2019 Orton-Gillingham Training Institutes
The Key Multisensory Structured Language Education:
Orton-Gillingham Approach to Reading, Spelling, and Writing
KLC offers four levels of accredited Orton-Gillingham (O-G) courses.
Registration for all KLC Institute Courses is handled via an interview process. Please contact Candice Sellers for registration interview: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-210-9176.
Key Orton-Gillingham Foundations - Associate Part I
April 12-13 & May 3-4, 2019 (4 day course)
This 30-hour course provides educators and parents with an overview of the Orton-Gillingham principles of instruction, the structure of the English language, and explicit strategies for teaching reading and writing at the primary grades or for remediation of older struggling readers. It is part one of the full Associate-Teaching Level. The course is offered in two sessions. (The full Associate course is offered in two parts.)
Cost: $825. This includes prerequisite online course, all training books, Key Learning Center manuals and phonogram card decks.
Candice Sellers and Concha Wyatt are AOGPE Fellows, IMSLEC Instructors of Therapy, and CALT with ALTA.
Key Orton-Gillingham Associate - Teaching Level Part II
June 20–21 & 24–28, 2019 (7 day course)
The 55-hour Key Associate – Teaching Level course, when combined with Key Foundations completes the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators coursework requirements at the Associate level. It also meets the requirements for Teaching Level IMSLEC coursework.
In this course, trainees work directly with a student teaching five O-G lessons that utilize the principles and strategies of the O-G Approach. Hands-on experience with assessment, data analysis, lesson planning, and O-G teaching are central to this course. Each trainee works in a small learning community of 3:1 under the close supervision of an experienced O-G practitioner.
Prerequisites: Key Learning Center's "Key Foundations, O-G Part I"
Cost: $995. This includes supplemental teaching books and resource materials and a 1:1 student teaching experience with individualized trainee support by an experienced Language Coach.
Discounted rate for taking both Foundations and Associate courses in 2019: $1775
Candice Sellers and Concha Wyatt, Certified O-G trainers and all Language Coaches are certified O-G Practitioners.
About the Supervised Clinical Teaching Practicum: As a follow-up to the Associate course, a supervised teaching practicum offers teachers and tutors the opportunity to obtain continued support from an experienced O-G practitioner while working with a group, class, or one-to-one over a nine-month period in their own school or clinical setting. The practicum component is a requirement for credentialing at the Certified Academic Language Practitioner Level or Classroom Educator Level.
Key Orton-Gillingham Bridge from Basic to Advanced- Certified Part 1
June 24-27, 2019 (3.5 day course)
This 25-hour course offers trained Orton-Gillingham teachers and tutors the bridge from basic phonology to higher level language skills. It includes a review of phonics and basic grammar concepts along with an introduction to the advanced levels of English morphology and writing. It is open to those who have completed an Introduction to Orton-Gillingham and/or an Associate level course. With prior approval, this course is open to middle and high school teachers seeking a background in morphology and structured writing. Cost:$775 includes Key Training Manual Level II, Key’s teaching resource handbook and teachings materials.
Concha Wyatt, Meredith MacKenzie, and Caitlin Hunsucker - Certified O-G trainers.
Key Orton-Gillingham Certified - Advanced Part 2, 55 hours
(This course is offered triennially and will be held in Summer 2020)
This 55-hour advanced level course focuses on the remediation of dyslexia and related language-based learning challenges in the older student. It includes lectures, small-group activities, and hands-on practice teaching with older students. Observations of experienced Orton-Gillingham teachers working with older students completes this training by giving participants ample real-life experiences. Together, this and the Bridge course meet the AOGPE Certified level coursework requirements.
Prerequisites: O-G Foundations, Associate, and Bridge. Completion of the Associate Level Practicum is highly recommended.
Certification Practicum: Participants continue their training through an advanced-level supervised teaching practicum working with older students with the support of an experienced master level O-G practitioner. The practicum component is a requirement for certification at the Therapy/Certified level.
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:
- Academic Language Therapy Association and The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council