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Wednesday, May 25
 

4:00pm CST

[In-Person Session] Opening Ceremony

Wednesday May 25, 2022 4:00pm - 4:30pm CST
Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site Los Yoses, Montes de Oca

4:00pm CST

[Via Zoom] Opening Ceremony

Wednesday May 25, 2022 4:00pm - 4:30pm CST
Zoom Videoconferencing Platform Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site in Los Yoses, Montes de Oca

4:30pm CST

[In-Person Session] Photography as a Universal Language and Action for Change

Rubén Salgado Escudero shares his experiences after leaving a 10-year career as a video-game developer to follow his passion in photography. Having travelled to almost 70 countries and being based between Myanmar and Mexico, photography has been his passport to make meaningful connections. He also presents his award-winning long-term project 'Solar Portraits’ which highlights the positive impact solar-powered systems have throughout the world and has helped bring solar-powered electricity to communities in rural Myanmar.

Speakers
avatar for Rubén Salgado

Rubén Salgado

National Geographic Explorer and Photographer, National Geographic
Rubén Salgado Escudero was born in Madrid, Spain. He lived in the United States throughout his teenage years, graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2014 he decided to change his life completely, leaving behind a ten-year long career in character animation in... Read More →


Wednesday May 25, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm CST
Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site Los Yoses, Montes de Oca

4:30pm CST

[Via Zoom] Photography as a Universal Language and Action for Change

Rubén Salgado Escudero shares his experiences after leaving a 10-year career as a video-game developer to follow his passion in photography. Having travelled to almost 70 countries and being based between Myanmar and Mexico, photography has been his passport to make meaningful connections. He also presents his award-winning long-term project 'Solar Portraits’ which highlights the positive impact solar-powered systems have throughout the world and has helped bring solar-powered electricity to communities in rural Myanmar.

Speakers
avatar for Rubén Salgado

Rubén Salgado

National Geographic Explorer and Photographer, National Geographic
Rubén Salgado Escudero was born in Madrid, Spain. He lived in the United States throughout his teenage years, graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2014 he decided to change his life completely, leaving behind a ten-year long career in character animation in... Read More →


Wednesday May 25, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm CST
Zoom Videoconferencing Platform Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site in Los Yoses, Montes de Oca

6:00pm CST

[In-Person Session] Vocabulary Responsibilities in Learning a Second Language

When learning a language, what really matters the most in your success in your new language is your ability to use lots of vocabulary. In the past 25 years, we have learned a tremendous amount about better ways to help our learners with vocabulary in English. In today’s talk, we will talk about research-based teacher and learner responsibilities – real responsibilities, not just wishes or what if's -- when it comes to helping our students with vocabulary in English. What do teachers have to do? What do our learners have to do?

Speakers
avatar for Keith Folse

Keith Folse

Professor of TESOL, University of Central Florida
Dr. Keith Folse is Professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida where he teaches in several programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. He has taught English for 40 years in the US, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Japan, and Kuwait. He has also taught French in... Read More →


Wednesday May 25, 2022 6:00pm - 7:30pm CST
Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site Los Yoses, Montes de Oca

6:00pm CST

[Via Zoom] Vocabulary Responsibilities in Learning a Second Language

When learning a language, what really matters the most in your success in your new language is your ability to use lots of vocabulary. In the past 25 years, we have learned a tremendous amount about better ways to help our learners with vocabulary in English. In today’s talk, we will talk about research-based teacher and learner responsibilities – real responsibilities, not just wishes or what if's -- when it comes to helping our students with vocabulary in English. What do teachers have to do? What do our learners have to do?

Speakers
avatar for Keith Folse

Keith Folse

Professor of TESOL, University of Central Florida
Dr. Keith Folse is Professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida where he teaches in several programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. He has taught English for 40 years in the US, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Japan, and Kuwait. He has also taught French in... Read More →


Wednesday May 25, 2022 6:00pm - 7:30pm CST
Zoom Videoconferencing Platform Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site in Los Yoses, Montes de Oca
 
Thursday, May 26
 

8:00am CST

Team Building for Remote Learning

Team Building for Remote Learning will look at ways teachers can get their students working together and collaborating in teams to help reduce some of the problems on remote learning.

