Leaning into Literacy with Lexia

The New Hampshire Department of Education has partnered with Lexia Learning Systems to offer all eligible New Hampshire participants access to Lexia’s LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) suite of professional learning programs designed to provide a deep knowledge of literacy and language expertise in the science of reading. LETRS teaches the skills needed to master the foundational and fundamentals of reading and writing instruction – phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and written language. (This page will be updated as needed.)

Courses Available

  • LETRS for Early Childhood Educators is an 18-week online program that offers deep knowledge of literacy instruction for the youngest learners, and provides practical information for building language and cognitive skills; this is best suited for parents, caregivers and those working in an early childhood setting.
  • LETRS for Elementary Educators is an 18-month online program that provides teachers with essential knowledge to master the fundamentals of literacy instruction required to transform student learning. 
  • LETRS for Administrators is an 18-week online program that provides participants with capacity to create systems and structures in their schools and districts to achieve high levels of academic performance and growth in literacy. 

Phase One Class Schedule

  • We are still taking registrations for Phase One. Due to the high volume of registrations, NHED is confirming eligibility and notifying registrants of their acceptance into the program in waves. This does NOT mean you have been accepted. Final emails will go out no later than early October. 

New Hampshire LETRS FAQ

Announcements

  • Enrollment for Phase One courses is open until Oct. 3, 2022
  • At this time the registration window is still open. We are working hard to meet demand.
  • Advanced graduate credits available through American College of Education 
  • Stipend policy is currently under review. Please check back later for more details
  • After the Kick Off event on October 13, participants will receive a Welcome to LETRS email with detailed information on the next steps to get started. There will be a registration platform for live virtual class sessions. Participants will create a username/password and sign up for the sessions that best meet their needs.
  • Class sessions will be six hours for unit one and two combined, or three hours for unit one only. There will be sessions offered during the school day, after school, evenings and Saturdays to meet the diverse needs of participants.
  • Twenty-four hours prior to the start of each live virtual class session, participants will receive an email with the unique Zoom link to join the session.
     

NHED Guidance and Information 

  • LETRS is a professional learning course for instructors of reading, spelling, and related language skills. It provides in-depth knowledge and tools that teachers can use with any reading program. This dynamic blended learning experience includes three components: LETRS Online Learning Platform, LETRS Print Manual, and LETRS Unit Professional Learning Sessions. 
  • LETRS professional learning is available to New Hampshire residents; some individuals may be asked to provide proof of residence. 
  • This program is available at no cost to participants. 

Contact: SOR@doe.nh.gov