Orton-Gillingham Training Sessions
“It has changed the way I teach.” –Susan Nyman, Trident Academy
Orton-Gillingham training at Trident Academy offers participants the opportunity to learn
an effective approach for teaching children with language-based learning difficulties.
Taught by an Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE)
Fellow, the training prepares teachers to instruct diagnostically and prescriptively, either
individually or in a classroom setting.
Trident Academy is one of 17 Academy Accredited Training Programs in the
United States, and one of only six whose training is accredited at the Certified level.
Trident Academy currently offers training for the Associate Level membership.
“I am really glad that I went through the training and process of Orton-Gillingham. I have
worked with three different students – a kindergartner, 2nd grader, and 4th grader – and
am amazed at what they can do.” –Stephanie Pullon, Hilton Head Prep
2 OPTIONS FOR ORTON-GILLINGHAM TRAINING
SUMMER – An intensive 60-hour course over eight days June 3-13, 2013 with
option for practicum.
ACADEMIC YEAR – A year-long training with course work taken throughout the
year in conjunction with a practicum beginning August 6, 2013.
This is an intensive course. In addition to in-class work, homework is assigned and
trainees must complete the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
(AOGPE) required readings. The class fulfills the required 60 hours of course work for
the AOGPE. Although not required, a practicum experience is strongly recommended.
SUMMER TRAINING 2013
Monday through Thursday June 3-6 and 10-13 (eight days) from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
60 hours total, fulfilling the course work requirement of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham
Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE). Trainees considering a practicum must discuss
this with the course director when they apply. Three professional development credits
may be earned by taking this course.
ACADEMIC YEAR TRAINING 2013-14
Tuesday through Friday August 6-9, 2013 (four days) from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. AND
Every Thursday from August 15, 2013 through May 2014 from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Trainees will also tutor a student for 100 hours over the academic year 2013-14.
Training fulfills the course work and practicum requirements for Associate level of the
Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE)
Trainer: Sheila Costello, M.S. F/AOGPE
Contact Sheila Costello at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.