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The Sharon Parks Memorial Scholarship 2015 Winners

The Sharon Parks Memorial Scholarship is given in honor of Sharon Bulley Parks, a Wilson Trainer who was committed throughout her life to her students and fellow teachers. The scholarship was established after her passing in 1996. Each year, it is awarded to an educator who has demonstrated the spirit of the Wilson mission in their career and has exemplified a commitment to literacy.At this years conference, two outstanding individualsDaniel Moriarty from Franklin, MA, and Lisa Trobaugh from Newark, NJwere awarded the 2015 Sharon Parks Memorial Scholarship.Daniel Moriarty is current [...]

New Dyslexia Specialist Graduate Program Through Fitchburg State University

Wilson is proud to be part of  Fitchburg State University's (FSU) new Dyslexia Specialist Concentration. This graduate program awards an M.Ed. in Special Education and incorporates Wilson Reading System® (WRS) certification into the curriculum.Graduates will earn WRS Level I Certification and WRS Level II Certification along with their masters degree to prepare them to support students with dyslexia. The curriculum also includes courses that focus on the foundations of literacy, address larger educational concerns, and offer a process for successful implementation of best practices. M [...]

Scenes from Wilson’s 2015 Conferences

Newport, Rhode Island, was buzzing with 300 Wilson Reading System® Certified teachers and trainers this July during the 17th Annual Conference and Wilson Trainer Meeting. Over the course of three days, participants enjoyed timely keynotes, in-depth breakout sessions, and plenty of opportunities to network with fellow teachers and trainers.Dr. Gordon Sherman, Executive Director of the Newgrange School in Hamilton, New Jersey, and The Laurel School of Princeton, NJ, opened up the conference with his keynote titled Welcome to the Future: Where Diverse Brains Thrive. Describing in great det [...]

Dyslexia Understood: Research, Instruction and Awareness held a panel discussion called, Dyslexia Understood: Research, Instruction and Awareness. The panel included top experts on dyslexia, who discussed the latest developments in brain research and instructional methods, and addressed how those advances can help children and their families. The panelists include Barbara Wilson, cofounder of Wilson Language Training.For more information about the event and to view the video, click here. [...]

Scenes from Wilson’s 2014 Conferences

While looking ahead to Wilsons upcoming conferences, we thought you might enjoy viewing this collection of pictures from our 2014 event, which combined the Wilson® Annual Conference for WRS certified educators, Wilson® Trainer Meeting, and Wilson® Leadership Conference for administrators.An incredible gathering of educators joined us July 9-11 in Providence, RI. All groups enjoyed keynote speakers Ron Clark and Dr. Laurie Cutting, and also participated in audience-specific sessions that provided information and insights related to their roles. Networking with peers from across the coun [...]