Speakers
avatar for Nik Peachey

Nik Peachey

Director of Pedagogy, PeacheyPublications Ltd
Nik Peachey is Director of Pedagogy at PeacheyPublications, an independent digital publishing company that specialises in the design of digital learning materials. He has been involved in Education since 1990 and has more than 20 years experience of working specifically with online... Read More →


Thursday May 26, 2022 8:00am - 9:30am CST
Zoom Videoconferenicing Platform Zoom Videoconferenicing Platform

10:00am CST

Fundamentals of Language Acquisition

We acquire language in only one way: when we understand what we hear and read. This talk will focus on one way of getting “comprehensible input” – through self-selected pleasure reading, especially fiction. Self-selected reading results not only in better language (vocabulary, spelling, grammar, writing style), it also results in more knowledge of a variety of areas, including social studies and science.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Krashen

Stephen Krashen

Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California, University of Southern California
Stephen Krashen has published over 500 articles (540 at last count) and a dozen scholarly books in the fields of literacy, language acquisition, neurolinguistics, and bilingual education.  Many of these publications are available for free download at sdkrashen.com and some are... Read More →


Thursday May 26, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am CST
Zoom Videoconferenicing Platform Zoom Videoconferenicing Platform

12:00pm CST

[In-Person Session] Promoting Learner Success through Scaffolding

English language classrooms should include rich content and rigorous tasks that represent the demands learners face using English outside of our classrooms. Learners may have varying levels of readiness for these classroom tasks, though. In this session, we explore the many ways that we can scaffold classroom activities in both online and face-to-face environments in order to optimize learning for everyone. What exactly does scaffolding in the language classroom mean? We will see how teachers can build on learners’ prior knowledge, promote supportive classroom interactions among learners, and provide a variety of language supports and tools to assure success for learners with varying backgrounds, levels, and needs. Examples of scaffolding techniques for beginning through advanced levels are provided and participants consider applications to their settings.

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Parrish

Betsy Parrish

MATESOL and TEFL Professor, Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Betsy Parrish is Professor in the TESOL Programs at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has worked as a language teacher, teacher educator, writer, and consultant for over 35 years, with experience in the US, Bangladesh, France, India, UK, Russia, and Vietnam. She has consulted... Read More →


Thursday May 26, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm CST
Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site Los Yoses, Montes de Oca

12:00pm CST

[Via Zoom] Promoting Learner Success through Scaffolding

English language classrooms should include rich content and rigorous tasks that represent the demands learners face using English outside of our classrooms. Learners may have varying levels of readiness for these classroom tasks, though. In this session, we explore the many ways that we can scaffold classroom activities in both online and face-to-face environments in order to optimize learning for everyone. What exactly does scaffolding in the language classroom mean? We will see how teachers can build on learners’ prior knowledge, promote supportive classroom interactions among learners, and provide a variety of language supports and tools to assure success for learners with varying backgrounds, levels, and needs. Examples of scaffolding techniques for beginning through advanced levels are provided and participants consider applications to their settings.

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Parrish

Betsy Parrish

MATESOL and TEFL Professor, Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Betsy Parrish is Professor in the TESOL Programs at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has worked as a language teacher, teacher educator, writer, and consultant for over 35 years, with experience in the US, Bangladesh, France, India, UK, Russia, and Vietnam. She has consulted... Read More →


Thursday May 26, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm CST
Zoom Videoconferenicing Platform Zoom Videoconferenicing Platform

2:00pm CST

[In-Person Session] Language Learning Is Social and Emotional

English teachers understand how language learning intertwine with social and emotional skills. It´s about feeling confident, being able to express your opinions, connecting to others and sharing your experience with the world in a different language. And when it comes to young learners, feeling confident and curious about learning is directly related to their well-being. A curious learner is confident enough to ask questions, explore the world and navigate it successfully.
In this workshop session, Fernanda de Oliveira invites educators to dive into the concept of Social Emotional Learning to understand how it applies to language learning. With a variety of examples and activities that can be used right away in both the online and hybrid teaching environments, at the end of the session, teachers will be able to understand SEL, its implications in ELT, and put those examples into practice. This will help them get the best of their young learners, empower them and help them develop the social and emotional learning skills they need while learning English and learning about the world.

