2022 OGA Classroom Educator Training

2022 Orton-Gillingham Approach Teacher Training for Dyslexia and Literacy Instruction 

Classroom Educator (OGCE) Course

June 6-9, 2022 in the metro-Denver area

Join us in preparing to teach Orton-Gillingham in a classroom environment! Space is limited.



$900 for IDA-RMB members*, $1000 for non-members. Materials and lunch included. Registration ends May 23, 2022.

*Please note that only paying members of IDA are eligible. Free memberships do not qualify for discounts on IDA-RMB events.


One scholarship was available for this summer’s OGCE training. Click Here to learn more. The application deadline was March 18, 2022.


The Orton-Gillingham Approach is a structured, systematic, multisensory, and diagnostic-prescriptive approach for the teaching of language skills (including reading, spelling, and handwriting) for students with dyslexia. This course will provide participants with an introduction to the basics of the Orton-Gillingham Approach within a classroom or small group.

  • 4 in-person sessions: June 6-9, 8 am-3 pm
  • Location: Grant Beacon Middle School in Denver
  • 1 day of prerequisite assignments must be completed prior to start date
  • Prepares participants for Classroom & Small Group Instruction 
  • Course fees include a training manual, phonogram drill decks, Student Notebook 1, and an online resource bank
  • Lunch is included!
  • 3 GTRE Credits available with additional assignments, for an additional fee
  • Registration ends May 23, 2022


  • to be contracted individually with instructor, cost not included, limited seats available
  • Subsequent Classroom Educator (OGCE) practicum available at an additional cost
  • Subsequent Associate Practicum for 1:1 tutoring available at an additional cost, additional coursework required 
  • Completion of coursework and practicum prepare the trainee to apply for OGCE or Associate Certification with the Orton-Gillingham Academy

About the Instructor

Diane Mayer is a Fellow with the Orton-Gillingham Academy.   Diane is a Colorado native and worked in public schools for 29 years.  She spent most of her career as a Reading Interventionist for Littleton Public Schools.  Diane has provided extensive teacher training, conducted workshops, and presented at many conferences in the United States.  She is a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist through the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI) and the President Elect of the Rocky Mountain Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.  With a dyslexic husband and son, she is passionate about educating others about the science of reading instruction.