Orton-Gillingham of MN frequently enhances its course material to meet the most current research.
The “What” and the “How” of the Science of Reading
Direct. Cumulative. Systematic.
For more than 25 years, Orton-Gillingham has been equipping educators with the foundational knowledge of structured literacy practices and standards. Our approach uses explicit instruction for the classroom to give every child access to the skills necessary to read.
Literacy creates equity and opportunity for everyone.
At Orton-Gillingham, we have the pathway to make that a reality.
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Reaching your students is a reality. The Orton-Gillingham approach is based on the Science of Reading, giving educators the tools to equip each student to reach their reading potential.
Be trained in our approach that uses science to help attain literacy.
Our Covid-19 Response
We are committed to keeping our staff and our students protected while maintaining our high standards for training and teaching. Our Covid-19 response does both.
Don’t let anything disrupt the pursuit of making literacy available to everyone.
Equipping Teachers. Unlocking Students’ Potential.
According to the 2019 NAEP report, 60% of 4th and 8th grade students are unable to interpret and engage with grade-level material. The Orton-Gillingham approach helps educators provide principle skills for students to effectively reach their reading potential.
Learn Our Methods.
Take Our Courses.
Following the Science of Reading and Structured Literacy, courses in the Orton-Gillingham Approach cover the WHY and HOW of teaching reading skills. Our courses include:
In the Introductory course, participants will learn the OG approach to teach beginning reading. This includes phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling of single-syllable words, and an embedded practicum component.
In the Intermediate course, participants will learn the OG approach to teach multisyllabic words. With an embedded practicum component, this course includes phonemic and morphological awareness, advanced phonics, morphological word work which enhances vocabulary, and comprehension improvement.
In the Advanced course, participants will learn the OG strategies to close the higher level linguistic skills required by older or more advanced learners in multisyllabic words. With an embedded practicum component, this course includes writing, vocabulary development, comprehension, and analyzing formal assessment.
In the Early Learners course, participants learn the foundational reading support skills needed to effectively teach pre-kindergartners prerequisite literacy skills. Instruction focuses on phonemic awareness, letter knowledge, concepts of print, alphabetic code, phonics, and more.
During the Extended Practicum, participants work directly with an instructor mentor to receive individually specialized instruction based on the participant’s teaching practice.