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Orton-Gillingham Professional Development
  • Over 4,000 LAUSD educators have completed Orton-Gillingham Professional Development to date!

    As many as 1 in 5 students have characteristics of dyslexia. As such, it is critical that we support our teachers in applying research-based, multisensory strategies that empower ALL students to learn how to read. The Orton-Gillingham (OG) Approach focuses on how to teach reading using the principles of a Structured Literacy Approach, which includes explicit, systematic, and cumulative instruction in foundational reading skills. 

    Whizzimo Course Overview Website

Reading Specialist Micro-Credential
  • THE 2023-2024 READING SPECIALIST: EARLY LITERACY FOUNDATIONS MICRO-CREDENTIAL COHORT BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 19!

     

    LAUSD Micro-Credential Website

     

     
     

2023-2024 BANK TIME PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • The Division of Instruction offers Bank Time professional development sessions designed to support the implementation of best practices in Literacy Instruction. Principals may enroll their staff in these additional offerings and include them in their professional development plan. Sessions will be hosted virtually via Zoom and may be leveraged to engage the entire school teaching staff in learning together as a team. Contact Susan Spillane, sspillan@lausd.net, or Andrea Goring, andrea.goring@lausd.net for more information. 

     

LETRS Professional Development
  • Over 3,000 LAUSD educators have engaged in Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) professional learning!

    As many as 1 in 5 students have characteristics of dyslexia. As such, it is critical that we support our teachers in applying the research-based, multisensory strategies that empower all students to learn how to read. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) is a professional development course that empowers teachers to understand the what, why, and how of literacy instruction based on the most current scientific research. LETRS provides teachers with the knowledge and tools to effectively teach literacy, language, and writing to all students. LETRS is a foundational training program for all reading teachers. LETRS provides strategies and critical learning for teachers to understand how reading develops in students, how to expertly address all major areas of reading instruction (phonological awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, etc.), and the science behind these research-based strategies. 

    LEXIA LETRS overview Website https://www.lexialearning.com/letrs

Sight Words Professional Development

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