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 Export to Your Calendar 1/30/2018
When: 01/30/2018
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
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AIMS offices
890 Airport Park Road
Glen Burnie, Maryland  21061
United States

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Semantic Reasoning Method (Pedagogy Behind InferCabulary)


In this program, the role of vocabulary in literacy and learning will be discussed.  Best practices as well as some cutting edge tools in vocabulary instruction will be shared. This vocabulary teaching and learning approach has been developed by two former independent school teachers, and while AIMS is not endorsing this product as a single solution, we are providing the opportunity for teachers to learn about this well researched, proven method free of charge.


Tentative Discussion Topics for the Day

A. Role of vocabulary in literacy and learning
B. Current pedagogy on which vocabulary instruction is based
C. Briefly introduce Semantic Reasoning pedagogy
D. Process of vocabulary learning
E. Problems with current vocabulary instruction
F. Best Practice Instruction
G. Testing versus knowing
H. InferCabulary method
I. Questions and Answers

AIMS Members: FREE of Charge


Speaker Info: 

Beth Lawrence is a certified speech-language pathologist who received her Master of Arts from Northwestern University in 1994. She has had an exciting career as an SLP, working with children of all ages, as well as adults and geriatrics. Since 2000, she has run a private pediatric practice, Lawrence Speech Pathology Services, in Baltimore. She assesses and works with students with language-based learning differences and articulation difficulties. Beth enjoys leading workshops on a variety of topics including social-pragmatics, vocabulary acquisition, reading comprehension, memory strategies and writing. She is constantly learning from her students, in fact, two of her students were the muses for InferCabulary and WordQuations. 

Deena Seifert is a Co-Founder of Communication APPtitude and a certified speech language pathologist for more than 25 years. An early proponent of the iPad, she is excited about educational apps for students. Receiving her masters’ degree from The University of Mississippi in 1991, she specializes in pediatric speech language therapy and owns her own private practice, Figure of Speech Therapy, since 2000. Deena has led workshops in vocabulary instruction, written language, technology and language strategies.



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