Structures® Level I - In-Person

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Structures® Level I - In-Person

Prerequisite: None

Appropriate Audience:

• 4th & 5th grade: General Education (Tier 1 Small-Group Intervention – Use phonics/syllabication components; Whole Class – Use morphology components)

• 6th through 12th grade*: Special Education, intervention, resource (Tiers 2 & 3: Small group or one-on-one instruction) *Appropriate for students with dyslexia and/or learning disabilities whose reading skills are at or above a 1st grade level.

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

Participants learn to teach:

• Phonological awareness strategies

• Anglo-Saxon word study of basic to advanced phonetic concepts

• Morphological study of Greek and Latin roots and affixes

• 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

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 prepared to teach Structures® phonics (decoding and encoding) and morphology content to Tier 2 and 3 students in grades 6-12; 4th-5th grade Tier 1 small groups (and morphology whole class) • 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

A Brainspring Instructor comes to your school or district and provides onsite professional development. The Instructor works directly with teachers, in a group setting, to facilitate hands-on instruction, so each teacher has the opportunity to learn to utilize and implement the program correctly.


Minimum Participants: 15

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Structures® Level I - In-Person Course Times and Dates

Vestavia Hills, AL May 8-12, 2023 (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM CST)
Plumerville, AR July 17-21, 2023 (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM CST)
New York, NY (Manhattan) August 21-25, 2023 (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM EST)

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