The Emerald Coast TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) conference is this Saturday from 10-3 at University of West Florida International Center. The registration is $25 and includes lunch. The conference will feature professionals from northern Florida panhandle and the Alabama Gulf Coast. As a new Board member, this will be my first time attending. Here’s the schedule:
9:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome – Council Vaughn, Director, International English Program
Overview of Conference – Dr. Arlene Costello, VP/ECTESOL Conference Chair
10:15 – 10:50 Keynote Speaker: Chane Eplin, Bureau Chief, Student Achievement through Language Acquisition, Florida Department of Education
Topic Address: Quality Education for English Learners K-12 and Beyond
10:55 – 11:30 Concurrent Sessions
Room 1: ELs as Independent and Autonomous Learners (Kiss/Costello)
Room 2: Google Suite to Enhance English Language Instruction (Rogers)
11:35 – 12:00 Lunch and 12:00 – 12:15 Cultural Performances DOOR PRIZES
12:20 – 1:00 Featured Keynote Speaker: Dr. Susan Ferguson Martin, Faculty, ESOL and Educational Leadership, University of South Alabama
Topic Address: Academic Language in Teaching and Learning Across the Curriculum: A Functional Approach
1:05 – 1:35 Panel – Speakers
Grace McCaffery, Founder, Costa Latina
Shannon Nickinson, Project Manager, Early Learning Studer Institute
1:40 – 2:15 Concurrent Sessions
Room 1: Sowing Seeds (Sessions & Cuyuch)
Room 2: ESOL, EFL, and Reciprocal Service Learning (Fregeau, Leier, Ojiambo, Cornejo, and Chikatia)
2:20 – 2:50 Concurrent Sessions
Room 1: The SUCCESS from Teachers, Students, and Parents Working Together (Baker)
Room 2: Saudi ELLs’ Digital Gameplay Habits and Effects on LA (Rogers)
2:50 – 3:00 Brief Business Meeting: Report by President; Paper Report by Treasurer
Closing: Amany Habib, ECTESOL President DOOR PRIZES
3:00 – 3:20 ECTESOL Board Meeting
I’ll be presenting a case study on gameplay habits and an information session on Google Suite for enhancing English language instruction. I hope to see you there!
I’m very excited to be going to the AACE conference for the first time. AACE stands for the Association for Advancement of Computing in Education. They’re hosting the World e-Learn conference in New Orleans, LA at the Sheraton Hotel on Canal Street! Here’s my presentation schedule:
October 28th at 11:55-12:15: Trace Effects Logic Model, a brief paper on an informal program theory evaluation in Salon 828. I’ll also be serving as the presider over the other sessions until 1:00 p.m. in this room.
I hope to see you there! I’ll be volunteering at the registration desk on Monday from 1-5 p.m. and Thursday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Come by to say hello! I’ll be tweeting about the conference @teacherrogers with the hastag #elearn.
Four of my proposals were accepted for presentation at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference in Jacksonville, FL. I’d love to connect with any of my readers who are also going to SITE. This will be my first time to attend SITE. I’ll be attending all the presentations on gaming.
Here’s my current schedule for the conference: (All times are Eastern Standard Time.)
1. Poster Session:The Electronic Village Online, An Open-source, International Collaboration for Professional Development, March 19, 2014 at 5:30-7:00 P.M.
The Midsouth Educational Research Association (MSERA) will be hosting their annual meeting in Pensacola on November 6-8th, 2013. I’ll be speaking about my research on gaming as an instructional strategy for young children and effective online communication for higher education. In addition, I will present a poster session on TESOL’s Electronic Village Online (EVO) to share how my other professional organization trains English language teachers worldwide for free through a volunteer network and online collaborative processes.
Here’s the conference program. This is a relatively inexpensive conference in comparison to the national ones. For example, nonmember rates are $150 for professionals and $90 for students the day of the event. Of course it’s best to become a member (or to preregister).
Here is my schedule of presentations and poster sessions: ( Note: The links will take you to my PowerPoints on SlideShare.)
I’d like to share my schedule of face-to-face workshops that I’ll be giving this school year. I work at the Innovation in Learning Center (ILC) at the University of South Alabama. They host ongoing professional development workshops for faculty and staff for online teaching. I work for the ILC as a graduate research assistant. My work includes designing, developing, and delivering professional development to faculty to support student learning. If you live in the Mobile area and work at an institution of higher education, you are welcome to attend one of these workshops. Additionally, graduate students in instructional design and development at USA can attend, as long as they register in advance. There are many more listed at the ILC website.
My 2013-2014 Training Schedule at the ILC:
Making Instructional Videos with Camtasia Relay: Innovation in Learning Center, University of South Alabama, 9/6/13
How to Make Your Online Course Accessible: Innovation in Learning Center, University of South Alabama, 9/19/13
Sakai 101: Gradebook, Tests & Quizzes: Innovation in Learning Center, University of South Alabama, 9/20/13
Sakai 101: Gradebook, Tests & Quizzes: Innovation in Learning Center, University of South Alabama, 10/11/13
Making Instructional Videos with Camtasia Relay: Innovation in Learning Center, University of South Alabama, 10/23/13
Emergent Technologies: Innovation in Learning Center, University of South Alabama, 10/30/13
Sakai 101: Gradebook, Tests & Quizzes: Innovation in Learning Center, University of South Alabama, 12/3/13
Sakai 101: Communication Tools: Innovation in Learning Center, University of South Alabama, 12/12/13
Sakai 101: Gradebook, Tests & Quizzes: Innovation in Learning Center (ILC), University of South Alabama (USA), 12/18/13
Making Instructional Videos with Camtasia Studio, ILC, USA, 2/3/14
How to Make Your Online Course Accessible: ILC, USA, 3/31/14
iClickers, ILC, USA, 4/15/14
Sakai 101: Gradebook, Tests & Quizzes: ILC, USA, 5/30/14
“The more radical the person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can transform it. This individual is not afraid to confront, to listen, to see the world unveiled.― Paulo Freire