Training Fellows & Locations

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David Katz, F/AOGPE

T| 732.548.3451
E| dkatz3000@gmail.com
W| http://www.whizzimo.com/orton-gillingham.html

Two sessions are available:

June 19 – 23, 2017

and

August 7 – 11, 2017

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ONLINE CLASSROOM EDUCATOR COURSE

The 30 hour Classroom Educator Coursework is designed to introduce participants to the principles of the Orton-Gillingham Approach. This instructional methodology improves the reading and spelling abilities of students in the general education setting, those with language-based learning disabilities, English language learners, and struggling readers.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: David Katz, F/AOGPE

Learning House
264 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437

T| 203.453.3691
F| 203. 453.1089
E| learnhse@sbcglobal.net
W| http://www.learninghouse-ct.com/

July 12 – 14 and July 17-18, 2017
9:00 am – 3:30 pm Daily

or

August 16-18 and August 21-22, 2017
9:00 am – 3:30 pm Daily

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This is a 30-hour course introducing the Orton-Gillingham Approach to teaching reading, writing, and spelling. The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) has accredited Learning House for our teacher training courses and the instruction we provide to students throughout the year. This introductory course will cover the rationale for using the Orton-Gillingham Approach, the principles of instruction, the development of a lesson plan, knowledge of the English language and activities and teaching materials to develop evidence based instruction. The Gillingham Manual is used as a resource.

The Learning House 30-hour introduction will not allow you to represent yourself as a trained OG practitioner. The Academy’s requirements are available at www.ortonacademy.org, and will be discussed further during the introductory course. Upon successful completion of this introduction, additional course work and a practicum are available at Learning House for an additional fee for those who wish to continue training to complete the Academy’s Associate or Classroom Educator Level training requirements.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellows: PK Sanieski, F/AOGPE and Susan Santora, F/AOGPE

Chartwell School
2511 Numa Watson Road
Seaside, CA 93955

C| Nancy Redding, FIT/AOGPE
T| 408.810.2555
E| nancy.c.redding@gmail.com

September 8/9, September 22/23, 2017
8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily

 

This 32-hour course provides the knowledge base for public or private school teachers to use the Orton-Gillingham (OG) Approach in a classroom or group setting.  OG is a structured, sequential, multisensory approach to teaching reading and spelling.  OG has been proven effective for over 80 years with all students, including those with dyslexia and those who are learning English.  Registrant should be currently employed by a public or private school. The course does not include a practicum, which is required for Academy membership; a practicum can be arranged by request after the course.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow-in-Training: Nancy Redding, M.Ed., FIT/AOGPE

Stephen Gaynor School
Teacher Institute
148 West 90th Street
New York, NY 10024

C| Ann Edwards, ATF/AOGPE
T| (917) 699-0560
E| aedwards@stephengaynor.org
W| https://www.stephengaynor.org

SESSION IS FULL

July 31 – August 4, 2017
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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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.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Ann Edwards, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE

American Legion
43 Bradley Road
Madison, CT 06443

C| Lisa Tweed, FIT/AOGPE
T| 203.687.8751
E| blueprintlearns@aol.com
W| http://blueprintshorelinereading.com/

June 26 – June 30, 2017

Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 3:30 pm

This 30 hour course meets the coursework requirements for the Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator designation with the Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE). It is the first step in preparing teachers to use the OG approach in the classroom setting and allows teachers to use direct instruction to bring a multi-sensory, structured, and linguistic phonics-based approach into the mainstream and small-group classroom. Instruction includes workshops, simulations, and small group work. All materials provided.

Practicum, which is required for Academy membership at the Classroom Educator, can be arranged on an individual basis for an additional fee.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Theresa Collins, ATF/AOGPE, Beth Stone, FIT/AOGPE, Lisa Tweed, FIT/AOGPE

Liisa Freure. M.Ed, OCT, F/AOGPE
115 Hanna Road
Toronto, Ontario, M4G3N5
Canada

T| (416) 433-9580
E| liisafreure@og-msl.com
W| https://og-msl.com

Ongoing

Contact Liisa Freure for upcoming training opportunities.

Orton-Gillingham Training – Classroom Educator. This 30 hour course plus an additional 50 hour practicum fulfills the requirements of the Academy at the Classroom Educator Level.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Liisa Freure, F/AOGPE

Los Altos Christian School
925 Magdalena Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94024

C| Nancy Redding, FIT/AOGPE
T| 408.810.2555
E| nancy.c.redding@gmail.com

SUMMER COURSE FULL! CHECK BACK SOON FOR INFORMATION ON FALL COURSE.
Dates and Times to be determined.

This 40-hour course provides the knowledge base for public or private school teachers to use the Orton-Gillingham (OG) Approach in a classroom or group setting. OG is a structured, sequential, multisensory approach to teaching reading and spelling. OG has been proven effective for over 80 years with all students, including those with dyslexia and those who are learning English. Registrant should be currently employed by a public or private school. The course does not include a practicum, which is required for Academy membership; a practicum can be arranged on request after the course.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellows: Karen K. Leopold, MS.Ed., AFT/AOGPE & Nancy Redding, M.Ed., FIT/AOGPE

Trident Academy
1455 Wakendaw Road
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

C| Laura Bryant, FIT/AOGPE
T| Phone: (843) 693-5686
E| lbryant@tridentacademy.com
W| http://www.tridentacademy.com/

Certified Course Parts 1 and 2 can be taken in any order.

Certified Course Part 2

June 5 – 8, 2017
8:30 am – 4:40 pm
Certified Course Part 1
June 2018

Certified Course Parts 1 and 2 can be taken in any order.

Certified Course Part 2

Part 2 of Certified level coursework continues with a second 30 hour course that follows the curriculum guidelines of the Academy and includes:
A review of phonemic awareness, phonology and phonics; tests and testing continued, working memory, executive function and comprehension; teaching vocabulary, grammar and comprehension; writing and the writing process; the Academy and the Academy code of Ethics.

June 5 – 8, 2017
8:30 am – 4:40 pm
Certified Course Part 1
June 2018

This 30 hour introduction to Certified level coursework follows the curriculum guidelines of the Academy and includes:
A review of the Orton-Gillingham Approach and the current understanding of dyslexia and the brain; teaching older students; advanced work attack strategies and morphology; reading fluency; formal and informal assessment measures and interpretation of testing; knowledge of other programs based on Orton-Gillingham principles.

The course does not include practicum but opportunity for practicum may be available for qualified candidates.

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree, Associate Level membership in the Academy
Fellow: Sheila Costello, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE and Laura Bryant, Fellow-in-Training

Green River Literacy and Learning Center
634 South Egremont Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

C| Laurie Cousseau, F/AOGPE
T| 802.779.6674
E| ljcousseau@gmail.com

Coursework:
August 7-12, 2017 (Monday – Saturday)
August 14, 2017 (Monday)
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Practicum Seminar Saturdays:
October 7, 2017
December 9, 2017
January 13, 2018
March 17, 2018
April 28, 2018
Back-up date: February 17, 2018
Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Coursework and practicum follow the standards and curricula set forth by the Academy. This training includes 65 coursework hours: 45 hours of pre-practicum instruction and 20 hours of practicum seminars. The practicum consists of 100 hours of 1:1 tutoring and 10 hours of observation with feedback from course trainers. Upon successful completion of the course, trainees will be eligible to apply to AOGPE for certification at the Associate level. Graduate credits available. Professional development credits available if employed by the New York State Department of Education. For details speak with the course trainers.

