Training for Teachers

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Watch this 50 minute video! THIS IS A MUST WATCH!!

This is an EXCELLENT video about fluency (and comprehension). It is easy to understand and to the point. It explains so much in such a succinct way.

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Want to get started right now?

CLICK HERE  to view this page from Stephanie Stollar (Reading Science Academy). Here, you will find a 13 min. Brief Intro to the Science of Reading video, a 3-min. Introduction to the Science of Reading video, and other FREE documents and presentations that you can share with colleagues. Dr. Stollar has a straight-to-the-point way of explaining Science of Reading topics in simple and easy to understand terms. She helps us understand how we can make small changes right away.

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Take The BIG DIPPERS course!

For $100US, this is an introduction to the Science of Reading

Current, engaging, thorough, and well-respected contributors.

5 modules - 10 hrs of content - a solid introductory foundation

       CLICK HERE to register.

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Just released! This simple 5-module course is available through the Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.

CLICK HERE to access ($65CAD).

This easy and engaging MOODLE course will cover all of the basic knowledge you need to understand to support students in their word recognition.

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Click on any of these well-respected podcast producers to go directly to the podcasts.
This is a SUPER simple way to get some training.
Just download, and listen while you are driving or walking!
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CLICK HERE for IDA accredited training programs and opportunities (including free webinars!

The Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI), a subsidiary organization of IDA, offers professional certificates and certifications to qualified individuals teaching and supporting reading in public and private general, remedial, and special education settings.

These certificates and certifications include:


CLICK HERE to learn about Online Courses.

CLICK HERE to find a Structured Literacy professional that offers training in your area.

CLICK HERE for Canadian trainers:

CLICK HERE to find Accredited University Programs and/or Teacher Training Programs

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  • 10 online video modules (tools) that cover everything thoroughly

  • Accredited by the International Dyslexia Association

  • Dr. Deb Glaser is very personable and easy to listen to (note that you can increase the speed of the videos by going to settings in each video!)
  • One of the best places to start to build in depth and thorough knowledge

  • for independent teachers, their online training consists of 8 units, 16 hours per unit = 128 hours (approx. $395US), but it seems that those outside the US can no longer take this training. ??

  • accredited by the International Dyslexia Assn

  • I have not taken this training yet, however have heard excellent feedback from those that have

  • I have heard that this is no longer available for Canadians

  • note that practicum is equally important, and certification depends on hours of practicum

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  • CLICK HERE to find out more about their PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • accredited by the International Dyslexia Assn

  • very thorough and comprehensive training - a gold standard


  • training is expensive, but I am sure well worth it


ACCREDITED by both IMSLEC (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council) and IDA (International Dyslexia Association). 

CLICK HERE for a link to training that is also offered ONLINE.

CLICK HERE or go to YouTube to view several FREE webinars from Kendore. This is a very informative FREE webinar about sight words and orthographic mapping.

FREE SIGHT WORD STRATEGIES & ORTHOGRAPHIC MAPPING webinar.         *Start at minute 4:20

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This is my own training, and I offer regular/ongoing LIVE INTRO to Orton-Gillingham-based Structured Literacy courses (8-hour intensives) to help educators gain an overview of these approaches, including many practical strategies that can be implemented immediately. For administrators, teachers, and families. Graduates of this course are welcome to attend live monthly "Sound Readers Power Hour" coaching meetings. 

CLICK HERE for more information.

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  • Founder Dr. Marnie Ginsberg has OVER 150 VIDEOS in which she explains simple ways that we can implement more explicit and systematic reading strategies into our classroom reading programs.

  • Join the Reading Simplified Academy to go through a series of online modules. ​She also does FREE LIVE WORKSHOPS via Facebook almost every Tuesday evening at 8:00pm (EST). 

  • CLICK HERE for link to her website.

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  • Keys to Literacy offers an array of training - not just about phonemic awareness and phonics

  • CLICK HERE for Keys to Beginning Reading training.


CLICK HERE to go to their Virtual Teaching Hub - terrific explainer videos.

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  • CLICK HERE for a link to FREE assessments and resources. 

  • They offer professional development, and although I have not used Heggerty myself, I have heard good things about this program.

  • I am not a fan of how they teach certain things, but overall, it is worth checking out - especially the assessments!

Structured Literacy in Kindergarten?

Watch this webinar (courtesy of ONBIDA - the Ontario branch of the IDA) to hear Emily Moorehead (K teacher near Kingston, ON) explain practical strategies for implementing Structured Literacy in play-based and inquiry-based Kindergarten classrooms. Emily has done 3 workshops for ONBIDA - all excellent! And FREE! 

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I received my training from the Scottish Rite Learning Centre in Barrie, Ontario under the supervision of Evelyn Reiss, Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

When I was in my training, I had the great pleasure of taking a course in advanced morphology from Ron Yoshimoto, also a fellow of the Academy. It was outstanding. I can only imagine what I would learn in 5 days.

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I received my training from the Scottish Rite Learning Centre in Barrie, Ontario under the supervision of Evelyn Reiss, Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

Click Here to learn more about training and certification from a Fellow of the Academy.


Orton-Gillingham and Structured Literacy training and certification for teachers is available at through the Canadian Dyslexia Society with Evelyn Reiss, Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. This is where I got my certification. I am in the picture on this page - second from the left ;)


This is where I started my Orton-Gillingham training. The Scottish Rite Learning Centres for Children offer FREE tutoring for children who have been diagnosed with dyslexia-related learning disabilities. The centres are run by volunteers, and they are always looking for volunteer tutors, so if you would like to volunteer at one of these centres, it is a great way to receive Orton-Gillingham training. They have nine centres across Canada.

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Blogs by Margaret Goldberg

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Teachers who have shifted their practice in light of reading research often encounter difficulty when trying to encourage their colleagues to make those same changes.

Listen to this honest and poignant presentation by Margaret Goldberg to learn more! (Note: this is a live Facebook presentation with Dr. Marnie Ginsberg from Reading Simplified)