Edison Teaching and Learning Center

Edison Teaching and Learning Center is an approved vendor for the State of Oregon Dyslexia Training. All course goals are provided by the Orton-Gillingham Academy training curriculum, which can be found online here. The Academy is accredited by the International Dyslexia Association through the Alliance.

Edison is pleased to offer three different Orton-Gillingham training courses taught by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Fellow, Orton-Gillingham Academy, Director of Literacy Instruction, Edison High School.

Course Offerings

Associate, Part 1: Classroom Educator

Enrollment Open (Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree)

30 hours - Online Independent & Live Video Conference (in-person option for local participants)

$1,040 (required textbook and visual drill cards purchased separately)

Registration links for Associate, Part 1: Classroom Educator

July 10 - 14 (Session 1) - Click here for registration 

July 17 - 21 (Session 2)- Click here for registration

Both sessions meet from 8:30 AM to 4 PM PST

Prerequisites

  • Completion of the OGA Subscriber Course (approximately 6-10 hours) is required prior to the first day of the course. 
  • A Bachelor’s Degree

1. The Classroom Educator curriculum leads to a basic understanding of the following elements of Orton-Gillingham instruction.

  • Reading acquisition in all learners and the nature and needs of the dyslexic learner
  • Phonological and phonemic awareness
  • Phonics
  • Reading fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading comprehension

2. The Orton-Gillingham Approach

  • Awareness of the seminal works
  • Brain Research in relation to reading
  • Understanding the difference between an Approach and a scripted program
  • Knowledge of the principles of the instruction and the ability to explain why the principles of the Orton-Gillingham Approach are effective
  • Knowledge and structure of the English language
  • Development of the Orton-Gillingham lesson plan for groups or classroom

Those planning to teach 1:1 or small groups (Reading Specialists, Resource Room Teachers, etc.) are encouraged to take Associate, Part 1 (Classroom Educator) and Part 2.

Three graduate credits are available through PSU with the completion of supplementary reading assignments (additional charge payable to PSU).

Practicum: This course does not include the practicum, which incorporates diagnostic and prescriptive feedback and support on every aspect of the Orton-Gillingham Approach. Completion of a practicum is required to apply to the Academy for membership at the Classroom Educator Level. 

Classroom Educator Requirements

  • 50 hours of supervised teaching in a classroom or small group
  • Five observations by a Fellow or qualified supervisor. 
  • Practicum Length: minimum of eight months

Additional Requirements:

  • Required reading list

The practicum is available for an additional fee. Contact Elizabeth Johnson, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call (503) 297-2336 for more information. 

Click here to purchase the required textbook, The Gillingham Manual
Click here to purchase the required Basic Sound Deck

To register for the required OGA Subscriber Course  visit http://courses.ortonacademy.org/.

Associate, Part 2

Enrollment Open (Prerequisite: Associate, Part 1: Classroom Educator)

30 hours - Online Independent & Live Video Conference (in-person option for local participants) 

$1,040 + required textbook and visual card deck to be purchased separately.

July 31 - August 4, 2023

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM PST

Click here to register for Associate, Part 2.

Pay online

Prerequisite: Associate, Part 1: Classroom Educator (see above for Part 1)

Three graduate credits are available through PSU after completing supplementary reading assignments (additional charge payable to PSU).

Associate, Part 2 gives participants the knowledge and skill to provide one-to-one instruction to students with dyslexia. It is also recommended for those teaching small groups of struggling readers.

  1. Participants will understand the rationale for selecting the Orton-Gillingham Approach for individuals with dyslexia.
  2. Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the following instructional topics:
    • Reading acquisition in all learners, including the brain basis of reading and the essential components of good reading instruction.
    • Dyslexia
    • The Orton-Gillingham Approach
    • Assessment
    • Lesson plan
  3. Lesson planning for 1:1 and small group instruction
  4. Implementation of the lesson plan.

Practicum: This course does not include the practicum, which incorporates diagnostic and prescriptive feedback and support on every aspect of the Orton-Gillingham Approach. The completion of a practicum is required to apply to the OGA for membership at the Associate level. You are not considered to be Orton-Gillingham trained until you have completed a practicum experience and your application to the Academy at the Associate level has been approved.

