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Professional Development Training Descriptions

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IMSE offers live-virtual, in-person, and asynchronous training options

Based on the latest research in the Science of Reading, IMSE Impact incorporates the Orton-Gillingham methodology and all five pillars of literacy plus language comprehension, spelling, and writing – to drive measurable gains for all students. These components include:

  • Phonological Awareness

    Phonological awareness The awareness that words are composed of sounds and those sounds have distinct articulatory features.

  • Phonics

    Phonics Phonics is the ability to recognize letter-sound relationships in words.

  • Fluency

    Fluency Fluency is the ability to read with speed, accuracy, and proper expression.

  • Vocabulary

    Vocabulary Vocabulary size and word-meaning strategies predict comprehension.

  • Comprehension

    Comprehension Understanding the meaning of text and integrating it with previous knowledge.

IMSE Impact Structured Literacy Programs are IDA accredited and are delivered by instructors who bring unmatched experience in literacy education to each course session.

IMSE Impact's industry-leading programs provide a detailed and complete roadmap for daily instruction along with online interactive planners and physical and digital teaching materials. As a result, teachers are well-positioned for success and students of all levels are able to improve their reading.

IMSE's approach is explicit, direct instruction that is sequential, structured, and multi-sensory. Please read the training descriptions below to find the course that is appropriate for you.

If you'd like to take advantage of the current IMSE trainings please visit our training schedule. To register for the new Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus or Morphology Plus course you may register through the training schedule for courses after June 8, 2022. If you would like to schedule on-site training for any of our courses, please email info@imse.com. Please call us at 800-646-9788 to have one of our consultants help guide you if you have questions.

Watch our training video overview to take a look inside what IMSE training has to offer.

IMSE Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training vs. IMSE Impact ComprehensiveOrton-Gillingham Plus Training

IMSE has incorporated an updated scope and sequence for its Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus program that will be taught starting June 6, 2022. This program introduces easier sounds first so that students can quickly gain confidence.

Click here to learn more about the differences between IMSE Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training vs. IMSE Impact Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus Training.

IMSE Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training (Until June 5, 2022)

This course is our most attended training and is geared towards the foundational skills that all early learners need.  It offers great benefits for any student lacking in phonological awareness, phonics, and word recognition.

The primary focus in the Comprehensive Training is Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Encoding/Decoding.

IMSE’s 30-hour Comprehensive Training will provide you with a thorough understanding of IMSE's approach and the science of reading. This course is a more traditional Orton-Gillingham approach that focuses on foundational skills such as phonological awareness, phonics, and word recognition. More than learning about Structured Literacy and the science of reading, you will be equipped with the tools and knowledge to bring what you’ve learned back in the classroom and lesson plans. Participants will also learn how to incorporate fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension into their daily lessons using multi-sensory, sequential, direct instruction

This course is applicable for all three tiers of RTI. Therefore, the course is for:

  • K-3 General Education Teachers
  • Lower Elementary Special Education Teachers
  • Lower Elementary Title 1 Teachers, Literacy Coaches
  • Tutors
  • Speech Language Therapists who want to expand their knowledge in literacy
  • Teachers of Lower Elementary English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Anyone who wants to expand and enrich their knowledge in the foundation of the English language.

Prerequisite: None

Participants will learn:

  • How to administer IMSE informal criterion-referenced assessments
  • Phonological awareness assessment and strategies
  • Multi-sensory strategies for reading, writing, and spelling regular and irregular words
  • Seven syllable types and 4 syllable patterns for encoding/decoding
  • Explicit, multi-sensory strategies for teaching fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension
  • Guidelines for weekly lesson plans

Materials Provided:

  • IMSE Comprehensive Training and Assessment Manual
  • Recipe for Reading by Bloom and Traub
  • IMSE Comprehensive Syllable Division Word Book
  • Phonological Awareness: Assessment Tools & Strategies by Zgonc
  • IMSE Phoneme Grapheme Card Pack
  • IMSE Syllable Division Cards
  • Set 1 IMSE Decodable Readers
  • IMSE Interactive OG (online lesson planning tool) two-year subscription (additional years will require a renewal fee)
  • Access to IMSE's online Refresher Video

IMSE OG Weekly

In addition to other materials listed below, participants who complete the training will automatically be eligible to receive OG Weekly, IMSE's email support series designed to provide continuing guidance after the completion of your training.

IMSE Impact Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus Training (available June 6 2022)

*Classes begin June 6, 2022

The IMSE Impact Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus Course and Program is 30-hours of a hands-on, interactive, and personalized class that provides a complete understanding of IMSE’s enhanced Orton-Gillingham method, the essential five components to literacy, and the tools necessary to apply it in the classroom. After participating in this accredited Structured Literacy course, teachers will understand the structure and foundation of the English language as well as the research behind the science of reading.  Educators will have a basic knowledge of how to assess and teach students in all three tiers of RTI as well as students with dyslexia. Participants will evaluate and teach students in phonological skills, phonics/word recognition, spelling, writing, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. This course also includes an asynchronous component that shares research and strategies for teaching and assessing fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The Comprehensive OG Plus course is appropriate for teachers whose students are emergent and beginning readers and readers struggling in word recognition. Upon completion of this course, teachers are eligible to purchase 2 graduate credits

This course is for:

General and special education teachers K-2 in addition to grades 3rd and beyond whose students require instruction in word recognition skills (e.g., phonology, decoding, spelling). This course can also be taken by any educator who wants to learn more about instruction in phonology and orthography.

Participants will:

  • Gain knowledge of the Science of Reading and Structured Literacy.
  • Gain knowledge about students with reading difficulties such as dyslexia.
  • Understand how EL students can best learn English.
  • Identify and administer various types of assessments
  • Implement and create structured literacy lessons.

Materials Provided:

  • Training and Assessment Manual by the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education
  • IMSE’s Comprehensive OG Plus Teacher Guides (K-2) 
  • IMSE’s Comprehensive OG Plus Spelling Teacher Guide (3rd Grade Plus) 
  • Interventions for All: Phonological Awareness by Yvette Zgonc
  • Syllable Division Word Book by the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education
  • Phoneme/Grapheme Card Pack by the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education
  • Syllable Division Posters by the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education
  • Comprehensive OG Plus Practice Packet
  • Decodable Readers Sets 1-3  (PDF)
  • Asynchronous Fluency, Vocabulary, Comprehension webinar with digital practice packet
  • IMSE Blending Board
  • Procedural Routine Flip Chart 
  • Access to IMSE’s Interactive OG 2.0
  • Access to IMSE’s Resource Portal

The Comprehensive OG Plus, along with the other IMSE Impact Courses, and the IMSE Practicum will help teachers prepare to take the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI) Knowledge and Practice Examination for Effective Reading Instruction (KPEERI) to obtain a Structured Literacy (SLCT) Classroom Teacher Certificate.  CERI is a subsidiary of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).

 

Please note that materials and shipping are included in the cost of the course. Materials for Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus will ship from our fulfillment center in early May.

IMSE Intermediate Orton-Gillingham Training vs. IMSE Impact Morphology Plus Training

The intermediate-level Morphology Plus program, that launches June 6, 2022, now features no overlap with the foundational Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham program, enabling more time to be spent on vocabulary, fluency, and reading comprehension topics.

Click here to learn more about the differences between IMSE Intermediate Orton-Gillingham Training vs. IMSE Morphology Plus Training.

IMSE Intermediate Orton-Gillingham Training (Until June 5, 2022)

IMSE’s Intermediate Training is designed for upper elementary educators who possess a solid understanding of phonology.

The course is aimed at helping older students who have experienced continued reading difficulties. To help achieve this, participants will learn how to teach advanced spelling rules, encoding and decoding with seven-syllable types, and vocabulary. This course also gives an in-depth study on orthography and morphology. When the course is over, participants will have the knowledge, tools, and resources to implement the IMSE approach and science of reading in the classroom.

The Intermediate course is primarily geared towards upper elementary-aged students and/or students who lack a basic knowledge of orthography, morphology, and vocabulary. It includes encoding/decoding strategies that are effective for older students. This course is applicable for all three tiers of RTI. Therefore, the course is for:

  • 3-5 General Education Teachers
  • 3-12 Special Education, Remedial, Tutors
  • ELL Educators
  • Speech Language Therapists who want to expand their knowledge in literacy
  • Adult Literacy Educators
  • Anyone else who wants to expand their knowledge in orthography and morphology

Prerequisite: Experience and familiarity with phonology

Participants will learn:

  • Higher-level spelling rules
  • Syllabication patterns for encoding and decoding
  • Assessment
  • Morphology- affixes, Latin, and Greek bases
  • Vocabulary
  • Guidelines for weekly lesson plans

Materials Provided:

  • IMSE Intermediate Training Manual
  • Unlocking Literacy by Marcia Henry
  • Vocabulary Handbook by Diamond and Gutlohn
  • IMSE Encoding and Decoding Teacher Guide and Student Workbook
  • IMSE Morphology Card Pack
  • One year of access to Interactive OG, IMSE's online interactive lesson planning program
  • IMSE Writing and Grammar video course (digital access provided)
  • Access to the Intermediate Refresher Video
  • Phoneme Grapheme Cards

IMSE OG Weekly:

In addition to the above materials, participants who complete the training will automatically be eligible to receive OG Weekly, IMSE's weekly email support system, designed to provide continued guidance after the completion of your training.

