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Orton Gillingham Training

Summer 2018 OG Teacher Training Opportunity

Now accepting applications for our summer cohort (June 14-August 2).  Spots are limited to five 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 are conducted by Karen Sonday, MA. Ms. Sonday is a Fellow of the Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) and a Certified Dyslexia Therapist through the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).

Associate Level Part 1 is appropriate for anyone interested in 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.

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.

Graduate credit available.

  AOGPE ASSOCIATE LEVEL PART 1 AOGPE ASSOCIATE LEVEL PART 2
Duration

6 1/2 weeks: June 14-August 2, 2018

No classes the week of July 2, 2018

9 months: September 2018 through May 2019

Coursework Hours

45

No prerequisites needed.

25

Prerequisite: Associate Level Part 1.

Coursework Setting
  • On site lectures: Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15, 2018: 9 am-2:30 pm
  • On site lectures: Mondays through Thursdays June 18 through August 2, 2018: 1:00-2:30 pm (no classes the week of July 2, 2018)

  • On site lectures the 2nd Thursday of each month: 7:15-8:45 pm
  • Online lectures viewed at your convenience
Practicum Hours
  • 50-70 hours for 6 weeks on site
  • June 18-August 2, 2018 (no classes the week of July 2)
  • 9 months on or off site
Teaching Setting
  • 1:1 on site
  • 1:1 on site with supervision and coaching
  • 1:1, small group or classroom off site with remote supervision and coaching
Frequency
  • 4 mornings per week
  • Mondays through Thursdays
  • On site with OGRS students June 18-August 2, 2018 (no classes the week of July 2, 2018)
  • Off site with students at least twice weekly                               OR
  • On site at OGRS center: 2-4 evenings per week—Mondays/Wednesdays and/or Tuesdays/Thursdays with OGRS students
Teaching Hours at OGRS center
  • 2-3 hours per morning at 9, 10, 11 am
  • 2-3 hours per evening at 3, 4, 5, 6 pm
Meets requirements for ALTA—Certified Academic Language Practitioner AOGPE—Associate Level Tracks A and B Membership
  IDA—Tier 3—Certified Dyslexia Practitioner IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading Level 1
     
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
  • 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
  • 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

$3000 plus materials (about $150) $1500 plus materials (about $100)

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.

Contact us today to get started. 952.920.9280