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


Date Workshop Title
December 7 Wanted: Better Outcomes for Middle School and High School Struggling Readers
December 14 The Ins and Outs of Interactive Writing! - CANCELED
January 13 Literacy Collaborative Group
March 4 Literacy Collaborative Group
May 5 Literacy Collaborative Group

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
Launch: August 11
Session 1: October 13 LETRS, Cohort I, Session 1 (Unit 1) Southeast RPDC Location
Session 2: December 13 LETRS, Cohort I, Session 2 (Unit 2) Southeast RPDC Location
Session 3: February 16 LETRS, Cohort I, Session 3 (Unit 3) Southeast RPDC Location
Session 4: April 13 LETRS, Cohort I, Session 4 (Unit 4) Southeast RPDC Location

LETRS Volume 1 - Cohort 2

Date Workshop Title
Launch: August 30
Session 1: October 18 LETRS, Cohort 2, Session 1 (Unit 1) Southeast RPDC Location
Session 2: November 29 LETRS, Cohort 2, Session 2 (Unit 2) Southeast RPDC Location
Session 3: February 22 LETRS, Cohort 2, Session 3 (Unit 3) Southeast RPDC Location
Session 4: March 28 LETRS, Cohort 2, Session 4 (Unit 4) Southeast RPDC Location

 LETRS Volume 1 - Cohort 3

Date Workshop Title
Launch: October 6
Session 1: December 8 LETRS, Cohort 3, Session 1 (Unit 1) Southeast RPDC Location - CANCELED
Session 2: February 14 LETRS, Cohort 3, Session 2 (Unit 2) Southeast RPDC Location - CANCELED
Session 3: April 5 LETRS, Cohort 3, Session 3 (Unit 3) Southeast RPDC Location - CANCELED
Session 4: May 11 LETRS, Cohort 3, Session 4 (Unit 4) Southeast RPDC Location - CANCELED

 LETRS Volume 2

Date Workshop Title
Session 1: September 30 LETRS Volume 2, Session 1 (Unit 5) Southeast RPDC Location
Session 2: November 16 LETRS Volume 2, Session 2 (Unit 6) Southeast RPDC Location
Session 3: January 25 LETRS Volume 2, Session 3 (Unit 7) Southeast RPDC Location
Session 4: March 8 LETRS Volume 2, Session 4 (Unit 8) Southeast RPDC Location

 LETRS for Early Childhood Educators - Cohort 1

Date Workshop Title
Session 1: July 13
Session 2: August 10
Session 3: October 26 LETRS for Early Childhood Educators, Session 3

 LETRS for Early Childhood Educators - Cohort 2

Date Workshop Title
Session 1: January 12 LETRS for Early Childhood Educators, Session 1
Session 2: February 2 LETRS for Early Childhood Educators, Session 2
Session 3: March 16 LETRS for Early Childhood Educators, Session 3

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