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Workshops

Wilson Reading System Workshops

West Bay Collaborative is on its way to becoming an accredited Wilson Partner and vendor for all literacy support services.  We are offering multiple workshops that foster systematic implementation of research-based interventions for struggling learners as well as a core phonics program for prevention. These opportunities include Fundations for Kindergarten-Third Grade, Fundations Double Dose Intervention, Just Words Word-Level Intervention, and Wilson Reading System for intensive support.  

As you know, RTI is an approach to instruction that provides high-quality instruction for all students and offers a layered system of support to close learning gaps. Wilson Instructional Programs fit perfectly into this model, are aligned with Common Core State Standards, and have had great outcomes nationwide. Consider using Wilson programs for your Title I program, as well.

Introductory Workshop

Who: Special Educators, Reading Specialists, Title One Interventionists, ELL Teachers, aspiring Wilson Certified Tutors, RTI Coordinators, and Administrators seeking a shared understanding.

What: Learn how to implement an intensive (Tier 3) program for students in Grade 2 and beyond in this 3-day workshop. WRS is a highly-structured remedial program that directly teaches the structure of language. This multisensory program targets reading and spelling deficits and has had great success with students and adults who have been unable to make gains with other teaching strategies.

*This introductory workshop serves as a prerequisite for WRS Level 1 Certification.

Fundations

One-Day Workshops

Each full-day Fundations level-specific workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations curriculum for the designated grade level (Kindergarten, Grade 1, or Grade 2).

Who: Classroom Teachers, Special Educators, Reading Specialists, Title One Interventionists, ELL Teachers, aspiring Wilson Certified Presenters, RTI Coordinators, and Administrators seeking a shared understanding.

What: Participants will obtain background knowledge and understand the research base of the why and how of Fundations instruction. The skills taught in the specific Fundations level will be presented, in the following areas: phonemic awareness, phonics and word study, vocabulary, high frequency trick words, fluency, comprehension, handwriting, spelling, and punctuation. Educators will understand the principles of explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction while engaging multiple learning styles. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to create daily lesson plans, implement lesson activity procedures, and build a learning-focused classroom.

Just Words

3-Day Combined Workshop

 Just Words Introductory Workshop (Day 1 & 2)

This 10-hour workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Wilson Just Words curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the research base supporting the why and how of Just Words instruction.
  • Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that incorporates review, repetition, feedback, and multisensory instruction to engage multiple modes of learning.
  • Identify the skills taught in Just Words: word study (phonemic awareness, six basic syllable types in English, spelling rules, common Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes), vocabulary study, and high frequency words.
  • Properly identify and group students.
  • Use the Instructor Manual’s unit structure and materials, prepare a daily learning plan, and practice lesson activity procedures.
  • Administer Progress Checks at the beginning of each Unit and Unit Tests at the end in order to assess students’ progress.

Screening and Placement Workshop (Day 3)

This half-day workshop reviews the process for student screening, identification, and placement in a Just Words class. Provides practice with the Test of Silent Word Reading Fluency-2 (TOSWRF) and the Word Identification and Spelling Test (WIST).

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Main Office
Transition & Vocational Services
Professional Development

144 Bignall Street
Warwick, RI 02888

Phone: (401) 941-8353
Fax: (401) 941-8535

Hours: M-F
9:00am - 4:30pm

Alternative Learning Program
Grades K-6

1196 Park Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910

Phone: (401) 270-8588
Fax: (401) 270-8429

Hours: M TU TH & F
9:00am - 3:00pm;
Wed. 9:00am - 12:45pm 

Alternative Learning Program
Grades 6-12

51 Draper Avenue
Warwick, RI 02889

Phone: (401) 734-3440
Fax: (401) 941-8535

Hours: M TU TH & F
8:00am - 2:00pm;
Wed. 8:00am - 12:00pm