The Lowcountry Literacy Project is aligning classrooms with the Science of Reading, using the Orton-Gillingham approach.

Partner Schools Receive:

  • K-3 OG Classroom Teaching Training + Practicum

  • Classroom Implementation Support

  • OG Training for Literacy Coaches and Reading Interventionists

  • Faculty Professional Development

    A series for ALL teachers on dyslexia (which impacts 20% of students and accounts for 80% of learning disabilities), multi-sensory learning strategies, executive functioning skills, and phonemic awareness/phonology.

Our Partners

Lowcountry Literacy Task Force Members

Lindsey Ballenger

Co-founder OGCC

Catherine Hagberg

Owner, Lowcountry OG Training, OGA Fellow

Beth Jacobs

Assistant Principal, Jennie Moore Elementary School

Susan Nyman

Owner, Lowcountry OG Training, OGA Fellow

Renee McCaslin

Co-founder OGCC

Professional Development

Providing the foundation for understanding and the why behind the science will allow a teacher to take any program or curriculum and successfully implement it with high-quality, effective instruction for all students.

In the fall of 2023, OGCC funded professional development training for all teachers at JME. Teachers participated in a dyslexia simulation, stepping into the shoes of a struggling reader.

Workshops can be customized, but can include:

  1. Dyslexia and the Struggling Reader
  2. Executive Functioning
  3. Multisensory Learning Strategies
  4. The Science of Reading and the Brain

Contact Renee McCaslin at to discuss your faculty professional development goals.

Limited school scholarships are available for the 2024-2025 school year. Apply today. Fall grant cycle closes on September 15.

Transformational Teaching Moments:

“A 5th-grade teacher stopped me today to share how she already used some of the information/data presented in the professional development to help drive her instruction in class. Upon reflection, she realized that most of her day was spent lecturing and talking. Today, she worked to engage the Kinesthetic and Tactile instead of so much Visual and Auditory. She even brought in a couple of jump ropes from home for kids to use when they need to “fill their tank”. OGCC, thank you so much for funding these PD sessions.” 

-Beth Jacobs, Assistant Principal, Jennie Moore Elementary