Wilson® accredited partnership

The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU) is part of the national network of Wilson® Accredited Partners meeting the rigorous standards of excellence in the delivery of Wilson® professional learning workshops and certification courses that supports the implementation of Fundations®, Just Words®, and Wilson Reading System® (WRS).

wilson® professional learning

As a Wilson® Accredited Partner, MCIU is able to provide professional learning and support of all Wilson® research-based multisensory, structured reading and spelling programs for all ages. These hands-on professional learning programs are delivered by a Wilson® Credentialed Trainer.

Teachers who participate in Wilson® professional learning:

  • Become proficient at teaching structured literacy.
  • Gain the confidence, skills, and experience necessary to successfully teach reading and spelling. Have the opportunity to become teacher-leaders.
  • May become qualified to teach students with dyslexia.
  • Learn to teach reading and spelling using a straightforward, experiential learning approach that supports the goals, principles, and recommended practices of implementation science.
  • Acquire multisensory teaching strategies and a comprehensive understanding of the structure of the English language.
  • Improve the ability to plan and implement a coherent lesson based on the diverse needs of students.
  • Learn to teach Wilson® programs with fidelity through the guidance of our experts.
  • Gain ongoing support for continuous improvement through the online Wilson Academy® Learning Communities, which deliver reference and instructional materials and networking opportunities.
  • May register for graduate credit for qualifying coursework.

wilson® workshops and courses

Wilson Language Training® workshops and courses are offered both virtually and in-person through MCIU’s Office of Professional Learning and registration is available through MCIU’s Professional Learning Catalog (GoSignMeUp). Schools and districts considering, or currently implementing one of Wilson’s programs, may be interested in professional learning for a group of their educators.

Contact Amber Malloy at AMolloy@mciu.org to explore development of a comprehensive literacy plan for achieving programs success and sustainability and to arrange for onsite or virtual training.

The following workshops and courses are available through MCIU:

  • Fundations® Launch Workshops
  • Just Words® Launch Workshops
  • WRS Introductory Course
  • WRS Level I Certification Course
  • WRS Advanced Strategies for MSL Group Instruction Course
  • WRS Level II Certification Course Parts