Course topics include: Administration of informal diagnostic assessments, creating OG lesson plans, Neurological underpinning of dyslexia and the needs of dyslexic learners, phonological awareness, sound-symbol relations, reliable spelling patterns, syllable structure of the English language, morphemic statue of the English language, diagnostic-prescriptive teaching, research-based multisensory, direct and systemic instruction that can transfer to a classroom setting, handwriting instruction, basic comprehension skills, preparing the application to the AOGPE for Associate level certification.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellows: Laurie Cousseau, F/AOGPE, Katie Takayanagi, Fellow-in-Training/AOGPE

Fortune Academy
5626 Lawton Loop E. Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46216

C| Janet George, F/AOGPE, Head of School
T| 317.377.0544
E| jgeorge@thefortuneacademy.org
W| www.thefortuneacademy.org

Ongoing

This Certified course involves 100 hours of coursework and a practicum of 200 hours. It is designed to meet the Academy’s standards at the Certified level.

Janet George, Fellow/AOGPE ​follows the curricula and guidelines of the Academy.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree, Associate level membership
Fellow: Janet George, F/AOGPE

Garside Institute for Teacher Training at The Carroll School
1841 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02451

C| Ann French
T| 781.259.8342 x9730
E| giftt@carrollschool.org
W| http://www.carrollschool.org/professional-outreach/giftt/orton-gillingham-courses

July 31 – August 3, 2017
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

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Seminar Fee: $650
26 PDPs
Two graduate credits are available for an additional fee from Fitchburg State University.

Beyond the Basics is designed for individuals who have successfully completed an Orton-Gillingham course, which includes at least 60 hours of coursework as well as a supervised practicum. This four-day seminar focuses on syllabication, advanced word attack skills, and morphology. The group will work with Anglo-Saxon, Latin and Greek morphemes, accent patterns, and their application to reading, writing, spelling, and vocabulary development. In addition, the seminar includes strategies for reading fluency and comprehension, plus the application of Orton-Gillingham to small group instruction, and working with older students. Background reading and lesson preparation are required.

Presenter: Kerri McDonald-Schaub, F/AOGPE

Washington Episcopal School
5600 Little Falls Parkway
Bethesda, MD 20816

C| Norma Jean McHugh
P| 404.545.5572
E|normmchugh@charter.net

August 7-11 and 14–18, 2017

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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This 70-hour course provides meets the coursework standards for the Academy’s Associate level certification. It discusses recent information and studies of learning disabilities and specific techniques to develop and build the knowledge of phonology, morphology, semantics, syllabication, and syntax into multi-sensory teaching of reading, writing, and spelling with students.

The second week of the course includes development of a lesson plan, one-hour mock tutoring/teaching session for each participant using the developed plan, which is observed by the instructor and critiqued by her and fellow participants. After the mock sessions, there are presentations of new teaching approaches developed by fellow participants for their lessons plans.

The course is designed for teachers, tutors and home school parents who are working with students who have difficulty acquiring basic reading and written language skills through traditional basal or whole language methods. The method and materials presented in this course will be appropriate for a wide range of ages and grade levels.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree in any area of study.
Fellow: Norma Jean McHugh, F/AOGPE

 

Meyers Learning Center
365 1st Street
Los Altos, CA, 94022

C| Nancy Redding, M.Ed., FIT/AOGPE, CDT/IDA
T| 650.948.4647
E| nancy.c.redding@gmail.com

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August 4 and 5, 2017
8:30am to 5:00pm daily

Registration Deadline: July 20, 2017

$285 per person

Payable to:
Meyers Learning Center
PO Box 428
Redwood Estates, CA 95044

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Title: OrtonGillingham Approach: A Teacher/Tutor/Parent Workshop for Dyslexia and Literacy

Subscriber Course: This is a 15-hour overview of the Orton-Gillingham approach for parents, teachers, administrators, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, and those in related fields. This introductory course will familiarize participants with the signs and symptoms of dyslexia, as well as the tenets of the Orton‐Gillingham approach to literacy instruction. This program fulfills all requirements for Subscriber level membership in the Academy.

Fellow: Nancy Redding, FIT/AOGPE

Los Altos Christian School
925 Magdalena Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94024

C| Nancy Redding, FIT/AOGPE
P| 408.810.2555
E| nancy.c.redding@gmail.com

SUMMER COURSE FULL! CHECK BACK SOON FOR INFORMATION ON FALL COURSE.

June 26 – June 30, 2017
August 1-2, 2017
8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily

 

This 61-hour course provides the knowledge base for public or private school teachers to use the Orton-Gillingham (OG) Approach in a classroom or group setting or for tutoring one-on-one. OG is a structured, sequential, multisensory approach to teaching reading and spelling. OG has been proven effective for over 80 years with all students, including those with dyslexia and those who are learning English. The course does not include a practicum, which is required for Academy membership; a practicum can be arranged on request after the course.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellows: Karen K. Leopold, MS.Ed., ATF/AOGPE & Nancy Redding, M.Ed., FIT/AOGPE

Kildonan Teacher Training Institute
at The Kildonan School
425 Morse Hill Road
Amenia, NY 12501

C| Laurie Cousseau, F/AOGPE
T| 845.373.8111 ext. 2021
E| lcousseau@kildonan.org
W| http://www.kildonan.org/about-us/kildonan-teacher-training-institution

Fall 2017

Certified Level – Course I
40 hours of coursework

Certified Level – Course II
Offered Fall 2017
40 hours of coursework

Certified Level I course includes the following topics:

-Knowledge of dyslexia and reading disabilities
-Review of basic phonology and handwriting instruction
-Case management and professional communications
-Formal and informal assessment measures
-Understanding and interpretation of standardized testing
-Student profile and matching lesson plans
-Knowledge of methods and programs derived from O.G.

Certified Level — Course II

Certified Level II course includes the following topics:

-The stages of words attack and the O.G. lesson plan
-Review of phonology, phonics, and handwriting instruction
-Study of morphology and advanced elements of the language
-Exploration of the systematic, structured writing process
-Teaching of vocabulary, comprehension, pragmatics, and study skills
-AOGPE Code of Ethics

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree; Member of the Academy at the Associate level
Fellow: Laurie Cousseau, F/AOGPE, Kathleen Stewart, FIT/AOGPE

Liisa Freure, M.Ed, OCT, F/AOGPE
115 Hanna Road
Toronto, Ontario M4G3N5
Canada

T| 416.433.9580
E| liisafreure@og-msl.com
W| https://og-msl.com

 

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Training – Certified level. 100 hour course plus an additional 200 hour practicum fulfills the requirements of the Academy at the Certified level.

Contact Liisa Freure for upcoming training opportunities.

Prerequisite: Bachelors Degree
Fellow: Liisa Freure, F/AOGPE

Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
http://courses.ortonacademy.org

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Ongoing
Online Course

The cost of the course is $49, and payable to AOGPE through Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account to use Paypal.

Yearly Subscriber membership dues are $50, payable to AOGPE through Paypal after completion of coursework.

A 10 hour on-line Subscriber Course offering an overview of the Orton-Gillingham Approach. The course follows the Academy’s Subscriber curriculum. Those who complete the course will be eligible to join the Academy upon completion of an application and payment of the Subscriber dues. It is our mission to teach the widest possible audience what dyslexia is and what its treatment should be. This course was developed by Fellows of the Academy.

The Claremont School
C-1, 310 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4K 1N6

C| Evelyn Reiss, F/AOGPE
T| 416-778-6336
E|  info@claremont-school.com
W| http://www.claremont-school.com

Ongoing

Claremont School provides a number of workshops and lectures, on a variety of dyslexia-related topics including, Dyslexia and Brain-based Research, Orton-Gillingham Linguistic Therapy, Orton-Gillingham Math and Writing Curricula at Claremont and the Emotional and Social Aspects of Learning Disabilities.

Fellow: Evelyn Reiss, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.A.

Stern Center for Language and Learning
183 Talcott Road, Suite 101
Williston, VT 05495

Registration Contact:
C| Caitlin Niland
T| 802.878.2332
E| proflearning@sterncenter.org
W| http://www.sterncenter.org

Course Information Contact:
Peggy Price, F/AOGPE
E| pprice@sterncenter.org

Reading and the Brain: July 24-28, 2017 (35 hours)

OG Advanced Graduate Course: TBD Summer and Fall 2018 (45 hours)
Two, 1-day workshops (13 hours)
Webinars/conferences/additional workshops (7 hours)

Certified level coursework and practicum following the AOGPE curriculum guidelines.

