Training Courses

Introduction

Few colleges and universities provide instruction in the Orton-Gillingham Approach. Training is most readily found elsewhere. However, the quality and adequacy of training represented as "Orton-Gillingham" may vary significantly. Indeed, one of the reasons the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators came into being was to provide an objective, professional assessment, by an independent third party, of the quality and adequacy of programs that profess to provide Orton-Gillingham training. The Academy is not in a position to judge the qualifications of non-Academy members, but it can speak with authority regarding its membership.

 

Persons accepted into the Academy have met standards set by the Academy under the authority granted to it by action of the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York, for and on behalf of the State Education Department. As there are different levels of membership, the requirements to be met differ. The Academy has set its highest standards for those who would train others to be Orton-Gillingham teachers.

 

 

Overview

Training by Fellows of the Academy

Of its members, only Fellows of the Academy have achieved the levels of education, training, and experience deemed necessary to independently train others in the Orton-Gillingham Approach. Each program section presents current information provided the Academy by Fellows about Orton-Gillingham training opportunities in which they are involved.

 

Academy Fellows typically train in one of two areas:

(1) some instruct in Academy Accredited Training Programs, and

(2) others train as individuals or with organizations that are not accredited.

All Fellows who train are expected to provide instruction consistent with the high standards promulgated by the Academy. Orton-Gillingham instruction involving Academy Fellows may lead to complete fulfillment of the requirements for admission to Academy membership at the Subscriber, Classroom Educator, Associate, Certified, or Fellow levels. 

 

Subscriber, Classroom Educator, Associate, Certified and Fellow Level Training Courses are all taught by Fellows. Some of them are complete courses including the required practicum based on Academy standards. Others may not fulfill the Academy requirements. If you are interested in Orton-Gillingham training listed in the following sections, you should contact the designated Academy Fellow directly for details. 

AOGPE Training Options

Of its members, only Fellows of the Academy have achieved the levels of education, training, and experience deemed necessary to independently train others in the Orton-Gillingham Approach. 

 

There are two options that lead to Academy certification and membership:

(1) Working with individual Fellow (s)

(2) Enrolling in training within an Academy Accredited Training Program

All Fellows who train are expected to provide instruction consistent with the high standards promulgated by the Academy. Suscriber, Classroom Educator, Associate, Certified and Fellow Level Training Courses are all taught by Fellows. Some of them are complete courses including the required practicum based on Academy standards. Others may not fulfill the Academy requirements.

 

If you are interested in Orton-Gillingham training, you should contact the designated Academy Fellow directly for details. If you think you may be interested in membership in the Academy, discuss this with the Fellow, and ask how the training will qualify you for Academy membership.

Email the Academy for Fellows located in your area: info@ortonacademy.org

 

TRAINING FEES: The cost of Orton-Gillingham training varies. Please contact the Fellow or Accredited site for information on fees.

CLick Here for academy accredited training programs

 

 

Alabama


 

Greengate School
Lisa Salster
2800 Poplar Avenue NW, Unit B
Huntsville, AL 35801
Alabama

Phone: (256) 551-4439
Email: salsster@greengateschool.org
http://www.greengateschool.org

This 30-hour, one week course follows the AOGPE curriculum for Classroom Educators. It prepares general education classroom teachers in elementary grades for implementing structured, multi-sensory teaching principles and strategies in small group intervention and whole group reading instruction. It provides essential background knowledge that teachers need to support effective use of dyslexia-specific programs and meet the needs of their struggling readers. A practicum can be arranged after the coursework at an additional cost.

June 26 - June 30, 2017
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree in education
Fellow: Janet Jones, Accredited Training Fellow

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Canada


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: (416) 433-9580
Email: liisafreure@og-msl.com
https://og-msl.com
Ongoing

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.

Contact Liisa Freure for upcoming training opportunities.

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
Fellow: Liisa Freure

Canada


Ongoing

 

REACH OG Learning Centre
Corey Zylstra, M.Ed., HF/AOGPE
North Vancouver and Langley, B.C.
Canada

Phone: (604) 987-6760
Email: zylstra@reachlearningcentre.com
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

California

 

Los Altos Christian School
Nancy Redding
925 Magdalena Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94024
California
Phone: 408.810.2555
Email: 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.

Dates: June 26 – June 30, 2017
8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily

 

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

Colorado


 

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

Phone: (720) 263-2260
Email: kleopold.ogstars@gmail.com
Dates:
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.

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

 

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

Connecticut


 

American Legion
Lisa Tweed
43 Bradley Road
Madison, CT 06443
Connecticut

Phone: (203) 687-8751
Email: blueprintlearns@aol.com
http://blueprintshorelinereading.com/

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.

June 26 - June 30, 2017

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 3:30 PM

 

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

Connecticut


 

Eagle Hill School South
Daria Corey
214 Main Street
Southport, CT 06890
Connecticut

Phone: (203) 365-4883
Email: CoeryD@sacredheart.edu
http://www.eaglehillsouthport.org/

This 36 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.

