You CAN Teach O-G in Small Groups
Featuring Renée Greenfield, Ph.D.
Tuesday, March 27 | 5:30–8PM
McSwiney Center for Professional Learning at EDCO | Bedford, MA
Teaching utilizing the Orton-Gillingham approach in small groups can be somewhat daunting, but it provides an opportunity for more students to access the instruction. While the central principles of O-G remain the same, teaching a pair of students or a small group needs some adaptation. The keys of successful modification for small groups will be highlighted in this workshop, including: forming groups; planning instruction for pairs and/or small groups; setting up notebooks and materials; teaching procedures; managing time and behaviors; taking data while teaching; and, the integrated use of games. The session will provide examples and suggestions from one public district’s instructional model, where students receive O-G in small groups and pairs, both as part of special education and intervention.
Appropriate for Educators of Grades K-5, Including Special Educators, Reading Specialists, Intervention (T2) Educators, and Paraeducators
Renée Greenfield, Ph.D., is a specialized instructional coach in the Amherst and Amherst Regional Public Schools, where she supports the co-teaching instructional model, trains teachers in the Orton-Gillingham approach, and works in systemic ways to support bilingual students with disabilities. Prior to this work, Greenfield was an Assistant Professor of Special Education at the University of Hartford where she specialized in the areas of language development, learning disabilities, and preparing teachers to educate linguistically diverse students with and without disabilities. As a special educator and speech/language teacher, Dr. Greenfield taught in substantially separate and inclusion classrooms, working collaboratively with her colleagues, in both public and independent schools.
2.5 Contact Hours | FREE