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Friday, November 18

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.

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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

Developing a Vocational ESP Curriculum for Low Level Day Laborers
Developing day laborers’ English language skills is paramount to increasing their prospects of employment in less physically demanding jobs. This presentation describes a curriculum framework used to create a bilingual vocational ESL course to develop low-level learners professional skills, while fostering their perception of English as an empowering tool.

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Sofia Almeida, San Francisco State University

Teacher, San Francisco State University
Sofia grew up speaking Portuguese, but was raised in different countries, acquiring, in the process, English, French, Afrikaans, Spanish and German. Her passion for learning languages naturally evolved into an eager interest in teaching them. After earning a degree in Spanish from... Read More →

Friday November 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Royal Palm Salon 1

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

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

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.

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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 →

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