Level II - Livestream

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Level II - Livestream


  • Either Phonics First® Level I OR Structures® Level I
  • 3+ months teaching Phonics First® or Structures® to students

Appropriate Audience:

Kindergarten through 12th grade general education, special education, intervention, and resource teachers who have taken either Phonics First® Level I or Structures® Level IThis rigorous Orton-Gillingham course focuses on increase teaching expertise for remediating reading development of K-12 dyslexic and learning-disabled readers in small-group and one-on-one settings. Teachers review and deepen their ability to teach the Level I course content of both Phonics First® and Structures® to meet the unique needs of each learner.Further, the Level II course expands teaching expertise beyond phonological awareness and phonics. Teachers learn instructional strategies to teach reading fluency, morphology, vocabulary, comprehension, grammar and syntax. During the Level II course, teachers gain knowledge to instruct students with dyslexia and learning differences in multiple areas of reading and writing by applying their enhanced knowledge of structured, sequential, multisensory teaching. This allows them to adapt a wide range of teacher-selected materials to their students’ reading and writing needs.Level II is a required step for those pursuing Brainspring’s nationally recognized certification.

Participants gain expertise in:

• Instruction of skills using both Phonics First® and Structures® curricula

• Applying the Principles of Orton-Gillingham instruction to multiple areas of reading and writing

• Customizing lessons for dyslexic and learning-disabled students

Participants Learn to Customize Instruction in:
• Phonological Awareness
• Phonics skills for basic phonics through advanced decoding and encoding
• Morphology
• Syllabication/multisyllable word attack strategies
• Fluency-building
• Vocabulary development
• The Reciprocal Teaching process
• Multisensory comprehension
• Multisensory syntax (grammar)

Additional benefits:
• Emphasis on modifying lesson components to instruct individuals and small groups of students with similar skill needs

• Interactive, collegial discussions to plan and analyze lessons

• Opportunities for hands-on lesson practice with other participants

• Emphasis on teaching reading to struggling, dyslexic and learning disabled students at all grade levels using Orton-Gillingham methodology

• Complimentary Brainspring Members Area Access: reproducible lesson resources and activities

Upon completion, participants will:

• Receive a document of completion

• Be empowered with additional multisensory, direct instruction strategies to teach phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and syntax to K-12 dyslexic and/or learning-disabled readers

• Be eligible to apply to our supervised practicum, the final step in Brainspring’s nationally recognized Orton-Gillingham Dyslexia Specialist Certification program

• Be eligible to purchase two Graduate Credits (Ashland University)

Course Hours: 30

A Brainspring Instructor teaches live, in real-time, via video conferencing software. To promote fidelity, course information is easy to engage with through small-group discussions, practice sessions, and Q & A opportunities. The Instructor is available to answer questions via email between sessions.

Minimum Number of Participants: 10

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Course Kit

  • Brainspring Level II Course Manual
  • Phonics First® or Structures® Curriculum Guide
  • Phonics First® or Structures® Card Pack
  • Phonics First® or Structures® Syllabication Cards
  • Phonics First® or Structures® Lesson Strategy Cards

Level II - Livestream Course Times and Dates

March 27-31, 2023 (9:00 am-4:00 pm EST)
July 24-28, 2023 (9:00am-4:00pm EST)

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