Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham Approach Basic Training
OGI BASIC: June 19-23 or July 10-14
READWS will sponsor two 1-week Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham (OGI) BASIC trainings for WSFCS educators in summer 2017. The trainings will be for up to 60 WSFCS educators in our area and will be taught by Henri Brown, NC Trainer for OGI. These trainings are specifically for schools invited by the WSFCS District, and their leadership team will make final educator selection.
As has been demonstrated across the country, a structured literacy approach – whether as whole group instruction for word study in the regular classroom or as tiered intervention — works to improve the outcomes for struggling readers. The OG (structured literacy) approach is not a canned curriculum. Rather, it is an approach that deepens educator knowledge regarding language structure, demonstrates how teachers can incorporate effective Orton-Gillingham practices in their classroom, and gives educators materials and resources to use in daily literacy instruction.
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Ronald Yoshimoto, M.Ed, M.S.W., who leads OGI, is a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham (OG) Practitioners and Educators. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the fields of social work, education and dyslexia. He has been a social worker, counselor, teacher, educational diagnostician, principal, consultant and teacher trainer. He was principal of ASSETS School, a private school for students with dyslexia and gifted children, for 18 years. He is a former president of the Hawaii Branch of International Dyslexia Association and vice-president of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners. Ron has focused his expertise on developing the OG methodology for training public school teachers in the general and special education environments using OG, OG Advanced methodology, preschool literacy/numeracy, focused intervention, reading comprehension strategy (called “Connections”) and multi-sensory math.