I’m pleased to announce that I’m ready to begin registrations for Multisensory Structured Language Education: A Course in Advanced Considerations.
This longitudinal course is designed to investigate, in community, the claims, benefits, and flaws of the field(s) known as Multisensory Structured Language Education, Orton-Gillingham, Dyslexia Prevention & Intervention, Reading Science, Science-Based Reading Research / Instruction.
The ideal participant will have experience with basic Orton-Gillingham or MSLE training and practices, and an abiding interest in deepening understanding of the English writing system. Participants completing course requirements will receive a super-cool certificate, but if it matters, I should let you know that LEX is not accredited by anything except your collective investment. The course itself should be approved for CEU credits by ALTA; that’s in process.
The year-long course is structured as follows:
- 12 (monthly) one-hour self-guided study sessions featuring films, handouts, and exercises
- 12 (monthly) three-hour online discussion sessions (90 minutes, break, 90 minutes)
- Assigned readings and response exercises
- Optional lesson plan consultation available (5-10 hours)
- Optional practicum supervision available (5-10 hours)
So you probably want to know how much this jaw-dropping professional opportunity will set you back, huh? At this point, I’m not sure, but I’d guess somewhere in the $1000~$1200 range. Hey, it’s a year-long class! Lots of hours! Lots of resources! BUT the total cost will depend on how many people want to take the course. It’s a lot of work for you and me to figure that out, so what here’s what I’m offering:
- A fully-refundable deposit to reserve a spot in the class and be part of the planning & scheduling discussions via email and/or Facebook
- Purchase orders, invoicing, & payment plans available.
I envision that the schedule will involve monthly online meetings in real time, although it is likely I will make use of some recorded sessions and other video throughout the course as well. These meetings are best scheduled in advance with make-up dates (that means scheduling a total of 24 dates over the course of the year). We may schedule just 3 or 4 months at a time.
I’m anticipating that we’ll start in late August or early September. That’s a loaded time of year for educators, I know, but it allows us to stay ahead of the holiday curve, and it allows us to go with the academic flow.
I’m really looking forward to this conversation.