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Thursday, October 19
 

9:00am

Conference Schedule at a Glance
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Thursday October 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:00pm
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4:00pm

Conference Registration
The pre-registration period has ended. Here are the rates for on-site registration:

 On-Site            One Day Rate
 Oct. 19-22*      Oct. 20, or 21-22* 
$280                   $205     Member 
$355                   $280     Non-member 
$210                   $130     Student: Member
$260                   $180     Student: Non-member
$130                   $80        International 

   *Sunday morning workshops included with Saturday attendance.

More registration info available at https://catesol2017.wixsite.com/conference/register

Thursday October 19, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm
CC Lobby

7:00pm

PLENARY: Digital Literacy: Be Not Afraid (in Ballroom B)
ROOM CHANGE: From Ballroom C to Ballroom B

As if ESOL educators did not have enough responsibilities already, we are now expected to ensure that we and our students are digitally literate. There are now multiple “literacies,” and they involve much more than just knowing how to use a computer.

#catesolchat

CATESOL 2017 Award Winners are announced at the beginning of each plenary.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Siskin

Claire Siskin

Consultant


Thursday October 19, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
CC Ballroom B

8:30pm

President's Opening Reception
Following the Thursday Opening Plenary, please join us as we welcome conference attendees and honor all of the volunteers who made this year’s conference possible. There will be live music and a no-host bar.

Thursday October 19, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
H1 Magnolia
 
Friday, October 20
 

7:00am

Conference Registration
The pre-registration period has ended. Here are the rates for on-site registration:

 On-Site            One Day Rate
 Oct. 19-22*      Oct. 20, or 21-22* 
$280                   $205     Member 
$355                   $280     Non-member 
$210                   $130     Student: Member
$260                   $180     Student: Non-member
$130                   $80        International 

   *Sunday morning workshops included with Saturday attendance.

More registration info available at https://catesol2017.wixsite.com/conference/register

Friday October 20, 2017 7:00am - 6:00pm
CC Lobby

7:00am

Conference Schedule at a Glance
If you have trouble viewing the image below, open the attached PDF to see a one-page overview of the conference schedule.



Friday October 20, 2017 7:00am - 10:00pm
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7:30am

Newcomers' Orientation
Is this your first time at a CATESOL Annual Conference? Are you wondering how to make sense of the thick program book? Come, meet the incoming President of CATESOL, and become part of the CATESOL family!
We invite you to join us as we go through the program and help you understand the conference schedule. We'll highlight the many activities you can take advantage of to make the most of the conference and answer your questions. Grab some coffee and a highlighter, join us, and meet other newcomers of the CATESOL conference!

Friday October 20, 2017 7:30am - 8:15am
CC Exhibit Hall

7:30am

Continental Breakfast
Don't start your day on an empty stomach. Breakfast is provided to conference attendees until it runs out.

Friday October 20, 2017 7:30am - 9:30am
CC Exhibit Hall

8:30am

Translanguaging: Strategic uses of Students’ First Languages
Drawing on the work of García’s extensive research with emergent bilinguals, the presenter defines translanguaging and distinguishes it from code switching. She describes strategic uses of translanguaging, providing specific classroom examples of how translanguaging leads to the acquisition of English, supports content learning, and affirms student identity.

Speakers

Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
CC Ballroom H

8:30am

Immigrants and Refugees Welcome: from English learning to full participation
ESL providers are uniquely positioned to advance the integration of immigrants and refugees into their new communities. The ALLIES Immigrant Integration Framework offers an innovative way to identify, implement and measure the critical factors for successful immigrant integration, and invites cross-sector collaboration and innovative classroom practices.

Speakers
avatar for Ilse Pollet

Ilse Pollet

Executive Director, ALLIES



Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
CC 206

8:30am

Implementing CETA in multi-level ESL classes: Three viewpoints
Learn about an innovative Community ESL Teaching Assistants (CETA) project. In the project, university TESL students volunteer weekly in multilevel adult school ESL classes. Our panel includes three CETA team leaders’ viewpoints including challenges and how CETA is addressing them to improve experiences of adult ESL students, teachers and volunteers.




Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
CC 203

8:30am

AAA (Answer, Add, and Ask): A Practical Conversation Tool for Classrooms
Many learners have trouble conducting a smooth, continuous conversation: One-word answers, an over focus on accuracy, and not asking questions are common, causing conversation to die out. We will demonstrate AAA, a structured conversational activity, to increase learner fluency and build confidence, and have teachers apply it to their contexts.



Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
H2 Stevens Creek

8:30am

Abstract to Concrete: Making Sense of College-level Reading
College students read to comprehend AND to respond. For ELLs, this requires having both strong academic language and literacy skills to process abstract, complex academic texts. Using college textbooks as a base, this presentation introduces a three-step process to prepare students for academic reading challenges. Handouts and resources provided.

Speakers
avatar for John Liang

John Liang

Professor of TESOL & Applied Linguistics, Biola University
A native of Guangzhou, China, John loves language studies and enjoys exploring theory and practice in language learning and teaching! He currently teaches in the graduate and undergraduate TESOL programs at Biola University, La Mirada, California. Before joining the faculty at Biola... Read More →
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Sydney Rice

ESL Department Chair and Associate Professor, ESL, Imperial Valley College


Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
H2 Winchester

8:30am

Encouraging Students’ Persistence in the 21st Century
Adult students are driven to ESL classes to pursue their education, employment and family goals as well as enhance their communication skills. However, student persistence can sometimes be a struggle. How can ESL teachers apply 21st century teaching to promote student persistence? Attend to learn proven effective tips and techniques.

Speakers
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Hillary Hartman

MiraCosta College
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Mariana Silva

ESL Instructor, MiraCosta College


Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
H2 Lawrence

8:30am

Noncredit Pathways - VESL Career Paths Program
VESL Career Paths Program at Mt. SAC, which is a CDCP program, provides advanced level noncredit ESL students with contextualized curriculum and pathways to higher education and career advancement. This presentation showcases how the program serves often marginalized noncredit students and prepares them to transition to credit and vocational programs.


Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
H2 Lafayette

8:30am

Reconsidering Our Role: Writing Centers, Grammar, & Multilingual Writers - CANCELED
CANCELED

Proofreading in writing centers is an on-going debate as researchers/practitioners grapple with
whether or not it fits into foundational writing center pedagogy. Despite this struggle, the demand for multilingual writers to produce linguistically accurate documents persists. In this session, the presenter addresses a conceptual framework championing writing centers as ideal spaces for the development of grammatical accuracy.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren D. Carroll, Azusa Pacific University

Lauren D. Carroll, Azusa Pacific University

Assistant Professor, Azusa Pacific University


Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
H2 Bayshore E

8:30am

ELLs Attending Large Lectures: Invisible Students, Unknown Needs
Active learning techniques that turn traditional lectures into interactive learning experiences hold great promise for helping mainstream students succeed in higher education STEM classes, but do they also serve ELLs? This study seeks answers via surveys, interviews, field notes, and other data from a large lecture introductory Biology class.


Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
H2 Alameda

8:30am

Use of Mobile Phones in ESL/EFL Classrooms: A Study - CANCELED
CANCELED

The researcher focuses on the activities students do with mobile phones in English language classrooms, the frequencies of such activities, and their opinions in using mobile phones in their English language learning process. The attendees can get firsthand information about using mobile phones in typical Nepalese ESL/EFL classrooms by students.


Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
CC 208

8:30am

Embedding Academic Rigor into 21st Century Adult ESL Instruction
Explore how to systematically embed increased rigor in your adult English language teaching. Presenters share activities that address analyzing texts, building vocabulary with an emphasis on academic words, and infusing academic language and critical thinking at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Participants receive detailed handouts and access to online resources.

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Ramirez, Author for Cambridge University Press

Sylvia Ramirez, Author for Cambridge University Press

Professor Emeritus, MiraCosta College
I am a Professor Emeritus at MiraCosta College, a teacher educator, writer, consultant and a recipient of the California Hayward award for excellence in education. I currently teach in the online TESOL Core Certificate Program and am a proud co-author (one of five!) of the Ventures... Read More →
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K. Lynn Savage

Teacher, Cambridge University Press
A retired ESL teacher who began when the audio-lingual method was dominant, Lynn is excited that the College and Career Readiness Standards will improve the reading curriculum for adult ESL learners. Lynn is especially interested in literacy for lower level ESL learners who are lack... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
CC 211

8:30am

Enhance Your Face-to-face Classes: Paint the CANVAS with Technology
Looking to enhance face-to-face classrooms with fun and engaging activities online? Attendees will learn about different apps within the Canvas LMS while interacting with colleagues to brainstorm ways to fit various student needs. Because incorporating technology often presents challenges, this presentation also addresses common classroom issues and offers possible solutions.


Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
CC 201

8:30am

Power of Narratives in Today's World: Meaning and Discovery
Do you believe in value of writing and power of narratives? Do you want to empower your students to write their stories? If yes, come and attend this workshop to participate in a simulation and interactive writing activities. While doing so, let's try to dispel the myth of academic writing.

Speakers
avatar for Undarmaa Maamuujav, California State University, Los Angeles

Undarmaa Maamuujav, California State University, Los Angeles

Lecturer, California State University, Los Angeles
I have taught an upper-division writing and ESL courses at Cal State LA for over a decade. This fall, I am teaching freshman composition at Cal State LA and Academic English at UCI. My research interests are composition rhetoric, teaching writing to multi-lingual speakers, critical... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
CC 202

8:30am

Self Care for ESL Teachers
Teaching can be stressful in the 21st century classroom. How can teachers support students without burning out? They must weave self-care into busy schedules. Attendees of this session will examine strategies for managing workload, practicing mindfulness, and focusing on areas of teaching that bring joy. Attendees participate and share their own successful strategies.


Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
CC 207

8:30am

What Does Effective Teaching Look Like for Adult Education?
The federal adult education office recently released a set of teacher competencies for adult educators, and CALPRO offers professional development to help teachers become familiar with them. In this session you will receive a list of the competencies and participate in activities to help you apply them to your teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Reyes

Kristi Reyes

Noncredit ESL Instructor, MiraCosta College
Technology integration: online/hybrid, flipped, and blended instruction in adult ESL. Career-Track ESL. Columnist and trainer for OTAN http://www.otan.us. Facilitator for CALPRO http://calpro-online.org/


Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
H2 Bayshore W

8:30am

Break Out of the Box with Breakout EDU
Breakout EDU ignites student learning through games that require players to use critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication to solve puzzles in order to break open the box. This exciting strategy has inspired teachers around the world to create engaging, out-of-the-box learning experiences. Come see what BreakoutEDU is all about. Limited to 20 participants.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Rouse

Wendy Rouse

Associate Professor, San Jose State Univeristy
Wendy L. Rouse is an associate professor in the Department of History at San Jose State University (SJSU). Rouse is a former high school history teacher who presently teaches future teachers in the Social Science Teacher Preparation Program at SJSU.


Friday October 20, 2017 8:30am - Saturday October 21, 2017 9:15am
CC 205

9:30am

Community College Classroom Management Issues and Suggestions
Classroom management training often gets less emphasis in teacher training programs (Eisenman et alia 2015); however, being prepared to expect the unexpected can help foster a better learning environment (Schroeder and Robertson 2008). The presenter will discuss potential student issues at the community college level and offer suggestions.



Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
H2 Bayshore W

9:30am

Got Standards!
Worried about the new English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) and College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) for technology? Not a problem! This workshop reviews the new standards and provides activities to meet these standards for your use on Monday morning.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Gaer, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education

Susan Gaer, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education

Professor ESL Santa Ana college, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education
Susan Gaer is a Google Certified Innovator. She teaches ELLs at Santa Ana College and is a presenter at CATESOL (California Associaton of Teachers to Speakers of Other Languages) and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). She is actively using mobile devices effectively... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
CC 209

9:30am

100 Career Paths to Vocational English Success
Are you in search of great Vocational ESL materials? If so, this workshop is for you. 100 Career Paths to Vocational English Success will focus on the breadth of the Career Paths series and its digital offerings. You will also receive a copy of the Career Path of your choice!


Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
CC 211

9:30am

Critical Thinking Done Right: The Full Pyramid Approach
Many instructors forget that Bloom's taxonomy has six levels, spending too much time on favorite skills, and skipping others. This presentation describes the importance of covering the whole pyramid. Attendees leave with concrete suggestions for activities that help develop thinking skills from the bottom to the top.


Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
CC 210

9:30am

TED Talks: Powerful Ideas to Inspire 21st Century Learning

Have your students ever struggled to say something in English like they would say it in their native language? National Geographic Learning has partnered with TED to create dynamic learning materials that inspire students and teach essential communication skills. These materials will empower learners to speak with confidence and personality.


Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
CC 212

9:30am

Break Out of the Box with Breakout EDU
Breakout EDU ignites student learning through games that require players to use critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication to solve puzzles in order to break open the box. This exciting strategy has inspired teachers around the world to create engaging, out-of-the-box learning experiences. Come see what BreakoutEDU is all about. Limited to 20 participants.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Rouse

Wendy Rouse

Associate Professor, San Jose State Univeristy
Wendy L. Rouse is an associate professor in the Department of History at San Jose State University (SJSU). Rouse is a former high school history teacher who presently teaches future teachers in the Social Science Teacher Preparation Program at SJSU.


Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
CC 205

9:30am

Spreading the Word: Empowering Teachers in the Communications Age
After years of misinformation, it’s time for teachers to stand up for themselves and let everyone know what a great job they’re doing. In this session, we’ll destroy the myth of America’s “failing public schools” and set out an agenda to make sure that everyone soon agrees that all teachers, especially EL educators, should be better paid and more appreciated!

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Ward

Daniel Ward

Editor, Language Magazine


Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
CC Ballroom A

9:30am

Creating a Literacy Vocational ESL Curriculum for Adult Refugee Learners
There is a gap in employment-related materials specifically for teaching literacy level adult ESL learners. This presentation describes the development of a curriculum created to fill this gap focusing on contextualized lessons that target two specific skills: filling out a job application and answering questions in a job interview.



Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
H2 Winchester

9:30am

Creating Effective Electives Using a Needs-Based Approach
In an ideal curriculum, students’ needs are addressed to help achieve their goals. This presentation highlights how to use Needs Analysis as part of the ESP cycle and shares resources (created tools, course design framework, material selection guidelines, and evaluation) used to guide the creation of an IEP elective.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller

AESL instructor, Irvine Valley College



Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
H2 Stevens Creek

9:30am

Fostering fact-based writing in the classroom and workplace
In this post-truth world, promoting objectivity among inexperienced writers is vital, and ESL teachers play a critical role. Presenters demonstrate activities that hone students’ use of precise, fact-based language and that help learners eschew bias in academic and vocational writing. Attendees learn about interactive activities they can implement right away.

Speakers
avatar for Marsha Chan

Marsha Chan

Pronunciation Doctor, Sunburst Media and Mission College
You may know me as the Pronunciation Doctor on YouTube with over 2000 free videos at http://www.youtube.com/pronunciationdoctor. I am a member of the CATESOL Board of Directors as the 2018-2019 Interest Group Assistant Chair. I’m co-founder and co-coordinator of the Teaching of... Read More →
avatar for Julaine Rosner, Mission College

Julaine Rosner, Mission College

Instructor, Mission College



Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
CC Ballroom G

9:30am

One Hundred Percent Plagiarism-Free!
English Language Learners strive to meet university writing standards. Though most schools believe they explain Academic Integrity clearly, slick 21st century online marketers abuse "Integrity" language, steering ELLs into collusion and plagiarism. This session provides strategies for teaching ELLs how to keep their Academic Integrity while writing from online research.

Speakers
avatar for Kerri  McCanna, University of California Irvine Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication

Kerri McCanna, University of California Irvine Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication

ESL Writing Specialist, Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, University of California, Irvine
Kerri McCanna has enjoyed teaching English as a Foreign Language at the preschool, middle school, and adult levels for students from 5 to 72 years old, as well as face-to-face and online courses in Developmental and Freshman Composition in the College/University setting. Currently... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
H2 Bayshore E

9:30am

Online Discussion Prompts for the ELT Classroom - CANCELED
CANCELED 

How can ESOL teachers maximize discussion and dialogue in an online virtual environment? This practice-based session will demonstrate three ways to design interactive tasks to promote back and forth discussions through the use of the popular forum tool in Moodle.


Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
CC 204

9:30am

Practicing Basic Skills Using Three Apps to Build LSRW
21st century learning embraces innovative ways to practice receptive and communicative skills to motivate and engage students. Learn about three free apps and suggested uses for listening, speaking, reading, and writing practice the presenter has found invaluable for student learning in and out of the classroom (Quizlet, Padlet, Google Voice).

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Wislofsky

Cindy Wislofsky

ESL Instructor/Tech Resource Instructor, San Diego Continuing Education, S.D. Community College District



Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
CC 207

9:30am

Vocabulary Strategies That Build Independence in University Students
Vocabulary acquisition is a priority for university students yet is often difficult to consistently implement in academic classroom settings. This session demonstrates how a vocabulary-learning system is implemented to facilitate guided and independent vocabulary study. Student-driven selection of text genres and vocabulary words along with instructor-guided classroom exercises are discussed.

Speakers


Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
H2 Alameda

9:30am

CBI and CLIL: Same but Different?
The turn of this century has seen the emergence of CLIL—a dual language model involving the delivery of L2 subject matter courses. A question often posed regards the relation between CLIL and CBI. The presenter will examine the extent to which CLIL and CBI and the “same but different.”

Speakers
avatar for Donna Brinton

Donna Brinton

Author/Consultant, Educational Consultant
I work as a private educational consultant in the field of TESOL/Applied Linguistics. From 2009-2012, I was employed as Senior Lecturer at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Prior to holding this position, I worked for 27 years... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
CC Ballroom H

9:30am

Filling English Gaps: Career Workshops for International University Students
International university students compete in English for desirable positions in a global marketplace. USC hosted a series of professional English workshops for international students focused on linguistic and cultural issues. This session reviews two career workshops, shows the survey data collected, and examines the implications for ESL teachers and programs.

Speakers
RJ

Richard Jones, University of Southern California

Lecturer, University of Southern California
avatar for Eric Roth, University of Southern California

Eric Roth, University of Southern California

Master Lecturer, USC American Language Institute
Eric H. Roth teaches international graduate students the pleasures of academic writing and public speaking in English at the University of Southern California. He has taught numerous English and writing courses at Santa Monica Community College, UCLA Extension, and Cal State, Long... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
CC 202

9:30am

Language Approximations in Reading: What are they and why are they important?
We use running records and informal reading inventories to assess ELs’ reading, but which errors are a result of emergent language versus beginning literacy skills? This presentation summarizes new research on this topic, and will help you to identify the top five language-related errors EL students make when reading.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Briceño

Allison Briceño

Assistant Professor & Bilingual Program Coordinator, San José State University


Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
H2 Cypress

9:30am

'Wall Street Survivor': Innovative Teaching Tool for Business English
The presentation will demonstrate how teachers can gamify students' learning experience by using “Wall Street Survivor” to create a team based competition while incorporating lessons focusing on business vocabulary, reading, and concepts about the stock market and finance. In addition, there will be a tutorial on setting up the game.


Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
CC 203

9:30am

Becoming an Advocate for English Learners
How can teachers advocate for their learners and their families? Two presenters discuss the importance of advocacy for English Language Learners and for the TESOL profession as a whole. They explain key reasons for teachers to become advocates for English learners. They help participants develop an advocacy plan. Resources provided.

Speakers
avatar for Judith O'Loughlin

Judith O'Loughlin

Education Consultant, Language Matters Education Consultants, LLC
Judith B. O'Loughlin has taught ESL at K-12, adult education, and graduate university endorsement programs in New Jersey and elsewhere. As a consultant, she focuses on standards-based curriculum, differentiated instruction and assessment, collaborative team-teaching, newcomers with... Read More →
KW

Kristi Ward

CPS, Colton Joint Unified School District


Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
H2 Lawrence

9:30am

Explore the World of Chrome Apps and Extensions for English Language Learners
A world of powerful tools is available to English Language Learners - Chrome browser apps and extensions facilitate and enhance all language learning skills. Participants will install and use apps and extensions as they explore examples of activities they can use with their learners effectively tomorrow. Laptops with Chrome Browser recommended.

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Holt

Melinda Holt

PS II, Technology Integrator, OTAN / CAEP TAP
Project Specialist II, Tech Integrator -- Google Certified Education Trainer; Certified Google Network Administrator --- Researches, applies, and trains educators on the use of technology as well as how to collaborate online with colleagues and students. Has assisted in the development... Read More →
avatar for Blair Roy

Blair Roy

Project Specialist, Sacramento COE
OTAN



Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
CC 208

9:30am

The Sound & the Fury: Make Classroom Reading Engaging!
Some teachers and their students cringe when reading challenging texts. How can teachers scaffold and breakdown texts to support critical thinking in 21st century classes? This presentation illustrates how three reading strategies can help to engage students with fiction and informational texts. Handouts.

Speakers
avatar for Gene R. Urrutia

Gene R. Urrutia

ELA/ELD/Newcomer Instructor, Big Picture High School
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 →


Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
CC 201

9:30am

The Translanguaging Project: A Multilingual Pedagogy for Student Advocacy
The innovative pedagogical practice of translanguaging promotes an equitable learning environment, provides practical learning strategies, and empowers students in developing their English voice. Participants are invited to explore how translanguaging can be incorporated with project-based learning applicable across disciplines and aligned with CCR Standards and EL Civics Objective #53.

Speakers
RV

Rita Van Dyke-Kao

Mt. San Antonio College
avatar for Christina Yanuaria

Christina Yanuaria

Instructor, City College of San Francisco, Laney College
Student Support Services, Student Advocacy, Equity in the Classroom, Learning Styles and Strategies, Non-Credit ESL, Professional Development



Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
H2 Lafayette

9:30am

Publisher and Vendor Exhibits
Browse and shop for the titles and ESL materials you need all in one location. The reps are here to answer your questions and help you!

Friday October 20, 2017 9:30am - 5:00pm
CC Exhibit Hall

9:55am

Co-Creating Classroom Agreements
This interactive session seeks to stimulate discussion about the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of negotiated classroom agreements. Using narratives drawn from personal experience, as well as materials and practices developed by the presenter, the work aims to provide teachers, researchers, and teacher learners with practical resources that can be used to design and implement student-teacher negotiated classroom agreements.



Friday October 20, 2017 9:55am - 10:10am
H2 Bayshore W

9:55am

Digital Infographics: Teaching and Learning Tools for the 21st Century
In an increasingly visual world, digital infographics are effective tools that students can use to present visually appealing data, information, and statistics. This 20-minute teaching tip will introduce the use of digital infographic tools such as Visme and Venngage that can be incorporated into ESL reading, writing, and content classes.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Bardasz

Suzanne Bardasz

ESP/EAP/ESL Instructor, University of California, Davis



Friday October 20, 2017 9:55am - 10:10am
CC 209

10:30am

Reconsidering Recasts: Optimizing Corrective Oral Feedback for Adult Learners
Recasts are a preferred method for correcting speaking errors in the classroom. Unfortunately, this gentle form of feedback usually goes unnoticed. This presentation addresses the reasons for this and the dilemmas to providing corrective oral feedback for adult language learners. Is there a better way?

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Edmond, California State University, Northridge

Jessica Edmond, California State University, Northridge

Board Member/ESL Teacher, MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity)
Jessica Edmond is a TESL graduate student at California State University, Northridge. Her research on the effectiveness of oral corrective feedback in the adult ESL classroom is part of her master's portfolio. Her special interest in adult education comes from her 5 years of experience... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 10:50am
CC 205

10:30am

Classroom Mixers and Grouping Techniques in ESL Classroom
If you need some ideas of how to spice up your class time, this practical session is for you! Engaging mixers that are fun and require minimum preparation will be demonstrated. In addition, I will explain a few playful (and not) ways to re-organize your class into pairs and groups.


Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 10:50am
H2 Alameda

10:30am

Grading Writing: Beyond Bleeding Essays
Do you love to teach writing but dread grading essays? If so, then come and learn a couple of time saving rubrics that will put the joy back into reading essays!



Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 10:50am
H2 Cypress

10:30am

Activities Your Textbook Can’t Do -- ROOM CHANGE
ROOM CHANGE from San Thomas to CC 206

Many effective language strategies require going beyond the textbook. For example, it is important to incorporate activities that reach kinesthetic, visual, and interpersonal as well as verbal learners. It is also important to provide activities that develop skills – such as using technology – that learners will need outside the classroom.

In this demonstration, Ventures authors provide examples of activities in each of these areas.

Speakers
GB

Gretchen Bitterlin

author, San Diego Continuing Education, retired, Cambridge University Press
Co-author of Ventures. I have 40+ years experience teaching adult level ESL.
DJ

Dennis Johnson

City College of San Francisco, Retired
avatar for Sylvia Ramirez, Author for Cambridge University Press

Sylvia Ramirez, Author for Cambridge University Press

Professor Emeritus, MiraCosta College
I am a Professor Emeritus at MiraCosta College, a teacher educator, writer, consultant and a recipient of the California Hayward award for excellence in education. I currently teach in the online TESOL Core Certificate Program and am a proud co-author (one of five!) of the Ventures... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
CC 206

10:30am

Introducing Burlington BASICS - The Solution for Your Low Literacy Students!
Come check out Burlington BASICS - the new, comprehensive curriculum for literacy level classes! Specifically developed for low-level adult ESL learners, Burlington BASICS provides everything to teach the four basic language skills so that your students can function in their everyday lives at work, at school, and in their community.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Goeltzenleuchter

Amy Goeltzenleuchter

Burlington English


Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
CC 211

10:30am

Protecting Our Children and their Families from the Threat of Deportation
Educators and institutions play a critical role in helping to create learning environments free from the threat of deportation, racism, bullying and hate. As immigration raids across the country intensify, we need to be ready to defend the rights of children and their families, and to protect those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status and others on our campuses and in our communities from the threat of deportation. The AFT and its partners across the country are on the front-lines fighting to keep families and communities together. Join us for a candid conversation about immigration and ICE raids. Learn about the tools and resources available to educators, school support staff and community partners to help undocumented students fight back against the attacks, defend DACA and help communities prepare for an immigration customs and enforcement (ICE) raid.

Speakers
avatar for César Moreno Pérez

César Moreno Pérez

Associate Director, Human Rights & Community Relations Department, American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
César Moreno-Pérez is an associate director in the AFT’s human rights and community relations department. He currently oversees the AFT’s work on immigration, unaccompanied and refugee children, and U.S. child labor, and is an integral part of the team that guides the AFT’s... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
H2 Stevens Creek

10:30am

Evaluating Evaluations: Analyzing Students' Responses to Teacher-Distributed Course Feedback Surveys
Can ongoing student feedback in a non-credit community college classroom provide valuable information that can formatively develop a course to help give students what they want? This poster will delve into research that analyzes this question, while looking at the benefits, complications, applications, and further inquiry of course evaluations.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Simons, City College San Francisco

Amanda Simons, City College San Francisco

Noncredit ESL Instructor, City College San Francisco



Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
CC Exhibit Hall

10:30am

Grammar at a Traffic Stop
Traffic stops can be challenging encounters, especially for English learners. This poster shows how teachers can integrate the content of a traffic stop into the instruction of the past progressive through a number of controlled, guided, and communicative practice activities, modeling how grammar instruction can meet students’ survival needs.

Speakers
SS

Savyonne Steindler

Orange Coast College, International Education Center at Orange Coast College


Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
CC Exhibit Hall

10:30am

Helping ESL Students Deal With Acts of Discrimination
This poster session will showcase a two-week-lesson module that focuses on helping ESL students deal with acts of discrimination. Also on display will be the short paragraphs that students wrote at the end of the module describing an experience they or someone close to them had with regard to discrimination.

Speakers
MM

Myo Myint

Language Arts Division Chair, Mission College
I have been at Mission College for nearly 20 years. I have served as ESL Department chair for about ten of those years and as the Language Arts Division chair from 2010 to present. Before coming to Mission College, I taught EFL at both Thailand and Burma (Myanmar) for about 15 years... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
CC Exhibit Hall

10:30am

Immigrants and Refugees Welcome: The ALLIES Immigrant Integration Framework
ESL providers are uniquely positioned to advance the integration of immigrants and refugees into their new communities. The ALLIES Immigrant Integration Framework offers an innovative way to identify, implement and measure the critical factors for successful immigrant integration, and invites cross-sector collaboration and innovative classroom practices.

Speakers
avatar for Ilse Pollet

Ilse Pollet

Executive Director, ALLIES



Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
CC Exhibit Hall

10:30am

Japanese College Students’ Acceptance of Social Diversity-Races, Gender Roles, and LGBT in EFL classroom
This study investigated students’ acceptance of social diversity. The data were collected from 210 college students, who were asked how they felt about “non-traditional” figures in a textbook, such as non-Caucasian English speakers, and a gay married couple. From these findings, teaching implications were suggested for ESL/EFL education.


Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
CC Exhibit Hall

10:30am

The Effects of Sentence Writing on Vocabulary Learning
This presentation describes a study that explored the role of sentence writing in vocabulary learning. This study incorporated a sentence-writing strategy into an English language curriculum to investigate its effects on the depth of EFL learners’ vocabulary knowledge; it further elicited learners’ perceptions toward the effectiveness of the strategy used.

Speakers
YC

Ying Chin Lai

Chung Shan Medical University


Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
CC Exhibit Hall

10:30am

Choosing Tech Tools to Reach Your Pronunciation Goals
Despite its great promise, technology sometimes seems more like an enemy than an ally. But by focusing on pronunciation teaching goals and tasks, we can find tools that support our objectives. Learn to choose tech tools to provide pronunciation models, record learners’ pronunciation, and offer effective pronunciation practice.

Speakers
avatar for Marla Yoshida

Marla Yoshida

Academic Coordinator, University of California, Irvine, Division of Continuing Education



Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
CC 209

10:30am

Understanding Refugee Perspectives - There's no bus in my brain!
It is critical ESL teachers have a deep understanding of the refugees’ journey. My presentation will focus on two case studies about refugees from Nepal and Ukraine. I will also discuss how working with local community resources can open the door to understanding this student population.

Speakers
KB

Kathryn Bayley, Community Colleges of Spokane

ESL Teacher, East Side Union High School District
Began in Corporate America (Silicon Valley)...Decided I needed to do something "real" with my life, re-educated and became an ESL Teacher. One of the best decisions of my life. My interests are advocating for refugees, astronomy and space exploration



Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
H2 Lafayette

10:30am

Combining Acceleration, Reading/Composition, and Critical Thinking for Civic Engagement
Compelling students to critically engage in current problems and topics of civic engagement empowers their advocacy for a more equitable community. See how the presenter has used varied readings and acceleration principles to design an integrated reading/composition course preparing students for college courses around civic engagement topics.

Speakers
RL

Ruth Luman, Modesto Junior College

English Language Instructor, Modesto Junior College



Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
CC 204

10:30am

Connecting Language & Literacy
A partnership between a County Office of Education and a local district resulted in teacher-created units in which literacy and language are interwoven with content-area topics.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Stidman, Woodlake Unified School District

Nancy Stidman, Woodlake Unified School District

Principal, Francis J. White Learning Center
I have been the principal at Francis J. White Learning Center for11 years. It is a K-2 school in the rural city of Woodlake and services about 500 students. Fifty percent of the student population are English Language Learners. We have worked diligently the past three years to... Read More →
LG

Laura Gonzalez

Staff Development & Curriculum Specialist, ELA/ELD, Tulare County Office of Education
Laura A. Gonzalez serves as an English language arts (ELA)/English lanugage development (ELD) specialist at Tulare County Office of Education. Her work supports the integration of ELD standards into content areas, supporting teachers as they design designated ELD lessons. She provides... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
CC 203

10:30am

English Language Lifts for the 21st Century Shifts
Adult ELLs are tasked with meeting the same college and career readiness standards as their English-speaking peers. Investigate ways to help learners meet this challenge using the 2016 English Language Proficiency Standards. Collaborate, using ready-made planning tools, to correlate learning objectives, language strategies, instructional scaffolds and standards. All resources provided.

Speakers
avatar for Jayme Adelson-Goldstein

Jayme Adelson-Goldstein

Consultant - PD Specialist - OUP Author, Lighthearted Learning
avatar for Sylvia Ramirez, Author for Cambridge University Press

Sylvia Ramirez, Author for Cambridge University Press

Professor Emeritus, MiraCosta College
I am a Professor Emeritus at MiraCosta College, a teacher educator, writer, consultant and a recipient of the California Hayward award for excellence in education. I currently teach in the online TESOL Core Certificate Program and am a proud co-author (one of five!) of the Ventures... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
H2 Winchester

10:30am

Learning from Our Own Writing Assignments
Following a brief introduction by the presenters on the pedagogical value to composition instructors of responding to one’s own writing assignments, participants will respond to a writing prompt. They will then share what they have written and discuss what they learned from the assignment, including both expected and unexpected challenges.

Speakers
avatar for David Skolnick, California College of the Arts

David Skolnick, California College of the Arts

Adjunct Professor, California College of the Arts
PK

Patricia Kilroe, California College of the Arts

Associate Professor and EL Coordinator, California College of the Arts
Writing instruction Teaching English through images, poetry, and drama Content-based instruction Using multiple modalities in the classroom



Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
H2 Bayshore E

10:30am

Look Beyond Your Neighbors: Forming Groups for Cooperative Learning
Group work in most ESL classrooms is essential. However, not all ESL practitioners give much consideration to the group formation, which can limit the classroom dynamic. In this workshop, learn fun methods for dividing students into teacher and student chosen groups and actively participate in several randomized group sort activities.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller

AESL instructor, Irvine Valley College



Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
CC 201

10:30am

Practical Ideas to Improve Student Retention and Success
Low level learners tend to drop out of English classes at a higher rate than their peers in advanced level classes. This session will offer teachers effective tools to improve student attendance and success rates in their classes and will encourage attendees to share their own practices.


Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
H2 Bayshore W

10:30am

Reinvigorate Your Teaching Persona with Trust, Confidence, and Leadership
An effective teaching persona is revealed as the latest secret to a long and happy career teaching ESL. In this workshop, get tips on developing trust and rapport, building confidence, embracing leadership and comfortably taking charge of classroom management. Discover the crucial components of the best teaching personas.


Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
CC 208

10:30am

Set Up and Run an ESL Literacy Class
This workshop will summarize how to set up and run a successful ESL Literacy Class from A to Z. Survey a typical class day with real materials, best practices, examples of high stakes assessments, and tips for practical programmatic arrangements to use within your institutional framework.

Speakers
EH

Elza Hess

CATESOL Adult Level Chair, Pittsburg Adult Education Center


Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
H2 Lawrence

10:30am

Teaching with YouTube
Go where your students are. Learn how to set up your YouTube channel to deliver quality content to your students inside and outside of the classroom. Bring your own laptop, a Google email address, and leave with a YouTube channel that will help you meet (and exceed) your curriculum goals.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Gagliardi

Jennifer Gagliardi

trainer, Milpitas Adult School, OTAN Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
US Citizenship, ESL, Digital Literacy, Google Docs



Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
CC 207

10:30am

Technology Toolbox: Strategies to Create Autonomous Student Success
One way instructors can guide their students to becoming autonomous learners is through technology. This demonstration will introduce and show how to use Google Docs, PowerPoint, and No Red Ink.


Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
CC 202

11:05am

Bringing the World into the Classroom through Storytelling
Wondering how to create an engaging speaking activity that helps students share a part of themselves and the outside world? Come learn how the art of storytelling can be used to enhance the speaking skills of your students as well as create a lively and entertaining environment in your classroom.

Speakers
CF

Christopher Fathman

International Gateways, SJSU



Friday October 20, 2017 11:05am - 11:25am
CC 205

11:05am

Pronunciation 101: Engaging Learners with Syllables and Word Stress
No time or knowledge in teaching pronunciation? Learn how to teach the very basics of pronunciation: syllables and word stress. Participants will leave this presentation with a lesson plan that sequences engaging pedagogical tools and activities such as anecdotes for rationale and rhythm games.

Speakers
avatar for Ayaka Ihara

Ayaka Ihara

ESL Instructor, The American Language Institute



Friday October 20, 2017 11:05am - 11:25am
H2 Alameda

11:05am

Screencasting Essay Feedback: An Online Writing Lab Approach
Writing tutors and instructors alike can provide video feedback on student essays to save grading time and yield greater student understanding. The presenter will introduce free screen recorder tools and demonstrate an effective and efficient workflow used in a university’s online writing lab for screencasting audiovisual feedback on student writing.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Chou

Lisa Chou

Academy of Art University



Friday October 20, 2017 11:05am - 11:25am
H2 Cypress

11:45am

President's Luncheon
This is a ticketed event open to all attendees who have purchased their luncheon tickets in advance. Come sit with friends or meet new people, share your stories or ideas, eat, and relax a bit.

Friday October 20, 2017 11:45am - 12:30pm
Ballroom CDEF

12:45pm

PLENARY: Chasing Dick and Jane: Literacy Lessons from Past Practices
Dr. Janice Pilgreen will take participants down Memory Lane by reviewing the Look-Say Method as it was pioneered by the iconic Dick and Jane series of the mid-twentieth century. Placing the series into an historical context of constantly-changing literacy methodology, she will identify ten effective instructional components of this legendary approach to reading which still have a place in teaching contexts today, particularly for English learners, both young and old. Participants will view illustrations and read short text excerpts that represent critical elements of literacy teaching for the twenty-first century, even though these components were originally introduced long ago.

CATESOL 2017 Award Winners are announced at the beginning of each plenary.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Janice Pilgreen

Dr. Janice Pilgreen

University of La Verne


Friday October 20, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
CC Ballroom CDEF

1:45pm

Ice cream social
Enjoy some complimentary ice cream and meet up with colleagues. During this time, you can also meet publishers’ representatives, ask questions, and do a little shopping with other vendors.

Friday October 20, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
CC Exhibit Hall

1:45pm

Publisher’s dedicated hour
Participate in the Passport to Prizes drawing by visiting Exhibitors’ booths! Get your “passport” stamped as you learn about new titles, editions, and opportunities.

