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Friday, November 18
 

8:30am PST

DuoFlow: Teachers and Students Co-Creating Second-Language Vocabulary Learning
“Flow” is a state of being when various dimensions of experience are intensely focused and in harmony, a combination of goal-setting, investment, concentration, enjoyment, and full engagement of skills. When both teacher and students are in synchronized flow, they can work together to achieve optimal vocabulary mastery in the classroom.

Speakers
LD

Lynne Diaz-Rico

California State University, San Bernardino
Lynne Díaz-Rico is Professor of Education at California State University, San Bernardino, where she coordinates the M. A. in Education TESOL program.  Her books are widely used in programs of teacher education to prepare teachers for multi-ethnic and linguistically diverse classrooms... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Royal Palm Salon 3

8:30am PST

Enduring and Innovative Methods of Vocabulary Instruction
This workshop will engage participants in a variety of learner-centered activities, from controlled to creative, that keep the vocabulary class moving while stimulating student interest and original use of target vocabulary. Participants will work cooperatively to play games, create and present stories, skits and speeches, and more.


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

8:30am PST

Five User-friendly Apps for the Not-so-user-friendly Cell Phones
With today’s growing technological advances, apps play a critical and integral role in second language acquisition. Presenters will demonstrate five major apps that make content-oriented classroom more interactive. Learn about the rationale for classroom use of mobile content and how to adapt mobile apps to motivate and increase learning outcomes.

Speakers


Friday November 18, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Meeting House - Sunrise

8:30am PST

Guilty or Not Guilty?: Using the Podcast 'Serial' in an Advanced ESL Classroom
By blending the phenomenal storytelling of the popular podcast “Serial” with practical, hands-on and online classroom materials, participants will acquire a tool for diverse classrooms that will cleverly expand their students’ skills in multiple areas, across multiple learning styles and increase cultural literacy and open discussion.


Friday November 18, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Royal Palm Salon 6

8:30am PST

Objective and Reflective Writing For the Workplace
English learners benefit from explicit instruction differentiating factual from subjective language, especially for writing in vocational disciplines. The presenters demonstrate activities to foster receptive and productive distinctions for writing reports and reflections such as those required in early childhood education and nursing. Attendees participate and discuss adaptations for their students.

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 →
avatar for Julaine Rosner

Julaine Rosner

Mission College


Friday November 18, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Royal Palm Salon 5

8:30am PST

What Happens When Instructors Ask “Why”? The Culture of Resolving Conflict: Connection and Clarity
Handling conflict in class can be overwhelming for the novice as well as the veteran teacher. In this interactive presentation, learn to recognize commonly held assumptions, employ strategies to de-escalate conflict, make genuine connections with students, and strive for clarity through open and honest communication in a supportive environment.



Friday November 18, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Garden Salon 2

9:45am PST

Adult Learners Succeed at Work with Integrated Workforce Skills from CALPRO
The new federal legislation on adult education, WIOA, emphasizes transition to employment and employment training. Often these opportunities are limited to those with effective workplace skills. This session will help you become familiar with strategies for teaching transferable skills including using authentic workplace documents and practicing self-monitoring and self-evaluation.



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

9:45am PST

Building Mastery of Verbs for your ESL Students
Dr. West will present several colorful timelines of verb tenses to help ESL students gain a deeper understanding of the suprasentential requirements for mastery of English (30 minutes). An exercise will follow this to help students make correct choices about the usage of verbs (30 minutes).

Speakers
avatar for Steven L. West, UC Berkeley Extension

Steven L. West, UC Berkeley Extension

Instructor, UC Berkeley Extension
Steven West holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from UCLA. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Turkey and a professor of the Turkish language, Ottoman and the cultural history of the Turks at UCLA and the University of Pennsylvania. He received the International Distinguished... Read More →


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

9:45am PST

Energize Students with Interactive Assessments Using Computers and Mobile Devices
Energize a classroom using Interactive Quizzing web sites Kahoot or Poll Everywhere, or provide 24/7 access to assessment and study material using Quizlet. Create the materials on your desktop for students to access from their smartphones. Go “home” with actual quizzes and flashcards that your students can start using immediately.

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Friday November 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Meeting House - Sunrise

11:00am PST

Calling on the Expert in the Room with Text Dependent Questions
Instructors alongside materials writers can develop text dependent questions that support adult learners as they acquire skills needed to succeed in academic, workplace and community settings. Using informational texts across levels, participants identify, adapt and develop questions that make the text the expert in the room. Question frames provided.

