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1. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Day 1 of 5 (Location: Couch R-I School District) - INVITATION ONLY

Program: RPDC - South Central

Location: 6 Couch R-I School District (Myrtle, MO) [map]

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

Dates: 8/20/2021

There are five dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH MEETING separately.
  • August 20, 2021 (Half-day--9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
  • November 15, 2021 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • December 20, 2021 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • February 7, 2022 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • March 7, 2022 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

    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

    Registration fee is $100 per person per day. Fee does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Voyager Sopris (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136). Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the first meeting date. Questions? Contact Robyn Rogers at robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com or 469-964-2610.

    A minimum of 5 participants is required for this cohort to make.

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

    Lunch will NOT be provided.

    Face coverings are recommended if you are NOT fully vaccinated.
  • 2. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators: A Proven Approach to Raising Reading Achievement Grades Pre K-K

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: K–12 Literacy Professional Development

    Dates: 9/20/2021 to 4/4/2022

    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading” so they are able to apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to-face trainings.

    LETRS provides

    •robust online learning experience

    •Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic>


    •Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development

    •Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instruction

    Teachers, not programs, teach students to read.

    The Early Childhood LETRS course of study will include three face-to-face sessions, a launch event with a Locally Certified Trainer scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application. Cost of Materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com)

    Cost: There will be a one-time charge of $400 per enrollee for the training series. Groups of 8 or more please call for pricing.

    Please register by August 1, 2021

    3. LETRS Vol. 1: Word Recognition

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

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

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face (or virtual) learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction.

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

    Registration fee for all four 'face to face' dates is $340, including parking and breakfast.

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

    4. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Day 1 of 4 (Location: Waynesville High School) - INVITATION ONLY

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Waynesville High School 9th Grade Lecture Hall (Waynesville, MO) [map]

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

    Dates: 9/27/2021

    There are four dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH MEETING separately.
  • September 27, 2021
  • November 10, 2021
  • January 25, 2022
  • March 8, 2022

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

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

    Registration fee is $100 per person per day. Fee does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Voyager Sopris (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136). Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the first meeting date. Questions? Contact Robyn Rogers at robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com or 469-964-2610.

    A minimum of 5 participants is required for this cohort to make.

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

    Lunch will NOT be provided.

    All participants are required to bring and wear a face covering while attending this workshop.
  • 5. LETRS: A Proven Approach to Raising Reading Achievement--Volume 2 Units 5-8

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: K–12 Literacy Professional Development

    Dates: 9/27/2021 to 3/7/2022

    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading” so they are able to apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to-face trainings.

    LETRS provides


    •robust online learning experience


    •Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic


    •Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development


    •Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instruction

    Teachers, not programs, teach students to read.

    The LETRS course of study will include four face-to-face sessions, a launch event with a Locally Certified Trainers scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application. Materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com) for approximately $375 per person.


    Please enroll by August 27th.

    6. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Volume 1 Group 1

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Intended Audience: By invitation only – Scholarship Group 1

    Dates: 10/1/2021 to 4/1/2022

    By invitation only - Scholarship Group 1

    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.

    LETRS provides:
    •Robust online learning experience
    •Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic
    •Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development
    •Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instruction

    Teachers, not programs, teach students to read.

    The LETRS course of study will include four face-to-face sessions, scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application. Materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com) for approximately $350 per person

    7. LETRS Vol. 1 (CLSD Grant Only)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

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

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) provides K-5 teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to apply research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. The 'blended learning' format of this series includes face-to-face (or virtual) learning through structured models and online tutorials/videos of effective classroom instruction. SPECIAL NOTES: 1) There are four 'face to face' dates for this workshop series. We will focus on each of the four LETRS units respectively: Day 1/Launch and Unit 1, The Challenge of Learning to Read; Day 2/Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English; Day 3/Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling Day 4/Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition. The F2F training, manual, and access to online course will be provided by the CLSD Grant. Parking and continental breakfast will be provided, with lunch on your own.

    8. LETRS-Brookside Charter Only

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

    Dates: 10/12/2021 to 3/2/2022

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

    9. LETRS; CLSD GRANT - Group 1

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: CLDS Grant Schools only

    Dates: 10/18/2021 to 4/12/2022

    By Invitation Only.

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant (CLSD) 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 no matter the curriculum or program used. This is a closed workshop for CLDS Grant Schools only.

    10. LETRS; CLSD GRANT - Group 2

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: CLDS Grant Schools only

    Dates: 10/19/2021 to 3/11/2022

    By Invitation Only.

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant (CLSD) 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 no matter the curriculum or program used. This is a closed workshop for CLDS Grant Schools only.

    11. LETRS; CLSD GRANT - Group 3

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: CLDS Grant Schools only

    Dates: 10/20/2021 to 3/14/2022

    By Invitation Only.

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant (CLSD) 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 no matter the curriculum or program used. This is a closed workshop for CLDS Grant Schools only.

