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 2

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

30 hours Online Independent & Live Video 
$1,040 + required textbook and visual card deck to be purchased separately.

Click here to register for Associate, Part 2.

Saturdays: Jan. 7, Jan. 14, Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4:         9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wednesdays: Jan. 11, Jan. 18, Jan. 25, Feb. 1                    4:00- 7:00 p.m. 

Class time includes breaks. 

Pay online

  1. The Associate in training (the trainee) understands the rationale for selecting the Orton-Gillingham Approach for individuals with dyslexia.
  2. The Associate trainee has the knowledge and skill to provide one-to-one instruction working under the supervision of a Fellow of the Academy.
  3. Trainees 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
  4. Lesson planning for 1:1 instruction
  5. Implementation of the 1:1 lesson plan

Trainees are eligible to apply to the Orton-Gillingham Academy at the Associate level upon completion of the coursework and practicum requirements.
Click here for practicum information.

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

Associate, Part 1: Classroom Educator

Enrollment Closed (Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree)

30 hours Online Independent & Live Video Conference
$1,040 (required textbook and visual drill cards purchased separately)

Registration links for Associate, Part 1: Classroom Educator

Please check back for new dates. 

Class meets from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm PST each day, which includes an hour for lunch and two 15 minute breaks.

Check back in September for winter registration information.

Approximately ten hours of independent pre-course work (the OGA Subscriber Course) is required prior to the first day of the course. In addition to the precourse work and attending sessions daily, nightly assignments are required to receive a certificate of completion.

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

Trainees are eligible to apply to the Orton-Gillingham Academy at the Classroom Educator level upon completion of the coursework and practicum requirements. Click here for practicum information.

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

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

Certified, Part 1

Enrollment Closed (Prerequisite: OGA Associate membership)

50 hours Online Independent & Live Video Conference
$1,500 

Check back for registration and dates. 

The Certified curriculum is in addition and in more depth to the topics covered at the Associate level. Trainees are eligible to apply to the Orton-Gillingham Academy at the Certified level upon completion of the 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. Instructional topics
    • Dyslexia
    • The Orton-Gillingham Approach
    • Assessment
    • Lesson plan

Trainees are eligible to apply to the Orton-Gillingham Academy at the Certified level upon completion of the coursework and practicum requirements.
Click here for practicum information.

Certified Part 2

Enrollment Closed (Prerequisite: OGA Associate membership)

50 hours Online Independent & Live Video Conference

This course will be offered in Summer, 2023. 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.