Over 4,000 LAUSD educators have completed Orton-Gillingham Professional Development to date!
As many as 1 in 5 students have characteristics of dyslexia. As such, it is critical that we support our teachers in applying research-based, multisensory strategies that empower ALL students to learn how to read. The Orton-Gillingham (OG) Approach focuses on how to teach reading using the principles of a Structured Literacy Approach, which includes explicit, systematic, and cumulative instruction in foundational reading skills.
2023-2024 BANK TIME PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Division of Instruction offers Bank Time professional development sessions designed to support the implementation of best practices in Literacy Instruction. Principals may enroll their staff in these additional offerings and include them in their professional development plan. Sessions will be hosted virtually via Zoom and may be leveraged to engage the entire school teaching staff in learning together as a team. Contact Susan Spillane, email@example.com, or Andrea Goring, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Over 3,000 LAUSD educators have engaged in Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) professional learning!
As many as 1 in 5 students have characteristics of dyslexia. As such, it is critical that we support our teachers in applying the research-based, multisensory strategies that empower all students to learn how to read. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) is a professional development course that empowers teachers to understand the what, why, and how of literacy instruction based on the most current scientific research. LETRS provides teachers with the knowledge and tools to effectively teach literacy, language, and writing to all students. LETRS is a foundational training program for all reading teachers. LETRS provides strategies and critical learning for teachers to understand how reading develops in students, how to expertly address all major areas of reading instruction (phonological awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, etc.), and the science behind these research-based strategies.
Sight Words Professional Development
This article from Reading Rockets shares the new process of teaching sight words, and how to best support students.
Flash Cards and Checklists:
The files titled "Rings" have blackline masters of the flashcards that will be included in the teachers kits that are delivered to training participants.
Parent Training Materials: