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Orton-Gillingham is a research based sequential, multisensory method proven effective for over 80 years. The 32 hour course achieves the Classroom Educator certification to prepare teachers for implementing the Orton-Gillingham approach.
The 4 day training, totaling 32 hours, will be held on the following dates:
- Friday, September 8th
- Saturday, September 9th
- Friday, September 22nd
- Saturday, September 23rd
- 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.
- Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.
Course will be taught by Nancy Redding, M.Ed, a Fellow-In-Training with the Association of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.
- Dyslexia and related reading disorders
- Stages of reading development in children
- Rationale of the Orton-Gillingham Approach
- Phonology and phonological awareness
- Basic and intermediate phonics for reading and spelling
- The motor component and the writing process
- General history of the English language and beginningmorphology
- The lesson plan and teaching materials
- Assessment and diagnostic-prescriptive teaching
About Nancy Redding:
Nancy Redding, M.Ed. is a Fellow-In-Training with AOGPE. Shehas 40 years of experience with OG, both in academic therapywith students of all ages, and in conducting teacher training.She has been a learning specialist at the elementary, highschool and community college levels. Nancy is the co-author ofPatterns for Success, an OG based reading and spelling programdesigned as a supplement to OG instruction. She has presentedat numerous workshops and conferences, and is active inInternational Dyslexia Association, both at the local and nationallevels.
The Registration Fee includes two Training Manuals. Lunch isprovided. You will need to bring some supplies for note takingand organizing information. A list of required readings andsupplies is provided upon registration.
This 4 day training does not provide a practicum, which isrequired to complete the Classroom Educator certification fromAOGPE; the practicum will be arranged separately for thosedesiring certification.
What is the Academy of Orton-GillinghamPractitioners and Educators?
The express purposes of the Academy are to:
- Establish and maintain professional and ethical standardsfor practitioners and educators of the Orton-GillinghamApproach for the treatment of dyslexia.
- Certify individuals who have demonstrated competence aspractitioners and educators of the Orton-GillinghamApproach
- Accredit programs train Orton-Gillingham practitioners andeducators.
- Accredit, in schools, clinics, and summer programs, Orton-Gillingham instruction that meets Academy standards.
- Sponsor, promote and undertake research relevant toOrton-Gillingham instruction and disseminate the results ofsuch research.
- Promote public awareness of the needs of children andadults with dyslexia, and of the Orton- Gillingham Approachfor the treatment of dyslexia.
- Visit the AOGPE website: www.ortonacademy.org
For additonal information call Chartwell School at 394-3468 option 4
The Northern California/ East Bay LDA affiliate is excited to work with our sponsors, California State University East Bay Department of Educational Psychology and Decoding Dyslexia CA, for our fourth IEP Clinic! This will be our second clinic held at the Concord campus of CSUEB.
Join Michael Rosenberg, M.A., and our entire Northern California/East Bay Learning Disabilities Association (NCEB LDA) team for a FREE IEP clinic. There will be an overview on IEPs and help for your child’s IEP.
Michael Rosenberg will address what an IEP entails and how to interpret the information. Furthermore, Rosenberg will address specific questions related to your child’s IEP and address concerns. Some of the areas that will be covered by Rosenberg are the following:
- Timelines & Assessments
- Assessment Plans
- Classroom Accommodations/Modifications
- IEP Agenda
- IEP Goals
- Related Services
A CD will be provided with information related to Parents Rights under IDEA and Assessmento to Transportation.
We hope you will join our IEP clinic to better assist your child’s IEP and to grasp a better understanding of your child’s IEP.
***Reminder: Admission is FREE
We strongly suggest you RSVP to this event by September 7th in order to help us prepare. Registrations are on a first come first served basis. Spaces may fill quickly.
Michael Rosenberg, M.A. —
Training and Advocacy Chair, NCEB LDA
As former Executive Director of Area Board 3 on Developmental Disabilities, Michael provided advocacy services for more than 1.6 million people, training opportunities to the community, and represented parents who have children in special education as well as families and adults’ service by the regional center system. He has helped countless numbers of families achieve success by being an advocate and negotiator, as well as lecturing in the areas of education, community, family support and legislation. Michael has spent more than two decades assisting families.
