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  • We will continue to development an understanding of the importance of direct instruction in vocabulary by looking at how to wisely choose those terms that need the most attention.
  • So, “What is essential vocabulary?”Every industry has vocabulary that is foundational to understanding the specific industry and trade. Like building any structure, w/o a solid foundation the structure will eventually crack, crumble, and may even collapse. Essential, must know vocabulary provides a solid foundation for trade training success. Essential vocabulary are terms EVERY student regardless of ability must know in order to succeed.A valid question to consider is, How do you go about selecting essential vocabulary terms to teach?
  • As you are making vocabulary decisions, it’s a good idea to check the resources that are readily available to you. When checking your resources be mindful of those terms that are repeated in multiple places. Words that often repeat are most likely the ones that will need the most emphasis in teaching.As you check different resources, think about:Collaborating with the Foundation Course teacher to know the vocabulary terms students learned that are foundational to what you are teaching? A benefit of having designated vocabulary in the FC is that it’s taught and repeated 5-10 times within the FC content. You will want to build upon the knowledge students have gained from the FC.During note taking in the Academics class, are there terms that are key to building success for students? Those terms would likely be very broad in nature and could be such terms as characteristics, analyze, function, etc. While demonstrating a procedure, process, lab, etc., what are the key terms that students need to know in order to complete the task and eventually show proficiency on an assessment? Anytime you model learning, what is the language you are using?Be sure to check the TAR line items for vocabulary terms, concepts and important procedures Course industrial materials and textbooks often supply lists of vocabulary needed to be successfulPresentation notes – are there terms in your presentations that students struggle with? (based on prior experience in teaching the content)Check the State, national and industry certification exams for those must know terms. Students need to pass the certification tests so they need a deep understanding of terms they will find on those exams.Math and Science – what are those critical math operations and science concepts that are required to meet industry standards and successful completion of the TAR? Terms like whole numbers, decimals, fractions, metric conversion, identifying ratios are key concepts for any industry.And look at the Career Success Standards to identify difficult terms, or concepts, that relate to successful behaviors required to complete technical tasks. Example: students must be able to ask for clarification and show resilience when receiving both positive and corrective feedbackPhew!!! There’s a lot to think about, isn’t it???!.
  • STOP! Pause the powerpoint here. Think about an upcoming lesson or unit of study,Brainstorm and Generate a list of vocabulary terms for the lesson; write every term that you feel is key to student understanding. After you have generated a list, move along to the next slide.But, Keep the list handy; you’re going to need it!!!
  • This is what my brainstorming looks like in preparation for a unit of study about Finding a Job. While looking through the teaching materials, I found several terms. Some of them will be important, others, not so much. But, I put everything down. It’s a starting place…
  • The vocabulary decisions continue as you now sort the vocabulary terms into 3 groups. Must know, should know and nice-to-know terms.
  • The Must know words are those critical concepts or procedures. They build the foundation of understanding and are the Big Picture terms. All students Must Know these terms. Examples from varied industries could be: Catheter, Hammer, IP routing. A couple of examples of Must Know words from my unit Finding a job could be employability and transferable skills.
  • Should Know terms often explain the Must know words, are more factual in nature and are sometimes found in TAR items in parentheses. Examples from across industries could be Foley Catheter, Ball-peen hammer, Static routes. An Example from my list would be the term active listening. Most students should know this term, but perhaps not all will need to know it in order to get a job.
  • The Nice-to-know words allow for the extension of knowledge or specialization within the industry, but are not critical to understanding and will probably not be found on an exam. Examples could include: cystocopy, drafting, schematic design. An example of extension of knowledge within my unit of study would be the term ‘networking.’It’s impossible to teach all vocabulary equally…and not all vocabulary terms are equal in importance. Making the decision about which ones are the most important takes time and deep understanding of the content you are teaching.
  • As you can see, some of the terms that were on my brainstorming list were not needed, or will be better defined in a different unit or lesson. I crossed out those terms that are unnecessary making my list even smaller.
  • Next, I used the categorizing organizer to put my terms in the Must, should, and Nice to know categories. Once you have decided what the most important terms for the unit of study are you will be better able to determine exactly which terms will need direct instruction.
  • Finally, I numbered the terms in the order in which I plan to teach the vocabulary. This helps me to know when I will need to directly teach the must know and should know terms. Remember, it may not be necessary to spend time on a ‘should know’ term if it helps define a must know word.
  • Jc selecting, sorting, ordering

    1. 1. MODULE: VOCABULARY INSTRUCTIONLesson 1: Selecting, Sorting, Ordering Trade Vocabulary
    2. 2. WHAT IS ESSENTIAL, KEY VOCABULARY?• Foundational to every part of trade learning• Terms every student must know regardless of ability• Knowledge every student must have in order to successfully complete training
    3. 3. Where are vocabulary terms found?• Check all resources - Foundation course - Academic/CTT classes - TAR technical items - Course industrial materials - Textbook - Presentation notes - State, national and industry certification exams - Math and science terms - Career Success Standards
    4. 4. Select Vocabulary Terms • Brainstorm a list of vocabulary terms for an upcoming lesson or unit of study • Keep the list handy; you’re going to need it!
    5. 5. Unit: Finding a Jobtransferable skills estimation active listening measurement problem-solving thinking skills communication skills employabilitywritten communication calculation interviewinterpersonal skills Finding a Job networking skimming/scanning résumé reading work ethic job application cover letter
    6. 6. SORT INTO 3 GROUPS• Must Know• Should Know• Nice to Know
    7. 7. Must Know Terms• Big picture terms• Critical concepts• Important procedures• Foundational for future understanding• Found throughout training materialsExamples: Catheter Hammers IP routing
    8. 8. Should Know Terms• Can explain Must know terms• Factual in nature• Sometimes in (parentheses) on TAR itemsExamples: Foley Catheter Ball-peen hammer Static routes
    9. 9. Nice-to-Know Terms• Can extend knowledge• Allows for specialization• Probably not on examExamples: cystoscopy drafting schematic design Not all vocabulary terms are equal in importance!
    10. 10. Unit: Finding a Jobtransferable skills estimation active listening measurement problem-solving thinking skills communication skills employabilitywritten communication calculation interviewinterpersonal skills Finding a Job networking skimming/scanning résumé reading work ethic job application cover letter
    11. 11. Example of Categorizing Terms Teaching Category Order Terms employability transferable skills MUST KNOW communication skills thinking skills interpersonal skills problem-solving active-listening SHOULD KNOW written communication job application resúmé cover letter NICE-TO-KNOW networking work ethic 11/8/2012
    12. 12. Example of Sequencing Terms Teaching Category Order Terms 1 employability 2 transferable skills MUST KNOW 4 communication skills 8 thinking skills 5 interpersonal skills 3 problem-solving 7 active-listening SHOULD KNOW 6 written communication 13 job application 11 resúmé 12 cover letter 14 interview NICE-TO-KNOW 10 networking 9 work ethic11/8/2012
    13. 13. Categorizing and Sequencing Vocabulary11/8/2012
    14. 14. 11/8/2012