    12. Components of Effective Literacy

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 10/25/2021 to 3/22/2022

    This module focuses on the science of reading through seven separate modules, each section of the module addresses the different elements skilled readers possess, as well as the instructional elements necessary to produce success in reading. Research based practices are modeled and examined with participants to provide the opportunity for quality decision making in regard to instruction and use of curriculum. Sessions will delve into "what works" and provide hands-on application for preventing reading difficulties and intervening effectively to close the gap for struggling readers. This series must be completed sequentially beginning with Module 1 without skipping or randomly taking sessions apart from the whole. There are 3 dates of training with a preview video. This workshop is spread out so that you have time to implement practice of skills modeled with your students.

    13. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Day 3 of 4

    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 or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 10/26/2021

    There are four dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH MEETING separately.
  • August 2, 2021
  • September 28, 2021
  • October 26, 2021
  • December 6, 2021

    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

    Registration fee of $400 is for all four dates. Fee does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Voyager Sopris (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136). Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the first meeting date. Questions? Contact Robyn Rogers at robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com or 469-964-2610.

    A minimum of 5 participants is required for this cohort to make.

    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.

    Face coverings are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.
  • 14. LETRS: Early Childhood Educators

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

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

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

    15. How Do We Know For Sure: Components of Effective Literacy

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: grade level teachers, title, interventionists, or special education teachers

    Dates: 10/28/2021 to 4/1/2022

    This series is to understand and align what research says about ‘what works' to the tools you are currently using to increase literacy in your students. This 5-session series of seven modules is anchored in the science of reading. Each module addresses a different component that skilled readers' need. Participants will have the opportunity to examine and see research-based practices modeled with a focus on quality decision-making about instruction and curriculum use, walking away with practical application.

    Understanding ‘what works' also allows for more efficient growth of strong readers and/or knowing what to target to provide effective intervention for struggling readers or students with characteristics of dyslexia.

    This series must be completed sequentially beginning with Module 1.
    Oct. 28 Session 1: Modules 1 & 2 - Introduction along with Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
    Dec. 10 Session 2: Module 3-4 - Fluency in Phonics/Spelling Development and Vocabulary
    Feb. 4 Session 3: Module 5 - Assessment and Applications for Development
    March 14 Session 4: Module 6 - Comprehension
    April 1 Session 5: Module 7 - Writing

    16. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Volume 1 Group 2

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: By invitation only – Scholarship Group 2

    Dates: 11/4/2021 to 4/7/2022

    By invitation only - Scholarship Group 2

    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.

    LETRS provides:

    •Robust online learning experience
    •Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic
    •Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development
    •Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instruction

    Teachers, not programs, teach students to read.

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

    Materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com) for approximately $350 per person

    17. ELA Network Grades 6-12

    Program: RPDC - Northwest

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

    Audience: 6-12 Educators

    Dates: 11/5/2021 to 3/2/2022

    Come join a network of teachers who desire to engage students in content and strategies aligned to MLS in novel ways sparking student inquiry and the love of literacy! The network will also survey participants for needs which can be addressed through our year long journey as a network of teachers. Teachers will walk away with ideas and practical application ready to implement raising the bar for literacy development.

    18. Bringing Literacy into Any Classroom (Grades 4-12)

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 11/10/2021

    If you are a math, history, science, or art teacher, where does literacy fit into your instruction? In order to succeed, students must develop literacy skills in order to access, learn, and comprehend. Adolescent literacy is critical to the classroom success of middle- and high-school students. Reading in the content areas (e.g., social studies, science) is different from reading for enjoyment. As Richard Vaca, author of Content Area Reading: Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum, says, "Adolescents entering the adult world in the 21st century will read and write more than at any other time in human history. They will need advanced levels of literacy to perform their jobs, run their households, act as citizens, and conduct their personal lives.” What you will learn


    • Discover how to integrate literacy development with the content area knowledge you teach


    • Learn to utilize new ideas while enhancing the skills and lesson plans you have already developed


    • Discover literacy development strategies that make content come alive for each and every student


    • Learn how literacy is connected to adolescent development, and discover how to accommodate a diverse group of learners in a classroom How you will benefit


    • Learn to utilize new ideas while augmenting the skills and lesson plans you have already developed


    • Gain confidence in your ability to adapt to the MLS and be a successful 21st century teacher


    • See how easy it can be to deliver content to students at varying levels of literacy development

    19. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Day 2 of 4 (Location: Waynesville High School) - INVITATION ONLY

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Waynesville High School 9th Grade Lecture Hall (Waynesville, MO) [map]

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

    Dates: 11/10/2021

    There are four dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH MEETING separately.
  • September 27, 2021
  • November 10, 2021
  • January 25, 2022
  • March 8, 2022

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

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

    Registration fee is $100 per person per day. Fee does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Voyager Sopris (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136). Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the first meeting date. Questions? Contact Robyn Rogers at robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com or 469-964-2610.

    A minimum of 5 participants is required for this cohort to make.

