Provide educators with support in the development and implementation of effective instructional methods, assessments, and activities to improve academic performance of students. Focuses on the use of structured, explicit reading instruction that supports the Science of Reading. These concepts include:

  • Phonological/phonemic awareness,
  • Phonics
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension

Consultants are available in the following areas:

  • Literacy K-3: Support for teachers in K-3 grade levels
  • Literacy K-12: Support for teachers in K-12 grade levels
  • Literacy Instruction and Intervention
  • Dyslexia
  • LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling

Literacy Collaborative Group and Workshops

Literacy Collaborative Group

Date Workshop Title
September 13 Session 1
November 14 Session 2
January 27 Session 3 
March 28 Session 4
May 2 Session 5

Components of Effective Literacy - CANCELED

Date Workshop Title
September 19 Session 1
October 17 Session 2
November 4 Session 3
December 14 Session 4

Science of Reading for Administrators

Date Workshop Title
October 3 Session 1
December 8 Session 2
March 14 Session 3

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS)

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LETRS is a professional development course that bridges deep, meaningful research into practical classroom success. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student. LETRS can be used regardless of the literacy program in use. This PD incorporates text, online, and face-to-face processing of the Science of Reading.

LETRS Volume 1 - Cohort 1

Date Workshop Title
August 4, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 1 - Launch
October 6, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 1 - Unit 1
December 1, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 1 - Unit 2
February 1, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 1 - Unit 3
April 6, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 1 - Unit 4

LETRS Volume 1 - Cohort 2

Date Workshop Title
September 1, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 2 - Launch
November 3, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 2 - Unit 1
January 5, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 2 - Unit 2
March 1, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 2 - Unit 3
May 4, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 2 - Unit 4

 LETRS Volume 1 - Cohort 3

Date Workshop Title
August 8, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 3 - Launch
October 19, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 3 - Unit 1
December 7, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 3 - Unit 2
February 7, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 3 - Unit 3
April 4, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 3 - Unit 4

LETRS Volume 1 - Cohort 4

Date Workshop Title
August 8, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 4 - Launch
October 21, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 4 - Unit 1
December 16, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 4 - Unit 2
February 8, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 4 - Unit 3
April 14, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 4 - Unit 4

LETRS Volume 1 - Cohort 5

Date Workshop Title
August 9, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 5 - Launch
October 26, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 5 - Unit 1
December 19, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 5 - Unit 2
February 22, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 5 - Unit 3
April 20, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 5 - Unit 4

LETRS Volume 1 - Cohort 6

Date Workshop Title
August 9, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 6 - Launch
October 27, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 6 - Unit 1
December 21, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 6 - Unit 2
February 23, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 6 - Unit 3
April 27, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 6 - Unit 4

LETRS Volume 1 - Cohort 7

Date Workshop Title
August 10, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 7 - Launch
September 8, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 7 - Unit 1
November 7, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 7 - Unit 2
January 4, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 7 - Unit 3
March 21, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 7 - Unit 4

LETRS Volume 1 - Cohort 8

Date Workshop Title
August 10, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 8 - Launch
September 20, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 8 - Unit 1
November 8, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 8 - Unit 2
January 18, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 8 - Unit 3
March 22, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 8 - Unit 4

LETRS Volume 1 - Cohort 9

Date Workshop Title
August 10, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 9 - Launch
September 21, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 9 - Unit 1
November 9, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 9 - Unit 2
January 19, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 9 - Unit 3
March 28, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 9 - Unit 4

LETRS Volume 1 - Cohort 10

Date Workshop Title
September 22, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 10 - Launch
November 29, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 10 - Unit 1
January 24, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 10 - Unit 2
March 30, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 10 - Unit 3
May 12, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 10 - Unit 4

LETRS Volume 1 - Cohort 11

Date Workshop Title
September 26, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 11 - Launch
November 30, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 11 - Unit 1
January 25, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 11 - Unit 2
April 10, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 11 - Unit 3
May 11, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 11 - Unit 4

LETRS Volume 1 - Cohort 12

Date Workshop Title
August 11, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 12 - Launch
September 27, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 12 - Unit 1
December 5, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 12 - Unit 2
January 26, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 12 - Unit 3
April 18, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 12 - Unit 4

LETRS Volume 1 - Cohort 13

Date Workshop Title
August 11, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 13 - Launch
September 28, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 13 - Unit 1
Decemeber 6, 2022 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 13 - Unit 2
February 2, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 13 - Unit 3
April 19, 2023 LETRS Volume 1, Cohort 13 - Unit 4

LETRS Volume 2 - Cohort 1

Date Workshop Title
September 6, 2022 LETRS Volume 2, Cohort 1 - Unit 5
October 31, 2022 LETRS Volume 2, Cohort 1 - Unit 6
January 13, 2023 LETRS Volume 2, Cohort 1 - Unit 7
March 2, 2023 LETRS Volume 2, Cohort 1 - Unit 8

LETRS Volume 2 - Cohort 2

Date Workshop Title
October 5, 2022 LETRS Volume 2, Cohort 2 - Unit 5
November 28, 2022 LETRS Volume 2, Cohort 2 - Unit 6
January 31, 2023 LETRS Volume 2, Cohort 2 - Unit 7
April 3, 2023 LETRS Volume 2, Cohort 2 - Unit 8

 LETRS for Early Childhood Educators

Date Workshop Title
November 7, 2022 LETRS for Early Childhood Educators - Session 1
January 4, 2023 LETRS for Early Childhood Educators - Session 2
March 29, 2023 LETRS for Early Childhood Educators - Session 3
May 1, 2023 LETRS for Early Childhood Educators - Session 4

 LETRS Revive and Rejuvenate

Date Workshop Title
November 10, 2022 LETRS Revive and Rejuvenate

 

Dyslexia

A minimum of 2 hours PD is mandates for K-12 educators each year in the State of Missouri. Administrators and teachers are provided State guidance on the Dyslexia mandate, optimal screeners, characteristics of dyslexia, and evidence-based strategies to accommodate students with dyslexic characteristics. This training could be provided as a series, or a one-time session, and could be K-12, or segmented to diversity elementary and/or secondary.

Date Workshop Title
December 1 Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia -- Part I
January 26 Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia -- Part II
February 15 Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia -- Part III
March 30 Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia -- Part IV
CONTACTS

Karen Engelen
K-3 Literacy Consultant
kengelen@semo.edu   
(573) 986-4992

Shannon Heisserer       
K-12 Literacy Consultant
sheisserer@semo.edu
(573) 651-2001

Cindy Rodgers
Literacy Instruction and Intervention Specialist
crodgers@semo.edu
(573) 651-2083
Phone
Location
Physical Address
920 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Mailing Address
One University Plaza MS 0120
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701