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ESL Workshop Calendar Archives
Free Professional Development Workshops
Friday, June 4th, 2010 5:30 - 7:30 Jayme Adelson-Goldstein
Teacher Spa Day-Activities to Revive the Spirit and Help Us Connect
Teaching muscles weary? Feeling a touch of educational ennui? Take a soothing soak in the principles of andragogy, experience the mental massage of reflection tasks, then do some exfoliating (aka problem solving) and finish up with a bit of task-based learning that will energize your teaching spirit. Together, we'll give active learning principles and routines a workout and see how they increase students’ participation in their own learning. Although the context for this workshop is focused on teachers, the concepts transfer readily to the adult ESL classroom.
Friday, May 28th, 2010 5:30 - 8:30pm Silvia Morgan
Optimizing ESL Instructional Planning: Management, Monitoring, and Reflection, Session 2
This professional development workshop is the second in a series that presents an optimal process for instructional planning, though management, monitoring, and reflection. Session 2 reviews key points from Session 1, supports participants in integrating the activities and materials into their instructional practices, and offers further suggestions for using this process in the English as a second language (ESL) classroom. This event is sponsored by CALPRO and all participants who attend both sessions receive a certificate.
Friday, May 14, 2010 4:00 - 6:30pm Sarah Graff and Jack Bailey
Book Fair and Conference Share
A two-in-one event! Come and learn about some of the best ideas and resources gained at both the recent TESOL and CATESOL Conferences while at the same time peruse the titles of the biggest names in ESL publishing. All of this with a full complement of snacks to graze on.
Friday, April 30th, 2010 5:30 - 8:30pm Silvia Morgan
Optimizing ESL Instructional Planning: Management, Monitoring, and Reflection, Session 1
How do you plan instruction so that you are certain your English learners’ proficiency is increasing? This
Saturday, March 20th, 2010 9:30 - 11:30am Barbara Lotito
Learning styles in the language classroom
Students in any language class present 3 distinct learning style preferences: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. Often teachers choose their own learning style as the major format for presenting and practicing the language, resulting in success for students with a similar style and an uphill battle for those whose learning style differs. This workshop presents an overview of each of the 3 learning styles, offering suggestions for how to determine individual students’ predominant style. Practical applications offer teachers the opportunity to present material and reinforce it through in-class and home practice that reflect all three learning styles.
Friday, February 26th, 2010 5:30 - 8:30pm Jayme Adelson-Goldstein
Tapping into Our Learners' Strengths: Integrating Multiple Intelligence theory into ESL Lesson Design
Integrating multiple intelligence (MI) theory into ESL instruction draws on learners various strengths, engaging and motivating them in the process. In this workshop we'll explore the tenets of MI theory and its implications for ESL instruction across levels. We'll also look at formal MI inventories and informal classroom activities that can serve as inventories. Working in groups, you'll experience first-hand how to incorporate MI theory into guided and communicative practice activities for any lesson objective. There will also be opportunities to discuss how MI addresses classroom management and curricular challenges. Lesson materials provided.