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Introduction to the Orton-Gillingham Approach

DateFriday, October 20th, 2017 to Friday, December 15th, 2017
Time 8:30am to 3:30pm
Cost$1250
Course Number1100
LocationHoly Family Church Community Hall
4 Prospect Street
Essex Junction
Vermont
05452
PrerequisitesNone
Course Description

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.

The course will also cover how to:

  • teach syllable types
  • teach syllable division patterns
  • teach basic morphemes within an OG lesson
  • write a decodable text
  • deliver OG in an one-on-one, small group, or whole class setting
  • use a comprehensive scope and sequence for teaching the Orton-Gillingham Approach

Course requirements:

  • Full attendance and class participation
  • Develop OG lesson plans
  • Written summaries of assigned readings (if you are taking the course for graduate credit)

Tiers: 1, 2, and 3

 

Instructor

Peggy Price, M.Ed., Fellow/AOGPE

Director of the Orton-Gillingham Institute at the Stern Center

Peggy Price, M.Ed., Fellow/AOGPE, is the Director of the Orton-Gillingham Institute at the Stern Center. She provides training at the Orton-Gillingham (OG) Classroom Educator, Associate, and Certified levels in addition to a broad array of OG workshops and webinars. Peggy oversees a talented team of OG Fellows across the east coast who assist her with providing in-depth mentorship to educators seeking OG certification. She regularly speaks at national conferences about the OG Approach, has been featured in podcasts, and is an editor for the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators newsletter. She has taught Orton-Gillingham to students from ages 5-44, and loves witnessing her students (and now the educators she mentors) blossom as they learn the structure of the English language. Price teaches 6-7 graduate courses a year in partnership with Castleton University.

Prior to moving to Vermont, Price taught at Trident Academy, a private school for students with language-based learning disabilities, in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Price also taught at the Coralwood School in Dekalb County, Georgia, where she also served on the board of the Coralwood Foundation. During graduate school, Price held a research assistantship with Project Healthy Grandparents in Atlanta to provide early intervention services for low-income children at risk for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Price holds a master’s degree in Special Education: Early Childhood Multiple and Severe Disabilities from Georgia State University. Her bachelor’s degree is in Psychology, with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Binghamton University. Her favorite quote is from Dr. Miriam Balmuth, “What we need instead of one well-grounded, teacher-proof method is a universe of well-grounded, method-proof teachers.” Peggy firmly believes every child has the right to become a literate member of our society, and every teacher deserves the knowledge and training to realize that promise.

Required MaterialsNone
AudienceReading Specialists, Special Educators, Literacy Coaches, Classroom Teachers, and Tutors
Grade LevelK - Adult Learners
 
Additional Information

Please note, this course is full. To join the wait list, contact Caitlin Niland at cniland@sterncenter.org or (802)878-2332 extension 320.

This course will occur over 5 days:
– Friday, October 20, 2017
– Thursday, November 2, 2017
– Friday, November 3, 2017
– Thursday, December 14, 2017
– Friday, December 15, 2017

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By far, I have never taken another course that stands up to the instruction I received during my Orton-Gillingham training in the summer. I cannot speak highly enough of the instructors I have had over the course of two years.

- Linda E. Beaudet // Orton-Gillingham Practicum Teacher