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

    Lunch will NOT be provided.

    Face coverings are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.
  • 20. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Volume 1 Group 3

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Intended Audience: By invitation only – Scholarship Group 3

    Dates: 11/11/2021 to 5/9/2022

    By invitation only - Scholarship Group 3

    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.

    LETRS provides:
    •Robust online learning experience
    •Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic
    •Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development
    •Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instruction

    Teachers, not programs, teach students to read.

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

    Materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com) for approximately $350 per person

    21. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Volume 1 Group 4

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Audience: Intended Audience: By invitation only – Scholarship Group 4

    Dates: 11/12/2021 to 5/10/2022

    By invitation only - Scholarship Group 4

    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.

    LETRS provides:
    •Robust online learning experience
    •Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic
    •Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development
    •Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instruction

    Teachers, not programs, teach students to read.

    The LETRS course of study will include four face-to-face sessions, scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application. Materials are purchased directly from Lexia Learning (robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com) for approximately $350 per person

    22. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Day 2 of 5 (Location: Couch R-I School District) - INVITATION ONLY

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Couch R-I School District (Myrtle, MO) [map]

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

    Dates: 11/15/2021

    There are five dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH MEETING separately.
  • August 20, 2021 (Half-day--9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
  • November 15, 2021 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • December 20, 2021 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • February 7, 2022 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • March 7, 2022 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

    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

    Registration fee is $100 per person per day. Fee does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Voyager Sopris (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136). Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the first meeting date. Questions? Contact Robyn Rogers at robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com or 469-964-2610.

    A minimum of 5 participants is required for this cohort to make.

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

    Lunch will NOT be provided.

    Face coverings are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.
  • 23. Components of Effective Literacy

    Program: RPDC - South Central

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

    Audience: General and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 11/15/2021 to 3/2/2022

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

  • November 15, 2021 -- ZOOM (Virtual Session) -- 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • December 2, 2021 -- In-Person Session -- 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • January 31, 2022 -- In-Person Session -- 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • March 2, 2022 -- In-Person Session -- 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

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

    If you attend a workshop for which you have not registered, a late fee will apply.

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

    Prior to the workshop, an email with the Zoom link for the first session will be provided to participants.


    Face coverings are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.
  • 24. Reaching & Teaching Struggling Readers I: Phonological Awareness/Phonics

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 11/16/2021

    This literacy workshop is designed to take a closer look into understanding, reaching and teaching students with reading difficulties. Participants will explore and engage in hands-on strategies that support the learning progressions of effective phonological and phonemic awareness, as well as phonics and spelling instruction that are essential to developing successful readers. F2F workshop is $25, including parking and breakfast and afternoon snack.

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

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

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

    Dates: 11/16/2021 to 5/17/2022

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

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

    The registration fee for all dates does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Lexia Learning. (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136) or go to https://store.voyagersopris.com/letrs/ Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the first face-to-face session. If unsure how/where to purchase call 660-543-4735 for that information or email manz@ucmo.edu.

    Lunch will be provided.

    26. LETRS for Early Childhood

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

    Location: 223 Townsend Hall, Univ of MO-Columbia (Columbia, MO)

    Dates: 12/3/2021

    Starting Soon
    Early Childhood includes 4 on-line units with 3 face-to-face trainings. All components are required and participants must attend all three face-to-face trainings. The district will purchase materials from Voyager Sopris prior to the first face-to-face session. Units include: Early Literacy Foundations; Oral Language Connections; Phonological "Ph"oundations; Print Knowledge ABC to XYZ. LETRS for the Early Child gives teachers the knowledge of language and literacy development which is key in planning and providing high-quality literacy interaction with young children. Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom.

    27. Grade-Level Literacy Trainings - Second Grade

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 12/3/2021 to 2/1/2022

    Starting Soon
    DATES: Friday, December 3, 2021; Tuesday, February 1, 2022

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University TBA

    COST: $100 - Morning refreshments and lunch included

    This two-session workshop is for Second Grade teachers interested in learning more about the science of reading and its components.

    Session 1 - Phonological Awareness/Phonics
    Phonological Awareness: Participants will gain an understanding of the continuum of skills for phonological awareness at the Second-Grade level, whether basic or advanced, and how to teach it explicitly and systematically. Participants will leave with activities for each skill on the continuum to use in the classroom the next day.
    Phonics: Participants will understand the importance of explicit and systematic phonics instruction at the Second-Grade level and how it differs from phonological awareness. Orthographic mapping will be discussed and how it helps students store printed words in long term memory and its connection to spelling. Many hands-on activities will be shared that can be taken back to the classroom for use the next day.

    Session 2 - Vocabulary/Comprehension
    Vocabulary/Comprehension: Participants will learn the importance of direct vocabulary instruction and how it aids reading comprehension at the Second-Grade level. Many activities will be shared for vocabulary instruction and reading comprehension both with read-alouds and independent reading, as well as how to integrate science and social studies standards.

