Wilson Reading System® Professional Learning

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)

Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Introductory Course (3 days)

This virtual course provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System® using the newest materials of the 4th Edition. It is a prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification Training.
Topics include:
  • Dyslexia and its impact on reading skills and cognitive processes
  • Identifying students with a language-based learning disability
  • Key components of WRS instruction
  • Response to intervention and individualized pacing
  • Principles of instruction
  • Lesson components of a ten-part WRS lesson plan
  • Preparing and practicing the ten-part WRS lesson

The WRS Introductory Set, 4th Edition, can be purchased directly from Wilson Language Training® at www.wilsonlanguage.com and is not included in the cost of the course.

Cost: $650
Dates: Tuesday, August 11 - Thursday, August 13, 2020 (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) over Zoom 
Now at capacity 
Virtual WRS Introductory Course Information
Wilson Reading System® Level I Certification Course (New 4th Edition)

This year-long virtual program includes both the Steps 1-6 Practicum and enrollment in the Online Course (WRS Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader). Highlights of the program:
  • Implementation of Steps 1-6 of the 4th Edition of the Wilson Reading System
  • Incorporating phonics, word study, word structure, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension within a lesson
  • Multisensory techniques and specific strategies for teaching students with a language-based learning disability
  • Diagnostic planning, delivery, and pacing of lessons
  • Application of the sound and syllable structure of the English language to direct instruction
Participants in the Level I Certification training should plan to work with an approved student for a complete school year, including at least 65 lessons demonstrating mastery of the concepts and skills of the program.
(9 graduate credits available through Fitchburg State University.)

For more information on course components and completion requirements: https://www.wilsonlanguage.com/professional-learning/individual-teacher-support/wrs-level-i-certification/

Prerequisite: WRS® Introductory Course
Cost: $2300 (registration required)
Date for start-up classes will be coming soon

Contact Us

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    Penny Moldofsky 

    M.S., Director of the Literacy Institute, Wilson® Credentialed Trainer
  • Photo of Mark Miller

    Mark Miller 

    Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner
    • Woodlynde Students Benefit from Wilson Reading System® Instruction

Future Professional Learning Courses to be held at Woodlynde School

Advanced Wilson Reading System® Certification Programs:

  • WRS Advanced Strategies for Multisensory Structured Language Group Instruction Workshop
  • WRS Group Mastery Practicum 
  • WRS Advanced Word Study Online Course (Steps 7-12)
  • WRS Steps 7-12 Practicum
For more information, please contact Penny Moldofsky.
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.