December 5 - 31, 2019

M. A. Rooney Foundation 
IDOE Approved Vendor for Training Reading Specialists
WELCOME to the M. A. Rooney Foundation Orton-Gillingham Training Registration site!

We offer two training options. Please read over the descriptions below and choose the option that best meets your needs, according to both the level of students you support and your purpose for training. When you have selected your training option please refer to the table below to begin the registration process.  Select the location and "click" on the date for training. If you have any questions regarding the best training option for you, please contact Ann Puckett-Harpold:    AnnP-H@marooneyfoundation.org
1.    Kindergarten Training
This 3 day/15 hour course is designed for individuals working with Kindergarten students and those students at the early-literacy level. Instruction is designed to support individuals intending to utilize our online lesson plans. 

Course content provides participants with evidence-based practices on the following critical foundational literacy skills:
  • phonological and phonemic awareness
  • letter recognition and print concepts
  • early phonics skills: common word families, short vowels, consonant digraphs (h-brothers), blends/clusters and long vowels
  • high-frequency words
  • fluency
  • handwriting
2. Basic OG Training (All other Teachers, Interventionists and Instructional Assistants who serve Grades 1 and Up)
In addition to the content included in the Kindergarten Training (defined above), this 4 day/20 hour course covers the following more advanced Orton-Gillingham literacy skills:
  • six syllable types (open, closed, magic e, r-controlled, vowel team, and consonant +le)
  • syllable division strategies
  • spelling generalizations
  • morphology (common prefix and suffixes)
IDOE Approved Reading Specialist
If you are interested in attaining the IDOE Reading Specialist Certificate, you must complete the 4 day/20 hour Basic OG Training and a 10 hour independent module.  

In addition to the content included in the Kindergarten and Basic OG Training (defined above), this course covers the following topics:
  • reading science
  • written expression
  • diagnostic assessments
  • prescriptive lesson plans
The registration window will close 2 weeks prior to the training start date or when session is full
Summer 2019 Training Locations Kindergarten
Basic Training or
IDOE Reading Specialist
Zionsville  September 16-18 September 16-19
Mooresville  N/A September 23-26
Perry Township  N/A October 7-10
 For support, please contact Ann Puckett-Harpold at Ann-PH@marooneyfoundation.org

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