Introduction to the Orton-Gillingham Approach
|Date||Friday, April 14th, 2017 to Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017|
|Time||8:30am to 3:00pm|
|Course Number||This course is sold out. Please call Caitlin Niland at (802)878-2332 to join the wait list.|
|Location||Dothan Brook School|
2300 Christian Street
White River Junction
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 course will meet over 5 days from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM:
The course will also cover how to:
Tiers: 1, 2, and 3
“OG preaches the importance of integration and instilled in me the value of remembering to start at the beginning and teach systematically.”
“This course is chock full of helpful resources, including a language book, organization ideas, spelling rules, strategies for clipped sounds, and more!”
“I appreciated the practical ideas that Peggy shared with our class, about how to practically implement this approach, how to effectively keep track of the students with binders and organizational systems, and the concrete ideas she shared with us about how to help spark a student’s interest.”
Update: This course is sold out.
Peggy Price, M.Ed., Fellow/AOGPE
Director of the Orton-Gillingham Institute at the Stern Center
Peggy received her Masters in Early-Childhood Special Education from Georgia State University and is certified through the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. She has over fourteen years of experience working in the field of special education with a primary focus on literacy and language-based learning disabilities. Her position at Stern Center for Language and Learning allows her to share her passion for evidence-based instructional practices with teachers and schools across the state.
|Audience||Reading Specialists, Special Educators, Literacy Coaches, Classroom Teachers, and Tutors|
|Grade Level||Kindergarten-Grade 12 and adult educators|
Having the opportunity for a coach to watch your lesson and give you feedback based on a student's needs is crucial for professional growth. The O-G course and practicum are invaluable and the effects will last a lifetime for all of us.