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We are committed to a long-term partnership with every district that implements our solutions. Each implementation support plan is individually crafted with school and/or district administrators to meet specific needs, including making explicit connections to state standards and/or the CCSS. Districts can choose from a menu of training and support options including in person, online, or a combination of both.

Facilitator Training for LETRS

Become certified to train and support the implementation in the participant’s home district or sponsoring agency.

Each attendee must meet eligibility requirements:

  • Complete the online content for Units 1–4 or 5–8
  • Attend all four days of Unit training, with one full day dedicated to each Unit in the Volume (Units 1–4 or 5–8). These can be virtual or in person, spread across several months. (Public Unit training options for registration posted on this website).
  • Pass the end-of-course exam following Unit 4 or Unit 8 with a score of 88 percent or better
  • Purchase a Facilitator’s Kit for Units 1–4 or 5–8 upon meeting prerequisites. Includes initial license to Literacy Symposium.
  • Complete a minimum of eight sessions of ongoing professional development offered annually by Voyager Sopris Learning
  • Sign and submit a Statement of Commitment
  • Remain employed or contracted by the sponsoring agency

Duration is four days. Cost per person is $1,800. Contact us for more information.

Volume 1, Units 1–4

  • January 25–28, 2021 | Dallas, TX
    This training is full and not currently accepting registrations
  • March 15–16 and 22–23 | Virtual
  • May 4–5 and 11–12 | Virtual
  • July 12–15, 2021 | In-Person, Dallas, TX
  • October 12–15, 2021 | In-Person, Dallas, TX

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Volume 2, Units 5–8

  • February 2–5, 2021 | Virtual via Zoom
  • April 7–8 and 14–15 | Virtual
  • June 14–17, 2021 | In-Person, Dallas, TX
  • September 13–16, 2021 | In-Person, Dallas, TX

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Facilitator Training for LETRS for Early Childhood Educators

Become a LETRS Facilitator to support your district in building a sustainable model in the use of LETRS for Early Childhood Educators professional development for years to come.

Each attendee must meet eligibility requirements:

  • Complete the online content for all Units
  • Attend both days of Unit training, with one full day dedicated to each Unit pair (Units 1–2 and 3–4). These can be virtual or in person, spread across several months. (Public Unit training options for registration posted on this website).
  • Pass the end-of-course exam following Unit 4 with a score of 90 percent or better
  • Purchase a Facilitator’s Kit upon meeting No. 1 and No. 2 above
  • Sign a Statement of Commitment with Voyager Sopris Learning
  • Complete a minimum of eight sessions of ongoing professional development offered by Voyager Sopris Learning in the year following Facilitator Training
  • Remain employed or contracted by the sponsoring agency

Duration is two days. Cost per person is $900. View more information.

  • March 10–11, 2021  |  Virtual via Zoom
  • July 26–27, 2021  |  In-Person, Dallas, TX
  • November 1–2, 2021  |  In-Person, Dallas, TX

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NEW! Virtual Post-Unit Trainings

Deepen your understanding of the science behind teaching literacy. Delivered virtually, these LETRS professional development sessions provide educators with the depth of knowledge needed to teach language and literacy skills to every student. Multiple options available. Each Unit training is designed for those who have completed the LETRS coursework for that Unit. The Unit training is six hours total delivered in two, three-hour parts.

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LETRS: Units 1–8
Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. (CT) the Friday before the week of training.

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LETRS for Early Childhood Educators: Units 1–4
Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. (CT) the Friday before the week of training.

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Face-to-Face Training

Face-to face sessions for initial training are available.

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Virtual Support

Flexible training options provided via webinar, online meeting, or conference call. Support is available at an hourly rate.

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Features

  • Initial Training
  • Lesson modeling
  • Curriculum review
  • Data analysis
  • Implementation planning
  • Lesson planning and delivery
  • Data and instructional decisions
  • Differentiation coaching
  • Principal/coach meetings
  • Grade-level meetings
  • Deeper connections to standards
  • Side-by-side coaching
  • Classroom visits
  • Assessment support
  • Student grouping
  • Small-group instruction
  • Goal setting/action plans
  • Customization of PD materials
  • Virtual support: webinars, conference calls, etc.
  • Implementation troubleshooting