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 renowned literacy experts Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman, LETRS is a flexible literacy professional learning solution based on the science of reading. LETRS provides teachers with the research, depth of knowledge, and skills to make a significant improvement in the literacy and language development of every student. LETRS is not a curriculum for students but is a program designed to help teachers use curriculum resources already available in their districts in a more effective way. LETRS is program agnostic, meaning the knowledge teachers gain can be applied to any evidence-based curriculum resource.
“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.
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