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Saturday, February 8
 

8:30am MST

Supporting the Biliteracy Development of All Students in All Classrooms
Biliteracy development is possible for all students in all classrooms! Learn how you can assess and instruct for biliteracy in the ESL or content area classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Yismelle Durán

Yismelle Durán

Doctoral Student - Reading Education, Texas Woman's University
Yismelle is a doctoral student in the Department of Reading Education at TWU. She is also a French and Spanish teacher at the high school level. Her research interests are: second language acquisition, multilingualism, multiliteracies, multicultural awarenes, and translanguaging... Read More →
avatar for Mandy Stewart

Mandy Stewart

Associate Professor, Texas Woman's University
Mandy Stewart is the author of two books on teaching adolescent ELs, Keep it R.E.A.L.! Relevant, Engaging, and Affirming Literacy for Adolescent English Learners and Understanding Adolescent Immigrants: Moving toward and Extraordinary Discourse for Extraordinary Youth. Co-presenters... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 8:30am - 9:15am MST
Nedderman 110

8:30am MST

Inclusive and Affirming Parent Communication in the Home Language
From lesser-known features in popular apps such as Remind to brand new updates from Microsoft Powerpoint and SeeSaw to an innovative parent communication translation service called Talking Points, these tools all help teachers affirm parents as valuable linguistic resources. Come learn how to leverage these innovations to build strong parent-teacher partnerships.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Welch

Katie Welch

Educational Consultant, Welch Education


Saturday February 8, 2020 8:30am - 9:15am MST
Nedderman 203

8:30am MST

Ready, set, go! Engaging students in fun and easy-to-make games to master academic vocabulary
Come play hands-on games designed to promote students’ mastery of academic vocabulary. Win a giveaway prize you can share with your students the very next day!

Speakers
avatar for Claudia Sanchez

Claudia Sanchez

Professor, Texas Woman's University
I'm a teacher, curriculum writer, and mentor of pre-service and in-service teachers. I have a special love for teaching and learning strategies that focus on academic vocabulary and Spanish language literacy.
avatar for Michelle Gaspar

Michelle Gaspar

Co-chair, Pi Lambda Theta, Texas Woman’s University
I’m a bilingual teacher, student, and chair of Pi Lambda Theta at Texas Woman’s University. Go pioneers! I'm excited about TABE 2018 and I look forward to working together to cultivate a love and delight for learning in students.
avatar for Katy Alonso

Katy Alonso

Student
Hello! My name is Katy Alonso. I am now in my 4th year at Texas Woman's University. I graduated from Richardson High School in 2016. I attended Richardson schools for my early childhood education up until high school. I am now student teaching in the Richardson district this Spring... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Wallace

Jessica Wallace

Student, Texas Woman’s University
avatar for Jessica Sanchez

Jessica Sanchez

Student, Texas Woman’s University
avatar for Jacqueline Robledo Rodriguez

Jacqueline Robledo Rodriguez

Student, Texas Woman’s University
My name is Jacqueline Robledo Rodriguez. I attend Texas Woman’s University and will graduate in May with an Interdisciplinary Studies EC-6 Bilingual degree! I am currently doing my student teaching in Denton ISD. I am so excited to have my own classroom soon.


Saturday February 8, 2020 8:30am - 9:15am MST
Nedderman 229

8:30am MST

Fostering Leadership: Project-Based Learning in the Language Classroom
This presentation emphasizes the importance of relevance in the language classroom by introducing a project-based language course that provides a platform for language development and holistic student success.

Speakers
avatar for Ikuko Fujiwara

Ikuko Fujiwara

Instructional Specialist-Teaching, Richland College
avatar for Matthew Johnston

Matthew Johnston

Instructional Specialist - Teaching, Richland College
avatar for Zora Washburn

Zora Washburn

Instructional Specialist-Teaching, Richland College
avatar for Joan Zelaya

Joan Zelaya

Instructional Specialist - Teaching, Richland College


Saturday February 8, 2020 8:30am - 9:15am MST
Nedderman 108

8:30am MST

Using Online Teaching Tools to Develop Listening/Speaking Class Assignments
This session will show how listening/speaking class instructors can use online teaching tools embedded in Blackboard system to create collaborative and community-based assignments to enhance students’ learning.

