A practicum is usually carried out in the teacher’s classroom or in a one-on-one private tutoring practice. If a suitable student is available, a practicum may be carried out at:
The Claremont School,
70 Silver Birch Avenue,
Toronto, M4E 3K9.
The length of the practicum will take place over a period of between 12 – 18 months without interruption, school and statutory holidays excepted. The practicum will be reviewed and delivered under the mentorship of Evelyn Reiss, Fellow of the Academy of Orton‑Gillingham or a Master Teacher Trainer of the Canadian Dyslexia Society.
Lessons in Orton‑Gillingham: Practical Linguistics™ will be delivered twice a week, each consisting of a 1-hour lesson. The practicum consists of 100 supervised lesson hours.
The practicum teacher will submit two lesson plans prior to their delivery each week. In addition, the teacher will complete a self-evaluation of the previous two lessons and submit this with the two new lesson plans. The supervisor will ensure that the teacher is following the correct scope and sequence, and making the appropriate diagnostic interventions. Also, the supervisor will ensure that the teacher is demonstrating knowledge of theory and methodology. The supervisor will provide a written critique of two lessons/week submitted for review.
The supervisor will review a taped lesson or a lesson in person once a month. The supervisor will provide a written critique of the observed lesson, covering teaching methodology, appropriate strategies and implementation of theory.
The cost of the practicum is $100/week and an additional $100 to review a recorded lesson or observe a lesson in person. This is a total of $500/month.