2014 MELED Conference

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2014 MELEd Conference Schedule

 

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Friday, Nov. 14

Saturday, Nov. 15

Fri., 11/14 Keynote 8:45-9:30
Jeff Zwiers on Academic Talk

Sat., 11/15, Keynote 8:45-9:30
Elaine Tarone on
MN History: Multilingualism & EL

Fri., 11/14 Session 1: 9:40-10:30

Sat., 11/15 Session 1: 9:40-10:30

Fri., 11/14 Session 2: 10:40-11:00

Sat., 11/15 Session 2: 10:40-11:00

Fri., 11/14 Session 3: 11:10-12:00

Sat., 11/15 Session 3: 11:10-12:00

Fri., 11/14 Session 4: 1:10-2:00


Sat., 11/15 Session 4: 1:10-3:00

Fri., 11/14 Session 5: 2:35-3:25

 

Sat., 11/15 Session 5: 3:30-4:20

 

Friday, November 14


Jeff Zwiers
Talk is Priceless:
Bulking up Students’ Oral Output and Interaction Skills in Every Lesson

Friday, November 14, 2014, 8:45 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

 

The focus of this keynote is on inspiring and equipping teachers to build two types of oral academic language: output  and interaction. After engaging in several activities for fortifying oral output, we will take a look at four core skills needed for building on and up ideas in constructive conversations. Along the way, we will look at tools for formatively assessing language in lessons.

 

Jeff Zwiers is a senior researcher at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. He supports the Understanding Language Initiative and co-directs the Academic Language Development Network, a research and professional development project focused on the education of academic English learners. He has consulted for national and international teacher development projects that promote literacy, curriculum development, and formative assessment practices. He has published articles and books on literacy, cognition, discourse, and academic language. His current research focuses on classroom practices that foster academic interactions and improving professional development.

 

 

Fri., Sess 1; 9:40-10:30

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Joan Lu

Kahoot as Formative Assessment

Fri, 9:40-10:30

Conan Kmiecik, Charlie Lavin, Alex Hathaway

Assorted EAP Practice: Writing Feedback, Vocabulary, PowerPoints, and Poster Projects

Fri, 9:40-10:30

Martha Bigelow; Khalid Adam, Michelle Allen; Jenna Cushing-Leubner, Mikow Hang, Luis Ortega, Shannon Pergament, Suzanne Susens

Resilience and Positive Youth Development Among Somali, Latino, and Hmong Teens

Fri, 9:40-10:30

Ettien Kofi

The Integration of the First Generation of Somali Immigrants: What Does Intelligibility Have to Do with it?

Fri, 9:40-10:30

Jennifer Zoss, Bonnie Swierzbin

Using Visual Texts to Teach Grammar

Fri, 9:40-10:30

Jeff Zwiers

Keynote Follow-Up Session

Fri, 9:40-10:30

Sarah Selz; Annie Marrin, Emily Hoffman

"Just check my grammar, please!" Providing Effective one-on-one language support beyond proofreading

Fri, 9:40-10:30

Jill Watson, Brad Tipka

Collaborative ELD Across the Curriculum: The CCR Coaching Model

Fri, 9:40-10:30

Kristina Robertson

WIDA Session

Fri, 9:40-10:30

Paul Iovino

Gang Training

Fri, 9:40-10:30

Rita Platt, John Wolfe

Level Up in Writing—Tools and Strategies to Help Students Develop as Writers

Fri, 9:40-10:30

Bridget Erickson, Cynthia Lundgren

Using a Functional Linguistics Approach to Improve Reading Comprehension

Fri, 9:40-10:30

 

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Fri., Sess 2; 10:40 -11:00

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Lynn Harper, Said Garaad

Boots on the Ground: Applying the Army After Action Review Protocol to Program Evaluation

Fri, 10:40-11:00

Mok Hwakyun

Transforming Identity from Li to L2 while Studying Abroad in the U.S.