Speakers
avatar for Qian (Carrie) Barrett

Qian (Carrie) Barrett

ESOL Instructor, Richland College
Carrie Barrett is currently an ESOL instructor for American English and Culture Institute (AECI) at Richland College.Carrie is a Chinese native speaker and has had experience relating to students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and teaching ESOL in an interactive... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 8:30am - 9:15am MST
Nedderman 105

8:30am MST

Bridging Worlds: Developing an Approach to Instruction that Works for Students with Limited and Interrupted Formal Education
Educators from a secondary newcomer program in Fort Worth will share how they have developed a culturally responsive pedagogy for Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Lemmons

Kathryn Lemmons

ELA/ESL Teacher, FWISD/INA
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Robert Thompson

Secondary ESL Specialist, FWISD


Saturday February 8, 2020 8:30am - 9:15am MST
Nedderman 111

8:30am MST

Learning polite language using task based instruction instruction
Learn to how to request, refuse, complain,apologize in a fun new way.

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Saturday February 8, 2020 8:30am - 9:15am MST
Nedderman 109

9:30am MST

Overview of the Naturalization Test
Overview of the Naturalization Test

Speakers
avatar for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Education Program Specialist, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Shawn Chakrabarti is an Education Program Specialist at the Office of Citizenship. He is a passionate advocate for adult citizenship education and enjoys working to further professionalize the field. Come by our table and get free resources!Ask me: How how to start a Citizenship ClassTell... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 9:30am - 10:15am MST
Nedderman 106

9:30am MST

Picture Books To Infinity and Beyond
Picture Books to Infinity and Beyond, will ignite sparks of ideas for teachers seeking new ways of teaching using picture books.

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Saturday February 8, 2020 9:30am - 10:15am MST
Nedderman 108

9:30am MST

Vertically Aligned Solutions: Newcomer to LTEL (Long-term English Learner) this workshop is for you!
The goal of this workshop will allow participants to preview and discuss a variety of solutions designed to support EL students from Beginning to Advanced.

Speakers
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Susan Wright

National Consultant, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A former teacher and literacy/math coach for 26 years, Susan Wright  currently serves as a National Consultant for our HMH Supplemental & Intervention Solutions group.

Sponsors
avatar for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Be sure to visit Houghton Mifflin HarcourtPlatinum level Breakfast and Lunch Sponsor


Saturday February 8, 2020 9:30am - 10:15am MST
Nedderman 111

9:30am MST

The Art of Storytelling
This session offers ideas on how to help students write engaging stories, create believable characters with realistic-sounding dialogue, show, don't tell, choose specific words to enhance their stories, and make a reading/writing connection.

Speakers
avatar for Ray Villareal

Ray Villareal

Author, Teacher Trainer
Ray Villareal is an award-winning author of numerous young adult novels, including Don’t Call Me Hero and On the Other Side of the Bridge. He graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BA in Education and a Master of Liberal Arts. He has almost forty years of experience... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 9:30am - 10:15am MST
Nedderman 110

9:30am MST

Bridge the Gap: Preparing ELLs for College Level Writing
Ever feel like your ESOL students aren't sure what college work is? Come hear how one department adjusted course content to try to address this issue.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Alva

Cynthia Alva

ESOL Faculty and Department Coordinator, El Centro College
Cynthia Alva is ESOL Faculty and Department Coordinator at El Centro College. She specializes in curriculum and program development through a collaborative approach.
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Hyunju Lee

Professor, El Centro College
avatar for MaryLynn Patton

MaryLynn Patton

ESOL Faculty, El Centro College
Dr. Patton specializes in curriculum design, teacher training, accreditation, and intercultural competence. She loves languages and hopes to one day set foot on every continent.


