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Educational Level Workshop [clear filter]
Saturday, November 19

1:30pm PST

Adult Workshop: Innovation in the Adult ESOL Classroom and Beyond!
With WIOA and the Adult Ed Block Grant emphasizing integrated education and technical training, as well as collaborations with business, labor and commerce, in order to move more quickly in the workforce development direction, the clock is ticking. We cannot simply reinvent or re-title existing structures but must truly innovate to give our students the opportunities that streamline and accelerate their success. Come hear about and consider how you and your colleagues can apply promising, innovative practices for your ESOL program!


Saturday November 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm PST
Golden West

1:30pm PST

College/University Workshop: Conceptualizing Composition Courses for Multilingual Students
How have post-secondary institutions (re)crafted their composition courses to best serve their multilingual populations? How did these programs begin, where are they now, and where might they be headed? Which types of conceptual frameworks have been implemented and what have been their effects? Hear from panelists sharing their experiences related to the expansion of course offerings, the use of stretch programs, the transition of departments, and the implementation of service learning. The purpose of this panel is to avail workshop attendees of the range and experience of different campus programs’ efforts in facilitating multilingual students’ acquisition of written academic English. Audience members are also encouraged to ask questions of the panelists.

avatar for Dana Ferris

Dana Ferris

Professor & Director, University of California, Davis
Dana R. Ferris, Professor and Director of the University Writing Program at the University of California, Davis, has had a wide-ranging career as a teacher, teacher-educator, researcher, writer, editor, and writing program administrator. Her books and articles have focused primarily... Read More →
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James Perren

Associate Professor, Alliant International University
James Perren is a language teacher, teacher educator, editor, and author, and teaches at Alliant International University in San Diego, California in several graduate TESOL programs. James' practical work informs his research and scholarly interests in service-learning curriculum... Read More →

Karen Russikoff, CSU Pomona

Cal Poly Pomona University

CBW1 pdf

Saturday November 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm PST
Royal Palm Salon 1

1:30pm PST

Community College Workshop: Best Practices for Developing College Readiness
Faculty will present on best practices in college readiness. Lisa Marchand will provide reading and writing strategies that can help instructors equip students to become autonomous learners. Melanie Mowrer and Susan Gaer will discuss best practices in transitioning students from noncredit to credit ESL.

All related slides from Susan Gaer are housed at http://bit.ly/2016catesol.  
The Empowering Students PowerPoint is linked below. 

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Monica Cueva

ESL Faculty, San Diego Continuing Education, San Diego Community College District
I am the ESL Technology Coordinator for San Diego Continuing Education. I'm currently teaching an Intermediate VESL Hybrid class with Canvas. I have experience teaching hybrid, online, and F2F ESL/VESL classes using Blackboard and Canvas. I'm also on the CATESOL Education Foundation... Read More →
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Susan Gaer

Consultant, Retired Santa Ana College Professor
Susan Gaer is a Google Certified Innovator. She taught ELLs at Santa Ana College and is a presenter at CATESOL (California Association of Teachers to Speakers of Other Languages) and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). She is the CATESOL President from 201... Read More →
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Lisa Phares Marchand

Professor of English as a Second Language, Cosumnes River College
Maybe the most important concept I introduce to the people in my classes is 'each of us is the product of what we have taught ourselves to learn'. Everything I do or assign to my students is intended to equip them to become autonomous learners. Most learners make significant progress... Read More →

Meryl Siegal

Laney College

Saturday November 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm PST

1:30pm PST

Elementary Workshop: 2012 ELD Standards in a Designated Lesson
During this session you will hear about one district’s approach to using the 2012 ELD Standards in a designated lesson. The session will include a brief overview of the ELD Standards format and a demo of a designated lesson. The example text in the lesson will be elementary based, but the format of the lesson will be helpful for middle and high school classrooms as well.


Sheila Martinelli

EL Curriculum Program Specialist, Colton Joint Unified

Kristi Ward

CPS, Colton Joint Unified School District

Saturday November 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm PST
Garden Salon 1

1:30pm PST

Intensive English Program Workshop: Looking Back, Thinking Forward
Following an influx of international students, especially students from countries in the Middle East, in the recent past, student enrollment at Intensive English Programs all over the U.S. has been declining. This panel will discuss approaches to recruit new students and program offerings to offset a drop in enrollment.

avatar for Maria Allan, IEP Level Chair

Maria Allan, IEP Level Chair

ESL Instructor, San Diego Continuing Education
Maria was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal. She got her bachelor’s degree in Horticulture in Scotland hoping to later obtain a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture. Her passion for languages, however, led her to pursue a master’s degree in Linguistics, a field she thoroughly... Read More →
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Amy Pascucci

ESL Instructor, University of California, San Diego
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Patricia Szasz

President, EnglishUSA

Saturday November 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm PST
Royal Palm Salon 2

1:30pm PST

Secondary Workshop: Team Teaching an ELD Class Combining English and Social Studies
The presenters will explain how they team-taught a two-hour block in which they integrated English Language Development and SDAIE World History. They will discuss the philosophy of integrated disciplines and the methodologies to achieve their goals. In addition, they will explain the planning to ensure that the lessons would be understandable to the students.


Saturday November 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm PST
Garden Salon 2