Fri, 10:40-11:00

Michelle Benegas

How Teachers Enact Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in a Culture of Standardization

Fri, 10:40-11:00

Melissa Giefer

Coping Strategies of ESL Students in an Online Composition Course

Fri, 10:40-11:00

Doug Margolis, Maddie Kiley; Amara Treuenfels

Addressing Pronunciation: Getting the Biggest Bang for the Buck

Fri, 10:40-11:00

Tamara Byrne

We Just Read the Chapter, Now What? : Graphic Organizers are More Than Just Venn Diagrams

Fri, 10:40-11:00

Kristyn Blessing; Pamela Onchuck

Using Colors in Written Instruction and Feedback to Clarify Organization and Grammar Patterns

Fri, 10:40-11:00

Marie Lechelt

ESL in Developmental and College Level English Classes

Fri, 10:40-11:00

Vladimir Pavlov, Elena Setsenko

How Many Phonemes to Teach? A Comparative Analysis of Phonetic Symbols in Major Pronunciation Dictionaries and Textbooks

Fri, 10:40-11:00

John Madden

Using Slides to Spark Discussion and Learning

Fri, 10:40-11:00

Caitlin Shea

Bridging the Nonverbal Divide: Saudi Women in the ESL Classroom

Fri, 10:40-11:00

Sara George

What Can You Do with 12 iPads?

Fri, 10:40-11:00

Nix Wurdak

Meditation Within the ESL Classroom

 

Fri., Sess 3; 11:10-12:00

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Matthew Zook

Improving Pronunciation in ESL Oral Language Proficiency Using Personalized Tutorials: Implications for ESL Teachers

Fri, 11:10-12:00

Mike Bennett

Best Practices in Grammar Teaching

Fri, 11:10-12:00

Beth Staats

Discover What's New in the Electronic Library for Minnesota

Fri, 11:10-12:00

Susan Ranney; Senator Patricia; Torres Ray, Representative Carlos Mariani

New English Learner Policies in Minnesota: Dialogue with Legislators

Fri, 11:10-12:00

Diane Jacobson, Steven Phalen

Cross-Departmental Collaboration to Bridge the Gap Between International and Domestic University Students

Fri, 11:10-12:00

Karla Stone; Heidi Palms; Nancy; Hellander-Pung, Stephanie Owen

The Buzz Around Academic Coaching: The Real Deal or the Latest Fad?

Fri, 11:10-12:00

Kristina Robertson

WIDA Session

Fri, 11:10-12:00

Clarice Esslinger

Understanding Non-Literate Cultures and Developing Transition Skills ii Beginning Literacy Students

Fri, 11:10-12:00

 

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Fri., Sess 4; 1:10-2:00

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Sarah Egberg, Kelsey Thornton,

Dynamic Parent Engagement for Spanish Speaking Families—Meeting 'Em Where They're at (Literally!)

Fri., 1:10-2:00

Alana Lucio, Gina Nyhus

 

Fri., 1:10-2:00

Dr. Enaya Sharafuddin; Laura Funke

The 2PM2s GO Reading Strategy

Fri., 1:10-2:00

Jennifer Hernandez, Rurik Johnson; Joy Morgan; Nicole Fischer

Co-teachers Speak Out: A Panel from One Suburban Middle School

Fri., 1:10-2:00

Betsy Parrish, Suzanne McCurdy

Pathways to Developing your "Teacher Self'

Fri., 1:10-2:00

Margaret Trott, Xueyuan Yang

Study of Transfer in Chinese Students' Writing

Fri., 1:10-2:00

Advocacy Standing Committee

Advocacy Standing Committee Meeting

Fri., 1:10-2:00

Carol Foye Wallin

Book Clubs—Student Perspectives on Learning and Motivation

Fri., 1:10-2:00

Cynthia Lundgren, Deirdre Kramer

Academic Language Development through Systemic Functional Linguistics

Fri., 1:10-2:00

 

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Fri, Sess 5; 2:35-3:25

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Michael Schwartz, Choonkyong Kim

L2 Academic Writing: Teaching and Learning Perspectives from Beyond ESL Classes

Fri, 2:35-3:25

Tara Arntsen, Rebecca Palmer

Versatile ESL Activities—Learning English can be Fun!

Fri, 2:35-3:25

Diane Jacobson

Language Acquisition or Learning Disability? Indicators for Informed Opinions

Fri, 2:35-3:25

Kim Dettmer, Laura Svoboda, Amanda Smith, Kristine Friesen

Refugee Resettlement in Minnesota

Fri, 2:35-3:25

Stephanie Hanson

Smart Phones and Social Interaction: How is Connectivity Changing Practice Outside of Class?

