Mastery Series

Orton Gillingham Mastery Series – Online

We want to gather every month (virtually) to learn from each other and create a true Orton Gillingham Community!  If we are serious about changing the lives of struggling readers, then as OG Practitioners we must be life-long learners and develop a deep understanding of current research, best practices, and practical applications. We are providing monthly online opportunities for educators to learn together, share ideas, best practices, and support one another. Please join us!

Seminars, book studies, or workshops are held on the 4th Thursday of the month, January through October, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CST.

There is no cost for the Mastery Series, but you must purchase your own books and materials, where applicable.

Our next Mastery Series Book Study begins in January!  Please join us!

January 2022 – May 2022

“Human beings were never born to read,” writes Tufts University cognitive neuroscientist and child development expert Maryanne Wolf. Reading is a human invention that reflects how the brain rearranges itself to learn something new. In this ambitious, provocative book, Wolf chronicles the remarkable journey of the reading brain not only over the past five thousand years, since writing began, but also over the course of a single child’s life, showing in the process why children with dyslexia have reading difficulties and singular gifts.

Wolf . . . integrates psychology and archeology, linguistics and education, history and neuroscience in a truly pathbreaking look at the development of the reading brain, a complicated phenomenon that Wolf seeks to chronicle from both the early history of humanity and the early stages of an individual’s development unlike its component parts such as vision and speech… reading has no direct [genetic] program passing it on to future generations.

The first meeting will be held Thursday, January  27, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. CENTRAL.

Proust and the Squid Syllabus

Sign up for the Proust and the Squid Mastery Series Book Study HERE!


Fall of 2022
More good stuff from Maryanne Wolfe!
Stay tuned for more information!

The author of the acclaimed Proust and the Squid follows up with a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies.

A decade ago, Maryanne Wolf’s Proust and the Squid revealed what we know about how the brain learns to read and how reading changes the way we think and feel. Since then, the ways we process written language have changed dramatically with many concerned about both their own changes and that of children. New research on the reading brain chronicles these changes in the brains of children and adults as they learn to read while immersed in a digitally dominated medium.