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Professional Development

2023-2024 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 differences and ADHD but are beneficial for all students.


Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Training for Teachers
The Subscriber Level

Presented by Joanie Gerken, ATFC/OGA, 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 pm - 8:30 pm. Cost: $75. Register here.

Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Training for Teachers
The Classroom Educator Level

Presented by Kristin Lane, Fellow/OGA, 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 at an additional cost. 

Monday-Friday, June 24-28, 2024, 8 am-4 pm. Credit: 3.0 CEUs. Coursework Cost: $1,250 (includes handouts and June Orton Book). Register here. 

Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Training for Teachers 

The Associate Level

Presented by Joanie Gerken, ATFC/OGA, 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 Associate 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 at an additional cost. 

Monday-Friday, July 8-19, 2024, 8 am-4 pm. Credit: 7.0 CEUs. Coursework Cost: $2,000 (includes handouts and June Orton Book). Register here. 

Thinking Maps Foundations: Training of Trainers (K-12)

Thinking Maps is a whole-school, brain-based approach to teaching and learning designed to build foundational critical thinking, problem-solving, comprehension, and communication skills necessary for academic success. The Maps provide a shared visual “language for learning” for an entire school or district. The key to a successful implementation lies with the teacher. Therefore, the focus is on building the capacity of teachers to use and apply the Maps in the classroom. Click here for more about what participants will learn and what is included in the training. Click here to learn more about the "why" behind Thinking Maps.  

Monday-Wednesday, July 22-24, 2024, 8:30 am-3:30 pm. Coursework Cost: $1,495. Register here. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations initiated by registrants for Professional Development Training must be received in writing at least ten (10) business days prior to the first session of the course to be eligible for a refund. A $50 cancellation fee will be charged. Cancellations received after this deadline will not be eligible for a refund. 
 

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