The OG Certified practicum requires 10 observations divided over a minimum of two years. Please contact Peggy Price, Fellow/AOGPE pprice@sterncenter.org with specific questions about the practicum.

Prerequisite: Associate level membership in the Academy
Fellow: Peggy Price, F/AOGPE

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Michigan Dyslexia Institute
532 E. Shiawassee St.
Michigan

T| 517.485.4000
F| 517.485.4076
E| info@lansing.dyslexia.net
W| http://www.dyslexia.net

Ongoing (Lansing, Flint, Marquette, St. Clair, Harbor Springs, Berkley)

Certified Level Training. Coursework and practicum follow the curricula and guidelines of the Orton Gillingham Academy.

Prerequisite: Associate Level training and Bachelor’s Degree
Fellows: Kay Howell, Ann Beatty, Carolyn White, John Howell

Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota/The Reading Center
847 NW 5th St.
Rochester, MN 55901

T| 507.288.5271
F| (507) 288-6424
E| BZelinske@TheReadingCenter.org
W| http://www.thereadingcenter.org/

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Training Class – Certified Level. “Advanced Training Institute with Practicum.” Comprehensive class covering the general history of the English language, advanced structure of the English language along with roots and affixes as they relate to reading and spelling, grammar, written expression, preparation of lesson plans, and practicum. Graduate credits available.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellows: Barbara Zelinske, F/AOGPE

The Bridge Academy
1958-B Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

C| Eileen Tresansky, F/AOGPE
T| 609.844.0770
E| eftresansky@gmail.com
W| www.banj.org

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Monday, July 17 – Saturday, July 22, 2017
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Daily

Registration Fee: $800

Certified Course Part 2: The 50 hour course will be over six days plus two extra hours of homework. This course follows the Academy’s curriculum at the Certified level. Participants are instructed to write a student profile based on the interpretation of the test results provided. A detailed plan of action should follow based on the results. Required readings are expected to be completed.

Certified Course Part 1 and 2 can be taken in any order.

Prerequisite: Associate Level Course
Fellow: Eileen Tresansky, MS Ed, F/AOGPE

 

David Katz, F/AOGPE
New York & New Jersey

T| 732.548.3451
E| dkatz48015@aol.com

Ongoing

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Orton-Gillingham Training – Certified Level. This program of instruction follows the curricula and guidelines of the Academy. It involves 100 hours of coursework and a practicum of 200 hours. Required course work and practicum are designed to meet all Academy curricular and practice criteria used in reviewing applications for Certified membership. Course work to be conducted in Brooklyn. Practicum locations to be arranged.

Prerequisites: Bachelors Degree and Associate Level Membership
Fellow: David Katz, F/AOGPE

Amy Bailin Consulting, Inc.
1655 Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11210

C| Amy Bailin, F/AOGPE
T| 718.338.2675
E| ogamy.abc@att.net

Ongoing

Partial Certified Course/Individualized practicum for Associate and Certified Levels. For trainees who were unable to enroll or complete practice at Associate or Certified levels. Additional coursework required; to be determined at interview.

Prerequisite: Completion of coursework at appropriate level, personal interview, recommendation of Fellow
Fellow: Amy Bailin, F/AOGPE

Ann Edwards, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE
9960 Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209

T| 917.669.0560
E| aedwards@bumpybooks.com

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Training – Complete Certified Level. Coursework and practicum designed to meet all the Academy standards at the Certified Level following the curriculum and guidelines of Academy.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree, Associate Level Membership
Fellow: Ann Edwards, ATF/AOGPE

Camp Spring Creek
Susie van der Vorst F/AOGPE
774 Spring Creek Road
Bakersville, NC 28705

Office | 828.766.5032
Camp | 828.688.1000
E| info@campspringcreek.org
W| http://www.campspringcreektraining.org/

Ongoing

Certified Level Training, Part I and Part II.– This program contains a continuation of curricular material designed to meet the criteria used by the Academy in reviewing applications for Certified membership. It includes: study of advanced morphology, advanced word structure, grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, study skills, systematic and sequential written expression, creating criterion referenced tests, understanding of psychological, sociological, educational factors affecting older children; educational evaluation and informal screening. Participants who wish to apply to the Academy at the Certified Level must enroll in a total 300 hour practicum (100 hours per level of instruction). Parts I and II, combined with the practicum, are designed to meet the criteria used by the Academy in its review of applicants for membership at the Certified level.

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree
Part I: Successful completion of the Associate level
Part II: Successful completion of OG Certified Course I

Fellow: Susie van der Vorst, F/AOGPE

Triad Academy at Summit School
2100 Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

T| 336.722.2777
E| cmalloy@summitmail.org
W| http://www.summitschool.com/the-student-experience/triad-academy

Ongoing

This program contains curricular material that partially meets requirements prescribed for Certified membership in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educations. This includes psychological, sociological, educational factors affecting older children; educational evaluation and informal screening; age appropriate teaching technique and assistive technologies, advanced morphology; history and structure of the English language; study skills, reading comprehension; grammar; vocabulary, and written expression.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Carrie Malloy, F/AOGPE

Blosser Center for Dyslexia Resources
6327-C SW Capitol Hwy PMB 159
Portland, OR 97239

T| 503.234.4060
E| info@blossercenter.org
W| http://www.blossercenter.org

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Training-Certified Level. This ongoing program is comprised of 145 hours of coursework and 300 hours of practicum. It follows the curriculum guidelines of the Academy and is designed to meet all the Academy’s standards at the Certified level. The program spans a two-year period. Five college credit may be earned in connection with this program.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Karen Leopold, ATF/AOGPE

Linda Atamian, M.Ed., ATF/AOGPE
Charleston, RI 02813

T| 401.364.3028
E| latamian13@gmail.com

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Training, – Certified Level. This program fulfills all the Academy curriculum and practicum requirements at this level. Coursework and practicum occur concurrently.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree, Interview with Fellow
Fellow: Linda Atamian, M.Ed., ATF/AOGPE

Marcia P. Mann, F/AOGPE
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

T| 843.363.2242
F| 843.363.2242
E| marciapmann@yahoo.com

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Training Certified Level. Coursework and practicum follow the curricula guidelines of the Academy. Please call for further information.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree; Academy certification at the Associate Level
Fellow: Marcia P. Mann, F/AOGPE

Jan Ellis-Clements
21 Foster Rd.
Essex Junction, VT 05452

T| 802-879-0898
E| EllisClem3@aol.com

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Training-Certified Level. This ongoing program is comprised of two parts. The first involves a review of basic phonology, case management, Orton-Gillingham practices, comprehension techniques, assessment measures, and development of comprehensive lesson plans. The second part includes in-depth study of morphology, advanced components of language, systematic structured writing process, and supervised practice teaching.

Prerequisite: Successful completion and application at Associate Level.
Fellow: Jan Ellis-Clements, F/AOGPE

Karen Leopold, ATF/AOGPE
Training provided in Colorado and out of state/country as needed
Colorado

T| 720.263.2260
E| kleopold.ogstars@gmail.com

Ongoing

90 hours of Coursework and 300 hours of practicum following the Academy’’s curriculum are arranged on an individual basis. The applicant must have experience teaching students of various ages and learning profiles in addition to evidence of continuing professional growth and development in the field of dyslexia beyond the Certified level.

Prerequisite: Master’s degree by the end of the practicum; member of the Academy at the Certified level; letter of recommendation from your Certified Supervising Fellow.
Fellow: Karen K. Leopold, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE

Kildonan Teacher Training Institute
at The Kildonan School
425 Morse Hill Road
Amenia, NY 12501

C| Laurie Cousseau, F/AOGPE
T| 845.373.8111 ext 2021
E| lcousseau@kildonan.org
W| http://kildonan.org/trainingoutreach/index.asp

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Training – Fellow Level A three year course which includes co-teaching, careful supervision of course planning, additional instruction and mentoring to fulfill Academy criteria; required readings; 300 hours of supervised practicum.

