LETRSĀ® -Volume 2 - Summer 2022 - Units 5-8 - Event Information

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


90 Lawton Ln
Milton, PA 17847

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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.

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.

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. 

Read more about the newest LETRS here.


This course will begin with the receipt of your book in June.  You will be able to use your current login information from Letrs Volume 1.   We will cover all of Volume 2 Units 5-8 this year. 

Please have this work completed before the first Face-to-Face day 

Date: October 18, 2022

  • Units 5-8 Pretest
  • Unit 5 Online coursework
  • Unit 5 Reading 

January 10, 2023 - Unit 6 

March 2023 Unit 7 - TBA

May 2023 Unit 8 - TBA 

These sessions will begin at 8:30 am and end by 3:30 pm. Participation is required.  Lunch will be on your own each day. 

If COVID-19 forces the closure of IUs at that time, each training will be held in two virtual sessions each. Details will be shared at the Kick-Off meeting.

Cost for this course is $400 and includes a book (for participants from CSIU regional districts-non-CSIU districts will have the option to purchase the text/online access for an additional 400.00), one-year access to online learning modules, and four face-to-face workshops. Books will be shipped or delivered to your school. Completion of the course will be worth up to 80 -  Act 48 hours. 

Deadline to register: June 13, 2022. Late registrations will incur a $10 fee for individual shipping and handling of the book. There will be no refunds on cancellations after June 13, 2022 

Interested participants should know that this course will also be offered for 6 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 180 Act 48 hours, will involve a larger workload. Watch for CSIU’s Summer CPE Course Catalog. 

If you have questions about this unique course, please ask before registering by contacting the instructor, Kim Meiss at [email protected]



Registration is not available for this event at this time.