The following is an overview of courses offered to professionals by The Rankin Institute during the 2012/13 school year. Full details and dates can be found in The Rankin Institute Programs brochure. To view, click on the brochure cover below, right. To register, follow the link provided.
“MY CHILD HAS WHAT?” is a workshop series providing information and strategies on specific disorders and diagnoses such as attention deficits, reading and math disorders, auditory processing deficits, anxiety, and related medications. The workshops may be taken for continuing education credit.
THE ORTON-GILLINGHAM SUBSCRIBER COURSE, presented by Joanie Gerken, Fellow/AOGPE is a five-part course offered to parents and other professionals to familiarize them with the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching. This course is an excellent introduction for those who are considering further training in the Orton-Gillingham approach.
ORTON GILLINGHAM MULTISENSORY TRAINING FOR TEACHERS is also presented by Joanie Gerken, Fellow/AOGPE. This seminar follows the Certified curriculum guidelines established by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Certified membership in the Academy requires 100 hours of coursework and 200 hours of supervised teaching beyond the Associate level of training. Certified Level, Part One is an opportunity to fulfill a portion of this training.
FRAMING YOUR THOUGHTS is presented by Nancy Raskind of Project Read®/Language Circle. This course is designed to give teachers the tools to improve students’ writing skills. The foundation of communication through written expression is the basic sentence. The course covers sentence structure as well as paragraph development and
composition. Sentence structure is presented in a sequential order beginning with the simple sentence and moving to complex sentences using multisensory strategies to develop the basic concepts and skills of written expression. The curriculum can be started in grade one and is applicable through adult education.
READING COMPREHENSION STRAND - REPORT FORM is presented by Nancy Raskind of Project Read®/Language Circle. Report Form teaches students to analyze underlying structure of expository text. This process employs questioning strategies that build independent study skills to assist in transferring to curriculum texts and test taking. The curriculum teaches outlining skills in a concrete, sequential manner employing multisensory techniques to assist learners with memory and text processing weaknesses in collecting and organizing important information. Report Form is applicable from grades 3 – 12.