Tuesday, 22 March

Full Day, 9 am–4 pm

1. Feedback Amplified: Integrating Video Feedback into Your Assessment Repertoire (CANCELED)

Target Audience: All ESOL educators

Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Participants are expected to bring their own portable computers (e.g., laptop/notebook, iPad, etc.). Note: using a cellphone alone will be ineffective in following along with this workshop; access to their LMS (Moodle, Canvas, etc.) while attending the workshop is beneficial.

Customizing feedback helps support student learning and improve performance. Participants learn how to create online video feedback efficiently and effectively within their course management systems, compatible recording apps (i.e., Flipgrid), and time-saving feedback templates. Samples videos from a variety of language skills classes will be provided.

Presenters: Miralynn Malupa, Westcliff University, Irvine, California, USA; Andrew Patterson, Measurement Incorporated, Durham, North Carolina, USA

2. 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, Los Angeles, California, USA; Colleen Meyers , University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Carolyn Quarterman, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA; Brian Teaman, Osaka Jogakuin College, Osaka, Japan

3. Engaging Family, Parents, and Communities of ELs: The TSSN

Target Audience: P–12 teachers

Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Participants engage in activities from eight modules of the Teacher-Student Success Network (TSSN) for P–12 teachers serving ELs. Come prepared to share out experiences and perspectives as we generate our own responsive plans to promote success for ELs by leveraging partnerships with parents, families, and communities.

Presenters: DJ Kaiser, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Soheil Mansouri, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Shane Kennedy, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA;  Yin Lam Lee-Johnson, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

4. Speaking of Fun: Drama in the L2 Classroom

Target Audience: All ESOL professionals

Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Participants will be trained to take full advantage of the wide range of theatre activities available to enhance L2 instruction for fluency, accuracy, and agency.  Participants learn by doing and receive clear written instructions to take home and use the next day in their classrooms.

Presenters: Melisa Cahnmann, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia USA; Kathleen McGovern, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia USA

5. Planning for the Success of ELs in 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 ELs 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

6. Strategies for Coaching Novice GenZ Teachers in the New Normal (CANCELED)

Target Audience: Teacher trainers, instructional coaches, heads of English department, school administrators, policy makers, mentors, ESOL educators in general

Skill Level: All levels of expertise

A new cohort of ELT practitioners is joining school cultures around the world under unprecedented post Covid19 conditions. This hand-on, dialogic PCI provides administrators with strategies to induce, motivate, develop and retain these professionals while narrowing generational gaps. Participants’ take-away will include tools that can be adapted to their contexts.

Presenters: Silvia Breiburd, Argentina TESOL, Caba, Argentina; Debora Nacamuli Klebs, Argentina TESOL, Argentina

7. Identifying, Referring and Servicing Dually Identified EL/SpEd Students

Target Audience: Elementary and secondary school teachers, ESL educators, school and district administrators

Skill Level: All levels of expertise

To properly meet complex needs of English Learners (ELs) suspected of disabilities, presenters will review steps to ensure referrals to SpEd are appropriate. Participants will understand data collection in analyzing comparative data, write IEP goals inclusive of language supports thus reducing disproportionality of ELs in SpEd and ensure equitable outcomes.   

Presenters: Lynda Idle, Colorado TESOL, Denver, Colorado, USA; Fran Herbert, ASHA, Rockville, Maryland, USA

Half Day, 8 am–12 pm

8. Microcredentialing via simulation: Addressing the language/academic needs of English learners

Target Audience: In-service, pre-service, and ESOL preparation K-12 educators

Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Based on our experience with MELTS (Micro-credentialing of English Learner Teaching Skills) Program, this workshop provides the tools to create an individualized microcredentialing system for preparing teachers to work with ELs.  Presenters will focus on how this approach can be completed using accessible technology, fully online or in-person.

Presenters: Florin Mihai, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA; Joyce Nutta, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA; Kerry Purmensky, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA; Leslie Mendez, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA; Laura Monroe, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA

9. Advocacy in Action: Becoming a Powerful and Effective TESOL Advocate

Target Audience: All ESOL professionals

Skill Level: All levels of expertise

In this interactive PCI, participants explore the nexus of advocacy and English language teaching and learning, and the multi-dimensional role advocacy takes in practice with English language teachers and students in different contexts and with different populations around the world. Come learn to be a more effective, powerful, informed advocate!

Presenters: James Whiting, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA; Heather Linville, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA

10. Practicing Communicative Activities with High Utility, Interesting Picture Books (CANCELED)

Target Audience: All ESOL professionals

Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Enjoy Communicative Language Teaching strategies for speaking, writing, and reading with picture books that engage ELLs. Select the right picture books to create flow between instruction and materials to accelerate learning from samples and from online resources. Current research in teaching ELLs’ literacy is applied to accelerate language learning.