Structured Literacy employs a highly structured sound-by-sound approach for teaching word decoding and spelling that incorporates traditional phonics and Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic-Tactile (VAKT) methodology, and is particularly effective for struggling students and students who have been identified with dyslexia or a specific learning disability. Participants acquire a procedure for teaching letters and sounds, utilizing the phonics generalizations to decode regular and irregular spelling patterns.

It does not include a practicum, which is required for Academy membership; the practicum can be arranged by request through Theresa Collins, Director of Language Training, at Eagle Hill Southport School.

Course through Sacred Heart University: ED 569 Structured Literacy

May 31 - July 5, 2017
Mondays and Wednesday
4:30 pm - 7:20 pm

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
Fellow: Theresa Collins ATF/AOGPE; Fellows-in-Training: Beth Stone, Sally Joyce, Cathy Irwin, Lisa Tweed, Barbara Greenwald

Connecticut


 

Learning House
264 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437
Connecticut

Phone: (203) 453-3691
Fax: (203) 453-1089
Email: learnhse@sbcglobal.net
http://www.learninghouse-ct.com/

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.

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

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
Fellows: PK Sanieski and Susan Santora

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Kansas


June 12-17, 2017

 

Horizon Academy
Vicki Asher, Head of School
4901 Reinhardt Drive
Rowland Park, KS 66205
Kansas

Phone: (913) 789-9443
Email: vasher@horizon-academy.com
http://horizon-academy.org
June 12-17, 2017

Orton-Gillingham Approach to Classroom Educator Teacher Training.
42-hour Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator level training coursework follows the curriculum and guidelines of the Academy and prepares a teacher to implement the OG Approach in classroom and group settings. Practicum can be individually arranged after coursework is completed.

June 12-17, 2017

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
Fellow: Karen K. Leopold, MS Ed, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE

New York


4 Day Course
February 2017
Friday, February 10th
Saturday, February 11
Friday, February 24
Saturday, February 25

 

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

Phone: (718) 780-6549
Email: shoshona.wolfe@liu.edu
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/orton-gillingham-for-classroom-educators-four-day-course-february-2017-tickets-27949383358
4 Day Course
February 2017
Friday, February 10th
Saturday, February 11
Friday, February 24
Saturday, February 25

This 30-hour course prepares teachers to use the Orton-Gillingham Approach in a classroom setting. Note that this course also serves as a first 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.

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

4 Day Course
February 2017
Friday, February 10th
Saturday, February 11
Friday, February 24
Saturday, February 25

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
Fellow: Dawn Nieman

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New York


4 Day Course July 2017
July 10 - July 13, 2017
Monday - Thursday

Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

 

Long Island University
Shoshana Wolfe, TRC Director
Teacher Resource Center @ LIU-Brooklyn
9 Hanover Place, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
New York

Phone: (718) 780-6549
Email: shoshana.wolfe@liu.edu
4 Day Course July 2017
July 10 - July 13, 2017
Monday - Thursday

Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

This 30-hour course prepares teachers to use the Orton-Gillingham Approach in a classroom setting. Note that this course also serves as a first 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.

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

4 Day Course July 2017
July 10 - July 13, 2017
Monday - Thursday

Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
Fellow: Dawn Nieman

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Ishra Consultants
Laurie Leason, Fellow/AOGPE
www.OGInstruction.com
PO Box: 1420
Deira, Dubai-UAE
Phone: +9710402955581, Cell: +971 50 1555684
Email: ldleason@icloud.com
www.isharaonline.com

This 24 hour course is an Introduction to the Orton-Gillingham approach which is the first part of the requirements for the Associate Level or Classroom Educator designation with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators (AOGPE).

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

Dates: March 15, 16, 17, 2017
Location: Jood Palace Hotel, Deira, Dubai-UAE

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree
Fellow: Laurie Leason

Vermont


 

Stern Center for Language and Learning
Location: Barre Town School
70 Websterville Road
Barre, VT 05641
Vermont

Email: proflearning@sterncenter.org
http://www.sterncenter.org
Registration Contact:
Caitlin Niland
Phone: (802) 878-2332

Information on the OG Approach Contact: Peggy Price
e-mail: pprice@sterncenter.org

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

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

 

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

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Vermont


 

Stern Center for Language and Learning
Registration: Caitlin Niland
Information about the OG Approach:
Peggy Price
email: price@sterncenter.org

Location of Training: Dothan Brook School
2300 Christian Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
Vermont

Phone: (802) 878.2332
Email: proflearning@sterncenter.org

The Orton-Gillingham Approach is the underlying foundation of all multisensory structured 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.

In this 30‐hour course, participants will gain an understanding of the OG Approach and how to develop an OG lesson. Participants will learn about the reading brain and dyslexia, phonology, spelling patterns, the history of the English language, and morphology.

This introduction to the OG Approach is appropriate for anyone who may be interested in continuing for the OGCE or the Associate level.

