A taster of Catherine's upcoming Keynote at the February 3 Inclusive Practices Professional Learning.
Speech and Language Pathologist.
What do you think underlies every conversation you have and every word you read? What is the currency for sharing every experience of our learning and every moment of curiosity? What will we use to share any and every story of our lives for our whole lives?
Narrowing the focus, vocabulary is one of the most significant factors underpinning school success.
Research over the last two decades has shown the profound impact of vocabulary proficiency on our students’ successes and the grave costs of vocabulary deficit. Research evidence continues to pour out with conclusive and reproducible findings, but classroom applications of these findings are not keeping pace.
What is it? What does it mean to ‘know’ a word? and how good will this be for your students? (Good, believe me, very GOOD).
This session will be a power snack on vocab, come to hear the research, recognise the impact and identify what you can do. Leave here to reflect on your practice and make changes that could make a world of difference.
For more information or to register for the Feb 3 2015 Professional Learning, click here.