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Teaching Vocabulary with Technology


Word knowledge is a strong predictor of academic success, and through effective vocabulary instruction, students can develop literacy, retain what they learn, and use new vocabulary effectively. Adult students need a strong vocabulary foundation in order to develop their literacy and use their English effectively in their many roles: employees, parents, and community members. 

Participants will learn a process for teaching vocabulary that, when infused with technology, enhances students’ engagement as well as vocabulary production and retention. Resources, and selecting those appropriate for each step of direct vocabulary instruction, will also be shown and discussed.

Prerequisites: All participants must have basic computer skills and know their login information for a work or personal email address.

For more information about this and other OTAN workshops, contact OTAN at or call 916-228-2580.



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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.