Orton-Gillingham (Virtual) Summer Course
July 19-23, 2021
9 am – 3:30 pm daily
The 30-hour Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator course with Katie Takayanagi M.S., F/AOGPE, Orton-Gillingham Tutor/Teacher Trainer
Your O-G Trainer:
Katie Takayanagi, M.S., F/AOGPE, is an Orton-Gillingham teacher-trainer and tutor based in Brooklyn, NY, and a native New Englander. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University in French Studies and an M.S. from Antioch University New England in Environmental Studies, as well as a middle school science teaching certification. She tutors students of all ages in both school and home settings and trains educators who teach in a variety of settings as well. In addition to her work as a tutor and teacher-trainer, Katie leads a team of educators at, an Orton-Gillingham tutoring company serving students throughout New York City.
What you will receive:
The 30-hour Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator course is aligned with the Standards of the Orton-Gillingham Academy. It is designed to provide educators with the knowledge to teach reading and writing skills using a structured, simultaneously multisensory, evidence-based approach at the whole class or small group level. The course addresses reading acquisition in all learners as well as the nature and needs of the dyslexic learner, the principles of the Orton-Gillingham approach, and knowledge of the structure of the English language. Teachers learn to design and implement Orton-Gillingham-based lessons involving phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and handwriting. A supervised 50-hour practicum is highly recommended for teachers who have completed the course work, where they will be able to implement what they learn in their particular setting with the mentorship of an OGA Fellow.
Individuals seeking Classroom Educator certification through the Orton-Gillingham Academy may apply to the Academy after the successful completion of the course and practicum.
Sponsored by The Hamilton Institute and the Hamilton School at Wheeler. Hamilton is a member of the International Dyslexia Association and the National Association of Independent Schools.
The course costs $1200.00. For more information contact Jeanette Epstein, 401-528-2119