Vocabulary.com Training

Monday, March 6

Vocabulary acquisition is vital to academic success. Vocabulary is important to every discipline and provides a foundation for further learning. What's more, vocabulary is an important ingredient in helping students read, write, speak and think more effectively.


Northwest Area Education Agency provides the online resource, Vocabulary.com for teachers and students for the purpose of helping students gain vocabulary knowledge. Peter Griffin, from Vocabulary.com, will be training all interested teachers and educators how to use this resource effectively.

Vocabulary.com Training

Monday, March 6th, 12:45-3:45pm

Northwest AEA, 1520 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa

This training will be both face-to-face and online. A link will be sent to teachers who choose to participate online.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Agenda

Overview of Vocabulary.com Introduction

● Opening Activity


Key features -

● Overview adaptive gameplay

● Overview dictionary

● Overview list identification

● Overview list creation and assignment

● Practice and Learn a list

● Overview reports

● Q&A


Break -


Account Set Up and Play Game as a Student -

● Participants create their account/ login

● Join presenter’s class and play assignment

● Review reports generated by gameplay

● Leaderboards (National and State)

● Shareback and Q&A


List Identification and creation

● Review list identification and create a list example

● Participants identify 3 lists they bookmark

○ Fiction

○ Nonfiction

○ Advanced Reader

● Participants create 2 lists from text


Shareback and Q&A


Break -


Rollout Discussion (45 min.)

● Power User Access and Reports

● Clever Access and school management

● Common troubleshooting

● Review of Vocabulary.com supporting resources

● Review of training presentation

● Completion of Vocabulary.com roll out plan