This course will meet over 5 days from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM:

Friday, April 14, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017




 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
Fellow: Peggy Price

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Washington


 

The Lab School
Diana Meltzer, Associate Head of School
4759 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007-1921
Washington

Phone: (202) 965-6600
Email: diana.meltzer@labschool.org
https://www.labschool.org/page

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

June 12 -23, 2017

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
Fellow: Janet Jones, Accredited Training Fellow

Alabama


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: (256) 551-4439
Email: salsster@greengateschool.org
http://greengateschool.org
Ongoing

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

May 30 - June 23, 2017
8:00 am - 4:30 am

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
Fellow: Janet Jones, Accredited Training Fellow and Marcia Ramsey, FIT

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Camp Spring Creek in Australia
Renya Seelig (in Australia)
For US contact Camp Spring Creek: info@campspringcreek.org
12 Valley Road
Waverly, Melbourne, Australia
Phone: +0402 069 372
Email: renya@proclos.com.au

This intensive weeklong Orton-Gillingham training course is 70+ hours. This is the basic course approach that enable you to instruct with better understanding of structure of language and mulitsensory teaching. The course includes and in-depth introduction to phonology, structure of English, characteristics of dyslexia, multi sensory teaching, assessment tools, grammar and written expression and interactive demonstrations and activities to use the approach. A practicum is available upon request at an additional cost with observations and mentoring.

February 5 - 15, 2017
8:30 - 5:30 daily
Meeting all 11 days or until all information is covered

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree
Fellow: Susie van der Vorst

California

 

Los Altos Christian School
Nancy Redding
925 Magdalena Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94024
California
Phone: 408.810.2555
Email: nancy.c.redding@gmail.com

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

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.

Dates: June 26 – June 30; July 31, Aug. 1 & 2, 2017
8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily

 

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

Canada


July 4-7, 2017 and July 10-14, 2017

 

Fraser Academy
Contact: Cass Tuck
2294 West 10th Avenue (at Vine)
Vancouver, BC V6K2H8
Canada

Email: ctuck@fraseracademy.ca
https://fraseracademy.ca/professional-development/og-tutor-training/
July 4-7, 2017 and July 10-14, 2017

Associate Level Orton-Gillingham Training Course
This 70-hour training is composed of 9 sessions. It consists of high-quality training in structured, multisensory language instruction that goes far beyond the basic level of teaching phonograms. Participants learn advanced word attack and writing skills as well as comprehension and study strategies for teaching both elementary and secondary school students with dyslexia and other language-related learning disabilities. This approach also gives participants the opportunity to learn the structure of written English, as well as systematic and multisensory teaching techniques.

July 4-7, 2017 and July 10-14, 2017

 

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

Canada


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: (416) 433-9580
Email: liisafreure@og-msl.com
https://og-msl.com
Ongoing

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.

Contact Liisa Freure for upcoming training opportunities.

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
Fellow: Liisa Freure

Canada


Ongoing

 

REACH OG Learning Centre
Corey Zylstra, M.Ed., HF/AOGPE
North Vancouver and Langley, B.C.
Canada

Phone: (604) 987-6760
Email: zylstra@reachlearningcentre.com
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

Canada


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: (604) 584-0564
Fax: (604) 584-0565
Email: junebgreen@shaw.ca
Ongoing
or
LDA North Fraser Chap
Family Resource Center
135 Balmoral St.
Port Moody

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

Canada


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: (604) 584-0564
Fax: (604) 584-0565
Email: junebgreen@shaw.ca
Ongoing
LDA-South Frasier Chap. #201
13766 72nd Ave. or
LDA-North Fraser Chap
Family Resource Center
135 Balmoral St.
Port Moody
Surrey, BC, Canada

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: Bachelor Degree
Fellow: June B. Green

Canada


Ongoing

 

The Claremont School
Evelyn Reiss, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.A., F/AOGPE
C-1, 310 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4K 1N6
Canada

Phone: 416-778-6336
Email: info@claremont-school.com
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.

Canada


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: 416-939-1054
Fax: 905-569-1050
Email: 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

Pakistan

Ongoing

 

Center for Assessment and Remedial Education (CARE)
Mahjabeen Sadik
2, Framrose Road, Bath Island
Karachi, Pakistan
Pakistan
Phone: 416.939.1054
Fax: 905.569.1050
Email: 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 Degree
Fellow: Mahjabeen Sadik

Colorado


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: (720) 263-2260
Email: kleopold.ogstars@gmail.com
Ongoing
Dates:
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

Connecticut


 

Learning House
264 Church St.
Guilford, CT 06437
Connecticut

Phone: (203) 453-3691
Fax: (203) 453-1089
Email: learnhse@sbcglobal.net
http://www.learninghouse-ct.com

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.

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

 

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

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Georgia


 

Chatham Academy
Casey Welsh
4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd
Savannah, GA 31406
Georgia

Phone: (912) 507-1868
Email: welshcasey@gmail.com

Training: 60 hours total, fulfilling the coursework requirement of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) at the Associate Level.

