Diana King visits Jemicy - Spring 2010
Programs offered through the Outreach Center include, but are not limited to:
- Multisensory Language Instruction
- Multisensory Math Magic
- Orton-Gillingham, Level One and Level Two Certification
- Project Read Based Workshops
All Programs and Workshops
Multisensory Language Instruction
This 30-hour course is designed for teachers and parents of elementary and middle school students who desire a deeper and more practical understanding of the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching. Participants begin with a simulation of what it is like to be a dyslexic learner. This is followed by an overview of what it means to take a structured, sequential, cognitive and multi-sensory approach to instruction. Participants learn basic spelling rules, syllable types and word division rules, and play games that promote mastery of phonological awareness, reading, and spelling. A full day is dedicated to making teaching materials and practicing what has been learned. Participants develop and present lessons, and receive feedback from classmates.
Multisensory Math Magic
Optimal learning often occurs when a child’s mind is fully engaged in an activity or game. Jemicy trainers use a variety of techniques to present and reinforce fundamental math skills and concepts, using hands-on games to increase a participant’s ability to remember and apply information. Our day-long Math Magic workshop also teaches participants creative ways to adapt activities to many skill levels.
Orton-Gillingham, Level One Certification
This 60-hour course follows the Associate level curriculum of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Participants learn the science and structure of the English language. Topics include phonological awareness, sounds and symbols, syllable types and division patterns, spelling rules and generalizations, handwriting, and assessment. Teaching techniques follow basic Orton-Gillingham tenets, in that they are all language-based, multisensory, structured, sequential and cognitive. Students may receive continuing education credits at no additional charge but additional work may be required. Participants are required to pass a knowledge assessment to obtain credit as mandated by the Academy.
Orton-Gillingham, Level Two Certification
This 60-hour course also follows the Associate level curriculum of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Participants learn the advanced components and structure of the English language. Students learn skills in advanced syllabication, spelling rules and generalizations; grammar and composition; vocabulary and comprehension; and formal and informal assessment. Students may receive continuing education credits at no additional cost but additional work may be required. Orton-Gillingham Level One is a prerequisite for this course.
Project Read WorkshopsProject Read is a multisensory, systematic language arts program that provides teachers with an alternative to whole word inductive instruction. It is geared to students experiencing reading difficulties. Jemicy’s Professional Outreach Center offers Project Read workshops in the fall and spring; interested institutions can also arrange for Project Read on-site residencies during professional development days and at faculty meetings. There are three strands of the program; each strand requires three-to-four full days of instruction provided by a trained Jemicy consultant. These three strands are:
• Project Read Phonology
The phonology strand is designed to give students a firm foundation in the structure of English language. The program is based on phonics, which includes sound/symbol relationship, reliable spelling rules and syllable division rules. Children who receive this language program are able to read and spell with confidence and accuracy.
• Project Read Comprehension (Report Form and Story Form)
The comprehension strand is separated into non-fiction (Report Form) and fiction (Story Form). In Report Form the focus is on teaching students a process to collect, organize, and synthesize information when reading expository text. In Story Form students are taught to analyze stories according to their structure. The complete comprehension program enables students to identify the most important facts, understand the significance of titles, locate supporting details and sub-details, shape questions and identify categories.
• Project Read Written Expression (Framing Your Thoughts)
Framing Your Thoughts provides a foundation of language structure designed to engage and enable young writers. Each concept is taught through generating, classifying and organizing language. Teachers learn the systematic and multisensory strategies that make language terms concrete for early writers. Using simple symbols, manipulatives and visuals, participants are guided in the development of language structure.