Category Archives: Wilson News

New for Summer or Back to School: Fundations® Ready to Rise™

Fundations educators throughout the country will soon have access to a new program for young students in need of summer reading support or an intensive boost at the start of the new school year: Fundations Ready to Rise™.  The goal of Ready to Rise™ is to look forward and identify key skills needed for success in the next grade levelnot to cover all past content. This emphasis on the future, combined with Fundations scaffolded instruction and built-in review, ensures students will be ready for the academic year ahead.  The program is available in [...]

Just Words® or Wilson Reading System®?

You might be wondering if your struggling reader is a candidate for Just Words® or the Wilson Reading System® (WRS). If so, youre not alonemany teachers face the same question. Thats why Wilson provides straightforward guidance to help with student identification, a critical first step in intervention. Instructor-led workshops and courses, teacher manuals, and online support resources provide guidelines for placing students in the appropriate Wilson program. The guidelines, however, arent absolute, so its important that student placement is informed by a Student Support/Respo [...]

Teaching and Learning Resources for 2020-2021

Whether the 2020-2021 school year finds K-12 teachers and students back in the classroom, working remotely, or engaging in a combination of the two, Wilson will be here. We will be here with new and enhanced tools and resources. We will be here with remote professional learning opportunities for districts and individual educators. We will be here to support you at every turn and make this school year as exceptional, enjoyable, and educational as any otherwhatever challenges it may bring. Now more than ever, we need creative, collaborative solutions to achieve literacy for all students, [...]

McDaniel College Partners with Wilson to Offer Online Dyslexia Certification

McDaniel Colleges Reading Specialist: Literacy Leadership masters degree program has partnered with Wilson Language Training to offer a new 10-credit dyslexia specialization, which includes Level I Certification in the Wilson Reading System® (WRS). McDaniel is the first higher education institution in Maryland to partner with Wilson to offer this online certification. The Wilson Reading System is an intensive reading program for students in grades 2-12 and adults with a language-based learning disability, such as dyslexia. Based on the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction, [...]

Introducing: The FUN HUB™

Whether the 2020-2021 school year finds teachers and students in classrooms, at home, or in a combination of the two, Wilsons new Fundations® Virtual Resource Hub, or FUN HUB for short,  will be there to support instruction. A site containing resources to support Fundations teachers, their students, and families, the FUN HUB will launch in August and be available at no charge throughout the 2020-2021 school year to Fundations teachers and schools and districts that implement Fundations in their English Language Arts programs. The FUN HUB will provide an easy way for teachers to share di [...]

Working Together…Apart

Dear Wilson community, It is our sincerest hope that you, your families, students, and colleagues are staying healthy and safe during this unprecedented time. Amid such uncertainty, there is hope. We see this in the messages and photos from teachers and parents who are finding ways to adapt to current conditions. We commend our colleagues in education for their professionalism and perseverance in responding to this crisis, whether providing remote learning opportunities or supporting the needs of your students, communities, and families in other ways. Your skills and commitment do not go un [...]

Resources for Educators

During extended school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of us at Wilson recognize the monumental upheaval this has caused to your personal and professional lives. For many educators, this means quickly transitioning to remote instruction, but others have found this impossible. We know you all are doing your best to support your students, communities, and families during this time and we appreciate all your efforts. Although our physical offices remain closed in compliance with the Massachusetts governors mandate to limit in-person operations, our staff continues to work remotely [...]

Helping Teachers Teach

To continue to meet the demand for Wilson Language Trainings literacy programs, we are growing our national network of Wilson®Accredited Partners to expand access to professional learning opportunities for schools, districts, and individuals. This year, Wilson has licensed four additional organizations to provide professional learning: Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA; Montgomery County Intermediate Unit 23 in Norristown, PA; Banyan School in Fairfield, NJ; and Hyde Park Day School in Chicago, IL. Additionally, the Childrens Health Council/Sand Hill School in Palo Alto, CA, and So [...]

Fairfield University Launches Online Dyslexia Interventionist Certificate

As states continue to enact laws requiring public schools to accommodate the learning needs of students with dyslexia, the importance of preparing new and veteran teachers in effective, multisensory structured literacy is gaining ground as well. During this academic year, Fairfield Universitys Graduate School of Education & Allied Professions launched a fully online, 10-credit certificate program in multisensory structured literacy instruction in partnership with Wilson Language Training.This new program expands opportunities for educators to effectively help students with dyslexia [...]

Supporting Students During COVID-19 Closures

As a Massachusetts-based company, we are complying with the Governors emergency mandate to limit in-person operations. Please know that we are doing our best to continue to serve you during this period, although our response time may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. During extended school closures due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Wilson Language Training® recognizes that addressing the needs of your students while continuing to keep yourself, your class, and other faculty members safe is important. With that in mind, we have made recommendations to help facilitate ins [...]