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Welcome to the Vermont-NEA ESP Conference Site.  To register for the conference, click the "sign up" link at the top right of the screen. After you have created account, click on "Schedule" and then select "Simple".  You are then able to select your morning and afternoon session as well as your lunch choice.

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 Then you can select your sessions.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Ariel Darby at  adarby@vtnea.org  or call her at 802-224-2409.

ESPs who are not Vermont-NEA members may register after March 1st.  There will be a $150 registration fee due to Vermont-NEA prior to March 29th, sent to Vermont-NEA, 10 Wheelock Street, Montpelier, VT  05602. ATTN:  ESP Conference 2015

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Friday, March 20 • 9:15am - 11:45am
Vocabulary Instruction: Manageable and Lasting FULL

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There is growing concern about the widening "vocabulary gap" between children from different socioeconomic groups.  By age three, many children from lower-income families may hear up to 30 million fewer words than their more privileged counterparts.  However, there are strategies that have proven effective in building vocabulary development, reducing the gap, and paving the way to higher achievement levels.  This workshop will provide participants with some research and strategies to support learners build and retain a stronger vocabulary.

Speakers
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Karen Heath

Karen Heath is a Vermont educator who has worked with students from preschool through graduate school. She spent the first part of her career working with struggling middle and high school students in Boston and at The Maplehill School in Plainfield. Then she went to Barre City School where she taught English Language Arts to 3rd-6th graders. During this time, she was named 2005 Vermont Teacher of the Year. Karen currently serves as the... Read More →
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Lorraine Morris

Lorraine Morris is a 3/4 literacy teacher at Barre City Elementary School. She received her BA in Education from Norwich University and her Master's Degree with a focus of Curriculum and Instruction from Lyndon State College. Also, she has presented at workshops, and staff professional development, as well as, taught graduate courses through LAPDA, focusing on Literacy instruction and Technology integration.


Friday March 20, 2015 9:15am - 11:45am
Escapade II

Attendees (12)