Friday October 20, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
CC Exhibit Hall

3:00pm

Effective group discussion in English class for Academic Purpose
The presentation discusses the types of academic group discussion in English classes of different levels (K-12 & higher education), the advantages of it, the pitfalls we have to avoid and some suggestions for effective group discussion.



Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:15pm
CC 205

3:00pm

Recipe for Success: Incorporating Food Activities in EFL Settings
Teaching the same cultural lessons every year? Looking to spice up the activities? From mashed potatoes to sandwiches, learn how to incorporate food activities to bring American culture into the elementary EFL classroom. Show students that learning English can be hands-on, communicative and tasty!

Speakers
KQ

Kristin Quach

Recent MA TESOL student, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
As a recent MA TESOL graduate from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Kristin is an enthusiastic English instructor with experience teaching abroad in China, Japan and Taiwan.


Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:15pm
CC 207

3:00pm

Academic Skills from the Start: CCRS for Beginning Literacy
The Career and College Readiness Standards (CCRS) incorporate 21st century skills into our adult education curriculum. Students benefit when these skills are built incrementally throughout their ESL program, starting from the earliest levels. Come learn how such standards can be modified for the Adult ESL Literacy classroom!

Speakers


Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:15pm
H2 Lafayette

3:00pm

When They Go Low, We Go High: Teaching Advocacy
The presenter will share ways to improve advocacy for ELLs by helping students become ambassadors of understanding. This entails small changes to everyday curriculum that won’t overwhelm teachers or students. Armed with facts and conversational pragmatics, students can impact the narrative surrounding their identity as an immigrant.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Pascucci

Amy Pascucci

ESL Instructor, University of California, San Diego


Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:15pm
CC 211

3:00pm

4 Big Tools for Engaging Students in Reading
How can we help students tackle the complex texts of today’s College and Career Readiness or ELP Standards? With Webb’s Depth of Knowledge wheel as a guide, the presenters suggest four simple tools to engage learners: highlighters, sticky notes, graphic organizers, and a core of simple questions.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Gaer, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education

Susan Gaer, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education

Professor ESL Santa Ana college, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education
Susan Gaer is a Google Certified Innovator. She teaches ELLs at Santa Ana College and is a presenter at CATESOL (California Associaton of Teachers to Speakers of Other Languages) and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). She is actively using mobile devices effectively... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
CC 210

3:00pm

The Power of Authentic Content to Develop Critical Thinking
Ignite your students’ curiosity and enrich your class with authentic and relevant content and incredible photography and video from National Geographic Learning. See how great content in the new edition of Pathways inspires and prepares college-bound students with critical thinking and academic skills for success.

Speakers
LL

Laura Le Drean

Executive Editor, National Geographic Learning
Laura Le Dréan is Executive Editor at National Geographic Learning, in charge of the academic and professional development lists. She has an M.A. in TESOL/TEFL from San Francisco State University.


Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
CC 212

3:00pm

Know Your Rights-An Overview of the Immigration Process and ways to Support our Undocumented Families
Our nation’s immigration laws are complicated, confusing and often contrary. The issue of immigration and immigration enforcement directly affects more of the people around us than ever before. This presentation will discuss the rights and responsibilities of undocumented families and those that work with them while providing an overview of the Immigration Process and current enforcement actions.

Speakers
avatar for Yemi Getachew, Esq.

Yemi Getachew, Esq.

attorney at law, law office of yemi getachew
Immigration benefits; immigration relief; ways to support and empower the undocumented population



Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
CC Ballroom B

3:00pm

Translating Practice: Analyzing Models of EL Solutions for Growing Teacher Capacity - Part 1
Explore Teaching Channel resources to support teachers as they adjust their practice to reach multiliterate students. Investigate case studies that illustrate EL implementation models and strategies. Dig into San Francisco’s model of job-embedded EL inquiry. Create a crosswalk between the presented strategies and Knoster’s Chart of Complex Change.

Speakers
LK

Lisa Kwong

Assistant Principal, San Francisco Unified School District
I started in SFUSD as an EL student at 3rd grade and have now worked as a bilingual educator in SFUSD for 25 years.
avatar for Teaching Channel Plus

Teaching Channel Plus

Senior Director, Teaching Channel
Teaching Channel PlusOur library includes over 1,300 videos shot in real-life classrooms across the U.S., covering all subjects and grades. Add your own videos and enable your teachers to record and submit from their classrooms.Beyond just watching, curate playlists and even mix in... Read More →
avatar for Angie Estonina, Principal, San Francisco Unified SD

Angie Estonina, Principal, San Francisco Unified SD

Supervisor - Mulitilingual Pathways, San Francisco USD
Always lead with your why. My why? Our students, families and teachers. Each and every one of them. Passion and advocacy for English Language Learners. Why is there a gap and a gap within the gap?


Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
CC Ballroom H

3:00pm

Fostering Adult Education Consortium Alignment
The presenters describe how our local nine Adult Education Block Grant consortium partners worked together to create an ESL curriculum alignment and a consortium progress report to provide measurable progress for our students across our schools and region. Handouts of both the alignment and the progress report will be shared.

Speakers
GL

Gale Lee, Rowland Adult School

ESL Program Coordinator, Rowland Adult and Community Education
BA Linguistics and Spanish: UCLAMA Education; Educational Administration: CSUDH20+ years Adult ESL experience
avatar for Margaret Teske

Margaret Teske

ESL Instructional Support Mgr., Mt. San Antonio College
CATESOL Education Foundation - current president, member of TELL-IG, past president of CATESOL, love bird watching, jigsaw puzzles and playing American Mahjong



Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
H2 Ballroom A

3:00pm

US Department of State's Worldwide English Language Programs
Learn how the Office of English Language Programs at the U.S. Department of State works globally with teaching professionals to enhance English teaching and learning.


Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
CC 201

3:00pm

Blossom Projects: Changing Girls' Lives in India
A young team in India has created an alternative learning community, collaborating with global mentors, to empower some of the most oppressed youth in their villages. Communicative English is at the heart of this revolutionary educational model, inspired by Dr. Ambedkar and the Jai Bhim movement. Come hear their story.

Speakers
avatar for Dayamudra (Ann) Dennehy, Jai Bhim International

Dayamudra (Ann) Dennehy, Jai Bhim International

Creative Director, Jai Bhim International
Wordsmith, Educator, Global Wanderer, Dancer, Yogi. Dayamudra is Founder and Creative Director of the non-profit, Jai Bhim International, collaborating on alternative educational youth projects in south India. JBI's latest initiative is Blossom Projects, a residential community for... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
CC 208

3:00pm

Global Writing Functions and Grammar in ESL Writing Classes
In university ESL writing classes, students need help with global writing functions as well as grammar. The presenter will demonstrate a strategy called Dynamic Written Corrective Feedback that enables instructors to promote grammatical accuracy while continuing to spend most of their class time on global writing functions and discourse-level issues.

Speakers
avatar for Julian Elias, UC Davis

Julian Elias, UC Davis

UC Davis - University Writing Program
Julian has a master's degree in TESL from UIUC. He has been teaching multilingual students at IEPs and colleges/universities in Illinois and California for more than fifteen years. Since 2014, he has taught writing and linguistics courses as a lecturer in the University Writing Program... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
CC 206

3:00pm

Helping EAP Students Develop an Academic Voice in Writing
Which approaches are most effective for helping students adopt an academic voice in writing? What is the most efficient way to prepare students for college writing? This session will cover the challenges of the writing classroom and recommend corpus-informed and inductive approaches to teaching grammar, vocabulary and the rhetorical modes.

Speakers
JL

Jeanne Lambert

The New School


Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
CC Ballroom G

3:00pm

Humor & Props: Laugh Your Way to Better Engagement & Acquisition
Focusing on real objects reduces anxiety, taking focus off students. Laughter releases dopamine, which boosts memory. Task-based learning creates genuine need to speak in ways discussion questions cannot. Watch, participate, and laugh at demonstrations. Leave with lists of absurd role-plays and ways to gather & use authentic props, funny videos & images.

Speakers
avatar for Christine So, American Language Program at CSU East Bay

Christine So, American Language Program at CSU East Bay

instructor English as a Second Language, Chabot College & American Language Program, CSU East Bay
Though I currently teach college-age students, I have 20 years of experience teaching English as a foreign language to ages 8-80 in the U.S., at community colleges, in intensive English programs and abroad. I've also taught Spanish to Americans from ages 6- 65 and have studied... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
CC 203

3:00pm

Postmethods Teaching in the 21st Century Classroom
Postmethods teaching encourages teachers to use a variety of instructional approaches (e.g. Task-based Instruction, Scenario-based Instruction, or Project-based Instruction) to enhance proficiency and meet students’ individual needs. Participants engage in analysis of examples of how each approach can be utilized individually and in conjunction to offer engaging, proficiency-oriented classes under the postmethods framework.


Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
CC 202

3:00pm

Teaching pronunciation to adult beginners
Adults learning English face many objectives–grammar, vocabulary, reading, composition. Should beginners learn pronunciation? Yes! Pronouncing clearly is a vital part of speaking. Teachers can help learners establish good habits in pronunciation and perception from the beginning with focused listening and speaking tasks, appropriate strategies, illuminating resources, and informed choices.

Speakers
avatar for Marsha Chan

Marsha Chan

Pronunciation Doctor, Sunburst Media and Mission College
You may know me as the Pronunciation Doctor on YouTube with over 2000 free videos at http://www.youtube.com/pronunciationdoctor. I am a member of the CATESOL Board of Directors as the 2018-2019 Interest Group Assistant Chair. I’m co-founder and co-coordinator of the Teaching of... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
H2 Cypress

3:00pm

Teaching Soft Skills for the Workplace
English language learners need more than technical proficiency to excel in the workplace. Soft skills, which require critical thinking combined with nuanced cultural and language knowledge, are becoming increasingly necessary for workplace success. This presentation suggests hands-on activities for teaching communication, teamwork, decision-making, and other soft skills for the workplace.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Youngblood, UCLA

Stephanie Youngblood, UCLA

Program Director, Project SPELL, UCLA
I'd like to share the prezi “'Teaching Soft Skills'” with you. Please click the link to view it. https://prezi.com/qwaqyzqy7oqo/



Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
H2 Stevens Creek

3:00pm

Tools for Online Presentations & Effective Feedback
Speaking skills are often difficult to assess in face-to-face or online classrooms. Non-digital methods have limits when it comes to online video recordings. This presentation will briefly review the history of audio/visual assignments and instructor or peer feedback. It will conclude with a general overview of current digital options.

Speakers
avatar for Peggy Marcy, Mt. San Antonio College

Peggy Marcy, Mt. San Antonio College

Supervisor, Language Learning Center, Mt. San Antonio College
Tech and dogs and football :-) If anyone wants to view our presentation, please check out this link. https://prezi.com/view/aUEhBZJOjJ2BPDyYn1l3/


Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
CC 204

3:00pm

Transforming ELL Deficit Discourse to Asset Orientation through Distributed Leadership
In one year, our high school’s ELL exit rate increased from 8% to 22%. This dramatic growth stems from implementing unique collaborative structures that distribute teacher leadership throughout our 150-member faculty through horizontally and vertically-aligned, data-driven Professional Learning Communities. We share our structures and implementation process in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Evans

Brad Evans

Clark County School District
I've worked with 60+ nationalities ranging from ages 6-60. I'm certified to teach English, ELL, Spanish, & French grades 7-12 in Nevada. I work in Las Vegas now, but I have taught in Memphis, TN, Montreal, Canada, & Poitiers, France. As a researcher, I'm passionate about Sociolinguistics... Read More →
DS

Dawn Saines

Valley High School



Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
H2 Alameda

3:00pm

Writing, Grammar, and Growth Mindset in the 21st Century Learner
How can instructional design promote students’ growth mindset towards written communication while also address their grammar needs? This presentation will examine the praxis of Growth Mindset (Dweck, 2006) in written communication through instructional design which fosters language awareness in the 21st century learner.

Speakers
avatar for Ondine Gage

Ondine Gage

CSU Monterey Bay, CSU Monterey Bay
I have a Master’s in Linguistics with a TESOL option and Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Language, Literacy, and Culture. After teaching both ESL and linguistics for 15 years, I went back to pursue a Ph.D. with the goal of doing research on Language Awareness to support pre-service... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
H2 Bayshore E

3:00pm

Multiple Measures for English as a Second Language Placement
Members of the Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP) team will address the challenges and potential for enhancing multiple measures in placement into English as a Second Language sequences. Discussion will include high school to college pathways and measures not dependent on high school achievement data.



Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
H2 San Tomas

3:00pm

Reconciling differences between the training and practice of US-educated NNESs
This study focuses on two non-native English speaking (NNS) trainee teachers in a US-based MA TESOL program and how their education and training impacted their subsequent teaching experiences in their home countries. It also examines how their experiences can be used to better inform teacher education programs in the US.


Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
H2 Winchester

3:00pm

Uncovering 'Best Practices' for Peer-Review
This paper explores what L2 composition teachers consider best practices for implementing peer-review and the principles that underlie these best practices. Teacher interview data was used to explore these topics, and the results were used to uncover principled and innovative practices for implementing peer-review in the L2 composition classroom.



Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
H2 Bayshore W

3:00pm

Kissing down by the Docs
Google Docs is more than a word processor - it holds the promise and excitement of a first date, and won’t disappoint! This session demonstrates why GDocs should be your default tool to help students improve writing through real-time collaboration, feedback, and formative assessment. You might just fall in love...

Speakers
avatar for Ixchell Reyes

Ixchell Reyes

Lecturer, University of Southern California
Ed Tech; Google Certification (GAFE); Augmented Reality; Graduate ESL Writing; STEM; CUE, CATESOL, CATESOLcast co-host, ISTE, TESOL; ISTE Emerging Leader; ISTE Young Educator Network; K-12 Bilingual Ed; Teacher Trainer; UCR, CSUSB, SMBMI.
avatar for Brent Warner

Brent Warner

Assistant Professor, Irvine Valley College
For 2018 resources, go to http://edtech.tv/catesol18Brent has been teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language for over a dozen years to students from students from all over the world. He's an EdTech enthusiast who enjoys discussing incorporating the latest technologies into lessons... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
CC 209

3:25pm

Case Study: SLA Theories and the Role of Social Interactions
This presentation is a mini-ethnographic case study report of a fifth grader who is an English language learner (ELL). I will use second language acquisition theories to analyze the ELL’s learning environment, evaluate the language proficiency development, and describe the role of social interactions in the language learning experience.


Friday October 20, 2017 3:25pm - 3:40pm
CC 207

3:25pm

Reflective Teaching---Learning as Nutrient Absorption
This presentation introduces how to teach grammar through different activities and multiple dimensions.



Friday October 20, 2017 3:25pm - 3:40pm
CC 211

3:25pm

Get Kahoot!
Learn how to use Kahoot to create interactive quiz games for free! Kahoot is a great way to have students of all ages use their smartphones for a positive reason in class, and it also helps you informally assess comprehension and learning in fun way.

Speakers
avatar for L. Jacob Skelton

L. Jacob Skelton

Los Angeles Mission College



Friday October 20, 2017 3:25pm - 3:40pm
CC 205

3:25pm

Life Skills Reading for the Bravehearted
Are you tired of teaching boring life skills lessons, just to raise scores on the CASAS test? Attend this presentation and take a fresh look at 21st century life skills. Understanding life skills deeply and teaching beyond just the test will prepare students to think critically and “read the world.”

Speakers


Friday October 20, 2017 3:25pm - 3:40pm
H2 Lafayette

4:00pm

Navigating the Icebergs of Icebreakers in Chinese EFL Contexts
Learn how one instructor utilized fun and interesting icebreakers in a Chinese university EFL classroom setting, as well as learn tips to address common errors produced by students. Handouts and resources will be provided.

Speakers
KQ

Kristin Quach

Recent MA TESOL student, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
As a recent MA TESOL graduate from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Kristin is an enthusiastic English instructor with experience teaching abroad in China, Japan and Taiwan.


Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:15pm
CC 205

4:00pm

The Cognate Advantage
Research shows that a cognate advantage exists for bilinguals. One way for ELLs to acquire vocabulary is to encourage and teach them how to access knowledge of their L1 to boost their English.The session provides tips on teaching cognates including strategies for recognition and practical application of direct instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Reagan Clark, California State University, Fresno

Reagan Clark, California State University, Fresno

M.A. Candidate, California State University, Fresno



Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:15pm
H2 Lafayette

4:00pm

The Syllabus: A Tool for Reading Skills and Student Engagement
Reading the syllabus to students is a common first-day activity in ESOL classrooms. However, there are ways to maximize this act and transform it to provide activities that increase students’ interest and comprehension as well as provide practice with reading skills, such as predicting, fluency, and scanning.

Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Johnson Shipman, San Diego Miramar College

Stefanie Johnson Shipman, San Diego Miramar College

Assistant Professor/Basic Skills Co-Coordinator, San Diego Miramar College
I have been in the higher education field for over 10 years. I earned my B.A. in Literature & Language and my M.A. in English with dual emphases in TESL and Rhetoric/Composition from Cal Poly Pomona. In addition, I have a Postsecondary Reading and Learning Certificate in Teaching... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:15pm
H2 Stevens Creek

4:00pm

Language Immersion and Globalization
This presentation will address second language education pedagogy.

Speakers
QG

Qianqian Guo

Education Specialist, Fly High Group, Inc.
CH

Claire Hsu

Education Specialist, Fly High Group, Inc.


Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC 210

4:00pm

Road to Work: A Pathway to Success
The new Road to Work series from New Readers Press guides beginning high through intermediate ELLs in developing the workplace appropriate-career readiness speaking, listening, reading and writing skills needed in both job search and on the job. Learn how these engaging texts can help move students on pathways to success.

Speakers
avatar for Ronna Magy

Ronna Magy

Teacher Trainer, Los Angeles Unified School District (ret.)
Ronna Magy has been a teacher educator, materials writer, and staff development specialist for three decades. Previously, she served as the ESL Teacher Adviser in charge of professional development for the Los Angeles Unified School District Division of Adult and Career Education... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC 211

4:00pm

Translating Practice: Gauging EL Understanding through Video Analysis - Part 2
Using ELD continuums, we will investigate how video can help unpack ELD practice to calibrate understanding during coaching and in PLCs. We will take a close look at effective expression via tools created in San Francisco and Ontario/Montclair. Consider how video analysis might be used in your context.

Speakers
LK

Lisa Kwong

Assistant Principal, San Francisco Unified School District
I started in SFUSD as an EL student at 3rd grade and have now worked as a bilingual educator in SFUSD for 25 years.
avatar for Teaching Channel Plus

Teaching Channel Plus

Senior Director, Teaching Channel
Teaching Channel PlusOur library includes over 1,300 videos shot in real-life classrooms across the U.S., covering all subjects and grades. Add your own videos and enable your teachers to record and submit from their classrooms.Beyond just watching, curate playlists and even mix in... Read More →
avatar for Angie Estonina, Principal, San Francisco Unified SD

Angie Estonina, Principal, San Francisco Unified SD

Supervisor - Mulitilingual Pathways, San Francisco USD
Always lead with your why. My why? Our students, families and teachers. Each and every one of them. Passion and advocacy for English Language Learners. Why is there a gap and a gap within the gap?


Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC Ballroom H

4:00pm

A 21st Century Collaboration - Adult Ed and Community College ESL - A Panel Discussion
The South Bay Consortium for Adult Education was formed in Santa Clara County in 2013 to create and implement a regional plan that would better provide education for adults in our area, among these our ELLs. Please join a panel of adult ed and community college instructors, and a transition specialist, discuss the challenges and successes of this positive, collaborative effort.

Speakers
LR

Leslie Rice

San Jose City College
avatar for Novella Simonson, SJCC

Novella Simonson, SJCC

ESL Professor, San Jose City College
AB86 CC partnerships with Adult Ed, Matriculation, ESL Placements/Advising, SBCAE ESL work group
EG

Ellen Goldman, WVC

World Language Center Coordinator and adj. ESL faculty, West Valley College



Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC 203

4:00pm

A Bridge Class: From Adult Ed to Community College
Sierra Joint Consortium offers a Bridge Class to support adult education ESL students transition to community college. The class, taught by an adult education instructor, but housed at the college, was developed collaboratively with adult education and community college faculty. Panelists will present background, challenges, outcomes, and lessons learned.

Speakers
avatar for Sonia Delgadillo, Sierra College

Sonia Delgadillo, Sierra College

Professor, English as a Second Language, Sierra College
avatar for Lisa Palatinus

Lisa Palatinus

ESL Instructor, Roseville Adult School
I have been teaching ESL and Citizenship for the past 30 years, 25 years at Roseville Adult School. Was also involved in creating curriculum and teaching CBET (Community Based English Tutoring) for 10 years. Most recently involved with Sierra Joint Consortium and creation of an adult... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
H2 Ballroom A

4:00pm

Countering Microaggressions: How TESOL Educators Can Empower Students
While overt bias, discrimination, and racism is easy to identify and denounce, microaggressions—subtle insults based on accents, country of origin, appearance, and group membership—are more difficult to identify and challenge. TESOL educators can provide students tools of empowerment to appropriately respond to cultural and linguistic microaggressions.

Speakers
LD

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 →
avatar for Yvette Lopez

Yvette Lopez

Graduate Assistant, California State University, San Bernardino


Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
H2 Cypress

4:00pm

Just Right Picture Books for Science Lessons and Science Experiments
Addressing the Next Generation Science Standards for ELLs with informational text presented through the visuals and narration of picture books supports the comprehension of technical vocabulary, discipline-specific concepts, and provides opportunities for hands-on practice. The presenter demonstrates a science lesson, introduced through picture books and models an accompanying experiment.

Speakers
avatar for Judith O'Loughlin

Judith O'Loughlin

Education Consultant, Language Matters Education Consultants, LLC
Judith B. O'Loughlin has taught ESL at K-12, adult education, and graduate university endorsement programs in New Jersey and elsewhere. As a consultant, she focuses on standards-based curriculum, differentiated instruction and assessment, collaborative team-teaching, newcomers with... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
H2 San Tomas

4:00pm

L2 Writing: Can They Get there from Here?
Attendees view examples of L1 and L2 writing from pre-freshman composition and freshman composition-level college courses for native and non-native writer characteristics. The presenter shares L1/L2 writing styles and a handout for providing useful student feedback.


Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
H2 Bayshore E

4:00pm

Using Popular Songs to Teach English
Popular songs offer rich, authentic and culturally-relevant material. Explore research in second language acquisition and the neuro-cognitive and psychological benefits of using music in adult ESL. Learn practical aspects of materials development for music-centered classroom activities with specific songs as examples to teach pronunciation, grammar, listening comprehension and vocabulary.

Speakers
avatar for Nora Mitchell

Nora Mitchell

Adjunct Faculty, Private Instructor, Laney College, Berkeley City College and English with Nora



Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC 212

4:00pm

21st Century Theory and Instructional Design for Online ESL Learning
Drawing on theory from the fields of applied linguistics, learning, and technology, the presenter will discuss effective online ESL language instruction for student success, including teacher/social presence and participatory practices. The presenter will present successful online ESL teaching strategies and techniques based on her experience with corporate and public education.

Speakers
avatar for Ingrid Greenberg

Ingrid Greenberg

Online Faculty, Continuing Education, SDCCD
I am an instructional designer and online professor who has recently designed, delivered and evaluated five new online workplace ESL courses with LMS and Web 2.0 tools. I have consulted with humanities and STEM departments at community colleges to enhance student success metrics... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC 208

4:00pm

The Struggles and Coping Strategies of First-Year Language Teachers
Since the completion of a teacher training program is the beginning of new challenges for novice teachers, we aim to offer teacher development ideas by presenting the results of our case study on challenges and coping strategies of ten language teachers. Moreover, practical suggestions from research articles will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Haghighi

Sara Haghighi

ELAA Instructor, Friendly House
Sara Haghighi has received her Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from California State University, Fullerton. She is currently working as the English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA) Lead Instructor... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
H2 Lawrence

4:00pm

'What Adult Teachers Need to Know about the English Language Proficiency Standards,'
Attend this session to interact with the guiding principles of the new adult level English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) and consider how they apply to your teaching. See how the ELP Standards are framed and how you can provide scaffolding for your students to help them meet these rigorous requirements.


Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC Ballroom G

4:00pm

EL Civics Blended Learning
Use Moodle to create a blended learning environment for your ESL learners. Use this course to help your students achieve digital literacy while gaining EL Civics payment points for your agency. See what's been done in the past and brainstorm ideas for the new workforce preparation objectives.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan de la Vega, OTAN, Torrance Adult School

Ryan de la Vega, OTAN, Torrance Adult School

ESL/ EL Civics teacher, Torrance Adult School
I have been working in ESL Adult Education since about 1987. Currently I am teaching Advanced Low ESL at Torrance Adult School. My class has become a blended learning course using Burlington English software. Recently I have become the EL Civics Lead Teacher for our ESL departmen... Read More →
avatar for Alisa Takeuchi

Alisa Takeuchi

ESL Teacher/ EL Civics Coordinator, OTAN, Garden Grove Adult
ESL Beginning LiteracyEL Civics



Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
H2 Alameda

4:00pm

Get Organized with a Class Web Site!
Have you ever wanted to get organized with a class web site? Come see how easy it can be with weebly.com! In this workshop you will explore Weebly's basic functions, see example sites, and even create your own Weebly account if you bring your own device!



Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC 202

4:00pm

Google Hangouts for the Classroom
It is no secret that smart phones can be a teacher’s worst enemy, but how can we make we them our best friend? This demonstration will introduce educators to the Google Hangouts app and teach how it can be used to increase: cultural interaction, practice, and meaningful learning inside and outside of the EL classroom through a hands on training session.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Guppy

Kimberly Guppy

Academic Coordinator, Los Angeles City College



Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC 204

4:00pm

Hedging and Boosting: Positioning in Academic and Professional Writing
International students attending American universities are expected to be able to effectively communicate in written English; positioning through hedging and boosting language remains a vital skill in both EAP and ESP settings. This practical workshop highlights tasks using positioning language based on a variety authentic sources. Reproducible handouts provided.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Roth, University of Southern California

Eric Roth, University of Southern California

Master Lecturer, USC American Language Institute
Eric H. Roth teaches international graduate students the pleasures of academic writing and public speaking in English at the University of Southern California. He has taught numerous English and writing courses at Santa Monica Community College, UCLA Extension, and Cal State, Long... Read More →
RJ

Richard Jones, University of Southern California

Lecturer, University of Southern California



Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC 201

4:00pm

Let’s Talk: Communicative Activities for Teaching Pronunciation
Communicative activities are not just for teaching speaking; they’re also valuable tools for practicing pronunciation in authentic ways. Learn how to use tasks, role plays, information gaps, and other communicative activities to practice sounds, stress, and intonation while bringing real-world communication into your classroom. Sample activities provided.

Speakers
avatar for Marla Yoshida

Marla Yoshida

Academic Coordinator, University of California, Irvine, Division of Continuing Education



Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC 209

4:00pm

Poker Face: Grammar Practice with Card Games
Are you tired of lackluster methods for reviewing grammar? Learn how to create a fun and interactive games for reviewing various grammar lessons using the principles of games that already exist. The presenters will demonstrate effective games and discuss ways to create your own similar activities.


Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
H2 Bayshore W

4:00pm

Starting Your Own TEW Business: Actual Steps and Advice
An experienced TEW trainer and program administrator shares the steep learning curve of the administrative side of TEW. Business license, state registration and domain, website domain and design, bookkeeping and cash flow and more! Come learn how I got through it so it's easier for you!

Speakers
LW

Lynne Wilkins, Community English Center

Director, Community English Center
With over 30 years of experience teaching ESL and EFL and English to SF Bay Area students and employees, I started my own TEW business, Community English Center. I am always looking for talented, creative and experienced workplace trainers. Please contact me.



Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC 207

4:00pm

Supporting Graduate Student Writers: Institutional & Organizational Approaches - CANCELED
CANCELED

CATESOL members teach academic literacy and oral communication to multilingual graduate students from diverse disciplines (e.g., engineering, law, TESOL) in various forums (e.g., writing centers, intensive English programs). Join us for an interactive discussion on graduate support across program types, and leave with new ideas for teaching, tutoring, and program administration.

Speakers
GM

Greer Murphy

Director of Academic Honesty, Claremont Graduate University


Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC 206

4:25pm

Chinese Adult Leaner Challenges in English Subject-Verb Agreement
As for Chinese English leaners, they have encountered difficulties when learning English Subject-Verb agreement since Chinese is a non-inflected language. The target group of this presentation is the adult English learners. It is hard for them to follow the rules when writing in English since they possess a integrated Chinese language system. This presentation aims to analyze why this phenomenon occurs and list several teaching applications to help Chinese ELLs.


Friday October 20, 2017 4:25pm - 4:40pm
CC 205

4:25pm

Reciprocal Teaching Method
This presentation will discuss reciprocal teaching, a reading comprehension teaching method. In this presentation, it includes introduction, theoretical background, application, and reflection on reciprocal teaching. The presentation can help teachers to this teaching method in their future classes.


Friday October 20, 2017 4:25pm - 4:40pm
H2 Stevens Creek

4:25pm

Technology-enhanced, Team-based Classroom Vocabulary Instruction
In many ESL/EFL contexts, more interactive and collaborative vocabulary instruction is needed. In this regard, communicative technology-enhanced instruction plays a significant role. This session emphasizes the use of team-based technologies such as Quizlet live and Kahoot to learn vocabulary. The participants will learn how to create and adapt these technologies.


Friday October 20, 2017 4:25pm - 4:40pm
H2 Lafayette

5:00pm

CALL Practice and Theory for 21st Century CATESOL
This session presents research from a new CALL publication that integrates context-specific solutions to online ESL and EFL pedagogical environments. The goals are to provide CATESOL teachers and teacher trainers with research illustrating key innovations in online CALL applications. ‘Practitioner-friendly’ information is available for teachers new to CALL.

Speakers
avatar for Jin-Suk Byun

Jin-Suk Byun

Associate Professor, Alliant International University
KK

Kenneth Kelch

Alliant International University
avatar for James Perren

James Perren

Associate Professor, Alliant International University
James Perren is a language teacher, teacher educator, editor, and author, and teaches at Alliant International University in San Diego, California in several graduate TESOL programs. James' practical work informs his research and scholarly interests in service-learning curriculum... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
CC 211

5:00pm

Promoting speaking, listening, and vocabulary through card games
Games can motivate students, improve linguistic skills outside of a textbook, make repetitive exercises fun, provide instant feedback and let players fail without penalty. Participants experience activities with Look in the Lake Pronunciation Cards that can be adapted to fit different levels and learning objectives. English! Engagement! Competition! Cooperation! Prizes!

Speakers
avatar for Marsha Chan

Marsha Chan

Pronunciation Doctor, Sunburst Media and Mission College
You may know me as the Pronunciation Doctor on YouTube with over 2000 free videos at http://www.youtube.com/pronunciationdoctor. I am a member of the CATESOL Board of Directors as the 2018-2019 Interest Group Assistant Chair. I’m co-founder and co-coordinator of the Teaching of... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
CC 210

5:00pm

Smartphones Meet Adult Ed: How an App Engaged an ESL Class
See the remarkable response of ESL learners when they start using the new literacy app Learning Upgrade on their own phones.

https://web.learningupgrade.com/

Speakers
avatar for Drew Robinson, Learning Upgrade

Drew Robinson, Learning Upgrade

Learning Upgrade
Learning Upgrade helps students learn English and math the fun way! Students enjoy lessons filled with music, video, games and rewards. After starting at their own level, students move up through a sequence of lessons and courses, earning certificates along the way. The goal is rapid... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
H2 Bayshore E

5:00pm

The Best of Both Worlds: Integrating Technology in the Traditional Classroom
We don’t need to take an all-or-nothing approach to educational technology. Integrating technology in the traditional classroom can create and cultivate a student community that enhances learning overall. Presenter will showcase technology activities that can increase participation, strengthen group interaction, extend personal relationships, sustain students’ interest, and individualize learning.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Maduli-Williams, Ron Lee Tech Award Recipient

Denise Maduli-Williams, Ron Lee Tech Award Recipient

Assistant Professor, ESOL & English, San Diego Miramar College
I have been honored to be a teacher for the past 21 years! I earned my B.A. in English & Linguistics from Cal Poly State Univ., then joined the Peace Corps and taught English in Botswana. Next, I taught in NYC public high schools while earning my M.A. in TESOL from Columbia University... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
CC Ballroom F

5:00pm

21st Century Formative Assessments: Going Digital to Assess Learning
Are you tired of bringing home quizzes and papers to grade? In this session the presenters will demonstrate ways to reduce the amount of grading teachers do at home by using digital tools to assess student learning outcomes during class. Formative assessment examples for multiple skill areas will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Bell, USC International Academy

Michelle Bell, USC International Academy

Academic Director, University of Southern California
avatar for Ixchell Reyes

Ixchell Reyes

Lecturer, University of Southern California
Ed Tech; Google Certification (GAFE); Augmented Reality; Graduate ESL Writing; STEM; CUE, CATESOL, CATESOLcast co-host, ISTE, TESOL; ISTE Emerging Leader; ISTE Young Educator Network; K-12 Bilingual Ed; Teacher Trainer; UCR, CSUSB, SMBMI.



Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
CC 212

5:00pm

21st Century Skills and Integrated Language Teaching
21st Century skills (communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking) are a natural fit for language teaching. Developing these skills can enhance learner success when transitioning into degree courses. In this session we will examine incorporating 21st century skills into academic lessons to develop reading and writing competencies.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Davila, Pearson ELT

Sara Davila, Pearson ELT

Learning Expert, Pedagogy and Improvement, Pearson
Sara Davila is a teacher, teacher trainer, and educational specialist engrossed in language education, professional development, and curriculum construction. She has worked in the US and abroad as a language teacher and learning expert in the field of language acquisition. She has... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
H2 Alameda

5:00pm

Beginning Literacy in the 21st Century
This presentation will help Beg. Literacy teachers ease students into critical thinking strategies with activities to be used on the first day back to school.

Speakers
avatar for Alisa Takeuchi

Alisa Takeuchi

ESL Teacher/ EL Civics Coordinator, OTAN, Garden Grove Adult
ESL Beginning LiteracyEL Civics



Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
H2 Lafayette

5:00pm

Developing Vocabulary Learning Autonomy
Because most vocabulary learning occurs outside of classrooms, learner autonomy in lexical development is crucial, and web-based tools can be exploited to meet this objective. The presenters will share a learning strategies approach for ELL vocabulary development including a sequence of guided classroom activities and recommendations for online tools.

Speakers
avatar for David Skolnick, California College of the Arts

David Skolnick, California College of the Arts

Adjunct Professor, California College of the Arts
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Patricia Kilroe, California College of the Arts

Associate Professor and EL Coordinator, California College of the Arts
Writing instruction Teaching English through images, poetry, and drama Content-based instruction Using multiple modalities in the classroom



Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
CC 208

5:00pm

Global Learning Starts Local
Adult ESL students at Intermediate High and Advanced levels learned local ties to national WW11 history through the ESL version of the memoir/novel “She Built Ships During World War 11” by Jeane Slone. We share our teaching experiences, reading strategy supports, and how our students connected to our global past.

Proposal Summary
We taught “She Built Ships During World War 11,” a historical, memoir-based novel, written by Jeane Slone, and revised for ESL by Michelle Deya Knoop to give our students an understanding of the history of their local area. The book follows the life of a Rosie the Riveter and her co-workers at the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, CA, through the war years, and so much more! In learning the local history of WW11 in Richmond, students also learned about the imprisoning of Japanese-Americans, the migration of southern African-Americans to war-related manufacturing centers, the Port Chicago disaster, and prevailing views on women’s place in society and the workforce. The accompanying workbook supported vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, and sparked many exciting discussions. The format of the workshop is in three parts: first: a brief introduction of the book by the author; second, Sandra’s experience using a book that was beyond her students’ ability, and how she made it work with strategies and materials; finally, Frances shares how timing videos, field trips, and research with locals sparked her students to write their own newspaper on what became their proud history. We hope to help teachers do the same- if we can, you can!


Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
CC 204

5:00pm

Great Big Picture: The World in Your Classroom
The website Great Big Picture has short fun videos from all over the world that can help students develop listening and speaking skills as well as foster cultural learning. The presenters will present activities that can be adapted for a variety of levels. Handouts will be provided.


Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
CC 201

5:00pm

It’s a Mad World: Murder, Malice, Mayhem, and Minorities
Violence, and the horror it stimulates, is evocative and alluring. It both seduces and elicits feelings of outrage. As teachers, we can use this horror to bridge the divide between ELLs and native speakers. We will discuss, and demonstrate, lessons that encourage discussion and sharing of their own country’s experiences.

Speakers
AM

Annette Meinheit, Squaw Valley Academy

Director of ESL, Squaw Valley Academy
JC

Jodi Campbell

Academic Dean, Squaw Valley Academy


CATESOL pptx

Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
CC 209

5:00pm

Storyboarding and ePortfolios: Engagement and Reflection with L2 Writers
This presentation highlights two techniques for building L2 writers’ connection with their learning and their writing processes: storyboards and ePortfolios. Building metacognitive awareness through multimodal and digital reflection, both techniques give L2 writers more ownership over their own writing.



Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
CC 206

5:00pm

Teaching overseas to invigorate your teaching
Teaching overseas can be an excellent way to make SLA concepts come alive, jumpstart our empathy for students, and invest in professional development. The presenter’s experience in Tajikistan for a semester will illustrate benefits. Also learn about opportunities that include short and long term, grant-funded, paid, and volunteer teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Kitty Purgason, Biola University

Kitty Purgason, Biola University

Biola University
Professor in the TESOL program at Biola University.



Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
H2 Cypress

5:00pm

Beyond Theory and the Classroom: Service-learning for Pre-service Teachers
This presentation showcases how one MA TESL program in California has successfully incorporated service-learning into their curriculum to meet their students’ needs. We also offer practical ideas for incorporating service-learning into teacher training courses, as well as discuss the challenges and benefits from both TESL trainers and students’ perspectives.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Joaquin

Anna Joaquin

Associate Professor, California State University, Northridge
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Stephanie Hyeri Kim

Assistant Professor, California State University, Northridge


Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
H2 Lawrence

5:00pm

Something to Say: Using Art to Develop Academic Discourse
This session presents a curricular approach which uses Vygotsky’s (1978) concept of semiotic mediation in classroom application, using art as “text” which mirrors language, to facilitate students’ participation in classroom discussion of expository texts and the composing of their own academic discourse, all while building English language proficiencies.


Speakers
CR

Clifford Rachlin

Language Academy Chair/Intervention Director, Mater Dei Catholic High School
19 years teaching 15 years public school (Middle School) both District and Charter 4th year private high school Curriculum and Program Designer/Instructional Coach/Staff Developer National Board Certified Teacher Honored for Leadership in Biliteracy (2000, San Diego County) M.A... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
H2 Bayshore W

5:00pm

Bridging the Gap: Helping learners with longer non-fiction texts
Can language learners be successful in reading and writing about challenging, longer non-fiction written for native speakers? With the right tools, they can. In this workshop, participants will explore and apply techniques to help learners break down and understand these texts and come away with several concrete, collaborative classroom activities.



Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
H2 San Tomas

5:00pm

Close Reading using Thinglink - CANCELED
CANCELED

Inspire students to interact and closely "read" images. You'll walk away with creative lessons to use in your classroom that combine close-reading tactics and ThingLink.

Speakers
avatar for Leticia Citizen

Leticia Citizen

i4Coach, Beverly Hills Unified School District
Leticia is in her 19th year as an educator. She has a particular interest in technology-enhanced teaching. She has presented at national conferences including NSTA (2018), ISTE (2017, 2018, 2019), NCFL (2016 & 2017), TCEA (2018 and 2019), NCTE (2018), and FETC (2019). Leticia also... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
CC 203

5:00pm

How Can I Help You?
Have you ever encountered students upset about their grades or levels? Sometimes listening is more important than advising. There are 5 steps that I have found successful when talking with upset international students. I will share the research supporting the steps, and we will practice implementing them in practical scenarios.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Brands, California State University, Chico (ALCI)

Chris Brands, California State University, Chico (ALCI)

Academic Coordinator, ALCI (CSU, Chico)
I have been teaching ESL for 14 years and supervising ESL instructors and advising international students for the past 7 years in addition to teaching. I am passionate about everything ESL. I am fascinated by languages and cultures around the world. My second language is French, but... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
CC 207

5:00pm

Supporting Adult ESL Learner Success with the ELP Standards
Standards-based Adult ESL instruction calls for rigorous instructional tasks that move learners beyond life skills. Learn how to identify the content, language, and analytical demands of instructional tasks, and then explore how the English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education can be used to guide and support student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Parrish

Betsy Parrish

Hamline University
Betsy Parrish, professor at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN, has worked as an ESL/EFL teacher, teacher educator, writer, and consultant for over 30 years. She is a frequent presenter on adult education issues, with a particular focus on preparing learners at all levels for career... Read More →



Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
CC 202

5:00pm

Want to infuse your classroom with multimedia and interactivity? Use your phone.
Have you updated your teaching techniques to engage the modern student? Learn to create digital stories and content specific lessons that incorporate multimedia and interactivity. Follow along using your mobile devices and develop skills that can be adapted for your classroom and shared with your students.

Speakers
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Dina Papachristou

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


Friday October 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
CC 205

6:00pm

Intercultural Communication
Whether you are an experienced teacher or brand new, come and share, listen and learn. We’ll get acquainted and share tips for promoting intercultural communication with our ESL learners!

Speakers

Friday October 20, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
CC 202

6:00pm

Material Writers
Do you write or create materials for teaching English learners? Or design training materials for teachers? Are you interested in what Material Writers do? Then, this is the Interest Group session for you. Come to meet material writers and and hear about their projects, ideas for writing, and many other topics.

Speakers
avatar for Cerise Santoro

Cerise Santoro

English Composition Consultant, CIAM
https://elprograms.org/story/trekking-trip-connects-fellow-with-remote-community/ http://www.usl.edu.ph/news/louisians-take-boston-universitys-theartofpoetry-mooc/


Friday October 20, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
CC 205

6:00pm

Non-Native Language Educators
Get connected and share your professional experiences with other multilingual ESL educators in California and Nevada. Anyone who is interested in nonnative language educators' issues, has questions about the issues, and/or just wants to gain new insights into teaching is welcome! We will also welcome the new coordinator of the group and discuss the new members of the leadership team.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Phillabaum

Scott Phillabaum

TESOL Coordinator, San Jose State University


Friday October 20, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
CC 208

6:00pm

Part-Time Educators
Come and learn about the recent California legislation that has passed, or is in the pipeline to pass this year, that positively impacts Part-time faculty. You will also learn about a FREE two day Institute that the State Academic Senate will host again this summer for Part-Time faculty. We will end the session with an open discussion about your concerns as part-time faculty.

Speakers

Friday October 20, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
CC 204

6:00pm

Teaching English in the Workplace
Whether you're a new teacher interested in learning more about TEW or a veteran trainer, join us as we get to know each other and share triumphs, challenges and resources.

Speakers
avatar for Nora Mitchell

Nora Mitchell

Adjunct Faculty, Private Instructor, Laney College, Berkeley City College and English with Nora
avatar for Stephanie Youngblood, UCLA

Stephanie Youngblood, UCLA

Program Director, Project SPELL, UCLA
I'd like to share the prezi “'Teaching Soft Skills'” with you. Please click the link to view it. https://prezi.com/qwaqyzqy7oqo/



Friday October 20, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
CC 207

6:00pm

Teaching of Pronunciation
If you teach or want to teach pronunciation to ESL learners, this session is for you! Experienced teachers and newcomers, come and share, listen and learn. We’ll get acquainted with like-minded colleagues and talk about ideas to promote pronunciation, listening, and speaking.

Speakers
avatar for Marsha Chan

Marsha Chan

Pronunciation Doctor, Sunburst Media and Mission College
You may know me as the Pronunciation Doctor on YouTube with over 2000 free videos at http://www.youtube.com/pronunciationdoctor. I am a member of the CATESOL Board of Directors as the 2018-2019 Interest Group Assistant Chair. I’m co-founder and co-coordinator of the Teaching of... Read More →
avatar for Marla Yoshida

Marla Yoshida

Academic Coordinator, University of California, Irvine, Division of Continuing Education



Friday October 20, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
CC 206

6:00pm

Technology-Enhanced Language Learning
Do you love using technology with students? Do you want to be a mover and a shaker or do you just want to be involved? Technology Enhanced Language Learning might be for you. Come to this session and find out how you can be involved in this pro-active Interest group. TELLIG is dedicated to finding the most effective and meaningful ways to incorporate technology into the language-learning classroom! Whether you are a seasoned technology enthusiast or you are starting to incorporate technology into your classes, join us as we work and learn together in this exciting, fast-growing, and ever-changing field.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Gaer, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education

Susan Gaer, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education

Professor ESL Santa Ana college, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education
Susan Gaer is a Google Certified Innovator. She teaches ELLs at Santa Ana College and is a presenter at CATESOL (California Associaton of Teachers to Speakers of Other Languages) and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). She is actively using mobile devices effectively... Read More →
avatar for Kimberly Guppy

Kimberly Guppy

Academic Coordinator, Los Angeles City College


Friday October 20, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
CC 203

6:00pm

Graduate Student Mixer
Graduate students can meet at an informal social gathering to network, share academic experiences, and discuss future careers and professional development.

Speakers

Friday October 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CC 209

7:00pm

Networking Dinners
On Friday evening, networking dinner groups will be going to nearby restaurants.  Please sign up in advance at the Volunteer Table near registration. Meet at 6:45 - 7:00 PM at Hospitality Services in the lobby. Individuals are responsible for their own expenses. Tempt your taste buds at one of our restaurant selections below (links under construction):

Vespa Vietnamese Fusion / map / Distance from SCCC: 5 miles (10 mins by car)
Faz - Mediterranean Cuisine / map / Distance from SCCC: 3 miles (10 mins by car)
Bistro Siam / map / Distance from SCCC: 0.8 miles (15min walk or 7mins by car)
Pedro's Restaurant & Cantina / map / Distance from SCCC: 2 miles (11mins by car)


Friday October 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
CC Lobby

8:30pm

Friday Night Lite
Join us for drinks, dessert and networking fun to promote our first-ever Spelling Bee! The creators of Broadway’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee are coming to CATESOL 2018 in Anaheim. Put your spelling skills to the test now. Sign up to compete next year and get a special sign up bonus. PLUS enter for a chance to win 4 Disneyland Resort admissions and a one-night stay at the beautiful Anaheim Hilton. This prize is up for grabs Friday night only! You need to be present to win. 8:30 -10:00 p.m. in the Hyatt Magnolia room off of the lobby.

Friday October 20, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
H1 Magnolia
 
Saturday, October 21
 

7:00am

Conference Registration
The pre-registration period has ended. Here are the rates for on-site registration:

 On-Site            One Day Rate
 Oct. 19-22*      Oct. 20, or 21-22* 
$280                   $205     Member 
$355                   $280     Non-member 
$210                   $130     Student: Member
$260                   $180     Student: Non-member
$130                   $80        International 

   *Sunday morning workshops included with Saturday attendance.

More registration info available at https://catesol2017.wixsite.com/conference/register

Saturday October 21, 2017 7:00am - 1:00pm
CC Lobby

7:00am

Conference Schedule at a Glance
If you have trouble viewing the image below, open the attached PDF to see a one-page overview of the conference schedule.



Saturday October 21, 2017 7:00am - 10:00pm
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7:30am

Newcomers' Orientation
Is this your first time at a CATESOL Annual Conference? Are you wondering how to make sense of the thick program book? Come, meet the incoming President of CATESOL, and become part of the CATESOL family!
We invite you to join us as we go through the program and help you understand the conference schedule. We'll highlight the many activities you can take advantage of to make the most of the conference and answer your questions. Grab some coffee and a highlighter, join us, and meet other newcomers of the CATESOL conference!

Saturday October 21, 2017 7:30am - 8:15am
CC Exhibit Hall

7:30am

Continental Breakfast
Don't start your day on an empty stomach. Breakfast is provided to conference attendees until it runs out.

Saturday October 21, 2017 7:30am - 9:30am
CC Exhibit Hall

8:30am

Digital Innovations and Barriers: Blended Learning Across the Digital Divide
New curriculum standards such as WIOA require digital literacy, but limited Internet access prevents many students from using technology. The presenter will demonstrate how Side by Side’s new eText delivers technology innovations and what public/private players and advocates are doing to expand broadband access and bridge the digital divide

Speakers
avatar for Bill Bliss

Bill Bliss

Language & Communication Workshop



Saturday October 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
CC 204

8:30am

Stand Out 3e: Critical Thinking in the Adult Education Classroom - CANCELED
CANCELED

Critical thinking activities ensure that students engage and communicate while seamlessly developing College and Career Readiness in ESL instruction. The presenter will demonstrate how Stand Out is designed to provide evidence-based instruction and critical thinking for real learning. The new edition includes new National Geographic content and new technology tools.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Jenkins, Santa Ana College

Rob Jenkins, Santa Ana College

Faculty Development Coordinator, Santa Ana College
I am all about practical applications of learner-centered instruction in the classroom. I believe in motivating and engaging students. I have done a lot of work related to professional development with many agencies and am co-author of Stand Out, a series for adult education that... Read More →
avatar for Steven Maggiore, National Geographic Learning

Steven Maggiore, National Geographic Learning

Specialist, National Geogrpahic Learning


Saturday October 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
CC 210

8:30am

Teachers as Scholars: Demystifying the Academic Publishing Process
In this session, CATESOL publications editors explain the ins and outs of academic publishing. We discuss audience and editor expectations, submissions policies, and review/revision processes. We also present ideas for article topics. Anyone interested in publishing – graduate students, teachers, unpublished authors and those with publishing experience – is encouraged attend.

Speakers
JJ

Jennifer Johnson

CATESOL Book Review Editor, Stanford University
avatar for Margi Wald

Margi Wald

Co-editor, Univ. of California, Berkeley
At UC Berkeley, Margi Wald teaches in the College Writing Programs and directs the Summer English Language Studies program. She also co-edits The CATESOL Journal and sits on TESOL’s Conferences Professional Council.



Saturday October 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
CC Ballroom B

8:30am

Adventures in Video-Making and Flipping: One Teacher's Real-Life Story
Have you thought about flipping your classroom? Have you simply wanted to create a video for students and post it online? Come hear the story of one teacher who wouldn't let the fact that she had no idea what she was doing stand in her way. Be inspired! Get motivated!


Saturday October 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
CC 202

8:30am

Blended learning: the view from research
As a technology-enhanced educational option, what does blended learning contribute to the learning process? What does research say about blended learning in terms of speed, scale, space, and impact? This interactive presentation will review three selected research studies comparing and contrasting the two modalities of blended learning and face-to-face instruction.


PPT1 ppt

Saturday October 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
CC 206

8:30am

Building Academic and Workplace Communication Skills with Interactive Activities
Communication skills are a key to success in college and the workplace. In this practice-oriented session, participants will look at a variety of ways to incorporate face- to- face student interactions in the adult education classroom. The session will focus on strategies needed to prepare students for successful collaboration.


Saturday October 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
CC Ballroom G

8:30am

MOBILE UP! Cellphone First Instruction for Low-Wage Service Workers
(NOT CANCELED)

Industry training programs in California are piloting how to use cellphones to bring ESL Instruction, Career Education and Coaching to low-wage immigrant service workers otherwise not served. Project leaders from MOBILE UP! will share emerging best practices in mobile learning with building service, healthcare, hospitality and other workers.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Ascher Webber, California Labor Federation, EdTech Center @ World Education

Alison Ascher Webber, California Labor Federation, EdTech Center @ World Education

Director of Strategic Initiatives, EdTech Center @ World Education
Alison Ascher Webber develops and leads innovative projects for the EdTech Center, including advising the new Employment Technology Fund and leading its field testing. She also manages the Mobile Up! Project bringing mobile learning and career coaching to low-wage immigrant service... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
CC 209

8:30am

Practical approaches for teaching suprasegmentals
This presentation shows five practical approaches for teaching suprasegmentals to intermediate/advanced learners. Visualize it makes suprasegmentals visible, Embody it employs physical movement, Contextualize it reveals intonation’s meaning in different conversational contexts, Change it around promotes fluency, and Give it meaning interprets others’ speech. Participants will practice and adapt the approaches.

Speakers
avatar for John Levis, Iowa State University

John Levis, Iowa State University

Professor, Iowa State University
I teach and study pronunciation learning, and related areas such as teaching methods, phonetics and phonology, etc.



Saturday October 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
H2 Alameda

8:30am

21st Century Vocabulary Teaching and Learning
Students need a strong vocabulary foundation to develop literacy and use English effectively. Learn about a six-step process developed by a researcher which, infused with technology, enhances students’ engagement as well as vocabulary production and retention. Participants will discover resources appropriate for each step of this direct vocabulary instruction method​.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Reyes

Kristi Reyes

Noncredit ESL Instructor, MiraCosta College
Technology integration: online/hybrid, flipped, and blended instruction in adult ESL. Career-Track ESL. Columnist and trainer for OTAN http://www.otan.us. Facilitator for CALPRO http://calpro-online.org/
MS

Mariana Silva

ESL Instructor, MiraCosta College



Saturday October 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
H2 Bayshore E

8:30am

Eye tracking and reading awareness: Boosting relationships with reading
The Eye Movement and Reading Awareness lab (EMRA) explores the use of an eye tracking camera in creating student awareness of reading behavior. Students discuss their L1/L2 reading habits before recording a reading of a short text which is then discussed. Results show visible reading changes over a semester.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Specker, American River College

Elizabeth Specker, American River College

ESL professor, American River College


Saturday October 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
H2 Bayshore W

8:30am

Fostering Academic Language Development Through a Co-teaching/PLC Model
This presentation shares takeaways from a unique model of teacher preparation and professional development that draws on research in co-teaching, PLCs, disciplinary AL development, and cognitive-based coaching. Findings have important implications for preparing pre-service and in-service teachers to attend to the AL development and learning needs of their EL students.


Saturday October 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
H2 Lawrence

8:30am

Motivation in Non-Credit ESL
Many college ESL students are motivated by grades. Everyone wants an A, but what happens when grades are removed from the equation and attendance is optional? This is often the situation with Non-Credit ESL classes. Discover what we learned from our students and how to use it in your classes.


Saturday October 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
CC 207

8:30am

21st Century Tech Tools for Formative and Summative Assessment
BYOD and create interactive slide shows with Mentimeter, collaborative group assessments using Quizlet Live, and auto-grading quizzes using Google Forms and Flubaroo. These 21st century tech tools will save you time and help you rock formative and summative assessment in your classroom and the world beyond.



Saturday October 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
CC 201

8:30am

Classroom Instruction that Works with ELLs
Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, second edition (Hill & Miller, 2014) contains nine categories of research-based strategies. This workshop will take one of the strategies, Nonlinguistic Representations, and apply it to the teaching and learning of vocabulary. Participates will engage in a simulation for learning new vocabulary.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Abla, McREL International

Cheryl Abla, McREL International

Educational Consultant, McREL International
Cheryl Abla believes deeply in all students’ capacity to achieve at high levels and is passionate about helping educators use their full potential to make a positive impact on students. At McREL International, Cheryl trains and coaches K-12 teachers and school leaders on effective... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
H2 San Tomas

8:30am

No longer worlds apart: home-school advocacy connections with TalkingPoints
Parents of emergent bilingual students have the most vested interest to advocate for their children’s needs, yet don’t always have the language ability to express them effectively. This session presents strategies to engage parents, including meaningful two-way communication with a free app, resulting in attendees creating a parent engagement plan.

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Mattison, Cerritos High School

Jeffrey Mattison, Cerritos High School

Teacher, Cerritos High School
My action research usually involves the intersections between technology, second language learning, teacher training, and reflection. Feel free to email me: jeffrey dot mattison at abcusd dot us
NL

Nancy Lee, TalkingPoints

VP of School Engagement, TalkingPoints
I work with schools and educators across the country in strengthening partnerships with families for student success. I can provide more information about TalkingPoints, our free parent-teacher messaging app with 2-way translation that can help you meaningfully communicate with all... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
CC 208

8:30am

Saving the Sinking Ship: Active Learning Strategies for the ESL Classroom
Participants will engage in two 20 minute Active Learning activities designed to wake up a sleeping class, help students connect the subject matter, and ensure learning that is fluid and lasting. Participants will experience the activities and then produce suggestions for future use of them in their own classrooms.


Saturday October 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
CC 203

8:30am

Teacherless Activities for Low Level Classes
Do you struggle with getting beginners to interact in your classroom? Teacherless Activities create multiple opportunities for interaction at any level. This session will focus on activities that work with beginning levels. Several types of activities will be presented that can be adapted for any content or language focus.



Saturday October 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
CC 211

8:30am

Using Wonder to Inspire Poets - CANCELED
CANCELED

Participants will learn how writing fueled by wonder promotes student engagement. Using wonderopolis.org is a great way to peak student curiosity and create purpose for writing poetry. Student examples will be used to model how writing can be lifted to a new level when wonder is used as the basis.

