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Strategies to Increase Vocabulary in Young Children

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Strategies to Increase Vocabulary in Young Children

Presented by Claudia Castillo-Magallanez, Professional Learning Bilingual Specialist, Frog Street

Sponsored by Frog Street

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Do you ever wonder if young children understand the vocabulary you are using in the classroom? Do you ever struggle to explain the meaning of words, although you know what the words mean, in a way that children understand? Using various engaging strategies to build children’s vocabulary is essential for later academic success. Educators should consider using a comprehensive vocabulary approach in the early childhood classroom to teach vocabulary.

This edWebinar identifies the most effective strategies for teaching vocabulary based on the research documented in the article “Developing Early Literacy: Report of the National Early Literacy Panel” (2008) and supported by the book Early Childhood Literacy: The National Early Literacy Panel and Beyond (Shanahan & Lonigan, 2012). Viewers explore myths of vocabulary instruction and expand their knowledge of research-based practices, including tiered vocabulary instruction.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to PreK teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders.

About the Presenter

As a passionate advocate for high-quality early childhood education, Claudia Castillo-Magallanez has dedicated 27 years of her career to supporting educators, children, and families. Currently she is a Professional Development Bilingual Specialist with Frog Street and an Adjunct Faculty at San Antonio College. She obtained a Master of Education in Early Childhood with Bilingual Specialization from Texas A & M University which has been instrumental in her career. Claudia began her journey as a parent volunteer and soon after moved into the classroom where she served as a teacher, teaching monolingual and bilingual children from birth to 5 years of age. Since then, she expanded her influence, serving as a coach and mentor supporting teachers who implemented the Frog Street Curriculum. Her career experience includes administrating a Head Start program serving over 3,000 children and their families, as well as supporting administrators. Claudia is certified as a Train the Trainer for CLASS Toddler and Infant, Toddler, and PreK CLASS Reliable observer, which is an attribute used in many of her presentations and coaching. Claudia holds a Family Service Credential and is a Master Registered Trainer in the state of Texas. She served as the President for the San Antonio Chapter of TXAEYC. Claudia believes that lifelong learning is the key to honoring her skills and knowledge to in turn share with others to continue advancing the early childhood field. Claudia is an advocate for high quality early childhood education and a support for Early Childhood Educators, children, and families.

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