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ABOUT ORTON-GILLINGHAM TEACHER TRAINING

Who can benefit from Orton-Gillingham training?

  • Elementary, middle, and high school teachers

  • Reading Specialists, Learning Specialists, and Literacy Coaches

  • Special Education teachers

  • Paraprofessionals

  • Tutors

Why become trained in Orton-Gilligham?

If you are an educator, you have almost certainly worked with dyslexic students, since by some estimates 1 in 5 people is dyslexic.  Among students diagnosed with learning differences, 85% have a reading disability (Source: NICHD).  Beyond these figures, many more students simply struggle with different aspects of reading, writing and spelling, and very few teachers or even special educators have specific training to address these students' challenges.  What's more, all students, even advanced readers and writers, benefit from having OG-trained teachers; Orton-Gillingham is simply good teaching practice.

Why choose AOGPE training and certification?

There are several organizations that offer Orton-Gillingham training and certification, but the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators holds the most rigorous standards.  Each level of training includes coursework, practicum fieldwork, and a comprehensive application for certification.  These standards are designed to ensure that AOGPE-certified educators have the thorough training they need in order to be excellent, effective practitioners.

CLASSROOM EDUCATOR ORTON-GILLINGHAM TRAINING AND PRACTICUM

The Classroom Educator level training is a 30-hour course that is appropriate for teachers who work with classrooms or small-groups, who don't plan to work with students one-on-one.

The Classroom Educator Level Practicum includes:

• 50 hours of classroom or small group instruction over at minimum 8 months

• 5 hours of observation with feedback from course trainers

Upon successful completion of the course, trainees will be eligible to apply to the AOGPE for certification at the Classroom Educator level

Upcoming training dates To Be Announced

ASSOCIATE LEVEL ORTON-GILLINGHAM TRAINING AND PRACTICUM

The Associate level training is a 65-hour course appropriate for both one-on-one practitioners and teachers who work with groups.


Course topics include:
• Administration of informal diagnostic assessments
• Creating O-G lesson plans
• Neurological underpinning of dyslexia and the needs of dyslexic learners
• Phonological awareness
• Sound-symbol relations
• Reliable spelling patterns
• Syllable structure of the English language
• Morphemic statue of the English language
• Diagnostic-prescriptive teaching
• Research-based multisensory, direct and systematic instruction that can transfer to a classroom setting
• Handwriting instruction
• Vocabulary instruction
• Basic comprehension skills
• Preparing the application to the AOGPE for Associate level certification


The Associate Level Practicum includes:
• 100 hours of 1-to-1 tutoring over the course of at minimum 8 months
• 10 hours of observation with feedback from course trainers

Upon successful completion of the course, trainees will be eligible to:
• Apply to the AOGPE for certification at the Associate level
• Request graduate credit for this course*

*for details, speak with course trainers

 

Upcoming Associate Training:

August 2019 Brooklyn Associate Level Training Brochure

CERTIFIED LEVEL ORTON-GILLINGHAM TRAINING AND PRACTICUM

The Certified level training is a 100-hour course that qualifies individuals as independent practitioners of the Orton-Gillingham Approach.

Course topics include:

  • Knowledge of dyslexia and reading disabilities

  • Review of basic phonology and handwriting instruction

  • Case management and professional communications

  • Formal and informal assessment measures

  • Understanding and interpretation of standardized testing

  • Student profile and matching lesson plans

  • Knowledge of methods and programs derived from OG

  • The stages of words attack and adapting the OG lesson plan

  • Review of phonology, phonics, and handwriting instruction

  • Study of morphology and advanced elements of the language

  • Exploration of the systematic, structured writing process

  • Teaching of vocabulary, comprehension, pragmatics, and study skills

  • AOGPE Code of Ethics

The Certified Level Practicum includes:

  • 200 hours of classroom or small group instruction over at minimum 2 academic years

  • 10 hours of observation with feedback from course trainers

Upon successful completion of the course, trainees will be eligible to apply to the AOGPE for certification at the Certified level

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Upcoming Certified Training:

Fall 2017 Great Barrington, MA Certified Level Training Brochure

Upcoming NYC Certified training dates To Be Announced

SCHOOL-WIDE & DISTRICT-WIDE TRAININGS

Classroom Educator and Associate level trainings can be tailored to the specific needs of your school or district and held on-site for your staff.  Contact Alphabet City Tutors to discuss training for your school or district in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or Massachusetts.