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:

  • E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Foundation
  • Inasmuch Foundation
  • Sarkeys Foundation
  • Kirkpatrick Family Fund
  • Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma
  • The Anschutz Foundation
  • Peggy & Nick Duncan
  • Pi Beta Phi Foundation
  • The Vose Foundation

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"These workshops are full of wonderful multisensory approaches to help children develop a stronger foundation in Phonemic Awareness. After almost 20 years of teaching, this workshop opened my eyes to many different techniques to help all of my students."

Lisa | Teacher


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2018 SMLF Training Application

The Structured Multisensory Language Foundations (SMLF) application period for 2019 is now open!

The application period for the SMLF training program, beginning July 2019, is now open. The initial training is scheduled for July 8-12 and July 15-18, with the tenth day of training on August 24. All training is from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Training is held at Payne Education Center in Oklahoma City. Applicants should 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 of SMLF training costs $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.


Questions about this training or the application process should be directed to Caroline at 405-755-4205.


Application Deadline: May 3, 2019

Application Approval: May 15, 2019