This course, previously sponsored by Learning Ally, one of Whizzimo's national partners, is going into its fourth year and is responsible for training over 300 teachers, tutors, and parents throughout the United States and around the world.
The Classroom Educator Coursework is designed to introduce participants to the principles of the Orton-Gillingham Approach. This instructional methodology improves the reading and spelling abilities of students in the general education setting, those with language-based learning disabilities, English language learners, and struggling readers.
Parents and tutors will also benefit from this course because David Katz, the course's instructor, has added additional content to make the course relevant to one-on-one instruction.
This course is delivered using a live, interactive webmeeting format where participants will interact with each other while also having all of their questions answered by David and his assistants.
By the end of the course, each participant will know how to deliver effective whole-group, small-group, and individual Orton-Gillingham lessons with fidelity.
Although I was familiar with Orton Gillingham as a phonics-based program, I had no idea how it worked or how helpful it would be, not only for struggling readers, but also as a means to teach general education students. The process is simple and fun to learn and David Katz is a wonderful teacher. I took a bright, six year old child who could only read the letters I and M and the number 5 to knowing each letter, its sounds and reading simple 3 letter words in just a few months. Her self-esteem, which had suffered, has sky-rocketed! To this end I am ever grateful I took this course. It will save many childrens’ lives who would otherwise drown in a sea of letters. David Katz is the most dedicated educator I have ever met.
- Christine Cuthbertson, M.Ed., LDT-C
David Katz, a Fellow at the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, has trained and mentored over 2,000 teachers in the Orton-Gillingham methodology.
An experienced educator, David has a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. He also has extensive experience tutoring students through his private practice in Metuchen, New Jersey.
In addition to training teachers through workshops, David has also trained teachers as an adjunct professor at both Rutgers and William Patterson Universities.
He is also active in the literacy community, serving as a past president of the New Jersey Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, on the advisory board of the New Jersey Learning Disabilities Association, and as a lecturer at over 300 conferences throughout the United States and abroad.
Most importantly, as the videos below demonstrate, David infuses substantive content with his engaging and animated style, making his training sessions a joy to attend.
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Contact Information: David Katz, MAT Phone: 732.548.3451 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Katz has tutored my son since elementary school. Due to his guidance and talent, my son has entered college this year with strong reading comprehension and writing skills. My family has seen what true Orton-Gilllingham remediation can do in developing academic skills for children with dyslexia.
- Sharon Gilson, Parent
Session #1: June 19-23
Session #2: August 7-11
Daily Session Times
9:00am - 4:00pm EST
$800 for an individual participant
$4000 for a school/business site license for all staff
Accepted Forms of Payment
A copy of David Katz’s book, The Orton-Gillingham Playbook - $50 value.
David Katz’s phonogram card pack - $40 value.
A one year subscription to Whizzimo.com - $199 value.
Continued support via monthly office hours with David Katz throughout the 2017-2018 school year.
Optional additional training and certification opportunities.
Access to a closed Facebook group for course graduates.
About Orton-Gillingham - A Proven Methodology
The Orton-Gillingham methodology is appropriate for teaching individuals in classrooms, small groups or 1:1 settings; in kindergarten, elementary, and secondary grades. For over 70 years, this proven methodology has taught thousands with how to read, spell, and write better. Many of today’s most successful reading programs sprung from this original source of multi-sensory structured language (MSL) instruction. The Orton-Gillingham methodology has been applied to general education classrooms in addition to supporting struggling learners.
The Classroom Educator course we are presenting follows the guidelines of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.