A license to The Visual Non-Glossary grants access to all of the visuals, questions, sentence stems, word walls, and lesson plans in any one content area for one calendar year. This includes:
World Cultures (MS)
US History (1450-1877)
US History (1877-present)
*All content at these grade levels is available in English and Spanish.
Purchase for Individuals: $100/year
To purchase a license for yourself or someone else, please complete this order form and send it to Michelle Belanger. Alternatively, you can pay via credit card online. If paying by purchase order, please send the purchase order along with the order form. Once received, an email will be sent by Lindsey Moore with a username and password. Please specify on the order form if you would like to purchase a Science, Social Studies, or Math license.
Purchase for Teachers in Your School or District: $100 per teacher per year
For bulk purchases, please complete this order form with the names, email addresses, and subject areas taught for each teacher, and send the order form and purchase order to Michelle Belanger. Emails will be sent to the individual teachers by Lindsey Moore with usernames and passwords.
Bulk purchases include complimentary online professional development:
15-24 licenses: 60 minutes online training
25-49 licenses: 90 minutes online training
50-74 licenses: 3 hours online training
75-99 licenses: 4.5 hours online training
100+ licenses: 6 hours online/in-person training*
*For Texas school districts purchasing 100+ licenses, training can be facilitated in person or online.
Note: asynchronous training modules are also available on this website.
Purchase a District-Wide Site License
District-wide site licenses are priced based on the total number of students in the district, according to the most recent public reports. A district-wide site license entitles any staff member of the district to access the content area of that license. For example, a Science site license grants any staff member of the district access to all of the Science content on The Visual Non-Glossary. Purchase of a district-wide site license includes up to 12 hours of professional development.
Science: $1.50 per student
Social Studies: $0.75 per student*
Math: $0.15 per student*
*These prices are subject to change as more grade levels are added.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I want a teacher to have access to multiple grade levels?
A license grants teachers access to all grade levels within a subject area. So, a 6th-Grade Science teacher with a Science license can access 6th-Grade Science content, or Kindergarten or Physics content, or anything in between. To give a teacher access to multiple content areas (Science, Social Studies, and Math), multiple licenses must be purchased. However, all three licenses can be purchased at a discounted rate of $250 per teacher per year.
If a teacher gets access to multiple subject areas, will they have the same access code?
Will I get immediate access to The Visual Non-Glossary after purchasing?
Please allow up to 2 business days to be granted access. Once granted access, you will receive an email with the access code.
Can I share my access with other teachers or colleagues?
In short, only if those other colleagues have a license themselves. In legalese: by purchasing this product, you agree to that (1) you may use this digital product for your own use as an educator with your students and (2) you may not republish, reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, display, or distribute to friends, colleagues, or any other third party. Any unauthorized use of the materials will constitute infringement of our rights.
What file format is the download in? Is it one bulk file or individual files?
The visuals for each word are in PNG format. A version of each visual that includes questions and sentence stems is also available in PNG format. The lesson plans, which include visuals, questions, sentence stems, and other content, are available as PowerPoint files (PPTX). The downloads are individual, however, all visuals for a single grade level can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Do you have campus site licenses or district site licenses?
Yes! See the grey boxes at the top of this page.
Will additional words be added throughout the school year, or in subsequent years?
Yes! Also, visuals will be improved throughout the school year based on teacher feedback. So please submit any feedback directly on this website or by emailing Stephen with any feedback on visuals or requests for more visuals.
If I create an activity or product that uses visuals from The Visual Non-Glossary, can I sell the activity or product (on, for example, TeachersPayTeachers)?
Any visuals from The Visual Non-Glossary may not be distributed for any commercial reason. However, any developed activities or products may refer users to The Visual Non-Glossary’s website, http://www.thevisualnonglossary.com.
Do you offer any PD associated with this product?
Yes! Our trainers will walk teachers through how to use the product, including how to plan lessons using the product and how to structure conversations in the lessons, and how to modify the product for each teacher’s needs. This interactive, highly engaging PD is available in 60-minute or longer sessions.
If a teacher leaves the district half-way through the school year, can I assign their access to a new teacher?
Yes. As long as that teacher’s access was purchased by the campus/district, then simply email Lindsey with the request and she will make the change. If the teacher individually purchased the access for themself, only they will be able to make changes to access.
Does access expire after a calendar year, or a school year?
Access expires on the first of the month following one calendar year after purchase. For example, if the access was purchased on September 16th, 2023, access will expire on October 1st, 2024.
Why does access expire? Why can’t I just access the visuals indefinitely?
Each year a new edition of The Visual Non-Glossary is uploaded to our servers, featuring new words, enhanced visuals, and other features in response to teacher feedback from the previous edition. So renewal of licenses grants you access to more, better content.
Why should I buy The Visual Non-Glossary? Why shouldn’t I just go to Google Images?
The Visual Non-Glossary features structured visuals, which are next to impossible to find on image search websites. That’s because The Visual Non-Glossary’s visuals are expertly designed to help students build meaning of words. Furthermore, the questions and sentence stems in The Visual Non-Glossary help students navigate the visuals while having structured conversations. And the lesson plans makes prepping high-quality, student-centered lessons super easy.
Is there any part of The Visual Non-Glossary that is free?
On this website you will find free sample visuals, discussion questions (with sentence stems), and lesson plans. You can also find free resources and instructional strategies. Lastly, the word lists and alignment of words to standards (TEKS and NGSS) can be found on this website for free, without logging in.
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