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Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Course and Optional Practicum

DateMonday, August 7th, 2017 to Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
Time 8:30am to 4:00pm
Course NumberCourse: 1067 Practicum: 1068
LocationStern Center for Language and Learning
183 Talcott Road
Suite 101
United States
Course Description

In this course, participants will learn both the structure of the English language and how to teach it sequentially and systematically to struggling readers in grades K-12.

This course meets the requirements for the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Associate Level certification.

Course Curriculum

  • Design and teach an OG lesson
  • Administer a diagnostic assessment to inform OG instruction
  • Understand the reading brain and dyslexia
  • Teach systematic phonics, including phonemic awareness training
  • Teach syllable types and syllable division patterns
  • Teach morphemes (including Latin and Greek) within an OG lesson
  • Write a decodable text
  • Use a comprehensive scope and sequence for teaching the Orton-Gillingham Approach for students grades K-12

Course Requirements:

  • Complete attendance and class participation
  • Develop OG lesson plans
  • Write summaries of assigned readings

Tiers: 2 and 3

Associate Level Practicum includes:

  • 15 hours of coursework divided into three 5-hour school year offered in the fall, winter, and spring (October 27, 2017, December 8, 2017, and April 13, 2018)
  • 100 hours delivering one-to-one OG lessons
  • 10 observations with feedback session by a Fellow of the Academy



Peggy Price, M.Ed., Fellow/AOGPE

Early Education Program Manager

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 Languange and Learning allows her to share her passion for evidence-based instructional practices with teachers and schools across the state.

Required Materials All required materials will be given on the first day of class and/or sent electronically, including The Gillingham Manual, Angling for Words, Gillingham phonogram deck, and course binder.
AudienceSpecial educators, reading specialists, literacy coaches, private tutors, adult educators, classroom teachers
Grade LevelK-12
Additional InformationThis course will meet over seven days from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM:

Monday, August 7, 2017
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Course: $1,150.00
2 graduate credits through Castleton University: additional $380

Optional Practicum: Additional $1,820.00*
3 graduate credits for practicum through Castleton University: additional $570.00
Course and practicum without credits: $3,345.00
Course and practicum with 6 graduate credits: $4,485.00

* The cost of the practicum does not include travel costs for observations. Long-distance mentorship is available.

The OG approach is the foundation underlying all multi-sensory structured language instruction. It is designed for the teacher who wishes to individualize instruction to meet the intensive needs of struggling language learners. Learn more at http://www.ortonacademy.org
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