Teacher Training Programs


We understand that qualified Orton-Gillingham teacher training courses may become available throughout the calendar year that we may not be aware of and/or may not have listed at the present time. If the training center or class that you are interested in applying to is not listed below, please contact us at least one month in advance of the course start date. Please allow one month for the committee to contact the center to determine if the course meets IDA standards. However, there is no guarantee that this program will be approved unless the teacher training program/course meets IDA standards. Please review our Teacher Training Scholarships page and guidelines document for complete details. Current scholarships are available up to $1500 per course, not to exceed the cost of the class and required materials.

For more information about what constitutes IDA standards for classroom teachers, please visit our national IDA website.

The Kansas- Missouri Branch of the International Dyslexia Association developed the Teacher Training Scholarship Program to provide educators in our bi-state region an opportunity to receive financial assistance for instruction in structured literacy. We use the National IDA’s list of accredited programs found here as our guide for programs that meet IDA standards. Occasionally, other programs are approved on a case by case basis with necessary materials and information provided to our Scholarship Committee for review. KSMO IDA does not endorse specific workshops or trainings to support students with dyslexia and receipt of scholarship funds from the KSMO IDA branch is not indicative of their endorsement.

 

Virtual Summer Series: Assistive Technology for Students with Dyslexia

Co-sponsored by IDA Los Angeles and Wilson Language Training
Location: Online
Date: On the following Tuesdays in July: July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020
Cost: Pay what you want ($25, $50 or $75)
https://dyslexiala.org/current-events

This series will take place over the course of four interactive virtual presentations on the following Tuesdays in July: July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020. Presentations will occur from 9 am – 11 am PST. Registered participants will also receive access to a recording of each presentation.

Topics include:

  • A Review of the Research on Assistive Technology for Students with Dyslexia
  • Empowering All Learners to Acquire a Digital Voice
  • Using Text-to-Speech and Speech-to-Text Tools to Facilitate Work Completion
  • Technology Tools that Support Executive Functioning Skills

 

Live Virtual Orton-Gillingham Course for Teachers

Pathways to Proficient Reading Course
Location: Online
July and August 2020
Teachers who complete this course will be eligible for Classroom Educator Level certification from the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Investing in Structured Literacy ™ trainings such as this one is a proven way to enhance teacher skills and provide students with evidence-based instruction to improve reading skills!
https://dyslexiala.org/current-events

As of May 2020, the following courses offered at the following training sites are eligible for KSMO IDA teacher training scholarships:

 

AIM Institute for Researching and Learning

Pathways to Proficient Reading Course
Location: Online
June 17, 2020- August 19, 2020
Cost: $550
https://institute.aimpa.org/aim-pathways/aim-pathways-individual-cohort
https://Institute.aimpa.org/professional-training
Contact: kkeesey@AIMPA.org

 

Apple Group

Connections OG in 3D

Location: Jonesboro, AR
Cost: $2100 for training

June 22- 26, 2020, July 6 -10, 2020, July 27- 31, 2020, August 3-7, 2020

Location: Bloomfield, MO
Cost: $2300 for training
Register at http://applegroupdyslexia.com/

 

Brainspring Academy

Phonics First Level 1

Location: Livestream option
2020 Five day course
To enroll: https://brainspring.com/
Cost: $1295

 

Churchill Center & School

To register for classes: contact Mary Brotherton at mbrotherton@churchillstl.org or call 314-997-4343 Website: http://www.churchillstl.org/outreach-workshops/language-training/

Orton-Gillingham (Wilson) 3-Day Introductory Training
Location: St. Louis, MO
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost: $675
Materials additional cost and must be purchased at www.wilsonlanguage.com

Fundations K Location: St. Louis, MO
Fundations Level 1 Location: St. Louis, MO
Fundations Level 2 Location: St. Louis, MO
Fundations workshops are 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM .
Cost for any level of Fundations: $300 plus the cost of materials.
Materials can be purchased at www.wilsonlanguage.com

 

Fundamental Learning Center

Literacy Intervention Specialist Introductory Course
Location: Wichita, KS and virtual class
June 1 – 12 2020, Feb 8 – 9 2021, July 26-Aug 6, 2021, Oct 12-23 2020, June 7-18 2021
8:30 AM-4:30 PM daily

Total Cost: $2,882.00 + materials tax ($2,275.00 tuition + $607 materials) Deposit: $700
3 graduate credit hours available from Friends University for an additional $255

Fundamental Learning Center: Take Flight Level I
July 12-24, 2020 May 17-28, 2021 8:30 – 4:30 daily
Total Cost: $3,622.50 + tax ($2,725.00 tuition + $897.50 materials) Deposit: $700.00
3 graduate credit hours available from Friends University for an additional $255
To register: www.funlearn.org (316) 684-7323 tkofford@funlearn.org

 

Horizon Academy

Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Training
Location: currently online
June 1 – 6, 2020 Cost: $1,150
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
To register: http://horizon-academy.org/o-g-training/

 

IMSE (Institute for Multi-Sensory Education)

Virtual Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training or Intermediate Training
Location: currently online in a virtual format
Must include instructor interaction and feedback via online meeting format.
Cost for each class: $1175

Option 1 – May 4-8, 2020 June 1- 5, 2020,
Option 2 – May 11- 15, 2020 June 8 – 12, 2020
Option 3 – May 26- 29, 2020 June 15-19, 2020
8:00 AM- 3:30 PM
To register: Registrations@Orton-Gillingham.com or call 844-325-3149

 

Learning Abilities

Phonics Fundamentals: An Orton-Gillingham Approach to Teaching Reading
Location: Parkville, MO

June 15-26, 2020 Monday-Friday
3:00 PM- 6:40 PM C
ost: $500 includes materials
To register: Call (816)505-9865 or go to https://www.learningabilities.net/

 

KETRS: KS Offered through TASN.

