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  • Enjoy the amenities of our on-site event at The Hilton Boston Park Plaza, including breakfasts, lunches, and Wednesday networking reception.
  • View digital handouts on our app. Session activity sheets will be printed and provided.
  • Access on-demand recordings between October 15, 2024, and January 15, 2025.
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ON-DEMAND ACCESS ONLY

  • Watch on-demand recordings through Oct. 31, 2023.
  • View digital handouts and printable session activity sheets.
  • Explore our virtual platform’s community and resources.
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Connect with like-minded educators, explore compelling research on Structured Literacy and the science of reading, and discover how to apply your learning with Fundations®.

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Book your The Hilton Boston Park Plaza accommodations now at the special discounted rate of $259 per night plus taxes and fees.

Rooms are very limited! Rate valid on a space-available basis until Friday, July 5, 2024.

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Christie L. Cavanaugh, Ph.D.
Director of Literacy Research and Practice, 

Wilson Language Training

Eliza Thompson, M.S., Ed.S.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept. of Hearing and Speech Sciences,
University of Maryland, College Park

Candice McCarty, M.S.Ed., Ed.S., W.D.P.
Literacy Advisor/Literacy Specialist,
Wilson Language Training

Jermal L. Riggins, M.Ed.
Literacy Advisor/Literacy Specialist,
Wilson Language Training

Contact us to discuss group pricing for five or more registrants.
Questions? Please email wilsonconferences@wilsonlanguage.com for assistance.

or call 617-426-2000 and identify yourself as part of Wilson Language Training 2024.

Explore Structured Literacy and the science of reading with leading experts.

Early Bird Tuition: $499*      |

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Sessions run approximately 8:30 am - 4:30 pm ET each day.

IN PERSON: JULY 24-25, 2024

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"Uplifting, engaging, thought provoking, stimulating, and very memorable.
The speakers were well prepared, articulate, and able to bring together education theory with everyday practice. [Their] emphasis on using Fundations as a tool for deep literacy learning for students was especially powerful."
        - Emily Hayden, Illinois

GETTING STARTED EARLY:

MAPPING THE ROAD TO LITERACY

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Fundations Five-in-Five Teacher Slam

Show us how you bring "FUN" home!

What are some fun ways that you involve families in their student's Fundations learning? 

Winners will present five slides in five minutes in person during the Fundations Five-in-Five Teacher Slam session on Thursday, July 25, in Boston, MA. Plus, they will win a free conference registration, gift bag, and an invitation to an exclusive speaker dinner!

#1

Download the PowerPoint template.

#2

Follow the instructions included in the template and complete your slides.

#3

When you’re ready, submit your entry no later than Monday, May 20.

Winners will be notified via email on or about June 3.

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INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER

LeDerick Horne

LeDerick draws from his book “Empowering Students with Hidden Disabilities: A Path to Pride and Success” and his own experience of struggling to read. This motivating session will provide you with evidence-based practices that help students develop positive identities as people who learn differently.

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LEARN & EARN

Wilson Reading System® Certified Educators may use the certificate of attendance from the Fundations® Conference toward renewal of their Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner (W.D.P.) and Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist (W.D.T.) credentials in the Wilson category.

For more information, please visit FAQs for Wilson Professional Credentials.

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Are You WRS Certified?

Earn 12.5 hours of professional learning by participating in the Fundations Conference in Boston. Upon successful completion, you can download your certificate of attendance with number of hours to document professional development for school, licensure, or other use.

NEED HELP GETTING APPROVAL TO REGISTER?

Convince your administrator of the value of the Fundations Conference for your professional development. Our justification letter template makes getting approval easier. Just download, edit to focus on elements that are most relevant to you, and send the message to your administrator to make your case.

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FOR ON-DEMAND RECORDINGS

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VIRTUAL: OCTOBER 9-10, 2024

  • Participate in engaging sessions via our conference app and network with others.
  • Follow along with digital handouts and printable session activity sheets.
  • Access on-demand recordings between October 15, 2024, and January 15, 2025.
Contact us to discuss group pricing for five or more registrants.
Learn more about our special discount rates.

In-person registration for Boston is sold out! Please enroll above to connect online.

To receive notification if an in-person seat opens, add your name to the waitlist.

Registration for On-Demand Recordings only will open on August 1.

Register by July 5, at 11:59 p.m. EDT

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Reserve your spot before March 18.

Tuition: $599*

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Tuition: $499*

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Hurry! Space is limited in Boston, MA.

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Get $100 off automatically if you register by the end of day Monday, March 18 (deadline extended from February 29).

Group Rates

Build shared understanding within your school or district by having a team of educators participate. If you are registering five or more educators for any Wilson® Conference, please email wilsonconferences@wilsonlanguage.com for additional discounts.

