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Pre- and Postconvention Institutes

Practical Workshops for English Language Teaching Professionals


Pre- and Postconvention institutes (PCIs) offer in-depth, hands-on professional development at the TESOL convention. Selected by the Professional Development Committee, these workshops are designed and led by experts in the field. The topics address the professional development needs that convention planners and past PCI participants have identified. Topics this year include content-based instruction, computer-assisted language learning, pronunciation, writing, materials development, and much more.

PCIs take place Tuesday, 19 March; Wednesday, 20 March; and Saturday, 23 March.  Space is limited, so register early—and take advantage of early registration prices.  Half-day PCIs are $125 for TESOL members and $155 for nonmembers; full-day PCIs are $175 for TESOL members and $205 for nonmembers. All PCIs include handouts.

You do not have to register for the convention to participate, but you must register for each PCI you plan to attend.  Questions may be directed to edprograms@tesol.org

Tuesday, 19 March


Tuesday Full Descriptions

Full Day, 9 am–4 pm


1. Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Strategies for Separating Difference and Disability
Presenter: Catherine Collier, CrossCultural Developmental Education Services, Ferndale, Washington, USA

2. Common Core: A Framework for Making Standards Accessible to ELLs
Presenters: Amy King, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Mary Bridgforth, Springdale Public Schools, Springdale, Arkansas, USA
Diane August, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC, USA
Rosie Garcia-Belina, MidContinent Comprehensive Center, Irving, Texas, USA
Jennifer Shackles, Southwest Regional Professional Development Center, Springfield, Missouri, USA

3. Weaving Motivational Moments Into Language Teaching
Presenters: Neil J. Anderson, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
Paul Cave, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
Shelby Werner, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

4. Haptic Integration of English Pronunciation Instruction
Presenters: William Acton, Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Michael Burri, British Columbia Institute of Technology, British Columbia, Canada
Brian Teaman, Osaka Women’s University, Osaka, Japan
Karen Rauser, the University of British Columbia Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada
Angelina VanDyke, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada
Nate Kielstra, Trinity Western Unversity, British Columbia, Canada
Amanda Baker, Wollongong University, Australia 

5. Writing Center and ESOL Cross-Talk: Collaboration, Understanding, and Teaching
Presenters: Jennifer Ritter, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Katie Manchester Ha, Skyline College and University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
Jennifer Staben, College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois, USA
Tara Smith, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Half Day, 1 pm–5 pm

6. Using Short Stories to Expand Critical Thinking and Language Learning
Presenter: Sybil Marcus, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

7. Applying Self-Regulated Learning Principles in the Language Classroom
Presenters: Norman Evans, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
Maureen Andrade, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, USA

8. From Knowing to Doing: Joint Framework for Intelligibility and Independence (canceled)
Presenters: Marnie Reed, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Christina Michaud, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

9. Intercultural Competence in ESOL Classrooms: Framework and Implications for Educators
Presenter: Darla K. Deardorff, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA

10. Tips and Tricks to Tame the Microsoft Office Beast
Presenters: Thomas Robb, Kyoto Sangyo University, Osaka, Japan
Deborah Healey, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA

Half Day, 5 pm–9 pm

11. Implementing Collaborative Learning Activities Using Microsoft Office Publisher
Presenters: Miralynn Malupa-Kim, Defense Language Institute-English Language Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Maria Sri Rosarioningrum, Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, Virginia, USA

12. Little Children, Big Challenge: Appropriate ESL Supports for Preschool Students
Presenter: Karen Nemeth, Language Castle, LLC, Newtown, Pennsylvania, USA

13. How to Establish a Newcomer Program (canceled)
Presenters: Brenda Custodio, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Judith B. O’Loughlin, Language Matters Education Consultants, LLC, San Ramon, California, USA

14. Assessment 101: From Fundamentals to Closing the Loop
Presenter: Maureen Snow Andrade, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, USA


Wednesday, 20 March


Wednesday Full Descriptions

Full Day, 9 am–4 pm

15. Assessment Literacy for Language Teaching: What Every Teacher Should Know (canceled)
Presenter: Eddy White, Center for English as a Second Language, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

16. What’s Different About Teaching Reading to English Language Learners?
Presenters: Lisa Tabaku, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC, USA

