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OG Canada provides a variety of Professional Development opportunities over the course of the year. 

To provide accessible opportunities for members from across Canada and internationally, all of our presentations are in virtual form. Attendees have the option to attend live, or have 2 weeks to watch the recording of the event.

Upcoming events

    • 2024-09-13
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Online

    Membership has its privileges...This event is FREE to register for OG Canada members!  

    OG Canada invites you to join us on September 13, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. PDT to listen to Lyn Stone speak on the following topic: 

    Speaking and Spelling: Two Different Beasts

    There is a great deal of overlap between speaking and spelling in the English writing system, which is why phonics is such an effective approach to teaching early literacy. However, if we truly spelled words the way we said them, then we’d have a real mess. Spelling is a system that consists of rules, pressures, influences and behaviours that are different from speaking. Conflating speaking and spelling beyond basic phoneme-grapheme correspondences is a concerning trend in education. In this presentation, Lyn Stone shows the points of divergence between the two systems and offers better questions than “How do I map/code this word?”

    Lyn Stone is an educational linguist, author, and CEO of Lifelong Literacy: an education coaching and training organisation.

    Her goal is to help educators awaken linguistic curiosity in their students using creative, engaging tools and strategies that are based upon scientific consensus as to what constitutes best practice.

    Lyn creates research-informed professional development seminars, both online and face to face, for teachers and other education professionals. She directs a team of specialist practitioners to deliver high quality literacy intervention at Tiers 2 and 3, and a team of school coaches to deliver the best possible Tier 1 literacy instruction.

    Her occasional podcast about the lives of prominent education professionals, Loves, Hates and Passions, can be found on Spotify.

    Her three books, Spelling for LifeLanguage for Life and Reading for Life continue to attract worldwide acclaim and enjoy places on various bestseller lists.

    NOTE:  This session will be recorded and the recording will be available to all registrants following the session for 2 weeks.

    For OG Canada members, this session is 5.25 PD credits. 

Past events

2024-04-13 OG Canada Spring Conference 2024
2023-04-29 April Practitioner Interim Mentoring Call
2023-04-15 Spring Fling 2023
2023-01-21 Math Fluency - Strategies that Stick
2022-12-03 December Practitioner Interim Mentoring Call
2022-11-05 November Practitioner Interim Mentoring Call
2022-10-29 Taking the Mask off Dysgraphia
2022-09-24 September Practitioner Interim Mentoring Call
2022-06-18 June Practitioner Interim Mentoring Call
2022-05-28 May Practitioner Interim Mentoring Call
2022-04-30 April Practitioner Interim Mentoring Call
2022-04-09 OG Canada 2022 Annual Conference with Joan Sedita and Shauna Cotte (Keys to Literacy)
2022-02-26 February Practitioner Interim Mentoring Call
2022-01-29 Morphological Awareness. What is it? How to teach it?
2022-01-22 January Practitioner Interim Mentoring Call
2021-11-20 November Practitioner Interim Mentoring Call
2021-11-06 3D bridge from Phonemic awareness to reading( from Connections OG in 3D)
2021-10-02 October Practitioner Interim Mentoring Call
2021-06-19 June Practitioner Interim Mentoring Call
2021-06-05 Ideas and strategies for teaching OG online.
2021-05-15 May Practitioner Interim Mentoring Call
2021-05-01 CATT-OG 2021 Annual Conference with Tim Rasinski Ph.D.
2021-04-17 April Practitioner Interim Mentoring Call
2021-02-20 February Interim Mentoring Call
2020-11-28 CATT-OG Virtual Townhall
2020-11-07 Fall Pro-D with Dr. Peter Bowers - SWI - Spelling Out Loud
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