Kansas LETRS Training Information

imagesCAMGCXDWLETRS training now available throughout the state of Kansas!

LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional development responds to the need for high-quality literacy educators. Developed by literacy expert Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D. LETRS provides the deep foundational knowledge necessary to understand how students learn to read, write, and spell—and why some of them struggle.

Why LETRS?
Because teachers, not programs – teach students to read.
• LETRS is based in real-world experience and the science of reading
• LETRS training prepares educators to diagnose why some students fail to learn to read, spell or write.
• LETRS training provides strategies and activities that cam be implemented immediately.
• LETRS increases effectiveness of any core or supplemental program.

For more information about LETRS, including the research base, go to www.LETRS.com

LETRS and the Common Core State Standards

About the Training
LETRS is divided into 12 Core Modules:

  • Modules 1-3: Phonology; Phonics; and Spelling (appropriate for all grades)
  • Modules 4-6: Vocabulary; Comprehension; and Fluency (appropriate for all grades)
  • Modules 7-9: Systematic Phonics Instruction; Assessment; and Writing Instruction (appropriate for grades K-2, Intervention grade 3)
  • Modules 10-12: Multisyllabic Words and Advanced Decoding; Writing’s Connection to Reading Comprehension; Using Assessment to Guide Instruction (appropriate for grades 3-Adult)

Training in modules may occur separately (1-2 days per module), or up to three modules may be provided in approximately 4-5 days.

Training in Modules 1-12 is available now. Training in the English Learners Module is also available now.  Training in the Early Childhood Module will be available early spring of 2013. Check back often for more information regarding training opportunities!

 

Accessing Training
Training may be accessed only through certified Kansas LETRS trainers. Trainers are affiliated with service centers and districts around the state. For more information about how to access training, contact a trainer in your area, or contact Janell Neer, TASN Kansas MTSS Core Team, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Contact information for all certified Kansas LETRS trainers is as follows:

 

Robi Alstrom
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Literacy Specialist, ESSDACK
Hutchinson, KS

Mary Kelly
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SPED Coordinator, Wichita
316-973-4472

Alicia Young

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East Cohort Lead Coach

Wichita Public Schools

316-973-7908

Sharon Laverentz
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Keystone Learning Services
120 Sunflower, Ozawkie KS

Jennifer Anderson

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Leadership Consultant

Southwest Plains Regional Service Center

Sublette, KS

Mary Liebl
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Literacy Curriculum Coach,
Secondary Emphasis
Wichita Public Schools, USD 259

Holly Aranda

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Educational Consultant/Reading Specialist

Emporia, KS

620-208-7323

Rachel Loersch
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Smoky Hill Education Service Center
605 E. Crawford
Salina, KS 67401
785-825-9185

Robin Morales Cabral
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Director of Literacy/Diverse Populations
Wichita Public Schools

Yvonne Michaud
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SCAESIC Reading Specialist

Diane Callewaert
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Reading Intervention Specialist
Wichita Public Schools

Dawn Obermeyer
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Prek-12 Curriculum Coach
Wichita Public Schools

Carla Chavez
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Instructional Coach
Pauline Smith Elementary School, Auburn
Washburn School, USD437
785-339-4782

Sonya Pena
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SWPRSC Education Consultant
620-353-0404

Phyllis Cottner
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Heights Cohort Lead Coach
Wichita Public Schools

 

Judy Rockley

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Emporia, KS

620-340-5071

 

 

Robin Morales Cabral

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Director, Student Support Services

Wichita Public Schools

Gina Schutt
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USD 259 Lead Coach
Wichita Public Schools

Shirley Farmer

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Professional Development Director

South Central Kansas Education Service Center

Clearwater, KS

620-584-3300

Jane Seward
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Literacy Specialist ESSDACK
1500 E. 11th Suite 200
Hutchinson, KS 67501
620-663-9566

Linda Flint
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At-Risk Coordinator
Phinney Elementary School, USD 495
523 E. 12th
Larned, KS 6755

Darla Smith
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Assistant Director
Smoky Hill Education Service Center
605 E. Crawford Salina, KS 67401
785-825-9185

Melody Gatti
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Instructional Coach
Lawrence Public Schools

Jenny Smith
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McPherson, KS

Paige Gawith

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Colby High School

Northwest Kansas Education Service Center

Leanne McCleland
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Satanta, KS

Sonja Gayer

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Education Consultant/Instructional Coach

Southwest Plains Regional Service Center

Sublette, KS

620-865-0151

Kim Unruh
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Stafford Elementary
P.O. Box 400
Stafford, KS 67568
620-234-5255

Renee Hopper
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MRSS Lead Coach
Wichita Public Schools

Kristine Wanamaker
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Auburn-Washburn

Shelby Hubert
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Speech-Language Pathologist
Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center
703 West 2nd, Oakley, KS 677748

Judy Wilbert

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Reading Specialist

Wichita, KS

316-209-5153

Pat Johnson
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Speech-Language Pathologist
Literacy Support Consulting Teacher
Seaman, USD 345