Our students deserve educators and leaders who are knowledgeable about the theory and practice of literacy instruction. There are learning opportunities available throughout the year on various topics to meet the needs of a variety of stakeholders.
OG training focuses on explicit systematic teaching of the English language in reading, writing and spelling. Two types of training are offered. 'Classroom Educator' provides the background and skills to the educator for best literacy practices in a classroom setting. The 'Associate Level' focuses on the needs of the dyslexic, those with learning disabilities and/or needing extensive remediation to be used in 1:1 or groups. The training meets the requirements of the Orton-Gillingham Academy. Click the link below to learn more about OG training.
Structured Literacy focuses on word identification and decoding. It is based on the 'Science of Reading' and endorsed by the International Dyslexia Association as best literacy practice. These trainings provide knowledge in background, theory, practice, and selected topics to take teaching to the next level. Click the link below to learn more about Structured Literacy training.
'Literacy Equity Change' is a workshop for school and community leaders seeking to understand evidence-based literacy practices to ensure successful outcomes for all students. The Ontario Human Rights Commission's 'Right to Read' Inquiry, will be used as a case study to examine, learn, and plan for change. This workshop will offer critical space to understand: the key role of literacy, literacy as equity, why method of instruction matters, implications for students with dyslexia and learning disabilities.