Teaching the Language of Learning

The Kansas College & Career Ready Standards require students to acquire deeper levels of understanding of academic and domain-specific vocabulary. Vocabulary lessons that present lists of words and ask students to memorize words and meanings won’t work in the new standards. Based on the research of Robert Marzano, Isabel Beck, and Merilee Springer, this workshop helps teachers prepare students for the language of the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards and the new assessments.

Participants will learn the difference between academic and domain-specific vocabulary and the different levels of teaching vocabulary. Participants will leave with knowledge of the power verbs and nouns used in the Kansas College and Career Ready standards and new assessments as well as strategies for teaching them.

Featured Presenter: Carol Hailey McLean


Carol Hailey McLean taught middle and high school English for more than 30 years. She served as the English department chair at Shawnee Mission North High School for 18 years and was the K-12 Reading/Language Arts Resource Specialist for Shawnee Mission USD 512. Carol conducts staff development for districts, including implementation of the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards, and assists schools in developing school improvement plans. In addition, she is a consultant for the College Board and a Ruby Payne cadre trainer for A Framework for Understanding Poverty.


Grades 3-12 All Content Area Classroom Teachers, Administrators,
Instructional Coaches

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Jones Institute for
Educational Excellence
The Earl Center at
Emporia State University
1601 State, Emporia, KS

Map to Event:
Click here for directions

$125 (includes lunch &, materials)

Graduate credit (0.5) available with no additional work; 1.0 graduate credit available with an additional assignment to be completed and submitted to JIEE.

(The 1.0 credit will not post
to your official transcript until
the end of the Fall Semester.)

Additional fee for graduate credit.

Enrollment is limited to 35
participants. A minimum of 8
participants is required to hold
the workshop. Registration will
close on May 27, 2014.






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