Implementing Universal Core Vocabulary in the Classroom: 2 Webinars

Professional development (PD) New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 04 September 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9xix

The Project Core implementation model is aimed at helping teachers, parents and therapists to provide students with complex communication needs with access to a flexible Universal Core vocabulary and evidence-based instruction to teach them to use core vocabulary via personal augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems.

Webinar 1: Classroom-based Core Vocabulary Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities
This webinar will review an implementation model called Project Core aimed at providing classroom professionals with the training, tools and ongoing support needed to deliver classroom-based communication instruction to students with significant cognitive disabilities. The implementation model specifically targets students who are not yet using speech, sign language or symbols to communicate in flexible ways.

Webinar 2: Embedding Core Vocabulary Instruction into Emergent Literacy Routines
This session will offer practical, research-based approaches to address the early communication and literacy needs of students who could benefit from augmentative and alternative communication. The session will focus on students of all ages who are not yet using symbols, signs, or speech to communicate in flexible ways and for a range of purposes across partners and contexts. Well-defined intervention strategies and available resources for embedding core vocabulary instruction into common emergent literacy routines will be discussed.

Presenter Lori Geist, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Webinar 1: 16 October 1–2pm.

Webinar 2: 30 October 1–2pm.

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

16 October 2019 – 16 October 2019

New Zealand (nationwide)

30 October 2019 – 30 October 2019

Further information

Contact: Jessamy Bell

 (021) 044 4681