LETRS Professional Learning is approved to help satisfy Arkansas Prescribed Pathways for Proficiency!
The Arkansas Department of Education has established Prescribed Pathways for Proficiency (as a part of the Right to Read Act) to help teachers deepen their understanding of the science of reading.
Teachers who must demonstrate either Proficiency or Awareness in scientific reading can use LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling), a key component of Proficiency Pathway N, which satisfies the Phase I requirement.
Authored by renowned literacy expert Dr. Louisa Moats, LETRS is aligned to the Structured Literacy approach based on the science of reading and recommended by the International Dyslexia Association®.
The LETRS course of study provides Grade K–3 educators and administrators with a deeper understanding of the science of reading by covering all layers of language organization (phonology, orthography, morphology, syntax, semantics) and their relevance for teaching reading, spelling, and oral language.
Administrators or Instructional Leaders
Do you desire to create systemic change and structures in your school or district to achieve high levels of academic performance and growth in literacy through LETRS Professional Learning?
The most fundamental responsibility of schools is teaching students to read and write. The future success of all students hinges on their ability to become proficient readers, and districts need literacy instruction that equips their educators with effective tools, strategies, and professional knowledge to teach their students to read and write at high levels.
LETRS is based on the science of reading. It teaches the content of explicit instruction and converts research to practice. Educator and leader effectiveness is enhanced, instruction is transformed, and most importantly, student lives are positively impacted.
Take Foundations Training to the Next Level
LETR is comprehensive professional learning designed to provide elementary educators and administrators with deep knowledge to be literacy and language experts in the science of reading. LETRS for Educators newest version includes:
- Integrated Bridge to Practice exercises that are designed to guide teachers through the application of new concepts and bolster transference of knowledge to classroom practice.
- Regular, embedded assessments in each unit and session as well as a course pretest and posttest.
- Detailed reporting that provides participants and administrators the ability to measure participation and knowledge gains.
- Engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instruction.
- A completion certificate upon completion of each unit.
- Alumni login to access transcripts.
- And more!
LETRS has been an essential foundational component in RISE Arkansas, our statewide reading initiative. The state has embraced the Science of Reading and is pleased to continue our partnership with LETRS by approving this professional learning opportunity as a Science of Reading pathway for our teachers.
Dr. Louisa Moats
Teaching reading to a student who does not learn easily or naturally is a complex and challenging professional enterprise that requires deep knowledge of content, of the cognitive and language factors that shape student learning, and of pedagogical detail.
LETRS is no longer available for individual purchase via an online store. If you are an Arkansas teacher ready to pay using a credit card, contact LETRS order support at 978-402-3620.
Are you a higher education student or teacher looking to add yourself or others to existing LETRS training at your institution? Do you need a Post Test Reset or Course Renewal?
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