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Orton-Gillingham Dyslexia Specialist Certification Process

  • • Phonics First - 30 hr course

    - OR -

    • Primary - 18 hr course +

    • Level 1 Completer - 12 hr course

    - OR -

    • Structures - 30 hr course

  • • Level II - 24 hr course

  • • Supervised Practicum - 60 hrs

ORTON-GILLINGHAM COURSES and CERTIFICATION

  • Phonics First® Level I Orton-Gillingham Training course content designed for:
    Kindergarten through 5th Grade general education*, intervention, resource, special education

    * Classroom intervention instruction for 4th through 5th grade.

    This comprehensive and highly intensive multisensory training course qualifies teachers to bring Orton-Gillingham instruction into their classrooms. Phonics First® transforms beginning, struggling, dyslexic and learning disabled students into skilled learners through its effective, fun, multisensory approach to reading and spelling.

    Participants learn to teach:

    • Alphabet and phonemic awareness strategies
    • Basic and advanced phonetic concepts for decoding and encoding
    • A Three-Part Drill for structured review
    • Tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words
    • Syllabication for multisyllabic words (8 Syllable Types/3 Syllable Patterns)
    • Higher-level spelling skills
    • Oral reading/connected text fluency

    Additional benefits:
    • Guidance with lesson planning and classroom implementation
    • Opportunities for hands-on lesson practice with other participants
    • Emphasis on teaching reading to beginning, struggling, dyslexic and learning disabled students using Orton-Gillingham methodology
    • Complimentary Brainspring Members Area Access: reproducible lesson resources and activities

    Upon completion, participants will:
    • Receive a document of completion
    • Be prepared to teach Phonics First® students in kindergarten through 5th grade
    • Be eligible for Level II and to apply for Brainspring’s nationally recognized certification program
    • Be eligible to purchase 2 Graduate Credits (Ashland University)

    Prerequisite: None
    Course Hours: 30

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    June 25, 2018 5 Farmington Arkansas
    June 25, 2018 (Wait List) 5 St.Louis Missouri
    July 9, 2018 5 Dierks Arkansas
    July 16, 2018 5 Quinton New Jersey
    July 16, 2018 5 Lonoke Arkansas
    July 16, 2018 5 Los Angeles California
    July 23, 2018 5 Batesville Arkansas
    July 30, 2018 5 New Orleans Louisiana
    August 6, 2018 5 Bloomfield Hills Michigan
    August 13, 2018 5 Grand Rapids Michigan
    August 13, 2018 5 Sanford Michigan
    August 27, 2018 5 Hope Arkansas
    September 24, 2018 5 Houston Texas
    October 1, 2018 5 Warrensburg Missouri
    October 15, 2018 5 Carmel Indiana
    October 22, 2018 5 Pittsburg Pennsylvania
    November 5, 2018 5 Buffalo New York
    November 26, 2018 5 Johnson Creek Wisconsin
    July 9, 2018 4-Accelerated Dekalb Texas

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  • Phonics First® Primary Orton-Gillingham Training course content designed for:
    Kindergarten through 1st grade general education; kindergarten through 2nd grade intervention, resource, special education

    Phonics First® Primary multisensory training encompasses the first 18 hours of the complete Level I course.

    This course qualifies primary teachers to bring beginning-level Orton-Gillingham multisensory instruction to their classrooms. Phonics First® transforms beginning, struggling, dyslexic and learning disabled students into skilled learners through its effective, fun, multisensory approach to reading and spelling.

    Participants learn to teach:

    • Alphabet and phonological awareness strategies
    • Basic phonetic concepts for decoding and encoding
    • A Three-Part Drill for structured review
    • Tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words
    • Oral reading/connected text fluency
    • Introductory Syllabication for multisyllabic words

    Additional benefits:
    • Guidance with lesson planning and classroom implementation
    • Opportunities for hands-on lesson practice with other participants
    • Emphasis on teaching reading to beginning, struggling, dyslexic and learning disabled students using Orton-Gillingham methodology
    • Complimentary Brainspring Members Area Access: reproducible lesson resources and activities

    Upon completion, participants will:
    • Receive a document of completion
    • Be prepared to teach Phonics First® to students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade
    • Be eligible for the Phonics First® Level I Completion Course
    • Be eligible to purchase 1 Graduate Credit (Ashland University)

    Prerequisite: None
    Course Hours: 18
    To complete the remaining 12 hours of Level I, enroll in the Phonics First® Level I Completion course. Contact Brainspring for details: 800-732-3211

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  • Start DateDaysCityState
    June 25, 2018 3 Daleville Indiana
    August 6, 2018 3 Bloomfield Hills Michigan
    August 27, 2018 3 Hope Arkansas

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  • Structures Orton-Gillingham Training course content designed for:
    Grades 6th through 12th* resource, special education
    *Appropriate for students in grades 6th through 12th with dyslexia and learning disabilities whose reading skills range from grades 1st and up.

