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UURC News: Reading Horizons Training - June 2 & 3

The UURC offers a variety of professional learning in the

Wilson Reading System® (WRS)

The following courses are available to educators:

WRS Introductory Course (3 days; see flyer).

  • Complete reservation form to reserve a spot for the August 23,24,25, 2022 course.
                   OR
        Complete reservation form to reserve a spot for the September 7,8,9 2022 course.
  • Tuition must be received by the UURC before a spot is guaranteed/held.
     

WRS Level I Certification Course (a year-long practicum).

Complete application for a 2022-2023 scholarship.

(Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be posted at the beginning of January 2023.)

The WRS Level I Certification University of Utah graduate course fulfills requirements of the USBE Secondary Literacy Interventionist Endorsement.
For more information on the Secondary Literacy Interventionist Endorsement go to: https://www.schools.utah.gov/file/e582d2fc-3a47-4025-9cfd-e0afe0accc95

WRS Advanced Strategies for MSL Group Instruction Course

  • Complete reservation form to reserve a spot for the September 28, 29, 30, 2022 course.
  • Tuition must be received by the UURC before a spot is guaranteed/held.

Advanced Wilson Reading Systems® Courses (WRS Level II Certification

  • Individuals that have successully completed WRS Level I Certification and have a Bachelor's degree in Education or related field are eligible to register for Advanced Wilson Reading System courses (WRS Level II Certification).The course taught by the UURC is by invitation only.
    • Review the syllabus for the WRS Level II (Steps 7-12) Practicum.
    • Review the syllabus for the WRS Group Mastery Practicum. (Completion of this practicum is considered fulfillment of the Tier II practicum requirement if applying for the USBE Reading Interventionist Endorsement.)
    • Funded through donations from the UURC, George. S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation and the Crawford Family Foundation.
    • Attendance at the WRS Advanced Strategies for MSL Group Instruction Course is a pre-requisite for the WRS Group Mastery Practicum but is also beneficial as a stand-alone course. We welcome educators to attend the course who are currently participating in a WRS Level I practicum during the 2020-2021 school year and any who have previously certified in WRS Level I.
    • Dates: Tuesday, October 5 - Thursday, October 7, 2021 Time: 8:30 - 3:30 Cost: $375.00 Please contact Michele Blake if you have questions about the course.


WRS Overview:

The Wilson Reading System® (WRS) authored by Barbara A. Wilson and published by Wilson Language Training® Corporation, is a remedial program based on reading research and Orton-Gillingham principles. WRS is appropriate for students who have difficulty with the word level in the areas of decoding and spelling. WRS has proven to be effective with severely dyslexic students as well as mildly disabled readers with a language-based learning disability.

WRS compensates for student retrieval issues and builds student self-reliance by incorporating support tools and strategies such as questioning/cueing for error correction and developing a student notebook. WRS uses criterion-based assessments built into the program to measure student progress and success.

Materials for Implementation:

  • WRS Introductory Set (Steps 1-6), 4th Edition, which includes (Instructor Manual Steps 1-6, Student Readers Steps 1-6, Rules Notebook, Student Notebook, Dictation Book, Sampling of Steps 1-6 Word Cards, High Frequency Words, Word Element & Syllable Cards, Magnetic Journal & Magnetic Tiles, Letter-Sound Cards, WADE Assessment, End of Step Assessment Materials), one set per educator
    *Visit Wilson Language Training's online store at https://store.wilsonlanguage.com for current item prices. For ordering assistance contact WLT Customer Support at 800.899.8454. Item#: W4INTROSET, ISBN# 978-1-56778-648-4.)
  • Access to the Word Identification and Spelling Test (*WIST), available from Wilson Language Training® or ProEd. Although copies of the WIST are available for loan from the UURC, we recommend that if you are a significant driving distance from Murray you purchase at least one WIST kit for your district or school.
  • Introducing the new WRS ADVANCED SET (STEPS 7-12), 4TH EDITION. Visit Wilson Language Training’s online store at https://store.wilsonlanguage.com for current item availability, description and pricing. For ordering assistance contact WLT Customer Support at 800.899.8454. ISBN# 9781567786537.
  • Web-based only - flexible document camera. Examples include:
    • IPEVO High Definition USB Document Camera. Approx. $100. Can be purchased from https://www.ipevo.com/products/v4k
    • HUE. Approx. $100. Can be purchased from Hue HD or Amazon (price and availability subject to change).
    • *These are only intended as suggestions. Other stores may also have similar cameras.

4th Edition - Wilson Reading System®

Wilson 4th Edition 1-6 MaterialsWilson 4th Edition 7-12 Materials

The WRS 4th Edition Levels 1 & Level 2 must be purchased directly from Wilson Language Training. For questions and further information, please call Wilson Language Training Customer Support Center at 800.899.8454 (available Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm ET).

Wilson Language Logo     IDA Accreditation Logo
The International Dyslexia Association® (IDA) has accredited Wilson Language Training® and
Wilson® Accredited Partners.
This designation recognizes that Wilson Reading System® certifications align with the
IDA's Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.

WILSON and Wilson Reading System are trademarks and/or registered trademarks
of the Wilson Language Training® Corporation.