17. Essentials of Pronunciation Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Linda Grant, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Donna Brinton, Soka University of America, Los Angeles (retired), California, USA
Carolyn Quarterman, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

18. Reaching Our Multilevel, Multifaceted ESL Students (canceled)
Presenters: Rob Jenkins, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, California, USA
Staci Johnson, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, California, USA

19. Balanced Literacy for Beginning Adolescent Readers
Presenters: Sharon Widmayer, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Nancy Batchelder, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Michelle Campiglia, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Debby Pettit, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

20. Activating Second Language Skills With “Process Drama” (canceled)
Presenters: Leslie Sapp, University of Florida English Language Institute (UFELI), Gainesville, Florida, USA
Gary Carkin, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
Shin-Mei Kao, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Jessica Davis, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
Fernanda Molla, Buen Ayre School, Buenos Aires, Argentina

21. Reflecting on Practice (canceled)
Presenter: Thomas S. C. Farrell, Brock University, Ontario, Canada
        
Half Day, 8 am–12 pm

22. Grammar, Pronunciation, and Vocabulary Games: Engaging and Effective
Presenter: Christina Cavage, Savannah College of Arts and Design, Savannah, Georgia, USA

23. Advancing Reading Proficiency in Adolescent ELLs (canceled)
Presenters: Nancy Cloud, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Amanda Sox Agudelo, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Judah Lakin, KIPP King Collegiate, San Lorenzo, California, USA

24. C.O.R.E. Strategies for ELLs: Take This Workshop Home With You! (canceled)
Presenters: Maria G. Dove, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York, USA
Andrea Honigsfeld, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York, USA

25. Wikis: Creating Collaborative Learning Spaces
Presenters: Sandy Wagner, Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California, USA
Christine Bauer-Ramazani, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont, USA
Skip Gole, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland, USA
Maria Tomeho-Palermino, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Jack Watson, University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick, Canada

Half Day, 1 pm–5 pm

26. Using Technology to Achieve Excellence in Vocabulary Learning
Presenters: Mark Wolfersberger, Brigham Young University, Laie, Hawaii, USA
Aubrey Bronson, Brigham Young University, Laie, Hawaii, USA
Ellen Bunker, Brigham Young University, Laie, Hawaii, USA
Amanda Wallace, Brigham Young University, Laie, Hawaii, USA

27. Academic Urgency: Discourse Across Content Using WIDA and Common Core
Presenters: Molly Ross, Malden Public Schools, Malden, Massachusetts, USA
Jen McCabe, Malden Public Schools, Malden, Massachusetts, USA

28. Classroom Assessment: Supporting Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Liying Cheng, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
Andy Curtis, Anaheim University, Anaheim, California, USA

29. Creating a Positive Learning Environment for Beginning ELLs
Presenters: Judie Haynes, everythingESL.net, Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA
Debbie Zacarian, Center for English Language Education, the Collaborative for Educational Services, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

30. Practical Thoughts for a Principled Online Pedagogy
Presenters: Gabriel Diaz-Maggioli, the New School University, New York, New York, USA
Lesley Painter-Farrell, the New School University, New York, New York, USA

Saturday, 23 March


Saturday Full Descriptions

Half Day, 2 pm–6 pm


31. Blending TESOL PreK–12 and Common Core Standards for Academic Success
Presenters: Judith B. O’Loughlin, Language Matters Education Consultants, LLC, San Ramon, California, USA
Lynore Carnuccio, The Language Company, Edmond, Oklahoma, USA

32. Teaching Beginner and Intermediate ELLs With Tellable Picture Books
Presenters: Ana Lado, Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Jessica Zapata, Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Lourdes Lanzas, Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Andrea Bermudez, Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Candice Dangora, Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia, USA

33. Techniques for Teacher Observation, Coaching, and Conferencing
Presenter: Christopher Stillwell, University of California, Irvine, USA

34. Incorporating Fun, Meaningful Games Into ESL Classes: Why and How
Presenter: Karen Hilgeman, Intensive English Institute, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, USA

35. The Power of Music and Song for English Language Development
Presenter: Kristin Lems, National Louis University, Skokie, Illinois, USA