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TESOL 2014 International Convention & English Language Expo

March 26 - 29, 2014
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR
View the conference website.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pre-Convention Institute:
Research-Based Oral Language and Vocabulary Development in Content Instruction
Supported by research, but with an emphasis on practical strategies, participants learn about strategic vocabulary selection and instruction for English learners. Building on what participants learn about vocabulary, participants spend the second half of the workshop identifying methods for developing listening and speaking proficiency that targets academic language acquisition in the content areas.

In this workshop, participants select vocabulary words to target for direct instruction and identify word-learning strategies to teach these words; create activities that promote a comprehensive approach to vocabulary instruction; identify conditions and strategies that lead to oral language development in academic environments; help students better comprehend in “passive” academic listening scenarios; and, use scaffolding techniques for modeling and eliciting language-rich, oral responses during content instruction.

Presenter: Annie Duguay
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday, March 27, 2014

On the Same Page: Teacher Education for Content Area Colleagues
ELLs have better educational opportunity when all teachers are on the same page when it comes to ELL-responsive instruction. This intersection brings together ELL professionals from three interest sections to discussion ways for inviting, preparing, and assisting K-12 content area teachers to teach with ELLs effectively in mainstream classrooms.

Presenters include: Jennifer Himmel
9:30-11:15 am
Convention Center C124

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Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instruction for EL Academic Success
This academic session focuses on programmatic, instructional, and home-school best practices for secondary English learners. Experts will address the following topics: implementation of district-wide sheltered instruction professional development aligned to Common Core and WIDA standards; instructional considerations for SIFE; family engagement; and designing Native/Heritage Language Arts curriculum.

Presenters include: Marybelle Marrero-Colon
1:00-2:45 pm
Convention Center PB251

How to Get Published in ESOL and Applied Linguistics Serials
TESOL Quarterly coeditors, Brian Paltridge and Ahmar Mahboob, and a panel of working journal editors outline the process of submitting a paper and answer audience questions. Topics include the review process, writing an article from a thesis project, and the particular areas of interest for each journal represented.

Presenters include: Terrence G. Wiley
2:00-4:45 pm
Convention Center B112

Empowering Heritage, Community, and Native American Learners Through Digital Stories
Learn about the Handbook of Heritage, Community, and Native American Languages in the United States: Research, Policy, and Educational Practice, published by Routledge and CAL. The featured chapter, Multiliteracies and Digital Stories: Empowering Heritage Language Learners, illustrates how digital stories engage students in meaningful language practices.

Presenters: Terrence G. Wiley and Polina Vinogradova (American University)
4:00-4:45 pm
Convention Center B115

CAL Research-Based Resources for K–12 Educators
Learn about CAL’s newest research-based resources designed to help educators boost the achievement of ELLs. The session features authentic classroom videos with companion guides to inform your classroom practice and provides information on key topics for educators including the Common Core and academic literacy.

Presenters: M. Beatriz Arias, Jennifer Himmel, Annie Duguay
5:00-5:45 pm
Convention Center B115

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Overseas ESL for U.S-Bound Refugees: Challenges and Opportunities
In previous decades, U.S.-bound refugees were offered predeparture ESL; these programs were later eliminated. Presenters describe the history of overseas ESL for refugee populations, share the findings of recent overseas ESL pilots, and note challenges and opportunities in light of past experience and current resettlement trends and needs.

Presenters: Sanja Bebic, Miriam Burt
9:30-10:15 am
Convention Center C126

Developing Language and Pre-Literacy Skills in Early Childhood with SIOP
SIOP professional development specialists will describe the adjustments made to SIOP Model workshops in a large urban district to address the unique needs of Pre-K and kindergarten English learners. They demonstrate how to write and display content and language objectives, teach learning strategies, and develop vocabulary for emerging readers and writers.

Presenters: Julie Mazrum, Annie Duguay
1:00-1:45 pm
Convention Center C120

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Developing Academic Language and Literacy for Students in Grades 4-12
New national standards provide opportunities to re-conceptualize what language development means for ELs in academic contexts. Taking a 21st century approach to language and literacy development, presenters show how language is embedded in new standards’ practices, and apply the approach to US history lessons using multimodal strategies.

Presenters: Laura Wright, Annie Duguay
2:00-3:45 pm
Convention Center D133

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Scaffolding Academic Language for Quality Interaction Through SIOP and CCSS
Presenters will explain how teachers can use the Interaction component of the SIOP Model to construct effective academic discussions to increase English learners’ academic language development. Presenters will outline how to identify, teach, and scaffold the use of language students should use in academic conversations as prescribed by the CCSS.

Presenters: Julie Mazrum, Marybelle Marrero-Colon
3:00-3:45 pm
Convention Center A109

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Teaching English Reading Skills and Fraud Awareness With Online Materials
Persons with low literacy in English may be vulnerable to scams. Avoiding fraud is a practical life skill. Presenters describe resources from the Federal Trade Commission website that were developed for such readers and provide strategies for using them to increase awareness while reinforcing reading, writing, and listening skills.

Presenters include: Deborah Kennedy, Miriam Burt
4:00-4:45 pm
Convention Center F149

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