Speakers
avatar for Leticia Citizen

Leticia Citizen

i4Coach, Beverly Hills Unified School District
Leticia is in her 19th year as an educator. She has a particular interest in technology-enhanced teaching. She has presented at national conferences including NSTA (2018), ISTE (2017, 2018, 2019), NCFL (2016 & 2017), TCEA (2018 and 2019), NCTE (2018), and FETC (2019). Leticia also... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
CC 205

9:00am

Publisher and Vendor Exhibits -- TIME CHANGE
TIME CHANGE
Publisher and Vendor Exhibits, previously scheduled to open at 9:30am, will now open at 9:00am.

Browse and shop for the titles and ESL materials you need all in one location. The reps are here to answer your questions and help you!

Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
CC Exhibit Hall

9:45am

21st Century Classroom: Using Canvas to Practice Listening and Speaking
Canvas is a great tool that allows ESL students to practice listening and speaking skills from anywhere with an internet connection. Learn how to use Canvas's audio capture tool to make fun listening and speaking activities and much more.

Speakers
avatar for L. Jacob Skelton

L. Jacob Skelton

Los Angeles Mission College



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
CC 206

9:45am

Forward thinking: Steps to Autonomy with the language of collaboration
Adult ELLs need to acquire language that allows them to demonstrate their collaborative, interpersonal, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Guided by the series director, participants will experience and explore how the collaborative team tasks and instructional materials from Step Forward 2nd Edition support adult learners’ language development, autonomy and agency.

Speakers
avatar for Jayme Adelson-Goldstein

Jayme Adelson-Goldstein

Consultant - PD Specialist - OUP Author, Lighthearted Learning


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CC Ballroom G

9:45am

Great Teachers Need Great Content. Get to Know ESLlibrary.com.
ESL Library is one of the world’s leading resource sites for English
teachers. Find out how to subscribe and access hundreds of ready-made
lesson plans and resources to keep your language students
engaged, and help you teach a better class.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Buckwold, ESL Library

Ben Buckwold, ESL Library

Founder / Director, ESLlibrary.com
Ben Buckwold is the CEO of Red River Press and the founder of the very popular resource site, ESLlibrary.com. Ben studied Journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto, and Commerce at Royal Roads University in Victoria. He taught English in Tokyo for five years before launching ESL... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
H2 Lafayette

9:45am

Read Aloud eBooks with Adaptive Assessment
Explore the world!
Read Aloud eBooks with Adaptive Assessment
• Poems featuring animals from around the world
• Word highlighting in sync with audio tracks
• Reading grade levels ranging from 1-6
Integrated quizzes featuring adaptive assessment cover:
• Reading comprehension
• Rhymes
• Syllables & stress in words
• Vocabulary & meaning

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Hans, AmEnglish.com

Kathy Hans, AmEnglish.com

Founder, AmEnglish.com
Established in 1999, AmEnglish.com® provides web-based programs to improve reading, vocabulary & communication skills. Our newest series, Read Aloud eBooks with adaptive assessment, received the Smart Book Award & is designed for students at reading grade levels 1.6 - 6.9. Our middle... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
H2 Bayshore W

9:45am

The World is Your Classroom: Teach Abroad with the English Language Fellow Program
This session presents research from a new CALL publication that integrates context-specific solutions to online ESL and EFL pedagogical environments. The goals are to provide CATESOL teachers and teacher trainers with research illustrating key innovations in online CALL applications. ‘Practitioner-friendly’ information is available for teachers new to CALL.


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
H2 Bayshore E

9:45am

Authentic Materials, Tasks, and Research in EAP Teaching
This presentation highlights the importance of authenticity in language teaching and strategies for overcoming the challenges authenticity poses to instructors and students. Referencing innovative ideas for teaching public speaking and business correspondence, the presenter demonstrates incorporation of authentic materials, tasks, and research into an EAP curriculum for international graduate students.

Speakers

Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CC Ballroom A

9:45am

AEBG Technical Assistance: What's available for me?
This panel presentation highlights activities of the Adult Education Block Grant Technical Assistance project. The panel composed of AIR, CASAS, OTAN and the SCOE Adult Education Director will share the plans of professional development and field-based support with expertise including plans for online and face to face training, webinars, website enhancements and networking for all Consortia needs. Please join us for the latest developments and timeline of events.

Speakers
MF

Mariann Fedele-McLeod, American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Principal Researcher, CALPRO
Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research
avatar for Joyce Hinkson, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)

Joyce Hinkson, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)

Director, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
Director, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network for Adult Educators (OTAN)Interested in education technology, adult education, online and blended learning
avatar for Diana Batista

Diana Batista

Director, Adult Education, Sacramento County Office of Education
SCOE is managing requests for all CAEP consortia for Technical Assistance and Professional Development. A part of this project, CalAdultEd.org is a website that includes resources for adult education providers. OTAN is a TAP partner and provides Ed Tech Integration support. At ACSA... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CC 203

9:45am

Leveraging Service-Learning for the 21st Century CATESOL Classroom
Access to practical service-learning knowledge that benefits English as a second language learners appears to be needed (Wurr, 2013). This panel reviews current service-learning projects to CATESOL members. Panelists will discuss project components that influence and enhance interculturality and language ability. Service-learning can be undertaken with planning, logistics, and resources.

Speakers
avatar for Netta Avineri

Netta Avineri

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Dr. Netta Avineri is Associate Professor of TESOL/TFL at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She serves as the Institute’s Intercultural Competence Committee Chair and co-founded the Intercultural Digital Storytelling Project. Dr. Avineri currently teaches... Read More →
avatar for Amy Pascucci

Amy Pascucci

ESL Instructor, University of California, San Diego
avatar for James Perren

James Perren

Associate Professor, Alliant International University
James Perren is a language teacher, teacher educator, editor, and author, and teaches at Alliant International University in San Diego, California in several graduate TESOL programs. James' practical work informs his research and scholarly interests in service-learning curriculum... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
H2 Ballroom H

9:45am

Better Writing Grades from... Sentence Types?
This presentation analyzed the use of simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences in writing samples from ESL students at a four-year university. These forms were tallied to determine if their use equated superior grades. Class levels were explored as a way to gauge where these sentence types were used most.


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CC Exhibit Hall

9:45am

Differentiated Professional Development; Reaching a Diverse Teaching Team.
No teacher is the same! Teachers require personalized development to meet their differentiating needs, requirements and preferences. This session compares different development frameworks and offers practical suggestions on how they can be used to identify a teacher’s profile and better inform institution’s development schedules that personalize to the individual teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Emma Tudor, EF

Emma Tudor, EF

Director of Academic Management, North America, EF Education First



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CC Exhibit Hall

9:45am

English for careers: Preparing today for ECE jobs tomorrow
ESL professionals can help meet the intersecting needs of adults to learn English and train for a career. Our California community college created an English for Child Care-Child Development curriculum with positive results. Participants discuss solutions for collaborations between ESL and local workforce careers to promote linguistic pathways for success.

Speakers
avatar for Marsha Chan

Marsha Chan

Pronunciation Doctor, Sunburst Media and Mission College
You may know me as the Pronunciation Doctor on YouTube with over 2000 free videos at http://www.youtube.com/pronunciationdoctor. I am a member of the CATESOL Board of Directors as the 2018-2019 Interest Group Assistant Chair. I’m co-founder and co-coordinator of the Teaching of... Read More →
avatar for Julaine Rosner, Mission College

Julaine Rosner, Mission College

Instructor, Mission College



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CC Exhibit Hall

9:45am

ESL Classroom Tools: The Many Faces of Jeopardy
Students thrive when they participate in activities that are purposeful, well thought-out, and engaging. Jeopardy is a prime example. This poster will provide a variety of communicative methods to utilize Jeopardy in differing classroom settings, such as online websites, as well as ways to prevent troublesome issues.

Speakers
TK

Tiffany Kim, Citrus College

ESL Instructor, Citrus College



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CC Exhibit Hall

9:45am

Extensive Reading Made Fun with Fiction and Film - CANCELED
CANCELED

Students often cringe when they have to read. They find it a difficult and cumbersome task. How can teachers motivate students to look past this and help them identify with the context? This poster will share activities that integrate young adult fiction and film to make reading fun and interesting.


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CC Exhibit Hall

9:45am

Resources in Teaching Online: Breaking through Barriers in the Digital World
As instructors in a digital age, there are many resources available to us. Many of these materials are tried and used, such as, pictures and music. In this presentation, we will share innovative ways of engaging with said materials, and assisting teachers in expanding their ability to utilize these resources.



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CC Exhibit Hall

9:45am

The Handwriting's on the Wall: Teacher Perceptions of IEP Student Handwriting
How does English learners’ handwriting influence teachers’ perceptions of their writing ability? This interactive poster session explores this question by comparing scores on handwritten essays with typed and transcribed versions. The presenters share their findings and encourage teachers to reflect on their own grading practices and possible handwriting biases.


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CC Exhibit Hall

9:45am

Assisting in Assessments: Reshaping and Personalizing the Testing Experience
Language learners of all levels participate in assessments that intend to measure language ability. Furthermore, teachers are not merely test facilitators, and as such, should engage in the assessment process from concept to evaluation. This demonstration identifies: assessment foundations, ways to modify publisher assessments, and how/why to personalize an assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Wanner

Kimberly Wanner

ESL Teacher, The Quarry Lane School



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CC 202

9:45am

Bringing Literature to Life through Drama Activities
Drama activities can make literature classes multimodal and motivating for learners. Learn about four different ideas to make it happen in your classroom: role-play, town hall meeting discussion, improvisation of a scene, and semi-blind character mixer.

Speakers
avatar for Ayaka Ihara

Ayaka Ihara

ESL Instructor, The American Language Institute


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CC 207

9:45am

Done Writing? Let's Fix it!
Teaching writers how to edit and revise their own writing can be an arduous task for ESL teachers. This presentation explores the need of teaching self-editing and revising papers and addresses some issues that are involved, such as types of feedback, peer review, and the use of online grading platforms.

Speakers
AQ

Aziz Qureshi

University of California, Irvine
MR

Marina Reyna

California State University Long Beach



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CC 201

9:45am

Effective Grammar Instruction for Today's Classroom
Since grammar is a critical area in ESL acquisition, direct grammar instruction is a necessary component of any adult ESL curriculum. However, many teachers feel a sense of dread when approaching grammar instruction. This presentation outlines effective strategies for teaching grammar to adults so grammar lessons are fun and memorable.

Speakers


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CC 209

9:45am

OTAN – Educational Technology for 21st Century Teaching and Learning
Looking to expand your teaching toolkit? OTAN’s Web site offers many free resources for adult level ESL teachers. A collection of reviewed Web sites, online lesson plans and lesson plan builder, student success stories, technology integration videos, and ideas for using Web based resources and professional development will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Burik

Anthony Burik

ESL Coordinator, Mt. Diablo Adult Education and OTAN Trainer
avatar for Blair Roy

Blair Roy

Project Specialist, Sacramento COE
OTAN



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CC 210

9:45am

Research-based Instructional Practices for Second Language Writing
This interactive presentation will provide K-16 teachers with resources to understand and apply key research-based instructional practices around integrated literacy (reading, writing, and academic oral language) for language learners.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Goldman

Julie Goldman

Director, Equity Curriculum and Instruction, San Diego County Office of Education
Julie Goldman, Ed.D., is a coordinator at the San Diego County Office of Education. She facilitates professional learning around academic literacy for schools and districts throughout California. Throughout her career as a K-16 educator in the United States and internationally, Goldman... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
H2 Stevens Creek

9:45am

Tech it to another level!
Can’t get your students to keep their smartphones away? Let your students use their phones AND reboot your lessons with engaging activities using various websites and apps. In this session, the presenter will share practical ideas and tips to encourage innovative learning opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Grace Kee

Grace Kee

Faculty, SJSU International Gateways
I have a B.A. in Sociology and Cultural Anthropology (UCSB), preliminary K-8 multiple subject credential (CSUF) and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics (UNE). I've been teaching ESL for over 12 years. 8 of those years were in South Korea. At my current position with International Gateways... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CC 211

9:45am

Three Strategies to Help Students Read Better and Faster
The College and Career Readiness Standards have raised interest in assisting students to read with appropriate rate and accuracy. The presenter shares three strategies to help students read better and faster, using examples for beginning-advanced learners: Timed reading, Say Something and Making Connections. Ideas for incorporating these strategies are shared.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Price, San Diego Community College Continuing Education Program

Donna Price, San Diego Community College Continuing Education Program

Associate Professor, San Diego Community College
Donna Price has taught all levels of ESL for the San Diego Community College since 1979. She is a conference presenter and co-author of Ventures, published by Cambridge University Press.


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CC Ballroom B

9:45am

Five Secrets to Successful Adult ESL Instruction
Adult learners have many reasons for learning English. As educators, our purpose is to facilitate learning. This session will provide an overview and practical, hands-on application of Knowles' principles of andragogy. They’ll keep your students engaged and you, the teacher, feel good about what you do.

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Nguyen

Teresa Nguyen

Faculty, Golden West College
Teresa X. Nguyen has an M.A. in Linguistics and a B.A. in English Literature. She is a California, USA content creator. She is the creator of ESL Garage, a bilingual YouTube channel for English language learners and co-author of the Compelling Conversations series and 60 Positive... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
H2 Cypress

9:45am

Teacher learning and professional growth through a curriculum development course
Student teachers benefit when their learning is situated in meaningful contexts, when they are actively engaged in their own learning process, and when they collaborate with others. This presentation highlights how collaboration with language programs that need curricular assistance impacts student teachers in a curriculum development course.


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CC 212

9:45am

Creating Your Own Materials for Adult ESl Beginners
The main focus will be on multiple ways to use the same picture cards and matching cards to practice basic listening, speaking, reading, writing and vocabulary skills. Both teachers and students enjoy using creative ways of using these materials.



Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CC 204

9:45am

How to use California's Free Resources to Enhance Family Partnerships and support English Language Learners. - CANCELED
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Participants will with video examples of strategies to build family partnerships through a culturally competent lens. Participants will then review free resources available for family engagement and partnerships to support students learning. Participants will share their current practices and engage in-group discussions actively reflecting on newly gained content and networking with colleagues. Content is focused on TK/K/1st but concepts can be applied to all grade levels.

Speakers
HM

Heidi Mendenhall

Project Manager, WestEd
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Tamarra Osborne

DR Project Manager, WestEd
Tamarra is an Early Childhood Content Expert for WestEd's Desired Results Training and Technical Assistance Project. Prior to joining WestEd in 2012, Tamarra taught infants, toddlers and preschoolers in state funded programs. She directed nonprofit childcare centers for 10 years... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
H2 Winchester

9:45am

TESL Triangle: A tool to manage TESL teaching techniques
Teaching technique information overload is a problem for teachers. The TESL triangle, a teaching information management tool, developed by the presenter, can counter the problem. Topics are information overload research and TESL triangle parts: accent type activities, flexible teaching routines, and skill area teaching frameworks. Participants create their TESL triangles.


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
H2 San Tomas

9:45am

USA Learns - Free Online English Learning!
USA Learns is a FREE English learning site developed for ELL. The media rich site is a preferred online-learning tool in many states and worldwide! The session will cover the student side and how it is used as well as the teacher management site which include class-keys, rosters, and gradebooks.

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Holt

Melinda Holt

PS II, Technology Integrator, OTAN / CAEP TAP
Project Specialist II, Tech Integrator -- Google Certified Education Trainer; Certified Google Network Administrator --- Researches, applies, and trains educators on the use of technology as well as how to collaborate online with colleagues and students. Has assisted in the development... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
CC 208

10:10am

Get It? Using Satirical News in the Reading Classroom
Looking for authentic, funny, and challenging texts to use in reading class? This session provides ideas for using satirical news articles from The Onion to teach reading. Come get some tips for teaching close reading, critical thinking, and making inferences using satire.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Teeple

Sally Teeple

Instructor, San Jose State University, International Gateways



Saturday October 21, 2017 10:10am - 10:25am
CC 205

10:10am

Integrating 21st Century Skills into the Classroom through EDpuzzle
Learn how to add EDpuzzle, an engaging interactive online app, to your teacher toolkit. EDpuzzle maximizes learning by using authentic videos for formative assessment, vocabulary learning, listening comprehension, and more. But don’t stop there – teach your students how to use this tool to improve communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity!

Speakers
RV

Rita Van Dyke-Kao

Mt. San Antonio College



Saturday October 21, 2017 10:10am - 10:25am
CC 206

10:45am

PLENARY: Making a Difference: Outstanding Teachers’ Reflections on Their Own Teachers
These days, human life in many areas of the world is characterized by instantaneous communication, data-sharing through social media and other digital technologies, international travel and transportation, and improved health care and nutrition for many of the world’s people. But we must admit that life for many involves hunger, disease, animosity, and even war or the threat of war. If the world is the classroom, how can the classroom simultaneously be realistic and safe? How can teachers make a difference amidst the chaos and confusion?


CATESOL 2017 Award Winners are announced at the beginning of each plenary.


Saturday October 21, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
CC Ballroom CD

10:45am

PLENARY: The Importance of Multicultural Literacy in Teaching and Learning
Drawing from my personal experience of growing up in a family of Mexican migrant workers and from my professional experiences in teaching for over 40 years and serving on the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing for ten years, I will discuss why it is essential for educators to teach and transmit stories by and about the different populations of immigrants to this country and the cultures from which they come and contributions they make to our ethnically diverse society.

CATESOL 2017 Award Winners are announced at the beginning of each plenary.


Saturday October 21, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
CC Ballroom EF

12:00pm

Boxed lunch pick-up
Pick up your pre-ordered boxed lunch and join an education level rap session!

Saturday October 21, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
CC Exhibit Hall

12:30pm

Adult Level Rap Session: Challenges, Opportunities, and Successes
What a year it’s been! Let's talk. Bring your lunch, your thoughts, your ideas, your concerns, your questions, and any materials or announcements you’d like to share. In addition, we will be presenting the 2017 Norma Shapiro Award, in honor of one of the best in our field.


Saturday October 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
CC 210

12:30pm

College/University Level Rap Session: Giving Feedback on Students’ Writing: Best Practices
At this College and University Level RAP session, we will network and share best practices with other C/U colleagues. We will specifically look at what strategies have worked in giving feedback to students’ writing. This RAP session has the purpose of inviting all professionals who teach academic writing at any level (elementary, intermediate, advanced) in colleges and universities to talk about the effectiveness of feedback on students’ writing. Some of the questions that will be posed to the audience are:
1. What kind of feedback seems to be more effective in helping students notice the problems in their writing?
2. Do you mark every single mistake on your students’ writing? Why/why not?
3. How can we make sure that they incorporate our feedback in their revisions?

