EDUCATOR
MULTISENSORY TRAINING

  • In-Person

  • Livestream

  • Self-Paced

In-Person

Instructors come to your school or district and provide professional development onsite. The instructor will work directly with the teachers to ensure that each participant learns how to utilize and implement the program correctly.

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COURSES

  • Phonics First®
    Level I
    (K – 5th Grade)
    Prerequisite: NONE COURSE HOURS: 30

    Appropriate Audience:

    K - 3rd Grade: General Education 4th & 5th Grade: General Education K - 5th Grade: Special Education

    Course Description:

    This comprehensive and highly intensive multisensory training course qualifies teachers to bring Orton-Gillingham instruction into their classrooms...

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  • Structures® Level I
    (4th - 12th Grade)
    Prerequisite: NONE COURSE HOURS: 30

    Appropriate Audience:

    4th & 5th Grade: General Education 6th through 12th grade*: Special education

    Course Description:

    This comprehensive and highly intensive multisensory training course qualifies teachers to bring Orton-Gillingham multisensory instruction to their intervention and...

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  • LEVEL II
    (K - 12th Grade)
    Prerequisite: Phonics First® Level I or Structures® Level I COURSE HOURS: 30

    Appropriate Audience:

    K through 12th grade: General Education, Special Education

    Course Description:

    This rigorous Orton-Gillingham training course emphasizes instruction of struggling readers at all grade levels and is critical for teachers working with students of all ages and skill...

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  • Phonics First®
    Primary
    (K - 1st Grade)
    Prerequisite: NONE COURSE HOURS: 18

    Appropriate Audience:

    K - 1st Grade: General Education K - 1st Grade: Special Education

    Course Description:

    This course qualifies primary teachers to bring beginning-level Orton-Gillingham multisensory instruction to their classrooms. Phonics First® transforms beginning, struggling, dyslexic...

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  • Science of
    Reading
    Prerequisite: Completion of Phonics First® Primary, Phonics First® Level I or Structures® Level I COURSE HOURS: 12 hours

    Appropriate Audience:

    K-12 educators who have completed Phonics First® Primary, Phonics First® Level I, or Structures® Level I

    Course Description:

    This class complements instructional practices learned in Phonics First® Level I or Structures® Level I, with an in-depth focus on the science of teaching reading to all students...

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WORKSHOPS

  • Phonics First®
    Refresher
    Prerequisite: Completion of Phonics First® Level I or Phonics First® Primary COURSE HOURS: 6

    Appropriate Audience:

    K through 5th Grade teachers who have completed Phonics First® Level I or Phonics First® Primary

    Course Description:

    This workshop is designed to review the Brainspring Phonics First® Level I Orton- Gillingham training methodology. Multisensory techniques, strategies and concepts will be...

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  • Structures® Refresher
    Prerequisite: Completion of Structures® Level I COURSE HOURS: 6

    Appropriate Audience:

    Upper elementary (4th grade or higher), Middle School, and High School teachers who have completed Structures®

    Course Description:

    This workshop is designed to review the Brainspring Structures® Level I Orton-Gillingham training methodology. Multisensory techniques, strategies...

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  • Pre-Kindergarten
    Reading Readiness
    Prerequisite: NONE COURSE HOURS: 6

    Appropriate Audience:

    Pre-K students age 3-4

    Course Description:

    Brainspring’s Pre-Kindergarten workshop introduces Orton-Gillingham principles of instruction to Pre-K teachers. The class emphasis is on setting the reading stage...

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  • Phonological
    Awareness:
    Essential Skills for
    All Readers
    Prerequisite: NONE COURSE HOURS: 4

    Appropriate Audience:

    K – 2nd grade: General Education K – 12th grade: Special Education, Intervention, Resource

    Course Description:

    One of the five pillars of teaching children to read is phonological awareness. The underlying foundation for all reading development starts with an awareness of and the ability to...

