Orton-Gillingham Training

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Green River offers training accredited by The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators at the Classroom Educator, Associate, and Certified levels as well as supervision of Fellows-in-Training.  Trainings are carefully tailored to a school’s existing curriculum, philosophy, and pedagogy, while enhancing teacher effectiveness and mode of delivery. Training has been offered in many diverse settings, including public schools, and independent schools as well as clinical settings.

Please contact us about any upcoming training opportunities.

Levels: 

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 a minimum of 8 months with 5 hours of observation and 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



JULY 15 -19 & JULY 22-25

2019 ClaSSROOM EDUCATOR/ASSOCIATE LEVEL ORTON-GILLINGHAM TRAINING

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 multi-sensory, 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

CERTIFIED LEVEL ORTON-GILLINGHAM TRAINING AND PRACTICUM (date to be determined)

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

Note: The coursework is 80 hours and 20 hours can be accrued through conference attendance including webinars

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

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 GRLLC to discuss training for your school or district in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or Massachusetts.