    Participants are asked to please bring a device to access the internet.

    28. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Day 4 of 4

    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 or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 12/6/2021

    Starting Soon
    There are four dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH MEETING separately.
  • August 2, 2021
  • September 28, 2021
  • October 26, 2021
  • December 6, 2021

    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

    Registration fee of $400 is for all four dates. Fee does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Voyager Sopris (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136). Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the first meeting date. Questions? Contact Robyn Rogers at robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com or 469-964-2610.

    A minimum of 5 participants is required for this cohort to make.

    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.

    Face coverings are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.
  • 29. Grade-Level Literacy Trainings - Third Grade

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 12/8/2021 to 3/2/2022

    DATES: Wednesdays - December 8, 2021; March 2, 2022

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University TBA

    COST: $100 - Morning refreshments and lunch included

    This two-session workshop is for Third Grade teachers interested in learning more about the science of reading and its components.

    Session 1 - Phonological Awareness/Phonics
    Phonological Awareness: Participants will gain an understanding of the continuum of skills for phonological awareness at the Third-Grade level, whether basic or advanced, and how to teach it explicitly and systematically. Participants will leave with activities for each skill on the continuum to use in the classroom the next day.
    Phonics: Participants will understand the importance of explicit and systematic phonics instruction at the Third-Grade level and how it differs from phonological awareness. Orthographic mapping will be discussed and how it helps students store printed words in long term memory and its connection to spelling. Many hands-on activities will be shared that can be taken back to the classroom for use the next day.

    Session 2 - Vocabulary/Comprehension
    Vocabulary/Comprehension: Participants will learn the importance of direct vocabulary instruction and how it aids reading comprehension at the Third-Grade level. Many activities will be shared for vocabulary instruction and reading comprehension both with read-alouds and independent reading, as well as how to integrate science and social studies standards.

    Participants are asked to please bring a device to access the internet.

    30. Grade-Level Literacy Trainings - First Grade

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 12/9/2021 to 3/16/2022

    DATES: Thursday, December 9, 2021; Friday, January 14 & Wednesday, March 16, 2022

    TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University TBA

    COST: $150 - Morning refreshments and lunch included

    This three-session workshop is for First Grade teachers interested in learning more about the science of reading and its components.

    Session 1 - Phonological Awareness: Participants will gain an understanding of the continuum of skills for phonological awareness at the First-Grade level, whether basic or advanced, and how to teach it explicitly and systematically. Participants will leave with activities for each skill on the continuum to use in the classroom the next day.

    Session 2 - Phonics: Participants will understand the importance of explicit and systematic phonics instruction at the First-Grade level and how it differs from phonological awareness. Orthographic mapping will be discussed and how it helps students store printed words in long term memory and its connection to spelling. Many hands-on activities will be shared that can be taken back to the classroom for use the next day.

    Session 3 - Vocabulary/Comprehension: Participants will learn the importance of direct vocabulary instruction and how it aids reading comprehension at the First-Grade level. Many activities will be shared for vocabulary instruction and reading comprehension both with read-alouds and independent reading, as well as how to integrate science and social studies standards.

    Participants are asked to please bring a device to access the internet.

    31. The Reading Brain

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 12/10/2021

    Did you know that every brain follows the same basic path when learning to read? Join Karen Engelen, Literacy Consultant, in learning the way the brain processes reading and what you can do to foster greater reading achievement in your students.

    32. LETRS, Cohort I, Session 2 (Unit 2) Southeast RPDC Location

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 12/13/2021

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

    Training dates for this cohort group are 8/11/21 for a half-day launch, then full days trainings on 10/5/21, 12/13/21, 2/16/22, and 4/13/22. Each full day will address each of the four LETRS Units respectively. There will be one charge for the series, but you MUST register for ALL five dates separately.

    33. Literacy for Leaders: Literacy Look-Fors and Coaching - Professional Development for Administrators

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

    Dates: 12/14/2021 to 3/8/2022

    New
    DATES: Tuesday, December 14, 2021; Monday, January 10, Wednesday, February 2, Tuesday, March 8, 2022 TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm

    LOCATION: Truman State University TBA

    COST: $25 - includes all 4 sessions

    "Invest in your teachers by building your knowledge of effective literacy skills. Empower your teachers to stand in front of children every day and know that they are skilled enough to address the different needs, the different deficiencies or reading challenges that students might bring into their classrooms.” --- taken from The Hechinger Report

    The components of effective literacy (reading instruction) are the same whether for prevention or for intervention. There is no better prevention or intervention than having a teacher that recognizes and is trained in the components of effective literacy and implements them in their reading instruction. How can administrators ensure effective reading instruction is in their building?

    In this 4-session workshop, administrators will learn what components of evidence-based effective literacy to look for when observing teachers in their walk-throughs and how to coach with intentional feedback to ensure effective reading instruction.

