Orton-Gillingham Training


Pathways to Structured Literacy: The Orton-Gillingham Approach SUmmer 2019

Teaching Level Foundational Skills

This 5-day course is designed to train general and special educators working with all age groups in evidence-based practices for teaching reading and spelling. Participants will receive instruction in the patterns that govern written English along with methodologies for introducing them in a manner that is systematic and explicit. Literacy educators will learn how to simultaneously engage their students’ auditory, visual, and tactile-kinesthetic learning pathways on a consistent basis. Training will also be provided in diagnostic/prescriptive literacy instruction that makes effective use of assessment data in foundational reading and spelling skills.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 35 hours of in-person coursework
  • Required readings with written summaries

Dates: July 29th - August 2nd

Tuition: $750 including materials

Act 48 Hours: 35

Completion earns participant a micro-credential in Foundational Skills of Structured Literacy


Teaching Level Foundational Skills with Practicum - Level One Certification


  • Successful Completion of 5-Day Foundational Skills Course 
  • First In-person Practicum Session at AIM Academy
  • Required readings with written summaries
  • 15 hours of coursework (virtual and in-person)
  • 60 supervised contact hours with student(s) and submission of lesson plans, student profile(s), and other required documentation
  • 5 observational feedback meetings
  • 14 virtual implementation meetings (cohorts of 4- 6 teachers meet for 30 minutes)
  • Comprehensive exam
  • Additional course fee required

Dates: July 29th - August 2nd; Practicum Begins August 13th

Tuition: $2,250

Act 48 Hours: 75

Completion earns the participant Teaching Level Orton-Gillingham Certification


Additional Coursework Options:

Instructor of Teaching Level

Prerequisite: Teaching Level OG Certification

  • 15 hours of coursework for Teaching Level Practicum
  • 45 Hours of new coursework
  • 540 additional contact hours with student(s) and submission of required documentation
  • Review of 20 practicum lesson plans
  • Participation in 10 implementation meetings for Teaching Level practicum candidates
  • Conducting 8 observations and feedback meetings with participants of Teaching Level: Orton-Gillingham Practicum in cooperation with AIM Trainer
  • Participation in 9 observational feedback meetings
  • Required readings with written summaries
  • Successful completion of  comprehensive exam
  • Act 48 Hours: 62

Contact AIM Institute for more details.


Already have your micro-credential and interested in our OG Practicum? Please contact AIM Institute for information.