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.
January 2021 - April 2021
Monthly in-depth study of the just-published book "How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine . . . For Now", by Stanislas Dehaene.
“[An] expert overview of learning . . . Never mind our opposable thumb, upright posture, fire, tools, or language; it is education that enabled humans to conquer the world . . . Dehaene's fourth insightful exploration of neuroscience will pay dividends for attentive readers.” Kirkus Reviews
"There are words that are so familiar they obscure rather than illuminate the thing they mean, and ‘learning’ is such a word. It seems so ordinary, everyone does it. Actually, it’s more of a black box, which Dehaene cracks open to reveal the awesome secrets within . . . His explanation of the basic machinery of the brain is an excellent primer.”
New York Times Book Review
Jan - April Mastery Series 2021 Syllabus - How We Learn Book Study Syllabus
The first meeting of the 2021 Mastery Series Dehaene Book Study will be Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 7:00 CST.
May 2021 - October 2021
Can ghoti really be pronounced fish? Why is "o" short in glove and love, but long in rove and cove? Why do English words carry such extra baggage as the silent "b" in doubt, the silent "k" in knee, and the silent "n" in autumn? Discover the answer to these pesky and perplexing questions in this book study!
"Venezky has written an immensely interesting and informative book on American English spelling. It covers a broad range of topics, moving gracefully from the historical origins of the 26 letters to the regularities and irregularities of spelling in food and drink words, and ending with the rules of spelling useful for teaching phonics to beginning readers. My favorite line: 'No hand of consistency ever stoked the spelling engine for English.'" --Jeanne S. Chall, PhD, Professor of Education, Emeritus, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
May - October Mastery Series 2021 Syllabus - The American Way of Spelling Book Study Syllabus
The first meeting of the Venesky book study will be on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. CST.