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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2020 Schedule: (For weekday schedule, select either M/W option or T/Th option.)
|Seven Saturdays||September 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. CST||Lecture|
|Mon/Wed.||September 14 - January 21, 2021||5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.||Practicum|
|Tues/Thurs||September 14 - January 21, 2021||5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.||Practicum|
|Nov. 26 - 28, 2020||Thanksgiving||NO CLASS|
|Dec. 23, 2020 - Jan. 1, 2021||Winter Break||NO CLASS|
Winter 2021 Schedule: (For weekday schedule, select either M/W option or T/Th option.)
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
|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|
Mon. - Thurs.
June 14 - 17, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST
|Mon. - Thurs.||June 21 - August 5, 2021||9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST||Practicum|
|Mon/Tues/Wed.||June 21 - August 5, 2020||12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CST||Lecture|
Coursework: 60 hours - synchronous online through OGRS.
Practicum: 60-70 hours - synchronous online through OGRS.
Space limited: Twelve (12) teachers per cohort.
- 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
- 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.
$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.
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