Vocabulary is a significant factor in learning to read, understanding what is read, and the development of language skills. This course provides the foundational understanding of what vocabulary is and how it contributes to successful readers and communicators. Multiple strategies and resources are provided to explicitly teach vocabulary development.
Designed and facilitated by Jigsaw Learning Associates Cheryl Gascoyne and Kathleen Robertson, this course is intended to enhance skills and is not a substitute for a certificated program. Credits will not be granted nor is this learning series transferable to any other learning institution. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to print a Certificate of Completion for their records.
Total completion time is approximately 90 minutes.
Cost and Access
This online course is $25 per participant.
Kathleen and Cheryl are also available to provide ongoing support through:
- Live online or face-to-face sessions in conjunction with the learning series
- Deeper exploration of concepts and learning from the modules (online or face-to-face)
- Follow-up sessions or extended sessions, focused on particular topics or audiences
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the primary audience for this course?
This course has been designed to primarily support classroom teachers, as it provides in depth information for literacy teaching and learning in the classroom, however, Educational Assistants, administrators and parents may find value in some of the course content as well.
Is there a timeframe to complete the series?
This series is completely asynchronous so it is intended for participants to go at their own pace. Each module should take an average of 25 minutes. Overall estimated time to complete the full course is 1.5 hours.
Can the participants take some of the modules and not all?
The course is intended for participants to complete all modules, with module completion being a prerequisite before proceeding to the next module. This could be tailored if a school or district wished to customize the course.
How long do participants have access to the course and the included materials?
Participants have access to the course and all content for one year. At the conclusion of the year, they will not be able to log back into the course.
Do I receive anything at the completion of the course?
Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion, which includes the number of course hours (1.5) for the course.
Is there a discount when purchasing for multiple participants?For organizations intending to provide access for multiple staff members, a 10% discount is provided for 10 or more registrations.