Monday, April 11, 2011

TIMAC at CATESOL 2011, April 7-10 2011

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:
And these TIMACers presented:
  • 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 Classroom
Eli Clarke, MiraCosta College
Kristi Reyes, MiraCosta College
Demonstration TELL
Friday, April 8, 10:00 - 10:45 am Convention Center 104A
Do 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 Rap
Kristi Reyes, Adult Level Chair
Jack Bailey, Assistant Adult Level Chair
Saturday, April 9, 12:15 - 1:15 pm Hyatt Regency A
Join 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 Education
Strategic 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 Teaching
Branka Marceta, TELL-IG Coordinator; OTAN
Barry Bakin, LAUSD Division of Adult and Career Educations
Cindy Wislofsky, San Diego Community College District Continuing Education
David Sconduto, Glendale Community College
Friday, April 8, 4:00 - 4:45 pm Convention Center 102C
A 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 build
a 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 Edmodo
Abdel-Illah Belblidia, Mt. San Antonio College
Katalin Gyurindak, Mt. San Antonio College
Demonstration A
Friday, April 8, 8:00 - 8:45 am Convention Center 102B
What 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 ESL
Candace Lynch-Thompson, North Orange County Community College District
Natalya Dollar, North Orange County Community College District
Workshop A
Saturday, April 9, 1:30 - 2:15 pm Convention Center 101B
An 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 addressing
the 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.!

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