//Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator (OGCE) Level
Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator (OGCE) Level 2017-08-03T10:48:19+00:00

Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator (OGCE) Level

The Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator is qualified to apply the principles of the Orton-Gillingham Approach to modify and provide literacy instruction for the classroom or small groups (Tier 1). Please note: the coursework, practicum hours, and observations are applicable to Associate B level membership. An additional 40 hours of coursework, 50 hours of practicum and 5 – 1:1 observations must be completed before applying to the Associate B level.

The OGCE must meet the Following requirements:

Prerequisites Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in any area of study
Coursework 30 hours (minimum) by a Fellow or by a Fellow-in-Training (FIT) as designated by the Fellow
Practicum 50 hours supervised practicum over 8 consecutive months, minimum, which includes 5 observations of the trainee teaching complete lessons in a group (of at least 2 students) or classroom setting conducted by the Fellow (3 out of the 5
observations may be by a Fellow-in-Training (FIT) or Clinical Supervisor (CS) as designated by the Fellow) on-site, unedited video or web-based application
Readings Assigned at the discretion of the training Fellow
Curriculum Classroom Educator curriculum guidelines
Application Application to the Academy through the FluidReview website including 2 letters of support (https://orton-gillingham.fluidreview.com)
Warranty Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Warranty
Code of Ethics
AOGPE Code of Ethics

Application Fee: $100 (includes first year dues)

Yearly Dues: $75

The training curriculum for the OGCE level leads to a basic understanding of the following elements of Orton-Gillingham (OG) instruction.

  1. Reading acquisition in all learners and the nature and needs of the dyslexic learner
    • Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
    • Phonics
    • Reading Fluency
    • Vocabulary
    • Reading Comprehension
  2. 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
  3. Knowledge and Structure of the English Language
  4. Development of the Orton-Gillingham Lesson Plan for Groups or Classroom

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