Speakers
avatar for Fernanda de Oliveira

Fernanda de Oliveira

Young Learners & Teens Content Specialist, National Geographic Learning
Fernanda de Oliveira is a young learners and teens content specialist at National Geographic Learning. She's a trilingual educator, translator, and interpreter with solid experience in the educational market. Before joining NGL, Fernanda has taught English in ESL schools in Brazil... Read More →


Thursday May 26, 2022 2:00pm - 3:30pm CST
Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site Los Yoses, Montes de Oca

2:00pm CST

[Via Zoom] Language Learning Is Social and Emotional

English teachers understand how language learning intertwine with social and emotional skills. It´s about feeling confident, being able to express your opinions, connecting to others and sharing your experience with the world in a different language. And when it comes to young learners, feeling confident and curious about learning is directly related to their well-being. A curious learner is confident enough to ask questions, explore the world and navigate it successfully.
In this workshop session, Fernanda de Oliveira invites educators to dive into the concept of Social Emotional Learning to understand how it applies to language learning. With a variety of examples and activities that can be used right away in both the online and hybrid teaching environments, at the end of the session, teachers will be able to understand SEL, its implications in ELT, and put those examples into practice. This will help them get the best of their young learners, empower them and help them develop the social and emotional learning skills they need while learning English and learning about the world.

Speakers
avatar for Fernanda de Oliveira

Fernanda de Oliveira

Young Learners & Teens Content Specialist, National Geographic Learning
Fernanda de Oliveira is a young learners and teens content specialist at National Geographic Learning. She's a trilingual educator, translator, and interpreter with solid experience in the educational market. Before joining NGL, Fernanda has taught English in ESL schools in Brazil... Read More →


Thursday May 26, 2022 2:00pm - 3:30pm CST
Zoom Videoconferencing Platform Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site in Los Yoses, Montes de Oca

4:00pm CST

[In-Person] Grounding Antifragility in Hybrid Learning Design

At different times during the COVID pandemic, it has proven necessary to resort to Emergency Remote Learning (ERL) to avoid interrupting school activities. Looking forward, there exist far more powerful and robust approaches that can handle both day-to-day learning, as well as crises triggered by disease or climate change. These approaches require hybrid learning design, which involves much more than the occasional videoconferencing session. We will discuss the different facets of hybridity, and how to leverage them to create learning environments that excel in both favorable and challenging contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Ruben Puentedura

Ruben Puentedura

Founder and President of Hippasus, Hippasus
Dr. Ruben Puentedura is the Founder and President of Hippasus, a consulting firm based in Western Massachusetts, focusing on transformative applications of information technologies to education. He has implemented these approaches for over thirty years at a range of K-20 educational... Read More →


Thursday May 26, 2022 4:00pm - 5:30pm CST
Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site Los Yoses, Montes de Oca

4:00pm CST

[Via Zoom] Grounding Antifragility in Hybrid Learning Design

At different times during the COVID pandemic, it has proven necessary to resort to Emergency Remote Learning (ERL) to avoid interrupting school activities. Looking forward, there exist far more powerful and robust approaches that can handle both day-to-day learning, as well as crises triggered by disease or climate change. These approaches require hybrid learning design, which involves much more than the occasional videoconferencing session. We will discuss the different facets of hybridity, and how to leverage them to create learning environments that excel in both favorable and challenging contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Ruben Puentedura

Ruben Puentedura

Founder and President of Hippasus, Hippasus
Dr. Ruben Puentedura is the Founder and President of Hippasus, a consulting firm based in Western Massachusetts, focusing on transformative applications of information technologies to education. He has implemented these approaches for over thirty years at a range of K-20 educational... Read More →


Thursday May 26, 2022 4:00pm - 5:30pm CST
Zoom Videoconferencing Platform Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site in Los Yoses, Montes de Oca

6:00pm CST

[In-Person] Literacy: Beyond the Books

Many educators tend to define literacy as the ability to read and write, but in the twenty-first century, ¬¬-literacy goes well beyond these two skills. In addition to this traditional definition, literacy is also defined as “competence or knowledge in a specified area.” This presentation will look at three types of literacies that will enhance students’ learning in the ELT classroom and beyond: Digital Literacy, Visual Literacy, and Cultural Literacy. The presentation will delve into the meaning of these “new literacies” and how they can be used to help students think critically, ask questions, and understand diverse points of view. Additionally, participants will discuss how these forms of literacy lead to a more inclusive environment and promote culturally responsive teaching and learning, allowing students to feel both empowered and valued. Participants will have the opportunity to develop lessons and strategies that support development of these new literacies and can share ideas on how to apply them at different ages and language levels.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Beer