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

Cost $1,500

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree
Fellow: Sheila Costello, Accredited Training Fellow

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Georgia


Ongoing

 

The Schenck School
Rosalie Davis
282 Mt. Paran Road
Atlanta, GA
Georgia

Phone: (404) 252-2591
Fax: (404) 252-7615
Email: 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 Degree
Fellow: Rosalie Davis

Georgia


 

Georgia Educational Training Agency
Contact: Brenda Fitzgerald
St. Benedict's Episcopal School
2160 Cooper Lake Road
Smyrna, GA 30080
Georgia

Phone: 770-794-8525
Email: brendafitzgerald@georgiaeta.com
https://georgiaeta.com

Orton-Gillingham Multisensory 70 hour 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 coursework without the practicum will qualify a person for Subscriber Level membership in the Academy.

June 12 - June 16, 2017 and June 19 - 23, 2017

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree
Fellows: Norma Jean McHugh

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Georgia


Ongoing

 

Georgia Educational Training Agency
Contact: Brenda Fitzgerald

The School Box at Town Center Marietta, Georgia 30066
50 Barrett Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30066
Georgia

Phone: 770-794-8525
Email: brendafitzgerald@georgiaeta.com
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: Bachelor Degree
Fellows: Norma Jean McHugh, Claire B. Pearson

Indiana


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: (317) 377-0544
Email: jgeorge@thefortuneacademy.org
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.

 

Bachelor's Degree
Janet George

Maryland


 

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

Phone: (410) 409-7196
Email: bluetang16@comcast.net

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.

Contact Beth Moore for upcoming training opportunities.

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
Fellow: Beth Moore

Maryland


 

Washington Episcopal School
Norma Jean McHugh
5600 Little Falls Parkway
Bethesda, MD 20816
Maryland

Phone: (770) 436-5747
Email: normmchugh@charter.net
https://ortongillinghamcoursedc.com/

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.

August 7-11 and 14-18, 2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
Fellow: Norma Jean McHugh

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Massachusetts


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

 

Commonwealth Learning Center Professional Training Institute
Lisa M. Brooks, F/AOGPE
Needham, MA
Massachusetts

Phone: 800-461-6671
Email: lisambrooks@commlearn.com
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 and Lisa Brooks

Massachusetts


Ongoing

 

Garside Institute for Teacher Training at The Carroll School
Ann French
Lincoln, MA
Massachusetts

Phone: (781) 259-8342, ext. 9730
Email: giftt@carrollschool.org
Ongoing

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.

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree
Fellow: Louise Freese

Massachusetts


 

The Reading Institute
Contact: Janet Stratton
430 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
Massachusetts

Phone: (413) 458-9995
Email: janet@thereadinginstitute.net
http://www.thereadinginstitute.net/

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

Coursework dates:
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

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree
Fellow: Laurie Cousseau

Massachusetts


Ongoing Ongoing Summer session scheduled each August

 

Helping Hands
Denise St. Yves F/AOGPE
110 Cheryl Lane
Somerset, MA 02726-4124
Lincoln, MA
Massachusetts

Phone: (508) 675-7789
Email: destyves@netscape.net
Ongoing
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

Michigan


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: (517) 485-4000
Fax: (517) 485-4076
Email: info@lansing.dyslexia.ne
http://www.dyslexia.net
Ongoing

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 Degree
Fellows: Carolyn White, M.A.; Kay M. Howell, M.A.; John C. Howell, Ph.D.

Michigan


Ongoing

 

Michigan Dyslexia Institute
Berkley, Michigan
Michigan

Phone: (517) 485-4000
Fax: (517) 485-4076
Email: info@lansing.dyslexia.net
http://dyslexia.net
Ongoing

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 Degree
Fellows: Ann Beatty, Kay M. Howell M.A.

Michigan


Ongoing

 

Michigan Dyslexia Institute
532 E. Shiawassee St.
Michigan

Phone: (517) 485-4000
Fax: (517) 485-4076
Email: info@lansing.dyslexia.net
http://www.dyslexia.net
Ongoing
Lansing, Flint, Marquette, St. Clair, Harbor Springs, Berkley

Advanced workshops periodically offered.

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

 

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

Minnesota


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: (507) 288-5271
Fax: (507) 288-6424
Email: BZelinske@TheReadingCenter.org
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 Degree
Fellows: Barbara Zelinske and Fay Van Vliet

New Jersey


 

The Bridge Academy
Eileen Tresansky, MS Ed, F/AOGPE
1958-B Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
New Jersey

Phone: 609-844-0770
Email: eftresansky@gmail.com
http://www.banj.org

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.

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

 

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

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New Jersey


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: (919) 599-3077
Email: 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 Degree
Fellow: Pledger Fedora, Ph.D.

