Multi-sensory Structured Literacy Training (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)- Registration is closed!


The Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Instructional Services and Office of Humanities are seeking K-6 general education teachers, special education teachers, and reading specialists who work directly with children more than 50 percent of the school day to participate in a Multi-Sensory Structured Language Instruction professional development training based on the Orton-Gillingham instructional approach. This instructional approach is a direct systematic approach to teaching language structure for reading remediation. It is designed to address the needs of struggling readers who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing including those with a specific learning disability such as dyslexia. Approximately 75 participants will be selected through a competitive application process. Those applicants who have applied for this opportunity more than one time will be given priority consideration.

Attendance is mandatory for each training session; participants must complete all 30 hours of training in order to receive their certificates of completion.

Wednesday, March 11 - Registration is at 8:00 am. Training is from 8:30am - 4:30pm

  • Completed applications and recommendations are due to the Virginia Department of Education by February 18, 2020; once applications are reviewed, notification and registration information will be sent to participants via email by February 26, 2020.


3/11/2020 8:30 AM - 3/11/2020 4:30 PM,
3/12/2020 8:30 AM - 3/12/2020 4:30 PM,
3/13/2020 8:30 AM - 3/13/2020 4:30 PM,
3/14/2020 8:30 AM - 3/14/2020 4:30 PM


Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center
1000 Virginia Center Parkway
Glen Allen, Virginia 23059


Kim Bausum-Brown Dyslexia and Specialized Reading Specialist
(804) 225-2080


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