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  • Coaching
    Prerequisite: Phonics First® Level I or Structures® Level I
    COURSE HOURS: Varied

    Appropriate Audience:

    K-12 educators who have completed Phonics First® Primary, Phonics First® Level I, or Structures® Level I

    Course Description:

    Participate in Professional Development while teaching Phonics First® or Structures® lessons! Receive guidance for incorporating PF or Structures® into the schedule

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  • Unlocking Unfamiliar Words: Syllabication Strategies for Success
    Prerequisite: None COURSE HOURS: 6

    Appropriate Audience:

    3rd through 12th grade: Special education, Intervention, Resource

    Course Description:

    Syllabication instruction teaches struggling readers strategies to decode multisyllable words quickly and accurately. Students learn to systematically...

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  • Morphology: Greek and Latin Roots Overview
    Prerequisite: None
    COURSE HOURS: 6

    Appropriate Audience:

    4th & 5th grade: General Education 6th through 12th grade: Special Education, Intervention, Resource

    Course Description:

    This overview workshop introduces the study of prefixes, suffixes, and Greek and Latin root morphology, providing a sophisticated method of teaching decoding and encoding

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  • Reciprocal Teaching: Strategies for Reading Comprehension
    Prerequisite: None
    COURSE HOURS: 3-4

    Appropriate Audience:

    1st through 12th grade: General Education, Special Education, Intervention, Resource

    Course Description:

    The Reciprocal Teaching process teaches students to interact with text in a way that builds vocabulary and comprehension, and teaches students to develop...

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"Our students showed remarkable progress and our M-STEP state reading scores jumped from 56.2 to 82.5 after only 3 months of Phonics First® Academic Advantage On-site Tutoring. I would highly recommend it to any [urban] school wishing to make significant gains in student reading ability. No school should be without it!."

Steve Christian, Assistant Principal

Fleming Elementary, Detroit, MI

"The Monday I returned from the CEC Convention I immediately started doing core words, which cannot be decoded using "spelling on the arm". I was totally amazed! ... I will stay in touch and keep you apprised of the successes we have!"

Kris Kenna, Academic Support Teacher

Central Manor Elementary

"The most common feedback we received is that teachers wished that they have been trained by Brainspring before starting their educational journey."

Erica Keen, K-12 District Dyslexia Coordinator

Arkansas Virtual Academy

"Not only did our students continue to advance in their reading skills as evidenced by a full year’s growth, but 39% of our students made more than one year’s progress in reading."

Jeanine Cyrwus, Director of Outreach & Literacy

Oakwood School

"Feedback from teachers after implementation has been very positive. Since switching to Phonics First, teachers felt like their instruction has been better and they have seen student growth."

Tracy Hinty, Supervision of Federal Programs

Rockbridge County Public Schools

"Thank you for creating such an excellent and diligent phonics program. If schools and families implemented this program to children at a young age, there would not be such a reading epidemic across our nation. Phonics truly is the answer!"

Trained Educator

"I wish I would have found Phonics First earlier in my teaching career. Our students across the country would be stronger readers and writers if a balanced program such as Phonics First was being implemented."

Trained Educator

"I loved this training and can’t wait to get started with my students!"

Trained Educator

"I strongly believe after completing this training that EVERY HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY TEACHER should have this!!! Our student reading success would improve if all teachers knew how to teach this material."

Trained Educator

"I learned so much. I now have complete confidence in using the program and teaching the material. I can now implement the material as it was designed. Thank you for a great week!"

Trained Educator

"I feel like I’ve learned more from this PD than any PD I’ve participated in before!"

Trained Educator

"Awesome training. It was my first exposure to Structures, and it is fabulous! I am recommending that each of our elementaries has at least one interventionist trained to use with our 5th and 6th grade struggling readers! Thank you!"

Trained Educator

"I have been hoping for this type of instruction since I have been back in the classroom! The push in many elementary schools is comprehension when children cannot write or read fluently. So excited to move forward with Phonics First! Thank you!!!"

Trained Educator

"Our trainer was amazing. She was so knowledgeable about the program and was able to share real world examples. She was also incredibly helpful with answering everyone’s specific questions."

Trained Educator