Professional Development

Improving educational outcomes – the Newgrange Education Center, located in Princeton, New Jersey, staffed by certified specialists provide expert training for literacy and special education professional development.

NJ educators can greatly benefit from our training in Wilson Reading System’s Fundations, WRS Introduction/Applied Methods, Project Read, Written Expression, Orton-Gillingham Techniques, LETRS Modules, Metacognitive Skills, and DIBELS Next. Aiming to reduce the failure in spelling and reading, the Fundations program is based on the Wilson Reading System® principles. The WRS Introduction/Applied Methods classes will be a valuable asset for those who are ready to learn how to practice the program effectively. Instruction may take place at Newgrange or on-site in your school during teacher in-service or regular school days. Our training enables teachers to learn current research and strategies in literacy, study skills, and other academic areas.

Courses are taught by certified trainers of the various programs. Instruction may be individually designed to match the needs of administrators and teachers working in various educational environments.



Pre-registration with the Ann Robinowtiz Education Center is required for all trainings

Contact Alison Greenberg for information at 609-688-1280 Ext. 210



WRS® WILSON READING SYSTEM – This program is being revised to a 4th Edition by Wilson Partners and will not be given anywhere across the country until mid-July 2018

Description: This program provides practice and guidance to effectively begin implementing the Wilson Reading System® in our Intervention Model setting. It targets students beyond grade 3 who are reading and spelling below grade level. The program is implemented in small groups and reading classes in the general classroom, after-school/volunteer programs, literacy and adult settings.

Presenter(s): Deardra Rosenberg, M. A., LDT/C, Kathleen Bostock, M. A., Alison Pankowksi, M.A., LDT-C, or Nancy Graham, M.S., LDT-C


August 6, 7 & 8, 2018,

August 20. 21 & 22, 2018 (if we need an additional day only)

December 11,12, & 13, 2018

January 29, 30 & 31, 2019

March 26, 27 & 28, 2019

June 24, 25 & 26, 2019

Time: 8:15 AM – 3:00 PM


Price: $700 per person

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

Pre-registration required


WILSON FUNDATIONS® –  Pre-registration required

Description: Wilson FUNDATIONS®  is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. FUNDATIONS® is based upon the Wilson Reading System® 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! Presenter(s): Deardra Rosenberg, M. A., LDT/C, Kathleen Bostock, M. A. and/or Susan Miller, M. A., LDT/C

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

(does not include Fundations Teacher’s Kit)

Level K –  August 6, 2018, December 3, 2018, February 25, 2019, June 24, 2019

Level 1 –  August 7, 2018, December 4, 2018, February 26, 2019, June 25, 2019

Level 2 –  August 8, 2018, December 5, 2018. February 27, 2019, June 26, 2019

Level 3 – December 6, 2018, February 28, 2019, June 27, 2019

(Wilson Language recommends that participants have prior training with Level 2 of Fundations)


for Pre-K and Early Identification Workshop – In District only

This workshop is two workshops in one – the morning will be spent learning about early identification of dyslexia; and the afternoon will be spent learning about Wilson Fundation’s new Pre-K curriculum and its implementation.

Call for dates.


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 the Wilson Reading System®. 

Dates: September 26 & 27, 2018, February 6 & 7, 2019,

This is a 2-day workshop that requires attendance on each consecutive day.

Cost: $500 per person (does not include Just Words materials)

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

Time: 8:15 AM – 3:00 PM both days




Start up for Online course, practicum and 5 observations – $2,400 – 5 in person observations

Web Based Practicum –  $2,500 – 7 observations on web camera (Hue Camera not included)

Level II Certification – Steps 7 – 12 Practium $900.00


The Ann Robinowitz Education Center is a certified provider of Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills training from Dynamic Measurement Group.  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 DIBELS Next Workshop is a one-day training where participants learn how to use and score each DIBELS- Next measure. The day concludes with participants administering and scoring a benchmark assessment.

The DIBELS Next Data Interpretation Workshop is a one-day training designed for those who have been trained in DIBELS Next and are using DIBELS Next 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.

DIBELS Next workshop:

Date(s): January 24, 2019  (this workshop will include Dibels Next for Literacy

(DIBELS and identifying dyslexia in Pre-K through 2nd grade)

Time: 8:30 – 3:00

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

DIBELS Trainer:  Susan Miller, M. A., LDT/C, Certified DIBELS Next Mentor


The authors of DIBELS-Next will be releasing the long-awaiting and much-needed screening assessment for math. Susan Miller, certified Dibels mentor, will be offering training on this new set of measures in the fall. In the process of learning how to administer and interpret the new Math screener, participants will learn about the characteristics of dyscalculia.

DIBELS® Math is comprised of measures of early numeracy, computation, and problem solving that function as indicators of the essential skills that every child must master in order to become proficient in mathematics. The measures can be used to quickly and efficiently monitor the development of mathematics skills. DIBELS Math is designed for use in identifying children experiencing difficulty in the acquisition of basic mathematics skills, in order to provide support early and prevent the occurrence of later mathematics difficulties.

Date(s): January 23, 2019

Time: 8:30 – 3:00

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


This multisensory intervention 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 DMS, has shown 20% to 40% increases in vocabulary and comprehension skills when the program was implemented five 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.

Presenter(s): Deardra Rosenberg, M. A., LDT/C, Kathleen Bostock, M. A. and/or Susan Miller, M. A., LDT/C

Scheduling: This is an in-district 2 day workshop – call for details.

Date: Thursday, August 23 & 24, 2018

Time: 8:15 AM – 3:00 PM

Place: TBD

Price: $500 per person (includes materials) – Pre-registration required




If your District is interested in having an in-house training for up to 30 teachers, please call Susan Miller for information. The price per day for in house program training is $2,400.




Testing provided by the Ann Robinowitz Education Center:



Diagnostic Literacy Evaluation Assessment Tools:


Test of Integrated Language and Literacy

Test of Orthographic Competence

Word Identification and Spelling Test

Test of Silent Word Reading Fluency-2

Test of Word Reading Efficiency-2

Pearson Adolescent Literacy (used with middle and high school students)