We will be providing our 2020 Summer and Fall OG Cohorts online, due to the COVID 19 outbreak.
Please contact us at 952-920-9280 for more information.
Application deadline for the Summer Cohort is June 1, 2020 - we still have spots available!
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 phonics training that is needed to effectively teach students who struggle with reading.
We now have three OG teacher training opportunities for you - now accepting applications!
This training is appropriate for anyone teaching students pre-reading - 8th grade. Instruction includes the theory and practical components needed to implement the Orton Gillingham approach with a high degree of fidelity.
All coursework and direct supervision align with the International Dyslexia Association's 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).
Orton Gillingham Cohorts
Summer Cohort: June 15, 2020 - August 6, 2020
Fall Cohort: September 14, 2020 - January 21, 2021
Winter Cohort: January 23, 2021 - May 27, 2021
|Mon. - Wed.||June 15 - 17, 2020||9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. CST||Lecture|
|Mon. - Thurs.||All Subsequent Weeks||9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST||Practicum|
|Mon. - Wed.||All Subsequent Weeks||12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CST||Lecture|
|June 29 - July 2, 2020||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. CST
|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|
January 23 and 30, 2021 February 6 and 27, 2021
March 13, 2021
April 17, 2021
May 15, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST
|Mon./Wed.||All Subsequent Weeks||evening||Practicum|
|Tues./Thurs.||All Subsequent Weeks||evening||Practicum|
Coursework: 60 hours - online through OGRS.
Practicum: 60-70 hours - online through OGRS.
- 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
- No travel 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 the Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
- Rigorous curriculum with a focus on mastery and competency of skills
- Optional 6 graduate credits available.
$4,000 plus materials (about $250)
$1,000 Non-refundable deposit upon acceptance.
Balance of tuition due two weeks prior to the start of the selected Cohort.
From OGRS - FOR GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS.