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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
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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.

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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

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

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

9:45am PST

From Past De-contextualized Paraphrasing to Future Contextualized Success
Unlike in the past, many textbooks now include paraphrasing exercises. Unfortunately, for students’ future success, many exercises are de-contextualized and provide unrealistic practice. Fear Not! Contextualized, real-life paraphrase awaits you in this workshop. We’ll briefly discuss importance of context, practice a cool exercise, and brainstorm revisions for your existing assignments.

Speakers
avatar for Cristin Boyd

Cristin Boyd

Instructor, DeAnza Community College & SJSU-Linguistics
Link for presentation handouts boydsteachingresources.pbworks.com I have taught ESL/EFL for going on 20 years. Love teaching, hate grading (but do it anyways). I teach a lot of upper level writing courses, advanced reading, and critical thinking. I'm thrilled to be sharing some... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am PST
Royal Palm Salon 6

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

11:00am PST

Music To My Ears: Grammar Review Through Song 2.0
Participants will learn how song can be a successful method of instruction to reinforce form, meaning, and use in an authentic way. This workshop is geared towards intermediate-advanced level students in a post-secondary setting, but can be adapted for use for primary through secondary school-aged children.

Speakers
avatar for Faith Litchock-Morellato

Faith Litchock-Morellato

Assistant Professor, Wentworth Institute of Technology



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

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

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
 
Saturday, November 19
 

8:30am PST

8:30am PST

Using Common Core to Develop Activities for Short Stories
The Common Core State Standards provide a valuable framework to use when designing activities for short stories. In this workshop, primarily for IEP and university preparation program teachers, participants review the standards and apply them to writing questions and designing activities for fiction.



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

8:30am PST

Using SLO Data to Revise Your Course Outlines
After writing SLOs for all our grammar/writing courses, faculty discovered that the course outlines did not fall into a sequence that made sense for either teaching or testing. Faculty formed teams to write lists of grammar items and writing skills by level. This led to better course outlines. Handouts.


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

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

1:45pm PST

Breaking Down the Text to Build Up the Paraphrase
The ability to integrate text sources through paraphrase is a crucial and complicated skill for academic ESL writers. In this interactive workshop, participants will discover and apply strategies and techniques to assist learners by focusing on their relevant linguistic resources through close reading activities and giving them scaffolded practice in paraphrasing.



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

1:45pm PST

Designated and Integrated English Language Development - the State's Perspective
The presenters will provide an overview on the implementation of the California English Language Development Standards in relation to the California state standards for English language arts, math, and science. The presenters will provide insight on how the ELD Standards can be utilized to support the language and subject content area learning for English learners.

Speakers
avatar for Elena Fajardo

Elena Fajardo

Administrator, Language Policy and Leadership Office, California Department of Education
The Language Policy and Leadership Office resides in the English Learner Support Division. This office oversees and provides technical assistance for the English Learner Roadmap, the State Seal of Biliteracy program, Title III of the Every Student Succeeds Act, Dual Immersion and... Read More →
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Deb Reeves-Gutierrez

California Department of Education



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

1:45pm PST

Grammar for Academic Writing: Discursive Pedagogical Strategies
This workshop presents discourse-based techniques for teaching grammar for academic writing in classes containing both ESL and Generation 1.5 students. Participants will engage in practical activities, develop strategies in creating own instructional materials and tailoring them to the students’ needs. All materials are adaptable to K-12 and native-speaker/Gen 1.5 settings.


Handout docx

Saturday November 19, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Royal Palm Salon 4

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

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

Slow SLOs? Quick, Quick SLOs: Creating Effective/Efficient SLO Assessments
Creating effective Student Learning Objective (SLO) assessments and data collection methods can often be overwhelming and time-consuming due to improper selection of assessment methods and ambiguous directions to instructors. This practical session will show participants how to easily formulate SLO assessments using a simple 5-step process and template.


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

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