TESOL 2015 International Conference Sessions

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Participants attending TESOL 2015 International Conference, please join me at 4 sessions. I’m presenting at the following:

1.  Reaching English Learners Living With Trauma and Chronic Stress, March 25th 1PM-5PM (Ticketed Event) (co-presented with Judie Haynes): Many English learners and others experience trauma, violence, and chronic stress that affects school engagement and achievement. Reaching ELs who lack the language to express themselves as well as the growing population of students experiencing this phenomenon is a challenge for educators. Learn policies and practices that support students and discover how to establish a safe and trusting learning environment in your school.

2. Corwin TeachALL: Developmental rubrics for teacher growth, March 26th, 9:30am-10:15am Convention Center 203D: This session addresses the use of developmental rubrics specifically designed to promote teacher growth and effectiveness to serve the needs of academic language learners.  These rubrics are the basis of a powerful new classroom-based observational app, featuring customizable data collection instruments and video exemplars focused on effective teaching strategies.

3.  Supporting Emergent Bilinguals Reading Development by Engaging Teachers, Parents, and Students (with Dr. Christel Broady, Dr. Jamie Harrison, Dr. Kelly Hill, and Dr. Sue Seay). March 26th 1:00pm-2:45pm Convention Center 104D: Academic Session.  This session focus on how to support the reading development of emergent bilinguals by engaging teachers, parents and students.  RTI, pre-service, teacher education and parental engagement are discussed.  Also, we explore the use of technology, sociocultural, linguistic, academic and think-to-learn strengths to enhance reading strategies and motivation.

4.  Environmental Education for ELs in the Age of Common Core March 27th 1pm-2:45pm room 204 (with Anne Marie Luu and Amy King): This session discusses how to merge students’ desire to understand and protect the environment while meeting the rigor the the Common Core in elementary education.  We present how to nurture students’ curiosity to transform their community through project-based (service-learning) language learning using integrated/interdisciplinary science, social studies, reading and math content to explore environmental stewardship.


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