2020-2021 Key Learning Center Seminar Series


Key Learning Center's Fall 2020 Fireside Chats

Wednesdays - November 4 & 11 and December 2 & 9, 7:00-8:00pm

Cost: $15 per session OR $30 for the 4 part series (each session earns 0.2 CEUs)

KLC's Fall Fireside Chat series is four online sessions, each earning 0.2 CEUs.  By participating in all four, you can earn 0.8 CEUs.  Join in for one session, a few, or all four!  Each 60-minute session requires a short pre-reading exercise and a brief follow-up survey/assignment that acts as your confirmation of learning.  Your total time commitment is 2 hours per session which earns the 0.2 CEUs.  (Important Note: ALTA members need 0.8 CEUs by December 18, 2020).

These are live open conversations via Zoom.  No recordings will be made.  We ask that participants have their cameras on and that we are all ready to talk in small groups as well as participate in guided discussions lead by your KLC O-G Fellows and friends of Key.  The goal is connecting and discussing topics of importance for our community of O-G MSLE practitioners.

Join us for one or all of our chats!  Your registration fee assures your certificate of attendance for each session or for the series.


Fall Fireside Chat Topics

November 4: Stuck on Reading Sound by Sound: Strategies for word blending and building fluency

November 11: Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping: Strategies for teaching sound to letter correspondence

December 2: Recognition over Recall: Building working memory through supporting success

December 9: Open Mic Night: Time for the nitty-gritty, let's get our questions out on the table!


More info about CEU requirements for ALTA, OGA, and IDA/CERI:

ALTA members need 0.8 CEUs by December 18, 2020.

OGA members need 1 CEU with their annual renewal in 2021.

IDA/CERI also requires 1 CEU with annual renewal.


or contact cwyatt@carolinaday.org for more details

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Key Learning Center's Annual Best Practices Symposium


**Coming in February 2021 - Details to be announced soon!

As Key Learning Center's signature dyslexia education event, this symposium includes a keynote address, lunch, a choice of two 75-minute breakout sessions, and CEU credit. Speakers include faculty from the KLC and Carolina Day and professionals from the field of dyslexia/AOGPE Fellows, higher education, and related fields. This well-attended annual event brings topics that are current, relevant, and meaningful to parents, teachers, and other professionals.

contact cwyatt@carolinaday.org for more details

Multisensory Math: The Orton-Gillingham Approach - Lesson Planning Workshop

Grades K to 5 (*Also appropriate for skill remediation of older students)

**2020-2021 Date TBD

Designed to mirror the structure of an Orton-Gillingham lesson plan, the Key Learning Center Multisensory Math Lesson Plan utilizes Auditory, Kinesthetic, and Visual components to "prime the pump" for the instruction of new information.  The introduction of new information follows the Concrete, Representational, Abstract (CRA) sequence to ensure students develop a strong conceptual understanding before learning efficient procedures for solving problems.

contact cmckenzie@carolinaday.org for more details

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About Accredited Training Programs:

There are three internationally recognized institutions that accredit multisensory structured language training programs. Key Learning Center maintains accreditation with each of these organizations:



About becoming Certified as an Orton-Gillingham Teacher or Tutor:

Key Learning Center offers training that is accredited by the major international organizations that accredit high-quality programs meeting rigorous standards.

Certification as an Orton-Gillingham Practitioner or an Academic Language Practitioner comes through these organizations: