For Teachers of Language and Literacy: Complimentary WDE Structured Literacy Professional Development
As Wyoming educators endeavor to improve the language and literacy of all students, teachers are invited to attend a complimentary literacy training course in LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling). Approved by the Wyoming Department of Education, LETRS is evidence-based literacy professional learning that prepares all educators to deliver effective, proven reading instruction. Based on science of reading pedagogy and accredited by the International Dyslexia Association® (IDA), LETRS addresses the essential language components teachers need for effective instruction of students learning to read, write, and spell—especially those who struggle.
The Wyoming LETRS Science of Reading professional learning opportunity is part of the state’s comprehensive plan to apply federal relief dollars to fund the professional development educators need to improve student literacy. The LETRS course of study gives teachers, literacy coaches, and administrators the skills they need to teach language and literacy to every student, even those with reading challenges like dyslexia.
Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis so reserve your seat now. Participants will earn valuable CEUs or PLUs!
What is LETRS?
Developed by Dr. Louisa Moats and leaders in the field of literacy, LETRS teaches the skills needed to master the foundation and fundamentals of reading and writing instruction—phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and written language.
LETRS professional learning for elementary educators is an investment in teachers’ literacy knowledge and professional practice. Teachers gain essential knowledge to master the fundamentals of literacy instruction required to transform student learning.
LETRS for Early Childhood Educators professional learning provides deep knowledge of literacy instruction for the youngest learners. The more children know about language and literacy before they begin kindergarten and first grade, the better equipped they are to succeed in literacy learning and beyond.
LETRS for Administrators equips instructional leaders to create systems and structures in their schools and districts to achieve high levels of academic performance and growth in literacy.
“Teachers are the most important factor in student success. Informed teachers can explain language to students, including sounds, spellings, and word meanings that might be confusing. They use lessons based on reading science and understand the process of learning to read and write. Research proves it. Science matters.”
Resources for Literacy Learning
A host of resources related to LETRS, the science of reading, and Structured Literacy is available to give you additional insight.
Wyoming District's Journey to Improve Literacy Drive Student Outcomes; Ignites Passion for Staff, Teachers
Training Educators and Administrators in LETRS Professional Learning Improves Literacy Outcomes in Oklahoma's Enid Public Schools