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Accredited OGA Orton-Gillingham Practitioner Training

Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Training

This OGA-accredited course consists of high-quality training in structured, multisensory language instruction followed by an optional practicum. By taking this course you will learn to apply the Orton-Gillingham approach to provide literacy instruction for general classroom or small groups, to the benefit of all learners.

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Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Instructor Training

This OGA-accredited course consists of high-quality training in structured, multisensory language instruction, followed by an optional practicum. By taking this course you will learn to unlock the code of language and learn to deliver 1:1 intervention to struggling readers.

Prerequisite: OG Classroom Educator from OGA

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Orton-Gillingham Certified Level Instructor Training

This OGA Certified Level course is intended for individuals who have achieved Associate level membership with the Academy and wish to hone their practice. In this training you will learn how to work with students with complex learning needs and at a higher level of instruction.

Prerequisite: Associate Level Certification through OGA 

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Executive Function in the Classroom Series

We offer professional development workshops at Fraser Academy, and at schools or other organizations by request.

Format: One-Day Workshop

Level 1. Executive Function: Introduction to Executive Function

This workshop will examine the cause of executive function (EF) challenges and provide you with tools to assist your students who struggle in these areas. You will receive interactive practice, student assessments, and take-home templates to bring directly into the classroom.

Upon completion, you will be empowered to guide your students in regulating their behaviour and emotions, reflecting on their thinking processes, and developing strategies that enable them to succeed in school and life.

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Format: One-Day Workshop

Level 2a. Executive Function: Promoting Self-Awareness

Self-awareness is a crucial skill for navigating the world as it relates to how we think, feel, learn, connect and behave. This workshop uses an interactive approach to explore theoretical frameworks, practical executive function (EF) strategies and hands on tools that will help students achieve greater self-awareness and self-efficacy in the classroom and beyond.
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Format: One-Day Workshop

Level 2b. Executive Function: Planning and Prioritizing

This workshop will focus on the executive functions (EF) of planning, prioritizing and time management. You will receive interactive tools and strategies to support students to navigate these crucial aspects of learning. By applying these new skills, your students will become more independent, confident and competent learners. They will develop a stronger sense of self-efficacy and self-esteem as they gain the skills needed to complete assignments and tasks on time.
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Additional 1-Day Workshops for Educators

We offer professional development workshops at Fraser Academy, and at schools or other organizations by request.

Format: One-Day Workshop

Executive Function and the Writing Process

This workshop combines the theory and practice of how to facilitate the writing process with a structured, sequential, and multisensory approach. Educators completing this course will gain a better understanding of the relationship between writing and the brain. This workshop will help educators provide students of varying ability levels with meaningful and accessible strategies to complete the writing process.
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Our Community Education Series presentations are open to the public. Join us!

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