    This comprehensive and highly intensive multisensory training course qualifies teachers to bring Orton-Gillingham multisensory instruction to their intervention and remedial classroom. Structures transforms dyslexic and learning disabled students into skilled learners through its effective, interactive, multisensory approach to reading and spelling.

    Participants learn to teach:
    • Anglo-Saxon word study of basic to advanced phonetic concepts
    • Morphological study of Greek and Latin roots and affixes
    • A Three-Part Drill for structured review
    • Tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words
    • Syllabication for multisyllabic words (8 Syllable Types/3 Syllable Patterns)
    • Higher-level spelling skills
    • Vocabulary development
    • Fluency-building strategies
    • Introductory comprehension techniques

    Additional benefits:
    • Guidance for lesson plans and classroom implementation
    • Opportunities for hands-on lesson practice with other participants
    • Emphasis on teaching reading to struggling, dyslexic and learning disabled students using Orton-Gillingham methodology
    • Complimentary Brainspring Members Area Access: reproducible lesson resources and activities

    Upon completion, participants will:
    • Receive a document of completion
    • Be prepared to teach Structures to remedial students in grades 6th through 12th
    • Be eligible for Level II and to apply for Brainspring’s nationally recognized certification program
    • Be eligible to purchase 2 Graduate Credits (Ashland University)

    Prerequisite: None
    Course Hours: 30

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  • Start DateDaysCityState
    July 9, 2018 (Wait List) 5 Bloomfield Hills Michigan
    July 16, 2018 5 Farmington Arkansas
    July 23, 2018 (Wait List) 5 Judsonia Arkansas

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  • Level II Orton-Gillingham Training course content designed for:

    Kindergarten through 12th grade general education, intervention, resource, special education teachers who have taken EITHER Phonics First® or Structures

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

    Level II is required for those pursuing Brainspring’s nationally recognized certification

    Participants gain expertise in:
    • Instruction of skills taught in in Level I (Phonics First® or Structures)
    • Customizing lessons for dyslexic and learning or language disabled students
    • Advanced concepts of decoding and encoding

    Participants learn to customize instruction in:
    • Basic phonics through advanced morphology
    • Syllabication/multisyllable word attack strategies
    • The Reciprocal Teaching process
    • Multisensory comprehension
    • Multisensory syntax (grammar)

    Additional benefits:
    • Guidance with lesson planning and classroom implementation
    • Interactive, collegial discussions
    • Opportunities for hands-on lesson practice with other participants
    • Emphasis on teaching reading to struggling, dyslexic and learning disabled student 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 prepared to teach Phonics First® and Structures to Kindergarten through 12th grade dyslexic and learning disabled students
    • Be eligible to apply for Brainspring’s nationally recognized Orton-Gillingham Dyslexia Specialist Certification program
    • Be eligible to purchase 1 Graduate Credit (Ashland University)

    Prerequisite: Completion of Phonics First® Level I OR Structures Level I three months or more prior to enrolling in Level II. Current teaching experience with Phonics First® and/or Structures is strongly recommended.
    Course Hours: 24

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  • Start DateDaysCityState
    July 16, 2018 4 Bloomfield Hills Michigan

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  • Accredited multisensory courses are intensely reviewed by a recognized outside accrediting body, ensuring the program meets rigorous national standards of content and exceptional quality of instruction.

    Brainspring is doubly accredited:
    • IDA (International Dyslexia Association) at Tier III, the highest level of IDA accreditation
    • IMSLEC (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council) at the Teaching Level and Instructor of Teaching Level

    Brainspring’s accreditations allow qualified course graduates to apply for certification as a Brainspring Orton-Gillingham Dyslexia Specialist.

    Level III: Certification

    Those seeking certification must apply and be accepted into Level III.

