On-Site Educator Trainings

Improving educational outcomes – the Ann Robinowitz Education Center, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is staffed by certified specialists and provides expert training and professional development in literacy, math, and study skills.

New Jersey educators can greatly benefit from our training in Wilson Reading System® (WRS), Fundations®, Orton-Gillingham Approach, Developing Metacognition, and Acadience Reading and Math (formally DIBELS Next). Instruction may take place at the Robinowitz Center or on site, in your school, during your Professional Development or regular school days. Our professional development enables teachers to learn current research and evidence based strategies to increase literacy, study skills, and other academic areas.

Our instructors are credentialed in the various programs listed. In addition to workshop offerings, instruction may be individually designed to match the needs of administrators and teachers working in various educational environments.

Registration with the Ann Robinowitz Education Center is required for all professional development. Please see below for a full list of our upcoming workshops.

 

1. Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Introductory Course

$700 per person

This workshop provides participants with an overview of WRS, now in its 4th edition, and is the required prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. WRS offers a research-based intervention with more than 20 years of data to support its effectiveness. WRS is a Tier 3 (intensive) program that addresses reading and spelling instruction for individuals in grades 2 and above who have been identified with a language-based learning difference. The program is implemented in a 1:1 setting, small groups and/or reading classes in the general classroom, after-school/volunteer programs, literacy, and adult settings.

Dates:

  • August 12-14, 2019
  • December 3-5, 2019

Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm each day

Place: Ann Robinowitz Education Center, 75 Mapleton Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Price: $700 per person (includes materials for workshop only; does not include WRS teacher or student materials, which can be ordered from Wilson, https://store.wilsonlanguage.com/)

Registration Required

2. Wilson Fundations®

$350 per person – per Level

Wilson Fundations is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations is based upon the WRS principles and serves as a prevention and intervention program to reduce reading and spelling failure. The second edition was published in 2012, with important changes to the scope/sequence of concepts in levels K and 1. A new, friendlier teacher manual was also introduced with the second edition!

Dates:

Level K 

  • August 5, 2019 – workshop full
  • December 9, 2019

Level 1 

  • August 6, 2019
  • December 10, 2019

Level 2 

  • August 7, 2019
  • December 16, 2019

Level 3 

  • August 8, 2019
  • December 17, 2019

(Wilson Language recommends that participants have prior Fundations Level 1 or Fundations Level 2 training prior to enrolling in the Fundations Level 3 workshop)

Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm

Place: Ann Robinowitz Education Center, 75 Mapleton Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Price: $350 per person – per Level (includes materials for workshop only; does not include Fundations teacher or student materials, which can be ordered from Wilson, https://store.wilsonlanguage.com/)

Registration required

3.Early Childhood Literacy Institute

$150 per person

This half-day workshop will give participants a wealth of information about the latest research findings and best practices in early childhood literacy. Participants will learn about the latest screening tools developed to measure early literacy and math foundational skills. Participants will practice with some of the newest preschool screeners, and then discuss how the results of such screeners can lead to targeted instruction for kids in need. Activities that specifically address phonological awareness and numeracy will be shared and practiced with participants. Finally, participants will be provided with an overview of the latest early childhood math/literacy curriculums developed to explicitly teach foundational literacy skills.

Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019

Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm

Place: Ann Robinowitz Education Center, 75 Mapleton Road, Princeton

Price: $150 per person

Registration required

4. Wilson Just Words®

$500 per person

Just Words® is an explicit, multisensory 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. The program is designed for students with below-average decoding and spelling scores and should be combined with other literature-rich programs.

Just Words aligns with a school or district’s Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) or Response to Intervention (RTI) framework of instruction by delivering a Tier 2 intervention addressing a sophisticated study of word structure with explicit teaching of “how English works” for both decoding and spelling automaticity. It is designed for students who can benefit from the targeted word study focus without requiring the more comprehensive intervention of WRS. This is a 2-day workshop that requires attendance on each consecutive day.

Dates: 

  • July 30-31, 2019
  • November 19-20, 2019

Place: Ann Robinowitz Education Center, 75 Mapleton Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm both days

Price: $500 per person ((includes materials for workshop only; does not include Just Words teacher or student materials, which can be ordered from Wilson, https://store.wilsonlanguage.com/)

Registration required

5. AcadienceTM Reading

(formally DIBELS – Next®)

$250 per person

The Ann Robinowitz Education Center is a certified provider of Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills training from Dynamic Measurement Group.  Acadience Reading (previously known as DIBELS- Next) is a standardized universal screening assessment that is used throughout the country. The measures are quick and easy to administer, and most importantly, aid in the identification of students in need of intervention in the area of reading.

The Acadience Reading Workshop is a one-day training where participants learn how to use and score each Acadience Reading measure. The day concludes with participants administering and scoring a benchmark assessment.

