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  • Enjoy the amenities of our four-day event on site at The Hilton Boston Park Plaza, including breakfasts, lunches, and Monday 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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COMING TO BOSTON? RESERVE YOUR ROOM

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

Deanna Fogarty, M.Ed., W.C.T., W.D.T.
Vice President of Program Development,

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.

Early Bird Tuition: $499*      |

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On-demand recordings are available August 1 through October 31.
Sessions run approximately 8:30 am - 4:30 pm ET each day.

IN PERSON: JULY 22-23, 2024

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"This was a very informative and much-needed conference. 
Each session brought something new to my understanding of reading."
        - Jill Garrison, New Jersey

MAPPING THE 

ROAD TO LITERACY

Sign up by July 19 for the in-person WRS Certified Teacher Conference.

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

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Early Bird Savings

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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 these Wilson® Conferences 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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Earn professional learning hours by participating in the WRS Certified Teacher Conference: 13 hours for Boston and at least 11 hours for virtual. If you also participate in the two-day Fundations Conference, you can earn a total of 22-25.5 professional learning hours. 

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 WRS Certified Teacher 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 7-8, 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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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

SESSION TOPICS

  • A Passport to WRS Word Element Study – The World of Affixes

  • At the Wheel: The Science of Teaching Decoding and Encoding

  • Ride Along: WRS Technology Advancements

  • The Pathway to Proficient Reading Comprehension

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 WRS SESSION DESCRIPTIONS
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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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  • Enjoy the amenities of our four-day event on site at The Hilton Boston Park Plaza, including breakfasts, lunches, and Monday 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 for both conferences.

Early Bird Tuition: $899*      |

IN PERSON: JULY 22-25, 2024

REGISTER FOR IN PERSON
Contact us to discuss group pricing for five or more registrants.
Learn more about our special discount rates.

Tuition: $999*

Learn more about our special discount rates.

Reserve your spot now in Boston, MA.

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VIRTUAL: OCTOBER 7-10, 2024

  • Participate in four days of 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 for both conferences.
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

Early Bird Tuition: $699*      |

Tuition: $799*

REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL
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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 the Wilson Reading System®.
On-demand recordings are available August 1 through October 31.
Sessions run approximately 8:30 am - 4:30 pm ET each day.

FOR ON-DEMAND RECORDINGS

WRS Certified Teacher Conference

For Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioners, Wilson® Dyslexia Therapists, and Wilson Reading System® Certified Teachers.

WRS Certified Teacher Conference

+ Fundations Conference

For WRS Certified teachers who want to enhance their foundational literacy knowledge by continuing on for the two-day Fundations Conference.
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  • 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) 
VIEW FUNDATIONS BREAKOUT DESCRIPTIONS

Staying for the Fundations® Conference? Enjoy these additional breakouts...

WRS Breakout Sessions

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CHOOSE FROM TWO GREAT EXPERIENCES!

WANT MORE?
 Add on the Fundations Conference for four days of engaging content!
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Registration for in person will close July 19 at 5:00 pm ET, unless filled to capacity first.

Registration for in person will close July 19 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.

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

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

PANEL MODERATOR

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

Wilson Language Training 

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Peggy Iandoli-Cole, M.Ed., W.C.T., W.D.T.
Senior Director of Professional Learning/Trainer Support, Wilson Language Training
 

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Julie Wolter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Dean, School of Health Sciences,
Gonzaga University

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Tiffany P. Hogan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions; Research Associate, Harvard Medical School

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Shawn Anthony Robinson, Ph.D.
Co-Founder,

Doctor Dyslexia Dude LLC

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Panelists: Awvee Storey; Courtney Raduege; Shawn Anthony Robinson, Ph.D.; and Tracy Johnson-Rockmore, M.Ed., Ph.D.

GENERAL SESSIONS

  • Mapping My Journey to Literacy: Building Bridges to Hope and Empowerment

  • Morphological Awareness: The Power of Meaning for Language and Literacy Success

  • Extending our Knowledge and Learning to Improve Treatments for Students with Dyslexia 

  • Developmental Language Disorder (DLD): What is it? How does it relate to dyslexia? What can you do to support those with DLD?

  • Panel: Navigating Life with Dyslexia

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.

VIEW GENERAL SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

STAYING FOR THE FUNDATIONS CONFERENCE?
Check Out These Highlights!

Full bios available on the Fundations Conference page.

Featured Speakers

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

Wilson Language Training 

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

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

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Christie L. Cavanaugh, Ph.D.
Director of Literacy Research and Practice, W
ilson 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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Jermal L. Riggins, M.Ed.
Literacy Advisor/Literacy Specialist,
Wilson Language Training

Fundations 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)
VIEW FUNDATIONS SESSION DESCRIPTIONS
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Barbara A. Wilson, M.Ed.
Co-Founder,

Wilson Language Training 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  • A Passport to WRS Word Element Study – The World of Affixes

  • At the Wheel: The Science of Teaching Decoding and Encoding

  • Ride Along: WRS Technology Advancements

  • The Pathway to Proficient Reading Comprehension

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 WRS BREAKOUT DESCRIPTIONS
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Breakout session instructor presenting a slide
  • 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) 
VIEW FUNDATIONS BREAKOUT DESCRIPTIONS

Staying for the Fundations® Conference? Enjoy these additional breakouts...

WRS Conference Breakouts

WRS 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 panelists share their valuable insights, practical guidance, and inspiring experiences.

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  • Mapping My Journey to Literacy: Building Bridges to Hope and Empowerment
     
  • Morphological Awareness: The Power of Meaning for Language and Literacy Success

  • Extending our Knowledge and Learning to Improve Treatments for Students with Dyslexia

  • Developmental Language Disorder (DLD): What is it? How does it relate to dyslexia? What can you do to support those with DLD?

  • Panel: Navigating Life with Dyslexia

Fundations General Sessions

  • 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: Bringing "FUN" Home