Pathways to Structured Literacy: The Orton-Gillingham Approach
You may enroll in Pathways to Structured Literacy as a stand-alone course without the practicum. You may also enroll in Pathways to Structured Literacy with practicum. The practicum does not need to be completed concurrently with the course. However, you must complete the practicum no later than one calendar year after beginning Pathways to Structured Literacy.
Pathways to Proficient Reading is the prerequisite for the Pathways to Structured Literacy and must be completed before you can start.
This IDA-accredited course is perfect for educators who have completed the Pathways to Proficient Reading course and are interested in creating diagnostic and prescriptive literacy instruction that effectively uses assessment data in foundational reading and spelling skills. Participants will build their knowledge of the science of reading and will have many opportunities to transfer the learning to the classroom. The content of the course is Orton-Gillingham based and includes online coursework and virtual-community-of-practice session.
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Entire Course is Taken Online
Completion of Pathways to Proficient Reading Is Required Before Enrolling in this Course
- Book Required: Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills (4th Edition). Purchase Here
- Prerequisite: Completion of Pathways to Proficient Reading
- Continues to strengthen educators’ knowledge and understanding of the science of reading by providing multiple opportunities to apply this knowledge to classroom instruction.
- Content is Orton-Gillingham based and includes the option to complete the online course work and virtual-community-of-practice sessions as well as a practicum.
- Contains a vast resource library of videos, articles and exercises for educators to use in their practice. Read Course Syllabus Here
- Includes 9-Sections
- 4 Synchronous Virtual Community of Practice Sessions with an AIM facilitator
- Comprehensive exam
- 36 CEU Credits
- IDA-Accreditation aligned to the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (KPS). Completion of course and Virtual Communities of Practice prepares participants to take the KPEERI exam and receive a Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher Knowledge Certificate when they pass the exam.
Pathways to Structured Literacy: Orton-Gillingham Practicum
In addition to the full online Pathways to Structured Literacy Course, individuals enrolling in the Orton-Gillingham Practicum will receive:
- Required readings with written summaries
- 60 supervised contact hours with student(s) and submission of lesson plans, student profile(s), and other required documentation
- 6 formal observations with feedback
- 10 virtual implementation meetings
- Participants who complete the practicum will be eligible to sit for the KPEERI exam which can lead to certification as a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist.
AIM is thrilled to work with educators and education leaders around the country and honored that AIM Pathways courses have been approved as quality professional development in more than 18 states.
Some of our state partners have chosen facilitated courses tailored to specific state requirements. If you are an educator or education leader in Arizona, please find details and course dates for state specific training below.
Preparing Educators for Structured Literacy Certification with Center for Effective Reading Instruction
We are proud that both AIM’s Pathways to Proficient Reading and Pathways to Structured Literacy: The Orton-Gillingham Approach courses are IDA-accredited certifying that course work is aligned with the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.
This alignment with the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading means course content and teaching is provided in a manner that graduates can apply the principles and practices of Structured Literacy to support students. Completion of these AIM Pathways courses courses with the Virtual Communities of Practice prepares participants to take the Knowledge and Practice Examination for Effective Reading Instruction (KPEERI) and receive a Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher Knowledge Certificate when they pass the exam. Individuals who complete the Pathways to Structured Literacy: The Orton-Gillingham Approach course in addition to the Practicum can also apply for Structured Dyslexia Interventionist Certification.