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  • [S]Taboo or Not Taboo? It's All in the Question
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    By Hugh Dellar | 02 Aug 2018
    Resource Description: In writing and training, the presenter has found that so-called taboo subjects and language are often censored in the name of cultural diversity. In this thought-provoking session, he will argue that this is often the result of cultural stereotyping and the infantalization of students. The presenter will claim that ‘taboos’ are not taboo when teachers’ primary focus is on language (not issues) and when teachers help students express their own ideas.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]The 6 Principles for English Learner Success
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    By Deborah J. Short and Andrea B. Hellman | 25 May 2018
    Resource Description: This virtual seminar offers an overview of the 6 core principles for exemplary teaching of English learners and their applications to classrooms, programs, and schools. Presenters share the rationale for the 6 Principles, describe effective instructional and assessment practices that support them, explain optimal conditions for English language learning, and discuss how to use 6Ps for school improvement. Participants have opportunities to ask questions and provides ideas for implementation in their educational settings.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Teaching To Strengths: Supporting Students Living With Trauma
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    By Debbie Zacarian, Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz, and Judie Haynes | 09 May 2018
    Resource Description: An epic number of students worldwide are being impacted by adverse childhood experiences. English language learners may experience these phenomena as refugees, undocumented citizens, unaccompanied minors, and survivors of war, civil strife, natural disasters, and more. In contrast to looking at “what is absent” in the lives of these students and their families, the presenters introduce instructional and school-wide approaches that acknowledge the many assets they bring.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Integrating Social Justice Into Teacher Education & Classroom
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    By Peter Sakura, Judy Sharkey, Carolyn Lethaby, and Raichle Farrelly | 18 Apr 2018
    Resource Description: A diverse panel of TESOL experts, Peter Sakura, Judy Sharkey, Carolyn Lethaby, and Raichle Farrelly, will share international and US-based research and practice to address the integration of social justice topics into pre-service and in-service teacher education. Topics include community-based pedagogies, social justice during the pre-service practicum experience, infusing social justice in teacher preparation for interrupted formal education and refugee-background students, and dispelling gender myths during teacher preparation.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Why Educators Need Equity Literacy More Than Cultural Competence
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    By Paul Gorski | 14 Mar 2018
    Resource Description: One of the weaknesses of many common “diversity” frameworks in the United States is that they are built around vague notions of “culture” rather than strong commitments to equity. The result is a network of equity initiatives that are no real threat to inequity. In this session I will discuss the equity literacy framework — a framework for strengthening educators literacy related to equity. Its key principle is that there is no path to equity that does not involve a direct confrontation with inequity. The presenter will discuss what equity work looks like when it is really designed to be a threat to the existence of inequity.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Teaching Languages within an Intercultural Perspective Approaches and Insights from Practice
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    By Michelle Kohler | 28 Feb 2018
    Resource Description: While a great deal of theorizing of intercultural approaches to language teaching has emerged in recent decades, there remains limited understanding and examples of how it may be realized in practice. The aim of this seminar is to examine approaches and examples from practice, considering how teachers of languages attend to an intercultural perspective, and how they enact their role as mediators, a role that presents a number of challenges.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Teaching from Within: Personal Development for Teaching Success
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    By | 10 Jan 2018
    Resource Description: As teachers, our attitudes, emotions, and motivations define how we approach our professional roles. As Palmer (2007, p. 1) states, “we teach who we are’. In this webinar, we will focus on our professional well-being and specific steps we can take to ensure we are in the best possible frame of mind to teach to the best of our abilities in a sustainable way. 
