Banyan School is pleased to announce that we are licensed by Wilson Language Training® (WLT) to deliver Wilson® professional learning for the following Wilson Reading System® (WRS) courses:

  • WRS Introductory Course
  • WRS Level I Certification
  • WRS Advanced Strategies for MSL Group Instruction Course
  • WRS Group Mastery Practicum (one component of the WRS Level II Certification)

Course registration is now available for:

WRS Introductory Course

March 3 – 5 and May 5 – 7, 2020


Course Description:

The WRS Introductory Course provides an overview of the WRS 4th Edition curriculum and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. This course presents teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the five principles of literacy instruction that align with the Common Core Learning Standards (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension). While attending this course, you will learn WRS research-based, multi-sensory strategies to maximize the learning of students with reading difficulties.  

Course Components:

  • Reading research
  • Principles of language structure
  • How the WRS addresses the five areas of reading
  • Definition of dyslexia and common characteristics
  • WRS principles of instruction
  • Program implementation
  • Student placement, progress monitoring, and scheduling
  • Creating a successful classroom environment
  • Participants prepare a 10-part lesson plan and practice lesson procedures

This course serves as a prerequisite to participate in WRS Level I Certification. WRS Level I Certification course registration must take place within five years of completion of this course. Please contact Ms. Jennifer Kempton to learn more about enrolling in WRS Level I Certification.

Register Now:

WRS Introductory Course March 3-5 and May 5-7, 2020.pdf

Click Here to Register for the Introductory Course March 3 – 5, 2020

Click Here to Register for the Introductory Course May 5 – 7, 2020


Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Advanced Strategies for Multisensory Structured Language Group Instruction Course

June 9 – 11, 2020


Course Description:

The WRS Advanced Strategies Course delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of WRS small-group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the WRS Group Mastery Practicum. The course examines the specifics of each WRS lesson plan block, with an increased focus on vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency instruction.

Course Components:

  • Intensive Intervention
  • Five Factors for Successful WRS Group Instruction
  • Creating Word Consciousness
  • WRS Lesson Blocks 1, 2, & 3
  • The Role of Spelling in Writing Fluency
  • Schwa Sound
  • Comprehension
  • Text Complexity: Informative & Narrative Text Structures
  • Wilson Fluency® Basic/Formalized Fluency Instruction
  • WRS Group Mastery Practicum and Wilson Reading System® Level II Certification
  • Wilson Academy® 

This course serves as a prerequisite to participate in WRS Level II Certification.

Register Now:

WRS Advanced Strategies Course June 9-11, 2020.pdf

Click Here to Register for the WRS Advanced Strategies Course: June 9 – 11, 2020


For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Kempton, M.Ed., W.C.T., W.D.T.

Reading Specialist
Wilson® Credentialed Trainer
Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist
(973) 439-1919 Ext. 209