No. Logic of English curriculum is completely scripted and is an open-and-teach curriculum; however, some people find it helpful to learn more about the science of reading to understand the whole picture of what the curriculum is working towards.
Usually the biggest learning curve for the parent or teacher is understanding the spelling analysis process. We have three mini-courses available with spelling analysis:
We also have our four-day Master Teacher Training available which includes these spelling analysis videos and so much more. Learn more here.