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Friday, November 18

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

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.


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

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.

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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
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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

3:45pm PST

Back to the Future, Docs! Better Writing with Google Docs
Rev up your DeLoreans - we’re going to the future of writing with Google Docs! Traditional expectations of writing will fade like an old photograph as this session shows how participants can use GDocs to increase productivity, creativity and autonomy while reducing workload and allowing more time for students’ individual needs.

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Brent Warner

Assistant Professor, Irvine Valley College
Brent is a professor of ESL at Irvine Valley College. He's an EdTech enthusiast who enjoys discussing incorporating the latest technologies into lessons as well as the times when tech isn't the answer. Brent blends technology into his lessons and talks about them on his podcasts about... Read More →

Friday November 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Meeting House - Sunrise
Saturday, November 19

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

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!

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Jennifer Gagliardi

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

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