AOGPE ASSOCIATE LEVEL COURSEWORK

The Orton-Gillingham Approach to Teaching
Reading, Spelling, and Writing – Summer 2019

 

In order register for our 60-hour course option, please click here >>

 

If you are interested in our 45-hour option, please contact Cynthia Davis at Riverside School via e-mail: cdavis@riversideschool.org.

 

Dates:

Weekdays, June 17-28, 2019

Times and Cost:

60-hour option: Days 1-2 are 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Days 3-10 the course hours will be from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. or 9:45 a.m.–3:45 p.m., depending on whether you choose a morning or afternoon applied practice tutoring time. This course option costs $1,200, which includes a nonrefundable registration fee of $200.

Balance is due May 6.

This 10-day, 60-hour course meets the coursework requirements for Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) Associate Level Certification.

It includes 45 hours of coursework in:

 

• – the brain basis of dyslexia and its characteristics
• – hallmarks of the O-G Approach, including its multisensory procedures
• – formal and informal assessment for diagnosis and instruction
• – phonology, including phonological awareness
• – hallmarks of the O-G Approach, including its multisensory procedures
• – the structure of language and how to teach it, including syllable patterns, syllabication principles, morphology, and grammar
• – decoding, fluency, and reading comprehension
• – handwriting
• – spelling
• – how to write and implement an O-G lesson plan.

 

• – Coursework is delivered via lectures, daily reading, homework, discussions, demonstrations, videos, and hands-on practice of multisensory procedures and strategies.
• – Coursework also includes 15 hours of Applied Practice time putting what you’ve learned into practice with a student. A mentor teacher will help you write and implement seven 45-minute lessons with a Riverside student, providing you with daily observation and feedback.

 

This is an intense course, and you should be available to
devote most of your time to it from June 17-28.

 

Please contact Cynthia Davis at cdavis@riversideschool.org for a syllabus
or information about required homework and assessments.

 

There is also a 45-hour coursework-only option for individuals who do not ever plan to teach using the O-G approach and who simply want an in-depth look at the nature of dyslexia and appropriate instructional treatment for dyslexia.

 

 

 

 

 

What did former class members have to say about our course?

“I was blown away with the teachers. They were able to provide a great deal of content in an easy to understand format. They presented in a high energy fashion which made the time move quickly. In addition, they provided many opportunities to practice new skills.”

 

“As an experienced Reading Specialist, Regular Ed., and Special Ed. teacher, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I still had to learn! The course exceeded my expectations and look forward to practicing these techniques with my students!”

 

“I am so glad I chose to do the Applied Practice portion of the class, as I feel like everything we learned in the classroom portion made so much more sense when we actually put it into practice with a student. Our mentor teacher was so helpful and patient, and by working with her, she was able to answer all our questions and help us see how the approach varies when applied to individual students.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who should take this course?

This course is for teachers, parents, tutors, students, and administrators who are interested in learning about a highly structured, sequential, multisensory approach for teaching children with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities. While no teaching experience is necessary, all participants must have an undergraduate college degree.

 

Course Instructors:

• – Cynthia Davis, Fellow, AOGPE
• – Charice Myers, Certified, AOGPE
• – Robin Hegner, Fellow-in-Training, AOGPE
• – Leda Spencer, Fellow-in-Training, AOGPE

 

The Riverside School O-G Training Institute provides the only AOGPE accredited Orton-Gillingham training course in Virginia.

 

Dates:

Weekdays, June 17-28, 2019

 

Times and Cost:

60-hour option: Days 1-2 are 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Days 3-10 the course hours will be from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. or 9:45 a.m.–3:45 p.m., depending on whether you choose an a.m. or p.m. applied practice tutoring time. This course option costs $1,200, which includes a nonrefundable registration fee of $200.

Balance is due May 6.

 

 

 

 

Interested in Certification?

This course does not certify you, however it does provide all 60 hours of coursework required for certification. At the end of the course, individuals interested in pursuing Associate Level Certification with the Academy and who need the 100-hour practicum are welcome to interview for our three to four available Associate Practicum spots starting in fall 2019 and spring 2020.

For more information about the Orton-Gillingham Approach and O-G Certification, please visit the website of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators at www.ortonacademy.org.

 

What can I expect when I register?

Directly after you register, you will receive an e-mail with a copy of your registration. This e-mail will allow you to edit your registration, if desired.

 

When we have received your nonrefundable registration fee of $200, we will review your application and notify you of your acceptance via e-mail.

 

You may pay your registration fee:

 

• – by credit card; please contact Riverside School bookkeeper, Eileen Harvey via e-mail: eharvey@riversideschool.org after 10:30 a.m.
• – by mailing or dropping off a check or cash to: Riverside School, 2110 McRae Road, North Chesterfield, Va. 23235

 

 

Thank you for your interest.

In order to register  for our 60-hour course option, please click here >>