Why Study OG?

Because the training is Unique & it Works!

OG training provides you with the strategies and techniques needed to successfully teach students with dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities.  This is vital knowledge and information that is not found in other types of training (ex: teacher preparation programs, literacy workshops) .  This OG course will provide you with the background knowledge of literacy development required to understand the approach and the tools and strategies needed to teach an OG lesson.  

Dyslexic students need teaching that meets their needs.  OG has shown through time over and over again that it does just that.  We need more people trained in methods that will support dyslexics in their ability to be successful at literacy.  OG training is now more important than ever!


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.


This Training is Recognized by The Academy of Orton-Gillingham.

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.   

 Click on the link below to see my listing (for location, choose Canada).

Summer 2020 Training Flyer

LL Assoc Training Summer 2020 (pdf)


Orton-Gillingham Training


Associate Level

This level is comprised of a minimum of 60 hours of coursework on the following topics: Reading Acquisition, Word Study & Spelling, Handwriting, Dyslexia & Nature / Needs of Dyslexic Learner, OG Approach History & Principles, Assessment, Lesson Planing.

Upon completion of the course, you will have the knowledge and tools to work with students 1:1 or in a small group setting.

A 'Supervised Practicum' is also part of the Associate Level experience.  It is a mandatory part of the application to the Academy.  The Practicum is 100 hours of supervised teaching.  This involves in-depth review, with feedback, of lesson plans, teaching strategy, and mentoring.  It is arranged subsequent to the successful completion of the coursework at an additional fee.


Summer 2020 Session

Dates: July 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 17, 24; Aug 7

Times: 8:30am-4:30pm

Location: Online Learning

Training Investment: $1,900


Application & Registration

To apply for this session:

  1. Fill out the Application (link below).
  2. Email completed Application.
  3. Send the non-refundable deposit of $100 through e-transfer.
  4. Your application will be reviewed and you will notified regarding its  acceptance.

*Note: Further details for application and registration are explained in the 'Application'.  Please read them carefully, as well as complete the 'Application Checklist', to ensure you have finished all the steps.


The 'Application Form' is available below.  Click, download, fill out , save, email as attachment to: infolearnliteracy@gmail.com.

Learn Literacy Application (docx)