Now accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Cohort (June 17-August 8, 2019). Spots are limited to six specialists-in-training.

Our courses are specifically designed to meet the standards of the internationally recognized credentialing organizations 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 by Karen Sonday, MA. Ms. Sonday is a Fellow of the Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE).

Associate Level: appropriate for anyone teaching students ranging from pre-reading through 5th grade level skills. It includes the theory and practical components needed to implement the OG approach with a high degree of fidelity. To be considered for the program, please send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Call 952-920-9280 for further information.

 

Summer 2019 Orton Gillingham Training Dates:

AOGPE ASSOCIATE LEVEL

Coursework: 60 hours

Practicum: 100 hours over 8 consecutive months (minimum)

Class runs June 17-August 8, 2019 9 am-2:30 pm (no classes the week of July 1, 2019)

Includes 60 hours of coursework and 60-70 hours of practicum on site at OGRS.

An additional 40 hours of practicum must be completed to apply for membership in the Academy at the Associate Level. These can be done on our site or yours.

Optional 6 graduate credits available

Prerequisite: none

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 and The Gillingham Manual
  • Multi sensory 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

Additional benefits

  • 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 focus on mastery and competency of skills

Cost

$4000 plus materials (about $250)
$1000 Non-refundable deposit upon acceptance
Balance of tuition due June 1, 2019

AOGPE CERTIFIED LEVEL

Coursework: 100 hours

  • On site lectures the 4th Thursday of each month: 7:00-8:30 pm
  • Extended length on site workshops quarterly (4-5 hours each)
  • Online lectures
  • Conference attendance

Practicum: 200 hours over 2 academic years (minimum) on our site or yours.

Optional graduate credits available.

Prerequisite: Associate Level

Coursework Includes

  • Advanced structure and history of the English language
  • Teaching advanced language structure using Rome and Osman’s Advanced Language Tool Kit
  • Extensive understanding of dyslexia and learning disabilities
  • Understanding and interpreting formal and informal evaluations
  • Developing and administering informal evaluations
  • Typical and atypical reading acquisition
  • Language development
  • Seminal and current brain research
  • Basic grammar, study skills, self-advocacy skills for students
  • Case management
  • State and Federal legislation
  • IEPs and 504s

Additional benefits

  • Direct mentoring and in depth training by a Fellow of the Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
  • Rigorous curriculum with focus on mastery and competency of skills

Cost

$3,000 plus materials (about $250)