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Observing Teachers & Facilitating Their Growth Through Conferences
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    By Christopher Stillwell | 08 Nov 2017
    Resource Description: Observation and conferencing can be extremely effective for promoting the growth of any teacher, from novices to seasoned experts. However, without a principled approach, opportunities for improvement can be lost and damage can be done. This virtual seminar will examine the stages of teacher observation and the principles that make it most effective, from pre-observation conversations to post-observation conferences and beyond.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Creating & Using Videos for English Language Teaching
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    By Suzi Lee and Elke Stappert | 01 Nov 2017
    Resource Description: With the increase of great videos from online sources such as MOOCs, TED, YouTube Channels, and other useful sites, more and more educators and learners of language are relying on video and audio as their main source of language input. Additionally, the development of smartphones and other mobile devices have made taking and sharing good quality videos easier than ever. So through this seminar, the presenter will guide you through some DIY (do-it-yourself) methods to create your own simple but useful videos for your English language teaching environment. These videos could be used for effective instructional purposes, student projects, as well as for your own professional development.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Pronunciation Boot Camp: Practical Ideas for Teaching Pronunciation
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    By Marla Yoshida | 25 Oct 2017
    Resource Description: Does pronunciation teaching seem like a mysterious subject requiring extensive theoretical and technical knowledge? This seminar brings pronunciation teaching down to earth with practical tips for introducing and practicing both individual sounds and the musical aspects of pronunciation, such as word stress and intonation. The presenter will discuss setting realistic goals, introducing and practicing pronunciation in multi-sensory ways, and integrating pronunciation into other areas of language teaching.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Vocabulary Riches for Young Learners
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    By Caroline Linse | 18 Oct 2017
    Resource Description: Vocabulary learning is a pivotal part of any language development program for young learners both in their home and additional languages.  In this webinar we will briefly cover the importance of vocabulary development for young and very young learners as well as what it means to know a word. We will also explore a wide variety of classroom techniques that will  help children make personal and cognitive connections to the words.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Using Humor to Enhance Language and Culture Instruction
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    By John Rucynski, Jr. | 13 Sep 2017
    Resource Description: This webinar offers a lively balance of the why and how of using humor in English language teaching. The presenter starts with an overview of current research about humor in language education and follows with practical demonstrations of a range of ways to include humor in the language teaching classroom. Finally, the presenter offers suggestions for the future of research on humor in English language education.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Tools for Addressing the Language Demands of Academic Interaction and Collaboration
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    By Kate Kinsella | 17 May 2017
    Resource Description: A primary goal of US college and career readiness initiatives is to ensure students in K-12 schooling and beyond develop the verbal skills to communicate effectively in diverse academic and professional settings. Orchestrating classroom interactions that significantly improve students’ language and literacy skills is both a science and an art. Simply providing text-dependent questions and opportunities to collaborate with peers will not yield impressive linguistic results. Students at every age and English proficiency level serve to gain from informed guidance in targeted language to achieve a range of communicative goals within lesson interactions, from articulating and justifying claims to restating and comparing. Drawing on extensive experience serving under-resourced youths and English learners in K-12 classrooms and college, the presenter details the language demands posed by classroom collaboration and discussion and provides practical guidance and resources to help all students become more agile and confident communicators.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Practical Tips for Integrating Pronunciation into your Lessons
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    By Tamara Jones, John Levis, Marnie Reed, and Minah Woo | 22 Feb 2017
    Resource Description: Incorporating pronunciation instruction into other skills benefits not only students’ speaking abilities, but also their vocabulary acquisition, listening skills, grammatical accuracy, and reading proficiency.  However, instructors rarely have the luxury of teaching stand-alone pronunciation lessons.  In this webinar, the speakers suggest practical ways for all teachers to integrate pronunciation into all of their lessons.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]The Critical Role of Perception in Second Language Listening
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    By John Field | 16 Nov 2016
    Resource Description: The methods widely adopted in L2 instruction focus attention on the outcomes of listening rather than tackling the causes of comprehension failure. This presentation aims to enhance understanding of a) the various cognitive processes that contribute to competent listening; and b) the characteristics of natural  English speech that create perceptual  difficulties for L2 listeners. There will be suggestions as to how this information can feed into intensive listening practice that actively assists progress.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]An Overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act: What TESOL Educators Need to Know
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    By Ellen Fern | 01 Nov 2016
    Resource Description: In Decemeber 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law, replacing the No Child Left Behind Act. ESSA brings sweeping policy changes to the K-12 arena that all educators should be aware of. With a primary focus on the changes to Title I and Title III, this webinar will provide a broad overview of the law and how it affects English learners and TESOL professionals.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Translanguaging Pedagogy in TESOL Classrooms
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    By Tatyana Kleyn, Kate Menken, Maite Sanchez | 19 Oct 2016
    Resource Description: This session will give participants an overview of translanguaging theory – which is the flexible and dynamic use of students’ language repertoires to support learning English and content areas, as well as to develop home language practices in schools.  Examples from K-12 classrooms, along with their impact on teaching and learning in ESL settings will be provided and analyzed.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Generation 1.5 - Reaching Them, Teaching Them
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    By Eileen M. Cotter | 21 Sep 2016
    Resource Description: While the success of Generation 1.5 students has been recognized as a growing challenge for our colleges and universities since the term was first applied to these L2 US high school graduates in 1999, how higher-education institutions can respond to their needs most effectively has not been widely understood. This seminar will cover questions in defining, assessing, supporting and teaching this significant population.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Flipping the ELT Classroom With Technology
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    By Christel Broady | 24 Aug 2016
    Resource Description: In this webinar, participants reflect upon the reasons why flipped classrooms make sense for language teaching classes in the context of language teaching methodologies.  They further learn how flipped classrooms can assist teachers to connect better with their learners.  Participants also learn about essential steps of flipping their language classrooms for better language mastery and student motivation. 
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Incorporating Human Rights Education (HRE) into the EFL Classroom
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    By Daniel Lopez | 03 Aug 2016
    Resource Description: During this innovative seminar, the overlap between Language and Social Justice will be explored. The presenter introduces the theory behind Human Rights Education (HRE), and also demonstrates how the practice of teaching human rights can enrich and empower English Language Learners of all ages. Participants acquire creative ideas for making their classroom instruction more relevant to real-world events.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars