A carefully structured, hands-on, professional development activity. They are one-hour long and will be run at the scheduled time on the virtual convention platform. Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited to 40 attendees.

*Note: All sessions and presenters are subject to change. All times listed are in US eastern time.

Live Workshops

Thursday, 25 March

6:00 AM – 7:00 AM

  • Designing Creative Writing Activities for the ESL Classroom (Megan Connolly)

7:00 AM – 8 :00 AM

  • Jump-Start Your Online Teaching: The Synchronous Online Flipped Learning Approach (Helaine Marshall)

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

  • Developing Attentive Listening Skills for Productive Academic Discussion and Collaboration(Kate Kinsella)
  • RULE of 3 RAP: Acceleration of Language and Literacy (Linda Ventriglia-Navarrette)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

  • Second Language Peer Interaction: Maximizing the Effectiveness of Classroom Communication (Rebecca Adams)
  • Language and Literacy for Newcomers in the Mainstream Classroom (Kathleen Cahoon-Newchok)

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

  • How Do They Learn English Telling Your Colleagues About SLA (Elizabeth Amaral)
  • Student-Centered Practices for Low-Resource Contexts: Lessons from Zambia (Jessica Hurtado)

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Harnessing the Power of Translation for Reading Comprehension: Project TRANSLATE (Amanda Swearingen)
  • Using the Power of Creative Writing to Enhance Academic Writing (Patrick Randolph)

Friday, 26 March

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

  • To Define Is to Know: Academic Language for Long-Term Els (Andrea DeCapua)

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Enacting Culturally Responsive Education through Contextualization (Melissa Holmes)
  • Task-Based Language Teaching Connected to Real Life (Charlotte Nolen)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Small Moments of Advocacy: Making Theory Practical for Institutional Change (Chelsea Walter)
  • Listening in the Virtual Classroom: A Standards-based Approach (Lori Howard)

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

  • Empowering General Education Math Teachers of English Language Learners (Darlyne de Haan)

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Leadership and Presentation Skills: Teaching in the ESP Global Context (Dan Bullock)
  • Reviving Real and Rigorous Literature for High-Impact Learning (Barbara Ihns)
  • Equitable Measurement of ELs’ Reading Fluency Performance and Progress (Steven Carter and Neil J Anderson)

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

  • The apple of your writing: Descriptive writing for ESL (Scott Partridge)
  • Teaching Graphic Novel Literacy for Social Justice: A Multiliteracy Approach (Tamara Wik)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

  • Motivating and Engaging Online Learning: Practical Ideas for Adolescent Els (Robin Schell, Betty Thomason, Natalia Ward, and Clara Lee Brown)
  • Enriched Learning Through Mindfulness, Dance, Yoga, and Exercise-Based Brain Boosters (Patrick Randolph)
  • Empowering English Learners with Digital Learning Resources (Maria Cieslak)

Saturday, 27 March

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

  • Extensive Reading: An L2 Reading Essential for Adult Learners (Doreen Ewert)
  • Scaffolding a Pedagogy of Multiliteracies in English Teacher Education (Angelica Maia)

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

  • Designing Online Language Teacher Education (Julia Reimer)
  • Coping with Change: Teaching Philosophy Statements Reimagined for Reflection (Kelly Donovan)

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Teaching notetaking in EAP: Weighing commercial textbooks and authentic materials (Joseph Siegel)
  • Maintaining Motivation in Mystifying Moments (Terra Nicoll)

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

  • Begin Within Empower Your Pedagogy with a Racial Equity Lens (Lavette Coney and Elisabeth Chan)
  • Mitigating Trauma in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Settings (Louise El Yaafouri)