    General Requirements
    • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Demonstrated implementation of Phonics First® and/or Structures with students
    • Exams: Level I and Level II written, oral and practical exams

    Prerequisite Coursework
    • Phonics First® or Structures Level I (live course)
    • Phonics First®/Structures Level II (live course)
    • Phonological Awareness: Preparing Early Readers workshop

    Supervised Sixity-Hour Practicum
    • Teaching individuals or small-groups (4 maximum) of students who have language-based learning disabilities or dyslexia
    • Lessons are a minimum of 40 minutes each, 2-5 days per week

    Certification Renewal
    • 30 hours approved CEU/PD every three years

    Contact Brainspring Educator Academy for complete details, requirements and application.

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ORTON-GILLINGHAM E-Learning

  • Phonics First® Level I Orton-Gillingham Training E-Learning Course Content designed for:

    K through 5th grade general education*, intervention, resource, special education.
    * Classroom intervention instruction for 4th through 5th grades

    The Phonics First® Level I E-Learning course covers all the multisensory training content of the in-person course in an interactive and flexible online format. Phonics First® transforms beginning, struggling, dyslexic and learning disabled students into skilled learners through its effective, fun, multisensory approach to reading and spelling. Teachers will actively participate in learning modules and connect with Phonics First® Instructors as they learn how to effectively incorporate Orton-Gillingham instruction into their classrooms or small-groups.

    Participants learn to teach:
    • Alphabet and phonemic awareness strategies
    • Basic and advanced phonetic concepts for decoding and encoding
    • A Three-Part Drill for structured review
    • Tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words
    • Syllabication for multisyllabic words (8 Syllable Types/3 Syllable Patterns)
    • Oral reading/connected text fluency
    • Higher-level spelling skills

    Additional Benefits:
    • Guidance with lesson planning and classroom implementation
    • Emphasis on teaching reading to beginning, struggling, and dyslexic and learning disabled students using Orton-Gillingham methodology
    • Complimentary Brainspring Members Area Access: reproducible lesson resources and activities

    Upon completion, participants will:
    • Receive a document of completion
    • Be prepared to teach Phonics First® to Kindergarten through 5th grade students
    • Be eligible to purchase 2 Graduate Credits (Ashland University)

    Benefits of E-Learning
    Engage with the content. Specifically developed for the online learning environment, this course is much more than a series of video lectures. You’ll be actively involved in learning through built-in interactions, activities and practice assignments.
    Get guidance from an expert. Phonics First® Instructors are there to guide you through the course, answering questions and providing personalized feedback to assignments.
    Fit learning into your schedule. You can access course content and complete assignments when it’s convenient for you.
    Track your progress.With built-in activities like Knowledge Checks, discussions and quizzes, it’s easy to know that you’re on the right track to learning the lesson content, processes and strategies.
    Access a variety of resources. In addition to the standard course content, you’ll find a library of resources developed to support you during and after the course, as well as optional resources to dig deeper into topics of interest. Lesson notes, Checklists, video demonstrations and printable activities are just a few of the tools you’ll find throughout the course.

    Prerequisite: None
    E-Learning Course Hours:
    Required Viewing: 25 hours
    Assignment and Practice Time: 6 hours

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  • Phonics First® Primary Orton-Gillingham Training E-Learning Course Content designed for:

    Kindergarten through 1st grade general education; Kindergarten through 2nd grade intervention, resource, special education

    The Phonics First® Primary E-Learning course covers all the content of the in-person course in an interactive and flexible online format. Phonics First® transforms beginning, struggling, dyslexic and learning disabled students into skilled learners through its effective, fun, multisensory approach to reading and spelling. Teachers will actively participate in learning modules and connect with Phonics First® Instructors as they learn how to effectively incorporate beginning Orton-Gillingham instruction into their classrooms or small-groups.