Saturday February 8, 2020 9:30am - 10:15am MST
Nedderman 105

9:30am MST

Hi-Lo Books and the ELLA/ESOL TEKS: Resources for Engaging English Learners
The recursive nature of the new ELA, ELLA, and ESOL TEKS allows teachers and students to address the standards multiple times with increasingly complex texts. But what if your students are reading far below grade level or are just beginning to learn English? Saddleback provides high-interest, low readability books and instructional resources that will engage even the most reluctant readers. In this session, we will explore Saddleback's offerings and discuss how they can be used to support TEKS-based instruction for a variety of learners in grades, including emergent readers at the high school level.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Magnus

Liz Magnus

Literacy Specialist, Liz Mangus

Sponsors
avatar for Saddleback Educational Inc.

Saddleback Educational Inc.

Director, Saddleback Educational Inc.
151 Kalmus Dr. Ste., j-I Costa Mesa, CA  92626Tim McHugh(714) 640-5233contact@sdlback.com


Saturday February 8, 2020 9:30am - 10:15am MST
Nedderman 229

9:30am MST

Developing Informal Teacher Leaders: Fostering Teacher Advocacy
This session discusses how we formed a partnership with teachers of English Learners in several content areas to develop informal teacher leaders. We used the idea of "Teachers as Researchers" to foster reflective teaching practices and support teachers to become advocates for the growth of their students as well as themselves.

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Tanya Warren

Specialist, Bilingual/ESL Department
I have been teaching newcomer ELLs at International Newcomer Academy in Fort Worth for 15 years. I have presented teaching and scaffolding for ELLs in Washington, D.C. at the National Academy of Sciences and at the NSTA and CAST conferences. I am also a certified Professional Developer... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 9:30am - 10:15am MST
Nedderman 109

10:30am MST

TexTESOL V Meeting and Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Florencia Velasco Fortner

Florencia Velasco Fortner

President and CEO, The Concilio
For 25 years, Florencia Velasco Fortner has used her experience as a grassroots organizer and child advocate to positively impact low-income families throughout North Texas and Southern California. Before joining The Concilio, she worked as an organizer with the legendary Industrial... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm MST
Nedderman 100

12:00pm MST

1:15pm MST

Summer Enrichment for English Learners
Speakers
avatar for Sarah Guedry

Sarah Guedry

Secondary ESL Coordinator, Lewisville ISD
Passionate about success for English Learners. I look forward to sharing ideas!
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Carolyn Pedrazine

Lewisville ISD, Lewisville ISD


Saturday February 8, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
Nedderman 109

1:15pm MST

Advocacy in Action: Support and Success for ELLs in the Classroom
Speakers
avatar for Stephanie De Luna

Stephanie De Luna

Adjunct Instructor, Dallas County Community College District
Stephanie DeLuna is a Professional Development Specialist with the Bilingual ESL Department in Dallas ISD and an adjunct ESL instructor at the DCCCD since 1992.


Saturday February 8, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
Nedderman 202

1:15pm MST

B.Y.O.T. (Bring Your Own Technology): A Differentiated Approach To Learning
Explore ways to integrate technology in order to promote differentiated learning environments.

Speakers
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Aimee Finley

Program Specialist, DCCCD
Ms. Finley has over 15 years experience in K-12 ESL and bilingual education and is currently working with teachers in Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) to integrate literacy strategies and technology into their ESL courses.
avatar for Dr. Jennifer Hills

Dr. Jennifer Hills

Program Manager, DCCCD
Dr. Jennifer Hills has worked in the education sector for over 15 years. Jennifer has experience working in the early learning field as well as adult education. She enjoys teaching in dual-generational environments and engaging learners of all ages with creative contextualized in... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
Nedderman 111

1:15pm MST

Increasing Culturally Responsive Teaching of Prekindergarten-Third Grade Teachers of English Learners-Poster Session
Does online coursework supported by coaching help teachers implement culturally responsive teaching? By comparing observations of teachers' classrooms before and after coursework and coaching, we investigated this question.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberlyn Ann Gibson

Kimberlyn Ann Gibson

Project CONNECT Director, University of Arkansas
avatar for Trish Lopez

Trish Lopez

Research Associate, University of Arkansas
Research interests include English Learners, support for pre-service and in-service teachers, professional development, coaching, online coursework, culturally and linguistically diverse students, family engagement, and education policy.


