Micro PD

 
Teaching new vocabulary words

Purpose: Teachers use a variety of strategies to build rich frameworks for understanding new vocabulary words

Format: 40-minute session (conference-style)

Outcomes: Attendees will:

  • Learn 7 strategies for teaching new vocabulary words

  • Explore how use multiple strategies together to create robust word-learning experiences

  • Create a script for a vocabulary word in an upcoming lesson

connecting new vocabulary words

Purpose: Teachers use a variety of techniques to  connect new vocabulary words to students' prior knowledge

Format: 40-minute session (conference-style)

Outcomes: Attendees will:

  • Associate new vocabulary words to known semantic domains

  • Build models of new terms to display categorical and semantic relationships

  • Create synonym webs to categorize new words

Processing new vocabulary words

Purpose: Teachers use different activities to process new vocabulary words within formal and informal structures

Format: 40-minute session (conference-style)

Outcomes: Attendees will:

  • Refine their thinking about new vocabulary words through peer interactions

  • Create a complex understanding of new terms through collective processing

  • Explore additional word connections in a game-like atmosphere

Cost

Minimum training: 1 day

Price per day: $2,500 (travel outside of DFW metro area extra)

Delivery: Virtual or in-person

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Where to Start

The three component are designed to build upon each other:

  1. Teaching 

  2. Connecting 

  3. Processing 

If your school already has a vocabulary system in place, you might not need to start at the beginning. Click below to find out.