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 →
avatar for Jayme Adelson-Goldstein

Jayme Adelson-Goldstein

Consultant - PD Specialist, Lighthearted Learning
Rigor, Routines and Real SkillsPiloting the LARAEC adult ESL course outlinesMind-brain-education
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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 →



Friday November 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Meeting House - Sunrise

11:00am PST

Close Reading Strategies for Student Success
How can educators help adult ELLs develop close reading strategies that lead to success in both academic and workplace contexts? In this workshop the presenter discusses and participants explore three informational text-close reading strategies: responding to text-dependent questions using citation of evidence, paraphrasing and vocabulary building, and jigsaw reading.

Speakers
avatar for Ronna Magy

Ronna Magy

Teacher Trainer, Consultant
Ronna Magy has worked as an ESL classroom teacher, author, trainer, and PD specialist. She’s authored publications on workplace English, reading, writing, citizenship, life skills, and test preparation. Ronna is an author and consultant on the new Future second edition. ronnaw... Read More →


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

11:00am PST

Deep, Rich, and Critical Listening
Combining proven “old school” listening strategies with the current and future emphasis on critical thinking, participants in this enlightening workshop will come away with lessons, strategies and rich audio activities that put listening first. Be ready to open your mind by listening.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Bedon

Jennifer Bedon

Family Success InitiativeTeacher Advisor, LAUSD-DACE- Central Office
Integrated Education and TrainingESLThe Family Success InitiativeProfessional DevelopmentEducational Equity and Social JusticeCurriculum Development for Online LearningTeaching Strategies for the Digital Classroom
avatar for Robert Proctor

Robert Proctor

ESL Instructor, LAUSD-DACE-East LA Occupational Center
Robert Proctor has been teaching ESL for DACE-LAUSD since 1996. He has written and published textbooks for citizenship and ESL and was one of 2018's CCAE Excellence in Teaching award winners. Robert has been at the East LA Occupational Center and East LA Skills Center for the past... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Royal Palm Salon 2

11:00am PST

Making your Assessments More Authentic
Authentic assessments are superior to traditional assessments as they test the skills and knowledge that students have, in contract to testing memory. Participants will learn to identify authentic assessments and place various assessments on a continuum of least to most authentic. They will also engage in creating language assessments.


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Friday November 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Royal Palm Salon 4

3:45pm PST

Gamify Group Discussion with Language Cards
Students often avoid participating in discussions. Language cards with sentence frames and game points encourage them to speak up, and create a fun environment for discussion or critique. Come see examples of how we’ve used these cards in class and try them out for yourself!

Speakers
avatar for Wendi Olson

Wendi Olson

Wendi Olson is a Storytelling Instructor at the Academy of Art University in SF and the Director of Bonita Playhouse, a living room play reading series in Berkeley. She has an MA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. In her latest play, Jo's Pants, the heroine... Read More →


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

3:45pm PST

Infusing Workplace Preparation Skills in Beginning-Advanced ESL Classes
The presenter provides an overview of research on skills required in the workplace. This information is linked to activities that infuse workplace preparation skills in beginning-advanced ESL classes. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to incorporate five activities to infuse workplace readiness skills in their classes.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Price, San Diego Community College Continuing Education Program

Donna Price, San Diego Community College Continuing Education Program

Associate Professor, San Diego Community College
Donna Price has taught all levels of ESL for the San Diego Community College since 1979. She is a conference presenter and co-author of Ventures, published by Cambridge University Press.


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

3:45pm PST

Teach Writing! CALPRO Helps You Prepare Adults to Reach Their Goals
Good writing is important for a successful future in education or career. What does the research tell us about teaching writing? What do the College and Career Readiness Standards require? Learn about research-based strategies to use in your classroom, including using rubrics, and hear about professional learning offered by CALPRO.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Coleman, Adult Level Awards  Coordinator

Dave Coleman, Adult Level Awards Coordinator

ESL TEACHER ADVISOR, Central Office, CALPRO & LAUSD



Friday November 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Meeting House - Esquire

3:45pm PST

Ten Essential Linked Skills Activities: Shortcuts for Curriculum Design
This session will demonstrate how teachers can incorporate innovative lesson planning in a curriculum by using ten linked skills activities. Participants will problem solve to adapt a sample linked activity for multi-level instruction. Handouts available.


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

3:45pm PST

Transforming Your Classroom By Applying the 'Learning By Doing' Philosophy
“Learning By Doing” is a fundamental concept behind the communicative approach; however, teachers and curriculum developers have difficulty with its application. The presenters will introduce the learning by doing philosophy, facilitate a discussion on the audience's current practices, present examples, and guide the audience on implementing it into their programs.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Hays

Jim Hays

Teacher, Cal Poly English Language Institute
I'm a full-time teacher with some admin responsibilities. I love talking about ways to achieve a sense of agency as an ESL teacher and how to cope with people and policies that seem to thwart agency.



