Monday, 4 April 2016
Baltimore Convention Center, Maryland, USA
An interactive education program for primary and secondary mainstream and ESL teachers and administrators
TESOL invites all PreK-12 teachers and administrators to join a group of distinguished ESL experts for a day of interactive training at TESOL’s PreK–12 Day in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
PreK-12 Day is designed to equip attendees with new strategies and resources for working with English language learners (ELLs).
Sessions for 2016 focus on dialogic teaching and learning, project-based learning, teaching math and science, implementing standards, and much more. Participants will enjoy a late-morning keynote by Giselle Lundy-Ponce from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), followed by lunch. The day will conclude with a panel discussion on teaching ELLs living with trauma and chronic stress.
Giselle Lundy-Ponce, American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC, USA
All Together Now: The Need for Collaboration and Activism in Pre-K–Higher Education Classrooms
This keynote address focuses on why we must foster collaboration between ESL and content educators. Too often, the ESL faculty are the sole crusaders for our ELLs. It can be exhausting and lead to educator burnout. It doesn’t have to be this way. Let’s get others on our bandwagon!
has been working in the field of Pre-K–12 education policy and advocacy for the last 22 years. Currently, her work focuses on policy and research analysis for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and she leads the AFT’s work on ELLs and Latino student achievement. Her other areas of policy expertise include teacher evaluation, early childhood education, and academic standards. Prior to her work at the AFT, she developed and directed programs in the fields of youth development, teacher professional development, and community-school collaborations in Washington, DC, and San Francisco in the United States. She has served as a foundation program officer, director of a citywide AmeriCorps volunteer program, and a school principal.
Ms. Lundy-Ponce holds a BA in political science from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, USA, and an MA in education policy and evaluation from Stanford University, California, USA.
Reaching ELLs Living With Trauma and Chronic Stress
A significant number of English learners experience trauma and chronic stress. The panelists will discuss how to incorporate an empathetic approach and provide a safe, trusting, and welcoming environment. They will include information about policies and practices to support this growing population while helping educators to combat compassion fatigue.
Debbie Zacarian, Zacarian & Associates, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Judie Haynes, Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA
Laura Lukens, North Kansas City Schools, Kansas City, Missouri, USA