Category Archives: Wilson News

Shared Values

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The relationship between Wilson Language Training (WLT) and Becker College spans decades. Wilson's first executive director, Janet O'Connor, served as an adjunct professor of early childhood education at Becker, which has campuses in Worcester and Leicester, MA. In 2010, WLT Co-founders Barbara and Ed Wilson were each awarded an Honorary Degree in Humane Letters from the college for their work providing multisensory structured literacy instruction to teachers and students across the country. Most recently, Ed was appointed to Becker's 15-member Board of Trustees. For their commitment to l [...]

Welcome 2019!

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What will the Wilson community collectively accomplish during the 8,760 hours that comprise 2019? If this new year is anything like the whirlwind that was 2018, Wilson educators will continue maximizing every moment to provide effective literacy instruction in classrooms across the country. As national dialogue about the importance of early screening and intervention for dyslexia increasingly gains momentum, it is generating greater understanding about the specific educational needs of students with dyslexia as well as effective teacher preparation. Wilsons active support of high-quality a [...]

Fall/Winter 2018 Decoder

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Catch up on the latest news in the Fall/Winter issue of The Decoder, featuring school and district-wide literacy initiatives, student and educator success stories, professional learning opportunities, and much more. The Decoder provides an opportunity to recognize the meaningful work taking place in classrooms throughout the country, as well as the achievements of once-struggling readers and the supportive, encouraging teachers who opened the door to literacy. Highlights in this issue include Waterford, CT's commitment to program fidelity and professional learning, our collaboration wi [...]

Going Forth

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Educators from the countrys tiniest towns to largest cities gathered in Boston for a deep dive into the newly released Wilson Reading System® (WRS) 4th Edition. More than 400 WRS Certified Teachers and Wilson® Credentialed Trainers (W.C.T.) explored the enhanced Instructor Manual and associated materials in preparation for the upcoming school year in public school districts, private schools, reading centers, and other educational settings. The two-day Conference for Wilson Certified Teachers and the Trainer Meeting featured a variety of general and breakout sessions, along with hands-on [...]

University of Utah Reading Clinic

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In Utah, Michele Blake, Grace Craig, and Holly Dean are three in three million. The trio of educators at the University of Utah Reading Clinic (UURC) are Wilson® Credentialed Trainers (W.C.T.) in the expansive state of three million residents. Together with UURC Director Dr. Kathleen Brown and other Wilson-trained professionals at the clinic, they are providing intensive multisensory structured language (MSL) instruction to teachers and students from the majestic mountain ranges to the vast desert regions. Established by the states legislature in 1999 and housed within the universitys [...]

Spring/Summer 2018 Decoder

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Catch up on Wilson news in the Spring/Summer issue of The Decoder, Wilsons educational newsletter highlighting school and district-wide literacy initiatives, student and educator success stories, professional learning opportunities, and much more. We hope you enjoy this issue, which includes reflections on our 30-year history in the field of dyslexia and information about the Wilson Reading System® 4th Edition. The Decoder provides an opportunity to recognize the meaningful work taking place in Wilson classrooms throughout the country, as well as the achievements of once-struggling [...]

Teacher Appreciation Month

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During Teacher Appreciation Month, we asked educators to share what it means to be part of the Wilson community. We are so very grateful to have received over 1,600 poignant, thoughtful, heartwarming, and enthusiastic responses from teachers across the country! Read on for a sampling of what they had to say. My classroom is part of the Wilson community because ... Wilson fosters confidence. When a student struggles with reading it affects their entire day. Not only do they have difficulty in language-based subjects, but also math, music, physical education, and art. In addition, outsid [...]

Virtual Mentoring

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Live, interactive mentoring in Fundations® and Just Words® is coming to a screen near you! Following a yearlong pilot program with public school educators in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Wilson Language Training® (WLT) will begin this fall offering virtual mentoring in these two multisensory structured language programs. Delivered over the course of a school year by a Wilson® Literacy Specialist, virtual mentoring is designed for educators who are new to either program, or are seeking to deepen their understanding of efficient program delivery from the comfort and convenience of their o [...]

Welcome 2018!

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As this new year begins, were continuing the momentum of 2017! We are preparing to launch the 4th Edition of the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) and commemorating our 30th anniversary in the field of dyslexia education, multisensory structured language instruction, and professional learning. Individually and collectively, our mutual efforts and achievements are positively impacting teaching and learning throughout the country. At no other time in history has such attention been paid to the issue of providing effective teaching and learning solutions for individuals with dyslexia. We are prou [...]

Fall 2017 Decoder

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As the new school year begins, were pleased to announce the publication of the fall issue of The Decoder, Wilsons educational newsletter profiling school and district-wide literacy initiatives, student success stories, professional learning opportunities, and the latest scoop on all things Wilson. We hope you enjoy this issue, which includes a special focus on dyslexia, our 30-year history in the field, and the new Wilson Reading System® 4th Edition. The Decoder provides an opportunity to recognize the meaningful work taking place in Wilson classrooms throughout the country, as wel [...]