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 Organizational &  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