Teacher Training

All teachers should have access to training in best educational practices and current research.


Our faculty is trained in the best research and evidence-based approaches to help our LD/ADHD students achieve success, but the reality is that not every student who needs and TSS education can attend. To extend our reach and help as many students as possible, we provide ongoing teacher training and professional development support.

The roots of our success are grounded in the Orton-Gillingham Approach.  Each summer, we offer training in Orton-Gillingham, taught by AOGPE Fellow Theresa Collins and other Fellows and FITs certified by AOGPE.  Ms. Collins works collaboratively with other members of the academy to provide training in the best evidence-based approach to remediate student who struggle with language-based learning differences, like dyslexia.

During the school year, we typically offer relevant practicum experiences and ongoing training to support further teacher development at the Classroom Educator and Associate Levels.


Classroom Educator and Structured Literacy Partnership

TSS is proud to announce a partnership with Sacred Heart University (SHU) to bring you their first Graduate-Level course in Structured Literacy, which also meets the guidelines of the Classroom Educator coursework as defined by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE).

Students have two options for enrollment - they may enroll as a non-credit seeking student for $1550, or they may enroll as a credit-seeking student to earn 3 graduate credits from SHU for $2115.  

Summer 2017 Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator/Structured Literacy Partnership Course with SHU

May 31 – July 5, 2017 (Monday and Wednesday evenings) 4:30pm - 7:20pm
Fee: non-credit seeking $1550
Fee: credit seeking (3 Sacred Heart Unversity Graduate Education credits) $2115

The fee covers all training, materials, and a daily lunch.  Participants should have a background in education and/or currently be teaching, and are expected to attend the entire workshop.  All workshops are taught by accredited members of the AOGPE.

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