Concordia to offer Three-Day Wilson Reading System® Introductory Workshop this September

Concordia to offer Three-Day Wilson Reading System®  Introductory Workshop this September
  • Concordia College will offer the Wilson Reading System® Introductory Workshop on September 9, 10, and 16 at our Bronxville campus.

  • The course will meet from 9am until 3:30 pm. A bachelor's degree is required to enroll.

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  • WRS Introductory Workshop Details

This three-day (15-hour) workshop 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.

Participants learn about dyslexia, appropriate student identification and placement, program implementation, progress monitoring, scheduling, and creating a successful learning environment. Principles of language structure and how to teach language with direct, multi-sensory methods are demonstrated and practiced during the workshop. Participants explore the standard 10-part Wilson Lesson Plan and practice planning and delivering a lesson while receiving modeling and feedback from a credentialed Wilson Trainer during the workshop.

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 multi-sensory 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.

Cost: $425, earn one graduate credit

Participants may enroll in the WRS Level I Certification Training  or the WRS Intensive Instruction: Online Course (Steps 1-6) within five years of completing a WRS Introductory Workshop.

Meet your Instructor

Gail Seglin Korenthal completed her undergraduate work and first Master’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education at New York University. She received a Master’s Degree in Education in Remedial Reading and Learning Disabilities from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Master’s Degree in Supervision and Administration from Touro College.

Gail worked for the New York City Department of Education from 1978 until her retirement in 2017.

Gail has presented several workshops for the New York City Department of Education including: a Study Group for Principals on Best Practices in Balanced Literacy, Special Education Study Group for Teachers on Best Practices in Special Education in the Content Areas for Middle and High School Students, Non-Fiction Shared Reading, Strengthening Small Group Intervention, Assessment Driven Instruction, and Balanced Literacy and Tier I, II and III Intervention Strategies.

Additionally, Gail is a presenter of In-service programs to general education and special educators. She has been a certified Wilson Trainer since 2008.