 

IMSE Impact Morphology Plus Training (available June 6, 2022)

*Classes begin June 6, 2022

The IMSE Impact Morphology Plus 30-hour course is a hands-on, interactive, and personalized class that provides a complete understanding of morphology, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension and how to apply it in the classroom. After participating in this accredited Structured Literacy course, teachers will have an understanding of the structure and foundation of the English language.  Educators will have an understanding of where to begin instruction with students with dyslexia as well as students in all three tiers of RTI.  Teachers will be able to evaluate and teach students in morphology, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Teachers will also have access to the asynchronous IMSE Writing and Grammar course to help assess and teach writing and grammar to students.  Teachers will also have access to an asynchronous video that demonstrates instructional strategies for teaching older students to encode (spell) and decode (read) phonetic words, how to spell irregular words, and a syllable division method. This course is appropriate for students who have word recognition and spelling skills but struggle with comprehension. Upon completion of this course, teachers are eligible to purchase 2 graduate credits.

THIS COURSE IS FOR:

General and special education teachers grades 3-5 as well as teachers whose students can read and spell but continue to struggle with language comprehension. This course can also be taken by any educator who wants to learn more about instruction in morphology, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. This course will include an asynchronous piece on writing and grammar.

PARTICIPANTS WILL:

  • Gain knowledge about the Science of Reading and the History of the English language. 
  • Gain knowledge about students with reading difficulties including dyslexia.
  • Understand how EL students can cognate to help learn English.
  • Administer various types of  assessments. 
  • Implement and create structured literacy lessons on morphology, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.

MATERIALS PROVIDED:

  • Morphology Plus Training Manual by IMSE
  • Morphology Teacher Guides on Affixes, Greek, and Latin by IMSE
  • Morphology Plus Student Passages (3 PDFs) by IMSE
  • The Comprehension Blueprint by Nancy Hennessey
  • Vocabulary Handbook by Linda Diamond and Linda Gutlohn
  • IMSE Morpheme Card Pack 
  • Morphology Plus Practice Packet
  • Procedural Routine Flip Chart
  • IMSE’s Asynchronous Writing and Grammar course with including IMSE's Writing and Grammar Manual (PDF), practice packet (PDF), and webinar
  • IMSE's Aysnchronous Encoding and Decoding Plus course

The Morphology Plus course along with the other IMSE Impact Courses, and the IMSE Practicum will help teachers prepare to take the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI) Knowledge and Practice Examination for Effective Reading Instruction (KPEERI) to obtain a Structured Literacy (SLCT) Classroom Teacher Certificate.  CERI is a subsidiary of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). 

Please note that materials and shipping are included in the cost of the course. Materials for Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus will ship from our fulfillment center in early May.

IMSE Phonological Awareness Training

IMSE Impact also includes a Phonological Awareness program that provides educators with a deeper understanding of phonological awareness and its importance in learning to read. After this training, educators will better understand assessing and teaching phonological awareness to students of all ages in all three tiers of Response to Intervention (RTI).

IMSE Phonological Awareness Training (12.5 hours)

IMSE's Phonological Awareness Training (12.5 Hours)

The IMSE Phonological Awareness Course is a hands-on, interactive, and personalized class that provides educators a deeper understanding of phonological awareness and its importance in learning to read. After participating in this training, teachers will have a deeper understanding of how to assess and teach phonological awareness to students in all three tiers of RTI. Teachers will be able to evaluate students in alphabet awareness, including letter recognition and sound recognition. This training is also available for on-site staff development.

An asynchronous version of this course is now available! You can purchase this video course and take at your own pace. 

Upon completing this course, you may apply for 1 hour of graduate credit through Ashland University. 

This course is appropriate for:

  • All teachers who want a deeper understanding of phonological awareness, the importance of orthographic mapping, and phonemic awareness.

Participants will learn:

  • Current research and the importance of phonological awareness
  • Terminologies such as orthographic mapping, orthographic lexicon, and phonemic awareness
  • Correct production of the 44 sounds of the English language
  • How to assess students in phonemic awareness
  • How to incorporate multi-sensory strategies in activities
  • How to implement one-minute phonemic awareness activities

Materials Provided:

  • IMSE Phonological Awareness Manual and practice packet
  • Equipped for Reading Success by Dr. David Kilpatrick
  • Tokens
  • Mirror
  • Sounds of the English language video

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