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Friday, November 18
 

8:30am PST

20/20 Vision: Future Planning for the Academic Success of International Students
Research shows that international students have a difficult transition into universities; their needs are unique and involve not just the issue of using a second language to navigate the academic world but they must also learn how to integrate into the social, cultural and multidimensional educational system in the United States. IEPs need to serve as a bridge – a transition period during which students acquire English language skills, the requirements and expectations of academia, and the intercultural nuances of the American university. This presentation demonstrates how we can use research to inform future planning by revealing the appropriate tools and support structures necessary to equip students with the intercultural skills needed for success in academic, linguistic and multiple settings. It also highlights how IEPs and host/partner institutions can establish productive dialogue and collaborative mechanisms to provide ESL students with enriched campus integration opportunities.


Friday November 18, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Golden West

9:45am PST

Idioms, Usage, & Habit: Why Learners Need a Learner’s Dictionary
Learner’s dictionaries differ greatly from traditional monolingual dictionaries, and are changing the way English teachers think about using references in and out of the classroom. A learner's dictionary gives more idiomatic and usage information about register, context, and syntax, so it’s a textbook and a reader as well as a practical guide to grammar. This is a tour of a learner's dictionary from the inside out, with ideas for exercises for classroom use or homework.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Sokolowski

Peter Sokolowski

Editor-at-Large, Merriam-Webster
Peter Sokolowski joined Merriam-Webster in 1994 as the company’s first French-language editor, and has since defined and edited entries for many of the company's dictionaries. He blogs and appears in the Ask the Editor videos at M-W.com and was named among TIME's 140 Best Twitter... Read More →


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

11:00am PST

Embracing the Past--and the Future--in ESL Writing Instruction
Drawing from her considerable experience with ESL writing instruction in secondary, university, and IEPs as well as from the research literature (e.g. Graham & Perin, 2007), the presenter will introduce and provide practice for four central elements of effective writing instruction.


Friday November 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Golden West

3:45pm PST

Using Technologies for Listening in the Digital Age
We are living in an age of unprecedented access to materials for listening, but most teachers continue using 20th century methodology. This presentation introduces participants to three key skills for listening in the modern era: content curation, learner training, and new techniques to exploit the affordances of the digital age.


Friday November 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Golden West
 
Saturday, November 19
 

8:30am PST

Back to the Future: The Hype and the Promise of Technology in Language Learning
Cassette recorders and language labs. Tablets and iPhones. Chatbots and augmented reality. ESL teachers often feel pressure to embrace the future by adopting the latest technology. Using the lenses of neuroscience and learning analytics, we can understand how to evaluate innovative technologies and their value in a blended learning classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Blasky, DynEd International, Inc.

Andrew Blasky, DynEd International, Inc.

Director, Product Development, DynEd International
Throughout my career as a teacher and course developer, I've been interested in the application of new (and old) technologies to language learning and in the question of how we can use technology to engage, focus, and reward learners as they progress towards their goal of becoming... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
California

8:30am PST

Responsive Leadership for High-quality Language Programs
Dr. Olympia Kyriakidis, Leader of the Achievement Gap Task Force and Language Learner Team for the San Diego County Office of Education and former principal of an award-winning K-12 trilingual (Chinese, English, and Spanish) program, will share key components to developing and leading a high-quality language program for any context.

Speakers
avatar for Olympia Kyriakidis

Olympia Kyriakidis

Senior Director MEGA, San Diego COE
Olympia Kyriakidis is the SDCOE Language Learner adviser and leader of the Dual Language Network. She was the principal of Riverview Elementary School and International Academy, where she created and led trilingual immersion programs in Lakeside Union School District.  


Saturday November 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Golden West

1:45pm PST

Infusing the Classroom with 21st Century Skills
Become the child you once were by playing, engaging, and developing community. Whether you are teaching college, K-12, or adult education, these strategies will help students become 21st century learners. Learn to engage yourself and students in learning that promotes rigor and address standards with fun.

All related slides are housed at http://bit.ly/2016catesol

Speakers
avatar for Susan Gaer

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 →


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

1:45pm PST

Translanguaging in Bilingual and ESL Classrooms
The presenters define translanguaging and discuss views of bilingualism in the 21st century. They demonstrate strategic uses of translanguaging, providing specific classroom examples of how translanguaging leads to the acquisition of English, supports content learning, and affirms student identity.

Speakers
avatar for Yvonne S. Freeman

Yvonne S. Freeman

Professor Emerita, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Dr. Yvonne Freeman and Dr. David Freeman are professors emeriti at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Both are interested in effective education for emergent bilinguals. They present regularly at international, national, and state conferences. They have worked extensively in... Read More →
avatar for David E. Freeman

David E. Freeman

Professor Emeritus, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Dr. Yvonne Freeman and Dr. David Freeman are professors emeriti at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Both are interested in effective education for emergent bilinguals. They present regularly at international, national, and state conferences. They have worked extensively in... Read More →



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