Effective reading: vocabulary


This professional learning provides K-2 teachers with an opportunity to explore evidence-based approaches to teaching reading.

Who should participate?

K-2 teachers.

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face (one day).


Teachers will explore how building and extending vocabulary is necessary for effective reading instruction. They will be given opportunities to gain an understanding of how vocabulary can be explicitly and systematically taught, and the strong relationship to the other components of effective reading instruction.

Completing this course will help teachers to:

  • reflect and implement evidence based reading practices, with an understanding of the necessary components of effective instruction
  • plan, assess and differentiate effective instruction to support the development of vocabulary, within a reading program
  • explore practical aspects of explicit teaching of vocabulary in the classroom

Register for 'Effective Reading: Vocabulary' via MyPL [Course code RG05308]

Dates and Location

Metropolitan North

Nirimba Education Office16 September
Adamstown Education Office 22 October

For more information, contact Michael Myerscough

Metropolitan South

Arncliffe Education Office21 October
Miranda Education Office 24 October
Ringrose Education Office31 October
Riverwood Education Office5 November

For more information, contact Sherrie Meyers

Regional North

Maitland Education Office 22 October

For more information, contact Davina Bowen

Regional South

Campbelltown Education Office24 October
Glenfield Education Office 13 November

For more information, contact Sherrie Meyers

Rural North

Moree Education Office26 August
William Bayldon Public School3 September
Murwillumbah Education Office 13 September
Murwillumbah East Public School       17 September
Westlawn Public School18 September
Moree Education Office24 October

For more information, contact Jill Dutton

Rural South and West

Albury Education Office 27 August
Bangamalanha Centre, Dubbo10 September
Broken Hill Education Office13 September
Wagga Wagga Education Office 17 September
Deniliquin Education Office29 October
Griffith Pubic School7 November

For more information, contact Kerrie Vogele (South) - Kerrie.Vogele@det.nsw.edu.au or Leone Dewhurst (West) - Leone.Dewhurst@det.nsw.edu.au

NESA Registered Professional Development

Completing 'Effective reading: vocabulary' [Course code RG05308] will contribute to 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.5.2, 5.1.2, 6.2.2 and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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