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National Geographic Learning TESOL 2014

Speakers


Rob Jenkins

Dr. Keith Folse

Roslyn Wall

Steve King

Neil J Anderson

Lawrence J Zwier

David A Bohlke



Anne Katz

Donald Freeman

Anne Burns

Dr. Joan Kang Shin

Dr. Jodi Crandall

Andrew Boon

Ed McBride


Rob Jenkins

Rob Jenkins is Professor of English as a Second Language at Santa Ana College, School of Continuing Education, in Southern California. He also serves as the professional Development coordinator for Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education. Rob was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Faculty Award, the highest honor bestowed by colleagues upon a Santa Ana College faculty member and has been nominated for Orange County Teacher of the Year. Rob has worked with CALPRO (California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project) for several years and is very involved with adult education issues in California. He is the co-author of the textbook series, Stand Out now in its second edition and published by National Geographic Learning, part of Cengage Learning. In addition, he wrote the Lesson Planner for The Heinle Picture Dictionary, wrote an online course for Ed2Go, and was a writer and committee chair for the TESOL Publication, Standards for ESL/EFL Teachers of Adults (2008). His presentations include keynotes in the Dominican Republic, Brazil, and Guadalajara as well as many in the United States.

Thursday, March 27 | 9:30 AM–10:15 AM
Room A106
Multi-level Activities and Team Projects for Beginners


Saturday, March 29 | 10:20 AM–10:40 AM
National Geographic Learning, Booth 851
Tips for Teaching Low-level Vocabulary


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Dr. Keith Folse

Dr. Keith Folse is Professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida where he teaches in the MA, PhD, and undergraduate certificate programs. His teacher certification was initially in secondary language arts and French and he has taught from second grade to seventy-year-olds. Dr. Folse has taught ESL/EFL for more than thirty years in the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Japan, and Kuwait. In addition, he has taught French in the US and Spanish in Japan. At the University of Central Florida, he has won many teaching and research awards, including Graduate Professor of the Year (2005), as well as the TESOL organization’s Teacher of the Year (2009) award.
Dr. Folse has always been interested in materials writing and his doctoral dissertation examined which types of vocabulary exercises might produce more vocabulary learning. He is the author of 57 textbooks on a variety of subjects from grammar to vocabulary to composition, including six best-selling books in the Great Writing series by National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage Learning.
Dr. Folse is a frequent presenter at conferences worldwide, especially on topics related to best teaching practices for vocabulary and grammar for teacher education and training. He is particularly interested in the role of vocabulary and grammar in second language writing.

Thursday, March 27 | 4:00 PM–4:45 PM
Room PB256
Activities for the NEW Edition of Great Writing


Friday, March 28 | 10:20 AM–10:40 AM
National Geographic Learning, Booth 851
Tips for Teaching Vocabulary to Low-level Writers


Saturday, March 29 | 2:00 PM–2:45 PM
Room PB256
The Pathway to Thinking Critically


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Roslyn Wall

Roslyn Wall, National Engagement Consultant for National Geographic Learning, is a bilingual and seasoned presenter. Her presentations focus on reading Development in children, multicultural literature and active learning strategies. She conducts workshops in Social Studies, Science and Language Arts, with particular attention to grades K–8. In addition to numerous published articles, Wall has served as a consultant for large corporations that implemented in-house educational platforms for their employees.
Miss Wall has taught courses in English literature, Greek Mythology, Spanish (all levels), and English as a Second Language. She has taught both at the secondary and university level.

Thursday, March 27 | 4:00 PM–4:45 PM
Room E147
National Geographic Learning Promotes Rich Discussion in ESL Grades K–12


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Steve King

Steve King is International Marketing Manager at National Geographic Learning, part of Cengage Learning. He is responsible for marketing the ELTeach Professional Development, Assessment and Certificate program worldwide, and has been working for the last three years with in-country partners and education authorities on the piloting and implementation of this program in Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.

Thursday, March 27 | 5:00 PM–5:45 PM
Room B116
How Can Ministries of Education Train Large Numbers of Teachers?


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Neil J Anderson

Neil J Anderson is a Humanities Professor of Linguistics and English Language at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. He also serves as the Coordinator of the English Language Center. Professor Anderson has taught and presented papers and workshops in over 20 countries. His research interests include ELT leadership, second language reading and language learning strategies. He is the author of a teacher education text in the TeacherSource series entitled Exploring Second Language Reading: Issues and Strategies (1999, Heinle Cengage) and an EFL reading series ACTIVE Skills for Reading (2012, National Geographic Learning Cengage). He is also the author of the ELT Advantage: Reading on-line professional Development course (2006, Heinle Cengage). During 2002–2003 he was a Fulbright Scholar conducting research and teaching in Costa Rica. Professor Anderson served as President of the international association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. 2001–2002. He also served as the Chair of the Board of Trustee for The International Research Foundation for English Language Education 2004–2006.

Friday, March 28 | 9:30 AM–10:15 AM
Room B113
The National Geographic Learning Reading Panel


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Lawrence J Zwier

Lawrence J Zwier is Associate Director for Curriculum and Instruction at the English Language Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing. He holds a Master’s Degree in TESL from the University of Minnesota and undergraduate degrees in English and Journalism. His teaching experience includes university positions in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, and the United States. He is an award-winning author of non-fiction books for schools and libraries, and he has written many ESL/EFL textbooks, especially in reading and vocabulary. He is the series consultant for the new Reading and Vocabulary Focus series from National Geographic Learning, and he presents frequently at regional, national, and international conferences.

