I am happy to announce a new 30 hour, on-line, on-demand, Orton-Gillingham Course, based on the curriculum of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. This training opportunity is sponsored by Whizzimo, the premier digital teaching platform for multisensory reading and spelling. It is the ultimate way to conduct teacher training.
Participants will be introduced to the concept of Dyslexia and the biological and neurological aspects. The Orton-Gillingham Approach will be introduced. This is the structured, sequential, cumulative, and multi-sensory approach to the teaching of language. Participants will learn about the diagnosis and prescriptive instruction necessary. They will be introduced to the Orton-Gillingham Lesson Plan and Student Profile. The course will show how Orton-Gillingham can be integrated into all types of classrooms (self-contained, resource room pullout, mainstream, elementary, middle, and high school) and across all content curriculum.
For more information, go to http://www.Whizzimo.com/orton-gillingham.html
One Day In-Service Training
Reading and Writing: Perfect Together!
The process of writing is highly related to the process of reading: readers and writers are both constructing and composing meaning.
A full-day in-service program for all educators; elementary, middle, high school
Participants will explore the structure of grammar, including basic sentence and paragraph types. Mapping and outlining techniques that can be used for both reading and writing, and techniques for incorporating students’ growing vocabulary into new reading and writing experiences will be discussed. Actual, hands-on strategies will be presented, and can be easily recreated into the elementary, middle school, and high school curriculum.
Study Skills: How to Become an Active Learner
A two-hour in-service program for educators, parents, and students.
Participants will be introduced to the components of a Study Skills curriculum, to enable a student to become independent and actively engaged in the learning process.
Strategies on organization / time management, and homework will be presented. Participants will be introduced to strategies to strengthen reading comprehension in both fiction and non-fiction passages. In addition, strategies on classroom management, note-taking, and test preparation will be introduced.