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Dr. Kate Kinsella: Tools for Launching a School-Wide Academic Vocabulary Campaign

  • Edith Macy Conference Center 550 Chappaqua Road Briarcliff Manor, NY, 10510 United States (map)

Dr. Kinsella, is a teacher educator at San Francisco State University and highly-sought after speaker and consultant to school districts and state departments throughout the US regarding development of academic language and literacy across the K–12 subject areas. This workshop is designed for administrators, educators, and coaches serving students in grades 3–12.

During the workshop Dr. Kinsella will provide professional development for ESOL and bilingual teachers on evidence-based instructional routines to support advanced social and academic language and literacy gains for English learners and youths from less resourced households. Participants will be given a training handout in pdf format as well as digital resources, including practical lesson templates and planning tools to support teachers and instructional coaches in effective lesson planning and implementation of the target practices.

Participants will learn effective ways to:

  • Set up and monitor productive discussion and collaboration including language targets
  • Integrate accountable listening tasks with relevant language targets
  • Analyze text to establish conceptual, topical, and high-utility vocabulary priorities
  • Explicitly teach high-utility academic word families with a consistent interactive routine
  • Structure brief, constructed verbal and written responses applying new unit vocabulary
  • Set up an organized vocabulary notebook with relevant sections and note-taking guides
  • Design and implement brief formative assessments to provide meaningful review

: 8:30-9:00am
Lunch: Will be provided.