Spotlight Sessions for 2007 Convention

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Multinational Contexts Addressing Adolescent Second Language Literacy
Helping New Writers Get PUblished in Essential Teacher
Write What You Know
Bilingual Education Programs Produce Fluent English Speakers
Reauthorization of ESEA/NCLB and ELL Literacy Research
Locally Inspired Approaches to ELT in Africa
Preparing All Teachers to Teach English Language Learners
From Understanding to Using the PreK-12 Standards
Negotiating Language Learner Identities in Changing Times

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Research as Transformation of Knowledge, Practice, and Policy
Reconceptualizing the Contemporary English Language Learner
Rising Tide for English in Central Europe
Sequencing of Grammatical Categories
Achieving Excellence in Public Speaking Among Our Students
Fostering Dialogues and Collaboration Between ESOL and K–12 Teacher Educators
Academic Writing and How to Grow Vocabulary

Friday, March 23, 2007

TESOL Across the Years: Issues and Actions
World Englishes on the Winds of Change
Tides of Change in the Arabian Gulf
Facilitating Grammar Learning Without Oversimplifying the Rules
Student Myths About ESL/EFL Academic Writing
Transforming Instruction: TESOL's PreK Through 12 Standards
Cross-Cultural Lessons from An Immigrant Class
The Power of the Internet
Interpreter of Human Spirit
Career Focused Afghan Literacy and EFL Programs

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Changing From Language Teacher to Language Planner

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Sequencing of Grammatical Categories
Presenters: Marianne Celce-Murcia, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA & American University of Armenia, Armenia
Zev bar-Lev, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA
Bill van Patten, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA

Multinational Contexts Addressing Adolescent Second Language Literacy
Presenters: Denise Murray, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Deborah Short, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC, USA
Constant Leung, King’s College London, London, England
Maaike Hajer, University of Professional Education, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Helping New Writers Get Published in Essential Teacher
Presenters: To be announced

Write What You Know
Presenters: Beth Witt, Chinle Elementary School, Chinle, Arizona, USA

Bilingual Education Programs Produce Fluent English Speakers
Presenters: David Freeman, University of Texas at Brownsville, San Benito, Texas, USA
Yvonne Freeman, University of Texas at Brownsville, San Benito, Texas, USA

Reauthorization of ESEA/NCLB and ELL Literacy Research
Presenters:Mary Lou McCloskey, Educo Teacher Development & Curriculum Design, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Beth Arnow, Gwinnett County Schools Instructional Support Center, Suwanee, Georgia, USA
James Crawford, independent author on language and education policy, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Sarah Hudelson, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Lois M. Meyer, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Wayne Wright, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Locally Inspired Approaches to ELT in Africa
Presenters: Ruth Petzold, U.S. Department of State, Dakar, Senegal
Other presenters to be announced.

Preparing All Teachers to Teach English Language Learners
Presenters: Kathleen Leos, Assistant Deputy Secretary, Office of English Language Acquisition, U.S. Department of Education

From Understanding to Using the PreK–12 Standards
Presenters: Betty Ansin Smallwood, Center for Applied Linguistics, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Judith O’Loughlin, San Ramon, California, USA
other presenters to be announced

Negotiating Language Learner Identities in Changing Times
Presenters: Bonny Norton, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Research as Transformation of Knowledge, Practice, and Policy
Presenters: Simon Borg, University of Leeds, Leeds, England
Anne Burns, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Angela Creese, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England
Julian Edge, University of Manchester, Manchester, England
Dudley Reynolds, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
Constant Leung, King’s College London, London, England

Reconceptualizing the Contemporary English Language Learner
Presenters: Suresh Canagarajah, Baruch College, New York, New York, USA
Tracey Derwing, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
Jennifer Jenkins, King’s College, London, England
Steven Talmy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Patricia Duff, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Rising Tide for English in Central Europe
Presenters: Delegates from Ukraine, Georgia, Hungary, and Bulgaria

Achieving Excellence in Public Speaking Among Our Students
Presenters: John Schmidt, Texas International Education Consortium, Austin, Texas, USA
Christine Coombe, Dubai Men’s College, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Fostering Dialogues and Collaboration Between ESOL and K–12 Teacher Educators
Presenters: Hema Ramanathan, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, USA
Donald Freeman, School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
Margo Gottieb, Illinois Resource Center, Des Plaines, Illinois, USA
Judy Sharkey, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA
Tamara Lucas, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, USA; Ken Zeichner, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Academic Writing and How to Grow Vocabulary
Presenters: Eli Hinkel, Seattle University, Redmond, Washington, USA

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Friday, March 23, 2007


TESOL Across the Years: Issues and Actions
Presenters: Joan Morley, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

World Englishes on the Winds of Change
Presenters: Peter H. Lowenberg, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, USA
Cecil L. Nelson, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
Jamie Shinhee, Lee, University of Michigan, Dearborn, Michigan, USA

Tides of Change in the Arabian Gulf
Presenters: Mark S. Algren, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Christine Coombe, Dubai Men’s College, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Other presenters to be announced

Facilitating Grammar Learning Without Oversimplifying the Rules
Presenters: Elizabeth M. Riddle, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, USA

Student Myths About ESL/EFL Academic Writing
Presenters: Joy Reid, Maui Community College, Kihei, Hawaii, USA

Transforming Instruction: TESOL's PreK Through 12 Standards
Presenters: Margo Gottlieb, Illinois Resource Center, Des Plaines, Illinois, USA
Lynore Carnuccio, ESL-Ets Educational Consultants, Yukon, Oklahoma, USA
Anne Katz, School for International Training, San Francisco, California, USA
Gisela Ernst-Slavit, Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington, USA

Cross-Cultural Lessons from An Immigrant Class
Presenters: Jeff Libman, Truman College, Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Power of the Internet
Presenters: Dave Sperling, Dave’s ESL Café, Northridge, California, USA

Interpreter of Human Spirit
Presenter: Gerald McDemett, Marina del Rey, California, USA

Career Focused Afghan Literacy and EFL Programs
Presenters: Suzanne Griffin, Save the Children USA, Afghanistan CO
Lisa Deyo, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Sherwali Wardak, Agriculture and Health Development Organization, Kabul, Afghanistan
Patricia McLaughlin, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Changing From Language Teacher to Language Planner
Presenters: William G. Eggington, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
Norman Evans, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

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