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Professional Development

2019-2020 Professional Development

The Professional Development series provides continuing education credit for teachers and interested professionals.  The courses are designed to provide tools for teaching students with learning disabilities and ADHD, but are beneficial for all students.
 

Project Read® Framing Your Thoughts

Presented by Joanie Gerken, Fellow/ AOGPE, this is a 10-part course 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. 
Various dates, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Credit: 2.0 CEUs. Cost: $700 (includes materials) 
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Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Training for Teachers -

The Subscriber Level

Presented by Joanie Gerken, Fellow/ AOGPE, this is a three-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. 
Various dates, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Cost: $75 
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Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Training for Teachers -

The Classroom Educator Level

Presented by Joanie Gerken, Fellow/AOGPE, this seminar follows the Classroom Educator curriculum guidelines established by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators which include classroom instruction, selected readings, and supervised teaching. Following this coursework, those interested in pursuing the Classroom Educator credential with the Orton-Gillingham Academy must complete 50 hours of supervised teaching. This practicum may be arranged through The Rankin Institute or individually with the instructing Fellow. 
Monday-Friday, June 22-26, 2020, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Credit: 3.0 CEUs. Cost: $1,250 (includes handouts and June Orton Book) 
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Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Training for Teachers - 

The Associate Level

Presented by Joanie Gerken, Fellow/AOGPE, this seminar follows the Associate curriculum guidelines established by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators which includes classroom instruction, selected readings, and supervised teaching. Following this coursework, those interested in pursuing the Classroom Educator credential with the Orton-Gillingham Academy must complete 100 hours of supervised teaching. This practicum may be arranged through The Rankin Institute or individually with the instructing Fellow. 
Monday-Friday, July 13-24, 2020, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Credit: 7.0 CEUs. Cost: $2,000 (includes handouts and June Orton Book) 
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