Prerequisite: Masters degree; Certified level membership
Fellows: Laurie Cousseau, F/AOGPE

Marcia P. Mann, F/AOGPE
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

T| 843.363.2242
F| 843.363.2242
E| marciapmann@yahoo.com

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Training – Fellow Level. Three year course designed to fulfill Academy requirements at the Fellow level which includes 300 hours of practicum, co-teaching, supervision, observation and structuring and implementing the O-G syllabus. Please call for further information.

Prerequisite: Master’s Degree; Academy certification at the Certified Level
Fellow: Marcia P. Mann, F/AOGPE

REACH OG Learning Centre
North Vancouver and Langley, B.C.
Canada

C| Corey Zylstra, M.Ed, HF/AOGPE
T| 604.987.6760
E| zylstra@reachlearningcentre.com
W| http://www.reachlearningcentre.com

Ongoing

Foundations of Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE) is an introductory course to Orton-Gillingham education and training. This 30 hour training course has been designed to prepare educators for either clinical training in the Orton-Gillingham Approach or Orton-Gillingham training for classroom teachers.

Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree
Honorary Fellow: Corey Zylstra, M.Ed, MT/CATTOG

Camp Spring Creek Training and Outreach Center
42B Walnut Avenue
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

C| Susie van der Vorst, F/AOGPE
T| 828.766.5032
E| info@campspringcreek.org
W| http://www.campspringcreektraining.org

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Ongoing

Subscriber Course: This is a 10-12 hour overview of the Orton-Gillingham approach for parents, teachers, administrators, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, and those in related fields. This program fulfills all requirements for Subscriber level membership in the the Academy. Tuition includes the Academy’s membership fee for one year.

Guest speakers will be speaking on an array of topics throughout the year

Fellow: Susie van der Vorst, F/AOGPE

Laurie D. Leason, M.Ed., OCT, F/AOGPE
2330 Bowen Road
Elma, NY 14059

T| 716.848.9303
E| info@oginstruction.com
W| oginstruction.com

Trainees must attend both sessions:
July 10 – 13, 2017
and
August 8-11, 2017
9 am – 5 pm

Contact Laurie for future training opportunities

Sixty-four hours of coursework and 100 hours of supervised practicum follow the standards and curricula set forth by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators for certification at the Associate Level.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Laurie Leason, F/AOGPE

Camp Spring Creek
44 Walnut Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

C| Susie van der Vorst, F/AOGPE
T| (828)766-5032
E| info@campspringcreek.org
W| http://www.campspringcreektraining.org/

Ongoing
Spring and Summer courses
Call for more trainings.

Associate Level Training – This course contains more than the required curricula for the Associate Level of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, including: characteristics of dyslexia, functions of the brain, psychological, sociological, educational factors; phonology, educational evaluation and informal screening; age appropriate teaching technique, history and structure of the English language. We have had experienced AOGPE members glean valuable information from even this course. Participants are strongly encouraged to complete a subsequent 100-hour practicum. Membership in the Academy is highly regarded.

Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree
Fellow: Susie van der Vorst, F/AOGPE

Triad Academy at Summit School
2100 Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

C| Carrie Malloy, F/AOGPE
T| 336.722.2777
E| cmalloy@summitmail.org
W| http://www.summitschool.com/the-student-experience/triad-academy

Ongoing

Contact the school for upcoming training.

Triad Academy at Summit School is hosting an Associate Level Orton-Gillingham training. This is an intensive 70 hour fundamental course in learning the Orton-Gillingham Approach to learning. Participants will learn and gain an understanding of the structure of language and multisensory teaching. This course meets the Associate level requirements of AOGPE.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’’s Degree
Fellow: Carrie Malloy, F/AOGPE

Key Learning Center at Carolina Day School
1345 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803

C| Concha Wyatt, F/AOGPE
T| 828.274.3311
E| cwyatt@carolinaday.org
W| http://www.keylearningcenter.org/

Ongoing

Course I – Orton-Gillingham Foundations

This 30-hour class is Part A of the Associate/Teaching Level Coursework. It provides an introduction to OG Multisensory Structured Language. As a stand-alone course, it serves as an overview of the principles of the approach. As a step towards qualified teaching or tutoring, it must be combined with Course II. Together, the two classes complete the coursework requirements for beginning level OG certification

Course II – Associate/Teaching Level

This 50-hour Part B of Key’s OG training immerses you in a hands-on teaching experience. Course participants work in Language Learning Teams with close supervision by experienced OG teachers as each member of the team assesses a student and then develops and teaches individualized O-G lessons. Read more about this class.

Prerequisite: Course I, OG Foundations (or approved comparable course)
Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellows: Diane Milner, F/AOGPE & Concha Wyatt, F/AOGPE

Blosser Center for Dyslexia Resources
6327-C SW Capitol Hwy PMB 159
Portland, OR 97239

C| Carolyn Grill
T| 503.234.4060
E| info@theblossercenter.org
W| http://www.theblossercenter.org/orton-gillingham-training/

August 8-11, 2017 and August 14-18, 2017

Orton-Gillingham Approach. This 63-hour course provides the knowledge base for individuals to use the Orton-Gillingham Approach in a classroom, group, or 1:1 setting. The course includes a practicum, which is required for Academy membership.

Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree, fluency in the the English Language, experience working with children
Fellow: Karen Leopold, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE

Laurie E. Cuddy, F/AOGPE
1910 Talent Avenue
Talent, OR 97540

T|  541.535.3477
E|  LECuddy@aol.com

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Training. Course and practicum based on the Academy’s standards. Topics: dyslexia, phonology and morphology, the motor component and writing process, lesson planning, the effectiveness and the Orton-Gillingham approach, and the Academy’s structure requirements.

Prerequisite: Bachelors Degree
Fellow: Laurie E. Cuddy, F/AOGPE

Middlebridge School
333 Ocean Road
Narragansett, RI

C| Linda Atamian, M.Ed., Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE
T| 401.364.3028
E| latamian@middlebridgeschool.org

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Training – This program fulfills all the Academy curriculum and practicum requirements at this level. Six graduate credits are available through the University of Rhode Island.

Prerequisites: Bachelor Degree, Interview with Fellow
Fellow: Linda Atamian, M.Ed., Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE

Linda Atamian, M.Ed., Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE
Charlestown, Rhode Island

T| 401.364.3028
E| latamian13@gmail.com

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Training – Associate Level. This program fulfills all the Academy curriculum and practicum requirements at this level. Coursework and practicum occur concurrently. Six graduate credits are available through the University of Rhode Island.

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree, interview with Fellow
Fellow: Linda Atamian, M.Ed., Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE

Sandhills School
1500 Hallbrook Dr.
Columbia, SC 29209

T| 803.695.1400
W| http://www.sandhillsschool.org/about/

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Training – Complete Associate Level Training. Sixty hours required course work plus practicum are designed to meet all Academy curricular and practice criteria used in reviewing applications for Associate membership.

Prerequisite: Bachelors Degree
Fellow: Anne Vickers, F/AOGPE

Trident Academy
1455 Wakendaw Rd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

C| Laura Bryant, FIT/AOGPE
T| 843.884.7046 Ext. 19
E|  lbryant@tridentacademy.com
W|  http://www.tridentacademy.com

July 17-21, 2017 and July 24-28, 2017
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Orton-Gillingham Associate Training: This 70 hour course meets the Academy’s requirements at the Associate Level. Topics include dyslexia, phonological awareness, the structure of our written language, handwriting, as well as lesson planning and delivery. A practicum can be arranged after the coursework at an additional cost.

