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Email: ndseec.info@k12.nd.us

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Fargo, ND 58103

Phone: 701.446.3170

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LETRS® Training

LETRS® provides K-12 educators with an in-depth understanding of the science behind teaching literacy and gives them the background and depth of knowledge to teach language and literacy skills to every student. Designed to be the cornerstone of a multiyear, systemic literacy improvement initiative, LETRS® is the most respected comprehensive professional development course for instructors of reading, spelling, and related language skills.

LETRS for K-12 Educators

How it works:

  • Leaders select staff to join the 2-year LETRS® cohort in North Dakota
  • Staff complete Unties 1-4 in year one and Unites 5-8 in year two through both online and face-to-face training
  • Complete the requirements to be a certified LETRS® Trainer
  • Deliver LETRS® professional development to educators in your district


Year 1:
  • Unit 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
  • Unit 2 - The Speech Sounds of English
  • Unit 3 - Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition and Spelling
  • Unit 4 - Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition
Year 2:
  • Unit 5 - The Mighty Word: Oral Language and Vocabulary
  • Unit 6 - Digging for Meaning: Understanding Reading Comprehension
  • Unit 7 - Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction
  • Unit 8 - The Reading-Writing Connection
Cost: (includes all PD and materials)
  • SEEC Member Rate: $700/person
  • Non-SEEC Rate: $850/person

Interested in LETRS?

LETRS for Administrators

LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) for Administrators is a course of study that combines A Principal’s Primer for Raising Reading Achievement with an online component and optional face-to-face training to help instructional leaders create the systems and structures needed to improve overall literacy instruction.

LETRS for Administrators helps literacy leaders:

  • Create efficient methods of analyzing student data
  • Establish effective instructional blocks in literacy
  • Examine resources for all tiers of instruction
  • Support their LETRS professional development participants

The research-based course complements LETRS and guides state, district, or building leaders in implementing research-based, multitiered instruction. Administrators are provided specific steps for facilitating change, developing a comprehensive assessment plan, managing resources, assembling a school leadership team, and making data-based decisions.

An overview of all 8 units of LETRS will be provided in this course. Current LETRS educators are finishing units 1-4 this year and will start on units 5-8 next year. This course will allow administrators to preview the content for all units.

DELIVERY: This multi-session series will be delivered over 1 online webinar and 2 face-to-face sessions throughout the year.

CREDIT: Two graduate credits will be available for participants who complete all sessions and required assignments.

Session 1Oct. 19, 20219:00 - 10:00 AM CSTWebinar - link to be provided
Session 2Jan. 12, 20228:00 AM - 4:00 PM CSTLocation TBD
Session 3April 20, 20228:00 AM - 4:00 PM CSTLocation TBD

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