West Palm Beach, Florida — Several Early Childhood, Lower School, and Middle School teachers from Rosarian Academy attended the Orton Gillingham Comprehensive Training at the Academy June 13-16. They were trained in multi-sensory strategies for reading, writing, and spelling; student assessment techniques; and fluency, and received the tools to incorporate these strategies into Rosarian’s existing literacy curriculum.
The Orton-Gillingham approach, developed by neurologist Dr. Samuel T. Orton and educator Anna Gillingham at the New York Neurological Institute, relies on directly teaching the fundamental structure of language to all types of students. The techniques include direct instruction in phonetic rules and word attack strategies, combined with a strong literacy program that includes a rich mixture of written and oral language with organized, direct instruction.
Rosarian’s faculty members participated in a number of other professional development programs in the last few months.
Feature photo: Rosarian Academy teachers participate in the Singapore Math Conference. This conference was one of many professional development programs that faculty members at Rosary attended during the past several months.