    Participants learn to teach:
    • Alphabet and phonological awareness strategies
    • Basic phonetic concepts for beginning decoding and encoding
    • A Three-Part Drill for structured review
    • Tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words
    • Beginning oral reading/connected text fluency
    • Introductory Syllabication for multisyllabic words

    Additional benefits:
    • Guidance with lesson planning and classroom implementation
    • Emphasis on teaching reading to beginning, struggling, and dyslexic and learning disabled students using Orton-Gillingham methodology
    • Complimentary Brainspring Members Area Access: reproducible lesson resources and activities


    Upon completion, participants will:
    • Receive a document of completion
    • Be prepared to teach basic Phonics First® to Kindergarten through 2nd grade students
    • Be eligible to purchase 1 Graduate Credits (Ashland University)

    Benefits of E-Learning
    Engage with the content. Specifically developed for the online learning environment, this course is much more than a series of video lectures. You’ll be actively involved in learning through built-in interactions, activities and practice assignments.
    Get guidance from an expert. Phonics First® Instructors are there to guide you through the course, answering questions and providing personalized feedback to assignments.
    Fit learning into your schedule. You can access course content and complete assignments when it’s convenient for you.
    Track your progress. With built-in activities like Knowledge Checks, discussions and quizzes, it’s easy to know that you’re on the right track to learning the lesson content, processes and strategies.
    Access a variety of resources. In addition to the standard course content, you’ll find a library of resources developed to support you during and after the course, as well as optional resources to dig deeper into topics of interest. Lesson notes, Checklists, video demonstrations and printable activities are just a few of the tools you’ll find throughout the course.

    Prerequisite: None
    E-Learning Course Hours:
    Required Viewing: 14 hours
    Assignment and Practice Time: 12 hours

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  • Phonics First® Level II (K-12)

    Phonics First® Level II Orton-Gillingham Training course content designed for:
    Kindergarten through 12th grade general education, intervention, resource, special education teachers who have taken Phonics First® Level I

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

    Participants gain expertise in:
    • Instruction of skills taught in Level I
    • Customizing lessons for dyslexic and learning disabled students
    • Advanced concepts of decoding and encoding

    Participants learn to customize instruction in:
    • Basic phonics through advanced morphology
    • Syllabication/multisyllable word attack strategies
    • The Reciprocal Teaching process
    • Multisensory comprehension
    • Multisensory syntax (grammar)

    Additional benefits:
    • Guidance with lesson planning and classroom implementation
    • Emphasis on teaching reading to struggling, dyslexic and learning disabled student 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 prepared to teach Phonics First® and Structures to Kindergarten through 12th grade dyslexic and learning disabled students

    Prerequisite: Completion of Phonics First® Level I three months or more prior to enrolling in Level II. Current teaching experience with Phonics First® is strongly recommended.

    E-Learning Course Hours: 16.25

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  • Phonological Awareness: Preparing Early Readers, multisensory training designed for:
    Kindergarten through 1st grade classroom teachers; Kindergarten through 2nd grade intervention, resource, special education

    Research demonstrates a direct correlation between a child developing strong phonological awareness skills and becoming a highly-skilled reader.

    Emphasis on phonological awareness instruction in Kindergarten and early first grade gives each student the opportunity to meet the skill demands of beginning reading.

    Participants learn:
    • Background knowledge required for early reading development
    • Progressing levels of instruction critical for developing successful readers
    • Targeted and purposeful activities to teach critical foundational skills

    Upon completion, participants will:
    • Be prepared to teach Phonological Awareness activities to beginning and struggling Kindergarten through 2nd grade readers

    Prerequisite: None
    E-Learning Class Hours: 2

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  • Unlocking Unfamiliar Words: Syllabication Strategies for Success E-Learning designed for:
    Grades 3rd through 12th Intervention, Resource, Special Education Teachers

    Syllabication instruction teaches struggling readers strategies to decode multisyllable words quickly and accurately. Students learn to systematically break a multisyllabic word into small, manageable syllables, identify the vowel sounds within each syllable and read the word. Teachers learn the in-depth Brainspring Orton-Gillingham system for teaching structured, sequential, and cumulative syllabication lessons.

    This workshop coupled with the Greek and Latin Roots workshop provides teachers of struggling middle and high school readers with powerful intervention tools to meet a variety of needs.

    Participants learn to teach:
    • A systematic process to read unfamiliar, multisyllable words
    • Phonetic syllable-reading practice
    • Three Syllable Patterns
    • Eight Syllable Types

    Upon completion, participants will:
    • Be prepared to teach structured syllabication to students in grades 3rd through 12th

    Note: While the content of this workshop is sufficient for some struggling readers, it is not a replacement for the complete intervention/remediation course content of Phonics First® or Structures for students with significant reading deficits, LD or dyslexia.

