What is LETRS?

LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) is professional development that provides the foundational knowledge necessary to understand how students learn to read, write, and spell—and why some struggle. Through LETRS, educators gain a deeper understanding of language structure and how to help struggling readers.


Northwest LETRS Training
June 26–29, 2018
Portland, OR

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LETRS professional development provides educators with an understanding of:

  • How students learn to read and write.
  • The reasons why some students fail to learn to read, spell, or write.
  • The instructional strategies best supported by research.



Carol A. Tolman, Ed.D., is a LETRS author and national teacher trainer. She has a doctorate in educational psychology and has been a consultant at the state, district, and school levels for more than 15 years. Dr. Tolman also has more than 25 years' experience in public schools and the juvenile justice system. She spent 12 of those years designing and implementing an innovative reading clinic for academically challenged public high school students. In addition to spearheading many successful, long-term literacy initiatives, Dr. Tolman organized and delivered curriculum for the Massachusetts Licensure Program and conducted a four-year project for the Maryland Department of Education supporting literacy knowledge for professors.


Please remember to bring your computer or device to the training. After registering payment must be submitted using one of the options listed in the payment instructions section below. All materials needed will be sent directly to the training site and will be available to you when you arrive. Voyager Sopris Learning reserves the right to cancel training sessions 30 days prior to the training date. Please consider this when making travel plans.

LETRS is approved by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) for dyslexia-related training opportunities. Participant certificates will indicate completion of State Board 612 focus on Foundational Skills in Reading and Intensifying Instruction.


June 26–29, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


$1,100.00 per person (includes materials)
Lunch is provided
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Kennedy School
5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97211


Attendees are responsible for lodging and transportation.