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 Part 1: 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. It is not necessary to take Associate Level Part 2 to be qualified to work with students individually or in small groups within classrooms, resource rooms or one to one settings.

Associate Level Part 2: is appropriate for teaching students ranging from 6th grade through adult.

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 PART 1

Duration

7 weeks: June 17-August 8, 2019

No classes the week of July 1, 2019

Coursework Hours

45

No prerequisites needed.
Optional 6 graduate credits available

Coursework Setting

  • On site lectures: Monday, June 17 through Thursday, June 20, 2019:
    9 am-2:30 pm
  • On site lectures: Mondays through Wednesdays June 24 through August 7, 2019: 1:00-2:30 pm (no classes the week of July 1, 2019)
     

Practicum Hours

  • 60-70 hours for 6 weeks on site
  • June 24-August 8, 2019 (no classes the week of July 1)

Teaching Setting

  • 1:1 on site

Frequency

  • 4 mornings per week
  • Mondays through Thursdays
  • On site with OGRS students June 24-August 8, 2019 (no classes the week of July 1, 2019)
     

Teaching Hours at OGRS center

  • 2-3 hours per morning at 9, 10, 11 am

Meets requirements for

ALTA—Certified Academic Language Practitioner

IDA—Tier 3—Certified Dyslexia Practitioner

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 and intermediate 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
  • Demonstration of skills competency
  • Begin the required reading list for AOGPE’s Associate Level
  • Prepare for credentialing exams for ALTA and IDA

Additional benefits

  • 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

$3900 plus materials (about $250)

AOGPE ASSOCIATE LEVEL PART 2

Duration

Upcoming Cohort:
9 months: September 13, 2018 through May 9, 2019

Offered Again:
9 months: September 12, 2019 through May 14, 2020
 

Coursework Hours

25

Prerequisite: Associate Level Part 1 or equivalent.

Coursework Setting

  • On site lectures the 2nd Thursday of each month: 7:15-8:45 pm
  • Online lectures viewed at your convenience
     
     
     

Practicum Hours

  • 9 months on or off site
     
     

Teaching Setting Options

  • 1:1 on-site with supervision and coaching OR
  • 1:1, small group or classroom off-site with remote supervision and coaching

Frequency

  • Off-site with your students OR
  • On-site at OGRS center: 2-4 evenings per week- Mondays/Wednesdays and/or Tuesday/Thursdays with OGRS students

Teaching Hours at OGRS center (applies to On-site practicum only)

  • 2-3 hours per evening at 3, 4, 5, 6 pm

Meets requirements for

AOGPE—Associate Level Tracks A and B Membership

Revised 2018 IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading

Coursework Includes

  • Advanced structure and history of the English language
  • Teaching advanced language structure using Rome and Osman’s Advanced Language Tool Kit
  • Advanced level affixes
  • Advanced level Greek and Latin roots
  • Extensive understanding of dyslexia and learning disabilities
  • Writing the annotated lesson plan
  • Group instruction and classroom adaptation
  • Understanding and interpreting formal and informal evaluations
  • Developing and administering informal evaluations
  • Developing student profiles and records
  • Typical and atypical reading acquisition
  • Language development
  • Seminal and current brain research
  • Basic grammar
  • State and Federal legislation
  • IEPs and 504s
  • Professional Ethics
  • Complete the required reading list for AOGPE’s Associate Level
  • Guidance for preparing the credentialing application for AOGPE

Additional benefits

  • 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

$2,000 plus materials (about $250)