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Fundations Level 1

DateWednesday, April 5th, 2017
Time 9:00am to 3:30pm
Course Number1054
LocationSt. Monica - St. Michael School
79 Summer Street
United States
Course Description

Fundations for Grades K-2 is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations is based upon the Wilson Reading Principles and is a Tier 1 and Tier 2 program designed to provide high quality classroom instruction for all students, as well as double dose instruction for those students requiring more targeted intervention. Each Fundations workshop aligns with that grade’s Common Core Reading Foundational Skills.

This workshop provides a practical application of reading research and will prepare teachers to teach Fundations in Prevention (Tier 1) and/or Early Intervention (Tier 2) settings.

At the completion of this workshop attendees will be able to:

  • Identify skills and components of effective reading and spelling instruction
  • Describe how Fundations teaches these skills through multisensory activities
  • Optimize the use of the Fundations teacher’s manual
  • Determine the weekly lesson schedule and preparation of a Fundations’ lesson plan.

It is recommended that Tier 2 teachers complete the Fundations Intervention, Progress Monitoring and Fluency Workshop offered by Wilson Language Training. Visit the Wilson website at: www.wilsonlanguage.com


Course Reviews:

“This was a great presentation. I always appreciate a course that includes lot of research-based information presented by a knowledgeable instructor. She answered all of our questions and more! FUN stuff!”

“This course really helped me understand how to use my manual and plan my lessons. It was very helpful seeing and practicing the activities. It was also helpful to have a small group because it created an interactive training.”



Paula Costello, M. Ed.

Instructor, Professional Learning Provider
Required MaterialsNone
AudienceAll Educators
Grade LevelGrade 1
Additional InformationThe workshop may be applied toward the additional endorsement requirements as a reading English Language Arts Specialist in Vermont by peer review.
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The mentoring support I received from the Stern Center Professional Learning staff helped to sustain the fidelity and implementation of the O-G approach…. This knowledge has absolutely changed my teaching in a positive way.

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