Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
provides technical assistance to support school districts’ systematic implementation of evidence-based practices.

Kansas LETRS Training Cadre

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:

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 1-10 is available now. Training in the English Learners Module and the Early childhood Module is also available. Check back often for more information regarding training opportunities!

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 Kevin Davis, TASN Coordination at kevin.davis@usu.edu