Wilson® Professional Credential Benefits

WRS Certified Teachers who maintain their Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner or  Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist credential are eligible for an additional discount. Use the discount code WPLC30 when registering to save an additional $30!

These events may be eligible for ESSER funds. Please check with your school/district about potential funds for these premier professional learning events. The deadline to use ESSER funds is September 30, 2024.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Keynote addresses from leading experts in Structured Literacy and the science of reading
  • Interactive breakout sessions on timely, relevant, and engaging topics
  • Collaboration and networking opportunities with hundreds of like-minded peers
  • Earn professional learning hours toward licensure and/or Wilson® Professional Credential renewal
  • Exhibition of new and upcoming Wilson print and digital products

Embark on a journey alongside a diverse community of educators who share your passion and commitment to literacy. Form meaningful connections that will endure well past the conference, creating a space where knowledge and insights are collaboratively shared.

Highlights

Breakout Sessions

  • The Track to Targeted Intervention: An Introduction to Fun in Focus™
     
  • Orientation to Fun in Focus 

  • Take a Tour! Fundations® Readers

  • Takeoff with FUN Updates (BYOD) 

Exploration takes a hands-on approach with these dynamic breakout sessions. Actively engage in sessions designed to uncover new teaching pathways while refining your teaching approach. Leave with tangible tools and strategies to implement in the classroom.

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EXPLORE THE CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE    |    SPEAKERS    |    DISCOUNTS

Build shared understanding within your school or district by having a team of educators participate. If you are registering five or more educators for any Wilson® Conference, please email wilsonconferences@wilsonlanguage.com

for additional discounts.

Questions? Please email
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All entrants get a chance to win a free iPad® in our drawing!

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Be Part of the Fun at the

The preeminent event for Fundations teachers and administrators

Registration for in person will close July 15 at 5:00 pm ET, unless filled to capacity first.

Registration for virtual will close October 4 at 5:00 pm ET, unless filled to capacity first.

GENERAL SESSIONS

  • TBD - BW's FUN Session

  • Unpacking the Impact: Exploring the Connections of Language, Literacy and Socioeconomic Status in Education

  • The Forgotten Skills of Spelling and Handwriting: Charting a Plan for Student Success

  • Key Considerations When Teaching Fundations to Student Who Speak African American Vernacular English (AAVE)

  • Five-In-Five Teacher Slam [description provided in Featured Speaker bios doc]

Expert speakers will guide you through the relevant research around Structured Literacy and the science of reading. Acquire valuable insights to elevate your teaching practices, shaping a more effective and impactful teaching approach.

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Barbara A. Wilson, M.Ed.
Co-Founder,

Wilson Language Training 

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Dee Rosenberg, M.A., LDT-C, W.C.T., W.D.T.
Senior Director of Literacy Solutions and Educator Success, 
Wilson Language Training

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  • The Track to Targeted Intervention: An Introduction to Fun in Focus™
     
  • Orientation to Fun in Focus 

  • Take a Tour! Fundations® Readers

  • Takeoff with FUN Updates (BYOD) 

Exploration takes a hands-on approach with these dynamic breakout sessions. Actively engage in sessions designed to uncover new teaching pathways while refining your teaching approach. Leave with tangible tools and strategies to implement in the classroom.

VIEW BREAKOUT DESCRIPTIONS
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SESSION TOPICS

General Sessions

Gather with the conference community to delve into exciting, big-picture literacy issues. You'll want to be part of the audience as our Featured Speakers and contest winners share their valuable insights and practical guidance.

  • Getting Kids on the Right Track to Literacy Success
     
  • Beyond “The End” in Read-Alouds: Building Vocabulary and Supporting Oral Language Development

  • Unpacking the Impact: Exploring the Connections of Language, Literacy, and Socioeconomic Status in Education

  • The Forgotten Skills of Spelling and Handwriting: Charting a Plan for Student Success

  • Key Considerations When Teaching Fundations to Students Who Speak African American Vernacular English (AAVE)

  • Fundations® Five-in-Five Teacher Slam
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EXPERIENCE    |    SPEAKERS    |    SESSIONS
DISCOUNTS    |    HOTEL
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Win a Free Registration or iPad®!

Fundations Five-in-Five Teacher Slam

Show us how you bring "FUN" home!

What are some fun ways that you involve families in their student's Fundations learning? 

Winners will present five slides in five minutes in person during the Fundations Five-in-Five Teacher Slam session on Thursday, July 25, in Boston, MA. Plus, they will win a free conference registration, gift bag, and an invitation to an exclusive speaker dinner!

#1

Download the PowerPoint template.

#2

Follow the instructions included in the template and complete your slides.

#3

When you’re ready, submit your entry no later than Tuesday, April 30.

Winners will be notified via email on or about May 15.

All entrants get a chance to win a free iPad® in our drawing!

Deadline extended to Monday, May 20. Enter for your chance to win!