Academic Sessions and InterSections

Academic sessions and InterSections highlight topics of relevance to and across interest sections, providing a collaborative forum for attendees and seeking innovative and cross-disciplinary approaches and solutions. This brief list is just a sample of the hundreds of sessions that provide something for everyone.


Academic Session: A Celebration of 40 Years of Multilingualism Within TESOL
Presenters: Jim Cummins, Maria Brisk, Yvonne Freeman, David Freeman, Virginia Collier, Wayne Thomas, Joan Wink
Interest Section: Bilingual Education

Acceptance of Alternative Continuing Professional Development by School Administrations
Presenters:
Robert Dickey, MaryAnn Christison, Heidi Vellenga, Thu Tran, Anne Walker, Laura Baecher, Heidi Faust, Isabela Villas Boas
Interest Sections: Program Administration; Teacher Education; English as a Foreign Language

Adopting a Collaborative Approach to Program Administration
Presenter:
Gilda Rubio-Festa
Interest Sections: Adult Education; Program Administration

Building Intercultural Competence
Presenters:
Adrian Holliday, Bonny Norton, Thomas Nakayama, Joe McVeigh
Interest Sections: Intercultural Communication; Applied Linguistics; Elementary Education

Classroom Pragmatics: Research and Best Practices for Avoiding Potential Pitfalls
Presenters:
 Veronica Sardegna, Elena Stetsenko, Tunde Csepelyi, Jim Tierney
Interest Sections: International Teaching Assistants; Speech, Pronunciation, and Listening; Intercultural Communication

Confronting Intolerance: Teaching English and a Culture of Respect
Presenters:
Salameh Bishara, Shelley Wong, Carter Winkle, Sonja Franeta, Naomi Lee, Heidi Faust
Interest Section: Social Responsibility

Creating and Choosing 21st Century Materials for Adult Education
Presenters:
Stephen Jones, Bill Bliss, Ronna Magy, Donna Price
Interest Sections: Materials Writers; Adult Education

Cultural Context in Teacher Education
Presenters:
Dawn Wink, Sandra Mercuri, J. Andrés Ramírez, Jenelle Reeves
Interest Sections: Bilingual Education; Teacher Education

Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instruction for EL Academic Success
Presenters:
Jennifer Pearsall, Sarah Lang, Helaine Marshall, Andrea DeCapua, Lydia Stack, Marybelle Marrero-Colon
Interest Section: Secondary Schools

Emerging Technologies: Managing a Changing Landscape With Mobile Technologies
Presenters:
Debbie East, Ruth Weinstein, Aaron Schwartz, Sandy Wagner, Kenneth Chyi,
Interest Section: Higher Education

English Beyond Borders: Does It Matter Where NNESTs Are From?
Presenters:
John King, Davi Reis, Nathanael Rudolph, Hayat Messekher
Interest Section: Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL

ESP in the IEP: Addressing a Range of Specific Needs
Presenters:
Ethel Swartley, Kay Westerfield, David Kertzner, Caralyn Bushey, Yinghuei Chen
Interest Sections: English for Specific Purposes; Intensive English Programs

Experiences Integrating Mobile Learning in Language Classrooms Around the Globe
Presenters:
Carla Arena, Sakina Baharom, Claire Siskin, Aaron Schwartz, Paul Daniels
Interest Sections: English as a Foreign Language; Computer-Assisted Language Learning

Explore Common Core, Sustain Successful Strategies, Renew Academic Literacy
Presenters:
Sandra Mercuri, Aida Nevarez-LaTorre, Judie Haynes
Interest Sections: Elementary Education; Bilingual Education

Exploring Priorities and Possibilities for Integrating Pronunciation into ESP Lessons
Presenters:
Najma Janjua, Shelley Staples, Colleen Meyers, Lucy Pickering, Laura Hahn, Lynda Katz-Wilner, Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker, Mei-Ling Tsai
Interest Sections: Speech, Pronunciation, and Listening; English for Specific Purposes

Exploring the Diversity of ESP and Building an Inclusive Community
Presenters:
Kristin Ekkens, Ronna Timpa, Evan Frendo, Ching-Kang Liu, Jigang Cai, Cleve Miller
Interest Section: English for Specific Purposes

Exploring the Potential of a Flipped Classroom in ESL Contexts
Presenters:
Robin Brinks Lockwood, Helaine Marshall, John Graney, Jesse Sauer
Interest Section: Intensive English Programs

Feedback 2.0: Using Audio-Visual/Digital Commentary to Improve Student Writing
Presenters:
Johanna Katchen, Larisa Olesova, Luciana de Oliveira, Alsu Gilmetdinova, Anna Grigoryan, Kay Losey, Christel  Broady
Interest Sections: Video and Digital Media; Second Language Writing

From Teacher to Teacher Educator
Presenters:
Nikki Ashcraft, Lía Kamhi Stein, Kathi Bailey, Thomas Farrell, Megan Peercy
Interest Section: Teacher Education

