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Orton-Gillingham is a powerful approach to teaching reading and spelling. Trained Orton-Gillingham practitioners have had remarkable success with the program’s multisensory approach for over 70 years. Although the program is best known for its effectiveness in teaching those with dyslexia, Orton-Gillingham methods can be adapted to benefit all developing readers.
This 30-hour course prepares teachers to use the Orton-Gillingham approach in a classroom setting but will also be very useful to those cultivating a specialized tutoring practice or homeschooling children with reading difficulties. Note that this course also serves as a ﬁrst step to completing a Classroom Educator or an Associate Level of Orton-Gillingham Training with additional lesson plans, observations, and coursework needed for those levels.
Dawn Nieman and Maryann Chatﬁeld, both highly experienced Orton-Gillingham practitioners and Fellows at the Orton-Gillingham Academy, will provide this training in four full-day sessions in August at the Teacher Resource Center@LIU-Brooklyn. The first two sessions are on Friday and Saturday, August 22nd and 23rd, and the second two are on Monday and Tuesday, August 25th and 26th. Note the day off in between.
Certificates of attendance will be provided to those who complete all requirements of the course.
Participants will need to purchase an Orton Gillingham training manual from the Teacher Resource Center for $55 on the first day of the workshop.
Coming from out of town? The Teacher Resource Center@LIU-Brooklyn is located two blocks from LIU’s campus in downtown Brooklyn. The TRC is within walking distance of major attractions like the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Barclay's Center arena, Mark Morris Dance Center and the new Polonski Shakespeare Center. We're surrounded by excellent shopping and countless restaurants in neighborhoods like Fort Greene, Williamsburg, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights; just a couple of subway stops from Brooklyn Bridge Park or Lower Manhattan; and an easy ride away from Coney Island.
Please contact TRC Director Shoshana Wolfe with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
No refunds after July 1.
The Teacher Resource Center@LIU is funded in part by a grant from the Tietz Family Foundation.
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Teacher Resource Center at LIU Brooklyn
Funded by a grant from the Tietz Family Foundation, the Teacher Resource Center at LIU-Brooklyn develops, curates and sponsors professional development experiences for pre- and in-service teachers. The TRC@LIU serves LIU undergraduate and graduate students, including NYC Teaching Fellows, and teachers from the surrounding community. Most workshops are free to teachers.