Wilson Reading Introductory Course
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 (16.5 hours), 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 will 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.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM ET
Who: This workshop is open to teachers in New York City only, as it is funded by Title IIA. Administrators, paraprofessionals, and P3 providers welcome.
- This workshop will grant CTLE credits. Please note that the credits must be requested in advance. In order to receive the credits, you must be logged in for the entire duration of the workshop, have your video camera on, and be in the frame.
- Please note, once you have registered, we cannot refund your order.
- All workshops have a cost unless otherwise indicated. No one will be turned down due to cost. If you have any issues making the full payment or have general questions, please email Amanda Srere.
Sharon Grunfeld | Sharon Grunfeld is a Wilson Language Literacy Specialist, who conducts professional learning workshops via site-based and online interactive meetings for teachers in diverse school communities. She provides coaching and program certifications for all Wilson Language® programs. Sharon has extensive experience supporting Tier 1, 2, and 3 classrooms in urban, ENL, and Title I settings. Prior to joining Wilson Language Training, she had a 31-year career at the NYC Department of Education as a teacher, Special Education Supervisor, Administrator, and Wilson In-District Trainer. Additionally, she has designed and presented professional development programs for teachers and administrators in the areas of Collaborative Team-Teaching, Vocabulary Development, Fluency, Comprehension Strategies, Informal Assessments, and Adapting Curriculum. Sharon is a graduate of the Ramaz School. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education and Master's Degrees in Special Education and School Administration. She is a Wilson® Certified Trainer (W.C.T.) and Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist (W.D.T.).