Helping IEP Students Develop Their Academic Writing Skills
Presenters:
Caralyn Bushey, Kyung-Hee Bae, Stephanie Vandrick, Daniela Wagner-Loera
Interest Sections: Intensive English Programs; Second Language Writing; Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL

Identity and TESOL: Directions for the Future
Presenters:
Hayriye Kayi Aydar, Patricia Duff, Bonny Norton, Kelleen Toohey
Interest Section: Applied Linguistics

Interactive Mobile Tools for the Next Generation
Presenters:
Erica Coffelt, Thomas Healy, Najma Janjua, Abraham Reshad, Gabriela Arguedas
Interest Sections: Computer-Assisted Language Learning; Video and Digital Media

Leadership in Learning Organizations Through Nurturing a Classroom Service Culture
Presenters:
Britt Johnson, Kathi Bailey, Tarana Patel, Kristin Hiller, Karen Asenavage
Interest Section: Program Administration

Moving Toward College-and-Career-Focused Adult ESOL Instruction
Presenters:
Guadalupe Valdes, Stephen Reder, Maricel Santos
Interest Section: Adult Education

On the Same Page: Teacher Education for Content Area Colleagues
Presenters:
Jenelle Reeves, Laura Salem, Anne Hubbell, Holly Tracy, Molly Williams, Carol Behel, Jennifer Gisi Himmel
Interest Sections: Teacher Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Schools

Progressive Use of Video in English Language Teaching
Presenters:
Jason Levine, Christopher Herrmann, Pamela Vittorio, Johanna Katchen, Robert Cuckler, Jennifer Lebedev, Kenneth Chi
Interest Section: Video and Digital Media

Quality Pre-K for ELLs: Why? What? and How?
Presenters:
Betty Smallwood, Karen Nemeth  
Interest Section: Elementary Education

Recent Research Regarding ITAs: Theory and Practical Implications
Presenters:
Greta Gorsuch, Dale Griffee, Thomas Nakayama, Kyoung-Ah Nam, Robert delMas
Interest Section: International Teaching Assistants

Research and Practice on Emerging Literacy for Adolescents & Adults
Presenters:
Deborah Short, Seo Hyun Park, Burna Dunn, Myrna Ann Adkins, Jen Heise, Michelle Newton
Interest Sections: Refugee Concerns; Secondary Schools

Shaping the Learning Experiences of L2 Writers Across K–16 Contexts
Presenters:
Todd Ruecker, Theresa Laquerre, Luciana de Oliveira, Ditlev Larsen, Mary Soto, Jill Jeffery
Interest Sections: Second Language Writing; Secondary Schools; Elementary Education

Social Interaction and ELT Across Settings
Presenters:
  Richard Young, Joan Kelly Hall, Gale Stam, Elaine Tarone
Interest Sections: Applied Linguistics; Speech, Pronunciation, and Listening

Teacher Education in CALL
Presenters:
Phil Hubbard, Joy Egbert, Greg Kessler, Levi McNeil
Interest Section: Computer-Assisted Language Learning

Teaching English as an International Language: Implications and Challenges
Presenters:
Aya Matsuda, Jane Hoelker, Charles Jeremy Sykes, Gabriela Kleckova
Interest Section: English as a Foreign Language

Teaching Pronunciation: What Teachers Need to Know
Presenters:
John Levis, Murray Munro, John Murphy
Interest Section: Speech, Pronunciation, and Listening

TESOL as Intercultural Communication
Presenters:
Adrian  Holliday, Ulla Connor, Ryuko Kubota, Gayle Nelson, Don Snow
Interest Section: Intercultural Communication

The Next Generation of Challenges in Authoring
Presenters:
Nick Robinson, Sarah Lynn, Lynn Bonesteel, Joe McVeigh
Interest Section: Materials Writers

Towards a More Inclusive TESOL Profession: Diverse Contexts, Collaborative Endeavors
Presenters:
Brock Brady, Seonhee Cho, Davi Reis, Elena Stetsenko, Ke Xu
Interest Sections: Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL; Teacher Education; International Teaching Assistants

U.S. Higher Education: Dreams and Realities for English Learners
Presenters:
Anne Marie Foerster Luu, Shelley Wong, Earlene Gentry, Heather Robertson, Johnnie Johnson Hafernik, Lucienne Aarsen
Interest Sections: Social Responsibility; Higher Education

Working Contexts of SLW Professionals in Higher Education
Presenters:
Junju Wang, Ryuko Kubota, Gena Bennett, Michelle Cox, Shawna Shapiro, Christine Tardy, Silvia Pessoa, Icy Lee, Fatima Esseili
Interest Section: Second Language Writing

Writing & Multilingual Student Success in Higher Education
Presenters:
Caralyn Bushey, Kenneth Janjigian, Jennifer Ritter, Tara Smith
Interest Sections: Higher Education; Intensive English Programs