Vocabulary Instruction

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Vocabulary Instruction is key to addressing the root cause of struggling learners.

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Your Options

At the Learning-Focused
Training Center

March 8, 2023 (One-Day Training)


March 10, 2023 from 11:30 - 1:30

At Your District

Contact us to discuss options

Vocabulary Is the Key to Learning

Why attend Vocabulary Instruction training?

What percentage of words in a text or speech do students need to know to be able to understand what they are reading or hearing? Shockingly… 95%! This percentage is even more shocking when you consider that students encounter about 180,000 new words each school year.

Teaching vocabulary systematically must be a critical aspect of instruction at every grade level, in every subject, in every school, because it is one of the most important instructional intervention practices schools can employ to close the achievement gap and raise student achievement for all students.

When schools commit to teaching vocabulary strategies, student achievement increases. This requires a proactive approach to planning and teaching vocabulary that focuses on both high yield vocabulary strategies and fun and engaging vocabulary activities.

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Continuum of Vocabulary Instruction


A practical issue with comprehension and learning is that there is a profound difference in vocabulary knowledge based on factors outside the teacher's and school's control. These factors include socioeconomic status, English as a second language, and lack of experience. The most critical component is understanding that traditional vocabulary instruction does not appear to close this vocabulary gap effectively. To accelerate learning, instruction and intervention must include a system for robust vocabulary instruction.

As with all High Yield Instructional Strategies, there is a continuum of vocabulary instruction. At one end of the continuum is asking students to watch a video or complete a Frayer. At the other end is an understanding that vocabulary instruction requires a systematic approach for students to learn and utilize the vocabulary before, during, and at the end of a lesson. Accelerating Learning with Vocabulary Instruction provides an innovative way to connect strategies for teaching key content and academic terms required by the current expectations for learning.

"Prioritizing vocabulary words when I'm planning will save me so much time in the classroom. I have always given all the vocabulary words equal teaching time. Thanks for giving teachers vocabulary strategies that apply to all levels of learners."

- Teacher in Mission CISD, TX

"The trainer did a great job of teaching using the strategies. The PD was not like most because it walks the walk. I can support my colleagues with the implementation of effective vocabulary strategies."

- Teaching in Manassas City, VA


What You’ll Learn

Vocabulary Instruction provides you with the ability to implement the characteristics of effective vocabulary instruction that will help students to retain new vocabulary for longer and longer chunks of time. No longer the learn it and forget it approach that many of us experienced as students.

What You Receive

In addition to the resources below, you have the opportunity to learn,
ask questions, and gather tips from your colleagues and the Learning-Focused facilitator.

Virtual Training 

  • Vocabulary Strategies in Action Book
  • Vocabulary Strategies Flipchart
  • Vocabulary Strategies Course for Review
  • Certificate of Completion to apply towards your CEU's

Full Day Training 
All of the resources from Virtual Training and...

  • Accelerate Learning with Vocabulary Book
  • Lifetime membership to Learning-Focused Online (online platform for all trainer, teacher, and leadership resources)

"It was a great experience and I enjoyed it. I am excited to see the impact that these strategies will have on my student's learning."

Margaret Smith, ESOL Teacher


When and Where

Agenda information will be provided based on chosen start date.

Zoom Meeting
LF Center

Virtual Option

  • March 10, 2023 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 

At the Learning-Focused Training Center Option

  • March 8, 2023 (One-Day Training)

At Your District Option

  • Schedule your training to meet
    your district's availability.

Registration closes one week prior to the start date!


Registration Details for Vocabulary Professional Development.

Registration for the

  • Virtual Event is $75 per person.
  • One-Day Training is $250 per person.


Learning is better in teams! Register three people and receive a discount on the third registration fee!

Participants are accepted on a full-payment, first-come, first-served basis only. If using a Purchase Order, please send it with your quote.


call 866-955-3276

Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions about this event.

Prerequisites for Vocabulary Professional Development

This institute does not require any prerequisites.

You will be provided access to specific online courses once you register and pay the fee.


Participants are responsible for their lodging and transportation. Please do not make your hotel reservation or purchase nonrefundable airline tickets unless you have received a confirmation email from Learning-Focused. If you do not receive a confirmation email within three weeks of submitting your registration, please email customerservice@learningfocused.com or call 866-955-3276 to confirm your registration.

After your paid registration has been processed you will be provided additional information about the event location and hotels

Attending Synchronous Sessions

What if I am not able to attend the scheduled synchronous session? If a participant is unable to attend a scheduled synchronous session, your registration will be applied to the next available planned session.  The synchronous session will be approximately three hours with interactive activities that allow you to learn from the presenter and colleagues.

Terms and Conditions

Learning-Focused reserves the right to reschedule a session because of low registration. In the unlikely event of the institute being rescheduled, all registrants will be notified and will receive full refunds or be able to transfer their registration to another date. 

Can’t Attend?

If you are unable to attend an event you have registered for, contact Learning-Focused through email at customerservice@learningfocused.com or by calling 866-955-3276 no later than 30 calendar days prior to the start of the event to request a credit that can be used for Learning-Focused products or events.

After the 30-day timeframe, you are ineligible for a credit, but you may send a nonregistered person in your place, with registration confirmation or written authorization from you.

For all cancellations, there is a $50 processing fee.

Academic Credit

As a Learning-Focused professional development participant, you may qualify for academic credit through your school or district. Therefore, you may request a certificate of attendance by emailing customerservice@learningfocused.com, based on three hours of professional development.