Speakers
avatar for Bahiyyih Hardacre

Bahiyyih Hardacre

Assistant Professor, California State University, Los Angeles
I am an Assistant Professor in the M.A. in TESOL Program in the division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education at the Charter College of Education, at California State University, Los Angeles. I am originally from Brazil where I worked as an EFL teacher for 12 years at Binational... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
CC 203

12:30pm

Community College Level Rap Session: Education and Advocacy - Lessons in AB 705 and Online VESL
We will focus on advocacy regarding AB 705 and Online ESL and VESL courses. Theory, approaches, policy, professional development, as well as strategies and tools used for creating interaction, accountability, and engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Anne Shaw, Skyline College

Leigh Anne Shaw, Skyline College

ESOL Professor, Skyline College
Leigh Anne Shaw has taught ESL since 1992 and has been in Skyline College's ESOL program since 2009. Active in the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC), she is committed to a powerful presence of ESL in academic affairs. She co-facilitates her region's Adult... Read More →
avatar for Ingrid Greenberg

Ingrid Greenberg

Online Faculty, Continuing Education, SDCCD
I am an instructional designer and online professor who has recently designed, delivered and evaluated five new online workplace ESL courses with LMS and Web 2.0 tools. I have consulted with humanities and STEM departments at community colleges to enhance student success metrics... Read More →
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Sydney Rice

ESL Department Chair and Associate Professor, ESL, Imperial Valley College


Saturday October 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
CC 204

12:30pm

Intensive English Program Level Rap Session: State of the Profession
Bring your lunch and join your fellow IEP colleagues for an informal discussion on all things related to IEPs in California. The IEP Level Chair will share an overview of the work completed in the last year and take notes to share with the board based on participants' concerns.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Pascucci

Amy Pascucci

ESL Instructor, University of California, San Diego


Saturday October 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
CC 207

12:30pm

K-12 Level Rap Session: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Classrooms
The California State Framework calls for cultural and linguistic responsiveness in the classroom. What do you do to create a classroom culture that meets your students needs? Come and share your ideas and gather ideas from others!

Speakers
SM

Sheila Martinelli

EL Curriculum Program Specialist, Colton Joint Unified
KW

Kristi Ward

CPS, Colton Joint Unified School District


Saturday October 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
CC 206

12:30pm

One-on-One Mentor Meetings
Meet with experienced teachers and administrators to get valuable career information about getting and keeping teaching positions in all contexts and levels of ESL teaching. Bring your resumes/CVs to ask for advice or suggestions. Network and make career contacts!

Speakers
avatar for Rob Jenkins, Santa Ana College

Rob Jenkins, Santa Ana College

Faculty Development Coordinator, Santa Ana College
I am all about practical applications of learner-centered instruction in the classroom. I believe in motivating and engaging students. I have done a lot of work related to professional development with many agencies and am co-author of Stand Out, a series for adult education that... Read More →
avatar for Judith O'Loughlin

Judith O'Loughlin

Education Consultant, Language Matters Education Consultants, LLC
Judith B. O'Loughlin has taught ESL at K-12, adult education, and graduate university endorsement programs in New Jersey and elsewhere. As a consultant, she focuses on standards-based curriculum, differentiated instruction and assessment, collaborative team-teaching, newcomers with... Read More →
avatar for Marla Yoshida

Marla Yoshida

Academic Coordinator, University of California, Irvine, Division of Continuing Education


Saturday October 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
CC 202

1:20pm

Adult Level Rap Session: Where do we go from here?
Recap and continue Rap Session. Discuss what’s new with AEBG, WIOA, and CCRS. What’s the perspective from the “ground force” and the experts? Participants will develop an action plan to address the challenges and/or take advantage of opportunities identified in the rap session and workshop.


Saturday October 21, 2017 1:20pm - 2:05pm
CC 210

1:20pm

CC & C/U Level Rap Session: From Community College to Transfer - Preparing Multilingual Students for Success
In this panel, transfer readiness and college/university success of multilingual students will be discussed. Gabe Winer will talk about the community college multilingual Freshman Composition course and Margi Wald on multilingual transfer student issues at the college/university, both focusing on fostering such success.


Saturday October 21, 2017 1:20pm - 2:05pm
CC 203

1:20pm

IEP Level Rap Session: State of the Profession in California
The current state of IEPs in California is changing. Join administrators, teachers, and researchers for a discussion on how to stay competitive in this new market. Takeaways include ideas on advocacy, repositioning yourself, and leveraging your skills in new ways.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Pascucci

Amy Pascucci

ESL Instructor, University of California, San Diego


Saturday October 21, 2017 1:20pm - 2:05pm
CC 207

1:20pm

K-12 Level Rap Session: My Name, My Identity Campaign
Learn about a national campaign that seeks to promote a sense of belonging and positive relationships in the classroom through the correct pronunciation of student names. Explore what Santa Clara County Office of Education and its partners have done to launch this initiative. Discover what you can do to support the campaign as well as ways you can support your own students in your classroom.

Speakers
SM

Sheila Martinelli

EL Curriculum Program Specialist, Colton Joint Unified
KW

Kristi Ward

CPS, Colton Joint Unified School District


Saturday October 21, 2017 1:20pm - 2:05pm
CC 206

2:15pm

Laying Down the Foundations of TESL for Teacher Training
Trained ESL/EFL instructors are often called upon to step in as teacher trainers when working abroad. This can be especially challenging when the trainees lack both experience and theoretical knowledge of language and pedagogy. This session provides practical knowledge and techniques on training volunteers to be effective ESL instructors.

Speakers
avatar for Reagan Clark, California State University, Fresno

Reagan Clark, California State University, Fresno

M.A. Candidate, California State University, Fresno
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Alyssa Tobar

Admissions and Advising Specialist, American English Institute, California State University - Fresno



Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 2:30pm
H2 Lafayette

2:15pm

Helping English-Language Learners Cope with Test Anxiety
Taking a standardized test is a requirement for many English-language learners in order to go to university, get a job or obtain a professional license. In this session, we’ll discuss how teachers can help students deal with the anxiety that high-stakes ESL testing often induces in otherwise well-prepared test takers.

Speakers
avatar for Marian Crandall

Marian Crandall

ETS TOEFL
Your rep: Marian N. Crandall


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
H2 Winchester

2:15pm

The Global Scale of English in Practice
Language educators are familiar with the benefits and challenges of the CEFR. The Global Scale of English (GSE) works to negate the challenges of CEFR by filling in the gaps with granular descriptors. In this workshop, learn how to harness descriptors to improve course outcomes and improve graduation and retention.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Davila, Pearson ELT

Sara Davila, Pearson ELT

Learning Expert, Pedagogy and Improvement, Pearson
Sara Davila is a teacher, teacher trainer, and educational specialist engrossed in language education, professional development, and curriculum construction. She has worked in the US and abroad as a language teacher and learning expert in the field of language acquisition. She has... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
CC 209

2:15pm

How Can YOU Make a Difference in Your Students' Lives? (formerly titled "A Conversation on Making a Difference") - TIME CHANGE
TIME CHANGE
This session, previously scheduled for 4:00 - 4:45pm, will now meet from 2:15 to 3:00pm.

This break-out session will pursue issues raised in Dr. Bailey’s plenary presentation. We will consider ways in which we can inspire our students and avoid discouraging them, despite the many challenges they face as language learners in an often difficult world.


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
CC Ballroom H

2:15pm

Breaking into Workplace English
Are you interested in the growing field of Workplace English, but aren’t sure how to get your start? Join us as experienced Workplace English instructors and trainers discuss topics such as building a client base, developing curricula for specific fields and needs, writing proposals, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Nora Mitchell

Nora Mitchell

Adjunct Faculty, Private Instructor, Laney College, Berkeley City College and English with Nora
avatar for Danielle Pelletier

Danielle Pelletier

President, English League
I'm the incoming President for CATESOL 2017-2018.
avatar for Stephanie Youngblood, UCLA

Stephanie Youngblood, UCLA

Program Director, Project SPELL, UCLA
I'd like to share the prezi “'Teaching Soft Skills'” with you. Please click the link to view it. https://prezi.com/qwaqyzqy7oqo/


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
CC 207

2:15pm

Come Meet Members of CATESOL’s Newest Interest Group
Do you write or create materials for teaching English learners? Or design training materials for teachers? Are you interested in what Material Writers do? Then, this is the Interest Group session for you. Come to meet material writers and and hear about their projects, ideas for writing, and many other topics.

Speakers
avatar for Judith O'Loughlin

Judith O'Loughlin

Education Consultant, Language Matters Education Consultants, LLC
Judith B. O'Loughlin has taught ESL at K-12, adult education, and graduate university endorsement programs in New Jersey and elsewhere. As a consultant, she focuses on standards-based curriculum, differentiated instruction and assessment, collaborative team-teaching, newcomers with... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
CC 205

2:15pm

Credit vs. NonCredit
Want to teach ESL at the college level and unsure of which department to choose? Join us as we host a panel of Credit and NonCredit ESL instructors as they discuss the pro’s and con’s of each side. Questions will be taken from the floor.

Speakers

Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
CC 204

2:15pm

Pronunciation Operator on Duty: What’s Your Emergency?
Have you ever faced a pronunciation teaching conundrum? Wondered about prioritizing skill activities? Felt stumped by a student or teaching situation? Or want to try to stump these pronunciation authors? Come with your questions and puzzles. After a brief overview of important elements, we’ll field questions in this audience-participation session.

Speakers
avatar for Marsha Chan

Marsha Chan

Pronunciation Doctor, Sunburst Media and Mission College
You may know me as the Pronunciation Doctor on YouTube with over 2000 free videos at http://www.youtube.com/pronunciationdoctor. I am a member of the CATESOL Board of Directors as the 2018-2019 Interest Group Assistant Chair. I’m co-founder and co-coordinator of the Teaching of... Read More →
avatar for Marla Yoshida

Marla Yoshida

Academic Coordinator, University of California, Irvine, Division of Continuing Education



Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
CC 206

2:15pm

Who is a Native Speaker Anyway? World Englishes and the So-called Nonnative Language Educator
Research in World Englishes has problematized the notion of the “native speaker.” Why, then, do we still use terms like “Nonnative Speaker” and “Nonnative Language Educator?” This panel discusses ideas from World Englishes, explores our relationships to terms like native and nonnnative, and examines their usefulness and limitations.

Speakers
avatar for Stefan Frazier

Stefan Frazier

San Jose State University
Stefan Frazier is associate professor in the Department of Linguistics and Language Development at San José State University. He has researched and published in the areas of functional grammar, NNEST issues, composition pedagogy (first and second language), and the pedagogy of pragmatic... Read More →
avatar for Ayaka Ihara

Ayaka Ihara

ESL Instructor, The American Language Institute
avatar for Scott Phillabaum

Scott Phillabaum

TESOL Coordinator, San Jose State University



Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
CC 208

2:15pm

Social Media for Teachers
Social Media is a part of our educational world. Most of our students are on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. This panel hosted by the TELL-IG includes a discussion on proper use of social media in the profession by plenary speaker Claire Bradin Siskin, and useful ways to incorporate various social media platforms into language teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Gaer, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education

Susan Gaer, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education

Professor ESL Santa Ana college, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education
Susan Gaer is a Google Certified Innovator. She teaches ELLs at Santa Ana College and is a presenter at CATESOL (California Associaton of Teachers to Speakers of Other Languages) and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). She is actively using mobile devices effectively... Read More →
avatar for Kimberly Guppy

Kimberly Guppy

Academic Coordinator, Los Angeles City College
avatar for Denise Maduli-Williams, Ron Lee Tech Award Recipient

Denise Maduli-Williams, Ron Lee Tech Award Recipient

Assistant Professor, ESOL & English, San Diego Miramar College
I have been honored to be a teacher for the past 21 years! I earned my B.A. in English & Linguistics from Cal Poly State Univ., then joined the Peace Corps and taught English in Botswana. Next, I taught in NYC public high schools while earning my M.A. in TESOL from Columbia University... Read More →
avatar for Ixchell Reyes

Ixchell Reyes

Lecturer, University of Southern California
Ed Tech; Google Certification (GAFE); Augmented Reality; Graduate ESL Writing; STEM; CUE, CATESOL, CATESOLcast co-host, ISTE, TESOL; ISTE Emerging Leader; ISTE Young Educator Network; K-12 Bilingual Ed; Teacher Trainer; UCR, CSUSB, SMBMI.
avatar for Claire Siskin

Claire Siskin

Consultant


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
CC 203

2:15pm

Becoming a World Citizen: Utilizing Commercials in ESL
Using commercials in ESL provides teachers with an opportunity to expand students’ cross-cultural awareness. Our presentation discusses diverse advertisements for their messages and content along with their pedagogical implications. Commercials promote listening, speaking and critical thinking skills for students and raise their intercultural competence. A handout will be provided.


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
H2 Cypress

2:15pm

Creating Independent Writers Using CPR (Calibrated Peer Review)
How can teachers engage students in peer collaboration without using classroom time? Calibrated Peer Review, a free online resource, trains students to review their peers’ essays and evaluate their own. Presenters will explain how to use the resource and offer suggestions for implementation in high school and college-level writing courses.

Speakers

Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
CC 212

2:15pm

Genre and Language Analysis Help ELLs Access Grade-level Texts
Studying real-world genres grounded in language-focused instruction helps English language learners develop academic language and grade level content knowledge in any context. Come hear stories of California teachers who have used this approach to help ELLs in mainstream classes and learn how to integrate it in your own practice.



Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
H2 Bayshore E

2:15pm

Infusing Workplace Preparation Skills in Beginning-Advanced ESL Classes
The presenter provides an overview of research on skills required in the workplace. This information is linked to practical classroom activities that integrate workplace preparation skills in beginning-advanced ESL classes. The presenter shares a problem-solving template, progress graph, reflection checklist, career pathway worksheets and classroom jobs.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Price, San Diego Community College Continuing Education Program

Donna Price, San Diego Community College Continuing Education Program

Associate Professor, San Diego Community College
Donna Price has taught all levels of ESL for the San Diego Community College since 1979. She is a conference presenter and co-author of Ventures, published by Cambridge University Press.


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
CC Ballroom B

2:15pm

Interactive Student Grouping Ideas for 21st Century Classroom
Have you been pondering how to keep your students more engaged and ensure they work in diverse group settings? These ideas provide practical solutions for keeping your classes dynamic, your students engaged, and your relationship with them mutually affable. All strategies are applicable to classes of any size and level.


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
H2 San Tomas

2:15pm

The Story Behind the Story -- NEW SESSION
NEW SESSION
This session does not appear in the Conference Handbook, but will take place on Saturday from 2:15 - 3:00pm.

I will explain the process I use in writing my four-book memoir series: The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child, Breaking Through, Reaching Out, and Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University. Teachers will find this session useful in terms of having their students write their own stories. Q&A will follow my discussion.


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
CC Ballroom G

2:15pm

LOL, I Don't Really Read
Researchers present findings of multilingual students’ reading habits through social media dialect, tracing progress through a writing pre-test, reading as treatment, and a writing post-test. A positive correlation results between quality and quantity of reading and academic writing performance determined by writing samples, despite students’ perceptions of their reading habits.


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
CC 201

2:15pm

Technology-Assisted Collaborative Learning for Beginners: A Case Study
Acquiring collaboration skills is more important than ever. Additionally, collaborative learning methods have shown proven effectiveness. In the technologically connected world, collaboration is possible at a scale previously unimaginable. The findings of this case study indicate technology-assisted collaborative writing can have positive effects on learner engagement and confidence.

Speakers
avatar for Sachiko Oates, Santa Barbara City College and California State University, Fullerton

Sachiko Oates, Santa Barbara City College and California State University, Fullerton

Noncredit ESL Faculty Liaison, Santa Barbara City College



Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
CC 211

2:15pm

Boost 21st Century Teaching and Learning Skills with AVID
Enliven your classroom experience with engaging ESL activities integrating Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) for Higher Education strategies. AVID addresses goals of increased learning, persistence, completion, and success in and beyond college. Come experience activities that are quick to prepare and easy to adapt to all skills and levels.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Goss, Saddleback College

Debbie Goss, Saddleback College

ESL Instructor, Saddleback College
avatar for Annie Gilbert

Annie Gilbert

ESL Instructor/ AESL Coordinator, Saddleback College



Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
CC 210

2:15pm

Building Pathways: ESL Students Study ECE at Community College
Participants learn about development of a pathway for adult education ESL students interested in a career, using the Project ACCESS: Early Childhood Education (ECE) model. Presenters explain how contextualized material encompasses core ESL components and how ESL students bridge to community college or career training programs to earn a certificate.

Speakers
LV

Loma Vista Adult Center

ESL Program Assistant, Mt. Diablo Unified School District



Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
H2 Bayshore W

2:15pm

Teaching Email Etiquette: Helping ESL Students Master Best Practices
This practical workshop, led by two experienced higher education English teachers, focuses on teaching best email practices to international college students. ESL students often make common mistakes in subject lines, salutations, paragraphs, requests, and closings. These ‘good mistakes’ can cause confusion, misunderstanding, and negative responses. Reproducible handouts provided.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Roth, University of Southern California

Eric Roth, University of Southern California

Master Lecturer, USC American Language Institute
Eric H. Roth teaches international graduate students the pleasures of academic writing and public speaking in English at the University of Southern California. He has taught numerous English and writing courses at Santa Monica Community College, UCLA Extension, and Cal State, Long... Read More →
avatar for Teresa Nguyen

Teresa Nguyen

Faculty, Golden West College
Teresa X. Nguyen has an M.A. in Linguistics and a B.A. in English Literature. She is a California, USA content creator. She is the creator of ESL Garage, a bilingual YouTube channel for English language learners and co-author of the Compelling Conversations series and 60 Positive... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
H2 Alameda

2:15pm

The SEAL approach to content-based Designated ELD
In this interactive workshop we will explore how to bridge what students are learning during Integrated ELD into content-based Designated ELD. Through classroom artifacts and videos we will show how to use language functions and graphic organizers to connect content instruction with Designated ELD, bringing the vision of the CA Framework to life.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Skibbins

Heather Skibbins

SEAL Training Supervisor, SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model



Saturday October 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
H2 STEVEN'S CREEK

2:40pm

Technology & International Instruction
Discover technology that facilitates classroom instruction with an international audience. Presentation will consist of programs and websites that instructors can utilize to facilitate international instruction. Highlights from an international English language education exchange program currently using these programs and websites will be included.

Speakers


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:40pm - 2:55pm
H2 Lafayette

3:00pm

Publisher’s dedicated hour
Participate in the Passport to Prizes drawing by visiting Exhibitors’ booths! Get your “passport” stamped as you learn about new titles, editions, and opportunities.

Saturday October 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CC Exhibit Hall

3:30pm

Passport to Prizes drawing
In your conference bag, you’ll find your “Passport” on which to collect signatures from participating exhibitors. Follow the directions on the Passport and go to the Exhibit Hall during the publisher's dedicated hour for the drawing at 3:30 PM. You must be present at the drawing in order to win.

Saturday October 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
CC Exhibit Hall

4:00pm

1, 2, 3 Tech Up
Your students can tech up through the integration of this 4-step method. It teaches students critical thinking through a collaborative process while integrating technology. The presenter will also demonstrate how your students can integrate all language skills by using technology and creating a hands on tech project.