Saturday February 8, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
Nedderman Hallway

1:15pm MST

Enjoyable evaluation tools to assess English in a different and motivational way-Poster Session
This session is about effective tools to assess English in a funny and motivational way based in real experiences in higher education in an enjoyable environment.

Speakers
avatar for Sagrario Castaneda Mena

Sagrario Castaneda Mena

English Professor, Universidad Mariano Gálvez
Sagrario Castaneda Mena, Guatemalan, I work in Universidad Mariano Gálvez in Language School as English Professor with higher level students.


Saturday February 8, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
Nedderman Hallway

1:15pm MST

Writing for a Peer-reviewed Journal such as TexELT-Poster Session
This is an opportunity to understand the process of publishing articles in our journal and to answer questions of those interested in submitting an article.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Rita Deyoe-Chiullán

Dr. Rita Deyoe-Chiullán

Adjunct Professor, National Faculty, American College of Education
Dr. Deyoe-Chiullán has taught bilingual children and adults and prepared bilingual/ESL teachers for 40+ years in the USA & Colombia, SA. She just received Outstanding Professor of the Year Award at ACE.


Saturday February 8, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
Nedderman Hallway

1:15pm MST

Culturally Responsive Coaching for Educators-Poster Session
Does Culturally Responsive Coaching impact teachers’ implementation of instructional practices for English Learners? Our research dives into ESL coursework with a focus on Culturally Responsive Coaching.

Speakers
avatar for Sheena Johnson

Sheena Johnson

Research Associate, University of Arkansas
avatar for Shelly McKeever

Shelly McKeever

Project SOAR Director, University of Arkansas


Saturday February 8, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
Nedderman Hallway

1:15pm MST

Language Learning Strategy Use and Beliefs about Language Learning of Newly Arrived Korean University Students-Poster Session
The study explored language learning strategy use and beliefs about language learning of newly arrived Korean university students and the changes in their strategy use and beliefs over the course of a semester.

Speakers
avatar for Kay Hong-Nam

Kay Hong-Nam

Associate Professor, Texas A&M University-Commerce
I am an associate professor in Curriculum and Instruction at Texas A&M University-Commerce. I teach reading undergraduate and graduate courses.


Saturday February 8, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
Nedderman Hallway

1:15pm MST

Using Quizizz in Google Classroom-Poster Session
This poster presentation will overview the use of a mobile application Quizizz. The presenters will demonstrate how three classes at a distance collaborated using Quizizz. Two instructors will share lesson plans they created for their students.

Speakers
avatar for Larisa Olesova

Larisa Olesova

Senior Instructional Designer - Office of Digital Learning, George Mason University
Larisa Olesova is a Senior Instructional Designer in Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning, George Mason University (USA). She has taught English as a Foreign Language in North-Eastern Federal University (Russia) since 1989 until 2013. Now, she teaches instructional design for... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
Nedderman Hallway

1:15pm MST

Improving Academic Vocabulary by Collaborating with High School English teams
Learn how one high school ESL program is helping ELs develop academic vocabulary and compete with peers in core classes, especially English.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Watson

Tim Watson

ESL Facilitator at CHS, Coppell ISD
I'm an ESL facilitator at CHS. I taught English overseas for 15 years and this is my 14th year at CISD. Ask me about how to help make your ELs successful in your class.


