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Friday, November 18
 

8:30am PST

Bring Your Own Banana Peels: Using Humor to Enliven Your Class
Humorous teachers can invigorate their classes, motivate learner engagement, and build community. However, being funny isn’t always easy. Presenters will demonstrate techniques for creating spontaneous humor. Participants will be provided with classic principals of comedy they can use to create constructive laughter in their classrooms.


Friday November 18, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Royal Palm Salon 4

8:30am PST

Empowering Learners for Success in College, Careers and the Community
This session focuses on closing the gap between current instruction and the increased rigor required to promote learner success in college, careers and the community. The presenters provide three instructional strategies using materials for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Participants share ides for incorporating these strategies into their teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Ramirez, MiraCosta College (ret)

Sylvia Ramirez, MiraCosta College (ret)

Hi! I'm a Professor Emeritus at MiraCosta College, a teacher educator, writer, consultant and a past recipient of the California Hayward Award for excellence in education, honoring teaching and professional activities. I teach online in the TESOL Core Certificate Program, and I'm... Read More →
KL

K. Lynn Savage

curriculum developer and teacher trainer, City College of San Francisco, ret., & Cambridge University Press
A retired ESL teacher who began when the audio-lingual method was dominant, Lynn is excited that the College and Career Readiness Standards will improve the reading curriculum for adult ESL learners. Lynn is especially interested in literacy for lower level ESL learners who are lack... Read More →



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

8:30am PST

Forward Thinking in the Design of Contextualized Idiom Lessons
This hands-on presentation guides participants through lesson designs regarding American idioms. Research suggests that sequential, contextualized activities are effective in promoting comprehension in L2 learners. Participants will develop criteria for idiom selection for contextualized activities that form lessons with the aim of improving L2 learner’s communicative usage of them.

Speakers
GL

George Longbottom, Temple University

Access Temple Coordinator, Temple University


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

9:45am PST

Equipping Students to Become Autonomous Learners
This presentation describes specific activities to address four common learning challenges. Students are 1) unaware of how they organize their knowledge and their thinking; 2) unaccustomed to thinking about an idea’s level of specificity; 3) missing inferred meaning in texts; and 4) focused on getting ‘A’s’ instead of on learning.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Phares Marchand

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 →



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

9:45am PST

Four Big Tools to Enhance the Future of Reading Comprehension
How can we help students tackle the complex texts of today’s College and Career Readiness Standards? With Webb’s Depth of Knowledge wheel as a guide, the presenters suggest four simple tools to engage learners: highlighters, sticky notes, graphic organizers, and a core of simple questions.

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 →


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

9:45am PST

Student Photos as Writing Prompts: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
The presenters share four lessons showing how students’ own smartphone photos got them writing. Tasks varied from descriptive to analytical writing and yielded surprisingly strong results. Students wrote authentic pieces which demonstrated improved vocabulary and structure—not to mention pride in performance. Lesson plans and examples will be shared.

Speakers
VH

Vicki Holmes, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dr Holmes is presently director of the English Language Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Friday November 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Royal Palm Salon 1

11:00am PST

Embracing the Present: Helping Learners Converse Confidently Anywhere Anytime
Speaking up in the real world is one of the scariest parts of learning English, so how can we create lessons that empower learners to actually use English in their daily activities? Learn how to create power-packed speaking lessons that give your students the confidence it takes – and more.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Pelletier

Danielle Pelletier

President, CATESOL President and Cañada College
I'm the incoming President for CATESOL 2017-2018.


Friday November 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Le Sommet

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.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Gordon

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 →
avatar for Laurie Blass, Independent Materials Writer

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

Revisiting Fun Activities For Beginning ESL Students
Do you need ideas to spice up your class, captivate your students and make learning effortless? Teaching low-level ESL learners and preparing creative activities can be challenging and time consuming. In this session, the presenters will demonstrate fun and engaging activities that are easy to learn and require minimum preparation.


Friday November 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Tiki Pavilion
 
Saturday, November 19
 

8:30am PST

A Dynamic Potential for the Word Learning of Writers
This session examines the complexities of vocabulary for academic writing, reaching beyond the use of definitions and memorization to a focus on generating meaning. Participants will practice techniques that meaningfully address word learning as it relates to developing academic writers.


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

8:30am PST

Grammar for an Academic Head Start
Novice students use translation as an L2 learning strategy which produces writing in alignment with their L1. Explicit grammar lessons, however, have marginal effect on students' habits of mind. This presentation introduces icons to describe and template English syntax then engages participants in an example activity. Handouts will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Phares Marchand

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 →



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

8:30am PST

Helping Students Develop an Academic Voice in Writing
What should teachers focus on in order to help students develop their academic voice in writing as quickly as possible? This session will cover challenges facing writing teachers and students and will recommend corpus-informed, skill-based, anti-plagiarism approaches for helping students prepare for college writing.