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:15pm
H2 Lafayette

4:00pm

Using Simple Analogies to Make Writing Classes More Effective
The presenter will demonstrate how the use of simple analogies engage students in learning academic writing. The examples shown can be used to teach a variety of academic topics such as paragraph organization, cohesive elements, insertions of paraphrases and citations, etc. Handouts will be shared.

Speakers

Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:15pm
CC 205

4:00pm

Developing oral skills for college and careers through language clubs
The session focuses on how out-of-class language clubs can be used to provide additional opportunities to boost learners’ language skills and increase confidence through sustained and systematic listening and speaking practice. Presenters offer recommendations and activities to showcase how oral language skills can be effectively taught outside of the classroom.

Speakers
MM

Mike McCusker, Foothill College

Instructor, Foothill College
Created the Chat Cafe at Foothill College Interest in assisting international college students in speaking and listing to spoken English in professional environments.


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC 204

4:00pm

International Professional Development of CATESOL Members
Wondering what opportunities exist abroad for experienced professionals? Consider applying for an English Language Fellow Fellowship through the U.S. Department of State. This panel will feature Fellow alumni who will describe their experiences and answer questions about teacher education projects they created in Cambodia, India, and the Philippines.

Speakers
avatar for Cerise Santoro

Cerise Santoro

English Composition Consultant, CIAM
https://elprograms.org/story/trekking-trip-connects-fellow-with-remote-community/ http://www.usl.edu.ph/news/louisians-take-boston-universitys-theartofpoetry-mooc/
avatar for Richard Silberg

Richard Silberg

ELL + Drama teacher, The U.S. Department of State English Language Programs, MLK Middle School: Berkeley Unified School District
English Language Development/Long Term Els + Drama teacherMartin Luther King Middle School, Berkely, Ca.English Language Fellow and Specialist based in Cambodia funded by the U.S. Dept. of State 2015-17
avatar for Claire Siskin

Claire Siskin

Consultant


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
H2 Ballroom B

4:00pm

Best Practices for Developing Academic Discourse Through Contrastive Corpus Analysis
This session merges research on Sociolinguistics and Contrastive Corpus Analysis to provide teachers with applications for improving students’ Academic Discourse. Brief video vignettes of students using the proposed strategies move past theory and illustrate how real-world applications from these fields can effectively develop learner autonomy and academic discourse.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Evans

Brad Evans

Clark County School District
I've worked with 60+ nationalities ranging from ages 6-60. I'm certified to teach English, ELL, Spanish, & French grades 7-12 in Nevada. I work in Las Vegas now, but I have taught in Memphis, TN, Montreal, Canada, & Poitiers, France. As a researcher, I'm passionate about Sociolinguistics... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
H2 Winchester

4:00pm

Digital Literacy for Adult Learners - Google Docs and Readworks
21st Century teaching and learning is exciting, but it can be intimidating, too! The purpose of this workshop is to provide teachers with a brief overview of two websites that will help you and your students improve your digital literacy, online collaboration, review and assessment skills.

Speakers
avatar for Tana Mobley, Norwalk-La Mirada Adult School

Tana Mobley, Norwalk-La Mirada Adult School

ABE and ESL teacher, Norwalk-La Mirada Adult School



Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC 206

4:00pm

Digital Safety for Teachers and Students
Learn how to keep yourself safe on the Internet when using mobile devices while creating an effective web presence that will get you noticed in a positive manner. Uncover those buried settings on your phone that could be tracking your every movement. Learn this and more in this hands-on session.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Gaer, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education

Susan Gaer, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education

Professor ESL Santa Ana college, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education
Susan Gaer is a Google Certified Innovator. She teaches ELLs at Santa Ana College and is a presenter at CATESOL (California Associaton of Teachers to Speakers of Other Languages) and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). She is actively using mobile devices effectively... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC Ballroom G

4:00pm

Finding 'Found Poetry' in Any Class
When most students hear the word “poetry,” they immediately shut down. Learn how found poetry allows students to use a variety of texts as the foundation for producing thoughtful and meaningful self expression. Presenters will model this technique, discuss various classroom applications, and guide participants in producing a found poem.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Pascucci

Amy Pascucci

ESL Instructor, University of California, San Diego


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
H2 Bayshore E

4:00pm

Helping students achieve speaking proficiency through corrective feedback
A “key engine for learning in the classroom” (Ellis, 2009), corrective feedback (CF) is an important defining feature of interaction and a teacher tool to enhance students’ language awareness, to help them achieve speaking proficiency in both form- and meaning-focused interactions, and to lead them towards language autonomy.


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Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC 212

4:00pm

Tech Up Your Citizenship Class
Participants will identify the latest Citizenship resources in the form of listening quizzes, mobile apps, textbooks, videos, websites, and more. By adapting and incorporating these digital resources, participants will be able implement learning strategies appropriate for ESL and/or Citizenship classrooms, blended learning or distance learning environments.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Gagliardi

Jennifer Gagliardi

trainer, Milpitas Adult School, OTAN Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
US Citizenship, ESL, Digital Literacy, Google Docs



Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC 202

4:00pm

Developing and Implementing Online Tutoring: Intercultural Competence for TESOL 
Based on an online service learning project between TESOL graduate students and students in Afghanistan, this presentation will explore how virtual interactions can lead to increased linguistic and intercultural competence. Participants will explore ways to integrate e-service learning projects into TESOL curriculum to develop cultural competence among preservice teachers. 

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Dietrich

Sarah Dietrich

Assistant Professor, Southeast Missouri State Unviersity
Teacher development Intercultural competence Culturally responsive teaching Study abroad a course "text" Bilingual literacy development Multilingual and multicultural student success in Higher Education
avatar for Didem Ekici

Didem Ekici

Teaching Assistant/Doctoral Candidate, University of San Francisco
Didem Ekici is a teaching assistant and doctoral student in the International and Multicultural Education program at University of San Francisco. She completed her Master’s on TESOL in Salem State University. She works as the Director of Coordination of a peacebuilding organization... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
H2 Alameda

4:00pm

Word-for-word paraphrasing in community college summary writers
To avoid plagiarism, ESL summary writers often resort to word-for-word paraphrasing. The presenter will show errors ascribable to this strategy and their effect on summary quality. The presenter will also discuss teaching strategies to prevent word-for-word paraphrasing and will elicit exchange of ideas regarding classroom practice and further research.



Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC 211

4:00pm

'Tech'nically Learning - CANCELED
CANCELED

Take time to engage with Google Apps for Education, Web Store apps, and other sites in the classroom that are vital instructional technological tools for effective engagement and learning. Participants will be able to explore best practices for using Chromebooks.

Speakers
avatar for Leticia Citizen

Leticia Citizen

i4Coach, Beverly Hills Unified School District
Leticia is in her 19th year as an educator. She has a particular interest in technology-enhanced teaching. She has presented at national conferences including NSTA (2018), ISTE (2017, 2018, 2019), NCFL (2016 & 2017), TCEA (2018 and 2019), NCTE (2018), and FETC (2019). Leticia also... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC Ballroom A

4:00pm

10 Websites Every Student Should Know
New to college/America, students need to learn new information fast or risk being clueless, broke, and stunned about independent student life. The internet, a kingdom of student resources, steps in. Come and learn 10 websites that will guide your students in developing a sense of belonging in a new place.

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Nguyen

Teresa Nguyen

Faculty, Golden West College
Teresa X. Nguyen has an M.A. in Linguistics and a B.A. in English Literature. She is a California, USA content creator. She is the creator of ESL Garage, a bilingual YouTube channel for English language learners and co-author of the Compelling Conversations series and 60 Positive... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC 208

4:00pm

Educator Support for Immigrant and Refugee Students
In light of the increasingly hostile climate toward immigrants and the insecurity caused by the changing policy landscape, Californians Together is implementing a multi-pronged approach toward creating a safe learning environment for students of all backgrounds, including grade-span lesson modules and an educator toolkit.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Coleman

Shelly Coleman

Executive Director, Californians Together
EL Roadmap, Research publications, Multiple Pathways to Biliteracy, Long Term English Learners, The State Seal of Biiteracy, Accountability and ELs, Bilingual Teacher Shortabe
avatar for Xilonin Cruz-González

Xilonin Cruz-González

Director of Programs, Californians Together
Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez currently directs a project entitled, “Support for Immigrant and Refugee Students” for Californians Together.  A native Californian, Xilonin is very proud to be both a fifth-generation Azusa, CA resident and the daughter of a Mexican immigrant. Understanding... Read More →



Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
H2 San Tomas

4:00pm

Helping Students Transition from Noncredit to Credit ESL - CANCELED
CANCELED

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about and discuss the academic needs of noncredit ESL students as they transition to credit classes.
Presenters from Santa Rosa Junior College will share the path taken and lessons learned in the process of implementing a new noncredit to credit transition class.


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
H2 Lawrence

4:00pm

Language Lab: Learning Endeavors Outside the ESL/ELL Classroom
Participants will learn strategies to create and coordinate a language lab which consists of monthly tutoring and workshops as well as a peer-led bi-weekly conversation group. Sample faculty-led workshop topics include: Grammar Jeopardy and Presentation Skills. Conversation groups engage students in current events, foster community, and promote fluency.


Speakers
avatar for Faith Litchock-Morellato

Faith Litchock-Morellato

Wentworth Institute of Technology


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC 203

4:00pm

Maximizing Learning with Multiple Strategies and Resources
New to the ESL classroom? Need interactive activities as your students trickle into class or for the last 15 minutes of class? Come explore strategies and resources every ESL teacher should have on hand, see activities demonstrated and get a resource list of books, web sites and apps!



Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC 209

4:00pm

The Missing Link: Suprasegmentals for Pronunciation
Have your language students ever felt frustrated because native speakers could not understand them even though their English skills were improving? Suprasegmentals are often the “missing link” to improving pronunciation. Presenters will demonstrate engaging activities on intonation, reductions, stress words, and linking words to improve students’ pronunciation and fluency.


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CC 201

4:25pm

Station Rotation: An Active Participation Strategy for the ESL/EFL Classroom
In this hands-on demonstration, attendees will learn how to implement and optimize an active participation strategy in which students travel through multiple learning stations in the classroom. Each station focuses on a different language skill (i.e. reading, writing, listening, and speaking). Station Rotation is appropriate for pre-intermediate to advanced levels.

Speakers
avatar for Yvette Lopez

Yvette Lopez

Graduate Assistant, California State University, San Bernardino



Saturday October 21, 2017 4:25pm - 4:40pm
H2 Lafayette

4:25pm

Reflections on 'Dogfooding' at the Community College
The tech term, “dogfooding” describes testing new programs prior to release. Gonzales (2015) applies the term to education, referring to teachers completing assignments rather than simply assigning them. This presentation will include the reflections of an instructor who attempted the practice. Challenges, benefits, and student reactions will all be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Westwood, Bakersfield College

Michael Westwood, Bakersfield College

Assistant Professor, EMLS, Bakersfield College



Saturday October 21, 2017 4:25pm - 4:40pm
CC 205

5:00pm

Town Hall -- ROOM CHANGE
ROOM CHANGE from CC Ballroom E to CC Ballroom A

Come meet and greet CATESOL board members in an open forum to discuss matters of importance to CATESOL members. This is your opportunity as a member to talk with the CATESOL leadership and learn how to become involved with your professional organization.

Saturday October 21, 2017 5:00pm - 5:30pm
CC Ballroom A

5:30pm

CATESOL Business Meeting - ROOM CHANGE
ROOM CHANGE from CC Ballroom E to CC Ballroom A

All CATESOL members are invited to participate, even if you just joined the organization today.

Saturday October 21, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
CC Ballroom A

5:30pm

CSU/EAP TESOL Meeting
What’s happening in the California State University system? CSU faculty, students, and those interested in CSU issues are invited to attend the California State University EAP annual meeting. We will be discussing issues related to changes and shifts in the system which impact our students, faculty and programs.

Saturday October 21, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
CC 202

5:30pm

UC/EAP Meeting
What’s happening in the University of California system? UC faculty, students, and those interested in UC issues are invited to attend the University of California EAP annual meeting. We will be discussing issues related to changes and shifts in the system which impact our students, faculty and programs.

Saturday October 21, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
CC 208

7:30pm

Saturday Night Sizzle
Get ready for a swingin' good time at the CATESOL 2017 SATURDAY NIGHT SIZZLE! ​Get dolled up in your best 1920s attire, bring your dancing shoes, and check your inhibitions at the door! ​Submerge yourself in the glamorous atmosphere of the roaring 20s!

  • Enjoy listening to a live jazz band playing musical delights of the times! 
  • Be a part of it - wear anything from full costume to a party attitude! 
  • Spice up your look with period props before taking that old time photo! 
  • Make new connections by playing Speed Networking games! 
  • Can you out-dance everyone else in Charleston? 
A drink at no-host bar can help work up some courage for that! Don’t miss those delicious, exquisite European sweet treats! Ooh La La!

Get lucky, enter a raffle for a charitable cause and win a prize! All of this and other surprises will be waiting behind the secret door starting at 7:30 pm in Hyatt Magnolia Room! Join the fun!

List of Raffle Prizes: https://catesol2017.wixsite.com/conference/sizzle 


Saturday October 21, 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm
H1 Magnolia

8:45pm

CATESOL Education Foundation Raffle
Near the end of the Saturday Night Sizzle, the CATESOL Foundation will have its famous raffle where you can win fabulous prizes! Place your raffle tickets in jars next to an item you hope to win. Winners must be present. Tickets for the raffle are available all day Friday and Saturday at the CATESOL Foundation table in the Exhibit Hall. If you do not get a chance to purchase them beforehand, you can still get some before the event. Please see the CATESOL Foundation table for details.

RAFFLE PRIZES INCLUDE...
  • 2-night stay and breakfast for 2 at the Hotel del Coronado (over $1,000 value)
  • Free registration to an EdTechTeam Summit ($329 value)
  • Tickets to the San Francisco Ballet ($200 value)
  • Unlimited Rides at Pacific Park in Santa Monica ($132 value)
  • Tickets to Beach Blanket Babylon ($116 value)
  • Tickets to the South Coast Repertory ($100 value)
And tickets to:
  • The California Academy of Sciences
  • The Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • The Smuin Contemporary Ballet
  • Chabot Space and Science Center
  • The Huntington Library, Art Collection and Gardens
  • The USS Midway
  • The Natural History Museum of LA
  • The Exploratorium in San Francisco

And subscriptions for Easy English Times

Also, dinner at...

  • Lazy Dog Restaurant
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • The Slanted Door
And more! Come join the fun and support the CATESOL Education Foundation!

Saturday October 21, 2017 8:45pm - 10:00pm
H1 Magnolia
 
Sunday, October 22
 

9:00am

Essential Principles for Success: Teaching Emergent Bilinguals in the 21st Century (1.5 hr)
Emergent bilinguals face new challenges in the 21 st Century. They must meet Common Core standards to compete in school and adapt to a rapidly changing society. In order to do this, they need the academic language of school to read, write about, and discuss the challenging content of school. The presenter explains seven research-based principles for teaching English learners. For each principle, she describes activities and shows PowerPoint slides from classrooms of teachers who use a variety of strategies to scaffold instruction and help emergent bilinguals develop the academic language and subject matter knowledge needed to succeed in school. Participants will be involved in activities that help them apply the principles to their own contexts.

Speakers


Sunday October 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
H2 STEVEN'S CREEK

9:00am

What Can and Should Teachers Do about ESL Grammar in 2017? (1.5 hr)
In this session, we will consider current research-based teaching practices in the teaching of ESL grammar. We will consider why so little research in ESL grammar exists today, especially with regard to ESL vocabulary, ESL writing, or ESL reading. The bottom line is that teachers need to have an idea of what our profession is thinking about grammar in 2017 and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Folse

Keith Folse

Professor, TESOL University of Central Florida, University of Central Florida
Dr. Folse is currently professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida. For almost 40 years, he has taught English in the US (Mississippi, Alabama, Oregon, and Florida) as well as internationally (Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Kuwait, and Japan). He is both a researcher and an author... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
H2 Cypress

9:00am

Agency, Teamwork, and Language Strategies: Taking the 21 st Century to Task (3 hr)
Within the world of the classroom, we do everything in our power to ensure our adult learners acquire the English they need to reach their life goals. Outside the classroom, our learners encounter the challenging complexities of 21 st century societies and systems. Learners’ ability to persist in the face of those challenges does not reside in our power, but in theirs. Task-based and project-based instruction reinforce learners’ awareness of, and belief in, their self-efficacy and agency while helping them develop the language strategies they need to engage in their communities, postsecondary settings, and workplaces.

In this three-hour session, we examine (and experience) a collection of task types that allow learners to acknowledge, define and expand their abilities. Each task is analyzed through the lenses of relevance, rigor, responsibility, reciprocity, and reflection. We also consider the roles of differentiation, digital literacy and contextualization in each task.

Speakers
avatar for Jayme Adelson-Goldstein

Jayme Adelson-Goldstein

Consultant - PD Specialist - OUP Author, Lighthearted Learning


Sunday October 22, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
H2 Winchester

9:00am

Developing Virtual Reality Lessons Using 360° Photos (3 hr)
Make your classroom the world with 21st Century learning and teaching and take it to the next dimension with 360 photos and Google Cardboard. In this 3-hour workshop, you will participate in a model lesson, learn how to create a 360 photo, and utilize Google Cardboard to see the finished product. Lesson design ideas for using Google Cardboard with students along with tips and tricks will be covered. Cardboard glasses will be given to the first 30 participants.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Gaer, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education

Susan Gaer, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education

Professor ESL Santa Ana college, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education
Susan Gaer is a Google Certified Innovator. She teaches ELLs at Santa Ana College and is a presenter at CATESOL (California Associaton of Teachers to Speakers of Other Languages) and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). She is actively using mobile devices effectively... Read More →
avatar for Blair Roy

Blair Roy

Project Specialist, Sacramento COE
OTAN


Sunday October 22, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
H2 Lafayette

10:45am

Essential Principles for Success: Teaching Emergent Bilinguals in the 21st Century
Emergent bilinguals face new challenges in the 21 st Century. They must meet Common Core standards to compete in school and adapt to a rapidly changing society. In order to do this, they need the academic language of school to read, write about, and discuss the challenging content of school. The presenter explains seven research-based principles for teaching English learners. For each principle, she describes activities and shows PowerPoint slides from classrooms of teachers who use a variety of strategies to scaffold instruction and help emergent bilinguals develop the academic language and subject matter knowledge needed to succeed in school. Participants will be involved in activities that help them apply the principles to their own contexts.

Speakers


Sunday October 22, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
H2 STEVEN'S CREEK

10:45am

What can and should teachers do about ESL grammar in 2017?
In this session, we will consider current research-based teaching practices in the teaching of ESL grammar. We will consider why so little research in ESL grammar exists today, especially with regard to ESL vocabulary, ESL writing, or ESL reading. The bottom line is that teachers need to have an idea of what our profession is thinking about grammar in 2017 and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Folse

Keith Folse

Professor, TESOL University of Central Florida, University of Central Florida
Dr. Folse is currently professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida. For almost 40 years, he has taught English in the US (Mississippi, Alabama, Oregon, and Florida) as well as internationally (Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Kuwait, and Japan). He is both a researcher and an author... Read More →



Sunday October 22, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
H2 Cypress