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: To Be Scheduled Soon
$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
$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®

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 Level K and Level 1. A new, friendlier teacher manual was also introduced with the second edition!

$299 per person

Fundations Level Pre-K Launch Workshop
Jan. 20, 2023
8:30am-12:45pm EST

$299 per person

Fundations Level K Launch Workshop
Dec 12, 2022
9:00am-2:00pm EST
Virtual

(registration closes 1 week prior)

$299 per person

Fundations Level K Launch Workshop
Feb 14, 2023
9:00am-2:00pm EST
Virtual

(registration closes 1 week prior)
$299 per person

Fundations Level 1 Launch Workshop
Dec 13, 2022
9:00am-2:00pm EST
Virtual

(registration closes 1 week prior)
$299 per person

Fundations Level 1 Launch Workshop
Feb 15, 2023
9:00am-2:00pm EST
Virtual

(registration closes 1 week prior)
$299 per person

Fundations Level 2 Launch Workshop
Dec 14, 2022
9:00am-2:00pm EST
Virtual

(registration closes 1 week prior)
$299 per person

Fundations Level 2 Launch Workshop
Feb 28, 2023
9:00am-2:00pm EST
Virtual

(registration closes 1 week prior)
$299 per person

Fundations Level 3 Launch Workshop
Dec 15, 2022
9:00am-2:00pm EST
Virtual

(registration closes 1 week prior)
$299 per person

Fundations Level 3 Launch Workshop
March 1, 2023
9:00am-2:00pm EST
Virtual

(registration closes 1 week prior)

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 Wilson Reading System®. This is a 1-day workshop for both virtual and in-person offerings. 

$299 per person

Just Words Launch Workshop

Nov 30, 2022
9:00am-2:00pm EST
Virtual

(registration closes 1 week prior)

Wilson Reading System® Introductory Course​

This course 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.

$675 per person

Dec 5-7, 2022
8:30am-3:00pm EST
Virtual

(registration closes 1 week prior)

$675 per person

March 13-15, 2023
8:30am-3:00pm EST
Virtual

(registration closes 1 week prior)

WRS® 4th Edition Institute

This 2-day, in-person workshop provides an in-depth, hands-on professional learning opportunity focused on Steps 1-6 of the 4th edition for Wilson Level I or Level II Certified Teachers, who were trained in prior editions.  

$469 per person

Date: 2023
8:30am-3:00pm EST
Pennington, NJ

(registration closes 1 week prior)

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  (5 observations, web based, using a Hue Camera) – $2,950 (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).

$2950 per person
Wilson Reading System® Level I Certification with Web Practicum
Date: September, 2023

Wilson Reading System® Level II Certification

Wilson Reading System® Advanced Strategies for Multisensory Structured Language Group Instruction Course (3 day)
Date: Coming Soon
$1475 per person

Wilson Reading System® Group Mastery Practicum

Virtual

$1475 per person

Wilson Reading System® Steps 7-12 Practicum

Virtual

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 virtually and in-person to school districts, are available to take individually or as part of the certificate program.

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RIISE Certificate Program


Dyslexia 101
Domains of Language for Literacy Instruction
Comprehension Connections
Literacy Assessments for General and Special Education
Structured Literacy in Action
Written Expression