OG training provides you with the strategies and techniques needed to successfully teach literacy to all students in the regular classroom and/or students with dyslexia / language-based learning disabilities. This is vital knowledge and information that is not found in other types of training (ex: teacher preparation programs, balanced literacy workshops) . The training focuses both on theory and practice. Each course begins with providing background knowledge of literacy development grounded in the 'science of reading'. This then forms the basis for understanding how to implement the approach, tools and strategies an OG lesson.
Teaching with OG is needed now! Literacy is a human right and all students deserve best first literacy teaching that is clear, explicit and provides the skills needed to be at level for learning.
Share My Excitement for OG!
Over the past 10+ years, I have been actively involved with Orton-Gillingham. The content caught my interest and I saw the strategies working. It quickly grew into a true passion. Ever since then I have been on an OG journey with continued study, attending conferences, and applying to the Academy. As a 'Fellow-in-Training', I am excited to offer this training to share my knowledge of, experience in, and enthusiasm for OG to support others in teaching dyslexics language for life.
OG is a teaching approach developed Dr Orton and Ms Gillingham in the early 1900s. It is explicit multi-sensory teaching of reading, spelling, penmanship, and writing designed to meet the needs of each learner. Instruction is completely individualized to ensure student success. It is not a program.
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The Academy is the original organization with roots that go back directly to Orton and Gillingham. To apply to the Academy, you must have completed training through an authorized Fellow or Fellow-in-Training. Training through Learn Literacy is recognized by the Academy and is taught by Fellow-in-Training Cheryl Urbanczyk, under the direct supervision of Academy Fellow Laurie Leason.
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This training is for general education classroom teachers who want to provide best first literacy teaching to ALL students. The focus is direct teaching to the class, with follow-up in groups, centers, focused practice, etc.
Associate training is for those who will support students, either 1:1 or in small groups, with dyslexia, language-based learning disabilities, and/or requiring extensive remediation.
This file contains a chart which outlines and describes the Levels of Membership and Certification with the Orton-Gillingham Academy.