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Workshops/ Training Schedule

Our February class is filled! Please sign up for our next WRS class in June below.

Wilson Reading System 3-day Training

June 10-12, 2019
9:00 am – 3:30 pm

COST: $649.00
(Register before 5/20/19 and get $50.00 off!)
Materials are not included. All materials can be purchased directly from the Wilson Language Store. We suggest that you purchase and bring to class the Wilson Introductory Set.


LOCATION: Academy of Innovation – 1399 Thompson Bridge Rd. Gainesville, GA 30501

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WRS Introductory Workshop Description

This three-day (15-hour) workshop provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) curriculum and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. This course is delivered over three consecutive days and examines reading research and the five areas of reading in relation to students in grade two and above with persistent phonological coding deficits.

Participants learn about dyslexia, appropriate student identification and placement, program implementation, progress monitoring, scheduling, and creating a successful learning environment. Principles of language structure and how to teach language with direct, multisensory methods are demonstrated and practiced during the workshop. Participants explore the standard 10-part Wilson Lesson Plan and practice planning and delivering a lesson while receiving modeling and feedback from a credentialed Wilson Trainer during the workshop. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • Define dyslexia and describe common characteristics.
  • Explain the process of identifying appropriate students and placing them in the Wilson Reading System.
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of WRS principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, cumulative, and diagnostic multisensory instruction.
  • Identify the lesson components for Block 1 (Decoding/Word Study), Block 2 (Encoding/Spelling), and Block 3 (Listening & Reading Comprehension) of the WRS Lesson Plan.
  • Prepare a 10-part WRS Lesson Plan.

Participants may enroll in the WRS Level I Certification Training or the WRS Intensive Instruction: Online Course (Steps 1-6) within five years of completing a WRS Introductory Workshop.




Three consecutive days (15 hours)

Graduate Credit

One graduate credit (optional) is available through Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA upon completion of course requirements. Please see Process for Graduate Credit for details.

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