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    October 10, 2022
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Part of the Professional Teacher professional development series.

If students will ever comprehend what they read, they need to know what the words mean! Not only do students need to understand words but also they need a way to learn new words they find.

Let’s look briefly at the research and then dig into actual fun instructional activities that help students build their vocabulary. We’ll work in a whole group and in small groups, just like you do in the classroom.

You won’t just learn about vocabulary and about instruction. We will actually use and practice effective instructional activities to help you strengthen your understanding of vocabulary development and instruction. We will learn by doing!

What About LETRS?

This workshop draws from the same body of research as LETRS. If you have received LETRS training, this workshop will deepen your understanding of the LETRS content and help you identify effective practices to make LETRS come alive in your classroom.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is targeted at K–8 teachers.
On the other hand, if you teach older students—or if you teach in a specific content area—you will find valuable strategies to help students build their vocabularies, which they need at all grade levels and in all content areas.

Date and Time

      • Date: October 10, 2022
      • Time: 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. (1 hour)

Participants, Registration, & Cost

50 participants maximum

REC-1 member educators: Free
(Educators from Aztec, Bloomfield, Central, Farmington, Gallup, Zuni districts, and staff from San Juan College)

non-REC-1 member educators: $25.00
(Everyone else: Payment or Purchase order required prior to the event in order to receive the Zoom access information.)

Want More Information?

If you have questions, please contact Denise Merilatt at

Instructor / Presenter

David Bowman, REC-1 Executive Director

David Bowman, MA, MBA, has been involved with instructional leadership, teaching and learning systems, program design, and teacher professional development for more than 20 years, plus 8 more years as a classroom teacher.

David Bowman has a level III-A and III-B license, with an endorsement in Reading. He has designed and directed multi-state reading intervention programs, which trained and guided more than 2,000 teachers in reading instruction and which produced great results for more than 20,000 students.

He is a recognized expert in applying research to reading instruction. His videos, guides, and resources have been used by thousands of teachers to help struggling children learn to read well. He is the author of Roadmap for Reading Instruction.



This workshop will be conducted virtually with Zoom.

The Zoom meeting ID and password will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the event.