Special Educator Fall Newsletter

Fall 2019

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TECH: Vocabulary - Sites and Apps to help Students

  1. Knoword - Game platform with three levels. Starts with the definition and the student has to choose the correct word.
  2. Math Vocabulary Cards - Each card features three sections: a math term, a representative example, and a concise definition.
  3. Vocabulary.com - Free vocabulary study service offering many practice lists and activities for students from elementary to graduate school. Find lists that are attached to novels, historical documents, and current articles.
  4. Vocabulist - Platform developed by a high school student that needed to look up fifty definitions. The site allows students to upload a document and have it extract words and definitions from it. There is also the ability to modify the definition if needed. Students can download the list as a PDF or export it to Quizlet.
  5. Vocabahead - Platform that offers videos and flashcards designed to help students learn new vocabulary words. Animated videos help explain what words mean in context.
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EVENT: Reimagining Word Study Instruction

Are you looking for a new way to look at vocabulary instruction?

Consider this 2 part series!!!

Designed for K-3 literacy coaches, interventionist, and teachers.

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October 24, 2019, 9:00-3:00

1371 North Perry Street, Pontiac, Michigan

Part 2

March 19, 2020, 9:00-3:00

2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, Michigan

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EVENT: Building Thinking Classrooms Co-Teaching Mathematics

Wednesday, Dec. 18th, 8:30am-3:30pm

2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, Michigan 48327

Building Thinking Classrooms is the result of over 10 years of research by Dr. Peter Liljedahl. Join us to experience high leverage practices that promote problem-solving, questioning, and thinking aloud.

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