New York


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: Office: (917) 699 0560 Home: (718) 238 2784
Email: aedwards@bumpybooks.com
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 Degree
Fellow: Ann Edwards, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE

New York


Ongoing

 

Kildonan School
Laurie Cousseau
425 Morse Hill Road
Amenia, NY 12501
New York

Phone: (802) 779-6674
Email: lcousseau@kildonan.org
http://www.kildonan.org/
Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Training - Associate Level. This is a 70 hour course offered on The Kildonan School campus in Amenia, New York; an AOGPE Accredited Training Site. This ten day program covers all the basic curricular components designed to transfer to a 1:1 or small group setting. The comprehensive training focuses on the multisensory principles of teaching as well as current research-based language instruction designed to integrate reading with spelling and writing. The class content includes phonological awareness, the history and structure of the English language, phonology, syllable types and division patterns, introduction to morphology, spelling rules and generalizations, and the neurological underpinnings of dyslexia. Trainees further gain practice interpreting testing, and planning/delivering individualized diagnostic and prescriptive lessons. Room and board is available at an additional cost. A 100 hour practicum follows and can be arranged upon request. Graduate credit also available upon request. Please call for further information.

Summer 2017
June 12 - June 22, 2017
- Includes Saturday
- Includes 10 additional hours of training beyond the required 60 hours

Contact Laurie Cousseau for upcoming training opportunities.

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
Fellows: Laurie Cousseau and Kathleen Stewart Loftus, Fellow-in-Training

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New York


 

Wagner College
Ann Edwards
Main Hall
631 Howard Avenue
Staten Island, NY
New York

Email: OrtonGillingahmNYC@gmail.com

Associate Level Course -

This ten day, Associate Level training covers all the basic curricular components designed to transfer to a 1:1 or small group setting. The comprehensive training is on the multisensory principles of teaching as well as current research-based language instruction designed to integrate reading with spelling and writing. The class content includes phonological awareness, the history and structure of the English language, phonology, syllable types and division patterns, introduction to morphology, spelling rules and generalizations, and the neurological underpinnings of dyslexia.

Practicum Available upon request.

March 4th, 11th, 18th, 15th
and April 1st (First 5 days)

9 am - 3 pm

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
Fellow: Ann Edwards, Accredited Training Fellow

New York


 

Long Island University
Shoshana Wolfe, TRC Director
Teacher Resource Center @ LIU-Brooklyn
9 Hanover Place, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
New York

Phone: (718) 780-6549
Email: shoshana.wolfe@liu.edu

This Associate Level course is designed for teachers specifically interested in teaching students with Dyslexia or a Language-Based Learning Disability. Teachers will learn to work in a 1:1 setting using diagnostic and prescriptive strategies to allow for maximum student growth. The course includes all topics from the Classroom Educator level as well as:
- learning to read and interpret neuro-psychological testing
- grammar and writing skills
- intermediate phonics
- Latin roots
- a mock tutoring session with evaluation and critique

Additional requirements of Associate Level training:
After completion of this course, teachers must then teach a minimum of one hundred hours using the Approach over the course of an eight-month period. Ten formal observations, by a Fellow of the Academy, and a reading list are also required before applicants apply to the Academy. The application includes the submission of lesson plans, and a student profile. Once accepted by the Academy, teachers will then be certified to work with groups of students and/or 1:1 in and outside of a school setting.

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


July 17 - July 21, 2017
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm each day

Includes: Coffee and tea and a full catered lunch provided daily.

Registration Fee: $855

 

Prerequisite: Bachelors Degree, completion of the Classroom Educator Course with Dawn Nieman and Maryann Chatfield
Fellows: Dawn Nieman and Maryann Chatfield

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New York


Ongoing

 

Manhattan - TBD
Katie Takayanagi, FIT/AOGPE
New York

Phone: (617) 372-3117
Email: ktakayanagi@gmail.com
Ongoing

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.

Contact Katie Takayanagi for more information.

 

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

New York


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: (716) 848-9303
Email: info@oginstruction.com
www.oginstruction.com
Ongoing

Orion-Gillingham Training - Associate Level

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.

 

Bachelor's Degree
Fellow: Laurie Leason

North Carolina


Ongoing Spring and Summer courses

 

Camp Spring Creek
Susie van der Vorst F/AOGPE
44 Walnut Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
North Carolina

Phone: (828)766-5032
Email: info@campspringcreek.org
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

North Carolina


 

Triad Academy at Summit School
Lesley Lamb
2100 Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
North Carolina

Phone: 336-722-2777
Email: lamb@summitmail.org
http://www.summitschool.com/the-student-experience/triad-academy

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.

Dates:
November 16-18, 2016
January 18-20, 2017
March 1-3, 2017 (March 3rd is an inclement weather make up day)

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
Fellow: Amy Lawrence

North Carolina


Ongoing Summer 2017 TBA

 

Key Learning Center
Concha Wyatt
1345 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28803
North Carolina

Phone: (828) 274-3311
Email: cwyatt@carolinaday.org
http://www.keylearningcenter.org/
Ongoing
Summer 2017 TBA

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 Degree
Fellow: Diane Milner, Concha Wyatt

North Carolina


Ongoing

 

Greenhills School
Marjory Roth. Fellow/AOGPE
1360 Lyndale Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27106
North Carolina

Phone: (336) 924-4908
Fax: (336) 924-8081
Email: greenhills@windstream.net
http://www.greenhills-school.com
Ongoing

The Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Structured language Teacher Training Institute.
Associate Level 70 Hours: Basic Introduction to the Orton-Gillingham Approach providing all course work hours for application to the Academy for the Associate Level membership. A supervised practicum, readings and a case study must be completed after this course is completed before applying to the Academy. This course is approved for 5 hours of graduate credit with Baker University for a separate fee. NC Teacher renewal credit of 6.5 CEU is available at no additional cost.

