Technology Tools for Vocab

Professional Development Session

Bellwork

  1. Open our Padlet and read the passage. Share important details from the text.
  2. Discuss responses.
  3. How can we use Padlet for vocabulary instruction?

OVERVIEW & OBJECTIVES

  • Teachers will identify & understand the three tiers of vocabulary.
  • Teachers will look at various vocabulary resources to implement in the classroom.
  • Teachers will be able to use at least one vocabulary tech tool in their classroom.
  • Correlations:

    TEAM Rubric: Standards & Objectives, Presenting Instructional Content
    Standards: All ELA
    PLC Guiding Questions:
    1. What is it we want our students to learn?
    2. How will we know if each student has learned it?
    3. How will we respond when some students do not learn it?
    4. How can we extend and enrich the learning for students who have demonstrated proficiency?

    TASK #1: THREE TIERS OF VOCABULARY

    1. Watch the video, "EngageNY Common Core in ELA/Literacy: Shift 6-Academic Vocabulary. (Can also be found here).
    2. Discuss three tiers of vocabulary.
      1. Visual Rep #1
      2. Visual Rep #2
    3. Vocabulary List Resources
    4. Learning Unlimited-- Tiered Made Simple

    ​TASK #2: STRATEGIES/IMPLEMENTING IN THE CLASSROOM

    TASK #3: EXPLORE RESOURCES & SHARE

    1. Visit & explore the resources below.
    2. Pick 1-3 resources that you feel could be useful and you would like to share.
    3. Use the organizer to list your favorites.
    4. Share time

    Review/Closeure

    1. Add your favorite tools to our Padlet.
    2. Fill out evaluation form.
    3. Schedule follow-up appointment with your tech coach.