Saturday February 8, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
Nedderman 229

1:15pm MST

Reading and Writing with Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Mind
In this session, we will share literacy strategies specific to the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Participants will learn new research-based strategies that can be immediately implemented in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Elsa Anderson

Dr. Elsa Anderson

Professor, Texas Wesleyan University
Research agenda: Writing instructionCulturally Responsive TeachingSelf-efficacy


Saturday February 8, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
Nedderman 106

1:15pm MST

Scaffolding Rigorous Writing for ELs-Poster Session
This session will present and describe how to use target words, stems, and repetition to scaffold the essay writing process for ELs in their first three years in the United States.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Cates

Catherine Cates

EL/SPED Instructional Specialist, Dallas ISD
If your secondary students groan and roll their eyes when you tell them it's time to write (especially if, deep inside, you feel a little bit the same way!) come talk to me. I'd like to see if I can help you.


Saturday February 8, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
Nedderman Hallway

1:15pm MST

Self-Advocacy: Developing Student Agency and Voice in the High School English Classroom
Two public school teachers demonstrate the processes they use in the ESOL classroom to guide newcomers in the development of their own voices."It is not enough to prepare them for success on high stakes tests; we must prepare all English learners to speak up for themselves in this world," says Margie Wilson.

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Larisa Turner

Teacher, FWISD
avatar for Margie Wilson

Margie Wilson

English / ESL Teacher, International Newcomer Academy


Saturday February 8, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
Nedderman 108

1:15pm MST

A Reading Salad: An interactive way to engage students in reading
Instead of simply giving students a text to read with a set of questions, inspire their use of critical thinking using a technique called a reading salad.

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Saturday February 8, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
Nedderman 105

1:15pm MST

A Newcomer Youth's Language and Identity Negotiation in High School-Poster Session
A case study of a high school newcomer youth and how the use of translanguaging impacted language and identity negotiations for English language acquisition and academic success.

Speakers
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Mariannella Nuñez

Graduate Research Associate, Texas Woman's University


Saturday February 8, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
Nedderman Hallway

1:15pm MST

Creating an Interactive Reading Lesson by Using Three Different Models of Teaching
In this presentation, the participants will learn to use three interactive models of teaching: cooperative model, vocabulary acquisition model, and question-answer relationship strategy in teaching reading for ELL students.

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Marwa Elshafie

PhD Student, University of Houston
Marwa Elshafie is a Ph.D. student at  University of Houston. She has taught ESL, ESP and IELTS preparation in several countries. 


Saturday February 8, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
Nedderman 110

1:15pm MST

Preparing Students for Success in the 21st century
How can you prepare adult ESL students for work and academic readiness while keeping them engaged and motivated? English in Action is a standards-based, integrated language learning program featuring authentic National Geographic content. Learners will improve their English proficiency while learning 21st century skills for further education or career pathway.

Speakers
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Janet Roznos

National Geographic Learning


Saturday February 8, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
Nedderman 203

2:15pm MST

Come See My Country: A Culturally Responsive Class Project
Learn how to reinforce grammatical concepts learned in class and help students write and speak with confidence through a presentation. See how to guide students towards the completion of this project and prepare them to succeed.

Speakers
avatar for Pearlie Lubin

Pearlie Lubin

ESL/ESOL Instructor, DCCCD-Mountain View College
I'm a Haitian-American foodie. I love learning about the food cultures of my students.


Saturday February 8, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm MST
Nedderman 202

2:15pm MST

Weaving "Bright Ribbons" of Culturally Responsive Teaching into the elementary classroom.
Ever heard the term Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) and wondered what it meant? In this session, we will familiarize educators of diverse learners with this CRT philosophy. Educators, through self-reflection and collaboration, will find ways to build community, honor their learners' culture, and see each learner thrive academically.

Speakers
avatar for Narda Holguin

Narda Holguin

Educator, Pinkerton Elementary, Coppell ISD
Hola a todos! Spanish teacher and ESL/Bil facilitator for Coppell ISD. Love teaching, reading, languages, technology, the symbiotic relationship between technology and languages, and spending lots of time with my family.
avatar for Ana Vizcaya

Ana Vizcaya

ESL Facilitator, Coppell ISD
Hi, all! I'm Ana Vizcaya, ESL Facilitator at Austin ES. I'm bilingual, bicultural, and I love everything about it! My interests are learning about different cultures, social justice, and language acquisition. I love to read, Netflix binge, and spend time with my family.


