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Churchill Center & School’s Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program is essential in strengthening our mission of fostering greater understanding and support for all people with learning disabilities by training other educators, supporting families, and enlightening the community.

Since the inception of our Community Outreach Program in 1990, more than 31,000 educators, parents, students, and other supporters have been given the opportunity to experience and broaden their understanding of learning disabilities.

We offer Teacher Workshops, Parent Workshops, Student Workshops, Community Service Events, and a Speaker Series. Each one of these programs offers our community a variety of services to recognize learning disabilities and to then equip the participants with strategies and knowledge to offer further assistance.


Reviews from Outreach Program Attendees:

  • “What a great role model Churchill Center & School is for our community.”
    – Educational Program Director
  • “Please accept my gratitude for your willingness to come and speak with our staff. There’s a lot of exciting things happening with study skills — a daily “organizational tip of the day,” teachers actively teaching study skills, and many more ideas brewing.”
    – Middle School Director
  • “You had a positive impact on me when you presented at our school, and I am still using your references.”
    – High School Principal
  • “Faculty members found the topics to be pertinent and directed to their needs and concerns.”
    – Learning Consultant
  • “The speakers were fascinating and I am avidly reading their book, Overcoming Dyslexia. I am very impressed with the knowledge base of the teachers at Churchill as well as their dedication and professionalism!”
    – St. Louis Area Psychologist
  • “Both presenters were terrific and all in attendance left with a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to begin a new school year.”
    – Elementary Principal

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Wilson Reading System® 4th Edition Introductory Course

WILSON READING SYSTEM® 4TH EDITION INTRODUCTORY COURSE

WHEN:
• Wednesday, June 8, 2022
• Thursday, June 9, 2022
• Friday, June 10, 2022

TIME:
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. each day

WHERE:
Churchill Center & School
1021 Municipal Center Drive
Town & Country, MO 63131

PRESENTED BY: Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program

WHAT:
The Wilson Reading System® (WRS) is a comprehensive remedial program for students grades 2-12 and adults needing intensive intervention. This 16.5 hour introductory workshop provides hands-on practice and application of skills with the WRS Lesson Plan to effectively begin implementing the program. It serves as the prerequisite to WRS Level 1 certification.

Workshop topics include:
• Reading research
• Principles of language structure
• How 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
• Preparing a 10-part lesson plan and practicing lesson procedures

COST:
$675.00 per person (lunch not included/on your own)

* Full attendance for all three days is required to gain completion status.*

Materials are not included. All materials can be purchased directly from Wilson Language Training®.

**SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!
Please call Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program Director Mary Brotherton to inquire if you or your school qualifies before registering at 314-997-4343, x260.

** Scholarships are sponsored by the Steve and Ginny Orthwein Family Fund.

Wilson Fundations® Courses

WILSON FUNDATIONS® COURSES - JUNE 2022
*** MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR EACH COURSE. ***
(Copy and past links below to register now)

FUNDATIONS® LEVEL K
Monday, June 27, 2022
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
$300.00 per person (lunch on your own)
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ej5kwgs300b4e7fb&llr=4566p6iab

FUNDATIONS® LEVEL 1
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
$300.00 per person (lunch on your own)
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=4566p6iab&oeidk=a07ej5kwgsw1739d249

FUNDATIONS® LEVEL 2
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
$300.00 per person (lunch on your own)
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=4566p6iab&oeidk=a07ej5kwgtd72e1d9f0

WHERE:
Courtyard by Marriott St. Louis West County
12815 Daylight Drive
St. Louis, MO 63131

PRESENTED BY: Churchill Center & School's Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program

WHAT:
Fundations® provides a research-based supplement (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (Kindergarten, 1st Grade or 2nd Grade). The Fundations Level Courses provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations program. Each workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.

Workshop topics will include:
• Underlying principles of Fundations
• How the Fundations daily lesson plan and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure and incorporate direct, multi-sensory methods
• Practical guidelines for implementation
• Write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a specific Fundations level

Materials are not included. Materials may be purchased directly through Wilson Language Training (www.wilsonlanguage.com)
A full kit will be available to preview at the workshop.

** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!
Please call Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Community Program Director Mary Brotherton at 314-997-4343 (ext. 260) before registering to inquire if you or your school qualifies (based on school's free and reduced price lunch percentage).

** Scholarships are sponsored by the Steve and Ginny Orthwein Family Fund.

Learn More

For questions or more information about Churchill Center & School’s Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program, contact Mary Brotherton, Director of Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program, at 314-997-4343 or mbrotherton@churchillstl.org.

Churchill's proven methods and well-trained faculty change the lives of children who struggle with dyslexia, ADHD and other learning disabilities.