AIM Institute for Learning & Research



Pathways to Structured Literacy: The Orton-Gillingham Approach Summer 2019

Teaching Level Foundational Skills

This 5-day course is designed to train general and special educators working with all age groups in evidence-based practices for teaching reading and spelling. Participants will receive instruction in the patterns that govern written English along with methodologies for introducing them in a manner that is systematic and explicit. Literacy educators will learn how to simultaneously engage their students’ auditory, visual, and tactile-kinesthetic learning pathways on a consistent basis. Training will also be provided in diagnostic/prescriptive literacy instruction that makes effective use of assessment data in foundational reading and spelling skills.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 35 hours of in-person coursework
  • Required readings with written summaries

Dates: July 29th - August 2nd

Tuition: $750 including materials

Act 48 Hours: 35

Completion earns participant a micro-credential in Foundational Skills of Structured Literacy


Teaching Level Foundational Skills with Practicum


  • Successful Completion of 5-Day Foundational Skills Course 
  • First In-person Practicum Session at AIM Academy
  • Required readings with written summaries
  • 15 hours of coursework (virtual and in-person)
  • 60 supervised contact hours with student(s) and submission of lesson plans, student profile(s), and other required documentation
  • 5 observational feedback meetings
  • 14 virtual implementation meetings (cohorts of 4- 6 teachers meet for 30 minutes)
  • Comprehensive exam
  • Additional course fee required

Dates: July 29th - August 2nd; Practicum Begins August 13th

Tuition: $2,250

Act 48 Hours: 75

Completion earns the participant Teaching Level Orton-Gillingham Certification


Already have your micro-credential through AIM Institute and interested in our OG Practicum? Please contact AIM Institute for information. OG Practicum must be completed within 24 months of taking Teaching Level Fundational Skills.

Additional Coursework Options:

Instructor of Teaching Level

Prerequisite: Teaching Level OG Certification

  • 15 hours of coursework for Teaching Level Practicum
  • 45 Hours of new coursework
  • 540 additional contact hours with student(s) and submission of required documentation
  • Review of 20 practicum lesson plans
  • Participation in 10 implementation meetings for Teaching Level practicum candidates
  • Conducting 8 observations and feedback meetings with participants of Teaching Level: Orton-Gillingham Practicum in cooperation with AIM Trainer
  • Participation in 9 observational feedback meetings
  • Required readings with written summaries
  • Successful completion of  comprehensive exam
  • Act 48 Hours: 62

Contact AIM Institute for more details.