Interest Section Sessions
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Academic and Intersection Sessions

All events listed here are located in the Colorado Convention Center.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

11:30 am - 1:15 pm

Intersection Session

Effective Practices for 1-on-1 Pronunciation Feedback to ITAs

112

1:00 pm–2:45 pm

Academic Sessions

Program Administration Interest Section
Best Practices in Pathway Program Administration Curriculum and Support

407

Social Responsibility Interest Section
Challenges of Social Responsibility in TESOL: Healing Along Fracture Lines

501

Material Writers Interest Section
Creating Materials in a Digital World

402

Intersection Sessions

Preparing Nonnative-English-Speaking Teachers to Challenge Language and Culture Assumptions

106

Teaching Peace Language for Turbulent Times: Empowering Immigrants and Refugees

113

Universal Design: Utilizing Technology to Enhance Accessibility in ELT Settings

712

3:00 pm-4:45 pm

Academic Sessions

Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL Interest Section
Moving Across Accents: Beyond Monolingual Bias in ELT

711 

Applied Linguistics Interest Section
Multifaceted Teacher Identities: Perspectives on Language, Race, and Professional Positioning

102

Teacher Education Interest Section
Research Into the Practices of Online Language Teacher Education

702

Intersection Sessions

Diversifying TESOL: Working Toward Inclusivity

108

Enhancing Oral Language in Pre-K–8

604

Pronunciation Assessment Guidelines and Best Practices in ITA Programs

405

Thursday, 2 April 2020

9:30 am–11:15 am 

 

Academic Sessions            

Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section
Mixed Reality, AR, and VR for Language Teaching and Learning 

712

Refugee Concerns Interest Section
Resisting Resistance:  School-Level Advocacy for Refugee-Background Learners

402

Intersection Sessions

Career Pathways in Adult ESL Education

102

The Role of English Teaching in Multilingual Contexts 

110

1:00 pm–2:45 pm

Academic Sessions

International Teaching Assistants Interest Section
ITA Programs and Internationalization: A Local Transformative Resource Approach

102

Speech, Pronunciation, and Listening Interest Section
Materials and Strategies for Teaching Intonation to ESL/EFL Learners

501

Intersection Sessions

Communicating Across Disciplines: Specific Language Instruction in Intercultural Contexts

110

Practical Approaches to Leveraging Technology in L2 Writing Instruction

712

3:00 pm-4:45 pm

Academic Sessions  

Higher Education Interest Section
Encouraging Student Engagement Through Extensive Reading

503

Supporting Students with Disabilities Interest Section
What Special Education Can Teach Us: Supporting ELs with Disabilities

702

Intersection Sessions 

Affirming Multifaceted Identities in TESOL

407

Digital Open Education Resources in EFL Contexts

712

Exploring “Good Writing” and Complexities of Cultural and Linguistic Comparisons

401

Friday, 3 April 2020

9:30 am–11:15am

Academic Sessions

 

Elementary Education Interest Section
Engaging Families in Early Childhood: Connecting Research, Theory, and Practice 

506

Bilingual-Multilingual Education
Teaching Content-Area Classes in Bi- and Multilingual Programs 

407

Intersection Sessions 

 

Critical Theory and Critical Pedagogy: Bridging the Gap

113

Innovating and Adapting Programs and Materials When Everything is Changing

107

New Global Trends in General and Specific English Language Instruction 

402

Pursuing Social Justice in TESOL

303

 

2:00 pm–3:45 pm

Academic Sessions

Second Language Writing Interest Section
Diversity in L2 Writing: Creating Inclusive Pedagogical and Administrative Approaches 

702

English for Specific Purposes Interest Section
Entrepreneurs/Intrapreneurs: ESP Practitioners Share Experiences and Adjustments to Changing Times 

502 

Adult Education Interest Section
Mitigating the Icy Effects 

303 

Intersection Sessions

Developing Effective Materials for Adolescent and Adult Emergent Readers

113

Training ESOL Teachers to Support Students With Disabilities

610

3:00 pm–4:45 pm

Academic Sessions

Intercultural Communication Interest Section
"Good" Interculturality: Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice 

102 

English as a Foreign Language Interest Section
Understanding EFL as Multilingual Practice 

304

Intersection Session

Preparing Educators for Family and Community Engagement With Bilingual Families

104