M. A. Rooney Foundation:  2021 VIRTUAL Summer Orton-Gillingham Training
IDOE Approved Vendor for Training Reading Specialists
WELCOME to the M. A. Rooney Foundation Orton-Gillingham Training Registration site!
 
 
What is OG?  The Orton-Gillingham approach is the most efficient strategy for delivering phonics instruction to ALL students!
It is imperative to deliver OG with fidelity, in conjunction with ongoing administrative support, for maximum success. 
 
The OG approach utilizes evidence-based procedures and activities to maximize the opportunities for students to apply and retain skills.  OG varies from traditional phonics instruction by its emphasis on the following instructional components:
  • Systematic – Daily lessons utilize logical lesson sequences (warm-up drills, cumulative review, teaching something new) through routine procedures (consistent directions/activities).  Systematic instruction allows students to attend to the important elements of the lesson – the content, not the directions.
  • Explicit – An “I do.  We do.  You do.” direct instruction model provides students with the necessary support to apply new skills.  Explicit instruction eliminates guesswork and reduces misunderstanding.
  • Synthetic – New skills are taught in a part to whole approach and in a scaffolded manner.  Each skill is intentionally taught for spiral review and application.  Synthetic phonics instruction typically utilizes a back-mapping approach to identify essential skills, which are then sequenced based on the prerequisite nature of subskills.
  • Multisensory – The brain processes (retrieves, responds, and retains) information using a complex wiring system.  Through procedures that involve visual, tactile/kinesthetic, and auditory exercises, information can be more efficiently processed by the brain.
 
Our Model:  Research shows that preventative instruction, especially in the earliest grades (K/1) is more effective than remediation. Our model is based around this preventative approach through utilizing a daily 45-minute whole group OG lesson in a K-2 general education classroom setting.  Our training provides teachers with the knowledge needed to apply key principles of the OG approach to deliver our grade-level specific lessons.
 
2021 VIRTUAL OG Summer Training Overview: 
 
Our team has developed a virtual blended online training platform.  Participants will enroll in a session that is delivered over a 2-week period. 
Live lectures take place using the Zoom platform and are scheduled for each day of training through the duration of the course and last for up to 1 and ½ hours each day.  Participants may register for either an A.M. Online Session or a P.M. Online Session.  Full attendance each day is required. 
 
Prior to each live Zoom session, participants will need to complete independent coursework that includes video lectures, required readings, and practice activities.  Additional proficiency activities, including online Knowledge Checks (quizzes), recorded video demonstrations (using the Flipgrid platform), and a one-on-one instructor sign-off activity are also course requirements for successful completion.  A detailed syllabus will be provided to ensure participants have a clear understanding of required tasks.
 
Participants are encouraged to register with a colleague or team.  Because this is an online training, you will need to have access to the internet and to a computer with both audio and video viewing and recording capabilities. 
 
We offer 3 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 and “click” on the session to begin registration.  You will pay with a credit card.  You are not fully registered until you have completed the payment process.
 
If you have any questions regarding the best training option for you, please contact Ann Puckett-Harpold:    AnnP-H@MARooneyFoundation.org
 
2021 VIRTUAL Summer Orton-Gillingham Training:
 
1.  Kindergarten OG Training (All Kindergarten Teachers and Kindergarten Instructional Assistants) Cost: $100.00 per person
This 16 and ½ 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 Teachers, Interventionists and Instructional Assistants who serve Grades 1 and Up) Cost:  $150.00 per person
This 22-hour course covers both the foundational and the more advanced Orton-Gillingham literacy skills.  Basic OG Course Content includes:
 
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
 
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)
 
3.  The IDOE Reading Specialist:  There is no additional cost for this Independent Training Module.
If you are interested in attaining the IDOE Reading Specialist Certificate, you must fully attend and complete our prerequisite 22-hour Basic OG Training session, and then complete a 10-hour independent module.  The Independent Training Module includes the following:
  • reading science
  • written expression
  • diagnostic assessments
  • prescriptive lesson plans
  • dyslexia awareness
  • RtI
 
The registration window will close 2 weeks prior to the training start date or when the session is full.
The cost for OG training includes all OG training materials which we will mail to each participant for this training.
Make sure your delivery address is correct on the registration.  We are unable to deliver to P.O. addresses.
 
2021 Summer Training Sessions 2021 Kindergarten ONLY OG Training 2021 Basic OG and IDOE Reading Specialist Training
A.M. Virtual:  Session #1
Daily required Zoom meetings begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at Noon.
A.M. Online:  Session #1 Kindergarten
6 Days Total:  June 1-3 and June 7-9
A.M. Online:  Session #1 Basic or IDOE Reading Specialist
8 Days Total:  June 1-4 and June 7-10
P.M. Virtual:  Session #1
Daily required Zoom meetings begin at 2:00 p.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.
P.M. Online:  Session #1 Kindergarten 6 Days Total:  June 1-3 and June 7-9 P.M. Online:  Session #1 Basic or IDOE Reading Specialist
8 Days Total:  June 1-4 and June 7-10
 
A.M. Virtual:  Session #2
Daily required Zoom meetings begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at Noon.
A.M. Online:  Session #2 Kindergarten
6 Days Total:  June 21-23 and June 28-30
 
A.M. Online:  Session #2 Basic or IDOE Reading Specialist
8 Days Total:  June 21-24 and June 28-July 1
 
P.M. Virtual:  Session #2
Daily required Zoom meetings begin at 2:00 p.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.
P.M. Online:  Session #2 Kindergarten
6 Days Total:  June 21-23 and June 28-30
P.M. Online:  Session #2 Basic or IDOE Reading Specialist
8 Days Total:  June 21-24 and June 28-July 1
A.M. Virtual:  Session #3
Daily required Zoom meeetings begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at Noon.
A.M. Online:  Session #3 Kindergarten
6 Days Total:  July 12-14 and July 19-21
A.M. Online:  Session #3 Basic or IDOE Reading Specialist
8 Days Total:  July 12-15 and July 19-22
P.M. Virtual:  Session #3
Daily required Zoom meetings begin at 2:00 p.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.
P.M. Online:  Session #3 Kindergarten
6 Days Total:  July 12-14 and July 19-21
P.M. Online:  Session #3 Basic or IDOE Reading Specialist
8 Days Total:  July 12-15 and July 19-22
For Technical Support, please contact Frank Fults at frankfults@marooneyfoundation.org
 
 
 
 



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