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Audience: K – 2nd Grade Teachers/Specialists

Presenter(s): Yvonne Gatley

Length: 80 minutes

Level: Primary Procedural

Session Description:

How do we change vocabulary instruction from boring and ineffective to engaging and meaningful? This session will guide participants in how to plan, teach, and assess vocabulary in primary classrooms based on latest research. Using LA-CCSS and PLC guidance, participants will gain insight into how one school focuses on vocabulary instruction and development. Theory will be connected to practice as resources and videos are shared.

Speaker Bio:

As a veteran teacher, Yvonne Gatley has broad experience in teaching the foundations of reading and writing. Her present position as Literacy Coordinator/Coach in Sheridan County School District #2 affords her daily opportunities to work with students and teachers in grades K-5. Sessions with Yvonne provide participants with practical and research-based information applicable to today’s current educational landscape.