Professional Learning

Wilson Reading System® Level I Certification

Start Up Day: August 26, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
Instructor: Kristin McMurrer, Wilson® Credentialed Trainer
Location: Virtual (Zoom)

The WRS Level I Certification is a year-long course that prepares teachers to effectively implement WRS Steps 1-6 (4th Edition) with students reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability. Each participant who successfully completes WRS Level I coursework will demonstrate mastery of the Wilson® lesson plan and procedures, including multisensory techniques and effective strategies for working 1:1 with students. 


  • Complete WRS Intensive Instruction for the Non-responsive Reader (Steps 1-6) online course.
  • WRS Steps 1-6 Practicum:
    • Conduct and write pretesting report, including educational history and current test results of the potential practicum student.
    • Conduct 1:1 student instruction with a minimum of 65 lessons with a lesson plan written for each lesson.
    • Participate in five teacher/student observations scheduled by the Wilson® Credentialed Trainer.
    • Develop a Teacher Binder and Student Portfolio in accordance with WLT program standards.
    • Demonstrate mastery in implementing lesson plan procedures, language concepts through accurate teaching with multisensory procedures, and student mastery of decoding/encoding skills, development of fluent reading with connected text and comprehension of both narrative and informational text.
    • Conduct and provide posttesting and final student report documenting 65+ lessons and student achievement of WRS Substep 4.2.


  • WRS Introductory Course (Completed within the last five years)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related field


  • Year-long
  • Attendance at start up day on August 26, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. required

WRS Level I Certification earns the participant recognition as a Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner.



Contact Us

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Penny Moldofsky

    Penny Moldofsky 

    M.S., Director of the Literacy Institute, Wilson® Credentialed Trainer
  • Photo of Kristin McMurrer

    Kristin McMurrer 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Mark Miller

    Mark Miller 

    Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner Level I Certified, Completing Advanced Steps 7-12
  • Photo of Mary Anne Keith

    Mary Anne Keith 

    Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner Level I Certified, Completing Advanced Steps 7-12
    • Woodlynde Students Benefit from Wilson Reading System® Instruction

Woodlynde School is a WILSON® Accredited Partner.

Wilson Language Training® provides research-based reading and spelling programs for all ages. As a multisensory structured literacy program, the Wilson Reading System® directly and systematically teaches students the structure of our language to become independent, confident readers. Based on the Orton-Gillingham principles and current research on phonological coding, this program provides both the foundations of reading and the foundations of writing:

• Phonemic awareness
• Decoding as part of word study
• High frequency words
• Spelling and proofreading
• Vocabulary
• Fluency and oral expression
• Morphology: the study of word elements (prefixes, suffixes, Latin base elements)
• Comprehension (constructing a cohesive mental model for text)

Woodlynde School is a Wilson® Accredited Partner. Wilson® Accredited Partner Status affirms that the Partner meets Wilson Language Training® standards for excellence in the delivery of Wilson® professional learning and business practices and has been reviewed by Wilson Language Training®. Read more about Wilson® Accredited Partners.
Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergartenelementarymiddle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language- or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.