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 20 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)

Winter/Spring 2019
January 22 - March 14, 2019
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
6 - 9 pm

Summer 2019
Monday - Thursday
June 10 - June 20, 2019
9 am - 3 pm

Monday - Thursday
July 8 - July 18, 2019
9 am - 3 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 regular

Winter/Spring Early bird deadline is December 22. Registration closes January 15.

June Early bird deadline is May 10. Registration closes June 3.

July Early bird deadline is June 7. Registration closes July 1.

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 40-Hour Basic Orton Gillingham Class

Winter/Spring 2019
January 22 - March 14, 2019
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
6 - 9 pm

Summer 2019
Monday - Thursday
June 10 - June 20, 2019
9 am - 3 pm

Monday - Thursday
July 8 - July 18, 2019
9 am - 3 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 gaining 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: Winter/Spring $950 early bird / $1,000 regular
Summer $1,100 early bird / $1,200 regular 

Winter/Spring Early bird deadline is December 22. Registration closes January 15.

June Early bird deadline is May 10. Registration closes June 3.

July Early bird deadline is June 7. Registration closes July 1.

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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 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

Spring 2019
January 21 - February 13, 2019
Monday and Wednesday evenings
6 - 9 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: $400 early bird/$500 regular

Early bird deadline is December 21. Registration closes January 14.

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

Saturday, February 23, 2019
9am – 3pm

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: $199 early bird/$225 regular
Winter early bird deadline is January 23, 2019.

Winter registration closes February 18, 2019.

Prerequisite: Basic Orton-Gillingham Course

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Advanced II - Morphology

Saturday, November 17, 2018
9am - 3pm

Saturday, March 23, 2019
9am – 3pm

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: $199 early bird/$225 regular
Fall early bird deadline is October 19, 2018.
Spring early bird deadline is February 23, 2019.

Fall registration closes November 12, 2018.
Spring registration closes March 18, 2019.

Prerequisite: Advanced I (Intermediate)

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Written Expression

Winter:
Saturday, December 15, 2018

9am – 3pm

Spring
Saturday, May 18, 2019

9am-3pm

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: $199 early bird/$225 regular
Early bird deadlines: winter course is November 16, 2018; spring course is April 18, 2019.

Winter registration closes December 7, 2018.
Spring registration closes May 13, 2019. 

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20-Hour Multisensory Math Methods

Spring:
Saturdays, March 23, 30, April 6, 13
9am - 3pm

Summer:
July 22 - July 26
9am - 3pm

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.)

Course Fee: $500

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Basic Orton-Gillingham Refresher

Winter:
Saturday, January 26, 2019

9am – 3pm

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: $199 early bird/$225 regular
Early bird deadline is December 21.

Winter registration closes January 21, 2018.

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

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