Courses and Workshops

Delivered by a Certified Wilson Trainer

  • Program Details

    • Wilson Language hosts the blended certification program.

    • The Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Level I Certification program is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement WRS Steps 1-6 with students who are reading and spelling below grade level, as well as those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability, such as dyslexia.

    • The WRS Level I Certification Program consists of two components: the WRS Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader (Steps 1-6) online course and the WRS Steps 1-6 Practicum with companion online course.

    • The WRS Level I Certification Program provides a course of study that deepens teachers’ content knowledge while providing a supervised practicum that allows teachers to apply and practice skillful use of research-based strategies.

    • Individuals have 12 months from the date of enrollment to complete the online course and practicum. If site-based, participants are encouraged to complete certification within the school year.

    • Completion of WRS Level I Certification Program makes one eligible to receive the professional credential of Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner.

In partnership with Wilson Language Corporation

  • Requirements for Completion

    • Complete a comprehensive online course: WRS Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader (Steps 1-6)
    • Conduct 1:1 WRS instruction with a practicum student for a minimum of 65 lessons with a lesson plan written for each lesson. Student must meet selection criteria and be approved by the assigned Wilson® Credentialed Trainer
    • Be observed five times teaching the practicum student. Each observation is scheduled with the Wilson® Credentialed Trainer and lasts approximately 60-75 minutes
    • Submit a pretesting report on the practicum student, including educational history and current test results
    • Develop a Teacher Binder and Student Portfolio and compile student’s written work in accordance with WLT program standards
    • Demonstrate mastery of the WRS Lesson Plan procedures (documented and approved by Wilson® Credentialed Trainer)
    • Demonstrate an understanding of language concepts through accurate teaching with multisensory procedures
    • Demonstrate student mastery of reading, spelling, fluency, and comprehension
    • Conduct pre and post-testing with two norm-referenced tests, one being the Word Identification and Spelling Test (WIST), and submit posttest data with practicum student final report after a minimum of 65 lessons and achievement of WRS Substep 4.2 

Interested in receiving your Level I Certification?

  • Please contact Diane Thomson via email or 484-237-5023 and we will coordinate with Wilson to get you introduced to the program. 

    CCIU offers the following Wilson workshops each fall:

    • Fundations Level K
    • Fundations Level 1
    • Fundations Level 2
    • WRS Introductory Course