3 graduate credits are available through Baker University

Prerequisite: Bachelors Degree
Fellow: Janet Jones, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE

Camperdown Academy
501 Howell Road
Greenville, S.C. 29615

C| Heidi Bishop, F/AOGPE
T| 864.244.8899
F| 864.244.8936
E| hbishop@camperdown.org
W| http://www.camperdown.org/training-outreach.cfm

Ongoing

Associate Level Training
This structured and systematic training strives to increase teachers’ knowledge and effectiveness in working with students who have dyslexia and language-learning difficulties. It is an intensive course that provides opportunities for a variety of hands-on exercises which advance the understanding of specific procedures of the Orton-Gillingham Approach and the underlying principles in teaching reading, spelling, and written expression.

This course provides participants with: a hands-on practicum during training working with a student, the rules and phonetic patterns of our language, the definition of dyslexia and the characteristics of the dyslexic child, suggestions for creating a classroom environment conducive for learning, resources and teaching materials.

Practicum available for an additional cost.

Prerequisite: Bachelors Degree
Fellow: Heidi Bishop, F/AOGPE

Stern Center for Language and Learning Institute for Excellence
183 Talcott Road, Suite 101
Williston, VT 05495

Registration
C| Caitlin Niland
T| 802.878.2332
E| proflearning@sterncenter.org
W|   http://www.sterncenter.org

Course Information:
C| Peggy Price
T| (802) 878-2332
E| pprice@sterncenter.org

Ongoing

 

The 60 hours required at Associate level of Academy membership. The Orton-Gillingham Approach is the underlying foundation of all multisensory structure language instruction. Orton-Gillingham (OG) is biologically and linguistically sound, diagnostic and prescriptive, and structured yet flexible to the needs of each student. If you work with struggling readers, you will learn both the structure of the English language and how to teach it sequentially.

Prerequisite: Bachelors Degree
Fellow: Peggy Price, F/AOGPE

 

Riverside School
2110 McRae Road
Richmond, VA 23235

C| Nancy Spencer, F/AOGPE, Carolyn Webb, F/AOGPE & Cynthia Davis, FIT/AOGPE
T| 804.320.3465
F| 804.320.6146
E| nspencer@riversideschool.org
W| http://www.riversideschool.org

June 19 – 30, 2017
Weekdays
Time: Days 1-2 will be 9:00 to 3:30.
Days 3-10 will be 8:00 to 2:00 or 9:45 to 3:45, depending on whether you choose an AM or PM applied practice tutoring time.

Cost: $1,100, plus a non-refundable registration fee of $50.

This is an intense 10-day, 60-hour course that will meet all of the coursework requirements for AOGPE Associate Level Certification. It involves 45 hours of coursework in the OG approach, dyslexia, the brain, assessment, phonology, the structure of language and how to teach it, morphology, handwriting, reading comprehension, and how to write and implement an OG lesson plan. Coursework includes lectures, daily reading, homework, discussions, demonstrations, videos, and hands-on practice of multi-sensory procedures and strategies. It also involves 15 hours of Applied Practice time putting what you’ve learned into practice with a student. A mentor teacher will help you write and implement eight 45-minute lessons with a Riverside student, providing you with daily observation and feedback.

At the end of the course, individuals interested in pursuing Associate Level Certification with the Academy and who need the 100 hour practicum are welcome to interview for our two available Associate Practicum spots starting in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellows: Carolyn Webb, F/AOGPE & Nancy Spencer, F/AOGPE, & Cynthia Davis, FIT/AOGPE

The Claremont School
C-1, 310 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4K 1N6
Canada

C| Evelyn Reiss, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.A., F/AOGPE
T| 416-778-6336
E| info@claremont-school.com
W| http://www.claremont-school.com

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Training – Certified Level. The coursework and practicum are designed to meet the criteria used by the Academy in its review of applicants for Certified Level membership.

Prerequisite: Associate Level training and Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Evelyn Reiss, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.A., F/AOGPE

Karen Leopold, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE
University of Colorado, Boulder Campus
Boulder, CO 80309

T| 720.263.2260
E| kleopold.ogstars@gmail.com

2017 Certified Course Part II
July 31 – August 4, 2017 (Mon.-Fri.)

This 40-hour Part II of the Certified coursework includes the study of the stages of word attack and the OG lesson plan; review of phonology, phonics, and handwriting instruction; study of morphology and the advanced elements of the English language; exploration of the systematic, structured writing process; teaching of vocabulary, comprehension, pragmatics, and study skills; in addition to the AOGPE Code of Ethics.  The course does not include a practicum but can be arranged on request. The University of Colorado at Boulder is offering 3 GTRE credits per course.

Certified Course Parts I and II can be taken in any order.

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree; Member of the Academy at the Associate level; letter of recommendation from your Associate Supervising Fellow
Fellow: Karen K. Leopold, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE

Karen Leopold, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE
University of Colorado, Boulder Campus
Boulder, CO 80309

T| 720.263.2260
E| kleopold.ogstars@gmail.com

2018 Certified Course Part I
July 30 – August 3, 2018

This 40-hour Part I of the Certified coursework includes the study of knowledge of dyslexia and reading disabilities; review of basic phonology and handwriting instruction; case management and professional communications; formal and informal assessment measures; understanding and interpretation of standardized testing; student profile and matching lesson plans; knowledge of methods and programs derived from OG. The course does not include a practicum but one can be arranged on request. The University of Colorado at Boulder is offering 3 GTRE credits per course.

Certified Course Parts I and II can be taken in any order.

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree; Member of the Academy at the Associate level; letter of recommendation from your Associate Supervising Fellow
Fellow: Karen K. Leopold, Accredited Training Fellow

Learning House
264 Church St.
Guilford, CT 06437

C| PK Sanieski, F/AOGPE
T| 203.453.3691
F| 203.453.1089
E| learnhse@sbcglobal.net
W| http://learninghouse-ct.com/

 

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Training – Certified Level. This program of instruction follows the curricula and guidelines of the Academy. It involves 100 hours of coursework and a practicum of 200 hours. It is designed to meet the Academy’s standards at the Certified level.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree; Associate Level Membership
Fellow: PK Sanieski, F/AOGPE

Garside Institute for Teacher Training at The Carroll School
25 Baker Bridge Road
Lincoln, MA 01773

C| Ann French
T| 781.314.9730
E| afrench@carrollschool.org
W| http://www.carrollschool.org/

 

September 2017
Two-Year Course of Study
Dates To Be Determined

Learn More

Coursework Fee: $1,600 per year, plus additional cost for practicum hours for non-Carroll School trainees

Coursework sessions meet on Thursdays from 3:30-6:30 pm each month. The Certified Level Course provides 100 hours of coursework and 200 hours of supervised practicum during the two-year course.

The Certified Level Course is designed for individuals who have successfully completed an Associate Level Orton-Gillingham course/practicum of at least 160 hours.  The coursework and supervised practicum are based on the standards of the Academy at the Certified level and focus on advanced word structure, vocabulary development, comprehension, and expressive language. Additionally, trainees will learn about issues in case management and formal and informal assessment.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’’s Degree; Associate Level Membership
Fellow: Katherine Kumler, F/AOGPE

Georgia Educational Training Agency
The School Box at Town Center
50 Barrett Parkway
Marietta, GA 30066

C| Brenda Fitzgerald
T| 770.794.8525
E| brendafitzgerald@georgiaeta.com
W| http://www.georgiaeta.com/

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Training Course. This course will provide an overview of the development of written language, recent relevant research information, and techniques to incorporate knowledge of phonology, morphology, semantics, syllabication, and syntax into multi-sensory teaching of reading, writing, and spelling. The course will follow guidelines set by the Orton-Gillingham Academy of Practitioners and Educators for Associate Level certification. These guidelines also require a practicum, and for those who intend to seek certification a practicum may be arranged on an individual basis. Completion only of the course work without the practicum will qualify a person for Subscriber Level membership in the Academy.

