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The Rose Institute Resources for Administrators

Welcome, Administrators

The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy offers in-district and virtual professional development opportunities customized to help you set your teachers up for success.  

We specialize in Science of Reading and Orton-Gillingham training.

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Science of Reading Workshops

Please review a sample of our Science of Reading (SOR) Workshops below. If you have objectives in mind that are not listed below, let us know so we can create one to meet your needs.

 

  • A Deeper Dive into the Science of Reading: Unpacking the Unconstrained Skills of Language Comprehension 
  • A Deeper Dive into the Science of Reading: Unpacking the Constrained Skills of Word Identification  
  • Advocating for Children with Dyslexia: Using the Reading Brain and Scientific Theory 
  • Author's Purpose: Text Structure Analysis and Reading Comprehension in grades 3-8 
  • Boosting Comprehension 
  • Bringing SOR into Science Instruction  
  • Bringing SOR into Social Studies Instruction  
  • Bringing the SOR into the 3-6 Classroom Parts I and II 
  • Bringing the SOR into the K-2 Classroom Parts I and II 
  • Comprehension and Composition of Informational Text 
  • Dyslexia: Separating Fact from Fiction 
  • Elkonin Boxes, Spelling Boxes, Word Work and How They Align to the Gradual Release Model 
  • Empowering Learners with Digital Composition 
  • Ending Book Deserts: With Literacy and Access for All 
  • Funds of Knowledge and their Influence on Comprehension 
  • Getting to KNOW your students: Screeners, Secondary Diagnostics and Progress Monitoring 
  • Growing Lifelong Readers 
  • Improving Students’ Reading Fluency in Grades 1-6 
  • Leveled Literacy And Decodables:  How and Why to Shift
  • Modeling Metacognition and Building Comprehension 
  • My What Big Words You Use: Effective and Engaging Vocabulary Instruction 
  • Planning Effective Read Alouds Across K-8 Content Areas 
  • Reading Evaluations 101:  The Critical Components of a Comprehensive Reading Assessment to Inform Effective Reading Instruction 
  • Reading With Your Ears – The Secret Powers of Phonological Awareness 
  • Science of Reading for Administrators 
  • Science of Reading in Pre-K: Alphabet Knowledge 
  • Science of Reading in Pre-K: Language Comprehension 
  • Science of Reading in Pre-K: Phonological Awareness 
  • Shifting from Guided Reading into Structured Literacy and Small Group Instruction 
  • Tell me Why: SOR in Practice 
  • The More You Read, The More You Know: Best Practices for Comprehension Instruction 
  • The Science of Reading: The Development of the Reading Brain 
  • Translating the Science of Reading to Elementary Classrooms (K-2) 
  • Translating the Science of Reading to Intermediate Classrooms (3-8) 
  • Vocabulary Instruction 
  • Writing Success for All students Grades 3-8 
  • Writing Success for All Students: Supported Practice Students Need (K-2) 
  • Organization of a Research Based Literacy Classroom (3-6) 

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Orton-Gillingham Training

Brought to you by the Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy, Orton-Gillingham is a structured, multisensory approach to literacy instruction developed in the early 20th century by Dr. Samuel Orton and Anna Gillingham.  


Multisensory techniques are defined as using the visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile pathways to the brain. This diagnostic and prescriptive approach combines remediation, based on extensive research on children with language processing difficulties, with an analysis of the structure of the English language. Skills are taught in sequence based on an understanding of how children naturally develop language. Rules and patterns of the language are emphasized to prepare teachers with knowledge of the structure of the English language to teach students to decode words on their own. 

Structured flexibility is the hallmark of the Orton-Gillingham approach.  

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OG Level I

The first course in the sequence, Level I, is intended for educators teaching in a general education setting or as a first step toward higher level certification. Successful completion of the Level I course and the Classroom Educator practicum qualifies the teacher to apply for Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Certification from The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (additional $120 fee per applicant).  Classroom Educator practitioners are certified by The Orton-Gillingham Academy to provide and adapt literacy instruction for the whole class or for small groups needing supplemental support.

Requirements

  • 30 hours of teacher participation. 
  • Normally scheduled for five consecutive six-hour virtual sessions from 8:30-3:30. 
  • The agreement can be processed through BOCES to facilitate Co-Ser AId for a cohort of up to 24 for a flat fee.
  • The maximum number of participants is 24.
  • Participants who successfully complete the course receive a certificate of course completion from the Orton-Gillingham Fellow. 

Requirements

  • Prerequisite: The Level I Course.
  • Orton-Gillingham Fellow becomes the participant’s mentor and oversees the practicum.  
  • Must deliver the OG lesson to a small group or whole class at least twice a week for a minimum of 50 lessons over eight months.
  • Five videos of complete lessons with accompanying lesson plans must be submitted to the practicum mentor for feedback at predetermined intervals; each lesson must incorporate all previous feedback.
  • Google document of all 50 OG lessons must be maintained.
  • Co-Ser Aid is available.

 

 

 

Orton-Gillingham Level II

Level II is intended for practitioners working with struggling readers of all ages, including those with dyslexia, in individual or group settings.  Successful completion of the OG Level I & II courses and one-on-one Associate Level practicum qualifies the teacher to apply for Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Certification from The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (additional $200 fee per applicant).  Associate practitioners are certified by the Orton-Gillingham Academy to provide Orton-Gillingham instruction in accordance with the Associate Level standards described in the Orton-Gillingham Academy Curriculum Handbook.

Requirements and Information 

  • The Level I Course is a pre-requisite for this course.  
  • Normally scheduled for five consecutive six-hour virtual sessions from 8:30-3:30. 
  • The agreement can be processed through BOCES to facilitate CO-SER Aid for a cohort of up to 24 for a flat fee.
  • Participants who successfully complete the course receive a certificate of course completion from the Orton-Gillingham Fellow. 
  • The Level I and Level II Courses are pre-requisites for this practicum. 
  • An Orton-Gillingham Fellow becomes the participant’s mentor and oversees the practicum.  
  • Must deliver the OG lesson more than twice a week, one-on-one to equal a minimum of 100 lessons over a minimum of eight months.
  • Ten videos of complete lessons with accompanying lesson plans must be submitted to the practicum mentor for feedback at predetermined intervals; each lesson must incorporate all previous feedback.
  • The participant will receive feedback on all videos submitted from this fellow. 
  • Co-Ser Aid is available.

 

 

Contact Us

  • Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy

    914.323.5434

    Tracy McCarthy
    Managing Director
    The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy
    Tracy.McCarthy@mville.edu