Saturday, 23 March

 Half Day, 2 pm–6 pm

31. Blending TESOL PreK–12 and Common Core Standards for Academic Success
Target Audience: U.S. K–12 ESOL educators, classroom and content educators working with ELLs program coordinators, and curriculum developers
Skill Level: General familiarity with the Common Core State Standards and/or TESOL’s PreK–12 English Language Proficiency Standards

The workshop provides educators, working with ELLs, a pathway to help English learners meet content standards and develop academic language. Participants explore a blending of TESOL’s PreK–12 English Language Proficiency Standards and Common Core State Standards (CCSS), developing ways to facilitate standards-based rigorous content instruction across all proficiency levels, language domains, and content areas.

In this workshop participants

•    identify the linguistic demands of the CCSS
•    identify the relationship between CCSS and TESOL’s English Language Proficiency Standards
•    create an appropriate lesson sample to demonstrate how ELLs are able to meet the academic demands of CCSS  using TESOL’s PreK-12 English Language Proficiency Standards

Presenters: Judith B. O’Loughlin, Language Matters Education Consultants, LLC, San Ramon, California, USA
Lynore Carnuccio, The Language Company, Edmond, Oklahoma, USA

32. Teaching Beginner and Intermediate ELLs With Tellable Picture Books
Target Audience: K–12 ESOL educators
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Picture books are ideal for teaching ELLs when they have tellability, meaning they are noteworthy given the particular teacher, students, and context. Thus they must be selected based on criteria compatible with ELT rather than just reading. Learn to select and match picture books to teaching strategies, English proficiencies, and ages. Experience sparse-text picture books that match teaching strategies, such as TPR, drama, chants, and guessing games.

Presenters: Ana Lado, Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Jessica Zapata, Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Lourdes Lanzas, Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Andrea Bermudez, Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Candice Dangora, Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia, USA

33. Techniques for Teacher Observation, Coaching, and Conferencing
Target Audience: All ESOL educators
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

This workshop, for anyone interested in teacher observation, explores guidelines for maximizing benefits of observations and conferences. Topics informed by current literature include etiquettes of observation, ways of promoting reflection, and techniques for giving useful feedback that recipients can comfortably hear.

Presenter: Christopher Stillwell, University of California, Irvine, USA

34. Incorporating Fun, Meaningful Games Into ESL Classes: Why and How
Target Audience: Adult ESOL educators, including teachers in secondary level and intensive English programs
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Some ESL teachers treat games as occasional rewards. However, games do not have to be avoided like guilty treats. Well-planned ESL games can be a meaningful part of the main course of ESL lessons. This workshop explores why games should be used and how they can enrich teaching.

In this workshop participants

•    learn reasons why games should be used in ESL classes
•    learn techniques for making regular practice activities into games
•    learn two-stage games in which students work together to make the game materials before playing the game, doubling the educational impact
•    learn topics in ESL classes that lend themselves well to certain kinds of games
•    learn ways to adapt games for a variety of student levels and class content

Presenter: Karen Hilgeman, Intensive English Institute, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, USA

35. The Power of Music and Song for English Language Development
Target Audience: All ESOL educators
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Music and language are two of the most powerful tools in the human brain. Music and song work wonders in boosting language acquisition and learning. Come and share in the wonder! Resource packets and flash drive included.

In this workshop participants

•    take part in several song-based lessons, not just watch them.
•    learn techniques to include songs and music in the daily routine.
•    get a souvenir jump drive with all of the contents of the workshop.
•    learn about fantastic songs from eclectic sources, not just the old favorites or karaoke hits.

Presenter: Kristin Lems, National Louis University, Skokie, Illinois, USA