The Orton Gillingham approach to teaching reading is fast becoming the go-to recommendation from diagnosticians and neuropsychologists who refer students with dyslexia or other learning disabilities. In addition, many states are implementing laws that require an explicit, systematic, structured literacy approach (like Orton Gillingham) for teaching reading to these students.
Become an Orton Gillingham Educator and get the in-depth training in phonics that you need to effectively teach struggling readers.
We now have two OG teacher trainings available in 2020:
The 2020 OG Associate Level Summer Cohort
The 2020 OG Associate Level Fall Cohort
Associate Level: appropriate for anyone teaching students from pre-reading through 8th grade-level skills. It includes the theory and practical components needed to implement the OG approach with a high degree of fidelity.
We are now accepting applications for both cohorts! There are only six spots for specialists-in-training in each cohort, so apply soon!
Our courses are specifically designed to meet the standards of the internationally recognized credentialing organizations AOGPE, IDA and ALTA*, and to provide teachers with the high-quality training and experience that students everywhere deserve.
All coursework and direct supervision align with the revised 2018 IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading and are conducted and overseen by Karen Sonday, MA. Education. Ms. Sonday is a Fellow of the Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE).
AOGPE ASSOCIATE LEVEL
Coursework: 60 hours
Practicum: 60-70 hours (of the 100 hours required by AOGPE)
Two OG Cohorts Available:
Summer Cohort: June 15, 2020 - August 6, 2020
Fall Cohort: September 14, 2020 - January 21, 2021
|Mon. - Wed.||June 15 - 17, 2020||9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Lecture|
|Mon. - Thurs.||All Subsequent Weeks||9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Practicum|
|Mon. - Wed.||All Subsequent Weeks||12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Lecture|
|June 29 - July 2||NO CLASS|
Fall Schedule: (For weekday schedule, select either M/W option or T/Th option.)
September 12 & 26, 2020
|9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.||Lecture|
|Mon/Wed.||All Subsequent Weeks||evening||Practicum|
|Tues/Thurs||All Subsequent Weeks||evening||Practicum|
|Nov. 26 - 28, 2020||Thanksgiving||NO CLASS|
|Dec. 23, 2020 - Jan. 1||Winter Break||NO CLASS|
Includes 60 hours of coursework and 60-70 hours of practicum on-site at OGRS.
*Additional practicum hour requirements vary by the credentialing organization.
These can be completed at our site or yours.
Optional 6 graduate credits available
- Principles of effective instruction
- Dyslexia and other learning disabilities
- Pre-reading skills intervention including phonological awareness and phonemic awareness
- Intro to the structure and history of the English language
- Intro to phonology
- Teaching language structure using seminal OG works including Rome and Osman’s Language Tool Kit and The Gillingham Manual
- Multisensory techniques
- Beginning affixes
- Beginning Greek and Latin roots
- Syllables and syllabication
- Endings rules for suffixes
- Metacognitive thinking/Socratic questioning
- Teaching handwriting
- Writing decodable text
- Administering screening and progress monitoring measures
- Documenting student progress
- Small training group, highly individualized
- Working with a team of seasoned OG professionals in a dynamic environment
- Access to a wide variety of high-quality teaching materials
- Direct mentoring and in-depth training by a Fellow of the Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
- Rigorous curriculum with a focus on mastery and competency of skills
$4,000 plus materials (about $250)
$1,000 Non-refundable deposit upon acceptance.
Balance of tuition due two weeks prior to the start of selected Cohort.
FOR GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS