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Scheduled Teacher Training Programs

Teacher training information for 2019 is updated as information becomes available. Trainings will be removed from this page as they are completed. Check back regularly throughout the spring of 2019 for summer 2019 training sessions. Also, check our Events page for workshops in the Bay Area given throughout the school year.

2019 Ron Yoshimoto O.G. Training
(*Eligible for Teacher Training Scholarships)

Dates and Time:
July 8th – July 12th, 8:30am – 3pm

Instructor and Location:
Ron Yoshimoto (Learn more about Ron Yoshimoto and Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham)
Mercy High School
3520 19th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

Course Tuition:
IDA NorCal Member:  $720
Nonmember:  $750
Groups of 4 or more:  $720/person
Tuition fees include all course materials

Cancellation Policy:
If cancelling more than 30 days before the workshop, you will receive a full refund less a $50 cancellation fee.
If cancelling 15-30 days before the workshop, you will receive 50% of your registration fee.
If cancelling 14 days or less before the workshop, there will be no refunds; however transferring the seat to other individuals will be allowed.

Course Description:
This five day Yoshimoto O.G. 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.  

The course will cover the three levels of decoding and spelling: sound, syllable, and morphological. With the latter, introductory morphology, the emphasis will be on increasing the vocabulary for all children – general and special education students. Further, the system supports the outcomes within the Common Core.

To register for this training, please click here.
Note:  This training does not include a practicum option.

2019 Orton-Gillingham Approach:  Teacher/Tutor Training for Dyslexia & Literacy Instruction
(*Eligible for Teacher Training Scholarships)
This training has reached full capacity – Registration is now closed.

Dates and Time:
Classroom Educator:  June 24th – June 28th, 8:30am – 5pm
Associate Level:  July 15th – July 17th, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Registration Deadline:  June 15th (or when capacity is met)

Instructor and Location:
Nancy Redding, Fellow/Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Los Altos Christian School
625 Magdalena Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94024

Course Tuition:
Classroom Educator:  $725
Associate Level:  $225
Tuition fees include course training materials
(Upon request or registration a list of additional materials will be provided to attendees)

Classroom Educator Course Description:
♦Dyslexia and reading disorders
♦The rationale of the Orton-Gillingham Approach
♦Phonology & phonological awareness
♦The motor component, orthography of English, and the writing process
♦Basic phonics for reading and spelling
♦Intermediate phonics for reading and spelling
♦The lesson plan, and teaching materials
♦General history of the English language and beginning morphology
♦Informal assessment and diagnostic-prescriptive teaching
♦Accuracy, automaticity, and fluency

Associate Level Course Description:
♦Vocabulary development, homonyms, and simple grammar
♦Interpreting formal assessments
♦Emotional implications of dyslexia and related learning disabilities
♦The place of AT in remediation of dyslexia
♦Elements of reading comprehension
♦Providing direct one-on-one instruction
♦The Academy’s philosophy, standards, and certification requirements

For additional course and registration information, please click here.

Slingerland Training
(*Eligible for Teacher Training Scholarships)

Dates and Time:
June 19th – July 19th, 8am – 6pm
HeadStart (optional, but highly recommended for all courses) June 8th, 9am – noon.
No courses on July 4th & 5th.
Registration Deadline: May 17th, 2019

Instructor and Location:
Nancy Cushen White, Ed.D, Director and Demonstration Teacher
San Francisco Friends School
250 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Course Tuition: (Includes Fees to Slingerland Institute & Fee for Criminal Background Check)
1st Year Introductory:  $3025
2nd Year Continuum:  $3025
3rd Year Internship:    $3025

Text/Instructional Materials Fees:  $675

Slingerland MSLI Course Description:

♦Multisensory structured language (Structured Literacy™) instructional techniques for speaking, listening, vocabulary, reading decoding, reading comprehension, spelling, handwriting, and written expression

♦Daily demonstration of teaching approach by a master teacher with a group of children in a classroom setting

♦Daily practicum opportunity for teacher participants to utilize newly-learned multisensory structured language strategies while working with one or two students each day in supervised one-hour sessions

♦Daily lecture period by instructors on history, philosophy, rationale, and background information related to use of multisensory structured language instructional strategies

♦Instruction in explicit strategies to develop vocabulary, promote fluency, and improve reading comprehension

♦Orientation and overview of screening, testing, and evaluation techniques for initial identification as well as assessment of student progress

♦Daily writing of lesson plans with written feedback from master teachers that can be used for later reference

♦Discussion and examples for use of the approach with students in various educational settings: classroom, small group, individual, educational therapy, or academic language therapy

♦Comprehensive instruction in the logic and structure of English [phonology-phonics-morphology-orthography- etymology-semantics-syntax-grammar]

For additional information and downloadable Teacher Application Form, please click here.

Structured Literacy™ Series by Literacy How

Dates and Time:
August 12th – 16th, 9am – 3:30pm

San Mateo County Office of Education
101 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065
(California Suite)

Course Tuition:
San Mateo County SELPA district staff:  $300
Outside of San Mateo County SELPA:  $900
(Tuition includes breakfast, lunch, and materials)

Course Description:
In this five-day (30 hour) course by Literacy How, teachers will learn how to explicitly and systematically teach word recognition skills to students with SLD/Dyslexia. The series will demonstrate how to combine word recognition instruction that teaches foundational skills (i.e., phonemic awareness, decoding, and encoding) with methodology in reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and written expression.

This course will empower teachers with knowledge to enhance their tiered intervention or special education specialized instruction. The instructional strategies and techniques that teachers will learn may be used with an existing program or as part of a Structured Literacy™ approach.

Click here to register or download the flyer for additional information.

Wilson Language Training

Dates and Time:
Fundations Level K Workshop – June 26th, 9am – 3:30pm
Fundations Level 1 Workshop – June 27th, 9am – 3:30pm
Fundations Level 2 Workshop – June 28th, 9am – 3:30pm
Fundations Level 3 Workshop – June 25th, 9am – 3:30pm
Just Words Introductory Workshop – June 27th& 28th, 9am – 3:30pm
Wilson Reading System Introductory Course – June 25th, 26th, & 27th, 8:30am – 3:30pm

Crowne Plaza
1221 Chess Dr,
Foster City, CA 94404

Course Tuition:
All Fundation Levels: $289
Just Words Introductory Workshop: $449
Wilson Reading System Introductory Course:  $649
(Tuition includes, for all workshops, continental breakfast.  Materials are sold separately)

Please visit Wilson Language for additional information and registration.

Slingerland Training
(*Eligible for Teacher Training Scholarships)

Dates & Time:
June 24th  – July 19th, 8:30am – 4pm (M-F)

Instructor & Location:
Kathy Clausen
Hope Academy for Dyslexics
5253 Concord Blvd.
Concord, CA 94520

Course Tuition:
Introductory & Continuum Level Classes – $3025 per level
(1st Year, 2nd Year, or 3rd Year)

Click here to register.

Slingerland Training
(*Eligible for Teacher Training Scholarships)

Dates & Time:
(Intro Level) May 28th – May 30th, 4pm – 10pm & June 10th – July 3rd, 8am – 4pm
(2nd Year / 3rd Year) July 1st – July 3rd & July 8th – July 30th, 8am – 4pm

Instructor & Location:
Shirley Hitchcock
Valley Christian Elementary
1450 N. Leigh Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125

Course Tuition:
Introductory & Continuum Level Classes – $3025 per level
(1st Year, 2nd Year, or 3rd Year)

Click here to register.

Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) Summer Institute

Dates & Time:
Part 1 – Introductory Workshop:  June 17th & 18th
Part 2 – Advanced Workshop:  June 19th – 21st
Full 5-Day Workshop (Parts 1 & 2):  June 17th – 21st
All sessions are held from 9:30 – 3:30 pm

Instructor & Location:
Rebecca Loveless
The Nueva School – San Mateo Campus
131 E 28th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403

Part 1 – Introductory Workshop: $500
Part 2 – Advanced Workshop: $750
Full 5-Day Workshop:  $1150
Registration fee includes all materials and delicious breakfasts, lunches, and snacks each day.

Course Description:
Join educators from the Bay Area and beyond for the sixth annual Structured Word Inquiry Institute. The 2019 institute hosts five days of engaging, practical, and active workshops that enable educators to teach students how to read and spell through a structured inquiry approach.

For additional information and registration, please click here.

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