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Introduction to Orton-Gillingham


with Cyndi Schultz

Calendar Jul 8, 2024 at 8:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

Edge, powered by Wheeling Country Day School (WCDS) in partnership with West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC), will offer a summer course to teach K-12, West Virginia teachers the knowledge and practice of the Orton-Gillingham (OG) Approach. This is an in-person course that will take place at WVNCC’s Wheeling campus.

By learning the Orton-Gillingham approach, educators will understand how to use and implement the O-G teaching techniques and procedures when working with a student(s) with a reading disability, such as dyslexia. This course will provide practical knowledge and support for learning how to apply the skills and techniques that will lead students to be successful readers. 

Participants who successfully complete this training will be eligible to participate in the 100-hour practicum. Over a minimum of eight months, a 100-hour supervised practicum will be offered that includes 10 one-hour observations. Participants will meet 1:1 with the same student, receiving ten observations by a Fellow or by a Fellow-in-Training (FIT). Participants who successfully complete this training will be eligible to apply for certification at the Associate Level from the Orton-Gillingham Academy (OGA).

Who is eligible to participate?

This training is open to any K-12 teacher, school psychologist, or speech-language pathologist.

The training will be taught by Cyndi Schultz, Accredited Training Fellow of Orton-Gillingham Academy (OGA), and co-taught by Theresa Kowcheck, Director of Literacy for Edge. Theresa is a Fellow-in-Training through the OGA and an instructor of Reading at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA.

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