Scheduled Teacher Training Programs

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Scheduled Teacher Training Programs

Teacher training information for 2018 is updated as information becomes available. Trainings will be removed from this page as they are completed. Check back regularly throughout the spring of 2018 for summer 2018 training sessions. Also, check our Events page for workshops in the Bay Area given throughout the school year.


Orton Gillingham Trainings in the Bay Area

1) IDA NorCal will once again offer a summer Orton-Gillingham Training with Ron Yoshimoto. Dates are July 30 through August 3, at Mercy High School in San Francisco.

This five day training will focus on a data driven, clinical, multisensory, phonetic, teacher guided Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling in whole classroom, small group and one-to-one settings. Upon completing this course participants will have acquired the skills necessary to fully implement this data-driven solution for teaching reading to all students.

For more information or to register, please click here.

2) ***THIS CLASS IS FULL *** Nancy Redding, EdD, will offer an Orton-Gillingham Approach Teacher/Tutor training at Los Altos Christian School in June and July. This training meets part of the coursework requirements for membership at specified levels in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE). The 40-hour Classroom Educator training will run June 25-29, 2018 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm) at a cost of $725. A subsequent three-day training at the same site, from July 9-11 costs $225 and provides additional instruction for participants interested in the Associate level of AOGPE membership, which includes working with students in one-on-one settings.

Click here to download a flyer.

Note that completion of a subsequent practicum is required to obtain Academy membership and certification at either level. IDA NorCal scholarships may be available for those individuals who are completing a practicum for either level of training. ***THIS CLASS IS FULL ***


Slingerland Training

Slingerland training in San Jose will include Introductory Level Comprehensive and Third Level Continuum courses under instructor Shirley Hitchcock. Trainings take place May 29, 30, 31 (4:00-9:00 pm), and June 6-29 (8:00 am-4:00 pm) at Valley Christian Elementary School in San Jose. The course includes a practicum. Graduate-level extension credits are available through the University of San Diego. The fee is $2,750 for either course level. Click here for details.


Structured Literacy with Literacy How

Dyslexia expert, Dr. Margie Gillis of Literacy How, will be coming to the San Francisco Bay Area the summer to provide a week-long (30-hour) Structured Literacy training for 60 teachers. Decoding Dyslexia California is cosponsoring this training with San Ramon Valley School District. More information on how teachers can register for this training can be found here. This training will sell out so register early.

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