Fri, 2:35-3:25

MinneSLIFE Standing Committee

MinneSLIFE Standing Committee Meeting

Fri, 2:35-3:25

Katherine Nelson, Kristine Quiring

Savvy Student Creations, from Beginning to End

Fri, 2:35-3:25

Kristina Robertson

WIDA Session

Fri, 2:35-3:25

Lynn Harper, Amy Knowlen

Any Given Monday: Capturing Student Experience through EL Shadowing

Fri, 2:35-3:25

John Wolfe, Rita Platt

Keep them Reading: The Page-A-Day Initiative

Fri, 2:35-3:25

 

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Elaine Tarone

Minnesota’s multilingualism and English learner education:
A historical perspective

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8:45 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

 

Many languages have been spoken in Minnesota, and English did not gain ascendancy here until sometime around the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. This presentation offers a brief history of languages spoken in Minnesota over these last 200+ years, and reviews initiatives in English learner education that have been employed here. Particularly over the last 50 years, a strong focus on the education and professionalization of teachers of English as a second language has played a key role in considerably improving the quality of English learner education in this state.  Today, Minnesota has established a strong national and even international reputation of leadership in English learner education, across K-12, adult education, and post-secondary contexts.  Some key principles of this work will be reviewed, and directions for future efforts will be briefly outlined.

 

Elaine Tarone is a Distinguished Teaching Professor, and the Director of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. There, she has taught graduate courses for language teachers and graduate students in English as a Second Language and applied linguistics since 1979, serving in leadership roles in that ESL program until its termination by the College of Liberal Arts in 2014. Since 2013, she has been advisor to MA students specializing in ESL for higher education in Second Languages and Cultures in the University’s College of Education and Human Development.  An internationally-known researcher in applied linguistics, she has published books and papers on second-language acquisition (SLA) research since 1972.  Her most recent books are Literacy and Second Language Oracy (with Martha Bigelow and Kit Hansen), Exploring Learner Language (with Bonnie Swierzbin), and Interlanguage: Forty Years Later (editor with ZhaoHong Han).

 

 

Sat. Sess 1; 9:40-10:30

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Jon Gill

Think First: Centering Intensive English Program (IEP) Classes Around Critical Thinking

Sat, 9:40-10:30

Laura Code; Feride Erku; Michal Moskow

Exploring the Relationship Between Culture and Second Language Pragmatics

Sat, 9:40-10:30

Melissa Persson, Heather McKerrow

Bringing the Reader's Workshop Model to High School ELs

Sat, 9:40-10:30

Elaine Tarone

Keynote Follow-up Session

Sat, 9:40-10:30

Cynthia Lundgren, Steven Wicht

The Basics of a Functional Grammar

Sat, 9:40-10:30

Laura Byard; James Kindle, Kaitlin Lindsey, Ayan Mohamed

Minnesota to the Horn of Africa: Experiences and Lessons Learned on an Educational Expedition to Somalia and Djibouti

Sat, 9:40-10:30

Amy Lindquist, Rachel Grammer

Feedback on Written Works in an Online Environment

Sat, 9:40-10:30

Melissa Scott, Ann St. Clair

Collaborating in Reader's and Writer's Workshop for Language Development

Sat, 9:40-10:30

Ursula Lentz

A Look at World Language Proficiency Certificates, Bilingual and Multilingual Seal Opportunities for Students

Sat, 9:40-10:30

Julia Reimer

Adult Emergent Writers: Building Bridges to Literacy

Sat, 9:40-10:30

Rita Platt, John Wolfe

WIDA Works 101

Sat, 9:40-10:30

 

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Sat. Sess 2; 10:40-11:00

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Vesna Bozhinoska, Jun Akiyoshi; Xiyue Jin

Which Reading Strategy is More Effective for L2 Learners: Summary-Writing or Note-Taking?

Sat, 10:40-11:00

M. Gabriela Valenzuela

Comparative Analysis of English Intonation Produced by ESL Spanish Speakers Before and After Praat Training

Sat, 10:40-11:00

Kate Mueller, Ann Linde

Minnesota Department of Health ESOL Health Curriculum

Sat, 10:40-11:00

Lynn Harper, Lisa Lambert

Growing Our Own: City of Lakes AmeriCorps

Sat, 10:40-11:00

Kimberly Johnson, Anne Dahlman,

Read, Comment, Like, and Write: Engage with the New MinneTESOL Journal!

