Seminars designed especially for OG practitioners on English language structure and strategies, for those serious about making changes in students’ lives.

Learn current research and best practices, along with practical application. You’ll expand your knowledge base so you can work with a wider variety of students. A truly masterful teacher and OG practitioner has developed the intuition that is the result of many years of extensive training, effective execution and deep knowledge. It's a lifelong process. You will learn the what and why as well as the how, which includes strategies that you can implement right away in your practice.

  • Seminars are held on the 4th Thursday of the month.
  • Clock hour/CEU certificates are issued.
  • Our office: 952.920.9280

January 24, February 28, March 28 2019 Seminar

Thea Holtan’s Thinking and Writing Process

Join us for a 3 part series on structured report writing for all ages. This system is appropriate for anyone and can be tailored to fit the skills of any writer from 1st grade through adult, with or without language learning difficulties.

This process is easy to learn and gives parents, teachers and students a solid strategy for any writing assignment, reducing writing frustration and anxiety at the same time.

Attendance at all 3 sessions is required. Seminars facilitated by Karen Sonday.

Session Dates: January 24, February 28, March 28

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April 25, 2019 Seminar

Game Night!

We’re excited to be hosting Pam Mehlin, President of Laughing Ogre Press, publisher of fun and engaging games and teaching materials. You’ll find them appropriate for students of all ages and skill levels, whether or not they are struggling readers. The evening will be interactive and informative. You’ll get the opportunity to try her newest games as well as the classics. There will be give aways for a lucky few and swag bags for all!

No charge for this event but please RSVP.

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May 23, 2019 Seminar

Credentialing Information Night

When it comes to Orton-Gillingham, it’s let the buyer beware. There’s no mandatory oversight agency to join that is vetting practitioners and monitoring quality. Join us this evening as Karen Sonday F/AOGPE, Arlene Sonday F/AOGPE and Brenda Zehnder CDT, CALP present overviews of the application processes for the national credentialing organizations: AOGPE, ALTA, IMSLEC, IDA and The Alliance. Arlene will give us some history of the roots of OG, branches that have evolved, what derivative programs are out there and where we are now.

No charge for this event but please RSVP.

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June 27, 2019 Seminar

Understanding the Diagnostic Evaluation

Percentile rank? Grade equivalent? Standard score? Scaled score? What does all of this mean? Why get tested? Who does evaluations in the Twin Cities? What’s included in one and how does it inform our instruction of the student? Join us as Annette Bruscino, presents on this topic.

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July 25, 2019 Seminar

Game Night!

We’re excited to be hosting Pam Mehlin, President of Laughing Ogre Press, publisher of fun and engaging games and teaching materials. You’ll find them appropriate for students of all ages and skill levels, whether or not they are struggling readers. The evening will be interactive and informative. You’ll get the opportunity to try her newest games as well as the classics. There will be give aways for a lucky few and swag bags for all!

No charge for this event but please RSVP.

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August 22, September 26, October 24 2019 Seminar

Thea Holtan’s Thinking and Writing Process

Join us for a 3 part series on structured report writing for all ages. This system is appropriate for anyone and can be tailored to fit the skills of any writer from 1st grade through adult, with or without language learning difficulties.

This process is easy to learn and gives parents, teachers and students a solid strategy for any writing assignment, reducing writing frustration and anxiety at the same time.

Attendance at all 3 sessions is required. Seminars facilitated by Karen Sonday.

Session Dates: August 22, September 26, October 24

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November – No Seminar – Happy Thanksgiving!
December – No Seminar – Happy Holidays!