Prerequisite: Bachelors Degree
Fellows: Norma Jean McHugh, F/AOGPE & Claire B. Pearson, F/AOGPE

Fortune Academy
5626 Lawton Loop E. Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46216

C| Janet George, F/AOGPE, Head of School
T| 317.377.0544
E| jgeorge@thefortuneacademy.org
W| www.thefortuneacademy.org

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Training – Associate Level. This program fulfills all the Academy curriculum and practicum requirements at this level.

Contact Janet George for information on upcoming training opportunities.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’’s Degree
Fellow: Janet George, F/AOGPE

Beth Moore, F/AOGPE
2904 Cornus Way
Joppa, MD 21085

C| Beth Moore, F/AOGPE
T| 410.409.7196
E| bluetang16@comcast.net

Ongoing

Contact Beth Moore for upcoming training opportunities.

This 70 hour course is designed to meet the Academy requirements for course work at the Associate level. Learn how to teach the structure of the English Language, its reading, spelling, and writing, in a multisensory way, individually and in a classroom setting. The textbook and notebook are included. A practicum is available following the course for those interested. Three graduate credits credits can be earned for an additional $195.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Beth Moore, F/AOGPE

Friends Academy
The Sally Borden Program
1088 Tucker Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747

C| Katherine Gaudet
T| 508.999.1356
E| kgaudet@friendshipacademy1810.org

August 14-19, 2017
Monday-Saturday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

and

October 14-5, 2017
Saturday and Sunday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Training Cost:
$1,500

Practicum available for additional fee. Contact Dawn Nieman: dnieman@optonline.net

The Sally Borden Program at Friends Academy is sponsoring an Orton-Gillingham Institute which provides a training course for educators and parents. This Associate Level course is designed for teachers who work with students with dyslexia or language based learning differences. The Orton-Gillingham Institute provides a training course for educators and parents. This 60-hour training prepares its participants for the Associate level at the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

During this training, participants will learn about dyslexia and reading difficulties as well as the following fundamental elements of the Orton-Gillingham Approach:
introduction to phonology, basic phonics, morphology and words derived from Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Greek, strategies for multi-sensory instruction, formal and informal testing and how to use that information for tutorials, OG lesson planning, writing and grammar skills and handwriting instruction, and mock tutoring sessions.

Once participants have successfully completed this course, they may then begin working on a practicum. This practicum will take place throughout the school year and prepares trainees to apply to the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators at the Associate level.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellows: Dawn Nieman, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE

Commonwealth Learning Center Professional Training Institute
Needham, MA
Massachusetts

C| Lisa M. Brooks, F/AOGPE
T| 800-461-6671
E| lbrooks@commlearn.com
W| http://www.commlearn.com/

Ongoing Summer Course
Fall/Winter Course – weekend model/
60 hours coursework/100 hours practicum

Orton-Gillingham Training – Complete Associate Level. Coursework and practicum follow the standards and curricula set forth by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. MA professional development points, IACET CEUs, and graduate credit available. Please check our website for schedules.

Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree
Fellows: Mary Briggs, F/AOGPE, Lisa Brooks, F/AOGPE, Deb Morris, F/AOGPE

Garside Institute for Teacher Training at The Carroll School
1841 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02451

C| Ann French
T| 781.259.8342 x9730
E| gifft@carrollschool.org
W| http://www.carrollschool.org/professional-outreach/giftt/orton-gillingham-courses

August 29, 2017 – June 14, 2018

Click Here for Application Form

Learn More

Tuition Fee: $4,500

Orton-Gillingham Training – Complete Associate Level. Coursework and practicum designed to meet all the Academy standards at the Associate Level, following the curricula and guidelines of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

The Academic Year Course provides 90 hours of coursework and approximately 180 hours of supervised practicum, totaling approximately 270 contact hours. The course is nationally accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE).

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Louise Freese, F/AOGPE

The Reading Institute
430 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

C| Janet Stratton
T| 413.458.9995
E| janet@thereadinginstitute.net
W| http://www.thereadinginstitute.net/

August 9-12, 2016 (Mon-Thurs)
August 16-18, 2016 (Mon-Wed)

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Practicum Seminar Sessions (Saturdays):
October 1, 2016
November 5, 2016
January 7, 2017 (Snow Date Jan 14)
March 11,2017 (Snow Date Mar 18)
May 1, 2017

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Associate Level Orton-Gillingham Training (Summer 2016 – Winter 2017)
Coursework and practicum follow the standards and curricula set forth by the Academy. Professional development points and six graduate credits are available.

– 45 hour summer coursework
– 20 hour school year practicum seminar coursework
– 100 hour practicum
– 10 observations

Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree
Fellow: Laurie Cousseau, F/AOGPE

Helping Hands
110 Cheryl Lane
Somerset, MA 02726-4124

C| Denise St. Yves, F/AOGPE
T| 508.675.7789
E| destyves@netscape.net

Ongoing Summer session scheduled each August

Orton-Gillingham Training – Partial Associate Level. Instruction follows the standards and curricula set forth the Academy. Course work is tiered for participants seeking Subscriber, Associate, or Certified levels of training. Use of tiered instruction results in a schedule which places limits upon practicum hours. The Massachusetts DOE has qualified this course.

Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree, Academy requirements for respective levels of instruction.
Fellow: Denise St. Yves, F/AOGPE

Michigan Dyslexia Institute (MDI)
Lansing MDI Center
532 E. Shiawassee St.
Lansing, MI 48912-1214

T| 517.485.4000
F| 517.485.4076
E| info@lansing.dyslexia.net
W| http://www.dyslexia.net

Ongoing

Lansing, Flint,, Marquette, St. Clair, Harbor Springs, Berkley

Advanced workshops periodically offered

Basic Introduction to the Orton-Gillingham Approach – This course consists of 60 class hours and an additional minimum of 30 hours of observations, class and lesson plan preparation, and one-on-one practice teaching with a student that will be observed and critiqued Practice teaching/observation is individually arranged. Successful completion of the course meets the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators application criteria for Subscriber Level membership, and, with three additional observations and completion of a required reading list, the criteria for Associate Level membership.This course is approved for 6 undergraduate or graduate credits by Central Michigan University.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellows: Ann Beatty, Kay M. Howell, John C. Howell, Carolyn White

Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota/The Reading Center
847 NW 5th St.
Rochester, MN 55901

C|Barbara Zelinske
T| (507) 288-5271
F| (507) 288-6424
E| BZelinske@TheReadingCenter.org
W| http://www.thereadingcenter.org/

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Training Class – Associate Level. “Basic Training Institute with Practicum.” Comprehensive class covering the general history and structure of the English language along with phonological awareness, sound/symbol relationships for reading and spelling, syllable types and divisions, spelling rules and generalizations, plurals, possessives, preparation of lesson plans and practicum. Graduate credits available.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellows: Barbara Zelinske, F/AOGPE  and Fay Van Vliet, F/AOGPE

The Bridge Academy
1958-B Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

C| Eileen Tresansky, MS Ed, F/AOGPE
T| 609.844.0770
E| eftresansky@gmail.com
W| http://www.banj.org

Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14, 2017 and
Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28, 2017

Daily: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Fee: $1,200

This course offers the required 70 hours of coursework at the Associate Level approved by the Academy of Orton-GIllingham Practitioners and Educators. An additional 100 hours practicum supervised by a Fellow/AOGPE must be completed before applying to the Academy at this level. This can be arranged after the coursework is completed with the instructor.

Contact Eileen for future training opportunities.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Eileen Tresansky, MS Ed

Pledger Fedora, Ph.D., F/AOGPE
24 Colony Drive East
West Orange, NJ 07052

T| 919.599.3077
E| pledger.fedora@mville.edu

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Training – Associate Level. Sixty hours of course work covering all of the required curricula and 100 hours of supervised practicum designed to fulfill requirements set by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators for certification at the Associate level.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Pledger Fedora, Ph.D.