    Session 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
    Session 2 - How Phonological Skills Should be Taught
    Session 3 - Teaching Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
    Session 4 - Teaching Vocabulary and Comprehension

    34. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Day 3 of 5 (Location: Couch R-I School District) - INVITATION ONLY

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Couch R-I School District (Myrtle, MO) [map]

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

    Dates: 12/20/2021

    There are five dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH MEETING separately.
  • August 20, 2021 (Half-day--9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
  • November 15, 2021 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • December 20, 2021 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • February 7, 2022 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • March 7, 2022 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

    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

    Registration fee is $100 per person per day. Fee does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Voyager Sopris (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136). Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the first meeting date. Questions? Contact Robyn Rogers at robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com or 469-964-2610.

    A minimum of 5 participants is required for this cohort to make.

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

    Lunch will NOT be provided.

    Face coverings are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.
  • 35. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators, Session 1

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 1/4/2022

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

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must purchase LETRS Early Childhood Educator manual and online course from Lexia Learning (1-800-547-6747, ext. 5136) for $199, prior to the first session. Cost for face-to-face training is $100 per day. Total cost for the blended format is $499. ($199 course materials + $300 Trainings = $499) Although RPDC billing occurs with registration of the first session, participants must still register for next two sessions for attendance verification. The three training dates are 1/4/22, 2/2/22, 3/16/22. For more information, please contact crodgers@semo.edu.

    36. Components of Effective Literacy Series

    Program: RPDC - Central

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

    Audience: Special Education and General Education Teachers

    Dates: 1/7/2022 to 4/4/2022

    This series is for special education and regular education teachers. It is comprised of seven modules anchored in the science of reading. Each module addresses different elements skilled readers need to possess as well as the instructional components to produce success in reading. The series must be completed sequentially beginning with module one.

    Breakfast and Registration will begin at 8:30am with the presentation starting at 9:00am. Lunch will be provided except for the March 7th half day.

    37. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators

    Program: RPDC - Northeast

    Location: 4 Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)

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

    DATES:
    Launch: Friday, January 7
    Unit 1: Thursday, February 3
    Unit 2: Thursday, March 10
    Unit 3: Thursday, April 7
    Unit 4: Thursday, May 5, 2022

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

    LOCATION: Truman State University TBA

    COST: $400 + $199 for manual & on-line course (see special note below)

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

    SPECIAL NOTE: Participants must purchase the LETRS Early Childhood Educator Manual and on-line course from Lexia Learning prior to the first session. For information on ordering the manual or about the training, please contact sthurman@truman.edu.
    [The cost for the manual/on-line course is $199 and face-to-face/virtual training is $100 per day ($400), making the total cost for this training $599.]

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

    38. Components of Effective Literacy

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 1/10/2022 to 3/22/2022

    This module focuses on the science of reading through seven separate modules, each section of the module addresses the different elements skilled readers possess, as well as the instructional elements necessary to produce success in reading. Research based practices are modeled and examined with participants to provide the opportunity for quality decision making in regard to instruction and use of curriculum. Sessions will delve into "what works" and provide hands-on application for preventing reading difficulties and intervening effectively to close the gap for struggling readers. This series must be completed sequentially beginning with Module 1 without skipping or randomly taking sessions apart from the whole. There are 3 dates of training: January 10, February 25 and March 22.

    39. Virtual: Literacy & Coffee - Insights from your Data

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 1/10/2022

    This will be an ongoing session that will encompass Literacy and Literacy strategies ranging from the "why" behind the research to vocabulary strategies in the classroom. Join Melinda and Siera as they talk through the importance of Literacy and how to tackle struggling students. These virtual sessions will be full of discourse and question/answer time. This session we will discuss student data, what it means, and how to use the data effectively. This virtual session will be offered at two times for your convenience.

    40. Literacy Collaborative Group

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 1/13/2022

    In this five-part series, we will dive deeply into literacy learning and teaching. We will explore best practices in reading and writing instruction and we will work together collaboratively to problem solve issues relevant to our classrooms and students. Each session will involve new learning that can be taken back and shared with teachers to deepen 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.)

    41. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Day 1 of 4

    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 or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 1/14/2022

    There are four dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH MEETING separately.
  • January 14, 2022
  • February 22, 2022
  • March 16, 2022
  • April 14, 2022

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

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

    Registration fee of $200 is for all four dates. Fee does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Voyager Sopris (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136). Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the first meeting date. Questions? Contact Robyn Rogers at robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com or 469-964-2610.

    A minimum of 5 participants is required for this cohort to make.

    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.

    Face coverings are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.
  • 42. Virtual: Literacy & Coffee - Insights from your Data

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 1/17/2022

    This will be an ongoing session that will encompass Literacy and Literacy strategies ranging from the "why" behind the research to vocabulary strategies in the classroom. Join Melinda and Siera as they talk through the importance of Literacy and how to tackle struggling students. These virtual sessions will be full of discourse and question/answer time. This session we will discuss student data, what it means, and how to use the data effectively. This virtual session will be offered at two times for your convenience.

