Professional Development

Our Robinowitz Education Center team of certified specialists provides expert training and professional development in literacy, math, and study skills.

Structured Literacy

$150 per person

Early RIISE

This half-day workshop, now offered virtually, will inform early childhood educators about the latest research findings and best practices in early childhood literacy and numeracy. Participants will learn about the latest Early Literacy and Math Screening tools designed to measure early literacy and math foundational skills. Persistent myths about what and how to teach our youngest students will be busted! Participants will practice with some of the newest Screeners, and then discuss how the results of such screeners can lead to targeted instruction for kids in need. Activities that specifically address phonological awareness and numeracy will be shared and practiced with participants. Finally, participants will be provided with an overview of the latest early childhood math/literacy curriculums developed to explicitly teach foundational literacy/numeracy skills.


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Virtual

Date: Saturday Jan. 29, 2022
$50 per person

Structured Literacy Lessons in a Virtual Classroom

The workshop was developed knowing that many educators and their students do not have teaching materials and student supplies at home – the activities and resources shared in this PD do not require the teacher to re-create the wheel and/or purchase new materials. Educators will learn how the staff at the Education Center has been providing engaging hands-on multisensory literacy instruction in their virtual classrooms, including each component of a Structured Literacy lesson.

Virtual

Date: To Be Scheduled Soon
$275 per person

Acadience Reading (formerly known as DIBELS – Next®)

The Robinowitz Education Center is a certified provider of Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills training from Dynamic Measurement Group. Acadience Reading (previously known as DIBELS- Next) is a standardized universal screening assessment that is used throughout the country. The measures are quick and easy to administer, and most importantly, aid in the identification of students in need of intervention in the area of reading.

The Acadience Reading Workshop is a one-day training where participants learn how to use and score each Acadience Reading measure. The day concludes with participants administering and scoring a benchmark assessment.

Virtual

Date: Dec. 10, 2021
$250 per person

Acadience Reading Data Interpretation (formerly known as DIBELS – Next®)

This half-day training is designed for those who have been trained in Acadience Reading (previously known as DIBELS Next) and are using the Acadience Reading data. The state of New Jersey has made it official: Dyslexia Screenings are mandatory as of the 2014- 2015 school year and only properly trained staff must administer the screening measures.

Virtual

Date: Feb. 17, 2022
$150 per person

M’s of Math: Metacognition, Morphology, and Mastery

Reading instruction shouldn’t end when the period ends, especially for our dyslexic students who struggle to develop decoding and comprehension skills that are required in all content areas. During this session, participants will learn how to apply the science of reading to their math instruction in order to take advantage of the opportunities that math instruction offers to teach reading. In real life, math isn’t a worksheet full of equations, it involves language proficiency predicated on reading and vocabulary skills. While some dyslexic students have an affinity for math, especially on the conceptual level, some struggle with the language of math and often end up developing anxiety rather than developing confidence. Participants will learn how to bridge their reading instruction into math class by providing targeted fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension instruction that involves the language of math. The session will begin with an overview of math screeners such as Acadience Math Screener in order to learn how to measure students’ acquisition of foundational math skills. Participants will leave the workshop with strategies and resources they can immediately incorporate into their math lessons with their dyslexic students.

Virtual

Date: To be scheduled soon

Wilson Language Training® Workshops

$350 per person – per level (In-Person)

$300 per person – per level (Virtual)

Wilson Fundations®​

Wilson Fundations® is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations is based upon the Wilson Reading System principles and serves as a prevention and intervention program to reduce reading and spelling failure. The second edition was published in 2012, with important changes to the scope/sequence of concepts in levels K and 1. A new, friendlier teacher manual was also introduced with the second edition!

Virtual

Fundations (Virtual) Level K Launch Workshop
Dec. 6, 2021
9:00am-2:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)

Virtual

Fundations (Virtual) Level K Launch Workshop
Feb. 9, 2022
9:00am-2:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)

Virtual

Fundations (Virtual) Level K Launch Workshop
May 9, 2022
9:00am-2:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)

Virtual

Fundations (Virtual) Level K Launch Workshop
June 1, 2022
9:00am-2:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)

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Fundations (Virtual) Level 1 Launch Workshop
Dec. 7, 2021
9:00am-2:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)

Virtual

Fundations (Virtual) Level 1 Launch Workshop
Feb. 10, 2022
9:00am-2:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)

Virtual

Fundations (Virtual) Level 1 Launch Workshop
May 10, 2022
9:00am-2:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)

Virtual

Fundations (Virtual) Level 1 Launch Workshop
June 2, 2022
9:00am-2:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)

Virtual

Fundations (Virtual) Level 2 Launch Workshop
Dec. 13, 2021
9:00am-2:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)

Virtual

Fundations (Virtual) Level 2 Launch Workshop
Feb. 16, 2022
9:00am-2:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)

Virtual

Fundations (Virtual) Level 2 Launch Workshop
May 11, 2022
9:00am-2:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)

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Fundations (Virtual) Level 2 Launch Workshop
June 6, 2022
9:00am-2:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)

