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Wilson Language Training® at AIM

What is Wilson Language Training® and Certification for Professionals?

Wilson Language Training® is a provider of research-based reading and spelling programs for all ages. Its multisensory, structured curricula – Fundations®, JUST WORDS®, the Wilson Reading System®, and WILSON Fluency® have been proven highly effective. AIM Academy is a WILSON® Accredited Partner.

Students learning Wilson at AIM.

Wilson offers several literacy instructional models to meet the needs of distinct student populations: prevention and early intervention for K-3 students, intervention for older students, and intensive intervention. Each program model differs in practice, intensity, and duration, but all have been designed to help students master the appropriate level of literacy.

Wilson Reading System® is a structured literacy program based on phonological-coding research and Orton-Gillingham principles. It directly and systematically teaches the structure of the English language. Through the program, students learn fluent decoding and encoding skills to the level of mastery. From the beginning steps of the program, students receive instruction in:

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Decoding and word study
  • Sight word recognition
  • Spelling
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Oral expressive language development
  • Comprehension

Upcoming Courses

WRS® Introductory Course (3 Days)

WRS® INTRODUCTORY COURSE (3 Days)

This workshop provides an introduction to the newest Wilson Reading System® 4th Edition and is a prerequisite for all other Wilson training.

Cost: WRS® Introductory Course (3 days) – $650/person. Materials are not included. All materials can be purchased directly from Wilson Language Training®. We suggest that you purchase and bring to class the Wilson Starter Kit.

COURSE Dates (16.5 CEU Hours)

September 24 - 26 2019

September 24 - 26 2019

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE - Please email cpurcell@aimpa.org for registration

December 10 - 12 2019

December 10 - 12 2019

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

REGISTER

WRS® Level I Certification

WILSON READING SYSTEM® LEVEL I CERTIFICATION COURSE

The WRS Level I Certification NEW 4th Edition course prepares teachers to effectively implement WRS Steps 1-6 with students reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability. Participants will demonstrate mastery of the Wilson lesson plan, including multisensory techniques and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting.

Cost: $2,300

Course Dates

Startup Day September 4 2019- Web-Based

September 4

LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE

Email kkeesey@aimpa.org to register. 

All sessions to be held online (the Wilson Trainer will contact each participant to coordinate individual days and times).

 

Start Date September 27 2019 -Web-Based

September 27

LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE

Email kkeesey@aimpa.org to register. 

All sessions to be held online (the Wilson Trainer will contact each participant to coordinate individual days and times).

 

Start Date October 11 2019 Web- Based

October 11

All sessions to be held online (the Wilson Trainer will contact each participant to coordinate individual days and times). 

Register

 

 

WRS® Level II Certification

WILSON READING SYSTEM® LEVEL II CERTIFICATION

This advanced coursework provides in-depth strategies to implement multisensory structured language instruction successfully in group settings and advanced levels of decoding and encoding.

There are 2 separate arms of the WRS Level II certification which include an in-person workshop, an online course through Wilson Language Training® and two practicums. (All 4 parts must be completed to earn a Level II Certification) One track focuses on how to implement multisensory structured language instruction successfully in group settings and the other track prepares you to work with individuals at advanced levels of decoding and encoding (WRS Steps 7-12). The tracks can be completed simultaneously or in any order. Read the Wilson Language Training® course descriptions for more details.

Visit our Certification page for details. Materials are not included in course pricing. All materials can be purchased directly from Wilson Language Training®. (Please note that beginning July 1, 2018 4th Edition Materials for Steps 1-6 are required.

WRS GROUP MASTERY (WRS Steps 1-6)

WRS ADVANCED STRATEGIES FOR MSL GROUP INSTRUCTION COURSE

This 3-day course provides strategies to improve all aspects of WRS group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the WRS Group Mastery Practicum. The workshop examines the specifics of each WRS Block, with an increased focus on vocabulary, comprehension and fluency instruction. (15 CEU Hours)

Prerequisites:

  • Level I Certification
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education or a related field.

Cost: $675/person

Workshop Times: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Registration begins at 8 am.

Enrollment:

2020 Dates to be announced.

WRS GROUP MASTERY PRACTICUM

Prerequisites:

  • Level 1 Certification
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education or a related field
  • Completion of WRS Advanced Strategies for MSL Group Instruction Workshop

Course Duration: 50 Practicum Lessons (typically completed in one school year). (WRS 4th edition materials required)

Cost: $850.

Workshop Times: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Registration begins at 8 am.

Enrollment:

REGISTER

Please register online and then complete the registration form and email to aimtraining@aimpa.org.

WRS Steps 7-12 Practicum
  • WRS Steps 7-12 Online Course - must be signed up simultaneously with the Practicum (sign-up directly through Wilson for the online course only - separate cost). This online course run through Wilson Language Training® provides instruction in advanced concepts of decoding and spelling to effectively use multisensory techniques to teach more complicated rules of the English language.
  • WRS Steps 7-12 Practicum This practicum is run through AIM Academy. (WRS 3rd edition materials will be used for the 2019-2020 school year since 4th edition materials for the higher steps are not available yet. Participant must have an eligible student in the fall who has completed Steps 1-6 3rd or 4th Edition).
Prerequisites:
  • Level 1 Certification
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education or a related field
  • Simultaneous Registration with WRS Steps 7-12 Online Course through Wilson.

Course Duration: 50 practicum lessons (typically completed in one school year)

Cost is $850 per person.

Please download and complete the registration form and email to aimtraining@aimpa.org.

Read the course descriptions from Wilson Language Training®.

Cost $850 per person.

September 9, 2019

REGISTER

Just Words®

 

JUST WORDS® Introductory Workshop

 

Cost: Wilson Just Words® 2 day training – $450.00/person. Materials are not included. All materials can be purchased directly from Wilson Language Training®.

Just Words® provides a curriculum for the study of word structure through the six syllable types in English and the most common Latin roots. It is a highly explicit, multisensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4-12 and adults who do not require intensive intervention but do require explicit decoding and spelling instruction due to word-level deficits. Just Words® is based on the research validated Wilson Reading System® and moves at an accelerated pace by focusing primarily on the concentrated study of word structure for reading and spelling. Just Words curriculum is designed for individuals with decoding and/or spelling scores in the 15th to 50th percentile range. (10 CEU hours)

Course Dates (10 CEU HOURS)

October 15 - October 16, 2019

October 15 - October 16

8:30 am - 3:00pm

LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE

Please contact KKeesey@aimpa.org to register.