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Helping Educators Build Literacy for All

Gain the confidence, knowledge, and experience necessary to successfully teach reading and spelling.

We’re passionate about helping teachers build the skills they need to reduce the literacy gap for struggling students and build capable, engaged, and motivated readers. Our hands-on professional learning programs are delivered by a nationwide team of expert Literacy Specialists and Trainers.

The Benefits of Professional Learning

By partnering with Wilson Language Training, Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, MA, offers graduate credits for eligible Fundations, Just Words, or Wilson Reading System professional learning classes. Anyone who completes the qualifying coursework is eligible to apply for graduate credit.

Workshops and Courses

The first step in professional learning is attendance at a workshop or course for the selected program. These are scheduled by Wilson Language Training (WLT), as well as Wilson® Accredited Partners, at locations throughout the country. Participating in authentic Wilson® professional learning, offered through WLT or our authorized providers, ensures that you receive our high-quality, practical instruction which supports program fidelity.

WRS Certification

For continued development, teachers may pursue WRS Level I and Level II Certification. We strongly recommend that students needing intense remediation with the Wilson Reading System receive instruction from a WRS Certified Teacher. WRS Certification can also help those implementing Fundations or Just Words build a stronger understanding of the principles on which all of Wilson’s programs are based.

Online Support

Another way to build knowledge and instructional skills for Fundations® and Just Words® is to join Wilson’s online community, Virtual Implementation Support. These level-specific online groups offer support to teachers who are new to the program and have completed an introductory workshop. Those who participate in Wilson’s professional learning workshops and coursework receive access to the corresponding program’s online Learning Community, which provides additional resources and support for ongoing success.

Group Learning

For schools and districts implementing one of Wilson’s programs, we encourage professional learning for a group of educators. On-site development in collaboration with Wilson’s expert team provides the opportunity for educators to develop their skills and understanding in the use of the selected program(s) while building a culture of fidelity and sustainability in their school and district.

Wilson Academy and Learning Communities

The Wilson Academy® Learning Communities are companion sites and membership-based communities for individuals teaching our programs. They provide the Wilson teaching community with professional learning courses, reference and instructional material, video demonstrations, expert tips, and networking opportunities. Access Wilson Academy through your coordinating school administrator, Wilson trainer or presenter, or via your instructor manual.

Learn from the Experts

Wilson events offer an opportunity for current Wilson Trainers, Facilitators, and Certified Teachers to connect, enhance their knowledge, and share their experiences. Throughout the year, we exhibit at various professional conferences and trade shows geared toward educators and parents. We welcome the occasion to talk with those interested in our programs, professional learning, and guidance.

For Administrators

In addition to public workshops and courses for individual teachers and tutors, Wilson collaborates with schools, districts, and organizations to develop comprehensive implementation and sustainability plans.

Earn Higher Education Credits

We collaborate with several colleges and universities to prepare teachers to work successfully with struggling readers. Select institutions offer graduate credit for professional learning.