Virginia Educators Applying Reading Science (VEARS) Fall 2022 Session 6
September 9, 2022
Expanding Vocabulary and Oral Language Through a Comprehensive Approach
Longitudinal research shows that vocabulary and oral language abilities early on in preschool and kindergarten are some of the strongest predictors of reading achievement in grades three and beyond. Coupled with strong decoding and spelling abilities, vocabulary and language provide critical understandings for students’ knowledge building and comprehension.
Through an examination of instructional routines and practices from sight word vocabulary through academic- and discipline-specific vocabulary, this webinar will present a comprehensive four-part approach to vocabulary instruction that intentionally considers vocabulary’s place in oral language development in K-6 classrooms.
Your host, Dr. Dana Robertson, is an Associate Professor in the Virginia Tech School of Education and is the Program Leader of the Reading and Literacy Education Program
Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022, from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. EST
Continuing and Professional Education
School of Education Webinars Fall 2022
Cost: $25 / webinar
Contact: Heidi Anne Mesmer, School of Education (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Virginia Educators Applying Reading Science (VEARS) Webinar Series
In response to the urgent need to translate reading science for K-12 educators, Virginia Tech is hosting four webinars on timely, educational topics. The goal of the series, entitled Virginia Educators Applying Reading Science (VEARS), is to clearly and succinctly interpret research based strategies and techniques in ways that are directly applicable to the classroom. Each webinar targets a specific strategy or series of techniques, and brings pragmatic translations of research to teachers. The webinars will minimize broad “ideas,” and “theories,” and emphasize pragmatic “How-tos” taken directly from applied studies.
For example, shared reading, a technique that models the alphabetic principle for pre literate learners, is grounded in a body of applied work that specifies particular steps and teacher actions. VEARS webinars will connect teachers to research-proven strategies that they can use in their classrooms immediately.
The Fall of 2022 VEARS program offers 6 webinars, adding one session in cooperation with VT’s Center for Rural Education and adding 2 sessions to address the needs of secondary teachers. VEARS' online seminars are 75 minutes and run on Tuesdays in Sept-Nov from 5-6:15. Participants receive access to the presentation notes and resources.
Registration closes at 5:00 pm the Monday before the webinar.
Note: Each webinar is a stand alone offering. There is no need to take all 6 of the offered webinars.