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Orton Gillingham Training

Training In Orton Gillingham

Our Orton Gillingham Training Programs focus on structured literacy approaches for teaching reading and language skills. The upcoming trainings include Level 1 and Level 2 courses, both available in Summer and Fall 2024, offering synchronous online coursework and practicum through OGRS.  Everyone must begin with a Level 1 training.

The Level 1 course emphasizes effective instruction principles, dyslexia, phonemic awareness, and other foundational skills. In contrast, Level 2 delves into more advanced topics like syllabication and suffix rules. The courses include benefits like direct mentoring, a wide range of teaching materials, and the option for additional practicum hours.

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All these training programs are structured to lead towards certification in the Orton-Gillingham approach. For more detailed information about certification and how these courses contribute to it, please click on the 'Learn More' button to the right.

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Upcoming Orton Gillingham Training

Orton Gillingham Training - LEVEL 1  (Summer 2024)

  • Monday, July 8, 2024 - Thursday, August 15, 2024

This course offers:

Coursework:  35 hours - synchronous online through OGRS.

Practicum:  60 hours - synchronous online through OGRS.

Tuition:  $3,280 (Lecture and Practicum)

Discount on tuition for educators who are taking the Level 1 instruction as a refresher course.

Materials:  Approx. $50 - Language Tool Kit, by Paula D. Rome and Jean S. Osman

(Application deadline for Summer Level 1 - June 17, 2024).

Orton Gillingham Training - LEVEL 2  (Summer 2024)

  • Thursday, July 11, 2024 - Thursday, August 15, 2024

This course offers:

Coursework:  25 hours - synchronous online through OGRS.

Practicum:  60 hours - synchronous online through OGRS.

Tuition: $2,480 (Lecture and Practicum)

Discount on tuition for educators who are taking Level 2 instruction as a refresher course.

Materials:  $0

(Application deadline for Summer Level 2 - June 17, 2024)

Orton Gillingham Training - LEVEL 1  (Fall 2024)

  • Saturday, Sept. 21, 2024 - Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2025

This course offers:

Coursework:  35 hours - synchronous online through OGRS.

Practicum:  60 hours - synchronous online through OGRS.

Tuition:  $3,280 (Lecture and Practicum)

Discount on tuition for educators who are taking the Level 1 instruction as a refresher course.

Materials:  Approx. $50 - Language Tool Kit, by Paula D. Rome and Jean S. Osman

(Application deadline for Fall Level 1  - September 3, 2024)

Orton Gillingham Training - LEVEL 2  (Fall 2024)

  • Saturday, Sept. 14, 2024 - Thursday, Feb. 6, 2025

This course offers:

Coursework:  25 hours - synchronous online through OGRS.

Practicum:  60 hours - synchronous online through OGRS.

Tuition: $2,480 (Lecture and Practicum)

Discount on tuition for educators who are taking Level 2 instruction as a refresher course.

Materials:  $0

(Application deadline for Fall Level 2 - September 3, 2024)

Prerequisites for all Courses

  • Candidates must be computer literate; and able to operate Zoom or similar video conferencing programs, file management software, etc.
  • Candidates must have the proper technology and equipment – as listed below.

Technology Requirements:

Minimum technology requirements for OGRS online lecture and practicum include:

  • A desktop or laptop computer with a camera and microphone, capable of supporting Zoom,
  • No Chromebooks - they don't work well with Zoom
  • No IPads or Notebooks - too small
  • High-speed, reliable internet service
  • Over-the-ear headphones, with a noise-canceling microphone
  • Printer/Scanner

Level 1 Scope and Benefits

Level 1 Coursework Includes

  • 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
  • Multisensory techniques
  • Metacognitive thinking/Socratic questioning
  • Teaching handwriting
  • Writing decodable text
  • Administering screening and progress monitoring measures
  • Documenting student progress

Additional Benefits

  • Course INCLUDES practicum with our students – no need to find your own students.
  •  In our Extended Practicum Program, you have the option to earn additional supervised practicum hours.
  • Small training group, highly individualized.
  • No travel is necessary to attend the training.
  • Access to a wide variety of high-quality teaching materials.
  • Direct mentoring and in-depth training by a Fellow of Orton Gillingham Academy (formerly AOGPE).
  • Rigorous curriculum with a focus on mastery and competency of skills.
  • Graduate-level credits are available through Baker University - please inquire.

Level 2 Scope and Benefits

Level 2 Coursework Includes

  • Principles of effective instruction
  • Teaching language structure using seminal OG works including Rome and Osman’s Language Tool Kit
  • Multisensory techniques
  • Beginning affixes
  • Syllables and syllabication
  • Endings rules for suffixes
  • Metacognitive thinking/Socratic questioning
  • Teaching handwriting
  • Administering screening and progress monitoring measures
  • Documenting student progress

Additional Benefits

  • Course INCLUDES practicum with our students – no need to find your own students.
  •  In our Extended Practicum Program, you have the option to earn additional supervised practicum hours.
  • Small training group, highly individualized.
  • No travel is necessary to attend the training.
  • Access to a wide variety of high-quality teaching materials.
  • Direct mentoring and in-depth training by a Fellow of Orton Gillingham Academy (formerly AOGPE).
  • Rigorous curriculum with a focus on mastery and competency of skills.
  • Graduate-level credits are available through Baker University - please inquire.

Get Started

To be considered for any program, please fill out this application and submit.  Only those applying for a Level 1 course need attach a resume and letter of interest to the application. 

For Level 1 applicants, we will contact you to set up a short interview with one of our course instructors.

  • $500 non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance. Balance of tuition due two weeks prior to the start of the selected Cohort.
  • Graduate-level credits are available through Baker University.
  • SCHOLARSHIPS are available for students CURRENTLY ENROLLED in graduate and undergraduate courses.

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