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Early Registration Deadline: 1 March

Monday, 3 April

4-Hour workshop, 1 pm-5 pm ET

16. Identifying and Teaching Gifted Multilingual Learners: A Framework for Inclusivity
Target Audience: K-12 General, Gifted and ESL Educators, Administrators 
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Learn strategies to effectively increase equity and representation for multilingual students in gifted education. These include alternative methods of identification and a framework for teaching gifted ELs. Participants learn high-impact, research-informed practices that combine strategies from gifted education with SLA in collaborative classrooms.

Presenter: Donna Albrecht, Indiana University Southeast, Anderson, Indiana, United States

17. Creating a Personalized Teaching Manual for Your Trauma-Informed Classroom
Target Audience: Adult ESOL professionals (instructors, supervisors, coaches, leaders, staff developers, teacher educators, program administrators, department chairs, university teacher educators)
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

This hands-on workshop enables participants to create a trauma-informed manual suited for their classroom by (1) understanding and recognizing the effects of trauma; (2) developing self-care techniques to mitigate vicarious trauma; and (3) creating alternative teaching techniques, integrating mindfulness strategies, and promoting community-building practices.

Presenter: Sherry MacKay, Transformational Learning Communities, Riverside, California, United States

18. Engaging Family, Parents, and Communities to Promote EL Success
Target Audience: P-12 Teachers
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Participants develop responsive plans to leverage family, school, and community resources to promote success for ELs in P–12 settings. Come prepared to share experiences, develop games, and explore ways that parents, families, schools, communities, and the world can help to strengthen the teacher-student relationship.

Presenters: DJ Kaiser, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States; Soheil Mansouri, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States; Shane Kennedy, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Tuesday, 4 April

4-hour workshop, 8 am-12 pm ET

19. Ensuring Quality in Classroom Language Tests
Target Audience: Secondary and tertiary level teachers, and teacher educators
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Many teachers lack training in the principles of language assessment. This hands-on workshop provides a practical introduction to construct validity and reliability. Participants learn how to carry out simple statistical analyses to evaluate reliability in receptive and productive skills tests. No previous knowledge of statistics required.

Presenters: Carolyn Westbrook, British Council, London, United Kingdom; Richard Spiby, British Council, London, United Kingdom

20. Phrase Stress: A Strategy-Based Model for English Pronunciation Instruction
Target Audience: All ESOL professionals
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

The presenters describe a strategy-based instructional model that has been shown to support ESL/EFL learners' development of pronunciation skills, and showcase how to teach English phrase stress following the model. During the workshop, attendees develop content and practical knowledge on how to teach and design materials for teaching phrase stress.

Presenters: Veronica Sardegna, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States; Crystal Kusey, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States

4-hour workshop, 1 -5 pm ET

21. Teaching Listening: New Strategies for Getting Students to Higher Levels
Target Audience: All ESOL professionals
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

This workshop provides a flexible toolkit of innovative listening strategies that complement the typical listening and answering comprehension questions often assigned. Participants experience classroom-tested strategies that focus on the process of active listening, and, based on the models, design listening tasks that address learner needs in their settings.

Presenters: Jon Phillips, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Monterey, California, United States; Federico Pomarici, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Monterey, California, United States

22. Embracing Translanguaging With Digital Storytelling
Target Audience: All ESOL professionals
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

As our field embraces the multilingual turn, practitioners are searching for concrete ways to implement translanguaging in their classrooms. In this PCI, participants explore how they can encourage translanguaging and value students' multiple languages through digital storytelling—short multimodal personal narratives that foster learner creativity and multiliteracies.

Presenters: Polina Vinogradova, American University, Washington, DC, United States; Heather Linville, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States

23. Integrating Grammar Into Existing Content Assignments for Resident Multilingual Students
Target Audience: Middle and high school teachers working with English Language Learners and college-level composition, oral communication, and general Education course instructors with high numbers of resident multilingual students in their classes. 
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

Secondary- and college-level instructors working with resident multilingual students have limited time to devote to teaching grammar as a separate component. This workshop focuses on developing strategies in adapting existing reading and writing assignments to help students gain competence in and control of rhetorically appropriate grammatical choices for academic settings.

Presenters: Olga Griswold, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, Claremont, California, United States; Jennie Watson, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, Claremont, California, United States

24. ExcEL Micro-Endorsements: A Pathway to State Certification for ESL/MLL Teachers
Target Audience: All ESOL professionals
Skill Level: All levels of expertise

The need for highly qualified bilingual and ESL teachers is long-standing and well documented. Explore ExcEL's competency-based, microcredential endorsements as a pathway to certification for ESL and bilingual/dual language teachers, and see how it can help address the teacher needs in your own state.

Presenters: Laureen Avery, UCLA Center X Northeast Region, Los Angeles, California, United States;  Jason Cervone, UCLA Center X Northeast Region, Los Angeles, California, United States;  Christine Butler, ExcEL Leadership Academy, Mansfield, Connecticut, United States; Maria Zampano, ExcEL Leadership Academy, Mansfield, Connecticut, United States;  Victoria White, ExcEL Leadership Academy, Mansfield, Connecticut, United States