Karen Beer

World Language & Humanities Teacher, Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy, Pittsburgh Public Schools
Karen Haller Beer has spent more than two decades teaching and developing learning materials for major US and international publishers. She holds a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, and currently teaches in a high school in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Karen has taught learners ranging... Read More →


Thursday May 26, 2022 6:00pm - 7:30pm CST
Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site Los Yoses, Montes de Oca

6:00pm CST

[Via Zoom] Literacy: Beyond the Books

Many educators tend to define literacy as the ability to read and write, but in the twenty-first century, ¬¬-literacy goes well beyond these two skills. In addition to this traditional definition, literacy is also defined as “competence or knowledge in a specified area.” This presentation will look at three types of literacies that will enhance students’ learning in the ELT classroom and beyond: Digital Literacy, Visual Literacy, and Cultural Literacy. The presentation will delve into the meaning of these “new literacies” and how they can be used to help students think critically, ask questions, and understand diverse points of view. Additionally, participants will discuss how these forms of literacy lead to a more inclusive environment and promote culturally responsive teaching and learning, allowing students to feel both empowered and valued. Participants will have the opportunity to develop lessons and strategies that support development of these new literacies and can share ideas on how to apply them at different ages and language levels.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Beer

Karen Beer

World Language & Humanities Teacher, Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy, Pittsburgh Public Schools
Karen Haller Beer has spent more than two decades teaching and developing learning materials for major US and international publishers. She holds a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, and currently teaches in a high school in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Karen has taught learners ranging... Read More →


Thursday May 26, 2022 6:00pm - 7:30pm CST
Zoom Videoconferencing Platform Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site in Los Yoses, Montes de Oca
 
Friday, May 27
 

8:00am CST

Playful Thinking and Creative Learning Opportunities in the Young Learner’s Classroom

Learning from the challenges of teaching online, it’s clear that children are craving a broader, more integrated approach to learning and language discovery. This workshop will look at practical ways to involve children in creative learning experiences using projects based on their passions, encouraging their naturally playful spirits to rekindle the joy of learning.

Speakers
avatar for Lucy Crichton

Lucy Crichton

Teacher, Trainer, & Storyteller, National Geographic Learning & Secret Garden English School
Graduated in Classical Theatre, Art, Design and TEFL, Lucy Crichton is a teacher, trainer and storyteller who has given lectures and workshops in Latin America and Europe. She is the author of primary books and components for publishing companies in Brazil, Argentina, the UK, and... Read More →


Friday May 27, 2022 8:00am - 9:30am CST
Zoom Videoconferenicing Platform Zoom Videoconferenicing Platform

10:00am CST

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in ELT

ELT under the lens of DEI is still a topic to be explored and bridging the gap in inequality a task where teachers need to become more involved. It is in the classroom where we can advocate and create awareness of the issues and bring to the conversation the multiple issues that affect our contexts. During this session participants will be able to reflect upon their own context DEI issues, become aware of what can be done as well as provide strategies and tools to be implement in the ELT classrooms. Participants will leave with a list of resources that can be used and adapted to their own contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Grazzia Mendoza

Grazzia Mendoza

Education Specialist for the US Government at USAID Honduras, National Geographic Learning, USAID Honduras
Grazzia María Mendoza Chirinos has a M.Ed. in international education and a M.A. in TESOL. She is a US State Department Alumna recognized for project development for teachers’ professional growth projects. She has been in the TESOL field for 28 years. Research includes CALL, Competency... Read More →


Friday May 27, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am CST
Zoom Videoconferenicing Platform Zoom Videoconferenicing Platform

12:00pm CST

[In-Person] Learning Design, Refocused

A number of powerful tools exist that can help optimize the selection and use of learning technologies and associated frameworks. However, at any given moment it is possible to choose to transform just about any aspect of the learning experience. How then, should one choose what changes to prioritize for the maximum beneficial impact? In this hands-on session, we will see how to use the SAMR and EdTech Quintet models to design and implement an optimization framework. In particular, we will pay attention to the specific needs of language learners, and how these needs shape the stages involved in implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Ruben Puentedura

Ruben Puentedura

Founder and President of Hippasus, Hippasus
Dr. Ruben Puentedura is the Founder and President of Hippasus, a consulting firm based in Western Massachusetts, focusing on transformative applications of information technologies to education. He has implemented these approaches for over thirty years at a range of K-20 educational... Read More →


Friday May 27, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm CST
Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site Los Yoses, Montes de Oca

