Training Descriptions

The IMSE approach allows teachers to incorporate into their daily lessons the five components essential to an effective reading program: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, fluency, and comprehension strategies.  If you aren’t sure which training would be most appropriate for you, please call us at 800-646-9788 and one of our consultants can help guide you.

IMSE Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training

IMSE Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training (30 hours)

The Comprehensive training provides participants with an in-depth understanding of IMSE's Orton-Gillingham methodology over the course of 30 hours. Participants will be given the tools to incorporate multi-sensory strategies into an existing literacy curriculum.

Appropriate For:

       K-3 Reading Proficiency for General and Special Education, Remedial, and English Language Learners (ELL)

Participants will learn:

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Multi-sensory strategies for reading, writing and spelling (phonetic and non-phonetic words)
  • Syllabication patterns for encoding / decoding
  • Reciprocal teaching for reading comprehension
  • Student assessment techniques
  • Fluency
  • Guidelines for weekly lesson plan
Materials Provided:
  • IMSE Comprehensive Training Manual
  • IMSE Assessment Manual
  • Recipe for Reading
  • Comprehensive Syllable Division Word Book
  • How to Teach Spelling
  • Phoneme Grapheme Card Pack
  • Syllable Division Cards
OG Weekly:
In addition to the above materials, participants who complete the training will automatically be eligible to receive OG Weekly, IMSE's email support series designed to provide continuing guidance after the completion of your training.

IMSE Advanced Continuum Orton-Gillingham Training

IMSE Advanced Continuum Orton-Gillingham Training (24 hours)

The Advanced Continuum Training teaches participants multi-sensory strategies for teaching higher level concepts. The training is 24 hours of contact time. Although the program is based upon the foundation of the Comprehensive Training, it is beneficial but not necessary to have had the Comprehensive Training to take this course.

Appropriate For:
  • Grades 3-6 General Education
  • Special Education, Remedial, and English Language Learners with at least a 3rd grade reading proficiency

Participants will learn:

  • Advanced Encoding & Decoding with Morphemes
  • Higher Level Lesson Planning
  • Greek & Latin Roots
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing & Grammar

Materials Provided:

  • IMSE Advanced Continuum Training Manual
  • IMSE Advanced Continuum Encoding/Decoding Teacher Guide & Student Workbook
  • Words
  • Vocabulary Handbook
  • Writing Skills
  • Instant Vocabulary
  • Advanced Continuum Card Pack
OG Weekly:
In addition to the above materials, participants who complete the training will automatically be eligible to receive OG Weekly, IMSE's weekly email support system, designed to provide continued guidance after the completion of your training.

Introductory Orton-Gillingham Training 1

IMSE Introductory Orton-Gillingham Training (18-Hours)

This course is an important introduction to the principles of IMSE's enhanced Orton-Gillingham method, comprised of the first three days of IMSE's Comprehensive Training. After participating in this training, teachers will be able to master the fundamentals of multi-sensory instruction.

Appropriate For:

       K-1 Reading Proficiency for General and Special Education, and English Language Learners

Participants will Learn:

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Multi-sensory strategies for reading, writing and spelling (phonetic and non-phonetic words)
  • Syllabication patterns for decoding and encoding 
  • Student assessment
Materials Provided:
  • IMSE Introductory Training Manual
  • IMSE Assessment Manual
  • Recipe for Reading
  • Comprehensive Syllable Division Word Book
  • Phoneme Grapheme Card Pack
  • Syllable Division Cards

Phonemic Awareness

IMSE Phonemic Awareness and Beginning Orton-Gillingham Training (12 Hours) 

An essential session that focuses on phonemic awareness, the most important reading readiness skill for young children. After participating in this multi-sensory training, teachers will be able to implement phonemic awareness activities and basic practices of beginning reading. This training is available for on-site staff development.

Appropriate For:

       Pre-K- K Reading Proficiency for General and Special Education

Teachers will learn:

  • Current research and the importance of phonemic awareness
  • Format, goal and rationale of sequential activities
  • Phonological stage activities for phonemic awareness
  • The basics of IMSE’s enhanced approach to Orton-Gillingham instruction
  • Guidelines for lessons in reading readiness
  • Student assessment

 

Materials Provided:

  • IMSE Phonemic Awareness Manual
  • Phonemic Awareness in Young Children
  • Alphabet Card Pack

Refresher and/or Classroom Consultation

Refresher and/or Classroom Consultation 

The refresher is a beneficial workshop that reinforces material learned at IMSE's Comprehensive and Advanced Continuum Trainings.  Every teacher knows that learning is an on-going process. In our Refresher and/or Classroom Consultation, an IMSE trainer and teachers come together to review material, ask questions and share successes.  In addition, a trainer may visit your classrooms to demonstrate techniques and provide expert feedback as your teachers implement the strategies.

Overview

Overview for Staff Development 

IMSE's customized overview is designed to help you determine which training is appropriate for your staff. The main points and topics of the Comprehensive and Advanced Continuum trainings are discussed, to give a brief introduction to the material covered in both trainings. An Overview can be up to six hours.