office (850) 545-1759



Connect to Comprehension

Professional Development

Professional development trainings are available as half-day or full-day workshops delivered exclusively by the program developer.  While professional development is not necessary to implement this scripted program, the training does provide valuable assistance with implementation. 


Half-Day Training - Connect to Comprehension

  • Basic overview of program
  • Research base
  • Purposes and goals
  • Assessments
  • Single Word Assessment
  • Passage Assessment
  • Progress Assessment
  • Materials and use
  • Program components
  • Examples of daily activities
  • Grouping students
  • Daily reading activities
  • Daily reading instruction
  • Explanation of use of Skills Charts
  • Structure and use of High Noon Readers
  • Using the Curriculum Guides and Scripted Lessons
  • Practice in small groups
  • Video of small-group lesson
  • Questions and Answers

Full-Day Training - Includes all of the above. In addition, this training includes Phonics Games for Fluency.

  • Basic description of games
  • Research base
  • Targeting student use
  • Directions for word card use
  • Directions for one-syllable games
  • Syllable types/rules for syllabication
  • Directions for two-syllable games
  • Game variations
  • Group practice
  • Charting student progress
  • Incorporating games into reading intervention block
  • Organization and storage

An in-depth online training for the program is available through the Orton-Gillingham Online Academy.  For more information, please visit:

For more information on professional development options and costs, contact Lynn Givens.
Phone: 850-545-1759     Email: