Matt Ellinger and Patrick Hurley of the SERP Design Center in San Francisco will explore the Word Generation vocabulary program during their Meadows Distinguished Lecture "Word Generation for English Learners" from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on December 10 in the Dean's Conference Room (SZB 238). To RSVP, send an e-mail with “SERP” in the subject line to email@example.com.
Developed by Catherine Snow and Claire White, Word Generation is a research-based vocabulary program for middle school students that teaches words through language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies classes. The program employs several strategies to teach students words in a variety of contexts. The CREATE project at MCPER used a version of Word Generation in randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental studies conducted in 2010–2011 and 2011–2012 in the Austin area.
The Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE) is hosting its culminating conference on October 18–19 in Orlando, Florida. The conference will explore the teaching and learning of English language learners in the middle grades, and will feature compelling keynote presentations by top researchers, breakout sessions that offer participants the chance to explore topics with researchers in a more intimate setting, and updates on CREATE work. Visit CREATE's external website to view the conference speakers, agenda, and registration and location information.