Thank You

Payne relies on generous grants and donations to help underwrite the costs of training for teachers. Here are some of this year's supporters:

  • Sarkeys Foundation
  • Kirkpatrick Family Fund
  • Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma
  • The Merrick Foundation
  • Oklahoma State Department of Education
  • The Oklahoman/Anschutz Foundation
  • Pi Beta Phi Foundation
  • Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation
  • Inasmuch Foundation

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2018 SMLF Training Application

Now accepting Structured Multisensory Language Foundations(SMLF) applications for 2018!

Applications are now available for acceptance into the SMLF training program, beginning July 2018. The initial training will occur July 9-12 and July 16-19, with the tenth day of training on August 18. All training is from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Training is held at Payne Education Center in Oklahoma City. Applicants are asked to read all application documents carefully and completely before completing the process.

How to Apply:

  1. Read SMLF Objectives and Requirements
  2. Follow SMLF Application Instructions


The 1st year cost of SMLF training is $3,800. Oklahoma Public School Teachers are eligible for a 40% scholarship from the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma. More information about how to receive this funding will be made available soon.


Questions about this training or the application process should be directed to Sarah at 405-755-4205, or at [email protected].


Application Deadline: May 4, 2018

Application Approval: May 16, 2018