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree
Fellow: Marjory Roth, M.Ed. and FIT Amy Rominer, M.A.

Oregon


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

 

The Blosser Center
Contact: Carolyn Grill
1907 NE 45th Avenue
Portland, OR 97213
Oregon

Phone: (503) 234-4060
Email: info@theblossercenter.org
http://theblossercenter.org/orton-gillingham-training/
Ongoing
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.

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

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree, fluency in the English Language, experience working with children
Fellow: Karen K. Leopold, MS Ed, Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE

Oregon


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: (541) 535-3477
Email: 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.

 

Bachelor Degree
Fellow: Laurie E. Cuddy

Rhode Island


Ongoing

 

Middlebridge School
Linda Atamian, M.Ed., Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE
333 Ocean Road
Narragansett, RI
Rhode Island

Phone: (401) 364-3028
Email: 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

Rhode Island


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: (401) 364-3028
Email: 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, interveiw with Fellow
Fellow: Linda Atamian, M.Ed., Accredited Training Fellow/AOGPE

South Carolina


Ongoing

 

Sandhills School
1500 Hallbrook Dr.
Columbia, SC 29209
South Carolina

Phone: (803) 695-1400
www.sandhillsschool.org
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: Bachelor Degree
Fellow: Anne Vickers

South Carolina


Ongoing

 

Trident Academy
1455 Wakendaw Rd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
South Carolina

Phone: 843.884.7046 Ext. 19
Fax:
Email: lbryant@tridentacademy.com
http://www.tridentacademy.com
Ongoing

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


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

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree
Fellow: Janet Jones, Accredited Training Fellow and Laura Bryant, Fellow-In-Training

South Carolina


 

The Chandler School
Beth Moore, F/AOGPE
(410) 409-7196
2900 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29605
South Carolina

Phone: (864) 991-8443
Email: bluetang16@comcast.net

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

Monday - Friday

July 10 - 14, 2017 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm) and
July 17-21, 2017 (8:30 am - 4:00 pm)

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
Fellow: Beth Moore

South Carolina


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: (864) 244-8899
Fax: (864) 244-8936
Email: hbishop@camperdown.org
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: Bachelor Degree
Fellow: Heidi Bishop

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South Carolina


 

Tutor Eau Claire
Michelle Keiffer
Reading and Dyslexia Resource Center
628 Muller Avenue
Colombia, SC 29203
South Carolina

Phone: (843) 368-2817
Email: tutorec.info@gmail.com
http://www.tutorec.org/

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

July 5 - 8 and July 10 - 14, 2017
Attendance is required both weeks of class
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
Fellow: Janet Jones, Accredited Training Fellow

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Ishra Consultants
Laurie Leason, Fellow/AOGPE
www.OGinstruction.com
PO Box: 1420
Diera, Dubai-UAE
Phone: +971 4 2955581 Cell: +9710501555684
Email: ldleason@icloud.com
www.isharaonline.com

This 24 hour course is an Introduction to the Orton-Gillingham approach which is the first part of the requirements for the Associate Level or Classroom Educator designation with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators (AOGPE).

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

Dates: March 15, 16, 17, 2017
Location: Jood Palace Hotel, Deira, Dubai-UAE

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree
Fellow: Laurie Leason

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Vermont


 

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

Email: proflearning@sterncenter.org
http://www.sterncenter.org
Registration Contact:
Caitlin Niland
Phone: (802) 878-2332

Information Contact:
Peggy Price
email: pprice@sterncenter.org
Phone: (802) 878-2332

30 Hour Coursework towards the 60 hours required at Associate level
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.

Note: There is no practicum offered for this course, but you can continue OG coursework in the summer and begin your practicum in the fall of 2017 toward Orton-Gillingham certification.

5 Days: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

1. Friday, January 6, 2017
2. Monday, February 6, 2017
3. Tuesday, February 7, 2017
4. Monday, March 6, 2017
5. Tuesday, March 7, 2017

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor Degree
Fellows: Peggy Price, F/AOGPE

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Virginia


 

Riverside School
Nancy Spencer, Carolyn Webb and Cynthia Davis
2110 McRae Road
Richmond, VA 23235
Virginia

Phone: (804) 320-3465
Fax: (804) 320-6146
Email: nspencer@riversideschool.org
http://www.riversideschool.org

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.

Dates: Weekdays June 19 – 30, 2017
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.

We have 16 spots available, so you will not want to delay when registering.

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree
Fellows: Nancy Spencer, Carolyn Webb, Cynthia Davis, Fellow-In-Training

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Canada


 

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

Phone: (416) 433-9580
Email: liisafreure@og-msl.com
https://og-msl.com

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: Bachelor's Degree
Fellow: Liisa Freure

Canada


Ongoing

 

The Claremont School
Evelyn Reiss, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.A.
C-1, 310 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4K 1N6
Canada

Phone: 416-778-6336
Email: info@claremont-school.com
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.

