Virtual OG Training

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Throughout the year, we offer virtual Orton-Gillingham (OG) training courses. When training sessions are available, we will post a link that will include instructions and details for registration.


OG Course Options:


We offer three training options. Please read over the descriptions below and choose the option that best meets your needs, according to both the level of students you support and your purpose for training. Kindergarten OG Training


(All Kindergarten Teachers and Kindergarten Instructional Assistants) This course is designed for individuals working with Kindergarten students and those students at the early-literacy level. Instruction is designed to support individuals intending to utilize our online lesson plans. Course content provides participants with evidence-based practices on the following critical foundational literacy skills:

  • phonological and phonemic awareness

  • letter recognition and print concepts

  • early phonics skills: common word families, short vowels, consonant digraphs (h-brothers), blends/clusters and long vowels

  • high-frequency words

  • fluency

  • handwriting

Basic OG Training


(All Teachers, Interventionists and Instructional Assistants who serve Grades 1 and Up) This course covers both the foundational and the more advanced Orton-Gillingham literacy skills. Basic OG Course Content includes: Critical Foundational Literacy Skills:

  • phonological and phonemic awareness

  • letter recognition and print concepts

  • early phonics skills: common word families, short vowels, consonant digraphs (h-brothers), blends/clusters and long vowels

  • high-frequency words

  • fluency

  • handwriting


Advanced Orton-Gillingham Literacy Skills:

  • six syllable types (open, closed, magic e, r-controlled, vowel team, and consonant +le)

  • syllable division strategies

  • spelling generalizations

  • morphology (common prefix and suffixes)

The Indiana Department Of Education Reading Specialist - Indiana Only The Indiana Department of Education has approved the M. A. Rooney Foundation as a training vendor for the Indiana Reading Specialist certification as required by the Indiana Dyslexia legislation.

If you are interested in attaining the IDOE Reading Specialist Certificate, you must fully attend and complete our prerequisite Basic OG Training session, and then complete a 10-hour independent module. The Independent Training Module includes the following:

  • reading science

  • written expression

  • diagnostic assessments

  • prescriptive lesson plans

  • dyslexia awareness

  • RtI


Our training utilizes a virtual online training platform. Our blended training includes Independent Activities, Live Lectures (zoom meetings), and Proficiency Activities. A detailed syllabus ensures participants have a clear understanding of required tasks.

Participants are encouraged to register with a colleague or team.


For additional information and conversation, please feel free to contact us.

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