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Pathways to Structured Literacy: The Orton-Gillingham Approach

January 11, 2021 - May 14, 2021

(See Pacing Guide for Schedule)



Entire Course is Taken Online
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.
  • 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 (See Detailed Syllabus)
  • 4 Synchronous Virtual Community of Practice Sessions with an AIM facilitator
  • Pacing Guide/Schedule for Course Work
  • Aligned to the IDA's Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (KPS)

Cost: $385

Prerequisite: Completion of Pathways to Proficient Reading


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

Cost: $1885

Prerequisite: Completion of Pathways to Proficient Reading

Continuing Education Credits Available