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®. VIS is designed to support educators after their Launch workshop and during their program implementation. 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.”
Key Features of VIS
- Six conveniently timed, live 45-minute sessions scheduled throughout the school year
- Work with a highly-qualified team of Wilson Literacy Specialists and Wilson Credentialed Trainers to strengthen your understanding of instructional procedures and language concepts
- Practical tips and opportunities for Q & A
- One-to-one meetings are available to those enrolled as part of a dedicated cohort with a district
Curated content is shared just when a teacher might find it useful, pointing to resources already available on the program’s online Learning Community (through Wilson Academy®), such as demonstration videos, expert tips, printable resources, and much more.
- Collaborate with the cohort leader and teachers from across the country to celebrate successes and brainstorm solutions to instructional challenges
Registration for 2022–2023
Registration for individual enrollment in Virtual Implementation Support is now open! Please select the appropriate program and level below to begin the online registration process.
For assistance or questions, please contact our Customer Support team.
Join the Next VIS Session
Virtual Implementation Support is available through our COMPASS plan process with districts or for individuals. A Launch Workshop is the required co-requisite to participate in VIS. For more information, contact Wilson’s Customer Support Center at 800.899.8454 or reach out via email.