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Explore evidence-based approaches for facilitating deep learning of content-area vocabulary at GLE 9-12, both online and in a physical classroom.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ELA teachers
  • Subject-matter teachers (e.g., social studies, science, workforce prep, etc.)
  • Teachers and tutors for GLE 9-12; teachers of intermediate-level readers are welcome to attend as well
  • Corrections teachers

Experience evidence-based techniques for teaching content-specific (a.k.a “Tier 3”) vocabulary. Both in-person and online approaches are included for selecting words, designing explicit instruction, providing meaningful practice, and assessing learning.

This two-week PD opportunity has 3 phases:

  1. Exploration: Attend a live webinar (2/22/2021) that introduces content and engages you in activities you can later use with students (2 PD hours)
  2. Practice: Over 2 weeks, implement one or more new instructional approaches with adult learners
  3. Reflection: Attend a follow-up webinar (3/8/2021) to debrief and reflect on the approaches (1 PD hour)
    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Explain what Tier 3 words are and why they are an essential part of reading instruction for ASE students
  • Select appropriate Tier 3 words for instruction
  • Implement key EBRI approaches for teaching Tier 3 vocabulary and assessing learning
  • Access print and online resources
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

Strongly recommended:


United States

PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
ABE/Adult Education
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)
Corrections Education
Distance Learning
Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI)
Social Studies
Workplace Education