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Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus virtual



Training Dates

June 10 - 14, 2024


8:00 AM - 3:30 PM CT, 1-Virtual
United States


The IMSE Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus Course and Program is 30-hours of a hands-on, interactive, and personalized class that provides a complete understanding of IMSE’s enhanced Orton-Gillingham method, the essential five components to literacy, and the tools necessary to apply it in the classroom. After participating in this accredited Structured Literacy course, teachers will understand the structure and foundation of the English language as well as the research behind the science of reading.  Educators will have a basic knowledge of how to assess and teach students in all three tiers of RTI as well as students with dyslexia. Participants will evaluate and teach students in phonological skills, phonics/word recognition, spelling, writing, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. This course includes an additional asynchronous component for fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The Comprehensive OG Plus course is appropriate for teachers whose students are emergent and beginning readers and readers struggling in word recognition. This course also includes an asynchronous component that shares research and strategies for teaching and assessing fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Upon completion of this course, teachers are eligible to purchase 2 graduate credits. 

General and special education teachers K-2 in addition to grades 3rd and beyond whose students require instruction in word recognition skills (e.g., phonology, decoding, spelling). This course can also be taken by any educator who wants to learn more about instruction in phonology and orthography. 

  • Gain knowledge of the Science of Reading and Structured Literacy.
  • Gain knowledge about students with reading difficulties such as dyslexia.
  • Understand how ELL students can best learn English.
  • Identify and administer various types of assessments
  • Implement and create structured literacy lessons.


  • Training and Assessment Manual by the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education
  • IMSE’s Comprehensive OG Plus Teacher’s Guides (K-2) 
  • IMSE’s Comprehensive OG Plus Spelling Teacher’s Guide (3rd Grade Plus) 
  • Interventions for All: Phonological Awareness by Yvette Zgonc
  • Syllable Division Word Book by the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education
  • Phoneme/Grapheme Card Pack by the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education
  • Syllable Division Posters by the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education
  • Comprehensive OG Plus Practice Packet
  • Decodable Readers Sets 1-3  (PDF)
  • Asynchronous Fluency, Vocabulary, Comprehension webinar with digital practice packet
  • IMSE Blending Board
  • Procedural Routine Flip Chart 
  • Access to IMSE’s Interactive OG 2.0
  • Access to IMSE’s Resource Portal


  • Computer with a camera and sound (an iPhone/iPad or similar devices are not recommended)
  • 2 highlighters (1 yellow)
  • sticky notes
  • 2-5 x 8 index cards or half sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 paper

**For virtual training, one person per device, per room for this training in order to ensure the quality of the training and full participation. Breakout rooms will be selected at random.

The Comprehensive OG Plus, along with the other IMSE Impact Courses, and the IMSE Practicum will help teachers prepare to take the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI) Knowledge and Practice Examination for Effective Reading Instruction (KPEERI) to obtain a Structured Literacy (SLCT) Classroom Teacher Certificate.  CERI is a subsidiary of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). 

Please note that materials and shipping are included in the cost of the course.


Monday-Friday 8:00-3:30 CT

Day 1 of your training- please login by 7:00 am to ensure that you do not have any tech problems. You will be placed in a waiting room until 8:00 am. 

-Your instructor will discuss how breaks and lunch will fit into your days.

-Plan on 6 hours of instruction per day.

-Zoom link will be sent out prior to the training.

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