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

8:30am PST

8:30am PST

The Future of Communicative Language Teaching
Is the communicative approach the last word in language learning? What role does grammar play in this approach? Workshop participants will explore the seven principles outlined in Zoltan Dornyei's Principled Communicative Approach and learn ways to address these principles in their lesson planning.

Speakers
DJ

Dennis Johnson

retired, City College of San Francisco
Ventures co-author


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

8:30am PST

Vocabulary C.O.U.R.T.- A Multifaceted Approach for Intermediate and Advanced Learners.
The importance of “how” is emphasized in this series of mini-lessons that demonstrate specific strategies and address various topics within vocabulary learning for advanced students. Participants will receive sample lessons that help students overcome the “vocabulary plateau” through five key areas: Collocations, Organization, Using a Dictionary, Roots, and Technology.



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

8:30am PST

Working With Students with Interrupted Formal Education: Planning Future Instruction
This session explores the causes of interrupted schooling (grades 3-12) and the impact this educational gap has on academic achievement. Suggested programming for a culturally and linguistically appropriate classroom to address the academic and non-academic needs of these students is the focus of the presentation. Handouts 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 8:30am - 9:30am PST
Meeting House - Sunset

1:45pm PST

Oral Language Solutions for your Vietnamese Learners
The co-authors of Compelling Conversations, Vietnam will introduce common misunderstandings regarding why your Vietnamese students struggle with English pronunciation. Come and discover how to prepare your Vietnamese students for academic success through successful exercises as discussed in the textbook.

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Nguyen, American Language Program, CSUF

Teresa Nguyen, American Language Program, CSUF

Full-time Faculty, CSUF, American Language Program
avatar for Eric Roth, USC

Eric Roth, USC

Author, Teacher, and Publisher, Chimayo Press
Eric H. Roth teaches international graduate students the pleasures and perils of academic writing and public speaking in English at the University of Southern California (USC), and holds the title of “Master Lecturer”. He also writes and edits ESL/EFL books for English language... Read More →



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

1:45pm PST

The Happiest Place on Earth: Your Classroom
Students feeling lackluster? Invigorate them with the magic of Disney! Come to our workshop where we will show you how to minimize prep while maximizing student engagement with the universal stories that Disney has brought to all walks of life.


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

1:45pm PST

Where’s the Evidence? Referring Back to the Text
Teaching our students to look back at the text for answers to comprehension questions is a skill that needs to be sharpened to be ready for the new CASAS reading tests arriving in 2017. Explore the College and Career Readiness Standards and work together on incorporating them into your teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Teske

Margaret Teske

ESL Instructional Support Mgr., Mt. San Antonio College
CATESOL Education Foundation - current president, member of TELL-IG, past president of CATESOL, love bird watching, jigsaw puzzles and playing American Mahjong



Saturday November 19, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Royal Palm Salon 6

3:00pm PST

Assessment for New Teachers
This workshop will provide an overview of traditional and performance based assessment, including portfolios and rubrics, for new ELD and ESL teachers. With a current emphasis on accountability in teaching, it is critical that those new to teaching understand basic concepts about assessment and how assessment informs instruction.


CATESOL2 pptx

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

3:00pm PST

Fun Activities to Get Your Students Talking and Moving
Do you like the idea of using communicative games and activities but don’t really know where to begin? If you want to spice up your classes with engaging, student-centered tasks that can be integrated into any lesson plan and adapted to a variety of levels, this workshop is for you!


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

3:00pm PST

Tech Up Your Citizenship Class
Empower students to use technology to prepare for their Citizenship Interview. Participants will trace the transformation of a ten question Naturalization interview from a text file to an audio/visual file, online activity, mobile app, and more! Use these tools to encourage frequent practice, greater fluency, and success!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Gagliardi

Jennifer Gagliardi

trainer, OTAN
US Citizenship, ESL, Digital Literacy, Google Docs



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

3:00pm PST

The Sound and the Fury: Making Reading a Vibrant & Engaging Classroom Learning Experience!
How can teachers increase student reading engagement, comprehension, and reading test scores all at the same time? This workshop will facilitate and explain how to use several critical readings aids, strategies, and techniques such as essential questions, ELL/ELD and SAT/ACT customized reading logs, and other critical reading practices. Handouts.

Speakers
avatar for Gene R. Urrutia

Gene R. Urrutia

ELA/ELD/Newcomer Instructor, Parlier Unified School District
Hi Everyone, First, thank you so much for signing up for my session or considering it. I know there are a lot of great ones to attend. I really appreciate it, and I hope you are challenged there. Again, thank you. CATESOL has posed the question of, “What should people talk... Read More →


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