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Want to take your teaching to the next level? Looking for strategies and an approach to better reach fringe students in your classroom? Wanting to get started in a career that empowers students with language learning differences to achieve? The Orton-Gillingham Certification Program at Fortune Academy meets the standard set forth by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Known as the "Gold Standard" for teaching children with dyslexia, the Orton-Gillingham approach is an instructional technique particularly effective for individuals affected by language learning differences - people who have unexpected difficulties reading, writing and spelling. 


Two courses. two great FELLOWS. 

Central to Orton-Gillingham is a focus on the specific learning needs of the individual learner through diagnostic and prescriptive teaching that is taught in a structured, sequential and multisensory approach. Janet George, Fellow/AOGPE, along with Karolyn Edwards, Fellow/AOGPE, offer training at both the Associate Level and Certified Level. 

A dynamic public speaker and national educator, Janet serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, and consults nationally and internationally with schools seeking support in serving students with learning differences.  Janet is an engaging interactive speaker skilled in leading specific workshops for teachers, parents, and professionals on subjects including:  ADHD, dyslexia, learning environments, multi-sensory instruction, OG, social skills, problem based learning, staff development, executive functioning, and simulated classroom scenarios.

70-Hour Associate Level Orton-Gillingham Training

8:30AM - 3:30PM

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Associate Level Orton-Gilligham Course is taught by a Fellow in the AOGPE and meets the standards set forth by the Academy. Participants will learn about the nature of the dyslexic learner. They will understand the neurobiology of reading and understand reading development from decoding to reading for knowledge. The OG Approach: principles and knowledge of lesson plan design will be taught and practiced. Study includes the history and structure of language. Participants will learn basic assessment measures. Following the course, participants begin a 100 hour required practicum.

COURSE FEE: $2500.  

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8am - 3pm

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This program of Orton-Gillingham Certified Level coursework and practicum provides trainees with the opportunity to advance their knowledge of the Orton-Gillingham Approach. Participants learn to apply the theory of OG instruction with more advanced students.  The 100 hours of additional coursework will be presented on Saturday. Guest speakers and participation in the AOGPE conference is expected. The practicum experience requires a two-year commitment, during which the teacher will receive 10 formal observations and continued guidance from the Fellow.  When the practicum and coursework are completed, participants will have met the requirements of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators at the Certified Level of membership. The instructor is a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in any area of study.

  • Satisfactory completion of Associate level requirements.

  • In some circumstances, a letter of recommendation form a primary Fellow stating that the candidate is appropriate for participating in the program, may be requested.