Presenter: Ana Lado, Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia, USA

11. Developing Classroom Strategies to Create Equity for Vulnerable EL Learners

Target Audience: K-12 ESOL and content teachers, school administrators

Skill Level: All levels of expertise

This PCI addresses: 1) the post-Covid definition of vulnerable learner, emphasizing the three main types of English Leaners (ELs, LTELS, Dually Identified), 2) the needs of these vulnerable learners, and 3) strategies to increase access to learning, while modeling research-based interactive classroom activities throughout the entire workshop.

Presenters: Jana Moore, Prince William County Schools, Manassas, Virginia, USA; Mary Jane Boynton, Prince William County Schools, Manassas, Virginia, USA

12. Template for Online Teaching: The Synchronous Online Flipped Learning Approach (CANCELED)

Target Audience: All ESOL professionals

Skill Level: All levels of expertise

The Synchronous Online Flipped Learning Approach (SOFLA) is a distance learning model that can foster social presence online through structured, interactive, multimodal activities, both asynchronous and synchronous. Participants will learn how to implement the eight- step learning cycle and will receive resources to guide them in using SOFLA.

Presenters: Helaine Marshall, LIU Hudson, Purchase, New York, USA; Heather Rubin, Long Island Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network, Riverhead, New York, USA

13. High Impact Supervision for High Impact English Language Teaching

Target Audience: Supervisors, administrators, teacher coaches, teacher leaders, peer coaches, ESL and EFL staff developers, teacher educators, program administrators, department chairs, teachers

Skill Level: All levels of expertise

It is time to reject formulaic patterns of supervision that do not impact teacher beliefs or classroom practice. In this intensive PCI, we lay a foundation for powerful supervision by making expectations observable, differentiating supervisory approaches, and re-envisioning the observation cycle. Participants leave with a comprehensive guidebook and templates.

Presenter: Laura Baecher, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, New York, USA

Half Day, 1–5 pm

14. Creating a Successful Program to Address Newcomer and SIFE Learners

Target Audience: ESL and classroom teachers, supervisors, directors of instruction, administrators, and interested university teacher educators

Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Newcomer programs are specially designed programs for new arrivals with little or no English and often interrupted native language education, including SIFE.  The presenters share and the participants learn how to implement successful practices from program design to access to content, building literacy and numeracy, and collaboratively building learner resilience.

Presenters: Judith O'Loughlin, Language Matters Education Consultants, San Ramon, California, USA; Brenda Custodio, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

15. A Multilingual Approach to Diversity in Education (CANCELED)

Target Audience: Primary school teachers and teachers of young adults in middle schools

Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Presenters demonstrate how teachers can interpret six indicators of effective instruction for multilingual learners based on their unique pedagogical settings. In small groups, teachers will participate in tasks for each indicator. Small group activities are followed by reflection activities to help teachers relate workshop experiences to their own contexts.

Presenters: MaryAnn Christison, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA ; Anna Krulatz, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway; Yagiong (Sue) Xu, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway; Dianna Walla, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

16. The Online EAP Course: From Emergency Response to High-Quality Instruction (CANCELED)

Target Audience: IEP/EAP professionals in higher education, curriculum developers

Skill Level: All levels of expertise

This session promotes sustaining and enhancing current online/hybrid courses for future ESL practice. Participants will learn about standards for quality online instruction, apply skills to design well-structured assignments that promote effective online engagement, and include assessment rubrics. The concepts and standards selected are also key constructs in evidence-based ESL pedagogy.

Presenter: Beatrix Burghardt, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

17. Sheltered Instruction and Writing: A Winning Combination for Content Area Teachers (CANCELED)

Target Audience: Content area & ESOL teachers, administrators, and coaches who are involved in language learner literacy development

Skill Level: All levels of expertise

One reason why teachers have difficulty with writing instruction is that they are not sure how to approach it; this is especially true when teaching language learners. Should writing instruction center on mechanics or composition? This workshop looks at the sheltered instruction approach and how it empowers content area writing.

Presenter: Marybelle Marrero-Colon, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

18. Expanding Your Tech Tool Box for All Mediums of Instruction

Target Audience: ESL/EFL/ESOL educators of middle school up to university level students

Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Do you want to expand your tech tool box? This PCI will cover tech tools for all aspects of language teaching that are versatile for all mediums of instruction. Tools will be demonstrated and participants will discuss and try them out. Participants can have any level of tech comfort.

Presenter: Judith Otterburn-Martinez, Atlantic Cape Community College, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

19. Implementing Extensive Reading: Why and How

Target Audience: All ESOL professionals

Skill Level: All levels of expertise

ESL/EFL students need to read fluently for many purposes, yet they are often reluctant readers. In this workshop, participants will learn why and practice how to implement extensive reading (ER)—a method that promotes reading fluency, comprehension, motivation and other language skills. Hands-on practice and materials will be provided. 

Presenters: Doreen Ewert, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA; Tom Robb, Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto, Japan