EDU 956 Vocab Comprehension Through Tech
This course will research, define, and teach educators how to increase their students’ success by building vocabulary and understanding of critical words and concepts across content areas. Participants will explore, practice, monitor and modify technology and tools to support students in building their vocabulary and comprehension skills in a variety of content areas.
This course will research, define, and teach educators how to increase their students’ success, both inside and outside of school, by building their vocabulary and understanding of critical words across content areas. Learners will discuss how to choose and teach vocabulary words, which are highly relevant in both academic and social situations, to facilitate student success with the targeted words. An essential skill to be addressed will be discovery of how to use old and new strategies in creating personal toolboxes, and assess useful strategies to integrate vocabulary throughout the curriculum. Learners will focus on how technology can extend vocabulary knowledge, use, and comprehension, as well as provide tools to capture the attention of twenty-first century learners. Educators will learn how to deliver vocabulary instruction in a meaningful and effective way through technology evaluation, student performance monitoring, scaffolding, and modifying instruction to ensure student success.