    Prerequisite: None
    E-Learning Class Hours: 3

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  • Morphology: Greek and Latin Roots Overview workshop content designed for:
    Grades 4th through 5th general education teachers; 6th through 12th intervention, resource, special education teachers

    This overview workshop introduces the study of prefixes, suffixes and Greek and Latin root morphology which provides a sophisticated method of teaching decoding and encoding to middle and high school students. . Infusing roots and affixes into general education for 4th-5th grade on-level readers enhances vocabulary and comprehension.

    Approximately 65% of all reading at the middle school level and above comes from the Greek and Latin layers of language. Learn engaging multisensory strategies to enhance reading, writing, spelling and fluency while expanding vocabulary, spelling, comprehension and preparedness for state standardized tests as well as the ACT and SAT.

    This workshop coupled with the Unlocking Unfamiliar Words workshop provides teachers of struggling middle and high school readers with powerful intervention tools to meet a variety of needs.

    Participants learn to teach:
    • Morphology: Greek and Latin roots and affixes
    • A Three-Part Drill for structured review
    • Tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for roots and affixes
    • Vocabulary

    Upon completion, participants will:
    • Be prepared to teach Greek and Latin roots to students in grades 4th through 12th

    Prerequisite: None
    E-Learning Class Hours: 3

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  • Phonics First Refresher E-Learning is designed for:
    Teachers who have taken Phonics First Level I or Phonics First Primary

    During this workshop, teachers review the Brainspring Phonics First® Level I Orton-Gillingham methodology. Multisensory techniques, strategies and concepts will be reviewed, new insights will be gained, and accuracy of the program will be emphasized. Participants are also introduced to Reciprocal Teaching, a powerful tool for deepening comprehension through a process of clarifying, questioning, summarizing and predicting. Information is included about how each lesson component connects to and enhances Common Core Standards.

    Participants will review:
    • Lesson plan components
    • Visual, auditory, tactile-kinesthetic techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words
    • Syllabication strategies

    Upon completion, participants will:
    • Gain deeper understanding of each lesson component
    • Be better prepared to deliver Phonics First® lessons with fidelity

    Prerequisite: Phonics First Level I or Phonics First Primary
    E-Learning Class Hours: 3

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ORTON-GILLINGHAM WORKSHOPS

  • Phonics First® Level I Refresher workshop content, designed for:
    Kindergarten through 5th grade teachers who have completed Phonics First® Primary or Level I

    This class is designed to review the Brainspring Phonics First® Level I Orton-Gillingham training methodology. Multisensory techniques, strategies and concepts will be reviewed, new insights will be gained and accuracy of the program will be emphasized.

    Teachers will review:
    • Lesson plan components
    • Visual, auditory, tactile-kinesthetic techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words
    • Syllabication strategies

    Additional benefits:
    • Collegial discussion
    • Instructor led question-and-answer session

    Upon completion, participants will:
    • Gain deeper understanding of each lesson component
    • Be better prepared to deliver Phonics First® lessons with fidelity

    Prerequisite: Completion of Phonics First® Primary or Level I
    Class Hours: 6

    Materials:

    Participants Must Bring:

    • Phonics First® Curriculum (green cover)
    • Phonics First® Course Manual (blue cover)
    • Phonics First® Strategy Cards (available from the Members Area)
    • Small white board/marker/eraser and/or sand tray
    • Card Pack rubber banded by Layers (does not have to be in order within the layer)
    • Red Words screen / crayon
    • Phonics First® Syllabication Guide
    • Phonics First® Stories

    To purchase any of these materials, call 800-732-3211.
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  • Structures Level I Refresher workshop content, designed for:
    Teachers of grades 4th - 12th who have completed Structures Level I.

    This class is designed to review the Brainspring Structures Level I Orton-Gillingham Training methodology. Multisensory techniques, strategies and concepts will be reviewed, new insights will be gained and accuracy of the program will be emphasized.

    Teachers will review:
    • Lesson plan components
    • Visual, auditory, tactile-kinesthetic techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words
    • Syllabication strategies.
    • Morphology: Greek and Latin roots and affixes

    Additional benefits:
    • Collegial discussion
    • Instructor led question-and-answer session

    Upon completion, participants will:
    • Gain deeper understanding of each lesson component
    • Be better prepared to deliver Structures lessons with fidelity

    Prerequisite: Completion of Structures Level I
    Class Hours: 6

    Materials:

    Participants Must Bring:

