EDUCATOR COURSE DESCRIPTION

COURSE Morphology: Greek, Latin, Roots Overview

PREREQUISITE

None

COURSE HOURS

30 hours

APPROPRIATE AUDIENCE

Kindergarten through 3rd grade: General Education (Tier 1: Whole class or small group)

4th & 5th grade: General Education (Tier 1: Small group)

4th & 5th grade: General Education (Tier 1: Small group)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This comprehensive and highly intensive course qualifies teachers to bring Orton-Gillingham multisensory instruction to their classrooms. Phonics First® transforms beginning, struggling, dyslexic, and learning disabled readers into skilled learners through our 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)
  • Oral reading/connected text fluency
  • Higher-level spelling skills
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 readers using Orton-Gillingham methodology
  • Complimentary Brainspring Members Area Access: reproducible lesson resources and activities
UPON COMPLETION, PARTICIPANTS WILL
  • Receive a document of completion
  • Be eligible for Level II and to apply for Brainspring’s nationally recognized certification program
  • Be prepared to teach all Phonics First phonics (decoding and encoding) content to kindergarten through 5th grade students at all Tiers.
  • Be eligible to purchase 2 Graduate Credits (Ashland University)
CERTIFICATION Applicants

Per IMSLEC, our accrediting body, Level I and Level II courses taken in-person or via our Livestream online format may be applied to certification. Please Note: This does not apply to our self-paced courses.

  • IN-PERSON

    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.

  • LIVESTREAM

    LIVESTREAM

    A Brainspring Instructor teaches these courses live, in real-time, via Zoom. To ensure fidelity, the course information is easy to engage with through small-group discussions, practice sessions, and Q & A opportunities. If questions arise between sessions, trained instructors are available to answer your questions via email.

  • Self-Paced

    Self-Paced

    Our self-paced online professional development courses allow educators to receive training on their own schedule. In order to ensure fidelity, the course information is easy to engage with through built-in interactions, activities, and practice assignments. Our instructors are available to answer your questions and provide personalized feedback via email.

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