IMSE Launches Real-Time Virtual Literacy Instruction Trainings for Teachers

Posted Apr 13, 2020

LANSING, Mich., April 13, 2020 – Literacy instruction trainings are now being offered online to teachers through the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE) due to coronavirus-related stay-at-home orders and school closures. 


These beneficial Orton-Gillingham literacy trainings are offered live via Zoom and follow the same schedule as in-person trainings.  They are typically conducted over a period of consecutive weekdays, starting around 8:00 a.m. and lasting until around 3:30 p.m. There are two class options - Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham or Intermediate Orton-Gillingham - and participants can select from four time zones: Eastern, Central, Pacific, and Mountain.


Class sizes are being limited to offer participants the chance to make great connections and for instructors to offer plenty of personal attention and help. 


“We are offering the same great content and interaction as our in-person trainings, just in a different format,” said IMSE Co-Founder Jeanne Jeup. “There are breaks, lunch and plenty of opportunities for questions and breakout rooms to practice with other participants.”


In compliance with all state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, all materials are shipped to individuals at their homes, so no travel is required.


"This training is probably one of the very best professional development experiences I have ever had and that is saying a lot because I have been an educator for over 38 years,” said IMSE virtual training participant Ruth Tatter.  “I have learned so much already and was impressed with how IMSE kept us engaged even through distance learning." 


Sign up or learn more about the trainings on the IMSE website at


Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Southeast Michigan, IMSE is the national leader in providing literacy training in the science of reading to all educators.  IMSE’s program is based on a methodology called Orton-Gillingham, which is multi-sensory, direct, explicit and sequential. Using this IDA Accredited Structured Literacy™ Program, IMSE’s courses teach the essential five components needed for an effective literacy program: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. As the pioneer of delivering face-to-face Orton-Gillingham curriculum and training to general education classrooms, as well as in Tiers 2 and 3 of MTSS, IMSE instructors have helped to develop millions of new readers.  


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