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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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Update: This course and practicum are sold out.

To join the wait list, please call Caitlin Niland at (802)878-2332


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

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 InformationThe 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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