Date: August 13, 2019

Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm

Place: Ann Robinowitz Education Center, 75 Mapleton Road, Princeton

Price: $250 per person

Registration required

6. AcadienceTM Reading Data Interpretation 

(formally DIBELS – Next®)

$250 per person

This one-day training is designed for those who have been trained in Acadience Reading (previously known as DIBELS Next) and are using the Acadience Reading data. The state of New Jersey has made it official: Dyslexia Screenings are mandatory as of the 2014- 2015 school year and only properly trained staff must administer the screening measures.

DATE: to be scheduled soon

Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm

Place: Ann Robinowitz Education Center, 75 Mapleton Road, Princeton

Price: $250 per person

Registration required

 

7.The 3 M’s of Math: Metacognition, Morphology, and Mastery

$250 per person

Reading instruction shouldn’t end when the period ends, especially for our dyslexic students who struggle to develop decoding and comprehension skills that are required in all content areas. During this session, participants will learn how to apply the science of reading to their math instruction in order to take advantage of the opportunities that math instruction offers to teach reading. In real life, math isn’t a worksheet full of equations, it involves language proficiency predicated on reading and vocabulary skills. While some dyslexic students have an affinity for math, especially on the conceptual level, some struggle with the language of math and often end up developing anxiety rather than developing confidence. Participants will learn how to bridge their reading instruction into math class by providing targeted fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension instruction that involves the language of math. The session will begin with an overview of math screeners such as Acadience Math Screener in order to learn how to measure students’ acquisition of foundational math skills. Participants will leave the workshop with strategies and resources they can immediately incorporate into their math lessons with their dyslexic students.

Date: August 22, 2019

Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm

Place: Ann Robinowitz Education Center, 75 Mapleton Road, Princeton

Price: $250 per person

Registration required

8. COMPREHENSION CONNECTIONS©

$250 per person

This program teaches 3rd through 8th-grade students how to use metacognitive strategies to improve their comprehension of expository and narrative texts.  Strong metacognitive skills are necessary for close reading. This program has been successfully used with high school students identified as needing intensive comprehension instruction. Students will learn how to become active readers and improve their writing skills at the same time. A reading fluency component is included in the program as well.

New research from the Neuhaus Education Center, the creators of Developing Metacognitive Skills (DMS), has shown 20% – 40% increases in vocabulary and comprehension skills when the program was implemented 5 days a week for 5 weeks with third-grade students.  Participants will receive a Developing Metacognitive Skills manual, Word Detective manual, Six-Way Paragraphs (Middle Level); and classroom webs.

Date: August 19-21, 2019

Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm

Place: Ann Robinowitz Education Center, 75 Mapleton Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Price:  $250 per person (includes materials)

Registration required

9. ASD from A to Z

Navigating Academic and Social Instruction for Students with ASD

$50 per person

Participants will explore the various learning and social characteristics of students who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). They will examine and practice a variety of techniques to address the academic, social and emotional needs of these students. Presenters will discuss current practice in evidence-based programs and assessment tools to evaluate progress.

Areas explored will include:

  • Historical perspectives of education for students with ASD
  • Learning and Social characteristics and needs
  • Academic and Social demands throughout the grades
  • The Newgrange Social Strides Program
  • Integration of Speech and Occupational Therapy
  • Assessment

Date: postponed

Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm

Place: Ann Robinowitz Education Center, 75 Mapleton Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Price: $50 per person

Registration required

10. Wilson Reading System (WRS) Level I and Level II Certifications

WRS  Level I Certification (Start-Up:  September 27, 2019)

WRS Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader (Steps 1-6) Online course and Wilson Reading System Steps 1-6 Practicum  (5 observations conducted at Ann Robinowitz Center) – $2,400 (does not include WRS Introductory Set (Steps 1-6), 4th edition, containing instructor and student materials or WIST (Word Identification and Spelling Test) for student testing)

WRS  Level I Certification with Web-based Practicum (Start-Up:  September 27, 2019) – limited spots available

WRS Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader (Steps 1-6) Online course and Wilson Reading System Steps 1-6 Web-based Practicum  (7 observations, web based, using a Hue Camera) – $2,500 (the price of the Hue Camera is not included; does not include WRS Introductory Set (Steps 1-6), 4th edition, containing instructor and student materials or WIST (Word Identification and Spelling Test) for student testing)

Registration required

Wilson WRS®  Level II Certification – check back in 2019

Cost of Level II Practicum is $900.00  The cost does not include the online Advanced Word Study course. Register for this course directly with Wilson Language Training at https://www.wilsonlanguage.com/. 

 

For Information about our International Trainings, please click here.

 

Please Note: Registration is required before the event and is processed on a first-come, first serve basis. Payment is due at the time of registration. Workshop includes a continental breakfast and workshop materials. Teacher and student materials sold separately by Wilson Language Training at https://store.wilsonlanguage.com/. Payment is refundable up to 14 days prior to the event date, less a $25 processing fee. For Wilson Level I Certification, withdrawals are allowed within 30 days from thstart of the course, less a $50 processing fee.