Saturday February 8, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm MST
Nedderman 111

2:15pm MST

Mathematics and the Bilingual Student
This presentation will focus on vocabulary development and instructional strategies to assist Spanish-speaking students in their learning of mathematics. Bilingual/ESL teachers will receive a digital copy of a Bilingual Math Handbook to use as a resource in teaching their students.

Speakers
avatar for Magdalena Cardona

Magdalena Cardona

I have been an educator for over forty years. My experience includes teaching bilingual students Grades 1-8), mathematics supervisor for the elementary grades, staff development trainer, and currently Bilingual Educational Diagnostician for several school districts.I also teach German... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm MST
Nedderman 109

2:15pm MST

Featured Speaker: How to be a teacher...or, What am I doing here?: Dr. B's Top 5 Things to Know about Teaching
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jerry Burkett

Dr. Jerry Burkett

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, UNT Dallas
Dr. Jerry R. Burkett is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of North Texas at Dallas. He has 20 years of public education experience on the elementary and secondary levels in the state of Texas serving in a variety of roles including teacher, principal... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm MST
Nedderman 105

2:15pm MST

Partnering with Yakut TESOL: Insights into the Next Decade
This presentation will overview the partnership background and projects completed since 2008. Presenters will share their experiences and tips for those who are interested in joining this partnership.

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Don Weasenforth

VP/Provost, Collin College
Don Weasenforth has served TexTESOL V as Newsletter Editor and President. He is currently Vice President/Provost at Collin College.
avatar for Larisa Olesova

Larisa Olesova

Senior Instructional Designer - Office of Digital Learning, George Mason University
Larisa Olesova is a Senior Instructional Designer in Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning, George Mason University (USA). She has taught English as a Foreign Language in North-Eastern Federal University (Russia) since 1989 until 2013. Now, she teaches instructional design for... Read More →
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Jey Venkatesan

Professor of ESL, Collin College
Professor of ESL at Collin College, Plano, TX. and have been serving TexTESOL V as Publications Copy-editor for several years. The presentation will take you through the journey of the TexTESOL V-Yakut TESOL partnership for the past 10 years! You will also get useful information... Read More →
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Yuliya Summers

President-Elect, TexTESOL IV


Saturday February 8, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm MST
Nedderman 110

2:15pm MST

Powerful Vocabulary Instruction: How to Make Sure Your Students Learn and Retain 21st Century Vocabulary
Vocabulary development is key to reading. How can we ensure students understand and retain new vocabulary? Presenters share research and provide practical activities for achieving rich vocabulary instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Harold

Jill Harold

Instructor, University of North Texas, IELI


Saturday February 8, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm MST
Nedderman 106

2:15pm MST

Let Students Do the Work!
Teachers often do all the work of preparing activities and materials themselves. Learn how learners can contribute to selecting and creating activity prompts and materials for use in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Nikki Ashcraft

Nikki Ashcraft

Associate Teaching Professor, University of Missouri
I am an adult educator and teacher trainer. I have worked in the field of TESOL for 27 years and have taught in Mexico, Chile, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. I am active in the TESOL International Association and serve on its Awards Professional Council.


Saturday February 8, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm MST
Nedderman 108

2:15pm MST

Making the Most of Learner Errors in a Writing Class (Strategic and Engaging Error Treatment to Improve Editing Skills in L2 Writing)
When it comes to accuracy in writing, both teachers and L2 learners recognize the importance of error treatment. Come and experience engaging activities that will help students improve editing skills.

