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.
- 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.
- Registration is now open for Phase 6. Phase (*cohort) 6 will be NHED's final phase, which will begin in the fall of 2024 and will include LETRS for Elementary Educators, LETRS for Early Childhood Educators, and LETRS for Administrators courses. Registration will tentatively close on Sept. 6, 2024.
- Thank you for your interest in LETRS! We've been thrilled by the response from New Hampshire. Currently, all spots have been filled for Phase 6, but a waitlist is open.
*A participant may enroll in any phase, as each phase/cohort will be a different group of students. Participants do not need to complete previous phases to enroll.
- Micro-credentials! NHED is pleased to partner with Credentials Unlimited to provide educators with the opportunity to earn valuable micro-credentials focused on the Science of Reading. Contact Kathleen.A.McCaffery@doe.nh.gov for details. More information coming soon.
- NHED's Stipend Policy has been finalized.
- Stipend FAQ
- Stipend Application Website
- Enrollment for Phase Three courses has begun.
- Advanced graduate credits available through American College of Education
- We are excited to announce that ACE has changed its transcript for participants to receive a passing grade.
- NHED will be offering participants the ability to track their coursework, collaborate with others, and receive a final letter grade through the use of Canvas learning management system.
- NHED anticipates that it will implement a stipend policy, which is currently under review and expected to be finalized soon. Please check back later for more details
- After the Kick Off event, 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.
- NHED is utilizing the Guided Learning Implementation Model.
- Apply LETRS credits to a degree at ACE
- To ensure emails from the Lexia Learning team reach school email addresses, please be sure to share the information below with your IT team and/or check your spam folder for missed emails. IP Whitelist Address Information to be shared with the IT team in your district: