LETRS for Literacy Leaders: Supporting districts, schools, and classrooms with tools from LETRS Volume 1 to promote literacy gains for all students

Date:     Nov 16, 2023    
Time:     9:00am – 3:00pm
Type:     In-Person

Location: WRESA   
          200 Ridgefield Ct, Suite 206
          Asheville, NC 28806

Fee:      $45 WRESA Members
          $70 Non-members 

CEUs:     5 Administrative Credit Hours 
Limit:    50 Participants

Audience: Administrators, literacy coaches, and curriculum coaches

As teachers complete Volume 2 of LETRS, this course will support administrators, literacy coaches and curriculum leaders with developing literacy decision rules, analyzing and choosing curriculum, and supporting teachers with evidence-aligned instruction.  Participants will analyze the LETRS Phonics & Word Reading and Phonological Awareness Skill Test as diagnostic tools and develop decision rules in conjunction with DIBELS assessment data.  Administrators and literacy leaders will be provided with tools for choosing the best Science of Reading aligned curriculum as determined by EdReports for their school.  Using the curriculum evaluation guides from The Reading League and The Institute of Education Sciences, participants will learn how to critically evaluate English-Language Arts curricula.  Participants will evaluate decodable texts and will explore the titles that are on the Reading League’s decodable text source list. Administrators will leave with tools to support classroom teachers by bringing LETRS to life in their classrooms.

Presenter: Cindy Hutchins is a district Title 1 Literacy Coach for Buncombe County Schools.  She has worked as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, instructional coach, and district level literacy interventionist coach and is passionate about the scientific approach to reading instruction.

For further information about this course, please contact Candie Sellers at csellers@wresa.org.

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