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Summer Institute on Dyslexia and Early Literacy – University of Portland

June 21 - June 26

In Partnership with
International Dyslexia Association Oregon Branch • Decoding Dyslexia Oregon
School of Education at UP • Orton-Gillingham International

This deep-dive week-long institute will feature local networking and an International Dyslexia Association (IDA)-accredited Basic Orton-Gillingham (OG) course for K-3 educators led by Ron Yoshimoto. Participants will receive extensive preparation and instructional materials to implement OG methodology throughout the school year, complete the basic 40-hour IDA-accredited OG course, receive three transcripted graduate credits, engage in professional networking, and enjoy refreshments and receptions provided on the UP campus. Program registration is $1,000.


Ron Yoshimoto, M.Ed, M.S.W., Fellow of AOGPE

  Not only is Ron Yoshimoto the co-director of Orton Gillingham International, but he is also our Master OGI Instructor. Ron has focused his expertise on developing the OG methodology for training public school teachers in the general and special education environments using OG, OG Advanced methodology, preschool literacy/numeracy, focused intervention, reading comprehension strategy (called “Connections”) and multisensory math. His devotion includes countless materials that he has developed and shares selflessly with participants. Ron’s life has been dedicated to teaching Orton-Gillingham to both general and special education audiences for the past 30+ years. His excellence as a trainer, the devotion of participants and his ongoing support of students and educators exemplify the level of commitment that creates change.


Sunday, June 21 1:00-4:00PM

• The Oregon Context
• Dyslexia Simulations
• Local School Practices
• Networking Reception

Monday-Thursday, June 22-25 8:00AM-3:00PM

• OG training led by Ron Yoshimoto

Friday, June 26 8:30AM-3:00PM

• Conclusion of OG Training
• Final networking reception

Continental breakfast, refreshments and snacks provided daily.
Lunch options for purchase provided or bring your own lunch.


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University of Portland
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Portland, 97203 United States
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