The Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Course is designed to teach the rationale for the Orton-Gillingham Approach for classroom reading and spelling instruction. The course is a minimum of thirty hours and there will be required readings. The course will include the following components:
The principles of the Orton-Gillingham Approach
The nature of the dyslexic learner
The structure of the English language
The development of vocabulary and reading comprehension
The sequence of reading and spelling instruction
General understanding the reading acquisition
How to write an Orton-Gillingham lesson plan
Cost: $700 – Course tuition does not include textbooks or the teacher provided materials (a course notebook and cards). A $350 non-refundable deposit is due with registration. A $100 materials fee will be due on the first day of class.
Course Instructor: Anne Vickers, Accredited Training Fellow, AOGPE
Anne Vickers is an accredited Training Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE). Anne served asHead of Sandhills School in Columbia, South Carolina for seventeen years from 2001-2018. Since her retirement in 2018, Anne has been working as a consultant withadministrators, parents, teachers and students in schools that offer programs forstudents with dyslexia and other learning differences.
Ms. Vickers began her career in education over forty years ago. She graduated from the College of Charleston in 1977, and then received a Master of Education in Special Education from the College of Charleston in 1982. Since then, Ms. Vickers has dedicated her entire career to teaching students who learn differently. Ms. Vickers became a Fellow of the AOGPE in 1995. She had the great fortune of working closely withtwo of the pioneers in AGOPE, Dr. Lucia R. Karnes and Diana H. King. She has conducted numerous Orton-Gillingham training seminars for teachers, parents and administrators.
Ms. Vickers has served on many boards catering to the needs of dyslexic people. She has been a speaker at local, regional and national conferences.
Trident Academy admits students of any race, color, gender, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial assistance programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.