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2011 Conference Schedule

CREATE and NNETESOL: Two conferences, one mission

The 2011 CREATE conference was held in conjunction with the tri-state NNETESOL conference on Saturday, November 5, at Saint Michael’s College. Following the Keynote Address by TESOL International’s President Dr. Christine Coombs on Teacher Effectiveness, the conference split into 2 strands:

  1. NNETESOL—15 presentations on a variety of topics will occur over the course of the day.
  2. CREATE hosted a special strand of 4 consecutive sessions focused on Teaching the Language of Schooling, with Dr. Meg Gebhard of U-Mass-Amherst as our Plenary Speaker. Dr. Gebhard is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the co-director of the ACCELA Alliance (Access through Critical Content and English Language Acquisition). This partnership is a university-school collaborative designed to support classroom teachers in using a Hallidayan perspective of language and learning to design, implement, and critically reflect on curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the context of school reforms in the United States. Her work has appeared in the TESOL Quarterly, Modern Language Journal, Journal of Second Language Writing, Canadian Modern Language Review, and Language Arts. Following the Plenary Address, 6 teams of CREATE collaborators will discuss their work.  Dr. Gebhard will attend all CAP team presentations, and will, in the final session of the day, comment on these and facilitate a discussion of the issues relevant to teaching the language of schooling.

The following are documents from the conference that presenters wished to make available:

Create Strand documents

STEPing up to meet the needs of New Arrivals (Siegel & McLean)

Curriculum Development for Adult Absolute Beginners of English

Developing Lifelong Readers: Essential Scaffolds for Teaching Literature   (Gustafson & McLean)  

The Cultural Connection: A Conversation with Home-School Liaisons (Kollgaard)

Implementing various co-teaching models to enhance differentiation of ELL instruction     (Honigsfeld & Dove)

 

Conference Schedule

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7:45 – 8:45

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Publishers’ Exhibits – Saint Edmunds Hall Lobby

8:45 – 9:05

NNETESOL Business Meeting and Introductory RemarksMcCarthy Arts Center

9:05 – 10:00

Keynote AddressMcCarthy Arts Center

Best Practice in ELT: 10 Traits of a Highly Effective Teacher with Christine Coombe

10:05 – 10:35

Coffee Break and Publishers’ Exhibits – Saint Edmunds Hall 3rd Floor

 

 

 

 

10:40 – 11:40

 

Teaching Civics and Citizenship to Immigrants: A workshop for Teachers of Adults   N. AgardSaint EdmundsRoom 102 How Many Times Do I Have To Tell You?    C. Guimond  Saint Edmunds
Room 103
No Wind, No Waves Film Presentation and Discussion    L. Machalaba Saint EdmundsRoom 104

CREATE Strand

 

Supporting Academic Literacy across Disciplines: An SFL Perspective

 

Saint Edmunds

Room 105

Spanning the Domains Through the Digital Story   Clark & Reyes    Saint EdmundsRoom 106 STEPing up to meet the needs of New Arrivals     Siegel & McLean Saint EdmundsRoom 113

 

 

11:45- 12:45

 

Curriculum Development for Adult Absolute Beginners of English                F. Giroux Saint EdmundsRoom 102 Developing Lifelong Readers: Essential Scaffolds for Teaching Literature           Gustafson & McLeanSaint Edmunds Room 103 Moodle for my students…Why? T. RobbSaint Edmunds

Room 104

CREATE Strand

 

Unpacking and Repacking Complex Language

 

 

 

 

 

Saint Edmunds

Room 105

Preparing ELLs to be College-level Readers    S. ShapiroSaint Edmunds

Room 106

Teacher Effectiveness in ELT: Empirical and Practical Perspectives   C. CoombsSaint EdmundsRoom 113

12:50 – 2:10

Lunch – Alliot Hall Cafeteria

Publishers’ Exhibits  – Saint Edmunds Hall 3rd Floor

 

 

 

 

 

2:15 – 3:15

Implementing various co-teaching models to enhance differentiation of ELL instruction       Honigsfeld & Dove Saint EdmundsRoom 102 The Cultural Connection: A Conversation with Home-School Liaisons      K. Kollgaard

Saint Edmunds

Room 103

Learning English through the college admissions process         Z. Bodonyi

Saint Edmunds

Room 104

CREATE Strand

 

Kick-starting Language in the Classroom

 

Charting our Course toward Academic Literacies

 

(please note this session end at 3:30)

 

Saint Edmunds

Room 105

Practical Techniques for Teaching Culture in the Classroom       J. McVeigh

Saint Edmunds

Room 106

Q&A Open Session with TESOL President Christine Coombs       C. Coombs

Saint Edmunds

Room 113

3:15-3:30

Closing Remarks and Book Raffle – Saint Edmunds Hall 3rd Floor

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