O-G Teacher Training Course Description

Course Description

Participants will be trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach to Language Instruction, a multi-sensory, phonics-based approach to language.  The Orton-Gillingham method is powerful successful with children of all ages and all levels of ability.  It is effective with both emergent readers and students with language based learning disabilities.  It enables students to maintain better word recognition, reading fluency and comprehension.  The course includes explicit, systematic instruction in the rules and patterns that govern the English language and multi-sensory techniques to be used with students.  The course includes methods of instruction for all five major components of effective reading instruction supported by the National Reading Panel: phonemic awareness, in-depth phonics instruction, reading comprehension strategies, vocabulary development, and reading fluency.  In addition, spelling instruction and its benefits to reading success are addressed.

General Information

On-site training is provided to educators and other professionals who hold a Bachelor's Degree.

Lecture Dates and Times June 26 - June 30, 2017 from 8:30am - 4:00pm

Three additional lectures, each approximately three and a half hours in length, will be scheduled at the participants' convenience and spread over the following eight months.

Practicum Dates July 3 - July 28, 2017

See below for additional information concerning the practicum.

Act 48 Credits 105 hours

Cost $1500 (inclusive of registration fee, books and supplies)

Registration $150 Registration Fee.  Seating is limited so register early.

Enrollment Requirements

1) All participants must have earned a Bachelor's Degree and must provide evidence through a copy of the diploma or college transcripts.
2) A current background check is required.  Participants may either provide a current background check or pay a small fee for Stratford Friends to complete a background check.

Course Requirements

Lecture - Participants will be presented with a total of 45 hours of lecture.  The first 35 hours will be completed June 26 - June 30. Upon completion of these initial lecture hours, three more lecture dates (each lecture approximately three and a half hours in length and totaling ten more hours) will be planned based on the participants' schedules.


Participants will complete a 60 hour practicum.  The practicum will begin on Monday, July 3.  It will include on-site one-on-one tutoring of two children two times per week during the four-week period, July 3 - July 28.  After the initial 16 hours of practicum have been completed at Stratford Friends School, the remaining practicum hours may be completed at the participants' schools or on-site at Stratford Friends School.  Five observations with follow-up feedback will be provided to each participant.

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