Speakers
avatar for Olga Gilbert

Olga Gilbert

Writing and Grammar Instructor, Richland Community College


Saturday February 8, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm MST
Nedderman 203

3:15pm MST

Preparing for Parent Engagement in the Primary Grades
Parent engagement is important for the success of students, but it can be difficult to engage culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) families. How do we incorporate all families in the primary grades? This session will discuss engagement by examining challenges, reviewing strategies for improvement, and highlighting successfully implemented practices.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberlyn Ann Gibson

Kimberlyn Ann Gibson

Project CONNECT Director, University of Arkansas
avatar for Trish Lopez

Trish Lopez

Research Associate, University of Arkansas
Research interests include English Learners, support for pre-service and in-service teachers, professional development, coaching, online coursework, culturally and linguistically diverse students, family engagement, and education policy.


Saturday February 8, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
Nedderman 111

3:15pm MST

Draw something up: Building comprehension through sketching
Engage in two visualization activities that build comprehension, engagement, and language skills and are immediately applicable to the classroom. Activities include reading, sketching, discussion, revision, and writing.

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Foti

Kirsten Foti

Adjunct Instructor, Texas Woman's University
I am a seventh grade ELAR teacher, adjust university literacy instructor, and reading doctoral student.


Saturday February 8, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
Nedderman 203

3:15pm MST

Creating Positive Partnerships through Parent Engagement
Building positive relationships with culturally and linguistically diverse families in education can be quite a challenge. How do you move past parent involvement to create opportunities for parent engagement?

Speakers
avatar for Shelly McKeever

Shelly McKeever

Project SOAR Director, University of Arkansas


Saturday February 8, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
Nedderman 229

3:15pm MST

How Does it Feel to Be a Second Language Learner?
Experience a lesson as a second language learner through a Mandarin video simulation with modified activities. Learn how to access other video simulations in five different languages.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Hurt

Susan Hurt

ESL Coach, Birdville ISD
Sue Hurt is an ESL Coach at Birdville ISD, where SIOP is a district initiative. Along the way, she's taught Spanish, English, and ESL to grades K-12, served as an ESL Specialist at Region IV where she authored 4 books, and been a SIOP presenter for Pearson from the Virgin Islands... Read More →
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Rosie Rojas

HS Newcomer Teacher, Birdville ISD


Saturday February 8, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
Nedderman 109

3:15pm MST

Redecorating the Room: A Novel Approach to Paraphrasing
Teaching paraphrasing as a way to own your writing rather than avoid academic honesty leads to students' having a more positive attitude towards this integral, writing skill.

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Saturday February 8, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
Nedderman 108

3:15pm MST

Multimodal Learning via VoiceThread
Participants will learn how to facilitate multimodal learning via VoiceThread through multiple steps, including creating and sharing online lectures, providing multimedia feedback, and organizing online student presentations and discussions.

Speakers
avatar for Dongmei Cheng

Dongmei Cheng

Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Dr. Dongmei Cheng is an assistant professor who teaches TESOL and Applied Linguistics. Her research interests include sociolinguistics, second language writing, and computer-assisted language learning. She has presented regularly in international and national conferences such as TESOL... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
Nedderman 106

3:15pm MST

Using Nonlinguistic Representations in Math
The training emphasizes use of nonlinguistic representations to increase understanding in math. These strategies provide scaffolds that can easily be implemented and bring high yield results in language proficiency.

Speakers
avatar for Regina James

Regina James

ESL/Compliance Coordinator, Birdville ISD
Regina James has worked as an advocate for ELs in her role as teacher, specialist, coach, and program leader. Her work evolves around building capacity for teachers and administrators in their work with English learners. She enjoys working with teachers to refine their instructional... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
Nedderman 202

3:15pm MST

Genius Class for Teachers
Inspiration we should take from master teachers: past, present and future: Sylvia Ashton-Warner (Teacher), Paulo Freire (Pedagogy of the Oppressed), Sugata Mitra (The School in the Cloud), John Moravec (Knowmads), and others.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Rita Deyoe-Chiullán

Dr. Rita Deyoe-Chiullán

Adjunct Professor, National Faculty, American College of Education
Dr. Deyoe-Chiullán has taught bilingual children and adults and prepared bilingual/ESL teachers for 40+ years in the USA & Colombia, SA. She just received Outstanding Professor of the Year Award at ACE.


Saturday February 8, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
Nedderman 105