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Practice-based session [clear filter]
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

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

Catching Up with the Future: Best Practices for Teaching Hybrid Adult ESL Classes
Has your adult education or noncredit ESL program considered offering hybrid classes? Data indicate that adult ESL students have the access to technology and the basic technology know-how for online study. Hear about caveats, best practices, standards, and successes in teaching hybrid ESL classes.

Speakers
EC

Elizabeth Clarke

MiraCosta College
avatar for Kristi Reyes

Kristi Reyes

Faculty, MiraCosta Community College, OTAN, CALPRO, and OT-IG Co-Coordinator
Technology integration: online/hybrid, flipped, and blended instruction in adult ESL. Career-Track ESL. Columnist and trainer for OTAN http://www.otan.us. Facilitator for CALPRO http://calpro-online.org/


Friday November 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Royal Palm Salon 5

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

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

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

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

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.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Youngblood, UCLA

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
 

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
JL

Jeanne Lambert

The New School


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

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

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

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.

Speakers
BC

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