PRE- AND POSTCONVENTION INSTITUTES (PCIS)

Saturday, 9 April

Half Day, 8 am–12 pm

27. Mentoring Beyond Borders: Expanding the World of Quality Mentors
Target Audience: All ESOL professionals
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Mentoring can maintain standards and help new hires and current teachers adjust to new teaching demands. Through practice, using the proper tools, and follow-up training, the mentoring process can be optimized to its fullest potential. Presenters lead attendees through the process of effective mentoring.

Presenters: Julie Doty, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA
Kelly Healey, Amplify, Cranston, Rhode Island, USA 
Lisa Hollinger, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA 
Karen Lioy, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA

28. Developing Contextualized, Genre-Based, Reading-Into-Writing Activities
Target Audience: Secondary and college/university ESL/EFL academic literacy instructors or curriculum designers, especially for high intermediate and advanced learners
Skill Level: Some experience teaching literacies and/or teacher training and familiarity with writing process practices

After a (re)introduction to English for specific purposes and rhetorical genre studies pedagogies, participants are actively engaged in five stages of a reading-into-writing process: analyzing a writing prompt, investigating prior genre knowledge, viewing a text as situated, making a plan for writing to the prompt, and preparing framing sentences for a first draft.

Presenter: Ann M. Johns, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA

29. Promoting Language and Literacy by Pairing Fiction and Nonfiction Texts
Target Audience: K–8 ESOL, bilingual, or content teachers
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Participants practice pairing fiction and nonfiction texts in order to promote a host of critical language and literacy skills for ELLs in Grades K–8. Using text sets built around science and social studies themes tied to national content standards, participants sample a range of strategies for advancing students’ language and literacy skills while exploring motivating content-area themes.

Presenter: Nancy Cloud (retired), Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

30. Creating an Integrated Instructional Program to Support All Newcomer Needs
Target Audience: K–12 ESOL instructors and administrators
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

The needs of newcomers can be all-encompassing. Learn how one school addressed the needs of beginning ELL students by applying Maslow's hierarchy of social and emotional needs through school-based and community-assisted systems, creating a positive learning environment for students to feel safe and access grade-level curriculum. This opens the door for a strong instructional program.

Presenters: Jennifer Santiago, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Karyn Niles, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia, USA 
Cassandra Eatmon, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

31. Using Songs and Music Effectively in Time-Tested and Brand New Ways
Target Audience: All ESOL professionals
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

ESL teachers are aware of the power of music and song in teaching English as a new language—but they may not know all of the amazing ways music supports the learner's progress. This PCI demonstrates a wide range of activities, including all four domains, content area, and genre study, and even CCSS planning and test preparation. Come ready for interaction and inspiration.

Presenter: Kristin Lems, Evanston, Illinois, USA