    43. LETRS Volume I

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

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

    Dates: 1/18/2022 to 3/7/2022

    Volume I 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. The district will purchase materials from Voyager Sopris prior to the first face-to-face session. 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 Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom

    44. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Volume 1 - Spring 2022 Cohort

    Program: RPDC - Kansas City

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

    Dates: 1/20/2022 to 6/6/2022

    LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading” so they are able to apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face-to- face trainings.

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

    COST: There will be a one-time charge of $500 per enrollee for the face - to face training series. Online & print materials are purchased directly from Voyager Sopris at an estimated cost of $375 per person.

    Registration will close on December 17th, to allow for ordering of materials by the participants


    PLEASE NOTE:
    In case of low enrollment - Please do not order materials from Voyager until after registration closes and you have received an email from the presenter.

    45. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Day 3 of 4 (Location: Waynesville High School) - INVITATION ONLY

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Waynesville High School 9th Grade Lecture Hall (Waynesville, MO) [map]

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

    Dates: 1/25/2022

    There are four dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH MEETING separately.
  • September 27, 2021
  • November 10, 2021
  • January 25, 2022
  • March 8, 2022

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

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

    Registration fee is $100 per person per day. Fee does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Voyager Sopris (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136). Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the first meeting date. Questions? Contact Robyn Rogers at robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com or 469-964-2610.

    A minimum of 5 participants is required for this cohort to make.

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

    Lunch will NOT be provided.

    Face coverings are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.
  • 46. LETRS Volume 2, Session 3 (Unit 7) Southeast RPDC Location

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 1/25/2022

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to extend research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured modules and online videos of effective classroom instruction. The two primary areas of focus for this volume are comprehension and writing. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS Volume 2 materials two months prior to Session 1 to allow ample time to process content before the first training. Materials should be purchased from Lexia Learning. If unsure how/where to purchase call 573-651-2083 for that information or email crodgers@semo.edu. Full day training dates for this cohort group are 9/30/21, 11/16/21, 1/25/22, and 3/8/22. These four trainings will address Units 5 thru 8, respectively. There will be one charge for all four sessions after attendance of the first training, but you MUST register for ALL four dates separately.

    47. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators, Session 2

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/2/2022

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

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must purchase LETRS Early Childhood Educator manual and online course from Lexia Learning (1-800-547-6747, ext. 5136) for $199, prior to the first session. Cost for face-to-face training is $100 per day. Total cost for the blended format is $499. ($199 course materials + $300 Trainings = $499) Although RPDC billing occurs with registration of the first session, participants must still register for next two sessions for attendance verification. The three training dates are 1/4/22, 2/2/22, 3/16/22. For more information, please contact crodgers@semo.edu.

    48. LETRS Volume II, Units 5-8

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

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

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

    LETRS Volume II includes 4 on-line units with a face-to-face training for each unit. Volume I must have been successfully completed to enroll in Volume II. All components are required and participants must attend all four face-to-face trainings. The district will purchase materials from Voyager Sopris prior to the first face-to-face session. Units 5-8 include: The Mighty Word: Oral Language and Vocabulary; Digging for Meaning: Understanding Reading Comprehension; Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction; 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

    49. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Day 4 of 5 (Location: Couch R-I School District) - INVITATION ONLY

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Couch R-I School District (Myrtle, MO) [map]

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

    Dates: 2/7/2022

    There are five dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH MEETING separately.
  • August 20, 2021 (Half-day--9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
  • November 15, 2021 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • December 20, 2021 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • February 7, 2022 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • March 7, 2022 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

    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

    Registration fee is $100 per person per day. Fee does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Voyager Sopris (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136). Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the first meeting date. Questions? Contact Robyn Rogers at robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com or 469-964-2610.

    A minimum of 5 participants is required for this cohort to make.

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

    Lunch will NOT be provided.

    Face coverings are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.
  • 50. Applying SoR across Grades and Content Areas- Loving Literacy: Strategies and Interventions

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 2/14/2022

    This will be an ongoing session that will encompass Literacy and Literacy strategies ranging from the "why" behind the research to vocabulary strategies in the classroom. Join Melinda and Siera as they talk through the importance of Literacy and how to tackle struggling students. These virtual sessions will be full of discourse and question/answer time. Join us this Valentine's Day session we will discuss strategies and interventions to reach our struggling students through all grade levels.

    51. LETRS, Cohort I, Session 3 (Unit 3) Southeast RPDC Location

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/16/2022

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

    Training dates for this cohort group are 8/11/21 for a half-day launch, then full days trainings on 10/5/21, 12/13/21, 2/16/22, and 4/13/22. Each full day will address each of the four LETRS Units respectively. There will be one charge for the series, but you MUST register for ALL five dates separately.

