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Wilson Reading System

    West Bay Collaborative is on its way to becoming an accredited Wilson Partner and vendor for all literacy support services.  We are offering multiple workshops that foster systematic implementation of research-based interventions for struggling learners as well as a core phonics program for prevention. These opportunities include Fundations for Kindergarten-Third Grade, Fundations Double Dose Intervention, Just Words Word-Level Intervention, and Wilson Reading System for intensive support. 

     As you know, RTI is an approach to instruction that provides high-quality instruction for all students and offers a layered system of support to close learning gaps. Wilson Instructional Programs fit perfectly into this model, are aligned with Common Core State Standards, and have had great outcomes nationwide. Consider using Wilson programs for your Title I program, as well.

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For more information please contact:

Maryann Struble
Executive Director
Email:mstruble@westbaycollaborative.org
Phone: (401) 941-8353  Ext. 102                 
Fax: (401) 941-8535

 

 

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Wilson Reading System Workshops

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Introductory Workshop

 

Who: Special Educators, Reading Specialists, Title One Interventionists, ELL Teachers, aspiring Wilson Certified Tutors, RTI Coordinators, and Administrators seeking a shared understanding

 

What: Learn how to implement an intensive (Tier 3) program for students in Grade 2 and beyond in this 3-day workshop. WRS is a highly-structured remedial program that directly teaches the structure of language. This multisensory program targets reading and spelling deficits and has had great success with students and adults who have been unable to make gains with other teaching strategies.

 

*This introductory workshop serves as a prerequisite for WRS Level 1 Certification. West Bay Collaborative will be offering Level 1 Certification in the Fall, 2017.

REGISTER EARLY; SPACE IS LIMITED

TO REGISTER: Click on flyer/registration link below to print, fill out, and fax along with your district purchase order, or mail along with your check.

 

Fall 2019 Workshop(s)

WRS 3-Day Intro Workshop - Flyer/Registration Form 

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Just Words

3-Day Combined Workshop

 

Suggested Participants:  All Teachers Grades 4-12, and Adult Ed Providers               Cost:  $300

 

Just Words Introductory Workshop (Day 1 & 2)

This 10-hour workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Wilson Just Words curriculum.  At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the research base supporting the why and how of Just Words instruction.
  • Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that incorporates review, repetition, feedback, and multisensory instruction to engage multiple modes of learning.
  • Identify the skills taught in Just Words: word study (phonemic awareness, six basic syllable types in English, spelling rules, common Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes), vocabulary study, and high frequency words.
  • Properly identify and group students.
  • Use the Instructor Manual’s unit structure and materials, prepare a daily learning plan, and practice lesson activity procedures.
  • Administer Progress Checks at the beginning of each Unit and Unit Tests at the end in order to assess students’ progress.

 

Screening and Placement Workshop (Day 3)

This half-day workshop reviews the process for student screening, identification, and placement in a Just Words class.  Provides practice with the Test of Silent Word Reading Fluency-2 (TOSWRF) and the Word Identification and Spelling Test (WIST).

 

When: TBA

 

TO REGISTER: Click on flyer/registration link below to print, fill out, and fax along with your district purchase order, or mail along with your check.

****Please check back often for any WRS Just Words workshop offerings****

 

 

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Fundations

One-Day Workshops

 

Each full-day Fundations level-specific workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations curriculum for the designated grade level (Kindergarten, Grade 1, or Grade 2).

 

Who: Classroom Teachers, Special Educators, Reading Specialists, Title One Interventionists, ELL Teachers, aspiring Wilson Certified Presenters, RTI Coordinators, and Administrators seeking a shared understanding.

 

What: Participants will obtain background knowledge and understand the research base of the why and how of Fundations instruction. The skills taught in the specific Fundations level will be presented, in the following areas: phonemic awareness, phonics and word study, vocabulary, high frequency trick words, fluency, comprehension, handwriting, spelling, and punctuation. Educators will understand the principles of explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction while engaging multiple learning styles. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to create daily lesson plans, implement lesson activity procedures, and build a learning-focused classroom.

 

REGISTER EARLY; SPACE IS LIMITED. Registration for only one level is recommended.

TO REGISTER: Click on flyer/registration link below to print, fill out, and fax along with your district purchase order, or mail along with your check.

 

 Fall 2019 Workshops

Fundations Grade K - Sept. 9th Flyer/Registration Form

Fundations Grade 1 - Sept. 10th Flyer/Registration Form

Fundations Grade 2 - Sept. 11th Flyer/Registration Form

Fundations Grade 3 - Sept. 12th Flyer/Registration Form

 

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Wilson Reading System

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Level 1 Certification

 

The Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Level I Certification program is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement WRS Steps 1-6 with students who are reading and spelling below grade level, as well as those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability, such as dyslexia. It consists of two components: the WRS Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader (Steps 1-6) online course and the WRS Steps 1-6 Practicum with companion online course.

A critical factor for student success is teacher knowledge and skills, and the ability to apply those in the classroom with students. The WRS Level I Certification Program provides a course that deepens teachers’ content knowledge while providing a supervised practicum that allows teachers to apply and practice skillful use of research-based strategies. Considerable time, effort, and study are required for the WRS Certification program. Each trainee is expected to acquire a very sophisticated working knowledge of the sound-symbol system of English (phonology), the rules that govern English spellings (orthography), and its structure (morphology), as well as the use of specific diagnostic techniques in teaching decoding and encoding, and strategies for vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.

Prerequisites

WRS Introductory Course (completed within the last five years).

 

Duration

Individuals have 12 months from the date of enrollment to complete the online course and practicum. If site-based, participants are encouraged to complete certification within the school year.

 

Materials Required

WRS Introductory Set (Steps 1-6), 4th edition, containing instructor and student materials.

WIST (Word Identification and Spelling Test) for student testing.

          Teachers within the same school can share the WIST.

Click here for more specifics.

 

Fall 2019

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WRS - Level 1 Certification - Flyer/Registration Form