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Discover the program that teaches early care and education providers as well as parents how to foster early literacy skills in children ages five and under.


Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Course and Optional Practicum

DateTuesday, June 20th, 2017 to Friday, June 23rd, 2017
Time 8:30am to 4:00pm
Course NumberThis course and practicum are sold out. Please call Caitlin Niland at (802)878-2332 to join the wait list.
LocationBarre Town School
70 Websterville Rd.
United States
Course Description

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 Classroom Educator certification.

Tiers: 1 and 2

Course Curriculum

  • Design and teach an OG lesson
  • Deliver OG in a small group or whole class setting
  • Teach systematic phonics, including phonemic awareness training
  • Teach syllable types and syllable division patterns
  • Teach basic morphemes within an OG lesson
  • Write a decodable text
  • Use a comprehensive scope and sequence for teaching the Orton-Gillingham Approach for students grades K-5

Course Requirements:

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

Please Note: Reading specialists, literacy coaches, special educators, and private tutors are eligible for the OG Associate Level course but not the Classroom Educator course.

This course may be taken alone or with a practicum. 

Classroom Educator Practicum includes:

  • 50 hours delivering OG lessons to a small group or class
  • 5 observations with feedback sessions by a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators

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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 for Language and Learning in Williston, Vermont. Price provides training at the Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator, Associate, and Certified levels in addition to a broad array of OG workshops and webinars. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis and a master’s in Early Childhood Special Education. She has worked in the field of special education since 2002 in public and private school settings.

Required MaterialsAll 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.
AudienceK-5 Classroom Teachers
Grade LevelK-5
Additional Information

The course and practicum are each eligible for 2 graduate through Castleton University. The cost of 2 graduate credits is $380.

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

Optional Practicum: Additional $750*
2 graduate credits for practicum: $380
Course and practicum without credits: $1,900
Course and practicum with 4 graduate credits: $2,660.00

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

The Stern Center’s Orton-Gillingham Institute is accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. We offer training to meet the requirements of two different OG certifications (OG Classroom Educator and OG Associate Level).

For More Information about the OG Approach and Academy Certification, please visit – http://www.ortonacademy.org/

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