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CATESOL Orange County Chapter's Spring 2018 Workshop

CATESOL Orange County Chapter
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Feb 10 8:00AM - 2:00PM

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Teaching Beyond the Page

is the theme of CATESOL Orange County Chapter's next event. For our Spring 2018 Workshop, we are returning to our popular 3:6 format. There will be three concurrent sessions featuring these six speakers:

  • "From Keywords to Collocations: In the Classroom and Beyond" presented by Nicole Brun-Mercer, Northern Arizona University.This session introduces participants to essential corpus techniques using free, reliable, internet-based programas. These tools help (a) students explore grammar and vocabulary in use and (b) teachers build curricula and plan lessons. All participants, from tech-savvy to tech-reticent, will take home fun, easy applications for the classroom and beyond.
  • "What Every Educator Needs to Know about Immigration to Support the Family of the Undocumented" presented by Yemi Getachew, Law Office of Yemi Getachew. With the change in Administration, the issue of immigration affects more people than ever before. Educators dealing with undocumented students are often frustrated, not knowing how to help or what the legal obstacles to immigration are. This presentation will overview the immigration process, discuss the rights and responsibilities of the undocumented population, and ways educators can support students.
  • "Explore the World of Chrome Apps and Extensions for English Language Learners" presented by Blair Roy and Melinda Holt, California Department of Education. These presenters have a combined total of 37 years of supporting and training California's educators through the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN).
  • "Guiding Students to Effective Communication: Making Requests, Voicing Concerns, and Pitching Ideas" presented by Gail Schwartz and Colleen Kerrigan, University of California at Irvine. Students need techniques for verbal and written communications, including how we soften requests and concerns, pitch ideas persuasively, use other strategies for politeness, and write thank-you emails. This workshop focuses on teaching grammar, tone, and vocabulary for both professional contexts and everyday life using "guerilla videos" and students samples.
  • "Strangers in a Strange Land: Making Learners at Home in the Classroom" presented by Christopher Stillwell, University of California at Irvine. ESL students in the U.S. face increasing challenges as they seek to join a society that may seem less than welcoming. The classroom is arguably one place wehere these learners should feel most at home. This session will explore simple but powerful techniques for fostering positive group dynamics and making our classes into supportive communties that faciliate learning and growth.
  • "College and Career Readiness Standards for Instructors in Adult Education" presented by Jodie Williams, North Orange Continuing Education. This presentation of the CCRS will help instructors make a more informed decision about what to include in their lesson plans and instruction. The three key shifts will be discussed, in addition to possible implications/suggestions for instructors in the classroom and beyond. The standards will be discussed in lecture and group discussion formats, as well as how the standards comply with current and future ESL materials and the CCRS relevance to today's adult ESL learners and their needs both in and outside the classroom.

Event Program

  • 8:009:00a.m. Check In, Registration, Breakfast, Publishers' Exhibits
  • 9:009:15 a.m. Welcome
  • 9:1510:15 a.m. Concurrent Session I
  • 10:1510:45 a.m. Opportunity Drawing, Publishers' Exhibits, Poster Session
  • 10:4511:45 a.m. Concurrent Sesion II
  • 11:4512:30 p.m. Lunch, Publishers' Exhibits, Poster Session
  • 12:301:30 p.m. Concurrent Session III
  • 1:302:00p.m. Opportunity Drawing, Closing

Registration includes parking, breakfast, lunch, concurrent sessions, poster sessions, publishers' exhibits, and opportunity drawings.Online registration ends on Friday, February 2, 2018.Onsite registration will be available on February 10, the day of the workshop, at a surcharge of $15. Tickets are nonrefundable. We welcome you to visit the "events" tab on our chapter's new websitehttp://catesoloc.orgfor detailed information about the concurrent session speakers.

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