Wilson Training - NOW VIRTUAL!

Wilson Reading System Introductory Workshop

Join Us Virtually for the Wilson Reading System 3-Day Introductory Workshop!

This course provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) 4th Edition curriculum and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. Over three consecutive days, this course examines how WRS addresses the teaching of phonemic awareness, word identification, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension through an integrated study of phonology, morphology, and orthography with students in grade two and above with persistent phonological coding deficits.


Participants learn about reading research, 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 course. Participants explore the standard 10-part Wilson Lesson Plan and practice planning and delivering a lesson while receiving modeling and feedback from a Wilson® Credentialed Trainer during the course.


PLEASE NOTE: For individuals desiring Wilson Level 1 Certification, participants will need to complete the Level 1 Certification Training within 5 years following this introductory workshop. An opportunity to enroll & participate in the Level 1 Certification Training will be offered in Fall 2020 at the CAIU 15. Please see flyer for details.


Graduate credits through Fitchburg State University may be earned after completion of the course and application to FSU. For more information about earning graduate credits, please visit https://www.wilsonlanguage.com/professional-learning/graduate-credit/

CAIU - Wilson Reading System Introductory Virtual Workshop

Wednesday, Sep. 9th, 8:30am to Friday, Sep. 11th, 3:30pm

CAIU Virtual Workshop

The workshop will be held on September 9-11, 2020 from 8:30am-3:30pm each day.


The cost of this workshop is $650 per person. Lunch is not provided.


Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellations must be done so prior to August 31, 2020 to avoid potential registration fees. No shows and any one who does not complete all 3 days, will be charged the full cost of the session.


Registration is open on the CAIU Frontline Registration System at https://www.caiu.org/professional-development

Any registration questions can be directed to Michelle Davis - mdavis@caiu.org

Any content questions can be directed to Ami Healy - ahealy@caiu.org

Upon completion of the course, 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.
  • Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential and cumulative, engaging multiple learning modalities with multisensory techniques, repetition, and feedback.
  • Create an optimal learning environment, prepare a lesson plan, and practice techniques.
  • Understand the key components of instruction and presentation of lessons in three blocks:
    • Block 1 - Word Study/Foundational Reading Skills: Lesson Plan Parts 1-5
      • Phonemic Awareness, Decoding, Vocabulary, High Frequency Word Reading, Single-Word Accuracy/Automaticity, Phrasing/Prosody, Fluency and Comprehension at the Sentence Level
    • Block 2 - Spelling/Foundational Writing Skills: Lesson Plan Parts 6-8
      • Phoneme Segmentation, Encoding (Spelling), English Spelling Rules, High Frequency Word Spelling, Vocabulary, Concept Mark Up, Sentence-Level Punctuation and Proofreading
    • Block 3 - Fluency/Comprehension: Lesson Plan Parts 9-10
      • Vocabulary, Listening/Silent and Oral Reading Fluency and Comprehension, Narrative and Informational Text