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)

Just Words® Virtual Launch Workshop – February 26, 2021 

Continue your professional development in literacy education. Through this workshop, led virtually over Zoom by The Literacy Institute at Woodlynde School’s Director Penny Moldofsky, you will be given the guidance and practice needed to begin teaching Wilson Just Words® effectively. 

Wilson Just Words® is a highly explicit, multisensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4 -12 and adults who do not require intensive intervention but need explicit decoding and spelling instruction due to word-level deficits. 

Some of the topics included in this workshop:
• Understanding word structure
• Student identification and placement
• Program structure and implementation
• Hitting the ground running - an in-depth view of a unit and practice teaching of selected parts
• Measuring student progress
• Exploring resources in Wilson Academy® Intervention Community
• Just Words InterActivities, an interactive whiteboard application

Prerequisite Requirements 
• None 

Duration Hours 
• 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. over Zoom (4 instructional hours)

• $289.00

*The workshop is now full. Please add your name to our waitlist below to be informed of spots as they become available. 
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.

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

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Penny Moldofsky

    Penny Moldofsky 

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

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.