Study Reveals Voyager Sopris Learning Key Factor In Helping Drive K–3 Literacy Gains in Mississippi
Jun 22, 2016
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“The State of Mississippi, and the many passionate people behind the 2013 Literacy Act, are to be applauded for tackling this important literacy challenge,” said
As part of the LETRS implementation at MDE, teachers and principals attended a six-day LETRS training, in which they collaborated with the Department of Education’s literacy coaches. According to the report, more than 15,000 teachers and administrators were trained to help “connect training content to classroom instruction, relate scientific research and theory to classroom instruction, discuss research through interactive activities and exercises,” plus apply best practices to instruction.
According to the study, “PD is one of the fundamental drivers of organizational change, and at the school level, teachers and principals are the main targets for change. In the LETRS training, there is great emphasis on evidence- and data-based decision making. Unanimously the teachers agree that their professional learning has been advanced by the MDE’s literacy coaches and LETRS training.”
“LETRS explores the reasons why many students have reading difficulties and the ways children learn to read and examines the sequence of phonological skill development,” one MDE staff member was quoted in the report.
A teacher said: “Before the training (of LETRS), I was lost; I was old-fashioned in my teaching.”
The eye-opening results have attracted the attention of other U.S. states–Colorado,
LETRS was developed for Voyager Sopris Learning in conjunction with Dr.
For more information on Voyager Sopris Learning, visit www.voyagersopris.com. For more information on LETRS, visit www.voyagersopris.com/professional-development/professional-books/letrs-second-edition/overview.
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