Virtual

Fundations (Virtual) Level 3 Launch Workshop
Dec. 14, 2021
9:00am-2:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)

Virtual

Fundations (Virtual) Level 3 Launch Workshop
March 9, 2022
9:00am-2:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)

Virtual

Fundations (Virtual) Level 3 Launch Workshop
May 12, 2022
9:00am-2:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)

Virtual

Fundations (Virtual) Level 3 Launch Workshop
June 7, 2022
9:00am-2:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)
$500 per person (In-Person)

$300 per person (Virtual)

Wilson Just Words®

Just Words® is an explicit, multisensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4–12 and adults who have mild to moderate gaps in their decoding and spelling proficiency but do not require intensive intervention. The program is designed for students with below-average decoding and spelling scores and should be combined with other literature-rich programs.

Just Words aligns with a school or district’s Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) or Response to Intervention (RTI) framework of instruction by delivering a Tier 2 intervention addressing a sophisticated study of word structure with explicit teaching of “how English works” for both decoding and spelling automaticity. It is designed for students who can benefit from the targeted word study focus without requiring the more comprehensive intervention of WRS. This is a 1-day workshop for virtual offerings. In-person workshops are conducted over 2 days and attendance is required both days. 

Virtual

Just Words (Virtual) Launch Workshop

April 25, 2022
9:00am-2:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)
$700 per person (In-Person)

$675 per person (Virtual)

Wilson Reading System® Introductory Course​

This workshop provides participants with an overview of Wilson Reading System® , now in its 4th edition, and is the required prerequisite for Wilson Reading System Level I Certification. Wilson Reading System offers a research-based intervention with more than 20 years of data to support its effectiveness. Wilson Reading System is a Tier 3 (intensive) program that addresses reading and spelling instruction for individuals in grades 2 and above who have been identified with a language-based learning difference. The program is implemented in a 1:1 setting, small groups and/or reading classes in the general classroom, after-school/volunteer programs, literacy, and adult settings.

Virtual

Dec. 6-8, 2021
8:30am-3:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)

Virtual

March 8-10, 2022
8:30am-3:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)

Virtual

May 23-25, 2022
8:30am-3:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)

Virtual

June 13-15, 2022
8:30am-3:00pm EST

(registration closes 1 week prior)

$500 per person

Wilson Reading System® 4th Edition Institute​​

The Wilson Reading System® 4th Edition Institute two-day workshop provides an in-depth, hands-on professional learning opportunity focused on Steps 1-6 of the new edition. Please note that this workshop is in-person at our Pennington campus. WLT has not yet converted the content to virtual learning.

In-Person

Aug. 31 - Sept. 1, 2021
8:30am-3:00pm

$2500 per person

Wilson Reading System® Level I Certification

Wilson Reading System® Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader: (Steps 1-6) Online course and Wilson Reading System Level I Web Practicum  (7 observations, web based, using a Hue Camera) – $2,500 (the price of the Hue Camera is not included; does not include Wilson Reading System Introductory Set (Steps 1-6), 4th edition, containing instructor and student materials or WIST (Word Identification and Spelling Test) for student testing).

Virtual

Wilson Reading System® Level I Certification with Web-based Practicum
Next program date is September 2022. Registration to open Spring, 2022.

Wilson Reading System® Level II Certification

Virtual

Wilson Reading System® Advanced Strategies for Multisensory Structured Language Group Instruction Course – 3 day workshop

$700
Date: March 29 - 31, 2021

Virtual

Wilson Reading System® Group Mastery Practicum

$750

Virtual

Wilson Reading System® Steps 7-12 Practicum

$750

Practicum does not include the WRS Advanced Word Study: Online Course (Steps 7-12) – register for this course directly with Wilson® at https://www.wilsonlanguage.com/

RIISE Certificate Program

Research-Informed Instruction for Success and Equity (RIISE) was developed in response to data showing that nationally, many pre-service teacher programs are not teaching the Science of Reading, as put forth by the National Reading Panel, The Reading League, and the International Dyslexia Association. 

RIISE graduates will be fully prepared to pass the nationally administered Knowledge and Practice Exam for Effective Reading Instruction (KPEERI), which measures an educator’s knowledge of the principles and practices of Structured Literacy™. By passing the KPEERI exam, a RIISE graduate will earn their national certification as a Structured Literacy Practitioner. 

Classes, offered both in-person and virtually, are available to take individually or as part of the certificate program.

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Dates:

Program Cost: $1260 for all 6 courses (see course listing for individual course price)

*cost of materials not included

Virtual or In-Person

RIISE Certificate Program

(includes all 6 RIISE Courses listed below)

Virtual or In-Person

RIISE: Domains of Language for Literacy Instruction

Virtual or In-Person

RIISE: Dyslexia 101

Virtual or In-Person

RIISE: Comprehension Connections

Virtual or In-Person

RIISE: Literacy Assessments for the General Education and Special Education

Virtual or In-Person

RIISE: Structured Literacy in Action

Virtual or In-Person

RIISE: Written Expression