Virtual Implementation Support
Wilson® Professional Learning at your fingertips.
[Virtual Implementation Support] provided me with ideas on how to reach students through a multisensory approach with a variety of interactive activities. Knowing there was a constant support system was helpful.Linnea Fitzgerald, Middle School Special Education Teacher
What is Virtual Implementation Support (VIS)?
Recognizing that limited time and distance are barriers to in-person sessions for many, Wilson® now offers live, interactive support to educators, no matter where they are located. Called Virtual Implementation Support (VIS), this professional learning is geared toward teachers who are new to Fundations® or Just Words®. It is delivered over the course of a school year by a highly-qualified team of Wilson Literacy Specialists and Wilson Credentialed Trainers. This Level-specific online community of practice allows for the time and space needed to deepen skills, learn practical tips, and connect with peers across the country.
The online format is well-suited for use by a variety of schools and districts; this includes rural districts looking for professional learning and large urban districts expanding support to teachers in schools beyond the district’s designated demonstration site with onsite coaching. “We’re looking at the next generation of Wilson® support,” shared Mark Foran, Senior Director of Professional Learning for Virtual Implementation. “This lets us engage with more teachers and impact more students to help them become fluent, independent readers.”
Who is VIS for?
VIS is designed for educators new to the Fundations or Just Words programs. Although the content is geared to the initial year of implementation, veteran Just Words and Fundations teachers may also benefit from enrollment in VIS to deepen their understanding and skill level.
Join the Next VIS Session
Virtual Implementation Support is available through our COMPASS plan process with districts or for individuals. For more information, contact Wilson’s Customer Support Center at 800.899.8454 or reach out via email.