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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"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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2017 SMLF Training Application

Now accepting Structured Multisensory Language Foundations(SMLF) applications for 2017!

Applications are now available for acceptance into the SMLF training program, beginning July 2017. The initial two-week training will occur July 10-14, and July 17-21, 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: April 30, 2017

Application Approval: May 12, 2017