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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.