Applicants must participate in the kick-off as well as all four virtual support sessions to be eligible for a scholarship for the materials reimbursement.
Virtual Units 1- 4 Location: online
August 25- Kick off 4 – 4:45 PM
Nov. 3- Unit1 – 4-5:30 PM Cost: Training is free
Dec. 15- Unit 2- 4-5:30 PM Materials: $349
March 2- Unit 3- 4-5:30 PM
May 4- Unit 4- 4-5:30 PM
Register at www.ksdetasn.org

 

LETRS: MO Offered through local RPDC

**Only the blended format is approved for scholarships. Applicants must participate in all four end of unit trainings with RPDC facilitator in a face to face or virtual format. The online only self-paced format is not approved. Contact your local RPDC for additional dates and locations for LETRS blended trainings. **

Location: Kansas City
Volume 1: Units 1-4 Year 1
Launch: Aug. 17, 2020
Nov. 6, 2020
Jan 1, 2021
Mar, 5, 2021
Contact: Heidi Newlon
newlonh@umkc.edu

Location: Springfield
Volume 1: Units 1-4 Year 1
Nov. 5, 2020
Feb. 27,
Apr. 7, 2021
Contact: Jana Loge
janaloge@missouristate.edu

Location: Northeast Truman University
Volume 1
Launch- Aug. 31, 2020
Oct. 19, 2020
Dec. 14, 2020
Feb. 16, 2021
Apr. 1, 2021
Contact: Sheila Thurman
sthurman@truman.edu

Location: Northeast Truman University
Volume 2
Launch- Aug. 31, 2020
Oct. 6, 2020
Nov. 4, 2020
Jan. 6, 2021
Feb. 19, 2021
Contact: Shelia Thurman
sthurman@truman.edu

Location: Northwest RPDC
Volume 1
Aug. 3, 2020
Oct. 1, 2020
Dec. 3, 2020
Feb. 1, 2021
Apr. 1, 2021
Contact: Jane Jackson
JJACKSO@nwmissouri.edu

Location: NORTHWEST RPDC
Volume 2
July 27, 2020
Oct. 2, 2020
Dec. 7, 2020
Feb. 16, 2021
Apr. 5, 2021
Contact: Jane Jackson
JJACKSO@nwmissouri.edu

Location: Southeast MO Campus
Volume 1 (Cohort 1):
Launch June 12, 2020 (virtual)
Unit 1: July 21, 2020
Unit 2: Oct. 1, 2020
Unit 3: Nov. 18, 2020
Unit 4: Jan, 14, 2021
Contact: Cindy Rodgers
crodgers@semo.edu

Location: Southeast MO Campus
Volume 1 (Cohort 2):
Launch: Oct. 5, 2020
Unit 1: Dec. 2, 2020
Unit 2: Feb. 17, 2021
Unit 3: Apr. 14, 2021
Unit 4: June 23, 2021
Contact: Cindy Rogers
crodgers@semo.edu

Location: Southeast MO Campus
Volume 2
Unit 5: Aug. 12, 2020
Unit 6: Oct. 21, 2020
Unit 7: Dec. 7, 2020
Unit 8: Feb. 2, 2021
Contact: Cindy Rodgers
crodgers@semo.edu

www.voyagersopris.com

Cost: $400 plus $349 for materials

 

Lexercise

Location: online
Course 1 (Structure of Written English)
Course 2 (Multisensory Structured Literacy Instruction
Cost of each class: $350 tuition for 3 month access to online materials, resources, assessments, and final exam. Classes must be taken in order.
To register: courses@Lexercise.com Attn: Liz

 

OG Instruction Learning Centre

AOGPE
Location: online

Classroom Educator Training (5 days) Cost: $1000
Associate Level Training (8 days) Cost: $1600
July 13 – 16, 2020 and July 20 – 23, 2020
August 3 – 6, 2020 and August 10 – 13, 2020

Training is also available on Tuesday & Thursdays, and one or two Saturdays a month, starting in January 2020. Please contact Laurie Leason for more information.
To register: www.OGinstruction.com Laurie Leason, Fellow/AOGPE 716-848-9303

 

RTTTT (Reading Teachers for Top Ten Tools)

IDA Accreditation Course
Location: Online
Top Ten Tools Accreditation course
Cost: $700
To register: https://readingteacherstoptentools.com/enroll/

 

Springfield Center for Dyslexia and Learning:

Take Flight Introductory Course
Location: Springfield, MO (Cox Health South Campus)
To register, contact Jayna Bruns: jayna@scdlmo.com


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