All in for ELLs: Advocacy, Advancement, Achievement 

2016 Conference Content

click to download Dr. Staehr-Fenner's presentation

9:00 - 9:45 AM Session

  • Beyond the Textbook: Creating Rich Educational Experiences for Listening Speaking Proficiency 
  • Welcoming Families
  • Messages From Maryam: An ESL Teacher Tells Her Students’ Stories 
  • Communication with Compassion: Boundaries for the Dedicated Professional (105 min.)
  •  Addressing Aggressive Behavior in the Adult International Classroom
  •  Academic Language in Dual Language Settings: A Language Arts Teacher’s Understanding
  •  Formative Assessment: Identifying Strengths and Areas for Instructional Focus with ELs

10:00 - 10:45 AM Session

  • Grammar Centers: Differentiation for ELLs 
  • Planting Seeds, Growing Connections, Reaping Rewards: Processes for Refugee Community Engagement (105 min.) 
  • Teaching Academic Writing Using Systemic Functional Linguistics
  • What strategies play a role in making learning relevant for adult English Leaners? How can the SIOP model be an effective guide Presentation available to members
  • Understanding Anxious Learners and Enabling Their Achievement
  • Bringing Language to Life: Advancing IEP Student Achievement using GPA Techniques 

11:00 - 11:45 AM Session

  • Engaging Students in a Middle School Newcomer Program 
  • con't Planting Seeds, Growing Connections, Reaping Rewards: Processes for Refugee Community Engagement (105 min.) 
  •  Bringing Passion to Communication Skills through Art: She Who Tells a Story
  •  Putting the “Fun” in Functional Grammar
  •  The Power of TED in the 21st Century Communication Classroom!
  •  Seesaw - an Interactive Bridge between Students and Instructors. 

2:30 - 3:15 PM Session

  • The Basics of Planning Conferences for Educators
  • Teaching a Transitional Learner—Skills for University Success
  • Building Social Responsibility for International Students through Community Based Learning Handouts: 1 | 2 | 3  | Presentation available to members
  • SIOP – A Professional Development Partnership
  • Teach Abroad with the English Language Fellow Program 

3:30 -4:15 PM Session

  • Newcomer iStem: Developing Language by Design 
  • Ready for Gen Ed? Liberals Arts and the ESL Classroom 
  • Because ELLs’ Voice Also Matters, Teachers Should Listen Presentation available to members


Parking Information: JMU Map, Festival Center 

Please ONLY park in lots C11, C12 and D3 between the hours of 5:30 PM on October 21 and 7:00 PM on October 22. All regulations for JMU students, faculty and staff will remain in effect, and students attending the event are required to park in appropriate student parking lots with a JMU parking permit.

Note that regular enforcement will continue in other parking lots, and guests may receive parking citations if parked in restricted lots. Guests are prohibited from parking in specialty spaces such as Service Vehicle spaces, handicap spaces without proper permit, or expired timed spaces. They are also prohibited from parking in Fire Lanes.

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