Wabash Valley Education Center

*HOBART: Smekens - Best-practice Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary (K-12)

This strategy-rich workshop for teachers in grades K-12 is all about helping students improve comprehension by developing a deep understanding of core academic vocabulary. No more is vocabulary instruction about rote memorization. Now the emphasis is on providing students with multiple exposures to key terms so that they truly “own” content-area words. This workshop will unveil current research on teaching vocabulary while tying these findings to dozens of instructional strategies that are both practical and engaging. This will be a virtual workshop.


Times for this workshop are CENTRAL TIME


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Courtney Gordon taps into her own classroom experience as a middle school language arts teacher as she guides K-12 teachers toward effective instruction in reading and writing. She has presented to schools and districts throughout the Midwest and Canada where she has helped teachers apply research-based strategies in the classroom. Courtney is a dynamic presenter whose practical strategies resonate with teachers across the K-12 spectrum.


Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM CENTRAL TIME

Location: Virtual


Cost: $125/Service Center Member or $250/District not belonging to a Service Center*

This is a WVEC Title III Consortium Eligible Workshop

*Cost of all workshops are based on membership in an Indiana Educational Service Center (ESC). Any registrants who are not members of an ESC in the state of Indiana will be required to pay the non-member fee.

**See cancellation policy below

Cancellation Policy

* Registrants who notify WVEC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.
* Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop will pay 50% of the registration fee.
* Registrants who neglect to call or notify the WVEC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full fee.
* On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees.


Registration open through 5/5/2021 9:00 AM EST



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Wabash Valley Education Center
3061 Benton Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906