Listen to what people are saying about Fundamental Learning training!
Testimonials from people who have taken our training…
“I highly recommend this course to every teacher. It uncovers all the mysteries around “literacy” and gives the teacher direction. The O-G Approach is for ALL students, not just those who are struggling. Liisa is so passionate and enthusiastic about it all, that you can’t help but come away totally motivated and eager to try out everything.”
I would highly recommend this course! If only this was an AQ course for teachers! Liisa is so passionate about what she does and it shows when she’s teaching.
I have taken AQ courses with _____ that usually leave me disappointed because the courses are all about reflections and personal experiences and nothing that will really help me while in the classroom. I loved that this course had real content, was super informative and I learned something every hour! I liked that it had nothing to do with how we felt. Every minute of this course was purposeful and well thought out.
– Lisa T.
“This was by far the most enlightening professional development/training I have ever experienced in my career as a teacher. I wish that I could go back and do it all over again after learning everything that Liisa and Laurie taught me!.”
– Jennifer Broughton teacher
This was the most comprehensive and useful course I’ve taken. It met my needs perfectly. Liisa’s passion for the subject matter made the course engaging and highly informative. Although there was a lot of material to cover, I was sorry when it ended. I now feel confident to begin applying what I have learned and the incorporation of the multisensory approach, means that I will remember what I have learned. Thank you so much Liisa!
– Linda Halberstadt
“Teaching is a process, and this course has truly taught me this by outlining an approach that is diagnostic and prescriptive. My TESOL training did not introduce this concept (a critical point in teaching), nor did it adequately provide enough hands-on ideas for how to teach certain things. This course did and I’m very grateful for that.
I would recommend this course absolutely. The material is challenging and the course intensive but fascinating and useful. I gained more meaningful insight, in this course, into OG, Dyslexia and life then a whole year spent learning at teacher’s college. It was a pleasure to be part of the class.
– Karen Gordon
teacher & parent
“Taking the Orton Gillingham Associate Level training course has completely transformed my teaching practice. I now see spelling patterns everywhere I look! Growing up and being taught to read with the whole language approach, I never realized how much of the English language is actually predictable and decodable. I am currently teaching my daughter, who has a Learning Disability, using Orton-Gilingham techniques. The multisensory, systematic approach to language has resulted in tremendous increases in her confidence and her ability to decode and write independently. All teachers should have this training! .”
– Lee-Ann Lear
teacher and parent
“I feel as if I have been “spoiled/ruined” (haha!) in the sense that my awareness has been piqued. I no longer consider the materials I was using until now to be indicative/ supportive of my students’ needs. I am already reflecting on my current practice more critically and am more sensitive to the academic and emotional demands of my students both in our one-one sessions and in the classroom. I now realize where the many “holes” in my practice as an educator lie, and am now really excited to strengthen those areas with the new strategies I have learned through O-G training. Part 1 has truly taught me to examine/reflect upon where I am taking my students within a given session and how to include supports/appropriate scaffolding in order to get them to where we want to go. I have also gleaned, however, that their learning/progress as learners is not simply a destination but rather a journey on which we are embarking on together.
“I would absolutely recommend this course. Many sources have indicated that one of the strongest indicators of a student’s success with reading/spelling is the knowledge and skill of the teacher. It is unfortunate that all teachers do not have this training in their backgrounds. Thanks for being such an enthusiastic teacher, and for sharing your vast knowledge with such dedication and patience..”
Speech / Language Pathologist
This course was set up perfectly. The instructor was highly engaging and passionate and provided lots of opportunity for discussion. I’ve been to many a PD course and for the amount of information in this one, it was structured and explained VERY well. I think it was due to instructor’s passion, humour and good nature. It’s nice to see an instructor , teacher, parent with her WHOLE heart in it! I will bring back rave reviews to our school admin in hopes that they can send a representative teacher from EVERY grade, to be trained!