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Teaching Vocabulary

Teaching Vocabulary

Course Description

This course provides students with a variety of strategies to help teach academic vocabulary.  Introducing the use of a TIP (Term, Information, Picture) chart in the classroom, this course emphasizes the importance of making vocabulary constantly present in the classroom as well as being associated with not only a definition but also a picture.  Many other strategies are also offered to help learners truly understand the academic vocabulary presented to them in the classroom.

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Course Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Students will learn a variety of strategies to teach academic vocabulary in order to improve understanding of the vocabulary.
  • Students will create a TIP Chart in their classroom within their content area to help with learning and understanding vocabulary.
  • Students will be able to apply new strategies to more effectively teach vocabulary in their content to improve understanding of the vocabulary.
  • Students will develop skills to reflect on & improve their own teaching practices.

 

Relevancy to Practice: This course provides educators with the following relevant information to help improve their practice:

  • Implementing a strategic plan to effectively teach academic vocabulary and make vocabulary a constant presence in the classroom.
  • Associating vocabulary words with information about the word as well as pictures by utilizing a TIP (Term, Information, Picture) chart in the classroom with students.
  • Encouraging students to interact with the TIP chart daily as a resource for their learning.
  • Strategies to support vocabulary development and therefore improve comprehension of the content.
  • A variety of activities for students to interact with the academic vocabulary to help them truly understand the vocabulary.
  • Utilizing a variety of strategies for teaching and reinforcing academic vocabulary that can be implemented at any point within a lesson or unit.
  • Overcoming challenges teachers are faced with when teaching vocabulary.

 

Course Requirements

  1. Reading Reflection
  2. Video Reflection
  3. Final Reflection on Vocabulary

Course Format 

This course is an online course.  Upon registration, your course materials will be emailed to you.

No-Risk Guarantee: You can cancel a course registration within 30-days and receive a 100% refund, no questions asked.

Registration Now Open: Register now and receive your course materials within 24 hours.  Course materials are due within 6 months of registering for the course.

Price:

Starting at $189.00

Credits:

3

Graduate Credits

*Pricing may not include University Fees. Select option to include fees.

University Fee

Course fee may or may not include the university’s registration fee depending on the university partner. University fees are not included in the registration fee for Adam’s State University and Brandman University. 

Those additional fees are:
Brandman University: $70/credit
Adam’s State University: $55/credit  

Instructions for how to register with your selected University Partner and pay additional fees will be provided after registering with Credits for Teachers.

University fees for Colorado State University-Pueblo are included in the course fees. 

Please note that we cannot grant refunds for students who have already turned in work for a course, even if it is within the 30-day window.

Refunds Policy

Students are able to request a full refund of any Credits for Teachers course within 30 days of registration.  In order to do so, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name and the course you registered for and we will complete the refund.

Exchange Policy

Students are able to exchange one course for another within 30 days of registration as long as the course price is the same and the student does not change the university Partner.  In order to exchange a course, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name, course you have registered for and the course you would like to switch to.

Please note that we cannot exchange a course once for students who have already submitted their course for grading, even if it is within the 30-day window.

Transfer Policy

Students that would like to transfer their course from one university partner to another may have the opportunity to do so within the first 30 days of registering for a course.  In order to transfer your course to a different University Partner, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name, the course you are currently registered for and the new University Partner you’d like to switch to.

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