LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) is professional development that provides teachers with the skills they need to master the fundamentals of reading instruction—phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and language. This powerful course is authored by literacy experts Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman.
Professional learning that comes from LETRS is relevant and applicable regardless of the literacy programs already in use within your state, district, or school. LETRS leverages decades of research including the latest neuroscience that reveals how we learn to read and how to teach reading with effective instruction. The content is translated into everyday classroom success in a way that is most relevant and empowering to educators. It is presented in flexible, online, and face-to-face delivery models.
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This course will begin with the receipt of your book in August, 2022. We will cover Units 1 and 2 only. There will be a virtual introduction to the online learning system on September 1, 2022, from 1:30-3:30 pm. Participation in this session is required. Live trainings will be held at the BVIU on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 and Thursday, January 19, 2023. These sessions will begin at 8:30 am and end by 3:00 pm. Participation is required and you may need a substitute for these days. Lunch will be on your own each day.
Cost for this course is $375 and includes a book, one-year access to online learning modules, and two face-to-face workshops. Books will be shipped to your preferred address. Completion of the course will be worth 41 Act 48 hours. Online learning should begin in September 2022 and will end on January 19, 2023. Participants will be able to participate in Units 3 and 4 , planned for January 2023 through May 2023, for no additional costs.
Interested participants should know that this course will also be offered for 3 CPE credits in the fall. CPE credits, offered by IUs in Pennsylvania, can be used towards Instructional II certification, Bachelors/Masters Equivalency, and Act 48 requirements. The CPE course, being worth 90 Act 48 hours, will involve a larger workload. Details of this opportunity will be announced in August. Watch for BVIU's Fall CPE Course Catalog.
If you have questions about this unique course, please ask before registering by contacting the instructor, Jeff Huchko, at [email protected] You can also request a course pacing guide.
Deadline to register: August 5, 2022. Late registrations will incur a $10 fee for expedited shipping of the book.
There will be no refunds on cancellations after August 5, 2022. A minimum of ten participants is needed to hold this course
See the course Pacing Guide below.
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