Colorado


2017 Certified Course Part II

Dates:
July 31 - August 4, 2017 (Mon.-Fri.)

 

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

Phone: (720) 263-2260
Email: kleopold.ogstars@gmail.com
2017 Certified Course Part II

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

Dates:
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 O-G 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. Certified Course Parts I and II can be taken in any order. 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.

 

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

Colorado


2018 Certified Course Part I

Dates:
2018 dates: July 30 - August 3, 2018

 

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

Phone: (720) 263-2260
Email: kleopold.ogstars@gmail.com
2018 Certified Course Part I

Dates:
2018 dates: July 30 - August 3, 2018

2018 Certified Course Part I

Dates:
2018 dates: 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. Certified Course Parts I and II can be taken in any order. 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.

 

Prerequisites: Bachelor's Degree; Member of the Academy at the Associate level
Fellow: Karen K. Leopold, Accredited Training Fellow

Connecticut


Ongoing

 

Learning House
Susan Santora, F/AOGPE
264 Church St.
Guilford, CT 06437
Connecticut

Phone: (203) 453-3691
Fax: (203) 453-1089
Email: learnhse@sbcglobal.net
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: Susan Santora

Massachusetts


 

Green River and Literacy Center
Laurie Cousseau, F/AOGPE
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Massachusetts

Phone: (802) 779-6674
Email: ljcousseau@gmail.com

40 hours: 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, formal and informal assessment measures, understanding and interpretation of standardized testing, creating a student profile and matching lesson plans, knowledge of methods and programs derived from OG, and an introduction to morphology, and crafting a lesson plan at this level.

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

April 7-9, 2017 (Friday - Sunday)
May 20 - 21, 2017 (Saturday - Sunday)

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree; member of the Academy at the Associate level
Fellow: Laurie Cousseau, Kathleen Luftus Stewart, Fellow-in-Training

Massachusetts


Ongoing

 

Garside Institute for Teacher Training at The Carroll School
Ann French
Lincoln, MA
Massachusetts

Phone: (781) 259-8342, ext. 9730
Email: giftt@carrollschool.org
Ongoing

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

 

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree; Associate Level Membership
Fellow: Louise Freese

Massachusetts


Ongoing Summer session scheduled each August

 

Helping Hands
Denise St. Yves Fellow/AOGPE
110 Cheryl Lane
Somerset, MA 02726-4124
Massachusetts

Phone: (508) 675-7789
Email: destyves@netscape.net
Ongoing Summer session scheduled each August

Partial Certified Level Course 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: Academy requirements for respective levels of instruction.
Fellow: Denise St. Yves

Michigan


Ongoing

 

Michigan Dyslexia Institute
532 E. Shiawassee St.
Michigan

Phone: (517) 485-4000
Fax: (517) 485-4076
Email: info@lansing.dyslexia.net
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

Minnesota


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: (507) 288-5271
Fax: (507) 288-6424
Email: BZelinske@TheReadingCenter.org
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
Fellow: Barbara Zelinske

New Jersey


 

The Bridge Academy
Eileen Tresansky

1958-B Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
New Jersey

Phone: (609) 844-0770
Email: eftresansky@gmail.com
www.banj.org

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.

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

Registration Fee: $800

 

Prerequisite: Associate coursework and practicum
Fellow: Eileen Tresansky, MS Ed

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New York


Ongoing

 

David Katz, F/AOGPE
Brooklyn, NY
& New Jersey Tri-State
New York

Phone: (732) 548-3451
Email: dkatz48015@aol.com
Ongoing
Tri-State

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: Bachelor's Degree and Associate Level Membership
Fellow: David Katz

New York


 

Kildonan School
425 Morse Hill Road
Amenia, NY 12501
New York

Phone: (845) 373-8111 ext. 2021
Email: lcousseau@kildonan.org
http://www.kildonan.org/

Certified Level - Course I
April 7, 8, 9, and May 20, 21, 2017
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, Kathleen Stewart, Fellow-in-Training

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New York


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: (718) 338-2675
Email: 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

New York


Ongoing

 

Ann Edwards, F/AOGPE
9960 Third Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11209
New York

Phone: Office: (917) 669-0560 Home: (718) 238-2784
Email: aedwards@bumpybooks.com
Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham Training - CompleteCertified 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

North Carolina


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: (828) 766-5032 Camp (828) 688-1000
Email: info@campspringcreek.org
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 (above) 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. Space is limited.

 

Prerequisites: Bachelor's Degree; successful completion Associate level
Fellow: Susie van der Vorst

North Carolina


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: (336) 722 2777
Email: cmalloy@summitmail.org
http://summitschools.com
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

South Carolina


 

Trident Academy
Laura Bryant
1455 Wakendaw Road
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
South Carolina

Phone: (843) 693-5686
Email: lbryant@tridentacademy.com
http://www.tridentacademy.com/

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

Rhode Island


Ongoing

 

Charleston, Rhode Island
Linda Atamian, M.Ed., F/AOGPE
Rhode Island

Phone: (401) 364-3028
Email: 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., F/AOGPE

Vermont


 

Stern Center for Language and Learning


183 Talcott Road, Suite 101
Williston, VT 05495
Vermont

Phone: (802)878-2332
Email: proflearning@sterncenter.org
http://www.sterncenter.org/courses-and-workshops/reading-and-the-brain-1082/
Registration Contact: Caitlin Niland

Course Information: Peggy Price
Email: price@sterncenter.org
Phone: (802) 878-2332

Certified level coursework and practicum following the AOGPE curriculum guidelines.