    52. Developing Effective Literacy - VIRTUAL Training

    Program: RPDC - Central

    Location: Virtual (any place, MO)

    Audience: SpEd Teachers, Directors, Process Coordinators and Administrators

    Dates: 2/16/2022 to 4/12/2022

    This will be a VIRTUAL training. It's module focuses on the science of reading through seven separate modules, each section of the module addresses the different elements skilled readers possess as well as the instructional elements necessary to produce success in reading. Research based practices are modeled and examined with participants to provide the opportunity for quality decision making with regard to instruction and use of curriculum. Sessions will delve into "what works” and provide hands-on application for preventing reading difficulties and intervening effectively to close the gap for struggling students.

    53. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Day 2 of 4

    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 or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 2/22/2022

    There are four dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH MEETING separately.
  • January 14, 2022
  • February 22, 2022
  • March 16, 2022
  • April 14, 2022

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

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

    Registration fee of $200 is for all four dates. Fee does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Voyager Sopris (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136). Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the first meeting date. Questions? Contact Robyn Rogers at robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com or 469-964-2610.

    A minimum of 5 participants is required for this cohort to make.

    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.

    Face coverings are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.
  • 54. LETRS, Cohort 2, Session 3 (Unit 3) Southeast RPDC Location

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 2/22/2022

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to extend research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured modules and online videos of effective classroom instruction. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the Launch. If unsure how/where to purchase. Training dates for this cohort group are 8/30/21 for a half-day launch, then full days trainings on 10/18/21, 11/29/21, 2/22/22, and 3/28/22. call 573-651-2083 for that information or email crodgers@semo.edu.

    Each full day will address each of the four LETRS Units respectively. There will be one charge for the series, but you MUST register for ALL five dates separately.

    55. Literacy Collaborative Group

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/4/2022

    In this five-part series, we will dive deeply into literacy learning and teaching. We will explore best practices in reading and writing instruction and we will work together collaboratively to problem solve issues relevant to our classrooms and students. Each session will involve new learning that can be taken back and shared with teachers to deepen 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.)

    56. Components of Effective Literacy

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 3/7/2022 to 5/9/2022

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

    Location will be at the Park Central Office Building, 117 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO Room location will be 112. Registration and breakfast will be at 8:30 am. Lunch will be "on your own". Workshop will end at 3:00.

    Cancellations must be made 10 days before training.

    57. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Day 5 of 5 (Location: Couch R-I School District) - INVITATION ONLY

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Couch R-I School District (Myrtle, MO) [map]

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

    Dates: 3/7/2022

    There are five dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH MEETING separately.
  • August 20, 2021 (Half-day--9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
  • November 15, 2021 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • December 20, 2021 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • February 7, 2022 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • March 7, 2022 (Full day--8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

    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

    Registration fee is $100 per person per day. Fee does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Voyager Sopris (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136). Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the first meeting date. Questions? Contact Robyn Rogers at robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com or 469-964-2610.

    A minimum of 5 participants is required for this cohort to make.

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

    Lunch will NOT be provided.

    Face coverings are recommended if you are NOT fully vaccinated.
  • 58. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Day 4 of 4 (Location: Waynesville High School) - INVITATION ONLY

    Program: RPDC - South Central

    Location: 6 Waynesville High School 9th Grade Lecture Hall (Waynesville, MO) [map]

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

    Dates: 3/8/2022

    There are four dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH MEETING separately.
  • September 27, 2021
  • November 10, 2021
  • January 25, 2022
  • March 8, 2022

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

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

    Registration fee is $100 per person per day. Fee does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Voyager Sopris (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136). Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the first meeting date. Questions? Contact Robyn Rogers at robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com or 469-964-2610.

    A minimum of 5 participants is required for this cohort to make.

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

    Lunch will NOT be provided.

    Face coverings are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.
  • 59. LETRS Volume 2, Session 4 (Unit 8) Southeast RPDC Location

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/8/2022

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the "science of reading" so they are able to extend research into classroom application no matter the curriculum or program used. Instruction is a mixture of face-to-face learning through structured modules and online videos of effective classroom instruction. The two primary areas of focus for this volume are comprehension and writing. Participants in this group must acquire LETRS Volume 2 materials two months prior to Session 1 to allow ample time to process content before the first training. Materials should be purchased from Lexia Learning. If unsure how/where to purchase call 573-651-2083 for that information or email crodgers@semo.edu. Full day training dates for this cohort group are 9/30/21, 11/16/21, 1/25/22, and 3/8/22. These four trainings will address Units 5 thru 8, respectively. There will be one charge for all four sessions after attendance of the first training, but you MUST register for ALL four dates separately.

    60. Reaching & Teaching Struggling Readers III: Vocabulary/Comprehension

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

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

    Dates: 3/10/2022

    This literacy workshop is designed to take a closer look into understanding, reaching and teaching students with reading difficulties. Participants will engage in designing explicit vocabulary instruction and explore comprehension instruction for deeper understanding. F2F workshop is $25, including parking and breakfast and afternoon snack.

