Upcoming Training –

All training is now currently being done ONLINE using a BLENDED format – live ONLINE meetings using ZOOM as well as modules that are done independently. 

FOUNDATIONS of O-G / MSL 
 O-G ASSOCIATE PRACTITIONER 
 O-G CLASSROOM EDUCATOR 
 O-G CERTIFIED – ADVANCED TRAINING 
 INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURED WORD INQUIRY  


ORTON-GILLINGHAM Training 

 FOUNDATIONS of OG-MSL   
(introductory course* – a prerequisite for all OG training) 
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

 Foundations fall 2020

MEETING LIVE ONLINE using ZOOM

WEDNESDAYS – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sept. 23rd, Sept. 30th, Oct. 14th, Nov. 4th, Nov. 18th 2020

SATURDAYS – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oct. 3rd, Oct. 17th, Nov. 7th, Nov. 21st  2020

PLUS Independent Learning modules – 4-5 hours to be done independently between classes

Good working knowledge of English is required.

*NOTE:  Foundations is intended as an introduction to the “Science of Reading” and provides  ONLY a basic overview of the underlying components and rationale of the Orton-Gillingham approach. Further training is required in order to teach using the Orton-Gillingham approach.


O-G ASSOCIATE PRACTITIONER
Prerequisite:  Foundations of OG-MSL 

Associate WINTER 2021 
Space is available but trainees MUST have previously taken FOUNDATIONS with Fundamental Learning

MEETING LIVE ONLINE using ZOOM

WEDNESDAYS – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan. 6th, Jan. 20th, Feb. 10th, Feb. 24th, Mar. 3rd, 2021

SATURDAYS – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jan. 9th, Jan. 23rd, Feb. 13th, Feb. 27th, 2021

PLUS Independent Learning modules – 4-5 hours to be done independently between classes

Click HERE for registration form


O-G CLASSROOM EDUCATOR
Prerequisite:  Foundations of OG-MSL; Associate recommended
Classroom Educator FALL 2020

MEETING LIVE ONLINE using ZOOM

Saturday, December 5th, 2020

PLUS Independent Learning modules – 4-5 hours to be done independently

Click HERE for the registration form


O-G CERTIFIED – ADVANCED TRAINING topics:
Grammar 101
Writing
Morphology & Etymology

Prerequisite:  Associate training completed
 DATES TBA

Contact liisafreure@funlearning.ca  for details


Structured Word Inquiry Training

INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURED WORD INQUIRY 
No prerequisite

 SAVE THE DATE!  Details to be confirmed.

Saturday, February 6, 2021


Training Location: 125 Brentcliffe Road, Toronto, Ontario (Northlea United Church – Bayview/Eglinton- North Leaside)

Click  HERE   for brochure.

 

Register early to avoid disappointment. 

Sessions may fill up quickly.

Instructor:  Liisa Freure M.Ed, OCT, Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE).

Although no formal degree or diploma is required to take the training, a Bachelor of Arts (or equivalent) is required to apply to the Academy to become a Classroom Educator, Associate, or Certified Member as well as completion of a supervised practicum.

* NOTE:  Practicums are to be arranged separately with additional fees.  Limited space available. 

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Teacher Training Programs


  • SUBSCRIBER: The subscriber course is an introduction to the Orton-Gillingham Approach. Subscriber members are informed consumers but are not qualified to teach using the Orton-Gillingham Approach
  • CLASSROOM EDUCATOR: The classroom educator is qualified to apply the Orton-Gillingham Approach to modify and provide literary instruction for the classroom or small groups ONLY WITHIN A SCHOOL SETTING.  Utilizing direct instruction, teachers bring a multisensory, structured, sequential, phonics, and linguistic approach into the classroom.
    REQUIRED COURSEWORK:  FOUNDATIONS of OG-MSL; CLASSROOM APPLICATION SEMINAR
    SUPERVISED PRACTICUM: 50 hours; 5 observations
  • ASSOCIATE LEVEL:  Associate members may tutor individuals or small groups using the Orton-Gillingham Approach while continuing to be mentored by a Fellow.
    REQUIRED COURSEWORK:  FOUNDATIONS of OG-MSL; ASSOCIATE PRACTITIONER COURSE
    SUPERVISED ASSOCIATE PRACTICUM:  100 hours; 10 observations over one year
  • CERTIFIED LEVEL: Certified level members are qualified to tutor individuals and teach small groups using the Orton-Gillingham Approach.
    PREREQUISITE: All Associate level coursework and practicum completed
    REQUIRED COURSEWORK:  Certified – Advanced training 100 hours
    SUPERVISED CERTIFIED PRACTICUM:  200 hours; 10 observations over 2 years
  •  FELLOW LEVEL: Fellows are qualified to train and supervise others in the Orton-Gillingham Approach.

 

CLICK HERE for a chart comparing Membership Levels
CLICK HERE for a chart comparing Classroom Educator and Associate Membership Levels

Workshops

Custom designed to meet the needs of your specific audience

Possible Topics:

– Dyslexia 101
– Simulations

– Phonology & Phonemes
– Syllables – fact & fiction
– Morphology & Etymology
– Structured Word Inquiry
– Multisensory Grammar
– “Sight Words” – a different way to “SEE” them

  • or tell me what you want to know more about!

 

Teacher Training

– Foundations of OG-MSL
  (introductory course)

– Classroom Educator
– Associate Practitioner
– Certified – Advanced  

Practicum Supervision

Practicum Supervision for:

– Classroom Educator
– Associate Practitioner
– Certified 

to be arranged on an individual basis with separate fees

Quality Instruction by AOGPE Certified Trainers

All training programs meet or exceed the standards set by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators as well as the International Dyslexia Association Knowledge and Practice Standards.

ALL TRAINING is provided by a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE).
Please note: any training that is not conducted by a Fellow or Fellow-in-Training who is formally registered with the Academy (under the supervision of a Fellow) is not acceptable as training toward AOGPE membership. You may contact AOGPE to confirm membership status of any individuals offering training opportunities.

Intensive Summer courses or full-year study available.  Contact us to arrange for workshops, speaking engagements and training sessions for your school or organization.