Associate Practicum Requirements

Option A: 

  • 100 hours supervised teaching 1:1 
  • Ten observations by a Fellow or qualified supervisor. 
  • Practicum length:  minimum of eight months 

Option B: 

  • 50 hours of supervised teaching of small groups
  • Five observations of small groups by a Fellow or qualified supervisor 

 and

  • 50 hours of supervised teaching 1:1 
  • Five observations of 1:1 by a Fellow or qualified supervisor. 
  • Practicum length: minimum of eight months

Additional Requirements:

  • Required reading list
  • Student profile
  • Pre-, post- and annotated lesson plans 

The practicum is available for an additional fee. Contact Elizabeth Johnson, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call (503) 297-2336 for more information.

Click here to purchase the required textbook, The Gillingham Manual
Click here to purchase the required Basic Sound Deck

Certified, Part 1

Enrollment Open (Prerequisite: OGA Associate membership)

50 hours Online Independent & Live Video Conference

$1,500 

July 24 - 29, 2023 (Mon-Sat)

8:30 AM - 3 PM PST

Click here to register for Certified, Part 1

Prerequisite: OGA Associate membership. Participants must provide a copy of their Associate certificate before the course starts.

The Certified curriculum is in addition to and more depth than the topics covered at the Associate level. Part 1 (50 hours) and Part 2 (50 hours) of coursework are required for an accumulated total of 100 hours over two years. Parts 1 and 2 are offered on a rotating basis and do not need to be taken sequentially. Participants are eligible to apply to the Orton-Gillingham Academy at the Certified level upon completion of the 100 hours of coursework and practicum requirements.

The training curriculum for the Certified level includes the following goals of the Orton-Gillingham Approach.

  1. The Certified member is able to explain the underlying principles and describe the specific concepts and procedures that set the Orton-Gillingham Approach apart from others.
  2. The Certified member of the Academy demonstrates the knowledge and skill to provide instruction as an independent Orton-Gillingham practitioner.
  3. Certified, Part 1 Instructional topics
    • OGA Certified Requirements
    • Understanding the Effects of Dyslexia
    • Phonological/Phonemic Awareness
    • Alphabet Awareness
    • Orthography
    • Intermediate Phonic/Spelling Rules & Generalizations
    • Advanced History of the English Langugage
    • Advanced Morphology
    • Etymology
    • Advanced Grammar
    • Writing
    • Oral Reading Fluency
    • Vocabulary
    • Reading Comprehension Instruction
    • The Certified Lesson Plan

Practicum: This course does not include the practicum, which incorporates diagnostic and prescriptive feedback and support on every aspect of the Orton-Gillingham Approach. The completion of a practicum is required to apply to the OGA for membership at the Certified level. You are not considered to be Orton-Gillingham trained at the Certified level until you have completed a practicum experience and your application to the Academy has been approved. 

Certified Practicum Requirements:

  • 200 hours of supervised teaching of 1:1 
  • Ten observations by a Fellow or qualified supervisor.
  • Practicum length is a minimum of two years.

Additional Requirements:

  • Required reading list
  • Two student profiles - One of a lower level language student and one of a higher level language student
  • Pre-, post- and annotated lesson plans for both students

The practicum is available for an additional fee. 

For more information contact Elizabeth Johnson, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call Edison at (503) 297-2336. 

Certified Part 2

Enrollment Closed (Prerequisite: OGA Associate membership)

50 hours Online Independent & Live Video Conference

This course will be offered in Summer, 2024. Part 1 and Part 2 are offered on a rotating basis each summer and do not need to be taken sequentially.

Payment

Payment is due at the time of registration. If you have already registered and would like to pay online, please visit Edison's plastiq.com (fees may apply). If paying online, please use your last name as the "Student ID" number. If you would prefer to pay by check, please send a check payable to Edison High School to 9020 Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225 with the registrant's last name and "OGA" in the memo line.

Any questions? Reach out to Elizabeth Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CONTACT EDISON

Edison High School
9020 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway
Portland, OR 97225

Phone: 503-297-2336
Fax: 503-297-2527

Edison High School is located on the campus of Jesuit High School.

Located in Portland, Oregon, Edison High School is a private school dedicated to meeting the special education needs of Learning Disabled teens (LD teens). Our students' learning differences include dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, Tourette syndrome, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, auditory processing, visual processing, communication disorders, executive functioning weakness and nonverbal learning disorders.