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March 31 Webinar – Vocabulary: There’s a Word for That!

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Every teacher, at any grade level or in any content area, faces the challenge of teaching vocabulary. The traditional practice of having students look up the word, copy the dictionary definition, use the word in a sentence, and then memorize it for a test has been proven ineffective. How can we help our students truly expand both their receptive and productive vocabularies?

In this webinar we will examine some of the research on best practices for vocabulary instruction as we explore how we can use some applications on the MLTI MacBook as well as some online resources to help our students learn new words, make strong connections, and retain the vocabulary they need for academic success.

My special guest for this webinar is Jill Spencer, author of Everyone’s Invited and Teaming Rocks! Jill is a veteran middle level educator, consultant, and presenter with extensive knowledge of literacy instruction and issues. We’ll be discussing some of her experiences and creative ideas for teaching vocabulary.

Please join us Thursday at 3:15 PM or 7:15 PM. To register, click on the Webcasts tab at the top of this page.

  1. Lenora Randall
    March 29th, 2011 at 14:59 | #1

    Sign me up! PCSS

    • Barbara Greenstone
      March 29th, 2011 at 19:55 | #2

      Lenora, you can register by clicking on the Webcasts tab above. Find the March 31 webinar listing and click on either 3:15 or 7:15 (whichever time you would like to attend). That will take you to a registration page. If you register, you will receive an email on the day of the webinar with a link to the webinar room. Hope to see you there.

  2. beth knight
    March 30th, 2011 at 19:26 | #3

    I sent in my registration, but never received an email. I would like to listen to the webinar g going on now!

    • Juanita Dickson
      March 31st, 2011 at 12:22 | #4

      Beth, if you are referring to the Vocab webinar, this email just went out. The webinar is today, Thursday March 31, 2011. You haven’t missed a thing.

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