Thursday, March 27 | 1:35 PM–1:55 PM
National Geographic Learning, Booth 851
Tips for Teaching Academic Vocabulary


Friday, March 28 | 9:30 AM–10:15 AM
Room B113
The National Geographic Learning Reading Panel


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David A Bohlke

David Bohlke has over 25 years of experience as a teacher, teacher trainer, program director, editor, and materials writer. He has taught in universities, high schools, language institutes in Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Morocco, and has conducted multiple teacher-training workshops in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. David is the former Editorial Manager for Global ELT for Cengage Learning, and the co-author of National Geographic Learning’s Reading Explorer, Second Edition. He is currently based in Singapore.

Friday, March 28 | 9:30 AM–10:15 AM
Room B113
The National Geographic Learning Reading Panel


Friday, March 28 | 1:35 PM–1:55 PM
National Geographic Learning, Booth 851
Tips for Teaching Reading with National Geographic


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Anne Katz

Anne Katz has worked for over 25 years in second language education with a focus on assessment, curriculum design, and standards development. At the School for International Training and the New School, she has taught graduate courses in curriculum and learner assessment. Her publishing has centered on classroom assessment, academic English, standards, and effective classroom practices for second language learners. Her most recent education projects have included: the revision of competency-based assessments in Algeria, standards-based curriculum development in Brazil, assessment development at the university level in Serbia, and the development of standards for English language educators in Egypt. In addition to qualitative studies of effective bilingual education practices, her most recent research has explored the relationship between English language proficiency and student performances on achievement tests in English. In her work, she promotes linkages between research and school contexts to support active and collaborative professional development.

Friday, March 28 | 3:00 PM–3:45 PM
Room OB201
“Reverse Blending” in Teacher Training: When Online Takes the Lead


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Donald Freeman

Donald Freeman is a professor at the School of Education, University of Michigan, where he works with undergraduate and post-graduate teacher preparation in all subjects K–12. For 25 years, he was on the graduate faculty at the School of International Training, where he chaired the Department of Language Teacher Education and founded and directed the Center for Teacher Education, Training, and Research, a unit that designed and implemented teacher education projects around the world. He is editor of the professional development series, TeacherSource (Heinle Cengage), and author of one of the titles in the series, Doing Teacher Research (Heinle Cengage). Dr. Freeman is a past president of TESOL, a past member of the International Advisory Council for Cambridge University ESOL Examinations (formerly UCLES), and immediate past chair of the International Research Foundation for English Language Teaching (TIRF).

Friday, March 28 | 3:00 PM–3:45 PM
Room OB201
“Reverse Blending” in Teacher Training: When Online Takes the Lead


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Anne Burns

Anne Burns is Professor of Language Education at Aston University, Birmingham, UK and Professor of TESOL at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Formerly she was Professor in Applied Linguistics and Dean of Linguistics and Psychology at Macquarie University, Sydney. She is also the Chair of TESOL’s Standing Committee for Research and a Member-at-Large on the Executive Board of the International Association for Applied Linguistics. She has over 30 years of extensive experience in language teacher education, curriculum Development and classroom-based research.

Friday, March 28 | 3:00 PM–3:45 PM
Room OB201
“Reverse Blending” in Teacher Training: When Online Takes the Lead


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Dr. Joan Kang Shin

Dr. Joan Kang Shin is the Director of TESOL Professional Training Programs in the Education Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and specializes in the training and professional development of teachers of English to young learners. In her role she is responsible for administering professional development and teacher training programs that reach teachers in over 100 countries around the world.
She is series editor of Our World, and series editor and author of Welcome to Our World, published by National Geographic Learning. Recently, her professional development text, Teaching Young Learners English (National Geographic Learning, 2013) won the Ben Warren International House Trust Prize.

Friday, March 28 | 3:50 PM–4:10 PM
National Geographic Learning, Booth 851
Tips for Teaching Young Learners with National Geographic


Saturday, March 29th | 2:00 PM–2:45 PM
Room E146
Our World—Inspires Teachers, Inspires Students


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Dr. Jodi Crandall

Dr. JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall is Professor Emerita and former Director of the Language, Literacy and Culture Ph.D. Program, and Co-Director of the MA TESOL Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has worked in all areas of ESL/EFL including teaching, curriculum and materials development, standards development, and teacher training.
She is series editor of Our World, published by National Geographic Learning. Recently, her professional development text, Teaching Young Learners English (National Geographic Learning, 2013) won the Ben Warren International House Trust Prize.

Saturday, March 29th | 2:00 PM–2:45 PM
Room E146
Our World—Inspires Teachers, Inspires Students


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Andrew Boon

Andrew Boon is an associate professor in the faculty of humanities at Tokyo Gakuen University, Tokyo. He has been teaching in Japan for over 16 years and is an Aston University PhD student. He has presented at numerous conferences and has published several articles on teacher development, motivation, and methodology. He is also co-author of Inspire, a three-level listening and speaking series, published by National Geographic Learning.

Thursday, March 27 | 10:20 AM–10:40 AM
National Geographic Learning, Booth 851
Tips for Getting Learners Speaking In and Out of the Classroom with National Geographic


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Ed McBride

Ed McBride, author of Downtown: English for Work and Life, is a teacher-advisor and WIA coordinator for the Los Angeles Unified School District where he has taught ESL since 1989. He is currently working on a new series of task-based lessons for the district's EL Civics program.

Friday, March 28 | 3:00 PM–3:45 PM
Room B112
Task-Based Lessons Produce Real-Life Learning


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