Wilson Reading System® (WRS)
Professional Learning

Hyde Park Day School is pleased to announce that it has received Wilson® Accredited Partner status by Wilson Language Training® (WLT). This status affirms that the school meets WLT’s standards for excellence in the delivery of Wilson® professional learning programs and adheres to ethical business practices when managing those services.

As an accredited partner, Hyde Park Day School is now licensed by WLT to provide professional learning, including courses and certifications, to school districts and teachers in the highly respected Wilson Reading System® (WRS) program.

The Wilson Reading System is an intensive reading program for students (grades 2-12) and adults with a language-based learning disability, such as dyslexia. It is an explicit, multisensory structured literacy program based on Orton-Gillingham principles. It directly and systematically teaches the structure of the
English language.

Wilson Language Training and Wilson® Accredited Partners have received accreditation by the International Dyslexia Association. This designation recognizes that Wilson Reading System® certifications align with the IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for the Teachers of Reading.

2020 Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Workshops

Dates: This course, originally scheduled for June 2020, has been cancelled.
Time: 8:00AM to 1:30PM (Contenental breakfast and lunch provided)

Space is limited to 30 participants
Cost: $650
Hyde Park Day School, Northfield Campus
1980 Old Willow Road

Northfield, IL 60093

This three day (15-hour) course provides participants instruction in how to implement WRS in a small group setting. If you are WRS Level I Certified or currently enrolled, this three-day (15-hour) course delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of WRS group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the WRS Group Mastery Practicum.

Topics include:

  • Ensuring and assessing group mastery
  • Maximizing group success while meeting individual needs
  • Application and integration of skills
  • Concept development vs. fluency
  • Planning and practicing lesson plan Blocks 1, 2, and 3 for groups
  • Direct and targeted fluency instruction
  • Strategies for effective vocabulary and comprehension instruction

Prerequisites include: Completion of WRS Level 1 Certification and completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field

Dates: August 10-12, 2020
Time: 8:00AM – 2:00PM (Contenental breakfast and lunch provided)
Space is limited to 30 participants

Cost: $650 OR $975 with Wilson Introductory Set (Steps 1-6), 4th Edition

Hyde Park Day School, Chicago Campus
6254 S. Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

This three day (16.5-hour) course provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) curriculum and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. This course is delivered over three consecutive days and examines reading research and the five areas of reading in relation to students in grade two and above with persistent phonological coding deficits.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define dyslexia, and describe common characteristics.
  • Explain the process of identifying appropriate students and placing them in the Wilson Reading System.
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of WRS principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, cumulative, and diagnostic multisensory instruction.
  • Identify the lesson components for Block 1 (Decoding/Word Study), Block 2 (Encoding/Spelling), and Block 3 (Listening & Reading Comprehension) of the WRS Lesson Plan.
  • Prepare a 10-part WRS Lesson plan.
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Pictures of our Wilson® Credentialed Trainer, Tara Montgomery, and HPDS WRS Level 1 Certified Instructors.

Pay for the Workshop Here

If you do not see a workshop of the type and timeframe you are looking for, please contact Tara Montgomery at tmontgomery@hydeparkday.org to discuss your specific needs.

Are you ready to get started?

Please contact HPDS directly at 847.446.7025. We look forward to assisting you in determining the best educational placement for your child.

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