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Friday, November 18

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

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.

Handout docx

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

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.

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

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.


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

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.

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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 →

Deb Reeves-Gutierrez

California Department of Education

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

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.


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