Phonics First® - An Accredited Orton-Gillingham Program


Phonics First®, Level I, 4 days
This comprehensive and highly intensive course provides teachers with the necessary strategies and tools to deliver high-quality Phonics First® lessons. Course content includes: alphabet and phonemic awareness strategies, the three-part drill for structured review, tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words, syllabication for multisyllable words and guidance for lesson plans and classroom implementation. Participants have opportunities for hands-on lesson practice with other participants.

What is Phonics First® ?

Once mastered, Brainspring’s flexible and dynamic Phonics First® approach is both a diagnostic and remedial tool that significantly benefits not only the dyslexic student, but also students with a wide variety of learning needs.

Course participants learn about current reading and dyslexia research, rationale for multisensory instruction, the stages of reading development and the Phonics First® instructional elements necessary for delivering quality, multisensory, code- emphasis reading lessons for critical decoding and encoding skill development. Learning is structured, sequential, systematic, cumulative and success-oriented. Emphasis is on teaching reading to beginning, struggling, at-risk, dyslexic, ELL and learning disabled readers grades K-5.

Phonics First® and Dyslexia
With the advent of NJ’s Dyslexia Legislation, schools are seeking ways to enhance teacher expertise in teaching reading.

- Phonics First ® provides a supplemental curriculum that teachers at all tiers can follow with varied intensity to meet student needs;
- Phonics First ® provides the necessary skill-base that all teachers need, regardless of which students they have, in order to effectively reach struggling and dyslexic learners;
- Phonics First ® provides teachers with a common language and seamless approach between regular education and intervention support; and
- Phonics First ® is a powerful, systematic, sequential and multisensory teaching tool used to differentiate instruction and reach ALL students.

Included with registration:
-All Teacher Materials

Additional Materials & Services*:
-Small-Group Student Kit, $295 or 14 ETTC Hours
-Classroom Student Kit, $295 or 14 ETTC Hours
-Classroom Coaching and Consultation available for Phonics First® Teachers
* Can be purchased at an additional cost

Not ALL Orton-Gillingham Programs Are Created Equal...

- - Phonics First ® is accredited at the Teaching and Instructor of Teaching levels by:
- IDA (International Dyslexia Association)
- IMSLEC (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council).

Phonics First ® Professional Development presented by Brainspring ®, Inc.
Established in 1991, Brainspring’s Phonics First® has been used successfully by thousands of trained educators in classroom, small-group and one-one-one settings with beginning, struggling, at-risk, dyslexic, ELL and learning disabled students.

Audience: Phonics First® is appropriate for Grades K-2 classroom teachers; K-5 intervention, BSI, resource, reading and special education teachers.
Workshop Code: F20026
Dates: Monday October 28, 2019 | Tuesday October 29, 2019 | Monday December 9, 2019 | Tuesday December 10, 2019

From: 8:30 to: 3:30

Cost: $1295 OR 56 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Brainspring Brainspring (formerly RLAC)
Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Rooms 107A - 108A

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