Courses and Workshops

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Training Opportunities

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    WRS Introductory Courses offered throughout the year

    September 17, 18, 19, 2024 - In-person
    November 12, 13, 14, 2024  - In person
    January 14, 15, 16, 2025 -
    Virtual
    March 11, 12, 13, 2025 -
    Virtual
    May 6, 7, 8, 2025 -
    In person


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    This 16.5-hour course provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System (WRS) and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification Training. This course examines the intensive intervention reading instruction necessary for students in grade two and above with persistent and significant phonological-coding deficits. Participants learn about dyslexia (indicators, misconceptions, neurobiological aspects, and prevalence), typical versus atypical reading acquisition, appropriate student identification and placement, and key components and principles of instruction, including the factors necessary for high-quality program implementation. How to teach phonology (including phonemic awareness), morphology, and orthography in an integrated, explicit, systematic, and multisensory way is demonstrated and practiced during the course. Participants explore the standard ten-part WRS Lesson Plan and practice planning, delivering, and individualizing a WRS Lesson while receiving modeling and feedback from a Wilson® Credentialed Trainer (W.C.T.).

    Wilson Reading System ® (WRS) Level I Certification with Web Practicum Fall 2024 Cohort

    September 16, 2024 - August 15, 2025

    The WRS Level I Certification program is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement Steps 1-6 of the Wilson Reading System with students reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with language-based learning disabilities. Participants will demonstrate mastery of the Wilson Reading System or WRS lesson plan, including multisensory techniques and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting. Certification provides extensive professional learning and support enabling teachers to effectively implement the program with fidelity. Certification includes approximately 90 hours of online instruction, a 65-lesson practicum that includes demonstrations, five observations, and feedback from a Wilson Intern and Credentialed Trainer.

    This path to Wilson Reading System (WRS) Level I Certification involves online coursework and live, web practicum observations with a Wilson Intern and Credentialed Trainer. Participants should be comfortable with the use of computers.

    Prerequisites
    Participants must have a Bachelor's degree in Education or a related field and have completed the WRS Introductory Course within the last 5 years. Participants will need to administer the WIST test kit for pre/post-testing practicum student requirements and an additional standardized normed reading test with a subtest that compares word attack to comprehension skills. It is highly recommended that you have a practicum student in mind who appears to fit the selection criteria.

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Wilson Presenter

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    Bridget Telenko, M. Ed., W.D.P., W.D.T. 
    Reading Specialist,
    Chester County Intermediate Unit

    BridgetT@cciu.org

    Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner Wilson Dyslexia Therapist