12:00pm CST

[Via Zoom] Learning Design, Refocused

A number of powerful tools exist that can help optimize the selection and use of learning technologies and associated frameworks. However, at any given moment it is possible to choose to transform just about any aspect of the learning experience. How then, should one choose what changes to prioritize for the maximum beneficial impact? In this hands-on session, we will see how to use the SAMR and EdTech Quintet models to design and implement an optimization framework. In particular, we will pay attention to the specific needs of language learners, and how these needs shape the stages involved in implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Ruben Puentedura

Ruben Puentedura

Founder and President of Hippasus, Hippasus
Dr. Ruben Puentedura is the Founder and President of Hippasus, a consulting firm based in Western Massachusetts, focusing on transformative applications of information technologies to education. He has implemented these approaches for over thirty years at a range of K-20 educational... Read More →


Friday May 27, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm CST
Zoom Videoconferencing Platform Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site in Los Yoses, Montes de Oca

2:00pm CST

[In-Person] 7 Practical Vocabulary Activities

The amount of vocabulary that students need to master to speak English well is huge, so what kinds of activities can we do in our classes that will help students achieve their lexical goals? In this talk, we will look at seven practical activities that teachers can easily implement in their classes. More importantly perhaps, we will look at why these particular activities are effective in helping our students increase their vocabulary. What characteristics might make one activity potentially more effective than another?

Speakers
avatar for Keith Folse

Keith Folse

Professor of TESOL, University of Central Florida
Dr. Keith Folse is Professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida where he teaches in several programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. He has taught English for 40 years in the US, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Japan, and Kuwait. He has also taught French in... Read More →


Friday May 27, 2022 2:00pm - 3:30pm CST
Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site Los Yoses, Montes de Oca

2:00pm CST

[Via Zoom] 7 Practical Vocabulary Activities

The amount of vocabulary that students need to master to speak English well is huge, so what kinds of activities can we do in our classes that will help students achieve their lexical goals? In this talk, we will look at seven practical activities that teachers can easily implement in their classes. More importantly perhaps, we will look at why these particular activities are effective in helping our students increase their vocabulary. What characteristics might make one activity potentially more effective than another?

Speakers
avatar for Keith Folse

Keith Folse

Professor of TESOL, University of Central Florida
Dr. Keith Folse is Professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida where he teaches in several programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. He has taught English for 40 years in the US, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Japan, and Kuwait. He has also taught French in... Read More →


Friday May 27, 2022 2:00pm - 3:30pm CST
Zoom Videoconferencing Platform Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site in Los Yoses, Montes de Oca

4:00pm CST

[In-Person] SEL in the Language Classroom: Practical Tips for Integration

After learning disruptions caused by COVID-19, many students need additional academic and social supports. Social Emotional Learning is an important tool for helping students manage changes and challenges of their new realities. Delivering instruction of strategies for social and emotional development and fostering language acquisition can happen simultaneously. This presentation will look at the five domains of Social Emotional Learning as posited by CASEL (the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning). It will offer practical ways to integrate each of the five domains into daily lessons so that students are using English to develop their self-awareness, as well as their relationships with others. Participants will discuss which of the strategies seem most doable and share their own ideas for integrating SEL concepts into their lesson. This session is geared towards teachers of secondary students, though tips can be useful at every level of instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Beer

Karen Beer

World Language & Humanities Teacher, Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy, Pittsburgh Public Schools
Karen Haller Beer has spent more than two decades teaching and developing learning materials for major US and international publishers. She holds a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, and currently teaches in a high school in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Karen has taught learners ranging... Read More →


Friday May 27, 2022 4:00pm - 5:30pm CST
Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site Los Yoses, Montes de Oca

4:00pm CST

[Via Zoom] SEL in the Language Classroom: Practical Tips for Integration

After learning disruptions caused by COVID-19, many students need additional academic and social supports. Social Emotional Learning is an important tool for helping students manage changes and challenges of their new realities. Delivering instruction of strategies for social and emotional development and fostering language acquisition can happen simultaneously. This presentation will look at the five domains of Social Emotional Learning as posited by CASEL (the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning). It will offer practical ways to integrate each of the five domains into daily lessons so that students are using English to develop their self-awareness, as well as their relationships with others. Participants will discuss which of the strategies seem most doable and share their own ideas for integrating SEL concepts into their lesson. This session is geared towards teachers of secondary students, though tips can be useful at every level of instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Beer

