Courses and Workshops

LETRS Third Edition courses are now PDE Approved for CPE

  • For Pennsylvania Certified Teachers Only

    Program Details   

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    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling 3rd Edition (Volume 1) (2019), offered by Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc.

    This blended course series includes an online component, print textbook, and live training.

    • Part I of IV- Volume 1, Units 1 & 2 = 3 CPE credits/90 Hours
    • Part II of IV- Volume 1, Units 3 & 4 = 3 CPE credits/90 Hours
    • Part III of IV- Volume 2, Units 5 & 6 = 3 CPE credits/90 Hours
    • Part IV of IV- Volume 2, Units 7 & 8 = 3 CPE credits/90 Hours
  • Parts I and III are offered each year and begin in August. Parts II and IV are offered the following spring. Each Volume is a year-long series and must be joined in August and committed to for the year.

    Register today!

    Part I of IV

    This course is a component of the educator-training program titled: LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition (Volume 1) (2019), offered by Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc. Online video segments for each session of each unit are used to teach, explain, and offer implementation examples of key ideas directly into the classroom. The course includes online instruction of units 1 and 2 supported by the manuals and twelve hours of face-to-face training. Each unit takes 15-20 hours to complete, including time spent reading the manual, working through the online sessions, and completing the ‘Bridge to Practice' classroom application activities.

    Learning will occur as participants explore a full experience with these topics:

    Instructor: Janine Presloid

    Part II of IV

    Prerequisite: Only PA educators who have completed LETRS Parts I of IV are eligible to participate in this course.

    This course is a component of the educator-training program titled: LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition (Volume 1) (2019), offered by Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc. Only participants who have taken LETRS Part I of IV are eligible to participate in this course. Online video segments for each session of each unit are used to teach, explain and offer implementation examples of key ideas directly into the classroom. The course includes online instruction of units 3 and 4 supported by the manuals and twelve hours of face-to-face training. Each unit takes 15-20 hours to complete, including time spent reading the manual, working through the online sessions, and completing the ‘Bridge to Practice' classroom application activities.

    Learning will occur as participants explore a full experience with these topics:

    • Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling (Unit 3)
    • Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition (Unit 4)


    Instructor: Janine Presloid

    Part III of IV 

    Prerequisite: Only PA educators who have completed LETRS Parts I and II of IV are eligible to participate in this course.

    This course is a component of the educator-training program titled: LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition (Volume 2) (2019), offered by Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc. Online video segments for each session of each unit are used to teach, explain, and offer implementation examples of key ideas directly into the classroom. The course includes online instruction of units 5 and 6 supported by the manuals and twelve hours of face-to-face training. Each unit takes 15-20 hours to complete, including time spent reading the manual, working through the online sessions and completing the ‘Bridge to Practice' classroom application activities.

    Learning will occur as participants explore a full experience with these topics:

    Instructor: Janine Presloid

    Part IV of IV

    Prerequisite: Only PA educators who have completed LETRS Parts I through III of IV are eligible to participate in this course.

    This course is a component of the educator-training program titled LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition (Volume 2) (2019), offered by Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc. Online video segments for each session of each unit are used to teach, explain and offer implementation examples of key ideas directly into the classroom. The course includes online instruction of units 7 and 8 supported by manuals and twelve hours of face-to-face training. Each unit takes 15-20 hours to complete, including time spent reading the manual, working through the online sessions, and completing the ‘Bridge to Practice' classroom application activities.

    Learning will occur as participants explore a full experience with these topics:

    • Unit 7: Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction
    • Unit 8: The Reading-Writing Connection


    Instructor: Janine Presloid

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Cost

Fees listed are subscriber price and includes materials fee and access to online learning platform.

In partnership with Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc.

  • Requirements for Completion

    • Must have an active PA teaching certificate and a PPID number
    • Must take courses in numerical order
    • Enroll in course in your own IU region, unless not offered
    • Must pay for materials and access to the VSL online learning platform
    • Complete all required expectations by the end of each unit

Questions?

  • Please contact Brendan Pronteau via email or 484-237-5023 and he will be happy to assist you.