CATESOL Orange County's Spring 2017 Workshop
Updating your ESL Teaching Techniques with the Latest in Technology
When: Saturday, April 29, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration, Breakfast, Publisher’s Exhibits
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Welcoming, Introduction of Concurrent Session Speakers.
9:20 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Concurrent Session (1 hour 10 min)
10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Opportunity Drawing, Break, Exhibits, Poster Session
11:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Session 2 (1 hour 10 min)
12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Lunch, Publisher’s Exhibits, Poster Session
1:20 p.m. -2:30 p.m. Concurrent Session 3 (1 hour 10 min)
2:30 p.m. -2:40 p.m. Opportunity Drawing, Closing
Where: North Orange County Community College District
1830 Romneya Drive, Anaheim, CA 92801
We will feature multiple concurrent sessions run by:
Roger Dupuy | @rogerdupuy
TEFL Academic Coordinator
UC Irvine, International Programs
Mr. Dupuy has been teaching for twenty-three years at the university. He has taught English and trained teachers locally and abroad. He is responsible for the design, teaching and coordination of teacher-training programs at UCI. Roger, a published author, enjoys the arts, game design, and geek culture.
Hunting and Gathering in the 21st Century
21st century educators, without a principled, systematic, and practical approach to technology, information and communication could easily suffer from the debilitating effects of information overload. The presenter will map out a way to help educators navigate these challenges using a 'hunting and gathering' analogy. Practical tips supplied along the way.
Susan Gaer | @sgaer
Professor of ESL
Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education
Susan Gaer is a professor at Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education since 1994. In addition, she is one of the series consultants for Project Success published by Pearson Ltd. She is on the board of CATESOL and is a member of the CAI (Common Assessment Initiative) for ESL. She is an avid user of technology and advocates for more use of technology by presenting at conferences both statewide and internationally.
Interact, Engage and Learn: ESL Activities for Mobile Devices
How can you get the most bang for your buck with the use of mobile devices in the classroom. In this interactive workshop, learn how to use communication, audio and visual tools incorporating mobile devices for all ESL learner levels. We will discuss issues of how to maximize learning even when not every student in the classroom has a device. Bring your phone, tablet or laptop to engage with other participants.
Denise Maduli-Williams | @dmaduliwilliams
Assistant Professor of ESOL/English
San Diego Miramar College
An ESOL educator for over two decades, Denise has taught in a prison, village school in the Peace Corps, New York City public high schools, private language institutes, and as a tenured professor in community colleges in Chicago, San Francisco, and San Diego. Educational technology is one of her passions.
Leveraging Technology to Create and Cultivate Classroom Community
A strong classroom community is a vital component of any class, and technology can be leveraged to create and cultivate a community of leaners 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.
Lecturer & Academic Coordinator
UC Irvine, Academic English
Victorya Nam has been teaching English for over 10 years. After earning her MA in TESOL from Biola University, she started teaching at UCLA’s Extension IEP (Intensive English Program), where she taught a variety of levels and skills, including exam preparation. Currently, she works as a lecturer and academic coordinator for the Academic English program at UC Irvine.
Embracing Canvas: Best Practices for Best Results
As Canvas, the latest learning management system, is increasingly being adopted by colleges and universities, there is a growing need to train instructors on how to use Canvas to support language learning. Attendees will be shown a variety of instructional strategies and methods using Canvas to promote language development.
UC Irvine, International Programs
Meg Parker is an instructor in International Programs at the University of California, Irvine, where she teaches in the Intensive English Program, trains teachers for the TEFL certificate program, and designs and produces curriculum for online courses. She has over 16 years’ experience teaching English to kids, teens, and adults in both the United States and Mexico. Meg sees teaching as the ultimate creative act and enjoys finding new ways to combine performance art, humor, and technology in her teaching.
Going Guerrilla: Quick and Easy Filmmaking for Teachers
Movies and TV are an engaging way to introduce students to new language points, but it’s not always easy to find the perfect clip to suit your pedagogical needs. When this happens, don’t give up—just go guerilla! Using the principles of guerilla filmmaking, you, too, can quickly and easily produce your own short situational videos for introducing new language in an entertaining context.
Brent Warner | @EdTechTV
Assistant Professor of ESL
Irvine Valley College
Brent Warner is an assistant professor of ESL at Irvine Valley College where his work focuses on academic writing. Brent is an EdTech enthusiast who spends his “down time” encouraging teachers to redefine their relationship with technology through workshops, presentations, and his podcast and blog at www.EdTech.tv.
Breaking ESL out of the Language Classroom
One major challenge ESL students face in California is time exposed to L2. For many, local communities and the convenience of technology may mean little to no English is practiced outside the classroom. This workshop explores how technology can help us encourage students to bring their new language skills with them everywhere they go.
Volunteers & Poster Sessions
Interested in volunteering? We are always looking for people who are willing to help out on the day of events. Volunteers offer support through activities like helping stuff bags, set up booths, answer attendees' questions, and more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org