Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham 40 Hour Basic Course 


Virtual - via Zoom


October 15, 22, 29, November 5th, 11th

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. MTN

with multiple brain and food breaks.  

This comprehensive course is fully hands on and interactive.  The goal is to have as much interaction and practice implementing the approach as possible so we facilitate that with small group breakouts and lots of instrutor interaction.  This is not an asynchronis class.

 You must attend each day of the course sequentially in order to attend the next day.  Should you need to miss a day you will need reschedule to maintain the coninuity of the training.


Kelly Haase  


Single Registration - $897.00 (Includes shipping of materials in the continental U.S. Please contact us if you are outside of the continental U.S. for shipping prices)  Registration closes 10 days prior to class start date to ensure the arrival of course materials.

Groups of 4 or more -  847.00 per person (Includes shipping of materials in the continental U.S.)

Late registration - if you register within 5 days of class and are not in the Denver area, we will ship your materials with next day delivery.  Please use the late registration link to cover those costs so that you have materials for class.

All materials required for full implementation of the program are included in the cost of the course.  See more details on our website.

Certificate of Attendance or Graduate Credit Certificates of attendance are provided to all participants. Graduate Credit is also available by separate registration with Adams State University.  Registration details will be provided during class.

Paying by purchase order?
Register each participant separately using the by check option and follow registration instructions on the form.


Elenn Steinberg, Director
Orton Gillingham International, Inc. 


Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham Approach (YOG-A) 40 hour Training 
This five-day O.G. training will focus on a data-driven, clinical, multisensory, phonetic, teacher guided Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling in the whole classroom, small group, and one-to-one settings. Upon completing this course participants will have acquired the skills necessary to fully implement this 
science of reading, data-driven solution for teaching reading to all students.  Teachers implementing the Yoshimoto method with fidelity are demonstrating consistent and significant growth that is being replicated across the U.S. Perhaps more significant is that teachers love the course, the materials and the success they are seeing in their classrooms and interventions.

The course will cover the three levels of decoding and spelling: sound, syllable, and an introduction to the concept of morphology. With the latter, introductory morphology, the emphasis will be on increasing the vocabulary for all children - general and special education students. This results in students have all of the necessary skills required form student to read and comprehend - the goal for quaility reading instruction. Further, the system supports the outcomes within the Common Core.We also discuss Dyslexia, the brain and early and ongoing identification of these students.

All materials needed for implementation of the full program are included in the cost of the course. Further, there will be extensive additional materials provided including: multiple CDs with about 6,000 worksheets dealing with syllabication, sounds, rules and generalizations.

Further, there will be extensive additional materials provided including: multiple CDs with about 6,000 worksheets dealing with syllabication, sounds, rules and generalizations.

For whom is the O.G. approach appropriate?
The O.G. approach is appropriate for classrooms, small groups and teaching individuals; primary, elementary, intermediate, secondary, college, and adults. This class is designed specifically for kindergarten, primary, elementary & middle school classroom teachers, tutors, reading specialists, special ed teachers and home-school parents.

O.G. teaching sessions are action oriented with auditory, visual, and kinesthetic elements reinforcing each other; spelling is simultaneously taught with reading.

Structured, Sequential, Cumulative
Teaching proceeds from phonemic awareness, phonics, syllable types, syllable division rules, spelling, vocabulary, sentence structure, composition, and reading comprehension.

Data Driven, Flexible, Cognitive
O.G. is data-driven, diagnostic-prescriptive teaching at it's best. The teacher designs and implements lessons based on the data gathered from the individual student and/or the classroom group.  The instruction is targeted at the needs of the students and paced to insure the level of mastery that supports ongoing success for all students.  Further, the method includes targeted interventions for students who require more repetitions or intensity. The teacher always seeks to understand how an individual learns and devises appropriate teaching strategies using students' strengths while accommodating their weaknesses.

Meet Kelly Haase, AGOPE, OGI Certified Master Trainer

Since 1995, Kelly Haase has been a devoted first grade teacher and has relished the opportunity of becoming a reading interventionist and writing coach in 2018. 

 In 1993, she earned a Bachelor’s in Speech Communication with an emphasis in Elementary Education. Immediately after graduation, she was hired to teach first grade in Academy District 20 at High Plains Elementary School. She served here for seven years and then transferred to a neighboring school, Pioneer Elementary, where she continues to educate and  coach today.  

Throughout her educational journey, she shares that a handful of trainings, “have literally  changed my teaching trajectory.”

In May of 2014, she attended Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham. Even after twenty years of teaching reading she shared, “I never realized how minimal my own personal knowledge and  understanding of the English language was. Within days of this training, I was  eagerly incorporating my new learning into my reading lesson plans and quickly  began to see increases in my students’ Dibels scores.”

In 2015, within one year, she completed the Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham Classroom Certification and ultimately became a Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham Master Trainer in 2016. It is her ambition and commitment to change the lives of other teachers through this training as it changed her own life.  

In August 2018, Kelly continued her personal quest for knowledge about reading and, between 2018 and 2020, focused on a training course called Take Flight.  In August 2019, Kelly completed the national ALTA exam and became a Certified Academic Language Practitioner. Although teaching first grade has been her life and passion for over twenty-six years, Kelly is excited to concentrate her efforts in reading and  educating teachers toso as to promote positive reading outcomes in each of their classrooms.