I’m looking forward to presenting a webinar on my beloved topic of
vocabulary development on Thursday, 17th September after school, from 4 pm to 5 pm. A huge thank you to Tralee Education Centre for the invitation.
Oral language is our earliest form of communication, and it is essential as
we use it daily to communicate our needs. Language is crucial to learning as it
gives a child entry to a world of knowledge, unlocking the world of the
imagination, reading, providing skills to write and helping us to grow as
My aim with this webinar is to provide teachers with practical ideas on how
to build and expand upon primary children’s vocabulary at this crucial time. I have spoken international on the topic of oral language and vocabulary development, most recently at the International Teaching and Learning Conference in Birmingham, in addition to delivering CPD training and seminars in numerous Education Centres. I talked about ‘Closing the Word Gap‘ at the IPPN Conference in Citywest January 2020.
I plan to go through different ways to help you build vocabulary in your
classroom/ whole school and tips for retaining that new vocabulary, including a few fun games for the children that I find work. It doesn’t take long for pupils to get
into a daily routine of just 10 minutes a day focusing on vocabulary. Soon they
will be incorporating their new words into a homework/ written classwork etc.
It’s essential to develop a love for language, to foster that love in children.
All children deserve to understand a range of vocabulary, and they deserve to
enjoy vocabulary…and always remember, children love big words! We can help our students become better learners, readers, writers and speakers through the power of vocabulary.
So, if you are planning on registering for vocabulary development ideas you
can register at www.edcentretralee.ie.
Tralee Education Centre is hosting the webinar in partnership with Clare Education Centre, Monaghan Education Centre and Navan Education Centre. It is a paid course of €10 and I’m delighted to say that spaces are filling up fast.
Get your questions ready for me! I’m looking forward to answering them.