Karen Beer

World Language & Humanities Teacher, Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy, Pittsburgh Public Schools
Karen Haller Beer has spent more than two decades teaching and developing learning materials for major US and international publishers. She holds a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, and currently teaches in a high school in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Karen has taught learners ranging... Read More →


Friday May 27, 2022 4:00pm - 5:30pm CST
Zoom Videoconferencing Platform Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site in Los Yoses, Montes de Oca

6:00pm CST

[In-Person] Teaching to Everyone! Inclusive Practices for the English Language Classroom

Every English language classroom is comprised of people with different motivations, identities, personalities, expectations, language strengths, and needs. In this session, we explore how to create a classroom community that recognizes, values, and respects different ways of operating in the world, providing a truly inclusive learning environment for everyone. Are the topics we choose inclusive and relatable? Do we vary our instructional approaches in ways that are highly responsive to learners’ strengths, backgrounds, and needs? Are learners given multiple options for demonstrating their learning? Do they have a voice in shaping classroom content? Using a checklist of inclusive teaching practices as a guide, the presenter walks the audience through multiple ways to assure everyone is seen and heard in our classes!

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Parrish

Betsy Parrish

MATESOL and TEFL Professor, Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Betsy Parrish is Professor in the TESOL Programs at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has worked as a language teacher, teacher educator, writer, and consultant for over 35 years, with experience in the US, Bangladesh, France, India, UK, Russia, and Vietnam. She has consulted... Read More →


Friday May 27, 2022 6:00pm - 7:30pm CST
Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site Los Yoses, Montes de Oca

6:00pm CST

[Via Zoom] Teaching to Everyone! Inclusive Practices for the English Language Classroom

Every English language classroom is comprised of people with different motivations, identities, personalities, expectations, language strengths, and needs. In this session, we explore how to create a classroom community that recognizes, values, and respects different ways of operating in the world, providing a truly inclusive learning environment for everyone. Are the topics we choose inclusive and relatable? Do we vary our instructional approaches in ways that are highly responsive to learners’ strengths, backgrounds, and needs? Are learners given multiple options for demonstrating their learning? Do they have a voice in shaping classroom content? Using a checklist of inclusive teaching practices as a guide, the presenter walks the audience through multiple ways to assure everyone is seen and heard in our classes!

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Parrish

Betsy Parrish

MATESOL and TEFL Professor, Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Betsy Parrish is Professor in the TESOL Programs at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has worked as a language teacher, teacher educator, writer, and consultant for over 35 years, with experience in the US, Bangladesh, France, India, UK, Russia, and Vietnam. She has consulted... Read More →


Friday May 27, 2022 6:00pm - 7:30pm CST
Zoom Videoconferencing Platform Eugene O'Neill Theater CCCN's San Pedro's site in Los Yoses, Montes de Oca
 
Saturday, May 28
 

8:00am CST

Motivate your Students and Take them to Success through Active Learning: A Brain-Based Approach

Active learning involves students in their learning process more directly and meaningfully and and fosters long-lasting learning.
The objective of this workshop is to revisit the benefits of Active Learning and the different strategies that teachers can use in their lesson plans. In this workshop teachers will try and take lots of ideas to include in their lesson plans.

Speakers
avatar for Esther Vázquez

Esther Vázquez

Teacher & Teacher Trainer, National Geographic Learning & EVenio Educational Consultancy
Esther Vázquez is an experienced teacher and teacher trainer who has taught English extensively atdifferent levels and backgrounds over the last 25 years.. Since 2009 she has been delivering in-servicetraining to Primary and Secondary teachers and to Coordinators at Escuela de Maestros... Read More →


Saturday May 28, 2022 8:00am - 9:30am CST
Zoom Videoconferenicing Platform Zoom Videoconferenicing Platform

10:00am CST

The Only Way We Get Smarter

The only way we get smarter is to attempt to solve problems in an area we are very interested in, when we are doing "tasks we find natural and interesting, tasks we were apparently born to perform" (Kurt Vonnegut, 1997).

