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Orton-Gillingham for Classroom Educators: Four-Day Course - July, 2017

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Teacher Resource Center at LIU-Brooklyn

9 Hanover Place, 3rd Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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The July 2017 course is SOLD OUT! Please click here for our next available Classroom Educator Level course.

This course runs 4 full days: Monday-Thursday, July 10-13th, 2017, 8:30am-4:30pm daily.

Orton-Gillingham is a powerful approach to teaching reading and spelling.

Note: This is a certification-track course approved by the Academy of Orton Gillingham Practioners and Educators and taught by a highly experienced AOGPE Fellow.

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.

A full catered lunch will be provided daily. Coffee and tea are available for $.50 throughout the day.

Note that the Associate Level course, for which this course is a prerequisite, is scheduled for the following week (July 17-21). The registration link for that course is here. It is recommended that you call and speak with the Teacher Resource Center Director at 718.780.6549 before registering for an additional course.

About the Instructor: Dawn Nieman is a highly experienced Orton-Gillingham practitioner and Fellow at the Orton-Gillingham Academy. Her dynamic, rigorous trainings have been extremely well-received by both new and experienced teachers.

This course requires the purchase of a green Orton-Gillingham Manual (8th Edition). You may purchase it from Amazon for about $60. Please order it WELL IN ADVANCE so you will have it available on the first day of the workshop.

***LIU STUDENTS: Please email the TRC Director at liu.trc@gmail.com for information about financial assistance.***

***TITLE 1 TEACHERS: Please email the TRC Director for information regarding discounts.


Your course fee, payable via Eventbrite, covers all aspects of the workshop and a set of phoneme cards. Many teachers pursuing Classroom Educator Level accreditation by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators opt to purchase additional materials, pursue a practicum and/or purchase a membership. Additional expenses for those pursuing certification include:

-Materials fee of $450 (includes over 3,300 word cards and sentences)*
-Practicum Fee if working towards Classroom Educator accreditation through the Academy: $875
-Application Fee/1st Year Membership for AOGPE: $100
*While many teachers find these packaged resources convenient, others make them themselves.

These fees are payable separately. If your school is paying for your accreditation, be sure to inform administrators of these additional expenses.


A cancellation fee of $300 will be applied to refunds requested before May 15th, 2017. No refunds after May 15th unless we cancel the class, in which case your tuition will be refunded in full. Registration is transferable with permission from the TRC Director: liu.trc@gmail.com.


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, and just a couple of subway stops from Brooklyn Bridge Park or Lower Manhattan. In the summer, take advantage of an easy subway ride to Coney Island.

Hotels: There are several hotels within walking distance of the TRC. Call the TRC Director at 718.780.6549 to see if special rates are available.

  • Right around the corner: Sheraton Brooklyn, 228 Duffield St., 718-855-1900

  • 5 minute walk: NU Hotel, 85 Smith St., 718-852-8585

  • 10 minute walk or 2 min bus ride: NY Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge: 333 Adams St., 718-246-7000

Street parking is not available in this area. Please plan on using either public transportation or a parking garage. Note that the parking garage at Livingston Street and Hanover Place, at the end of our block, is now a construction site; look for others nearby.

The TRC is NOT located on the LIU campus. As with the faculty offices and a number of classrooms under the auspices of the School of Education, the TRC is located in separate building several blocks from Campus. The building is equipped with an elevator and accessible restrooms.

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