OGA Classroom Educator


All dates tentative until 4 weeks prior

June 4,6,11,13 (8am-4pm CST) online

CONFIRMED July 2,3,8,9 (8am-4pm CST) 

CONFIRMED August 27, 28 September 11 (8am-4pm CST)  September 12 and 16 (5-8:30pm CST) online

September 18, 25 October 2, 9 (8am-4pm CST) 

October 16, 23, 30 November 6 (8am-4pm CST) 

Option to attend in-person in Winnipeg. Please contact.

*Monthly Rotation Classroom Educator 

Course Information

Under the guidelines of the Orton-Gillingham Academy we offer a 4 day training course.

Trainees are eligible for Professional Development hours towards the Special Education Teacher Certificate through Manitoba Education and Training (Certification Branch). If you are interested in PD hours towards a Special Education certificate in Manitoba, you must provide 3 weeks advanced notice.
This 30-hour course offers training for:
  • teachers to use the Orton-Gillingham approach in a classroom setting
  • specialized tutoring intervention practice
  • the first step towards a Classroom Educator or Associate Level Orton-Gillingham Academy accreditation (OGA) (with additional lesson plans, observations, and coursework required)
  • aligned and accredited with the Orton-Gillingham Academy
    During this training, attendees will learn about:
  • dyslexia and reading disorders
  • strategies for multi-sensory instruction
  • formal and informal testing
  • how to use information for tutorials and lessons
  • how to plan an Orton-Gillingham lesson
  • fundamental elements of the Orton-Gillingham approach including an introduction to phonology and basic phonics
  • This course is imperative for Special Education teachers working with students who have IEP’s and not achieving proficiency.

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*The four day training meets criteria for participants to earn 28 Professional Development hours towards the Special Education Teaching Certificate through Manitoba Certification Branch. Please see more information in Frequently Asked Questions

Note: This is an accredited course approved by the  Orton Gillingham Academy and taught by a highly experienced OGA Fellow/FIT. Many teachers choose to take this course but do not choose to become accredited by the Academy. Teachers wanting to become accredited as an Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator or Associate practitioner must be aware that accreditation requires an additional commitment and expense beyond the present course.

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**All necessary materials for both CE and Associate training are providing in the course fees**

We suggest purchasing the Gillingham Manual, by A. Gillingham & B. Stillman (8th Edition). This is an invaluable reference and resource for implementation, and is NECESSARY for anyone seeking certification (summarizing the manual, chapter-by-chapter, is a required part of the certification process).

Your course fee covers all aspects of the workshop including online access to phoneme cards and all resources and materials to get you started with OG practice.

Many teachers pursuing Classroom Educator Level accreditation by the  Orton-Gillingham Academy opt to purchase additional materials, pursue a practicum and/or purchase a membership.

Additional possible expenses: 

  • Phoneme Cards – purchased through trainer
  • Practicum Fee if working towards Classroom Educator or Associate accreditation through the Academy: $200/observed lessons (depending upon observing Fellow – typically half USD and half Cdn $)
  • Application Fee/1st Year Membership for OGA: $150 (approx.) *While many teachers find these packaged resources convenient, others make them on their own.