Idaho Department of Education Adds Lexia LETRS to List of Approved Dyslexia Professional Development Courses
LETRS professional learning solution provides elementary educators and administrators with deep knowledge to be literacy and language experts in the Science of Reading
BOSTON (March 21, 2023) – Lexia, a Cambium Learning Group company, today announced that its Lexia LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional learning program has been named by the Idaho State Office of Education (SDE) as an approved course for dyslexia professional development.
Idaho educators can now implement LETRS with the knowledge that it has been successfully reviewed and found to meet or exceed all of the technical requirements outlined by the SDE, including its alignment with the Idaho comprehensive literacy plan and the state dyslexia handbook. In addition, LETRS was found to support the multisensory-structured literacy professional development for teachers in evidence-based dyslexia screening and intervention practices for identifying characteristics of dyslexia and understanding the pedagogy for instructing students with dyslexia.
Developed by in the field of literacy, the LETRS suite provides practical support with tools that are available 24/7—online and in print. It also offers professional learning sessions led by national LETRS experts. These sessions provide classroom application examples of the learnings and refine and extend participants’ understanding of the content. The LETRS suite consists of three professional learning programs:
- Lexia LETRS for Elementary Educators
- Lexia LETRS for Early Childhood Educators
- Lexia LETRS for Administrators
“LETRS is designed to provide knowledge of language structure and development for educators,” said Lexia President, Nick Gaehde. “We’re excited that schools across Idaho can now choose to implement the Lexia LETRS professional learning program to help support the great work that teachers and administrators do now and for the foreseeable future as they help their students establish a firm foundation in literacy.”
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Lexia, a Cambium Learning Group company, is the structured literacy expert. For over 35 years, the company has focused solely on literacy, and today, provides a full spectrum of solutions for both students and teachers. With robust offerings for differentiated instruction, personalized learning, assessment, and professional learning, Lexia helps more learners read, write, and speak with confidence. For more information, visit www.lexialearning.com.
About Cambium Learning Group
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