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

Venue Date
Strathfield Education Office 19 March 2020
Miranda Education Office 24 March 2020
Arncliffe Education Office 26 March 2020
Campbelltown Education Office 2 April 2020
Riverwood Education Office 7 May 2020

For more information, contact Sherrie Meyers

Regional North

Venue Date
Tuggerah Education Office 11 February 2020
Adamstown Education Office 26 February 2020
Maitland Education Office 27 February 2020
Maitland Education Office 11 May 2020
Adamstown Education Office 20 May 2020
Tuggerah Education Office 5 November 2020

For more information, contact Davina Bowen

Regional South

Venue Date
Warilla Education Office 6 May 2020

For more information, contact Sherrie Meyers

Rural North

Venue Date
Tamworth - Hillvue Public School 13 December
Murwillumbah Education Office 4 March 2020
Glen Innes Public School 5 March 2020
Goonellabah Education Office 6 March 2020
Casino Public School 12 March 2020
Coffs Harbour Education Office 18 March 2020
Grafton - Westlawn Public School 20 March 2020
Muswellbrook South Public School 16 March 2020
Forster Education Office 25 March 2020
Port Macquarie Library 26 March 2020

For more information, contact Jill Dutton

Rural South and West

Venue Date
Lithgow - Cooerwul Public School 12 February 2020
Canowindra (venue TBC) 14 February 2020
Gundagai South Public School 13 March 2020
Merimbula Public School 1 April 2020
Batemans Bay Education Office 2 April 2020
Queanbeyan Education Office 6 April 2020
Glenroy Public School 12 May 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' 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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