Train with Dii

We offer training for every level. Whether you are a full-time teacher, parent, or educator looking to tutor, we offer a course to meet your needs.

Each class is capped at 25 people, so everyone can get the individual attention they need.  

All classes are offered at our Indianapolis office, located at 8395 Keystone Crossing, Suite 110. 

Interested in Dii training at your school? We offer personalized training for a group as small as 10 people.

Individual scholarships are available for training courses at Dii. Email Bill Herman for more information. 

 

50-Hour Orton Gillingham Reading Specialist Package
(Approved Training Program with the IDOE Consisting of both the 40-Hour Basic Class and 10-Hour Practicum)

Fall 2019 @ Dii
September 6 - October 25
Fridays at Dii
9 am - 3 pm

Fall 2019 @ Franklin, IN
9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6
Fridays at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School
(114 Lancelot Drive, Franklin, IN 46131)
8:30 am - 2 pm

Winter 2020
January 14 - March 5, 2020
Tuesday and Thursday Evenings
6 - 9 pm

Dii’s package is an approved training program through the Indiana Department of Education. This package includes the 40-Hour Basic Orton Gillingham Class along with the 10-Hour Practicum. Students will need to complete the 40-Hour Class and the 10-Hour Practicum to fulfill the IDOE requirements. 50 PGP’s will be awarded for successful completion of this package. If you have already completed the 40-Hour Basic Orton Gillingham Class you may be eligible to just complete the 10-hour practicum to fulfill your requirement. Please contact Lynn Leonard to discuss your training needs.

Course Fee: $1,800

Registration closes one week prior to the first class date.

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 40-Hour Basic Orton Gillingham Class


Fall 2019 @ Dii

September 6 - October 25
Fridays at Dii
9 - 3 pm

Fall 2019 @ Franklin, IN
9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6
Fridays at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School
(114 Lancelot Drive, Franklin, IN 46131)
8:30 am - 2 pm

Winter 2020
January 14 - March 5, 2020
Tuesday and Thursday Evenings
6 - 9 pm

Develop an understanding of language learning disabilities and learn how to effectively use the Orton Gillingham Multi-sensory Instructional Approach.

Master the sound-symbol relationships of the English language and gain an in-depth understanding of the etymology and lexicon associated with English. Learn the essential elements of a successful multi-sensory instruction approach, how to administer and interpret diagnostic assessments in preparing individualized lesson plans, and all the necessary knowledge to prepare Orton Gillingham lessons.

Course Fee: $1,200  

Registration closes one week prior to the first class date.

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10-Hour Practicum

This optional practicum can be completed after finishing the 40-hour Basic Orton Gillingham Course

The goal of the practicum is to provide guided practice of the skills used in Orton-Gillingham.  Participants will need to secure a student to work with for 7 one hour sessions.  Apply your new Basic Orton-Gillingham skills by directly working one-on-one with your student.  A practicum supervisor will observe you or a video of your session and provide immediate feedback.  You will prepare and administer the Gallistel-Ellis assessment to your student on day one and then you will receive guidance for determining a plan of action for 6 more lessons with your student.  Before teaching each lesson, you will submit your lesson plan to your practicum supervisor for approval who will make suggestions for changes.    10 PGP’s can be awarded for successful completion of the practicum. 

Practicum Fee: $900  

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20-Hour Multisensory Techniques for the Classroom Teacher

Fall 2019
September 23 - 26
Monday - Thursday
9 - 3 pm

This interactive workshop will walk participants through how to apply the foundation of Orton-Gillingham multisensory techniques for all students learning to read in the classroom setting. Students will leave this course with an understanding of how to write a lesson plan for the class, ways to engage groups of students in instruction, and ideas about how to tackle language challenges related to teaching reading. 

Course Fee: $500

Fall registration is closed.

Advanced I - Intermediate: Transitioning Your Student to Advanced Orton-Gillingham

Fall 2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
9am – 4pm

Winter 2020
Saturday, February 29, 2020
9am – 4pm

This course focuses on how to transition a student from Basic Orton-Gillingham into Morphology (roots, prefixes, suffixes and connectives). Review the upper layers of Basic Orton-Gillingham and learn how to introduce morphology to your student by adjusting drills to be more appropriate for an upper-level student.

Course Fee: $225

Registration closes one week prior to the class start date.

Prerequisite: Basic Orton-Gillingham Course

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Advanced II - Morphology

Fall
Saturday, November 16, 2019
9am – 4pm

Spring
Saturday, March 14, 2020
9am – 4pm

This course focuses on advanced assessments for higher-level skills and learning how to use a student’s knowledge of morphology to determine meaning and spelling of higher-level words.  Learn how to teach prefixes, suffixes, roots and connectives.

Course Fee:$225

Registration closes one week prior to the class start date.

Prerequisite: Advanced I (Intermediate)

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20-Hour Multi-sensory Math Methods

Learn the essential elements of a multi-sensory mathematics teaching approach. Learn to guide student development from the concrete on to pictorial representations of numbers and operations, and eventually to success using abstract symbols of math. (No prerequisite required.)

Next class offering Summer 2020.

Written Expression

Winter 2020:
Saturday, January 11, 2020

9am –4pm

Learn techniques to teach grammar using a multi-sensory approach and how to use that knowledge to construct complete sentences and paragraphs. Participants will have the opportunity to practice teaching techniques with each other in class. Participants will learn how to teach students how to identify what a complete sentence is, how to write one and how to write a paragraph.

Course Fee: $225

Registration closes one week prior to the class start date.

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Basic Orton-Gillingham Refresher

Fall 2019:
Saturday, October 19, 2019

9am – 4pm

Winter 2020:
Saturday, February 8, 2020

9am – 4pm

Are you an educator trained in Orton-Gillingham and in need of a quick refresher? Join us for this day-long course to review the foundation of Orton-Gillingham. We will review the skills taught in Basic OG and provide additional opportunities for practice.

Course Fee: $225

Registration closes one week prior to class date.

Prerequisite: 40-Hour Basic Orton-Gillingham or equivalent course

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CANCELLATION POLICY: A $50 cancellation fee will apply to any registration cancellation. For training registration cancellations within 60 days of a course beginning, a $100 cancellation fee will be applied. Once a training course has started, registration may not be cancelled for a partial refund.

Custom and school-based trainings are nonrefundable. Dii requires 45 days advance notice to reschedule a custom or school-based training.