Orton-Gillingham Training Institute
Since 1951, licensed teachers, paraprofessionals, home educators, parents, and even grandparents have taken our training courses, which equip trainees to provide breakthrough instruction to struggling readers of all kinds. The Orton-Gillingham approach, as taught by highly qualified Reading Center instructors, employs comprehensive, proven reading instruction with an intensive practicum to prepare the learner for immediate use with students. During Institute, participants will learn the approach, the structure of the English language, and apply what's been learned by planning and teaching actual lessons.
What Can I do With this Training?
Graduates of our Basic/Advanced Training use their training to become Reading Center tutors. See our recruitment page for more details.
Many use their training to work with their own students, work with their own child or grandchild, or take their knowledge into their classroom.
Our training course prepares you to provide Orton-Gillingham educational therapy, but it is also a first step toward a larger goal of achieving Certification by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Academy Certification will be discussed during our institute training program. If you have further questions about the AOGPE certification process with The Reading Center staff supervision, view our webpage for general information about Academy Associate Level Certification.
When is Training Offered?
We offer Basic Orton-Gillingham Training Institute with practicum (to work with students in grades 1-5). This course is offered 2x per year completely online, 1x per year in Rochester, and new in January 2019 1x per year partially online / partially in Rochester.
Advanced Orton-Gillingham Training Institute with practicum (to work with students in grade 6 to adult) can be taken after successful completion of Basic Training + 6 months (to work with students in 6th grade to adult). This course is offered 2x per year; in Rochester (June) and November-January (online).
Basic Orton-Gillingham Training
December 2, 2019 - March 29, 2020 view full schedule here (coursework online/practicum in Rochester, MN)
February 24 - May 24, 2020 (online course)
July 9-30, 2020 (course held in Rochester, MN)
August 31 - November 22, 2020 (online course)
Winter Institute 2021 (coursework online/practicum in Rochester, MN)
March 1 - May 30, 2021 (online course)
Advanced Orton-Gillingham Training
December 2, 2019 - February 23, 2020 (online course) REGISTER HERE
June 11-25, 2020 (course held in Rochester, MN)
November 30, 2020 - February 21, 2021 (online course)