Date(s) - 08/17/20
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UMKC at Union Station
K-12 Literacy Professional Development
LETRS ® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides teachers with the tools and understanding to teach the essential skills needed for literacy. Teachers learn the “science of reading” so they are able to apply research into classroom application to teach language and literacy skills to every student, no matter the curriculum or program used. LETRS is a blended model of professional development consisting of online course, textbook, and four face to face training.
-Provides a robust online learning experience
-Integrates assessment considerations and tools for each topic
-Guides teachers through classroom curriculum development
-Includes engaging videos that show teachers demonstrating effective instruction
The LETRS course of study will include four face-to-face sessions with Locally Certified Trainers (RPDC Consultants) scheduled strategically throughout the implementation. These sessions will incorporate Bridge-to-Practice activities, discussions of instructional strategies, and reflection on the integration of new learning, ensuring greater transfer to classroom application.