    • Structures Curriculum Guide (orange cover)
    • Structures Course Manual (purple cover)
    • Structures Syllabication Guide
    • Structures Strategy Cards (available from the Members Area)
    • Small white board/marker/eraser and/or sand tray
    • Card Pack rubber banded by Layers (does not have to be in order within the layer)
    • Red Words screen / crayon
    • Syllable Division Cards

    To purchase any of these materials, call 800-732-3211.
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  • Phonological Awareness workshop content designed for:
    Kindergarten through 1st grade classroom teachers; Kindergarten through 2nd grade intervention, resource, special education teachers

    Research demonstrates a direct correlation between a child developing strong phonological awareness skills and becoming a highly-skilled reader. This workshop places emphasis on phonological awareness instruction in Kindergarten and early first grade to give each student the opportunity to meet the skill demands of beginning reading.

    Participants learn to teach:
    • Background knowledge required for early reading development
    • Progressing levels of instruction critical for developing successful readers
    • Targeted and purposeful activities to teach critical foundational skills

    Materials

    • Phonemic Awareness
    • Phonemic Awareness in Young Children - A Classroom Curriculum


    Upon completion, participants will:
    • Be prepared to teach Phonological Awareness activities to beginning and struggling Kindergarten - 2nd grade readers

    Prerequisite: None
    Class Hours: 3

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  • Unlocking Unfamiliar Words workshop is designed for:
    Classroom teachers of grades 3rd through 12th who have not been trained in Phonics First® or Structures

    This workshop teaches Brainspring Orton-Gillingham Syllabication through systematic, multisensory decoding lessons for multisyllable word attack strategies. Content is designed for students who struggle to read at grade-level. Teachers also learn how to teach and/or review key phonetic structures of our language that underpin decoding success as well as multisensory strategies for teaching non-phonetic word reading and spelling.

    Participants learn to teach:
    • A systematic process to read unfamiliar, multisyllabic words
    • Phonetic syllable-reading practice
    • Three Syllable Patterns
    • Eight Syllable Types
    • Multisensory strategies to teach/review non-phonetic sight words

    Additional benefits:
    • Hands-on, interactive learning
    • Emphasis on teaching decoding to struggling, dyslexic and learning disabled students using Orton-Gillingham instruction

    Upon completion, participants will:
    • Be prepared to teach Syllabication lessons to dyslexic and learning disabled students, grades 3rd through 12th


    Note: While the content of this workshop is sufficient for some struggling readers, it is not a replacement for the complete intervention/remediation course content of Phonics First® or Structures for students with significant reading deficits, LD or dyslexia.

    Materials

    • Unlocking Unfamiliar Words: Syllabication Strategies manual
    • Syllabication Guide with reproducible student activity pages
    • Syllabication Card Set
    • Red Word screen and red crayon


    Prerequisite: None
    Class Hours: 6

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  • Word Study: Greek and Latin Roots and Affixes workshop content designed for:
    Grades 4th through 5th general education teachers; 6th through 12th Intervention, resource, special education teachers

    Learn highly-engaging, multisensory word study activities to teach morphology (Greek and Latin roots and affixes) to facilitate student skill development in reading, spelling, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Knowing the meanings of just a few roots unlocks the mystery of hundreds of words. Teachers learn Brainsprings's Orton-Gillingham based systematic and multisensory approach to teach morphology which enhances understanding and engages students in developing a curiosity for our language.

    Approximately 65% of all reading at the middle school level and above comes from the Greek and Latin layers of language. Learn engaging multisensory strategies to enhance reading, writing, spelling and fluency while expanding vocabulary, spelling, comprehension and preparedness for state standardized tests as well as the ACT and SAT.

    Participants learn to teach:
    • Morphology: Greek and Latin roots and affixes
    • A Three-Part Drill for structured review
    • Tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for roots and affixes
    • Vocabulary

    Additional benefits:
    • Hands-on, interactive learning
    • Emphasis on teaching decoding, encoding and vocabulary to general education students using Orton-Gillingham instruction

    Upon completion, participants will:
    • Be prepared to teach morphology lessons to general education students in 4th and 5th grade.

    Note: While the content of this workshop is sufficient for some struggling readers, it is not a replacement for the complete intervention/remediation course content of Phonics First® or Structures for students with significant reading deficits, LD or dyslexia.

    Materials

    • Word Study: Greek and Latin Roots Implementation Guide
    • Structures Card Pack
    • Answer board/marker/eraser


    Prerequisite: None
    Class Hours: 6

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