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Pathways to Structured Literacy: The Orton-Gillingham Approach

June 29, 2021

Entire Course is Taken Online


PSL Course

PSL Course with OG Practicum

Fall 2021 Course Dates Coming Soon

Completion of Pathways to Proficient Reading Is Required Before Enrolling in this Course

This Course:

  • Continues to strengthen educators’ knowledge and understanding of the science of reading by providing multiple opportunities to apply this knowledge to classroom instruction.
  • The content of the course is Orton-Gillingham based and includes the option to complete the online course work, virtual-community-of-practice sessions, and a practicum.
  • Contains a VAST resource library of videos, articles and exercises for educators to use in their practice. Read Course Syllabus Here
  • Participants who complete the practicum will be eligible to sit for the KPEERI exam which can lead to certification as a Certified Structured Literacy Teacher.
  • Includes 9-Sections
  • 4 Synchronous Virtual Community of Practice Sessions with an AIM facilitator
  • Pacing Guide/Schedule for Course Work
  • IDA-Accredited following the IDA's Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (KPS)

Pathways to Structured Literacy and Teaching Level Orton-Gillingham Practicum

In addition to the full online Pathways to Structured Literacy Course, individuals enrolling in the course and Teaching Level Orton-Gillingham Practicum receive:

  • 15 hours of coursework (virtual and in-person)
  • Required readings with written summaries
  • 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
  • Comprehensive exam

Prerequisite: Completion of Pathways to Proficient Reading

Book Required: Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills (4th Edition). Purchase Here 

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