Ann Edwards, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE
9960 Third Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Office| 917.699.0560
Home| 718.238.2784
E| aedwards@bumpybooks.com
W|http://www.bumpybooks.com/

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Training -Complete Associate Level. Coursework and practicum designed to meet requirements prescribed for Associate Level membership in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Ann Edwards, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE

Manhattan Location
330 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

C|Katie Takayanagi, FIT/AOGPE
T| 617.372.3117
E| ktakayanagi@gmail.com

Coursework:
August 26-28, 2017 (Saturday – Monday)
September 16, 2017 (Saturday)
October 13-15, 2017 (Friday – Sunday)
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Practicum Seminar Saturdays:
November 18, 2017
January 20, 2018
March 3, 2018
April 14, 2018
May 19, 2018
Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

 

Coursework and practicum follow the standards and curricula set forth by the Academy. This training includes 65 coursework hours: 45 hours of pre-practicum instruction and 20 hours of practicum seminars. The practicum consists of 100 hours of 1:1 tutoring and 10 hours of observation with feedback from course trainers. Upon successful completion of the course, trainees will be eligible to apply to AOGPE for certification at the Associate level. Graduate credits available. Professional development credits available if employed by the New York State Department of Education. For details speak with the course trainers.

Course topics include: Administration of informal diagnostic assessments, creating OG lesson plans, Neurological underpinning of dyslexia and the needs of dyslexic learners, phonological awareness, sound-symbol relations, reliable spelling patterns, syllable structure of the English language, morphemic statue of the English language, diagnostic-prescriptive teaching, research-based multisensory, direct and systemic instruction that can transfer to a classroom setting, handwriting instruction, basic comprehension skills, preparing the application to the AOGPE for Associate level certification.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Laurie Cousseau, F/AOGPE and Katie Takayanagi, Fellow-in-Training

Multi-Sensory Language Training Center
14632 107 Ave.
Surrey, BC V3R1T8
Canada

or

LDA-South Frasier Chap. #201
13766 72nd Ave. or
LDA-North Fraser Chap
Family Resource Center
135 Balmoral St.
Port Moody
Surrey, BC
Canada

C| June B. Green, F/AOGPE
T| 604.584.0564
F| 604.584.0565
E| junebgreen@shaw.ca

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Language Training. Basic Orton-Gillingham. This program is comprised of 70 hours of coursework and a practicum of 125 hours and is designed to meet all Academy standards at the Associate level.

Prerequisite: Bachelors Degree
Fellow: June B. Green, F/AOGPE

The Claremont School
C-1, 310 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4K 1N6
Canada

C| Evelyn Reiss, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.A., F/AOGPE
T| 416-778-6336
E| info@claremont-school.com
W| http://www.claremont-school.com

Ongoing

Associate Level Training 60 hour course following the curriculum and guidelines of the Academy. It includes careful supervision of lesson planning, ongoing instruction and mentoring to fulfill Academy criteria, required readings and supervised practicum.

Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree
Fellow: Evelyn Reiss, B.Sc., B.Ed, M.A.

Center for Assessment and Remedial Education (CARE)
3050 Artesian Drive
Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 7P5
Canada

C| Mahjabeen Sadik, F/AOGPE
T| 416.939.1054
F| 905.569.1050
E| mahjabeen.sadik@gmail.com

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Teacher Training Course: 60 hours of course work and 100 hours of practicum designed to fulfill all requirements set by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators for certification at the Associate level.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Mahjabeen Sadik, F/AOGPE

Center for Assessment and Remedial Education (CARE)
2, Framrose Road, Bath Island
Karachi, Pakistan

C| Mahjabeen Sadik
T| 416.939.1054
F|905.569.1050
E|mahjabeen.sakik@gmail.com

Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Teacher Training Course: 60 hours of course work and 100 hours of practicum designed to fulfill all requirements set by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators for certification at the Associate level.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Mahjabeen Sadik

Greengate School
2800 Poplar Avenue NW, Unit B
Huntsville, AL 33816

T| 256.551.4439
E| info@greengateschool.org
W| http://greengateschool.org

Ongoing

Contact Greengate School for upcoming training.

Orton-Gillingham Associate Training: This 70 hour course meets the Academy’s requirements at the Associate Level. Topics include dyslexia, phonological awareness, the structure of our written language, handwriting, as well as lesson planning and delivery. A practicum can be arranged after the coursework at an additional cost.

3 graduate credits are available through Baker University

Contact Greengate School for upcoming trainings.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Janet Jones, Accredited Training Fellow and Marcia Ramsey, F/AOGPE

Karen Leopold, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE
University of Colorado, Boulder Campus
Colorado

T| 720.263.2260
E| kleopold.ogstars@gmail.com

Module I: July 18-20, 2017
Module II: July 21-25, 2017 (no class Sat. & Sun.)
Module III: July 26-28, 2017

Orton-Gillingham Approach. This 63-hour course provides the knowledge base for individuals to use the Orton-Gillingham Approach in a classroom, group, or 1:1 setting. The Associate curriculum is covered in three modules, which must be taken in order. It does not include a practicum, which is required for Academy membership. The practicum can be arranged on request after the coursework is completed. The University of Colorado at Boulder is offering 1 GTRE credit per module.

Contact Karen Leopold for upcoming training opportunities.

Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree
Fellow: Karen K. Leopold, M.S. Ed., Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE

Learning House
264 Church St.
Guilford, CT 06437

T: 203.453.3691
F| 203.453.1089
E| learnhse@sbcglobal.net
W| http://www.learninghouse-ct.com

July 12 – 14 and July 17-18, 2017
9:00 am – 3:30 pm Daily

or

August 16-18 and August 21-22, 2017
9:00 am – 3:30 pm Daily

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First 30 hours of the 60 hours of coursework required for Associate Level

This is a 30-hour course introducing the Orton-Gillingham Approach to teaching reading, writing, and spelling. The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) has accredited Learning House for our teacher training courses and the instruction we provide to students throughout the year. This introductory course will cover the rationale for using the Orton-Gillingham Approach, the principles of instruction, the development of a lesson plan, knowledge of the English language and activities and teaching materials to develop evidence based instruction. The Gillingham Manual is used as a resource.

The Learning House 30-hour introduction will not allow you to represent yourself as a trained OG practitioner. The Academy’s requirements are available at www.ortonacademy.org, and will be discussed further during the introductory course. Upon successful completion of this introduction, additional course work and a practicum are available at Learning House for an additional fee for those who wish to continue training to complete the Academy’s Associate or Classroom Educator Level training requirements.

Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree
Fellows: PK Sanieski, F/AOGPE and Susan Santora, F/AOGPE

Chatham Academy
4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd
Savannah, GA 31406

C| Casey Welsh, Fellow-in-Training/AOGPE
T| 912.507.1868
E| welshcasey@gmail.com

Session: Summer /Fall 2017
– 10 hour online subscriber course to be completed by June 1, 2017
– June 12 – June 16, 2017: 5 days of face to face training, M-F 8am -4 pm
– September 29 & 30: Friday 5 pm -8 pm and Saturday 8 am – 3 pm

Cost: $1,500

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This 60-hour course offers participants the opportunity to learn an effective approach for teaching children with language-based learning difficulties. The training prepares teachers to instruct diagnostically and prescriptively, either individually or in a classroom setting. The course will follow guidelines set by the Orton-Gillingham Academy of Practitioners and Educators for Associate Level certification. These guidelines also require a practicum, and for those who intend to seek certification a practicum is available following the course.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’’s Degree
Fellow: Sheila Costello, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE

The Schenck School
282 Mt. Paran Road
Atlanta, GA

C| Rosalie Davis, Fellow/AOGPE
T| (404) 252-2591
F| (404) 252-7615
E| rdavis@schenck.org

Ongoing

Roadrunners I – Orton-Gillingham Training Class Comprehensive class covering the general history and structure of the English language along with phonological awareness, sound/symbol relationships for reading and spelling, syllable types and divisions, Anglo-Saxon, Latin and Greek prefixes, roots and suffixes, spelling rules and generalizations, plurals, possessives, accenting, preparation of lesson plans and practicum.