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)

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.

Click on the registration link for more information.

 

Prerequisite: Associate level membership in the Academy
Fellow: Peggy Price

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Vermont


Ongoing

 

Jan Ellis-Clements
21 Foster Rd.
Essex Jct. Vt. 05452
Vermont

Phone: 802-879-0898
Email: EllisClem3@aol.com
Ongoing
Site to be announced

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

Colorado


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: (720) 263-2260
Email: kleopold.ogstars@gmail.com
Ongoing

90 hours of Coursework and 300 hours of practicum following the Academy's curriculum are arranged on in 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

New York


Ongoing

 

The Kildonan School & Camp Dunnabeck
Laurie Cousseau
425 Morse Hill Road
Amenia, NY 12501
New York

Phone: (845) 373-8111 ext 2021
Email: lcousseau@kildonan.org
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; approval by the Academy at the Certified Level.
Fellows: Laurie Cousseau

Canada


Ongoing

 

REACH OG Learning Centre
Corey Zylstra, M.Ed, HF/AOGPE
North Vancouver and Langley, B.C.
Canada

Phone: (604) 987-6760
Email: zylstra@reachlearningcentre.com
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

Massachusetts


Ongoing Ongoing Summer session scheduled each August

 

Helping Hands
Denise St. Yves Fellow/AOGPE
110 Cheryl Lane
Somerset, MA 02726-4124
Massachusetts

Phone: (508) 675-7789
Email: destyves@netscape.net
Ongoing
Ongoing Summer session scheduled each August

Partial Subscriber Level Course 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: Academy requirements for respective levels of instruction.
Fellow: Denise St. Yves

North Carolina


Ongoing

 

Camp Spring Creek Training and Outreach Center
Susie van der Vorst F/AOGPE
42B Walnut Avenue
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
North Carolina

Phone: (828) 766-5032
Email: info@campspringcreek.org
http://www.campspringcreek.org/
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.

 


Fellow: Susie van der Vorst. Guest speakers will be speaking on array of topics throughout the year

Online

Ongoing

 

Online Course
Online
http://courses.ortonacademy.org
Ongoing
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.

 


Canada


Ongoing

 

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

Phone: 416-778-6336
Email: info@claremont-school.com
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.

Canada


Ongoing

 

Cedar Grove Baptist Church
10330-144th St.
Surrey, BC, Canada
Canada

Phone: (604) 584-0564
Ongoing

Orton-Gillingham. Mini Workshops. Three-hour mini workshops based on the required curriculum at the Certified level beyond the 45 hours at the Associate level.

 


Fellow: June B. Green

Vermont


 

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

Email: proflearning@sterncenter.org
http://www.sterncenter.org
Registration Contact:
Caitlin Niland
Phone: (802) 878-2332

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

Orton-Gillingham: Beyond the Basics Workshop
This workshop is designed to review and extend your knowledge of the Orton-Gillingham Approach. Do you feel rusty on how to teach and provide effective error correction with your phonogram drill, auditory drill, blending drill, SOS, sentence dictation, etc? Do you have questions how to teach syllable types, syllabication, and spelling patterns? Do you have questions as you progress to more advanced levels in your scope and sequence? This workshop will be rich with video clips from 1:1, small group, and whole class O-G instruction with multiple opportunities to practice and trouble -shoot.

February 17, 2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Workshop available long-distance through GoToWebinar.

 

Prerequisite: previous Orton-Gillingham or Wilson training
Fellow: Peggy Price

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Vermont


 

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

Email: proflearning@sterncenter.org
http://www.sterncenter.org
Registration Contact:
Caitlin Niland
Phone: (802) 878-2332

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

Orton-Gillingham: Advanced Morphology and Vocabulary Workshop
The English language is a morphophonological language. Therefore, teachers need to teach both phonology and morphology to enable struggling readers to unlock literacy. Understanding of morphology improves word identification, reading comprehension, spelling, and written expression. How can we teach morphology and challenge advanced students to decode and comprehend Tier II and III words? This one day workshop will cover beginning through advanced morphology from basic prefixes and suffixes to Latin grid endings and Greek combining forms. Evidenced-based strategies for teaching both morphology and vocabulary will be shared. Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of free and bound morphemes, Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Greek derivations, and how to explicitly teach morphological awareness while also teaching vocabulary. Come ready to dissect and play with words.

March 3, 2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Workshop available long-distance through GoToWebinar.

 

Prerequisite: previous Orton-Gillingham or Wilson training
Fellow: Peggy Price, F/AOGPE

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