Please join co-founders Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley and Tracy Block-Zaretsky of Dyslexia Training Institute and Decoding Dyslexia CA for a one day Dyslexia Symposium. Kelli and Tracy are the developers of the “Dyslexia for a Day” simulation kit. Attendees will participate in a simulation followed by a discussion on AB 1369 and the new California Dyslexia Guidelines. Kelli and Tracy will be discussing what dyslexia is, its neurobiological origin, structured literacy and appropriate accommodations for students with dyslexia. Kelli was the key dyslexia expert that testified in support of AB 1369. In a powerful TEDEd video Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of the human brain.
About our speakers:
Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D. is an author, TEDEd presenter and co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute. She received her doctorate in literacy with a specialization in reading and dyslexia from San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. She is also completing her TESOL certification. Dr. Kelli is a certified special education advocate assisting parents and children through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Plan process. She has training in mediation and also serves as an expert witness in the area of dyslexia. Dr. Kelli is trained in Structured Word Inquiry, the Orton-Gillingham approach, Lindamood-Bell, RAVE-O and Read Naturally. Dr. Kelli is a Past-President of the San Diego Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. She is a dyslexia consultant working with schools to improve services offered to students with dyslexia and training teachers. She co-created and produced “Dyslexia for a Day: A Simulation of Dyslexia,” and she is a frequent speaker at conferences. She is the author of the well-received book, Dyslexia Advocate! How to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia within the Public Education System.
Tracy Block-Zaretsky is the co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute. She has provided remediation for children and adults with dyslexia for the past 20 years and has developed and taught workplace and family literacy program. She is a certified Special Education advocate assisting parents and children through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504Plan process. She is a past President of the San Diego Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.Tracy has training in Structured Word Inquiry, the Orton-Gillingham approach, Lindamood-Bell programs, Read Naturally and a variety of reading and writing assessments. She co-created and produced, “Dyslexia for a Day: A Simulation of Dyslexia,” and has provided professional development for educators and training for parents at numerous conferences, private on-site trainings and online courses and webinars. Tracy is also a parent of a child with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADD and Executive Function Disorder.
Register now as this event will sell out! Please join IDA NorCal and our co-sponsors Decoding Dyslexia CA and Learning Ally for an interactive and engaging panel discussion with dyslexia experts, former members of the CDE Dyslexia Guidelines workgroup, teachers and school administrators as we discuss how to implement AB 1369 best practices in improving outcomes for our students with dyslexia. Learn about real examples of how school districts are making a difference and discuss the challenges ahead as we join together to address this important topic. Event will include an opportunity to participate in an Experience Dyslexia® simulation. In addition, the event will feature booths and exhibitors with information on assistive technology and local dyslexia resources.
This event is intended for school administrators, educators, parents/guardians and other interested community members.
The panelists for the event are as follows:
- Wendi Aghily, Ed.D., Director of Special Education, Mt. Diablo USD/SELPA
- Kathy Futterman, Ed.D., Adjunct Faculty CSU East Bay, Educational Specialist Mt. Diablo USD, CDE Dyslexia Guidelines Work Group Member, Dyslexia Consultant Decoding Dyslexia CA
- Tobie Meyer, State Director Decoding Dyslexia CA, CDE Dyslexia Guidelines Work Group Member
- Monina Salazar, Assistant Principal Parkside Intermediate School, San Bruno Park School District, Former District Teacher on Special Assignment – Literacy Intervention Instructional Coach San Ramon Valley USD
- John Santonastaso, Brier Elementary First Grade Teacher, Fremont USD,International Dyslexia Association NorCal Vice President
- Amy Bull, Vintage Hills Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher, Pleasanton USD, AppRISE Pilot Program Participant (dyslexia screener app)
We are very excited to have John Rodrigues, author of “High School Dropout to Harvard,” here to teach a family coding day. John is the Executive Director of ThinkLexic, a non-profit organization serving the dyslexia community with programs, advocacy and policy. John has a masters degree in learning disability education and is a popular speaker in the dyslexia community.
The class is open to students from kindergarten to 8th grade, siblings and teachers are welcome to attend.
$15 per student participant (Kindergarten to 8th grade)
$20 per teacher (will receive a copy of the lesson plan)
$5 per observing adult
All proceeds go to the non-profit, ThinkLexic.
Decoding Dyslexia CA’s Sonoma County Parents Support Group is pleased to host this event. We are a group of parents and educators who meet monthly to share resources and empower each other as we support children with dyslexia and other learning differences.
We hope you can attend this fun family day!