Level II

PREREQUISITE

Completion of either: Phonics First® Level I OR Structures® Level I AND greater than 3 months teaching Phonics First® or Structures® to students

COURSE HOURS

30 hours

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 I

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This rigorous Orton-Gillingham training course focuses on instruction of dyslexic and learning-disabled readers in all grade levels. Teachers review and deepen their ability to teach phonological awareness and phonics to meet the unique needs of these learners. This rigorous Orton-Gillingham course focuses on increasing teaching expertise in remediating the reading development of students with dyslexia and learning differences in small-group and one-on-one settings. Teachers review and deepen their ability to teach the Level I course content to meet the unique needs of these learners.

Further, the Level II course expands teaching expertise beyond phonological awareness and phonics. Teachers learn instructional strategies to teach reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, grammar and writing syntax. During the Level II course, teachers gain the knowledge to instruct students with dyslexia and learning differences in all areas of reading and writing by applying their knowledge of structured, sequential multisensory teaching to adapt a wide range of teacher-selected materials to their students’ needs.

Level II is a required course 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 instruction
  • Customizing lessons for dyslexic and learning or language disabled students
PARTICIPANTS LEARN to Customize Instruction in
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Phonics skills for basic 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 readers 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, 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)
  • In-Person

  • Livestream