OGA Associate Course – ONLINE
Dates – ONLINE SYNCHRONOUS
**TENTATIVE SUBJECT TO CHANGE (confirmed 4 weeks prior)
July 10, 11, 15, 16, 2024 (8am-4pm CST) and July 17 (8am-12 noon only)
1. January Friday evenings & Saturdays – online
2. July weekdays (4.5 days) – online
PREREQUISITE: Completion of Classroom Educator (no exceptions) with Fellow/FIT of Orton-Gillingham Academy.
IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO COMPLETE ONE formal practicum lesson observation (lesson plan, video recording, & consult time) of small group to whole class practice. This lesson can be applied towards the formal OGA practicum and can be submitted prior or during Associate class.
*Formal small-group lesson observation is $200/observed lesson. ALL DETAILS OF FORMAL PRACTICUM WILL BE OUTLINED DURING THE CLASSROOM EDUCATOR COURSE. This can be completed online or in person.
A Bachelor’s degree is also required for Associate Level accreditation with the Orton-Gillingham Academy.
This Associate Level course is designed for teachers specifically interested in teaching students with Dyslexia or a Language-Based Learning Disability or Reading/Spelling Difficulty.
Teachers will learn to work in a 1:1 setting using diagnostic and prescriptive strategies to allow for maximum student growth. The course includes all topics from the Classroom Educator level as well as:
- Learning to read and interpret neuro-psychological testing
- Grammar and writing skills
- Intermediate phonics and morphology
- Latin roots
- Vocabulary, reading comprehension, and fluency
- Mock tutoring session with evaluation and critique
Your course fee covers all aspects of the workshop including online access to Latin cards and all resources and materials.
Associate Training is a minimum of 60 hours of training (CE + Associate course hours) designed for those interested in learning all topics taught in Classroom Educator as well as writing, grammar, and advanced phonics.
Please also Review the Associate Training Syllabus. Click Here
Additional Note: This is an accreditation-track course approved by the Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators and taught by a highly experienced AOGPE Fellow and Fellow-in-Training.
Additional expense: TEN formal observations (including 5 formal lessons in the CE practicum, if completed), by a Fellow/FIT of the Academy, a student profile, a reading list along with an application form are also required before applicants apply for accreditation at the Associate level to be submitted to the Academy. Teachers will then be accredited to work with groups of students and/or 1:1 in and outside of a school setting.
The Associate trainee adheres to the Academy’s Code of Ethics and understands the privileges and responsibilities of the Associate member.
Trainees will demonstrate understanding of and ability to teach the following instructional topics:
1. Reading Acquisition in All Learners including the brain basis of reading and the essential components of good reading instruction.
3. The Orton-Gillingham Approach
5. The Lesson Plan
6. Adaptation of Orton-Gillingham for Classroom Instruction
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