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Tuesday, 12 March

Full Day, 9 am–4 pm

16. Teaching and Tutoring Emergent Readers With Refugee Backgrounds

Target Audience: All ESOL professionals who work with refugees
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

This interactive workshop addresses practical approaches to teaching language and literacy to adult emergent readers with refugee backgrounds. Presenters address theories and best practices for supporting adults who are learning ESL while also becoming literate for the first time.

Presenters: Amanda Shufflebarger Snell, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Kate Van Roekel, Literacy Connects, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Jenna A. Altherr Flores, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Lissa Fogel, Pima Community College REP, Tucson, Arizona, USA

17. More Than “Making It Work:” Coteaching in Multilingual, Elementary Classrooms

Target Audience: Elementary ESL and classroom teachers, building coaches, administrators, teacher educators
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

General education and ESL teachers can collaborate for the benefit of all students. With special attention to universal design for learning, this workshop features tips, techniques, and strategies for effectively implementing coteaching in the multilingual general education classroom. Participants learn ways to support the language and content learning of all students.

Presenters: Jackie Ridley, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Lindsay Slater, Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio, State Support Team 3, Independence, Ohio, USA

18. Essentials of Pronunciation Teaching and Learning

Target Audience: All ESOL professionals
Skill Level: Teachers with limited preparation in teaching pronunciation

Through explanations and demonstrations, participants gain skill and confidence in meeting the challenges of teaching pronunciation to learners from a variety of backgrounds. Participants are familiarized with the core features of pronunciation along with techniques for addressing those elements of speech that have the most impact on overall intelligibility.

Presenters: Donna M. Brinton, Educational Consultant, Beverly Hills, California, USA
Lynn Henrichsen, Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Tamara Jones, Howard Community College, Columbia, Maryland, USA
Colleen Meyers, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Carolyn Quarterman, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

19. Motivation, Participation, and Ongoing All-Skills Practice via Process Drama

Target Audience: All ESOL professionals
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Recent brain-based research indicates that motivation, imagination, emotion, and movement vastly accelerate second language acquisition. Process drama integrates these elements into extended, multiepisode, improvisational drama encounters to develop speaking, listening, grammar, and literacy skills while promoting critical thinking, reflection, and learner engagement. 

Presenters: Leslie Sapp, Creative Minds International Public Charter School, Takoma Park, Maryland, USA
Gary Carkin, Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, New Hampshire, USA
Judith Trupin, Literacy Assistance Center, New York, New York, USA

20. Planning for the Success of ELLs in Academic Content Classes: What Works?

Target Audience: Pre-K–12 teachers and ESOL educators
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Participants examine research-based strategies and approaches to assist ELLs in meeting rigorous grade-level standards. Participants gain a deeper understanding of how language development affects instruction and learning at different proficiency levels and experience a variety of strategies and modifications that can be strategically applied to lesson plans as a way to foster EL achievement in content classes.

Presenter: Giselle Lundy-Ponce, American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC, USA

Half Day, 8 am–12 pm

21. The GO TO Strategies: Guiding Teachers to Scaffold Content Language

Target Audience: K–12 ESOL educators
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

This workshop provides hands-on experience with instructional strategy resources for teachers of ELLs. The GO TO Strategies help teachers create scaffolded lessons that connect with language proficiency levels and research-based principles. Participants become familiar with the GO TO Strategies resources and participate in strategy demonstrations throughout the workshop.

Presenters: Laura Lukens, North Kansas City Schools, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Linda New Levine, ESL/EFL Consultant, Vero Beach, Florida, USA
Betty Ansin Smallwood, Succeeding With ELLs, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

22. Jump-Start Flipped Learning: From Nuts ‘n Bolts to Creative Implementation

Target Audience: All ESOL professionals
Skill Level: Familiarity with basic computer skills, presentation tools (e.g., Google slides or PowerPoint), and navigating the web. 

Getting started with flipped learning poses challenges. This device-agnostic workshop lets participants jump into flipping with the presenters as guides. Six recommendations for teachers interested in flipping are provided, along with resources for follow-up. Participants should bring a lesson to flip and a mobile device. We'll be creating together!

