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

The publisher of LETRS has recently released a new LETRS 3rd Edition which is an online course. There are a few face-to-face trainings scheduled through the summer of 2019. During the 2019-2020 school year TASN will move to supporting district capacity to support and coach the use of LETRS 3rd Edition in their local districts.

For more information contact Kevin Davis, TASN Coordination at kevin.davis@usu.edu