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Practice-based session [clear filter]
Friday, November 18

11:00am PST

Skill Transfer from On-ground to Online Instruction
While teaching future TESOL instructors in online environments has its differences from on-ground classes, there are many sound pedagogical skills that can and should make this transition. This interactive presentation illustrates practical applications to prepare TESOL instructors to successfully teach online, increase faculty and student satisfaction, and promote student retention.

Friday November 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Royal Palm Salon 3

11:00am PST

The Magic of Exercise: Improving ELLs’ Learning, Engaging Teachers’ Minds
This high-energy session examines the powerful effects that exercise has on the brain. Pedagogical benefits are discussed and participants will practice six fun and effective exercises guaranteed to help ELLs enrich their attention and memory. Two academic-based activities are offered that focus on the benefits of exercise’s impact on learning.

Friday November 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Tiki Pavilion

3:45pm PST

Digital vs. Print Reading: Teaching Appropriate Skills for Both Modalities
Research shows that reading digitally differs greatly from reading in print. Different skills and strategies are needed to read effectively and efficiently in the different modalities. The presenters will provide an overview of recent research on this issue and ideas on how to address the implications of this research.

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Deborah Gordon

Santa Barbara City College
Deborah Gordon has been an ESL teacher, teacher trainer, program administrator, and materials writer for over thirty years. She has worked in United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She has written or co-authored several textbooks, teachers’ books, companion website... Read More →
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Laurie Blass, Independent Materials Writer

Laurie Blass is a writer and editor specializing in content development for English Language Teaching materials. She has an MA in Linguistics and a TESL certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. Laurie has taught ESL at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Mellon University... Read More →

Friday November 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Windsor Rose

3:45pm PST

Student Autonomy through Self-Assessments
Students often see themselves as "containers" to be "filled" with knowledge. This problem can be even more profound in adult learners. Methods of self-assessment and reflection help increase student autonomy and engagement in creation and evaluation processes from start to finish as they consider their role in their own learning.

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Stephanie Youngblood, UCLA

Program Director, Project SPELL, UCLA
I'd like to share the prezi “'Teaching Soft Skills'” with you. Please click the link to view it. https://prezi.com/qwaqyzqy7oqo/

Friday November 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Royal Palm Salon 6
Saturday, November 19

1:45pm PST

Creating Successful Student Transitions - CANCELLED

Learn about a 10 year journey developing programs to aid successful student transitions to high school diplomas, apprenticeships, vocational training, post-secondary education and work. Presenters share program designs, challenges and successes of their ABE Transition Bridge class and Student Transitions Center. Models can be used to develop participants’ own programs.

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Lori Howard

Lori Howard is an ESL consultant, teacher educator and author of reading textbooks for adult ESL learners including the Read All About It and Read and Reflect Series. She is also the AEFLA/WIOA Title II Program Specialist Coordinator for CASAS specializing in IELCE, Integrated English... Read More →

Rachelle Parham, San Leandro Adult School

Vice Principal, San Leandro USD

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

1:45pm PST

Powerful Picture Books: Visual Literacy Skills Help Enhance Content Comprehension
Participants learn how to choose well-crafted, content accurate picture books, which parallel content curriculum topics, deliver instruction, and build academic vocabulary and concept understanding for upper elementary through adult ELs. Presenters demonstrate picture/text interaction, through the dual coding of information, supporting the comprehension of content and language. Resource list provided.


Brenda Custodio

TESOL Teacher Preparation and Education Consultant, Ohio State University
Dr. Brenda Custodio is a retired teacher for Columbus City Schools, and currently teaches at Ohio State University and serves as an educational consultant. She is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences on literacy for English learners, working with newcomers, students... Read More →

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