In July of 2016, REAP kicked off a partnership with Burgess-Peterson Academy in the Atlanta Public School system. This is REAP’s first school-wide training program.
All certified Burgess teachers will attend a year-long Orton-Gillingham training program. The OG program will include coursework, modeling, grade-level planning, practical application workshops and observation days.
As part of the training, Burgess teachers and administrators will observe REAP Literacy Leaders as they model whole-group OG lesson in each grade. After modeling the lessons, the REAP Literacy Leader meets with each grade level to review and answer teacher questions. Together they discuss next lessons and learn how to integrate the language arts standards into their OG lessons.