Dates: Monday, July 31, 2023 - Friday, August 4, 2023
Time: 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM EST
This course will only be available virtually.
This 36-hour course meets the requirements for Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator designation with the OGA. 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 includes: dyslexia and reading disorders; the rationale of the OG approach; phonological awareness, phonics, syllable division patterns, and spelling; elements of multi-sensory instruction, diagnostic-prescriptive teaching, and lesson planning; and OGA membership structure and requirements.*This course does not include the practicum, which is required for Academy membership at the Classroom Educator Level; the practicum can be arranged for an additional fee.Note: The order of topics is approximate. Some topics will fill more than one session; others will be developed throughout the course. Videos will be included where appropriate.Course Expectations: Complete attendance and active participation; summaries of readings will be required in order for participants to apply at the Classroom Educator level of the OGA but will not be required during the five-day course. Although the course is ungraded, expect daily quizzes, review, and lesson plan activities.
If your school district will be paying, please reach out to [email protected]. All district payments need to be received at least 5 business days prior to the start of the course.
*There will be a minimum of 7 students in this course.
Materials will be mailed prior to the start of class.
Registration will close on July 15.
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