The Art and Passion of Language Teaching was the title of our event held at Long Beach Convention Center & the Hyatt Regency last week.
It was great to see many TIMACers. Despite the harsh financial times, many ESL teachers have found ways to attend this unique opportunity for professional growth and networking. We met in hallways and in sessions and chatted with each other about what each of us does in our day to day teaching, training and learning.
The following TIMACers were spotted:
- Jennifer Gaudet
- Kathleen Slattery
- Diana Batista
- Vicki Jones
- Suzanne Ludlum
- Ian Batstone
- Michael Aaron
- Laura Cifuentes
- Cindy Wislofsky
- Katalin Gyurindak + mentee (Abdel Belblidia)
- Candace Lynch-Thompson + mentee (Natalya Dollar)
- Blair Roy
- Kristi Reyes kept very busy as a presenter and an outgoing Adult Level Chair. Next year, she will hold the position of Technology Enhanced Language Learning Interest Group Coordinator.
- Susan Gaer (one of TIMAC founders and a Super Mentor forever) worked hard thorough the year as an AV/EV coordinator for the conference.
These were the presentations by TIMACers.
Extend Learning Beyond the ClassroomEli Clarke, MiraCosta CollegeKristi Reyes, MiraCosta CollegeDemonstration TELLFriday, April 8, 10:00 - 10:45 am Convention Center 104ADo your students have a passion for practicing English using computers? Learn how to use three free, simple-to-use websites for creating online exercises your students can use to review course content and practice many skills: listening, speaking, reading, vocabulary, and spelling
Adult Level RapKristi Reyes, Adult Level ChairJack Bailey, Assistant Adult Level ChairSaturday, April 9, 12:15 - 1:15 pm Hyatt Regency AJoin adult level colleagues in small group discussions related to best practices. Come to network, and share your art and passion for teaching. Hear an update on the Adult EducationStrategic Plan from California Department of Education representative Diane Hurley.
Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (TELLIG) Sponsored Worskhop:Using Technology for the Art and Passion of Language TeachingBranka Marceta, TELL-IG Coordinator; OTANBarry Bakin, LAUSD Division of Adult and Career EducationsCindy Wislofsky, San Diego Community College District Continuing EducationDavid Sconduto, Glendale Community CollegeFriday, April 8, 4:00 - 4:45 pm Convention Center 102CA panel of ESOL teachers will present information about integrating technology in language learning in the classroom and beyond. Topics covered will include using wikis to builda collaborative website with students from another school or country using Google Docs to create worksheets and assignments and using online video in teaching.
Spice Up Your Teaching with EdmodoAbdel-Illah Belblidia, Mt. San Antonio CollegeKatalin Gyurindak, Mt. San Antonio CollegeDemonstration AFriday, April 8, 8:00 - 8:45 am Convention Center 102BWhat is Edmodo? It is a secure social network website designed specifically for educators and students. It combines some features of Facebook and wikis. It is a simple but powerful tool that helps you communicate with your students by creating discussion forums, post documents,videos, sound files, web links, and more.
Video Projects in Adult ESLCandace Lynch-Thompson, North Orange County Community College DistrictNatalya Dollar, North Orange County Community College DistrictWorkshop ASaturday, April 9, 1:30 - 2:15 pm Convention Center 101BAn Intermediate Low ESL instructor and an Advanced ESL instructor in an adult education setting will walk participants through the process of video project learning by addressingthe project step-by-step. Project learning research will be presented and discussed. Participants will engage in ways to tailor video projects to current curricula.
Great job, TIMACers.!