Sonoma County Office of Education

2024-25 Literacy Fellowship

The 2024-25 SCOE Literacy Fellowship will provide educators with training in structured, systematic, multi-sensory literacy instruction that is grounded in the Science of Reading. Coupled with just-in-time coaching support and participation in a countywide Community of Practice, teachers will be supported in the implementation of the Orton-Gillingham approach and will be better e quipped to support all students, including at-risk readers and students with dyslexia.

Who should apply?

  • Teachers with a self-contained class of students in grades K-3 or who are able to work with a consistent group of students over the school year.
  • Educators who are interested in providing coaching support for participating teachers.

What is the commitment?

  • Attendance at a 40-hour Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham training, plus a one-day morphology training
  • Implementation of OG strategies in the classroom
  • Regular coaching and support
  • Quarterly collaboration at the Fellowship meetings
  • Monthly coaching collaboratives (coaches only)

Orton-Gillingham training cohorts:

  • Cohort 1: June 17-18 and 20-21; 8:00am-4:00pm 
  • Cohort 2: July 29-August 2; 8:30am-3:00pm 
  • Cohort 3: September 23-27, 8:30am-3:00pm

In recognition of the level of commitment to the Literacy Fellowship, stipends will be awarded to participating teachers ($2,000) and coaches ($3,500). In addition, participants who choose to participate in the June or July training will receive an additional $1,500 for attending during the summer months.

When Application Window | January 16, 2024- March 27, 2024
Various dates & times - See application
Location Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE)
5340 Skylane Boulevard Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Lauren Ridgway | Sonoma County Office of Education
Leslie Kesson | Orton-Gillingham International
Cost Free
Audience Elementary educators (see application)
Registration closes 03/27/2024
Registration Conny Arita, (707) 524-2816,
Questions Lauren Ridgway, (707) 524-2600 ext. 2038,
Apply Here