IMSE Enhanced Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training


Course Description

Dr. Samuel T. Orton and Anna Gillingham introduced the concept of multi-sensory education in the 1930s to help tutor individuals with dyslexia, but this method has been found to benefit all learners. The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE) updated and customized the Orton-Gillingham concept for teachers. This face-to-face, hands-on technique works with any current reading program and can be an additional tool to incorporate into literacy instruction for general and special needs students. In IMSE training sessions, participants will learn: the 3-part drill (visual, auditory, kinesthetic), syllabication patterns for decoding and encoding, guidelines for weekly lesson plans, assessment, reciprocal teaching method, fluency, and multi-sensory techniques for sight words. They will learn how to incorporate into daily lessons the five essential reading program components: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, and fluency and comprehension strategies. Teachers will secure an understanding of the revised Orton-Gillingham based methodology, assessment and higher level skills, and the tools to implement this program into existing curriculum. This course is geared toward Early Childhood educators (pre-K -3), Elementary educators (grades 2-5) and Special Education teachers (K-8) but anyone is welcome to attend. Requirements: Students must bring a red and green crayon, 3x3 post-it notes and 5 different colored highlighters to class, all other materials will be provided. This course is State Board approved for 30 State Continuing Clock Hours for educators. Lunch and breaks not included in CEU total.

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