Sat, 10:40-11:00

Catherine Clements

 

Sat, 10:40-11:00

Stephanie Lynam, Linda Hanzek; Anne West-Leclou

Helping ESL Students to Become Global Citizens through Service Learning

Sat, 10:40-11:00

Tara Arntsen, Rebecca Palmer

Computer Assisted Language Learning with Glogster EDU

Sat, 10:40-11:00

Kathrina O'Connell

Language Analysis of Leveled Readers

Sat, 10:40-11:00

Sarah Selz

Beyond English Language Instruction: The Academic and Social Experiences of Former Intensive English Program Students

Sat, 10:40-11:00

Crystal Rose, Leah Kronick

Individualized Self-Study in an Oral Skills Intensive English Program (IEP) Course

Sat, 10:40-11:00

Katie Subra

Website Creation for Cross-Cultural Professional Development

Sat, 10:40-11:00

Stephen Hunt

ELLs, Reading, Critical Thinking and Graphic Organizers: What Works and Why

Sat, 10:40-11:00

Liberty Kohn

Differences in Li and L2 Graduate Students' Responses to College Reading and Writing Instruction and the Role of a Writing Teacher

 

Sat. Sess 3; 11:10-12:00

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Retired Teacher Interest Section Leaders

Retired Teacher Interest Section Meeting

Sat, 11:00-12:00

Teacher Education Interest Section Leaders

Teacher Education Interest Section Meeting

Sat, 11:00-12:00

Adult Interest Section Leaders

Adult Interest Section Meeting

Sat, 11:00-12:00

Secondary Interest Section Leaders

Secondary Interest Section Meeting

Sat, 11:00-12:00

Middle School Interest Section Leaders

Middle School Interest Section Meeting

Sat, 11:00-12:00

Elementary Interest Section Leaders

Elementary Interest Section Meeting

Sat, 11:00-12:00

College Interest ; Section Leaders

College Interest Section Meeting

 

Sat. Sess 4; 1:10-3:00

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Sarah Peterson; Rebecca Sutton

"Stretching the I cans" An Inclusive Approach to Applying Language and Supports to Learning Targets

Sat, 1:10-3:00

Scott Williams

A Simple Method for Sentence and Paragraph Development

Sat, 1:10-3:00

Cynthia Lundgren, Carrie Sorenson, Dean Reasoner, Collin Klagmann, Angela Froemming, Theresa Brunker and Steve Wicht

Applying Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Classroom: A Hands-On Workshop

Sat, 1:10-3:00

Amy Laboe

A Fulbright Journey: Exploring Mexican Education to Support Minnesota Students

Sat, 1:10-3:00

Lee Shainis

Teaching Practical Information About Laws, Finances, Culture, and Education

Sat, 1:10-3:00

Paula Bramante, Lynne Ackerberg, Patrick Scully

Interviewing for ESL Teaching: You Are Someone

Sat, 1:10-3:00

John Atella

1+1=1 Using Formulas to Teach Sentence Combining

Sat, 1:10-3:00

Rosemary Seifert, Polina Huffman

Overcoming Barriers to Speaking Fluent English

Sat, 1:10-3:00

 

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3:30-4:20

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Savanah Grams; Kelly Underwood, Jenny DonFrances, Amber Anderson

A Plan for Developing Academic Conversation Skills in the K-5 Classroom

Sat.,3:30-4:20

Lynn Harper, Muhidin Warfa

NABAD, Rapid Response and Program Paradigms: Newcomer Service in the Age of Accountability

Sat.,3:30-4:20

Erin Cary

Chart Your Course: Integrating Numeracy into ELL

Sat.,3:30-4:20

Barbara Fraracci

Developing Academic Oral Vocabulary and Language Through Fine Art Images

Sat.,3:30-4:20

Benjamin Purdue

The World is Your Classroom—Teach at U.S. Embassy-Sponsored Projects Worldwide with English Language Programs

Sat.,3:30-4:20

Amy; Hewett-Olatunde, Michelle Benegas

Community Building, Constructivism, and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: It's So Much More Than Language!

Sat.,3:30-4:20

Rhoda Fagerland

Literature for Reluctant Readers

Sat.,3:30-4:20

Karen Lybeck

Tools for Improved Academic Writing at the University Level

Sat.,3:30-4:20

Brenda Ellingboe

Weaving the Major Research Question Ribbon Throughout a Research Writing Course

Sat.,3:30-4:20

Leah Kronick

Saudi Arabian Scholarship Students in Minnesota English Language Program's Intensive English Program (IEP): Goals, Successes, Challenges

Sat.,3:30-4:20

Dania Hendrickson, Gayle Hammer

Using iPads for Active Engagement and Development of Speaking and Writing Skills of ELs

Sat.,3:30-4:20

Ann Mabbott, Bonnie Larson, Ariel Trangle

Can Math and Science Teachers Be Language Teachers?

Sat.,3:30-4:20

 

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