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Special Education

LETRS 3rd Edition Course 1

LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) is an empowering professional development course of study for instructors of reading, spelling, and related language skills. LETRS creates expert teachers of the English language so teachers can, in turn, give their students a deep understanding of how English works.
LETRS provides knowledge, skill development and effective application of both knowledge and skill into the classroom setting. Teachers and instructional support personnel are provided with quality training through the application of Scientifically Based Reading Research (SBRR) to reading instruction, assessment, diagnosis, progress monitoring and intervention, and instructional effectiveness among others. Within the full course, the participants will learn, engage, apply and reflect upon the following essential components
In-depth knowledge based on seminal works and the most current research regarding what, when, and how language skills are most effectively and efficiently taught.
Ways to assess student language development for prevention and intervention of reading disabilities/difficulties.
Guidance on how to plan and focus instruction in both word recognition and comprehension instruction.
Information on how to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students including English language learners.

Learning will occur as participants explore a full experience with these topics:
The Challenge of Learning to Read (Unit 1)
The Speech Sounds of English (Unit 2)
Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling (Unit 3)
Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition (Unit 4)

LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) is an empowering professional development course of study for instructors of reading, spelling, and related language skills (intended for regular education and special education teachers, administrators, and specialists).
LETRS 3rd Edition Course 1 - View Event Details
Tuesday 11 October 8:30 AM