2018 Spring & Summer Training Institutes

All Courses are now closed for 2018. Please contact Candi Sellers at csellers@carolinaday.org for information regarding our 2019 Orton-Gillingham Training Institutes.

Orton-Gillingham Teacher Training

Multisensory Structured Language Education: Orton-Gillingham Approach to  Reading, Spelling, and Writing

Each summer we offer accredited Orton-Gillingham (O-G) courses as an outreach to educators. We provide four levels of accredited training. Registration for all KLC Summer Institute Courses are handled via an interview process.

Please contact Candice Sellers at csellers@carolinaday.org or call 828-210-9176.



Key Orton-Gillingham Foundations - Associate Part I

April 20-21 & May 4-5, 2018 (4 day course) - this course is now full.

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 remiation of older struggling readers. It is part one of the full Associate-Teaching Level. The course is offered in two sessions. Short study assignments will be completed between sessions.

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Key Orton-Gillingham Associate - Teaching Level Part II

June 14-15 & June 18-22, 2018 (7 day course) - this course is now full.

This 55-hour advanced course The 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 utilizing the principles and strategies of the OG Approach. Hands-on experience with assessments, data analysis, lesson planning, and OG teaching are central to this course.

Prerequisites: Key Learning Center's "Key Foundations, OG Part I"

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 OG practitioner while working with a group, class, or one-to-one with a student over a nine-month period in their own school or clinical setting. The practicum component is a requirement for credentialing at the Teaching or Classroom Educator Level.

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Key Orton-Gillingham Bridge from Basic to Advanced
Certified Part 1, 25 hours 

June 18-20, 2018 (3 day course)

Click here for full details and a printable flyer.   Enrollment now Open, contact csellers@carolinaday.org to register.
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 Introduction to Orton-Gillingham and/or Associate.

Key Orton-Gillingham Certified - Advanced Part 2, 55 hours

(This course is offered biennially and will be held in Summer 2019)

This 55-hour advanced 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 course work 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.

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