Wilson® Professional Learning Provided by Groves Academy
Groves Academy is proud to be a Wilson Accredited Partner providing Wilson professional learning to educators in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. Wilson training provides teachers with the practical knowledge to guide their students to become better readers and writers.
We invite you to explore the rich variety of offerings that are available to educators and professionals in our community.
Wilson Fundations makes learning to read fun for students in grades K-3. Designed for the general education classroom to prevent a reading gap, Fundations lays the groundwork for life-long literacy.
This one-day workshop has a $279 fee (which includes workshop handouts, breakfast, and lunch) and will be offered once for each level during the summer:
Just Words® Introductory Workshop
Just Words is a highly explicit, multi-sensory 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.
This two-day workshop has a $459 fee (which includes workshop handouts, breakfast, and lunch) and will be offered during the summer:
Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Training
WRS Introductory Workshop
The Wilson Reading System is a highly structured multi-sensory language program based on Orton-Gillingham principles for teaching reading and spelling. This three-day workshop will provide the hands-on, practical training and guidance needed to effectively begin implementing the Wilson system.
This workshop is a prerequisite to the WRS Level 1 Certification, and participants may be awarded one graduate-level credit for an additional fee.*
This workshop has a $649 fee (which includes workshop handouts, breakfast, and lunch) and will be offered during the summer:
WRS Level I Certification
Groves Academy offers the Wilson Reading System Level I Certification throughout the summer (open enrollment). Participants will learn how to use multi-sensory teaching strategies and how to implement a Wilson lesson based on the needs of each student. Participants must complete the perquisite WRS Introductory workshop within the past five years in order to enroll.
This certification has a $1,950 fee and is offered by open enrollment. Participants may be awarded 9 graduate-level credits for an additional fee.*
For those residing outside the metro area, we are now offering a web-based Level 1 certification.
For more information on WRS Level I Certification, please contact Katharine Campbell, Director of Literacy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952.283.3301.
For more information on teacher literacy training, please contact Katharine Campbell, Director of Literacy at email@example.com or call 952.283.3301.
* Graduate credit offered through Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, Mass.
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.