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National Geographic Learning TESOL 2014

PROGRAM SESSIONS

Featuring the authors and experts of National Geographic Learning
at the Metro Toronto Convention Center





FREE Materials at Many Sessions

Thursday, March 26

 

Friday, March 27

 

Saturday, March 28




10:30AM - 11:15AM

Room 801A
World English, Second Edition
Brings the World to the
Classroom!

Presenter: Rob Jenkins


3:00PM - 3:45PM

Room 711
Our World—Keeping It Real
Presenters: Joan Kang Shin and
JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall


5:00PM - 5:45PM

Room 801B
National Geographic Learning's
Life Integrates Critical Thinking
into Language Learning

Presenter: John Hughes

 

10:30AM - 11:15AM

Room 801A
The Power of TED in the 21st
Century Reading
Classroom!

Presenters: Caitlin Thomas and
Ian Martin


1:00PM - 1:45PM

Room 801B
Boosting ELLs from Great Essays
to Research Papers

Presenter: Keith Folse


4:00PM - 4:45PM

Room 801B
Finding Grammar Fascinating: A
New Edition of The Grammar Book

Presenters: Diane Larsen-Freeman and
Marianne Celce-Murcia

 

9:30AM - 10:15AM

Room 715A
Grammar Explorer—Taking
Grammar to Uncharted Territory

Presenters: Daphne Mackey and
Rob Jenkins


1:00PM - 1:45PM

Room 801B
Connecting the World to the
Classroom with Reading Explorer

Presenters: Ben Rivera and
Anders Bylund





SESSION SUMMARIES


Thursday, March 26

10:30 AM–11:15 AM | Room 801A
World English, Second Edition Brings the World to the
Classroom!

Presenter: Rob Jenkins
Series Editor Rob Jenkins shows how the NEW TED Talks in World English work with the rich National Geographic content and video to provide motivating and meaningful contexts to help students use English appropriately. Together, TED and National Geographic bring the world to the classroom!



3:00 PM–3:45 PM | Room 711
Our World—Keeping It Real
Presenters: Joan Kang Shin and JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall
How can we bring the real world into English class for pre-school and primary school students? Our World not only uses stunning National Geographic images to engage children in real world content, but also delivers English instruction in developmentally appropriate ways using projects and songs from around the world.

5:00 PM–5:45 PM | Room 801B
National Geographic Learning's Life Integrates Critical
Thinking into Language Learning

Presenter: John Hughes
Critical thinking helps 21st century learners analyse texts to evaluate the writers real meaning. It develops learners' ability to respond appropriately and to use English more effectively. Using examples from National Geographic Learning's Life, co-author John Hughes demonstrates practical ways to integrate critical thinking into your language teaching.




Friday, March 27

10:30 AM–11:15 AM | Room 801A
The Power of TED in the 21st Century Reading Classroom!
Presenters: Caitlin Thomas and Ian Martin
National Geographic Learning and TED are now partners in English Language Teaching! Using examples from the new 21st Century Reading series, attendees become the audience of a TED Talk as presenters demonstrate the power of TED in the language learning classroom!



1:00 PM–1:45 PM | Room 801B
Boosting ELLs from Great Essays to Research Papers
Presenter: Keith Folse
Focusing on college-level essay writing, the new edition of Great Writing 4 and 5 includes all-new guided instruction and practical exercises in advanced essay writing, including research papers. In this session, author Keith Folse will discuss effective strategies for bringing learners' writing skills to the next level.

4:00 PM–4:45 PM | Room 801B
Finding Grammar Fascinating: A New Edition of
The Grammar Book

Presenters: Diane Larsen-Freeman and Marianne Celce-Murcia
One of the best gifts you can give to your students is to show interest in what you are teaching. However, not everyone finds grammar interesting. The authors of The Grammar Book present the results of recent investigations to demonstrate that grammar is not only interesting;
it is fascinating!




Saturday, March 28

9:30 AM–10:15 AM | Room 715A
Grammar Explorer—Taking Grammar to Uncharted
Territory

Presenters: Daphne Mackey and Rob Jenkins
Grammar Explorer prepares students for academic success and communication through captivating National Geographic content and activities that highlight real world English. This interactive session shows how students encounter the grammar in rich listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities. Students are fully engaged making for a fun, successful learning experience.

1:00 PM–1:45 PM | Room 801B
Connecting the World to the Classroom with
Reading Explorer

Presenters: Ben Rivera and Anders Bylund
What is color, and how does it affect us? How does the human brain work? Learners consider these topics and more, through text, images, and video from National Geographic in Reading Explorer. Explore a unit, and discover how Reading Explorer builds visual literacy and critical thinking skills like never before!