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Orton-Gillingham Courses

Orton-Gillingham – Associate Level Summer Course

Presenter: Louise Freese, Fellow, Academy of Orton-Gillingham
  Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE)
June 18-July 27, 2018 *

Trainees will teach reading and spelling skills using the Orton-Gillingham approach, a structured alphabetic-phonetic system that employs visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic pathways to learning. Reading and spelling are treated as interacting disciplines. Using the Orton-Gillingham approach, trainees will learn to individualize instruction to meet the needs of each student.

This intensive six-week course is designed for teachers. Trainees will meet daily from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm for introductory seminars beginning in June 2018.  After the first five days of seminars, trainees will begin daily, individualized tutoring sessions with students. Throughout the course, trainees will attend coursework seminars four afternoons each week.

The Summer Course provides 66 hours of coursework and 69 hours of supervised practicum, totaling 135 contact hours.

Tuition Fee: $2,600 *

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Orton-Gillingham – Beyond the Basics Seminar

Presenter: Kerri McDonald-Schaub, Fellow, AOGPE 
July 30-August 2, 2018, 8:30 am-3:30 pm *

Beyond the Basics is designed for individuals who have successfully completed an Orton-Gillingham course, which includes at least 60 hours of coursework as well as a supervised practicum. This four-day seminar focuses on syllabication, advanced word attack skills, and morphology. The group will work with Anglo-Saxon, Latin and Greek morphemes, accent patterns, and their application to reading, writing, spelling, and vocabulary development. In addition, the seminar includes strategies for reading fluency and comprehension, plus the application of Orton-Gillingham to small group instruction, and working with older students. Background reading and lesson preparation are required.

Seminar Fee: $650 *
26 PDPs 
Two graduate credits are available for an additional fee from Fitchburg State University.

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Orton-Gillingham – Associate Level Academic Year Course

Presenter: Louise Freese, Fellow, AOGPE
August 2018 - early June 2019 (Dates TBD)

Trainees will teach reading and spelling skills using the Orton-Gillingham approach, a structured alphabetic-phonetic system that employs visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic pathways to learning. Reading and spelling are treated as interacting disciplines. Using the Orton-Gillingham approach, trainees will learn to individualize tutoring sessions with students. Throughout the course, trainees will attend a weekly two-hour coursework seminar. 

The Academic Year Course provides 90 hours of coursework and approximately 180 hours of supervised practicum, totaling approximately 270 contact hours. The course is nationally accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE).

This course fulfills the Academy’s 60-hour coursework requirement for Associate Level Certification. The additional 30 hours of coursework include supplementary Orton-Gillingham theory and practice, and seminars on assessment giving an overview of the new WISC-V, as well as other curriculum-based assessment tools. Trainees will also be introduced to two programs developed at the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University: RAVE-O and Developing Motivational Strategies in Students. The course includes a seminar on the current brain research that informs the Carroll School Targeted Cognitive Intervention Program.

Tuition Fee: $4,500 *

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Orton-Gillingham – Certified Level Course 

A Two-Year Course of Study
Presenter:  Katherine Kumler, Fellow, AOGPE
Dates To Be Determined

The Certified Level Course is designed for individuals who have successfully completed an Associate Level Orton-Gillingham course/practicum of at least 160 hours.  The coursework and supervised practicum are based on the standards of the Academy at the Certified level and focus on advanced word structure, vocabulary development, comprehension, and expressive language. Additionally, trainees will learn about issues in case management and formal and informal assessment.

Coursework sessions meet on Thursdays from 3:30-6:30 pm each month.  The Certified Level Course provides 100 hours of coursework and 200 hours of supervised practicum during the two-year course.

This course is nationally accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE).

Coursework Fee: $1,600 per year, plus additional cost for practicum hours for non-Carroll School trainees

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* Dates and tuition fees are subject to change.

The Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Course provided me with a clear objective, guidelines, and support to internalize this approach for teaching children with language challenges. Along with the expert guidance in the Orton-Gillingham approach, the course includes additional professional development covering topics such as motivation, cognition, RAVE-O, and in-depth understanding of the WISC-V.  It has been an enriching experience which has made a difference in my approach to teaching.” - Alumna 2016

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