Contact Rosalie Davis for information on upcoming training information.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Rosalie Davis, F/AOGPE

REACH OG Learning Centre
North Vancouver and Langley, B.C.
Canada

C| Corey Zylstra, M.Ed., HF/AOGPE
T| Phone: (604) 987-6760
E| zylstra@reachlearningcentre.com
W| http://www.reachlearningcentre.com/

Ongoing

This course will investigate OG classroom procedures for providing structured, sequential, multisensory language and phonics instruction in a classroom setting, including procedures for RTI implementation and progress monitoring. Provide instruction in reading and spelling that allows your students to be “Detectives” of the language and learn the code for mastering phonology, orthography, and syllabication. Strategies for penmanship/ letter formations, sight word teaching, alphabet sequencing, sound/symbol relationships, spelling rules, and syllables will be examined and practiced. Specific strategies for explicit reading and spelling instruction will be examined and practiced. This is a 60 hour course.

Prerequisite: Open to practicing teachers, speech pathologists others with education degrees and completion of Level 1/ Foundations of MSLE (see Subscriber Course listings).
Honorary Fellow: Corey Zylstra, M.Ed., MT/ CATTOG

Karen Leopold, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE
University of Colorado, Boulder Campus
Boulder, Colorado

T| 720.263.2260
E| kleopold.ogstars@gmail.com

Module I: July 18-20, 2017
Module II: July 21-25, 2017 (no class Sat. & Sun.)

This 42-hour course provides the knowledge base for public or private teachers to use the Orton-Gillingham Approach in a classroom or group setting. The curriculum is covered in two modules, which must be taken in order. It does not include a practicum, which is required for Academy membership. The practicum can be arranged on request after the coursework is completed. The University of Colorado at Boulder is offering 1 GTRE credit per module.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Karen K. Leopold, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE

Eagle Hill School Southport
214 Main Street
Southport, CT 06890

C| Theresa Collins, F/AOGPE
T| 203.254.2044
F| 203.255.4052
E| tcollins@eaglehillsouthport.com
W| http://www.eaglehillsouthport.org/

Ongoing

Check with Theresa Collins for upcoming training opportunities

This 30 hour course meets the requirements for Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator designation with the AOGPE. It is the first step in preparing teachers to use the OG approach in the classroom setting and allows teachers to use direct instruction to bring a multi-sensory, structured, and linguistic phonics-based approach into the mainstream classroom. The curriculum will include: dyslexia and reading disorders; the rationale of the OG Approach; handwriting; phonological awareness, phonics, syllable division patterns, and spelling; elements of multisensory instruction, diagnostic-prescriptive teaching, and lesson planning; and AOGPE membership structure and requirements. It does not include a practicum, which is required for Academy membership; the practicum can be arranged by request.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Theresa Collins, ATF/AOGPE; Fellows-in-Training: Beth Stone, Sally Joyce, Cathy Irwin

Georgia Educational Training Agency Brenda Fitzgerald St. Benedict’s Episcopal School 2160 Cooper Lake Road Smyrna, Georgia 30080 Georgia Phone: 770.794.8525 Email: brendafitzgerald@georgiaeta.com http://www.georgiaeta.com/Course Dates for 2016 (Must attend all dates) Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Tues and Thurs, Oct 4 and Oct 6 Tues and Thurs, Oct 11 and Oct 13 Tues and Thurs, Oct 20 and Oct 25 Tues and Thurs, Oct 27 and Nov 3 Tues and Thurs, Nov 8 and Nov 10 Tues and Thurs, Nov 15 and Nov 17

The Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator course is for current classroom teachers.
This course provides the knowledge base for teachers to use the OG Approach in a classroom setting, as well as, in small groups. Participants will learn the rules of the English language and strategies necessary to implement this multisensory approach to reading, writing and spelling.
To obtain certification as a Classroom Educator the Academy requires 5 observations by a Fellow over the course of a school year. The Fellow will provide verbal and written feedback and ongoing support during this process.

The additional fee for the observations is $500.00. This additional fee must be paid separately from the Training fee.

Cost: $800

Required Materials:
Notebook
Markers
Index cards
Flash drive
Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Norma Jean McHugh

Long Island University
Teacher Resource Center @LIU-Brooklyn
9 Hanover Place, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

C| Shoshana Wolfe, TRC Director
T| 718.780.6549
E| liu.trc@gmail.com

4 Day Course February 2018
February 16 – February 19, 2018
Friday-Monday

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

$695 (plus $30.80 fee)
-A full catered lunch will be provided daily. Coffee and tea are available for $.50 throughout the day.

This 30-hour course prepares teachers to use the Orton-Gillingham Approach in a classroom setting. Note that this course also serves as a ?rst step to completing a Classroom Educator Level or an Associate Level of Orton-Gillingham Training with additional lesson plans, observations, and coursework needed for those levels.

The Teacher Resource Center@LIU is funded in part by a grant from the Tietz Family Foundation.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’’s Degree
Fellow: Dawn Nieman, ATF/AOGPE

Stern Center for Language and Learning
183 Talcott Road, Suite 101
Williston, VT 05495

Registration Contact:
C| Caitlin Niland
T| 802.878.2332
E| proflearning@sterncenter.org
W| http://www.sterncenter.org

Training Information Contact:
C| Peggy Price, F/AOGPE
E| pprice@sterncenter.org

June 20 – June 23, 2017
Tuesday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Classroom Educator 30 Hour Coursework
The Orton-Gillingham Approach is the underlying foundation of all multisensory structure language instruction. Orton-Gillingham (OG) is biologically and linguistically sound, diagnostic and prescriptive, and structured yet flexible to the needs of each student. If you work with struggling readers, you will learn both the structure of the English language and how to teach it sequentially.

This course is specifically designed for K-5 classroom teachers and addresses the foundation skills within the Common Core State Standards. Participants will learn how to use the Orton-Gillingham Approach in the classroom setting to benefit all learners.

This course meets the requirements for the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators Classroom Educator certification.

Tiers: 1 and 2

Prerequisite: Bachelor’’s Degree
Fellow: Peggy Price, F/AOGPE

Liisa Freure, M.Ed., OCT, F/AOGPE
115 Hanna Road
Toronto, Ontario M4G3N5
Canada

T| 416.433.9580
E| liisafreure@og-msl.com
W| https://og-msl.com/

Ongoing

Contact Liisa Freure for upsoming opportunites.

Orton-Gillingham Training – Associate Level. This 64 hour course plus an additional 100 hour practicum fulfills the requirements of the Academy at the Associate Level.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Fellow: Liisa Freure, F/AOGPE

REACH OG Learning Centre
North Vancouver and Langley, B.C.
Canada

C| Corey Zylstra, M.Ed., HF/AOGPE
T| 604.987.6760
E| zylstra@reachlearningcentre.com
W| http://www.reachlearningcentre.com

Ongoing

REACH offers Orton-Gillingham Practitioner training which includes 60 training hours of coursework designed to prepare educators to begin providing clinical support in a 1:1 environment using the OG Approach. Completion of a supervised practicum is required prior to certification.

Prerequisites: BA/B.Ed or SLP certification. Completion of Level 1/Foundations of MSLE (see Subscriber Course Listings).
Honorary Fellow: Corey Zylstra, M.Ed, MT/CATTOG

June B. Green, F/AOGPE
LDA-South Frasier Chap. #201
13766 72nd Avenue
Surrey, BC
Canada

or

LDA North Fraser Chap
Family Resource Center
135 Balmoral St.
Port Moody

T| 604.584.0564
F| 604.584.0565
E| junebgreen@shaw.ca

Ongoing

Partial Associate Level Training / Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Language Training. The instruction provided meets the Academy’s standards at the Associate level. These offerings include year-round mini-workshops and advanced Orton-Gillingham workshops which follow the Academy’s Curriculum Guidelines.

Prerequisite: Advanced knowledge of English, degree, or working toward higher education standards
Fellow: June B. Green, F/AOGPE