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Friday, November 18

8:30am PST

Common Assessment Initiative: The ESL Assessment Test
The Common Assessment Initiative has developed a new assessment tool, which many colleges will begin using in fall 2016. Faculty from the CAI ESL Work Group will discuss the ESL assessment, from development to implementation. A Q & A session will conclude the discussion.

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Nancy Frampton

ESL Instructor, Madera Community College Center
Instructor of ESL, Linguistics and Reading at the community college level. Program is dual-listed, credit and noncredit. Students are primarily immigrants and Spanish-speaking. Experience teaching EFL in Yugoslavia as a Fulbright lecturer, Egypt as a USAID teacher trainer and... Read More →
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Gabriella Nuttall, Sacramento City College, Common Assessment Initiative ESL Work Group

ESL Professor, Sacramento City College
I teach grammar, listening-speaking, reading and writing, form beginning-high to advanced courses. Areas of interest and expertise: critical reading, vocabulary acquisition (particularly in math and science), expository writing, and persuasive writing.

Friday November 18, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Royal Palm Salon 1

9:45am PST

Successes and Challenges in Regional ESL Collaboration: Tales from the Northern Alameda Consortia
The Northern Alameda ESL Design Team will share their experiences – successes, challenges, frustrations, and insights - in partnering regionally to streamline ESL services. Members, including adult school and community college ESL instructors, will discuss issues of inclusiveness, student involvement, professional development, and varying community need. We encourage other consortia to attend!

Friday November 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Royal Palm Salon 2

11:00am PST

From Student to Teacher: Historical Perspectives and Personal Experiences
In this session, a Master Teacher, a Teacher who transitioned from international student to Teacher, and a Student Teacher will discuss their experiences related to becoming teachers. The discussion will be framed using the history of teacher training to help understand how we learn to teach and interact with learners.

Friday November 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Saturday, November 19

8:30am PST

Becoming an Advocate for English Learners
How can teachers advocate for their learners and their families? Two presenters discuss the importance of advocacy for English Language Learners and for the TESOL profession as a whole. They explain key reasons for teachers to become advocates for English learners. They help participants develop an advocacy plan. Resources provided.

Saturday November 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Meeting House - Sunrise