Maryland Advocates Changing Reading Instruction One District at a Time
Baltimore County Public Schools is filling educator knowledge gap left open by colleges of education -- BCPS provides 60 hours of course work in the Orton Gillingham approach for hundreds of educators and the opportunity to attend Notre Dame of Maryland University Dyslexia Certificate Program. The district also is boosting teacher knowledge and practice in the essential components of reading instruction by providing coursework in Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS). Ms. Hembling asks that the Board of Education support the pending contract for additional LETRS training in the district. Jump to 35:27.