Orton Gillingham Training - Synchronous Online!

The Orton Gillingham approach to teaching reading (Structured Literacy) 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.  Join us in becoming an Orton Gillingham Instructor!

This training is appropriate for anyone teaching students at reading levels 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 Orton Gillingham Academy. (formerly AOGPE) and are synchronous!

Orton Gillingham Online Cohorts

Fall Cohort:  September 12, 2020 - January 21, 2021  (Full)

Winter Cohort:  January 23, 2021 - May 27, 2021

Summer Cohort:  June 14, 2021 - August 5, 2021

A comment from a Summer 2020 attendee:

"Thank you so much for teaching me the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading this summer.  It was truly the best practicum I have ever been a part of!  I have already started to work with my daughter and feel so empowered to have the tools to help her. I am so grateful that you shared your time and expertise with me."  Sincerely, Nicole

To be considered for this program, please email a resume and letter of interest to contactus@ogreading.com.

Fall 2020 Schedule:  (For weekday schedule, select either M/W option or T/Th option.)

Seven SaturdaysSeptember 12 and 26, 2020
October 3 and 24, 2020
November 14, 2020
December 12, 2020
January 9, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CSTLecture
Mon/Wed.September 14 - January 21, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Practicum
Tues/ThursSeptember 14 - January 21, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Practicum
 Nov. 26 - 28, 2020 ThanksgivingNO CLASS
 Dec. 23, 2020 - Jan. 1, 2021 Winter BreakNO CLASS
 

Winter 2021 Schedule:  (For weekday schedule, select either M/W option or T/Th option.)

Seven Saturdays
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

Lecture
Mon./Wed.January 25 - May 24, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Practicum
Tues./Thurs. January 25 - May 25, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Practicum
 
 
Summer 2021 Schedule:   NOTE:  July 4 - 11, 2021 - Center is closed for 4th of July week.

Mon. - Thurs.

June 14 - 17, 2021

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST

Lecture
Mon. - Thurs.June 21 - August 5, 20219:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CSTPracticum
Mon/Tues/Wed.June 21 - August 5, 202012:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CSTLecture
 
Prerequisite:   Candidates must be computer literate; able to operate Zoom or similar video conferencing programs.
Coursework:   60 hours - synchronous online through OGRS.

Practicum:      60-70 hours - synchronous online through OGRS.
Space limited: Twelve (12) teachers per cohort.

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
  • 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

Additional Benefits

  • 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 are available.

Cost

$4,000 plus materials (about $250)
$500 non-refundable deposit upon acceptance.

Balance of tuition due two weeks prior to the start of the selected Cohort.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE:  From OGRS -  FOR GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS. 

Technology Requirements

Minimum technology requirements for OGRS online lecture and practicum include:

  • A desktop or laptop computer with camera and microphone
  • A headphone set with microphone
    High-speed, reliable internet connection
  • Printer