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Woodlynde School, a WILSON® Accredited Partner, offers professional development courses that include the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Introductory Workshop, Wilson Reading System® Level I Certification Training, and JUST WORDS® Workshop. All classes are held at Woodlynde School.

Early registration is recommended to guarantee a seat and workshop materials. Seats are limited and registration is processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment is due at the time of registration. Registration confirmation will be sent via email. Payment includes workshop materials. Wilson Reading System® instructor/student materials are sold separately.

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Wilson Reading System® Introductory Workshop

This 15-hour workshop provides an overview of the WRS® curriculum and serves as the prerequisite for WRS® Level I Certification. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Define dyslexia and describe common characteristics

  • Understand WRS® principles of instruction and how WRS® materials facilitate multisensory, interactive learning

  • Identify the lesson parts for Blocks 1, 2, and 3 of the lesson plan

  • Write a lesson plan

Dates for Summer of 2018 will be made available in March. 

Wilson Reading System® Level 1 Certification

The WRS® Level Certification course is designed to prepare teachers to implement WRS Steps 1-6 with students reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability. Participants will demonstrate mastery of the WILSON® lesson plan, including multisensory techniques and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting. Individuals have 12 months from the date of enrollment to complete the online course and practicum.

Prerequisite for WRS® Level I Certification Training: Participants are required to attend one WRS® Introductory Workshop that provides an overview of the WRS® curriculum within 5 years before participating in the WRS® Level I Certification course.

Dates for Summer of 2018 will be made available on March. 

Advanced Wilson Reading System® Strategies for MSL Group Instruction Workshop

This 15 hour workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of WRS group instruction. Some highlights:
  • Identify factors for successful WRS group instruction
  • Review planning and practice execution of WRS Lesson Blocks 1, 2, and 3 for maximum group support
  • Define and identify core and academic vocabulary and how to integrate these into the lesson
  • Explore the different purposes of controlled and non-controlled decodable text in the development of comprehension and fluency
  • Understand the facts of text complexity
Prerequisites: WRS Level I Certification as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in education or a related field

Dates for Summer of 2018 will be made available in March. 

Woodlynde School

445 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA 19087-5498
Tel: 610.687.9660 
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 Kindergarten, elementary, middle 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 Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), 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.