Courses & Registration

What do we offer?

Throughout the year we offer a variety of Orton-Gillingham courses. Many of these courses can be used to satisfy CTLE requirements for continuing education (NYS). Practicum Opportunities are also available to those trainees who have completed a training course.

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  • Orton-Gillingham Training (VIRTUAL) Associate Level (60 HRS)

    Trainees will be able to use this coursework to advance their knowledge of Dyslexia and The OrtonGillingham Approach and begin 1:1 tutoring with a dyslexic student. Practicum/Certification opportunities will be made available upon completion of Associate Level course work.

    Dates

    December 2, 4, 21, 23
    January 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22

    Time

    All classes: 8:30AM – 3:30PM

    Location - VIRTUAL

    Zoom.us Video Conference

    Trainer(s) for this course

    Sharon O'Neill FIT/AOGPE
    Ann Edwards - Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE

    Description

    The Orton-Gillingham Associate Level course provides trainees with the basics of the Orton-Gillingham Approach. Associate Level coursework is intended to provide trainees with information that will prepare them to work either 1:1 or in a small group using the Orton-Gillingham Approach. Trainees will learn the rationale for selecting the OrtonGillingham Approach for individuals with dyslexia. Trainees will learn about reading acquisition in all learners, including the brain basis of reading, and the essential components of good reading instruction. Trainees will focus on the implementation the Orton-Gillingham Approach with a student in a 1:1 tutorial setting. Trainees will practice and implement OG lesson plans with peers and learn how assessment drives instructional practices.
    * Readings and summaries will be given each night in accordance with the AOGPE course standards.

    Upon completion trainees are eligible for

    • 60 CTLE Hours
    • Practicum opportunities for certification *additional cost
    • 3 graduate credits *additional cost

    Topics

    • Reading acquisition in all learners and the nature and needs of the dyslexic learner
      • Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
      • Phonics
      • Reading Fluency
      • Vocabulary
      • Reading Comprehension
    • The Orton-Gillingham Approach
      • Awareness of the seminal works
      • Brain Research in relation to reading
      • Understanding the difference between an Approach and a scripted program
      • Knowledge of the principles of the instruction and the ability to explain why the principles of the Orton-Gillingham Approach are effective
    • Knowledge and Structure of the English Language
    • Development of the Orton-Gillingham Lesson Plan for Groups or Classroom
    • Remote Learning Lesson Plans and Strategies

    This is course is for

    Teachers, teaching assistants, speech and language pathologists, paraprofessionals, tutors, administrators, advocates, and parents.

    Prerequisite for certification

    60 hours of coursework, bachelor's degree (or higher), practicum hours, ten observations completed by FIT or ATF, reading summaries, application.

    Additional info

    More information can be found here: https://www.ortonacademy.org/training-certification/associate-level/

    * This course must have 5 trainees to run. Low enrollment will result in course cancellation and a full refund.

    When registering please make sure that the address you provide is the SAME address where you would like materials to be mailed. If you have a preferred (ALTERNATE) address, please email us.

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  • Orton-Gillingham Training (VIRTUAL) Level 1: Classroom Educator (30HRS)

    Dates

    February 12, 14, 15, 16, 17 (President's Day Recess)

    Time

    8:30AM – 3:30PM

    Location - VIRTUAL

    Zoom.us Video Conference

    Trainer(s) for this course

    Sharon O'Neill FIT/AOGPE
    Ann Edwards - Accredited Training Fellow/ AOGPE

    Description

    This 30HR training will introduce participants to the Orton-Gillingham multisensory reading approach and how it is used in the classroom. The course follows the curriculum and guidelines of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. OrtonGillingham is an instructional approach intended primarily for use with persons who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing of the sort associated with dyslexia. Trainees will be able to work with students within a classroom or small group using The Orton-Gillingham Approach.

    Upon completion trainees are eligible for

    • 30 CTLE Hours
    • Practicum opportunities for certification *additional cost
    • 3 graduate credits *additional cost

    Topics

    • Reading acquisition in all learners and the nature and needs of the dyslexic learner
      • Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
      • Phonics
      • Reading Fluency
      • Vocabulary
      • Reading Comprehension
    • The Orton-Gillingham Approach
      • Awareness of the seminal works
      • Brain Research in relation to reading
      • Understanding the difference between an Approach and a scripted program
      • Knowledge of the principles of the instruction and the ability to explain why the principles of the Orton-Gillingham Approach are effective
    • Knowledge and Structure of the English Language
    • Development of the Orton-Gillingham Lesson Plan for Groups or Classroom
    • Remote Learning Lesson Plans and Strategies

    This is course is for

    Teachers, teaching assistants, speech and language pathologists, paraprofessionals, tutors, administrators, advocates, and parents.

    Additional info

    Trainees will be able to use this coursework to advance their knowledge of Dyslexia and The Orton-Gillingham Approach. Certification opportunities will be made available at the Classroom Educator Level. More information can be found here: https://www.ortonacademy.org/training-certification/classroom-educator-ogce-level/

    Prerequisite for certification

    30 hours of coursework, bachelor's degree (or higher), practicum hours, five observations completed by FIT or ATF, reading summaries

    * This course must have 5 trainees to run. Low enrollment will result in course cancellation and a full refund.

    When registering please make sure that the address you provide is the SAME address where you would like materials to be mailed. If you have a preferred address, please email us.

    Register
  • Classroom Educator 30hr Course – Orton-Gillingham

    $1000

    Dates

    July 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 30
    August 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20
    (12 days total)

    Times

    8:30am - 1:30pm

    Location

    Tenement Museum | 103 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

    Additional info

    *A part of this course will be filmed. Consent form must be signed before registering.

    Prerequisite

    Bachelor’s Degree

    Fellow

    Ann Edwards, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE

    Description

    A five-day training program introducing participants to the Orton-Gillingham multisensory reading approach and how it is used in the classroom. The course follows the curriculum and guidelines of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Orton-Gillingham is an instructional approach intended primarily for use with persons who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing of the sort associated with dyslexia.

    Topics

    • Reading acquisition in all learners and the nature and needs of the dyslexic learner
      • Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
      • Phonics
      • Reading Fluency
      • Vocabulary
      • Reading Comprehension
    • The Orton-Gillingham Approach
      • Awareness of the seminal works
      • Brain Research in relation to reading
      • Understanding the difference between an Approach and a scripted program
      • Knowledge of the principles of the instruction and the ability to explain why the principles of the Orton-Gillingham Approach are effective
    • Knowledge and Structure of the English Language
    • Development of the Orton-Gillingham Lesson Plan for Groups or Classroom

    Upon completion trainees are eligible for

    30 CTLE Hours

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