Orton-Gillingham Courses to be Offered To Teachers
Teaneck, NJ (April 16, 2008) ó Project Read, a research-based multi-sensory Language Arts program for struggling readers, is coming to Fairleigh Dickinson Universityís Vancouver campus. This course, based on an Orton Gillingham approach, was first introduced to Vancouver about 20 years ago, when the original course authors lectured here. This summer, students will have the opportunity to take two Project Read courses at Fairleigh Dickinsonís Vancouver, British Columbia Campus, from August 11-14. Each course can be taken for one graduate credit at the FDU-Vancouver rate of $575 or for the continuing education fee of $250 each.
The Project Read courses will be presented by FDUís Orton Gillingham Dyslexia Specialist training program, which is accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Educational Council (IMSLEC). Each course consists of 12.5 hours of classroom time with instructor Barbara McAuliffe, an FDU-certified Orton- Gillingham Therapist and Teacher Trainer as well as a Project Read certified trainer. Students will learn to utilize Orton-Gillingham techniques for teaching reading comprehension. The Orton-Gillingham method is an in intensive, sequential, multi-sensory approach to instruction that is effective with all learners, but particularly critical to effective instruction for struggling readers, including students with dyslexia.
In Story Form, offered on August 11 and 12, teachers will learn multi-sensory strategies and techniques for reading narrative text. The curriculum introduces eight different story genres. It teaches literary elements by making them concrete and meaningfully through symbols.
Report Form will be offered on August 13 and 14 and will instruct teachers in teaching multi-sensory strategies and techniques for gathering, organizing and synthesizing information when reading expository text. It moves systematically from identifying the subject of a report to teaching a process for identifying key facts and supporting details.
For more information about this program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.