    61. Applying SoR across Grades and Content Areas- Decoding in the Upper Grades

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 3/14/2022

    This will be an ongoing session that will encompass Literacy and Literacy strategies ranging from the "why" behind the research to vocabulary strategies in the classroom. Join Melinda and Siera as they talk through the importance of Literacy and how to tackle struggling students. These virtual sessions will be full of discourse and question/answer time. This session we will discuss how to help the upper level student that are struggling with reading through decoding skills. This session will be offered at two times for your convenience.

    62. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Day 3 of 4

    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 or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 3/16/2022

    There are four dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH MEETING separately.
  • January 14, 2022
  • February 22, 2022
  • March 16, 2022
  • April 14, 2022

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

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

    Registration fee of $200 is for all four dates. Fee does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Voyager Sopris (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136). Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the first meeting date. Questions? Contact Robyn Rogers at robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com or 469-964-2610.

    A minimum of 5 participants is required for this cohort to make.

    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.

    Face coverings are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.
  • 63. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators, Session 3

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/16/2022

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

    SPECIAL NOTES: Participants must purchase LETRS Early Childhood Educator manual and online course from Lexia Learning (1-800-547-6747, ext. 5136) for $199, prior to the first session. Cost for face-to-face training is $100 per day. Total cost for the blended format is $499. ($199 course materials + $300 Trainings = $499) Although RPDC billing occurs with registration of the first session, participants must still register for next two sessions for attendance verification. The three training dates are 1/4/22, 2/2/22, 3/16/22. For more information, please contact crodgers@semo.edu.

    64. Applying SoR across Grades and Content Areas- Decoding in the Upper Grades

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 3/21/2022

    This will be an ongoing session that will encompass Literacy and Literacy strategies ranging from the "why" behind the research to vocabulary strategies in the classroom. Join Melinda and Siera as they talk through the importance of Literacy and how to tackle struggling students. These virtual sessions will be full of discourse and question/answer time. This session we will discuss how to help the upper level student that are struggling with reading through decoding skills. This session will be offered at two times for your convenience.

    65. LETRS, Cohort 2, Session 4 (Unit 4) Southeast RPDC Location

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 3/28/2022

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

    Training dates for this cohort group are 8/30/21 for a half-day launch, then full days trainings on 10/18/21, 11/29/21, 2/22/22, and 3/28/22.. Each full day will address each of the four LETRS Units respectively. There will be one charge for the series, but you MUST register for ALL five dates separately.

    66. Applying SoR across Grades and Content Areas- Meaningful Vocabulary across Content Areas

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 4/11/2022

    This will be an ongoing session that will encompass Literacy and Literacy strategies ranging from the "why" behind the research to vocabulary strategies in the classroom. Join Melinda and Siera as they talk through the importance of Literacy and how to tackle struggling students. These virtual sessions will be full of discourse and question/answer time. This session we will discuss vocabulary strategies that will strengthen student's knowledge through the content areas. This session will be offered at two times for your convenience.

    67. LETRS, Cohort I, Session 4 (Unit 4) Southeast RPDC Location

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 4/13/2022

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

    Training dates for this cohort group are 8/11/21 for a half-day launch, then full days trainings on 10/5/21, 12/13/21, 2/16/22, and 4/13/22. Each full day will address each of the four LETRS Units respectively. There will be one charge for the series, but you MUST register for ALL five dates separately.

    68. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) - Volume I - Day 4 of 4

    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 or Interventionists, & Administrators

    Dates: 4/14/2022

    There are four dates for this workshop. You must register for EACH MEETING separately.
  • January 14, 2022
  • February 22, 2022
  • March 16, 2022
  • April 14, 2022

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

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

    Registration fee of $200 is for all four dates. Fee does NOT include the materials fee of $349 paid separately to Voyager Sopris (1-800-547-6747 ext. 5136). Participants in this group must acquire LETRS materials prior to the first meeting date. Questions? Contact Robyn Rogers at robyn.rogers@lexialearning.com or 469-964-2610.

    A minimum of 5 participants is required for this cohort to make.

    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.

    Face coverings are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.
  • 69. Applying SoR across Grades and Content Areas- Meaningful Vocabulary across Content Areas

    Program: RPDC - Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning

    Dates: 4/18/2022

    This will be an ongoing session that will encompass Literacy and Literacy strategies ranging from the "why" behind the research to vocabulary strategies in the classroom. Join Melinda and Siera as they talk through the importance of Literacy and how to tackle struggling students. These virtual sessions will be full of discourse and question/answer time. This session we will discuss vocabulary strategies that will strengthen student's knowledge through the content areas. This session will be offered at two times for your convenience.

    70. Literacy Collaborative Group

    Program: RPDC - Southeast

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

    Dates: 5/5/2022

    In this five-part series, we will dive deeply into literacy learning and teaching. We will explore best practices in reading and writing instruction and we will work together collaboratively to problem solve issues relevant to our classrooms and students. Each session will involve new learning that can be taken back and shared with teachers to deepen 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.)