Speakers
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Jeanne Lambert

The New School


Saturday November 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Royal Palm Salon 5

8:30am PST

How to Adapt or Create a Mobile App for Use in an ESL Classroom
This presentation demonstrates how apps can be utilized in an ESL classroom, and gives teachers the information, and more importantly, the confidence to adapt or even create apps and other technology tools for use in the classroom, thereby enhancing student motivation



Saturday November 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Garden Salon 2

8:30am PST

Research-Based Intelligibility Challenges and Techniques: Teaching Pronunciation to Chinese Learners
In this session, practical and adaptable techniques will be presented for teaching pronunciation within the Five Step Communicative Framework (Celce-Murica et al., 2010) focusing on Chinese learners. Using related research as a foundation, the presenters will suggest prioritizing certain pronunciation features to increase learners’ intelligibility and better utilize classroom time.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Breedlove, California State University, Fullerton

Dave Breedlove, California State University, Fullerton

ESL Teacher, Albany Park Community Ceneter
JL

Jun Li

JSerra Catholic High School



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

8:30am PST

Teachers as Scholars: Demystifying the Academic Publishing Process
In this session, CATESOL publications editors explain the ins and outs of the academic publishing. We discuss audience and editor expectations, submissions policies, and review and revision processes. We also present ideas for article topics. Anyone interested in publishing is encouraged attend – graduate, teachers, unpublished authors and those publishing experience.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Roberge

Mark Roberge

English Professor (and CATESOL Journal Editor), San Francisco State University


Saturday November 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Garden Salon 1

1:45pm PST

Creating Successful Student Transitions - CANCELLED
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.

Speakers
avatar for Lori  Howard

Lori Howard

CASAS
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 →
RP

Rachelle Parham, San Leandro Adult School

Vice Principal, San Leandro USD


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

1:45pm PST

Helping Vietnamese Speakers Acquire a Listener Friendly Pronunciation
This session explains some challenges Vietnamese learners face (airstream, segmentals, stress, tone, intonation, rhythm) and provides concrete and practical activities to empower speakers of Vietnamese, Cantonese, and other tone languages to pronounce English in a more listener-friendly way so that they may engage in spoken English communication with greater ease.

Speakers
avatar for Marsha Chan

Marsha Chan

Pronunciation Doctor, ToP-IG Co-coordinator, Interest Group Assistant Chair, Sunburst Media and Mission College
You may know me as the Pronunciation Doctor on YouTube with over 2000 free videos at http://www.youtube.com/pronunciationdoctor. I am a member of the CATESOL Board of Directors as the 2018-2019 Interest Group Assistant Chair. I’m co-founder and co-coordinator of the Teaching of... Read More →


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

1:45pm PST

Teaching College Writing: More on Instruction, Less on Correction
Writing instructors end up spending so much time marking and correcting local errors. If our job, as instructors, is to help our students become critical editors of their own work, we should spend more time and effort on instruction, helping our students recognize, analyze, and correct their own errors.

Speakers
avatar for Undarmaa Maamuujav, California State University, Los Angeles

Undarmaa Maamuujav, California State University, Los Angeles

Lecturer, California State University, Los Angeles
I have taught an upper-division writing and ESL courses at Cal State LA for over a decade. This fall, I am teaching freshman composition at Cal State LA and Academic English at UCI. My research interests are composition rhetoric, teaching writing to multi-lingual speakers, critical... Read More →



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

3:00pm PST

Artistic Affordances: Art as Fuel for Task-based Language Teaching
Teachers can use art to depart from dull, mechanistic “input” and, instead, construct a classroom environment rich with meaning making “affordances”. Attendees will learn to use art with the 6 steps of task based language teaching to restore agency to students, and promote meaningful production and target form acquisition.

Speakers
avatar for Rogers Walker, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Rogers Walker, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Associate Director, Intensive English Programs, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Rogers Walker is passionate about using creativity and collaborative problem solving to help students reach their academic and life goals. He is dedicated to learning about students’ individual perspectives, including their learning preferences, cultures and interests. He focuses... Read More →



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

3:00pm PST

Integrating Workforce Preparation into ESL and EL Civics Curriculum
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) emphasizes integrating workforce preparation into ESL and EL Civics curriculum. Presenter demonstrates California’s EL Civics workforce preparation curriculum and performance-based assessment. Participants review and evaluate it for their own use in ESL and EL Civics curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Lori  Howard

Lori Howard

CASAS
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 →


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