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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

For more information, contact Michael Myerscough

Metropolitan South

Strathfield Education Office21 November
Strathfield Education Office19 March 2020
Miranda Education Office24 March 2020
Arncliffe Education Office 31 March 2020
Campbelltown Education Office2 April 2020
Riverwood Education Office7 May 2020

For more information, contact Sherrie Meyers

Regional North

Windale Public School21 November
Adamstown Education Office26 February 2020
Maitland Education Office27 February 2020
Maitland Education Office13 May 2020
Adamstown Education Office20 May 2020

For more information, contact Davina Bowen

Regional South

Glenfield Education Office 13 November
Bowral Public School19 November
Warilla Education Office6 May 2020

For more information, contact Sherrie Meyers

Rural North

Tamworth - Hillvue Public School13 December
Murwillumbah Education Office4 March 2020
Glen Innes Public School5 March 2020
Goonellabah Education Office6 March 2020
Muswellbrook Public School16 March 2020
Forster Education Office25 Mach 2020
Port Macquarie Library26 March 2020

For more information, contact Jill Dutton

Rural South and West

Merimbula Public School1 April 2020
Batemans Bay Education Office2 April 2020
Queanbeyan Education Office6 April 2020

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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