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Krashen

Stephen Krashen

Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California, University of Southern California
Stephen Krashen has published over 500 articles (540 at last count) and a dozen scholarly books in the fields of literacy, language acquisition, neurolinguistics, and bilingual education.  Many of these publications are available for free download at sdkrashen.com and some are... Read More →


Saturday May 28, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am CST
Zoom Videoconferenicing Platform Zoom Videoconferenicing Platform

12:00pm CST

Escape the Boredom: Using Escape Room Activities in Class

Escape room style activities, such as word, audio, and visual puzzles, provide meaningful context, increase student output, and maintain student engagement. This presentation demonstrates how to design and implement escape rooms in the classroom using existing materials to cut down on preparation time. Attendees will complete a model escape room to experience one from the student perspective. Then, the presenter will walk through the steps of creating escape rooms, including both low-and-high-tech variations for in-person and online class formats. Attendees will leave the session fully equipped to implement escape rooms in their own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Knieriem

Brad Knieriem

Intensive Program Coordinator and an ESL instructor, Howard Community College
Brad Knieriem is the Intensive Program Coordinator and an ESL instructor at Howard Community College, in Columbia, Maryland, USA. He has a MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He entered the TESOL field in 2009 by obtaining his CELTA, and has been... Read More →


Saturday May 28, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm CST
Zoom Videoconferenicing Platform Zoom Videoconferenicing Platform

2:00pm CST

Haptic-Embodied Oral Reading: A Fun and Fabulous Way to Better Reading and Speaking Fluency!

This presentation demonstrates an innovative technique: haptic-embodied oral reading (HE-OR), based on the KINETIK method that uses special gestures and touch, along with full-body rhythm. It helps improve speaking and reading fluency, memory for content and vocabulary and pronunciation. It is applicable to learners of all proficiency levels, easy to teach and learn, affordable and can be used with almost any memorable written conversation or story—or word list. During this highly experiential and “kinetic” session, periodically participants are encouraged to stand up and “move” along with the presenters, with both hands free.

Speakers
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Bill Acton

Professor of Applied Linguistics and Director of the MATESOL, Trinity Western University
Bill Acton is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Director of the MATESOL and Trinity Western University. His research and publications over the last four decades have been generally in the area of the role of the body in language learning and English pronunciation. He is also creator... Read More →
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Brittney Hall

ESL Instructor and Student, Trinity Western University
Brittney Hall is an experienced ESL instructor and student in the Trinity Western University MATESOL. Her background in music and applied learning disability make her an almost natural “haptician!”


Saturday May 28, 2022 2:00pm - 3:30pm CST
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4:00pm CST

Creating the Future of Work Through Esports

Esports engages students in learning and awakens career curiosity as they recognize that many aspects of their favorite pastime are viable career options. This session will demonstrate current uses of esports-infused curricula at various middle schools, high schools, and community-based organizations across the globe, with particular focus on integrating gaming and esports into English Language Arts (ELA), Career Technical Education (CTE), and other cross-curricular pathways.

Speakers
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Jorrel Batac

Scholastic Fellow Program Director, North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF)
Jorrel Batac holds a BA in Human Development and a Career Technical Education (CTE) Credential. He grew his roots as an instructor for various nonprofits, taught English in South Korea, volunteered as a virtual educator for students in India, designed a statewide STEM enrichment program... Read More →
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Travis Whitt

ELA teacher, Esports General Manager, and Assistant Head Football Coach, Washington Park High School in Racine, Wisconsin
Travis Whitt is an ELA teacher, Esports General Manager, and Assistant Head Football Coach at Washington Park High School in Racine, Wisconsin. Travis participated as a NASEF Scholastic Fellow in the 2020-2021 school year and now serves as a Scholastic Mentor for NASEF. His teams... Read More →


Saturday May 28, 2022 4:00pm - 5:30pm CST
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6:00pm CST

Pura Playful: Creativity and Play for English Language Learners (and their Teachers!)

How do playful (rather than gamified) activities contribute to positive conditions for language learning? In this session we will review some of the core cognitive science on how our brains respond and learn in game-like, play-based approaches and make connections to the research on designing supportive language learning environments. We will explore mechanics of play and how they can spark novel ways of engaging students, carrying out formative assessment, and creating classroom community. You will leave with 20 playful approaches to experiment with in your own unique take on playful pedagogy!

Speakers
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Laura Baecher

Professor of TESOL, Hunter College, City University of New York, USA
Dr. Laura Baecher is a Professor of TESOL at the Hunter College School of Education, City University of New York where she also serves as a faculty fellow in the Academic Center for Excellence in Research and Teaching.  Her interests relate to teacher/faculty learning, observation... Read More →


Saturday May 28, 2022 6:00pm - 7:30pm CST
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