Cancelled: Word Study Workshop for Grades 3-8

Questions? Contact Amy Ruppert, program assistant: 920.236.0562

Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Nicole Lehr
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Location: Fox Valley Technical College-Oshkosh
150 N. Campbell Road
Oshkosh, WI 54902
Facility: Room 133C
8/21/2017 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM
8/22/2017 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM

Struggling with your word study program? Don't know what word study principles to teach? What should your curriculum include? Is there some program that you should purchase? All of these questions will be answered within this Word Study Workshop. Participants will examine the rationales and theories underpinning the teaching of phonics, spelling, and vocabulary of an authentic literacy. Join us to investigate essential categories of learning and consider ways in which word study fits into a broader language and literacy framework. Together, we will analyze teaching and engage in inquiry that will deepen your understanding of how words work and serve as a set of instructional practices for effective teaching of a range of students.

Workshop Learning Targets
Participants will:

  • Explore the rationales for the importance of instruction in vocabulary, spelling, and word analysis skills in the intermediate grades and middle school.
  • Understand the relationship between phonics, spelling, and vocabulary, and how students develop competencies over time.
  • Explore the five essential categories of learning: letter/sound relationships, spelling patterns, high frequency words, word meaning/vocabulary, and word structure.
  • Examine the importance of word consciousness and how to nurture in students an awareness, interest, and curiosity of words.
  • Build knowledge of how to provide explicit inquiry-based instruction that helps all students, including those who are learning the English language, develop essential understandings of how words work.
  • Learn how to teach for word knowledge in whole group, small group, and individual instructional settings.
  • Create an assessment system that measures the word learning knowledge of students.

Who should attend?
Grades 3?8 teachers (classroom and support), reading specialists, curriculum and instruction coordinators and principals.

Teacher Standards
WES1The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for pupils.
WES2The teacher understands how children with broad ranges of ability learn and provides instruction that supports their intellectual, social, and personal development.
WES3The teacher understands how pupils differ in their approaches to learning and the barriers that impede learning and can adapt instruction to meet the diverse needs of pupils, including those with disabilities and exceptionalities.
WES4The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies, including the use of technology to encourage children’s development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
WES5The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
WES6The teacher uses effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques as well as instructional media and technology to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
WES7The teacher organizes and plans systematic instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, pupils, the community, and curriculum goals.
WES8The teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the pupil.
WES9The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effect of his or her choices and actions on pupils, parents, professionals in the learning community and others and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.
Administrator Standards
WAS1The administrator has an understanding of and demonstrates competence in the teacher standards under s. PI 34.02.
Pupil Services
WPS1The pupil services professional understands the teacher standards under s. PI 34.02.
EP Teacher
TPES1Standard 1: Professional Knowledge
TPES2Standard 2: Instructional Planning
TPES3Standard 3: Instructional Delivery
TPES4Standard 4: Assessment For and Of Learning
TPES5Standard 5: Learning Environment
DPI Teacher
DD1Domain 1 : Planning and Preparation
DD3Domain 3 : Instruction
EP Educational Specialist
ESPES1Standard 1: Professional Knowledge
ESPES2Standard 2: Communication and Collaboration
ESPES3Standard 3: Assessment
ESPES4Standard 4: Program Planning and Management
ESPES5Standard 5: Program Delivery
EP School Administrator
SAPES1Standard 1: Leadership for Student Learning
DPI Principal
WPD12Domain 1.2: Instructional Leadership
EP District Administrator
DAST2Performance Standard 2: Instructional Leadership


CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received 48 business hours before the scheduled date for a refund to be issued. Because attendance at most sessions is limited, persons registering and not in attendance on the day of the session will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email or phone if a cancellation occurs.