Professional Development

Wilson Fundations Workshops
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Wilson Fundations® Workshops plus Coaching Visits

This combination gives you the instruction, practice, and feedback you need to teach Fundations with fidelity and confidence. Fundations is offered in Prevention (Tier 1) and Early Intervention (Tier 2) settings. Professional Development is designed for each setting.


Prevention Model (Tier 1 / Grades K-3)

  • Fundations® workshops for Levels K, 1, 2, and 3
  • Fundations coaching visits
  • Wilson Academy® / Prevention Learning Community Membership

Early Intervention Model (Tier 2 / Grades K-3)

  • Fundations workshops for specific levels
  • Intervention and progress monitoring workshop
  • Fundations coaching visits for the intervention setting
  • Wilson Academy® / Prevention Learning Community Membership


The Prevention Learning Community provides online resources and support to Fundations teachers.

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Provides districts with a well-established model for developing a support plan within their district that is sustainable.

For information on developing professional development and support plans, please call 800-899-8454 and ask to speak with a Client Relations Specialist.


Wilson Fundations Level Workshop

This full-day workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations curriculum. At the completion of the program, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the skills and components of effective reading and spelling instruction
  • Recognize how Fundations materials facilitate multisensory, interactive learning
  • Practice the Fundations Activities for a particular Fundations Level
  • Optimize the use of the Fundations Manual
  • Determine the weekly schedule and prepare a lesson plan

Prerequisite: None

Duration: One day

Fundations Intervention and Progress Monitoring Workshop

This full-day workshop focuses on skills, materials, activities, and lesson planning of the Fundations Double Dose Lesson and how the Fundations Curriculum Based Measurement tool is used to monitor progress.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Fundations Level Workshop
Recommended: At least one year of experience using Fundations

Duration: One day

Coaching Visits*

Coaching Visits enable teachers currently implementing Fundations to fine-tune procedures,
discuss challenges, and review effective instructional skills.

Duration: four days

*Currently offered to school districts only.

Wilson Fluency ® / Basic Workshop

This full-day workshop reviews the principles of automaticity and fluency instruction. The workshop provides hands on practice with the Wilson Fluency / Basic program. The program can be used to support Fundations students in need of additional practice with short vowels, and the instruction can be included in Double Dose groups.

Prerequisite: None

Duration: One day

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