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National Geographic Learning TESOL 2016

PROGRAM SESSIONS

Featuring the authors and experts of National Geographic Learning





FREE Materials at Many Sessions

Wednesday, April 6

 

Thursday, April 7

 

Friday, April 8




9:30AM - 10:15AM

Tubman Room
World Link, Third Edition Builds
Fluency for the 21st Century!

Presenters: James Morgan and
Nancy Douglas


1:00PM - 1:45PM

Tubman Room
Inspire your Students with TED
Talks!

Presenter: Sean Bermingham


4:00PM - 4:45PM

Tubman Room
Engaging and Developing
21st Century Global Citizens
with Time Zones!

Presenters: Anders Bylund and
Andrew Robinson

 

9:30AM - 10:15AM

Key 11 Room
Developing Teachers' Use of
English in the Classroom

Presenters: Anne Burns, Donald Freeman, and Anne Katz


11:30AM - 12:15PM

Room 341
Boosting ELLs from Great Essays
to Research Papers

Presenter: Keith Folse


3:00PM - 3:45PM

Key 11 Room
Stand Out: Standards-Based
English to Achieve Success in Life,
College, and Career

Presenters: Rob Jenkins and
Staci Johnson


5:00PM - 5:45PM

Key 11 Room
Motivating Students to Learn
Grammar in the Context of
Narrative

Presenter: Sandra Elbaum

 

9:30AM - 10:15AM

Key 11 Room
Well Said: Applying the Latest
Research to the Pronunciation
Class

Presenter: Linda Grant


1:00PM - 1:45PM

Key 11 Room
Vocabulary: The Fastest Way to Go
Further in Foreign Language

Presenter: Keith Folse


2:00PM - 2:45PM

Room 315
Grammar Explorer: Preparing
Students for Real Language Use

Presenters: Rob Jenkins and
Samuela Eckstut-Didier





SESSION SUMMARIES


Wednesday, April 6

9:30 AM–10:15 AM | Tubman Room
World Link, Third Edition Builds Fluency for the
21st Century!

Presenters: James Morgan and Nancy Douglas
Engage with innovative technology and National Geographic video as co-authors Nancy Douglas and James Morgan present the new edition of the best-selling World Link series! Increase meaningful communication by meeting the needs of the 21st century learner with World Link's enhanced print, online, and video resources.



1:00 PM–1:45 PM | Tubman Room
Inspire your Students with TED Talks!
Presenter: Sean Bermingham
"This TED Talk is great! But how do I use it in my language classroom?" If you've asked that question, this session is for you! Using materials developed by National Geographic Learning and TED, the presenters demonstrate how TED Talks build essential communication skills— while inspiring learners with great ideas.

4:00 PM–4:45 PM | Tubman Room
Engaging and Developing 21st Century Global Citizens
with Time Zones!

Presenters: Anders Bylund and Andrew Robinson
Learners benefit when language instruction is paired with global content. This presentation explores how classroom materials developed with National Geographic content, images, and video engage teenage learners, and provide the ideal context for developing the language skills and cross cultural understanding necessary for the next generation of global learners.




Thursday, April 7

9:30 AM–10:15 AM | Key 11 Room
Developing Teachers' Use of English in the Classroom
Presenters: Anne Burns, Donald Freeman and Anne Katz
Supporting teachers' use of English in the classroom is a major educational reform goal around the world. How this use of English relates to general proficiency is a central question for teacher development. This session examines how public-sector teachers in 23 countries have used ELTeach to develop their classroom English.



11:30 AM–12:15 PM | Room 341
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.

3:00 PM–3:45 PM | Key 11 Room
Stand Out: Standards-Based English to Achieve Success in Life, College and Career
Presenters: Rob Jenkins and Staci Johnson
This workshop will provide participants with student-centered activities from the new edition of Stand Out. The authors will demonstrate how these activities promote College and Career Readiness, El Civics, critical thinking through National Geographic content. Come prepared to practice and learn how to teach with Stand Out's new edition.



5:00 PM–5:45 PM | Key 11 Room
Motivating Students to Learn Grammar in the Context of
Narrative

Presenter: Sandra Elbaum
Author Sandra Elbaum will demonstrate how high interest narrative captures the attention of students and motivates them to analyze grammar. Showcasing the new edition of Grammar in Context, she will demonstrate how a textbook can come alive by using informative, entertaining stories to engage students in learning grammar.




Friday, April 8

9:30 AM–10:15 AM | Key 11 Room
Well Said: Applying the Latest Research to the
Pronunciation Class

Presenter: Linda Grant
Discover how recent research in second language pronunciation can be applied to classroom teaching. What are the most important features to teach? What kind of feedback do students need? What contributes to success in pronunciation improvement? Author Linda Grant will highlight these features in the new edition of Well Said.



1:00 PM–1:45 PM | Key 11 Room
Vocabulary: The Fastest Way to Go Further in Foreign
Language

Presenter: Keith Folse
Current research suggests that vocabulary is perhaps the most important part of learning a second language. In this session, we will examine four main principles of vocabulary acquisition. Using examples from Pathways: Listening, Speaking and Critical Thinking, we will explore classroom strategies for ensuring effective vocabulary acquisition for your students.

2:00 PM–2:45 PM | Room 315
Grammar Explorer: Preparing Students for Real
Language Use

Presenters: Rob Jenkins and Samuela Eckstut-Didier
We've all faced the challenge of getting students to use the grammar we teach. With real-world content from National Geographic and a systematic progression, see how students can be motivated to apply grammar using all skills. In this workshop participants will learn techniques for getting students to actually use grammar.