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Friday, June 9 • 10:05am - 11:30am
Interactive, Conceptual Word Walls: Purposeful Planning LIMITED

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Teachers are most likely to improve student learning when they address specific learning outcomes in their planning. Purposeful planning provides teachers with opportunities to plan instructional activities that focus on content standards with fidelity while heeding district and state guidelines. Thus, purposeful planning allows teachers to implement standards-based practices effectively and consistently in their classrooms. It also provides time for teachers to understand academic content vertically, answering the questions of what has been taught, what needs to be taught, and what will be taught in future grades. Finally, it provides structure that encourages teachers to identify essential academic vocabulary and plan how they will support targeted words during instruction. Teachers will learn to look closely at the verbs and content included in the TEKS in order to understand the implied rigor and depth of knowledge requirements. This information will then be used to construct interactive, conceptual word walls and plan powerful, age-appropriate vocabulary building experiences for students. Support is available at www.thesciencetoolkit.com and https://www.facebook.com/thesciencetoolkit/ View an introductory video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuaOjtk9QoM

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Julie Jackson, PhD

Associate Professor, Texas State University
Julie Jackson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at Texas State University. She received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, her MA from the University of Alabama, and her BS from the University of Sou... Read More →

Friday June 9, 2017 10:05am - 11:30am
Manor High School 12700 Gregg Manor, Manor, TX 78653
  • Target Audience K - 8th Grade all subjects
  • Room Number Café