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Friday, November 18

9:45am PST

Burlington English - Career Pathways for All Learners
ESL programs benefit from using Burlington English to help students get a job, keep a job, and explore career pathways. Whether used as a supplement to a core program or as blended learning model, Burlington English provides practical, real-world engagement with English that translates to employment and academic success.

Friday November 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am PST

9:45am PST

Stand Out 3e: Critical Thinking in the Adult Education Classroom
Critical thinking activities ensure that students engage and communicate while seamlessly developing College and Career Readiness in ESL instruction. The presenter will demonstrate how Stand Out is designed to provide evidence-based instruction and critical thinking for real learning. The new edition includes new National Geographic content and new technology tools.

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Rob Jenkins

Consultant, National Geographic Learning
Rob Jenkins retired from teaching in May 2020 after a 24 year ESL teaching career at Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education.He is a recipient of the Santa Ana College Distinguished Faculty Award. Rob is the co-author of the best-selling series Stand Out, now it's 3rd edition.Rob... Read More →

Friday November 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am PST

9:45am PST

Using Actionable Data to Drive Instruction
Districts need an efficient way to communicate with ease what supports and strategies are working and which need to be abandoned. During transitional times, that communication is even more significant for our students. Project ELL allows districts to deliberately track and discuss the supports of ELLs in the classroom.

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Mellony Deuel

CAO, Project ELL
Mellony serves as Chief Academic Officer (CAO) and co-owner for Project ELL. Before starting Project ELL, Mellony worked as a Program Manager for a special education software company where she was responsible for the overall development of several educational programs including gathering... Read More →
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Project ELL

Friday November 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am PST

11:00am PST

Launch to Literacy
Launch to Literacy is a comprehensive English Language Development (ELD) curriculum that teaches phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. The systematic, synthetic phonics approach accelerates non-native English speakers to English proficiency with easy-to-use lessons and exciting activities.

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John Hollingsworth, President

Chief Researcher, Data WORKS Educational Research

Friday November 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Windsor Rose

11:00am PST

Motivating Students to Learn Grammar in the Context of Narrative
Author Sandy Elbaum will demonstrate how high interest narrative captures the attention of students and motivates them to analyze grammar. Showcasing the new edition of Grammar in Context, she will demonstrate how a textbook can come alive by using informative, entertaining stories to engage students in learning grammar.

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Sandra Elbaum

Author, National Geographic Learning
I taught ESL for 36 years. My experience includes elementary, high school, and college. I spent the last 24 years of my career at Truman College, a city college of Chicago. I'm fluent in Spanish and have also worked as a bilingual teacher. My foreign experience includes one year... Read More →

Friday November 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Garden Salon 2

3:45pm PST

Professional Advancement through Online Doctoral, Master & Certification Programs in TESOL
Overview of Anaheim University's online Doctor of Education in TESOL, Master of Arts in TESOL, Graduate Diploma in TESOL, Undergraduate Diploma in TESOL, and 15-week online Certificate programs in both TESOL and Teaching English to Young Learners.

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Anaheim University

Anaheim University
Position at Company ABC.

Friday November 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Meeting House - Sunset
Saturday, November 19

8:30am PST

Grammar Explorer: Preparing Students for Real Language Use
We’ve all faced the challenge of getting students to use the grammar we teach. With real-world content from National Geographic and a systematic progression, see how students can be motivated to apply grammar using all skills. In this workshop, participants learn techniques for getting students to actually use grammar.


Laura Le Drean

Executive Editor, National Geographic Learning
Laura Le Dréan is Executive Editor at National Geographic Learning, in charge of the academic and professional development lists. She has an M.A. in TESOL/TEFL from San Francisco State University.

Saturday November 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Royal Palm Salon 6

1:45pm PST

Grammar for Great Writing
Good ESL writing depends on many factors, including student motivation, language mastery, content knowledge, and organization. One factor that all ESL writers and their teachers are aware of is grammar. In this session, the presenter explains how the new series Grammar for Great Writing addresses all of these important factors.

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Keith Folse

Professor, TESOL University of Central Florida, University of Central Florida
Hello from central Florida! MANY THANKS to the CATESOL team for ALL THEIR HARD WORK in making CATESOL 2019 happen! Even though I'm on the other side of the US and have never taught in California, I think I've been a CATESOL member longer than a Florida Sunshine TESOL member! I'm... Read More →

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

3:00pm PST

The Power of TED in the 21st Century Communication Classroom!
National Geographic Learning and TED are now partners in English Language Teaching! Using the new 21st Century Communication – Listening and Speaking program, presenters show how speaking, pronunciation, and presentation skills, inspired by TED speakers, prepare learners to deliver successful presentations, and demonstrate the power of TED in the language learning classroom!

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Dalia Bravo

Product Marketing Manager, National Geographic Learning
What kind of materials are you using to keep your students motivated and excited about their English learning experience? I first came to the US when I was 18 years old, and attended ESL courses at the local Junior College. I remember some of the books were extremely boring, specially... Read More →

Laura Le Drean

Executive Editor, National Geographic Learning
Laura Le Dréan is Executive Editor at National Geographic Learning, in charge of the academic and professional development lists. She has an M.A. in TESOL/TEFL from San Francisco State University.

Saturday November 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST