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Orton Gillingham Teacher/Tutor Training
for Dyslexia and Literacy Instruction





This course introduces individuals to the principles of the Orton-Gillingham approach, and provides the knowledge base for individuals to utilize OG in a variety of settings. Topics include definition of the dyslexic learner, principles of structured literacy, beginning through advanced phonics, history of the English language, teaching morphology, oral reading fluency and assessment. Participants will have the chance to write lesson plans and practice implementation.

The June training covers the Orton Gillingham Academy curriculum for Classroom Educator Level (40 hours).  All are welcome, but certification at the OGCE level is open only to those employed in a school.  The OGCE course is also the first part of the Associates Level course.  The Associates Level, for people desiring to do individual tutoring or work in schools, is taught in 2 parts, June in person and and online two weekends in late summer, for a total of 65 hours of training. There are 5 hours of independent work required at each level.  These trainings do not include the optional practicum which is required for Academy certification. The practicum can be arranged on request after the coursework is completed.


Prerequisite:  Bachelor’s Degree

Fellow:  Nancy Redding, ATF/OGA


Dates and Location in 2024:
Classroom Educator:  June 10-14 in person in San Jose.  Class from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  daily

Associates Level:  June 10-14 in person (see above) and August 24/25 and September 7/8 online.  Online class from 8:30 a.m– 2:00 p.m. daily.


All June classes will be held at:

Almaden Country Day School
6835 Trinidad
San Jose, CA 95120

For more information, see the attached flyer and registration form, or contact Nancy Redding at

408-810-2555 or


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