Educator Training, Support and Resources
We Offer Free, Orton-Gillingham Based Training Opportunities for Local Educators.
We’ve heard you. You want OG training, but the normal cost is simply out of reach. Our goal is to help you succeed in the classroom by underwriting solid OG training at little or no cost to you.
In 2014, we sponsored 10 local educators at the national AOGPE conference. In summer 2015 and 2016, national reading expert Ron Yoshimoto trained our first two cohorts of public school educators.
In summer 2017, READWS will hold two 1-week OGI trainings in conjunction with WSFCS. Dates are: June 19-23 and July 10-14. Again, both target schools and educators will be selected by a WSFCS administrative team. To learn more about Yoshimoto OGI training, click here.
Educators - we want to support you.
Teaching a classroom full of students with an enormous disparity of reading levels can be a challenge. Sometimes a student needs more individual attention than resources allow. Through its Augustine ProjectⓇ tutoring program, READWS provides well-trained volunteer tutors who work at whatever level a struggling student needs, no matter the grade level. Tutors work 1:1 using an Orton-Gillingham approach. Tutors come twice weekly, usually for 45-60 minutes, and they work at the pace the student can be successful. This program is open to economically disadvantaged students.
Refer a Student
Educators – if you have a low-income student who is struggling with literacy skills, we hope we can help. Please fill out an educator referral form.
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We’d like to keep in touch with you. Please join our email list to receive newsletters about training sessions, resource materials, free downloadable worksheets, Augustine Literacy Project ® updates and more. Please note we will not overwhelm your email box and we will not give away any contact information to a third party. To sign up, click here.
Other Educator Training and Support
Sometimes you need a fresh idea to get through to a student. Perhaps it’s b/d confusion, or a student who can’t seem to remember simple sight words. Sometimes you wish you understood more about struggling readers and how to help. Maybe you’ve heard there are six syllable types but don’t if that’s really important. ReadWS wants to help you get the information you need to help you as you work with your struggling readers, writers and spellers.
Use our free resources. Tell us what you need. We are here to be part of the solution as we all work together to have our Forsyth County students reading, writing and spelling on grade level and ready to succeed.
We're Here to Help!
If you are a school, we would be happy to come share what we’ve learned during the last 16 years as we’ve worked with economically disadvantaged students with reading problems. If you are an individual educator, we are happy to share ideas, point you to resources, or create new resources that would help you. ReadWS wants to serve you.