a 30-minute lunch break.

    All-day, in-person attendance is required, and missed sessions must be made up. Units include: The Challenge of Learning to Read; The Speech Sounds of English; Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling; and Advanced Decoding, Spelling and Word Recognition. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students. Participants will complete a portfolio of Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom.

    NOTE: Materials are provided to participants by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only if they have applied to MO Read, Lead, Exceed. Participants should also note that registration using the Frontline system only schedules the required face-to-face training sessions - it does NOT initiate a materials order by the Heart of MO-RPDC.

    If participant is not part of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed program, there will be charge of $1040.00 per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

    86. LETRS-MAKE UP ONLY Volume 2 Unit 8

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

    Location: B105 Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Blvd, University of MO (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 5/15/2024

    This session is designed for participants who missed all regularly schedule Face-to-Face Units from Volume 2. If you were unable to attend your assigned cohort and were unable to attend any other cohort for the Unit scheduled throughout our region, please sign up for the following Unit needed. All of these Units will take place at the ARC from 9-3, with a 30-minute lunch break.

    Prerequisite: LETRS Volume 1 course completion verified by Heart of MO-RPDC facilitator.

    All components are required, and participants must attend all four face-to-face trainings in person. Units include: The Mighty Word: Oral Language and Vocabulary; Digging for Meaning: Understanding Reading Comprehension; Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction; and The Reading-Writing Connection. Teachers also learn: How to implement instructional routines and activities, Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students, Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom.

    NOTE: Materials are provided to participants by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education only if they have applied to MO Read, Lead, Exceed. Participants should also note that registration using the Frontline system only schedules the required face-to-face training sessions - it does NOT initiate a materials order by the Heart of MO-RPDC.

    If participant is not part of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed program, there will be a charge of $1040.00 per participant. Contact instructor listed below for possible funding solutions.

    87. 24-25 Volume 1 Cohort 15 LETRS - Limited to Frontier School District

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Location: Frontier School of Innovation – Elementary (Kansas City, MO)

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 5/23/2024 to 3/24/2025

    By Invitation Only

    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 Vol. 1: Word Recognition Cohort #91

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

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

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

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

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

    89. Hidden Treasures: Navigating DESE for Instructional Resources

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Classroom, Title I and SPED Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Directors

    Dates: 6/5/2024

    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, performance level descriptors, and literacy strategies.
    Participants will need to bring a laptop

    Lunch on your own

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

    This session is also offered on July 11

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

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Maryville (Maryville, Mo)

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

    Dates: 6/17/2024 to 3/4/2025

    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.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    91. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 2 ( St. Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. St Joseph (St Joseph, MO)

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

    Dates: 7/1/2024 to 3/5/2025

    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.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    92. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 3 ( Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

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

    Dates: 7/8/2024 to 3/18/2025

    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.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    93. Hidden Treasures: Navigating DESE for Instructional Resources

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. St Joseph (St Joseph, MO)

    Audience: K-12 Classroom, Title I and SPED Teachers, Administrators, Curriculum Directors

    Dates: 7/11/2024

    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, performance level descriptors, and literacy strategies.
    Participants will need to bring a laptop

    Lunch on your own

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

    This session is also offered on June 5

    94. Why Can't My Students Comprehend?

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. St Joseph (St Joseph, MO)

    Audience: Upper Elementary, Middle School & High School ELA/Literacy Teachers

    Dates: 7/15/2024 to 7/16/2024

    How do I support the different needs of my students? Participants will dive into 'why' students can't comprehend and develop strategies to 'make learning stick'. From fostering word curiosity to implementing effective, evidence-based instruction, this training will empower educators with the tools and knowledge needed to create meaningful retention of learning. Some elements included will be: structuring your literacy block, using data to target instruction, vocabulary, morphology and other empowering strategies.

    Lunch on your own

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

    95. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 4 (Trenton)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Trenton (Trenton, MO)

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

    Dates: 7/22/2024 to 4/1/2025

    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.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

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

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Location: TBD (Springfield, MO)

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

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

    97. Reading Success Plans (RSP) Information Overview

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. St Joseph (St Joseph, MO)

    Audience: Any educator and/or school leader responsible for development and implementation of Reading Success Plans

    Dates: 7/26/2024

    This session is a repeat for those who could not attend last year's sessions in Writing Individual Reading Success Plans.
    Participants will examine:
    * what Senate Bill 681 is requiring us to do in reference to stronger literacy development
    * DESE guidance on overall development of individual student plans
    * steps needed to ensure the correct skills needed for targeting instruction
    * sample plans related to special education and ELL students

    Lunch on your own

    98. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 5 (St. Joseph)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. St Joseph (St Joseph, MO)

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

    Dates: 8/1/2024 to 4/2/2025

    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.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    99. LETRS Volume 1: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling - Cohort 6 (Maryville)

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

    Location: 5. Maryville (Maryville, Mo)

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

    Dates: 8/2/2024 to 4/3/2025

    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.
    If you are a recipient of the MO Read, Lead, Exceed Scholarship, your materials and training will be provided for free.

    100. 24-25 LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 1

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants Only

    Dates: 8/5/2024 to 4/23/2025

    Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
    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.

    101. 24-25 LETRS Volume 1 Cohort 2

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Limited to MO Read, Lead Exceed Participants

    Dates: 8/5/2024 to 4/22/2025

    Limited to MO READ, LEAD, EXCEED Participants Only.
    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.