Presenters: Heather Parris, NYSED Regional Bilingual-ENL Resource Network @ Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Wheatley Heights, New York, USA
Helaine Marshall, Long Island University/Hudson, Purchase, New York, USA

23. Teachers’ Narratives: Sharing Classroom Experiences as Professional Development

Target Audience: All ESOL professionals
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

In this workshop, participants learn to use role-swapping techniques involving teachers’ narratives and storytelling, easily incorporated into classroom teachers’ routines, to feel empowered and connected to the greater global network of teachers. This is essential especially for language teachers, where linguistic and teaching developments intertwine and support each other.

Presenter: Melanie Rockenhaus, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy

24. Using Music and Song to Teach ESL

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 learners’ progress. This PCI demonstrates a wide range of activities, including content area, genre study, all four domains, and the area of communicative competence. Come ready for interaction and inspiration.

Presenter: Kristen Lems, National Louis University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

25. Get Them Talking: Using Cooperative Learning to Increase Academic Language

Target Audience: All ESOL professionals
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Participants actively engage in cooperative learning activities that have been found to increase academic language usage and listening skills. Participants will be able to return to their classroom and immediately use these activities to help their students.

Presenters: Marie Loper Maxwell, Texas A & M–Commerce, North Richland Hills, Texas, USA
Lisa Loper, Independent, North Richland Hills, Texas, USA

Half Day, 1 pm–5 pm

26. Effective Lesson Observation: More Than Meets the Eye

Target Audience: Program directors, supervisors, mentors, peer coaches, department heads, deputy principals, teacher educators
Skill Level: Some experience in lesson observation

Lesson observation is one of the most pervasive tools for teacher evaluation. In this workshop, participants explore the map and the compass metaphors for lesson observation. The premise of both tools is that, by working with the observed person’s agenda, the observer can cognitively coach their development toward more focused teaching.

Presenter: Gabriel H. Diaz Maggioli, CLAEH University, Montevideo, Uruguay

27. A Systematic Approach to Teaching Vocabulary and Lexical Chunks

Target Audience: ESOL teachers of adult learners
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

This workshop demonstrates a systematic way of presenting vocabulary and lexical chunks. Participants engage in activities for presenting vocabulary, checking understanding, presenting and practicing lexical chunks, and reviewing vocabulary. Throughout, participants are encouraged to consider how to implement these practices in their own classes.

Presenter: Curt Reese, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA

28. Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living With Trauma and Stress

Target Audience: All ESOL educators
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Teaching the ever-growing population of ELLs living with adversity requires a physical environment where students feel safe, continuous asset-based relationship building, students’ voices in shaping their social and academic learning, and instruction that is connected to students’ lives. Participants interactively explore strategies for instruction using strengths-based practices.

Presenters: Debbie Zacarian, Zacarian and Associates, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz, Consultant, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA
Judie Haynes, Consultant, Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA

29. Long-Term ELs: Strategies for Shared Responsibility Across Content Areas

Target Audience: Elementary and secondary teachers, teacher trainers, higher education instructors
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Participants interactively practice research-based strategies in the languages of math, history and social science, and science, and draft how to empower every teacher to teach with language learning in mind, especially for long-term ELs and those with little formal schooling. A multitude of support materials are provided. 

Presenter: Elizabeth Hartung-Cole, Retired, Topsham, Maine, USA

30. Scaffolding Information Literacy Skills by Flipping in the EAP Classroom

Target Audience: Instructors and curriculum designers of academic English programs (EAP​ or IEP) and adult ESL programs
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Information literacy skills are fundamental to student success in the U.S. classroom and can present challenges for international students. This workshop introduces ESL practitioners and curriculum designers to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and demonstrates techniques to scaffold information literacy skills into instruction utilizing the flipped classroom model.

Presenters: Beatrix Burghardt, Texas A& M University, College Station, Texas, USA
Christina Wray, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA