Classroom Educator Level
Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Level: Coursework
The Classroom Educator Level course is the classroom instructional course in the OG approach. My classes will provide classroom teachers, home-school instructors, and pre-service educators, hands-on opportunities to learn the structure of the English language and practice multisensory techniques for teaching reading, spelling, and handwriting for instruction in the classroom or small groups within a school setting only.
Presentations include lectures, multisensory experiences, lesson planning, and teaching demonstrations. Topics covered will prepare participants to teach students from kindergarten to primary grades, reading, writing, spelling, and comprehension.
Homework requirements include the completion of the Academy’s required readings, written summaries, lesson plans, and quizzes.
* The Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator is qualified to apply principles of the Orton-Gillingham Approach to modify and provide literacy instruction for the classroom or small groups, within a school setting only. Utilizing direct instruction, teachers bring a multisensory, structured, sequential, phonics, and linguistic approach into the classroom and small groups.
It is NOT intended for one-on-one remedial work. Reading teachers, Special Education teachers, Literacy Coaches, and tutors are eligible for the Associate Level Certification.
Instructor: Laurie D. Leason, Accredited Training Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy
Dates: Academic Year or Summer: 5 days
Location: Completed online live via Zoom, or at your requested location.
Please contact me directly to inquire about other available training days and times.
Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Level: Practicum
The Orton-Gillingham Associate Level practicum will provide my trainees with the opportunity to apply the Orton-Gillingham approach when instructing a classroom or small groups at their own school site. With this practicum, I will provide support and instruction as the classroom teacher designs and teaches 5 lessons for a total of 50 hours under my supervision. This practicum must be completed at a minimum of 8 consecutive months, during which the trainee will work with a classroom or small group. My observation includes a comprehensive review with recommendations via Zoom.
Upon the completion of their coursework, practicum hours, required readings, lesson plans, and quizzes, trainees will have met the requirements of the Orton-Gillingham Academy for certification at the Classroom Educator Level of membership.
Dates: Arranged on an individual basis
Fees: $200 per lesson
Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Level: Application for Certification
Following the successful completion of the Classroom Educator Level Course, trainees may apply for membership at the Classroom Educator Level in the Orton-Gillingham Academy.
The requirements for admission to the Academy at the Classroom Educator Level are:
OG coursework totaling a minimum of 30 hours
OG-supervised practicum experience, teaching 50 hours of supervised classroom or group instruction, over a minimum period of 1 academic year
5 complete lesson observations by a Fellow
Evidence of completion of Academy-required readings
If a Classroom Educator wishes to pursue Associate level certification by the Academy, all coursework and practicum training may be applied to the Associate training requirements.
Trainees contemplating application should begin by reading the Notice to Applicant and then by proceeding to download the appropriate membership documents at http://www.ortonacademy.org/certification.php
February 2023 Registration Form: OG CE Application - February 2023
May 2023 Registration Form: OG CE Application - May 2023
August 2023 Registration Form: OG CE Application - August 2023
Other sessions are to be scheduled shortly
Custom training dates may be requested.
Classrooom Educator Level Registration Forms
Classroom Educator Level
For small groups, and classroom instruction, within a school setting.
February 2023: February 7, 9, 13, 15, 17
- February 2023 Registration: OG CE Application - February 2023
May 2023: May 9, 11, 15, 17, 19
- May 2023 Registration Form: OG CE Application - May 2023
June 2023: June 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
August 2023: August 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
- August 2023 Registration Form: OG CE Application - August 2023
- Other sessions are to be scheduled shortly
- Custom training dates may be requested.
Classroom Educator Level Coursework Fees:
- 5 Days or 40 hours: $900
Forms of Payment:
- Credit Card
- Purchase Order
- Payment Plans are available
- All resources and materials for each trainee are provided electronically
- Includes slides of instruction, handouts, quizzes, lesson plans, activities, worksheets, informal assessments, charts, resources, etc.
- Graduate Credits are available
- Certificate of Completion
- I provide personalized support via phone, email, or Zoom for all my trainees at no extra charge
- Upon completion of the coursework, trainees may audit the course again at no additional charge.
My goal is to have properly trained
teachers to assist these students.