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Orton-Gillingham Certified Level Instructor Training

(Part 1 Coursework, Part 2 Coursework, and Practicum)

*This course is certified by the Orton-Gillingham Academy (OGA).

Prerequisite: OGA Associate Level Certification

This OGA Certified Level course is intended for individuals who have achieved Associate Level membership with the Orton-Gillingham Academy and wish to hone their practice. The Certified Level member will be able to explain the underlying principles, concepts and procedures of the Orton-Gillingham approach and how it teaches the structure of the language. They will be able to interpret diagnostic evaluations, administer relevant diagnostic testing, write case histories and work with complex students.

Upcoming Orton-Gillingham Certified Level Instructor Training Course Dates
  • Part 1: TBA
  • Part 2: August 1-6, 2022. Application deadline is June 1, 2022.

Applications for the OG Certified Level Instructor Training Practicum can be made at any time. The practicum may run in parallel to coursework. OG Certified Level Instructor Training Part 1 and Part 2 courses can be taken in any order.

After completion of OG Certified Level Instructor Training Part 1 and Part 2, and the Practicum, applications for the Certified Level of membership to the Orton-Gillingham Academy can be made.

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OG Certified Level Instructor Training Part 1 and Part 2 Coursework

  • OG Certified Level Instructor Training Part 1: 50 hours: 30 hours Synchronous & 20 hours Asynchronous
  • OG Certified Level Instructor Training Part 2: 50 hours: 30 hours Synchronous & 20 hours Asynchronous

OG Certified Level Instructor Training Part 1

Course schedule TBA.

OG Certified Level Instructor Training Part 2

There will be 20 hours of Asynchronous online work over 6 days. 

Synchronous Online Training

  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am Synchronous Online Training 
  • 10:30 am – 10:45 am Break
  • 10:45 am – 12:00 pm Synchronous Online Training 
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch 
  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Synchronous Online Training 
  • 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break 
  • 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Synchronous Online Training

OG Certified Level Instructor Training Part 1

  • Understanding standardized testing
  • Formal vs. informal assessment
  • Interpreting test results and using the knowledge to guide remediation
  • Academy’s Code of Ethics

OG Certified Level Instructor Training Part 2

Online Synchronous & Asynchronous 

  • OGA Certified requirements
  • Understanding the effects of dyslexia
  • Phonological/phonemic awareness 
  • Alphabet awareness 
  • Intermediate phonic/spelling rules & generalizations 
  • Advanced history of the English language 
  • Advanced morphology 
  • Advanced grammar 
  • Writing 
  • Oral reading 
  • Reading comprehension instruction 
  • The Certified lesson plan

OG Certified Level Instructor Training Practicum

  • Over a minimum of 2 academic years
  • Minimum of 10 observations teaching 1:1 lessons
  • 45-60 lessons twice per week on nonconsecutive days

About the Orton-Gillingham Academy (OGA)

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The Orton-Gillingham Academy was established to set and maintain professional and ethical standards for the practice of the Orton-Gillingham Approach, to certify teachers and to accredit instructional programs that meet these standards.

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About the Instructor

Colleen Chow, F/OGA, PCET Director, Learning Services

Colleen Chow, F/OGA, PCET
Director, Learning Services

Colleen Chow, Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy, NILD Professionally Certified Educational Therapist (PCET), has been a Learning Specialist at Fraser Academy since 2008 and is currently the Director of Learning Services.

How to Apply

To apply for the OG Certified Level Instructor Training, submit an application package via the “Apply Now” button. The requirements are as follows:

  • Verification of OGA Associate Level Certification
  • Previous Orton-Gillingham based or related training (1 paragraph input on application form)
  • Resume (attach as a PDF)
  • Letter of Reference (attach as a PDF)

OG Certified Level Instructor Training Part 1: $1500

OG Certified Level Instructor Training Part 2: $1500

OG Certified Level Instructor Training Practicum

  • $225/observation

  • Interac e-transfer to the email address accountspayable@fraseracademy.ca (no security answer is necessary).
  • Credit card at fraseracademy.plastiq.com (this option incurs a 2.85% administration fee charged by Plastiq).
  • Online banking with BMO, HSBC, Scotiabank, or any credit union by setting Fraser Academy Association as the payee and using your first name and last initial (in upper-case letters and without space) as the account number.

If you have any questions, please email Melanie Davda at mdavda@fraseracademy.ca.