Phonics First® Level I - Self-Paced
Appropriate Audience: • Kindergarten through 3rd grade: General Education (Tier 1: Small group) • 4-th & 5th grade: General Education (Tier 1: Small group) • Kindergarten through 5th grade: Special Education, intervention, resource (Tiers 2 & 3: Small group or one-on-one) The Phonics First® Level I Self-Paced course covers all the multisensory training content of the in-person course in an interactive and flexible online format. 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. 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 phonological 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
• 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 prepared to teach Phonics First® phonics (decoding and encoding) content to kindergarten through 5th grade students at all Tiers • Be eligible for Level II and to apply for Brainspring’s nationally recognized certification program
• Be eligible to purchase two Graduate Credits (Ashland University)
Course Hours: 30-32
All Self-Paced Online Professional Development courses are released on a biweekly schedule. Participants have 30 days to complete the course.
Contact us to discuss your state requirements for dyslexia and other literacy initiatives.