Schedule At A Glance

Friday, May 19
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and Introductions
Opening Remarks, José Viana, Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director for the Office of English Language Acquisition
9:00 - 9:50 Concurrent Sessions:

Looking In, Looking Out: Reflections on Professional Development
ESL and Math: Talking the Language
Empowering and Engaging Adolescent & Adult Students
Dual Language Pedagogies: Transformations for Teacher Preparation
Rehearsed Reading: Putting Theory into Practice
Preparing ESL Students for Success with the New WIOA Standards
Living Undocumented: High School, College And Beyond
9:50 - 10:10 Break and Time with Exhibitors
10:10 - 12:00 Special Sessions:
  SIOP: Developing Academic Language Through the Content Areas

Pronunciation: Getting a Grip on Integrating Pronunciation Essentials

Technology for the Classroom:

     Effectively Blending In-person and Web-based Instruction
     Enhancing Practice and Feedback for Oral Skills with Digital Tools
     What Does FLIP Represent?
     Are You Equipping Your English Learners for the Future?


     Elementary-School Reading Instruction In A New Political Era: Starting Points
     Building on Funds of Knowledge: Bridging Home and School Literacies
     Reading Comprehension of Informational Text and Language Development Academic Language for ELLs

Grammar: Motivating Students to Learn Grammar in the Context of Narrative
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (Optional Interest Group Meetings) and Time with Exhibitors
1:00 - 1:50 Concurrent Sessions:

Active Learning Through SIOP and STEM
Growth Mindsets = Success for English Language Learners
Visual Note Taking for Educators
Funds of Knowledge and Text Structures in Writing
Is Online Professional Development for Mainstream Teachers Effective?
Graduating Global Ready Students with a Language Advantage
Developing Collaboration and Consultation Skills: ESL and Classroom Teachers Working Together Exploring How Institutional Structures
     and Practices Influence English Learners' Opportunity to Learn Social Studies
2:00 - 3:00 Plenary Speaker: Dr. Ester de Jong Principles for Action: Helping our ELLs Succeed in School
3:00 - 3:30 Break and Time with Exhibitors
3:30 - 5:00 Educating ELLs in a Time of Increased Anti-Immigrant Sentiment: Screening of Tatyana Kleyn's Una Vida, Dos Países: Children and Youth
     (Back) in Mexico
and a Panel Discussion with Ester de Jong, Tatyana Kleyn, Heidi Carter, and Miguel Manna
Saturday, May 20
8:30 - 9:00 Opening Remarks, N.C. Senator Jay J. Chaudhuri
9:00 - 9:50 Concurrent Sessions:

Translanguaging in TESOL and Bilingual Education
You Want Me to Do What?
Guided Language Acquisition Design: A Promising Practice
Strategies for Supporting and Instructing EL Newcomer Students
From Teacher to Teacher, Strategies to Accelerate the Development of Writing Skills in our ELLs
Blending and FLIPping Deconstructed
9:50 - 10:10 Break and Time with Exhibitors
10:10 - 12:00 Special Sessions:
  Exceptional Children: "Language Disability or Language Difference: How do I know?"

Adult Literacy: Getting To and Through Academic Writing

Dual Language/Immersion: History, Evolution, and Current Trends in Dual Language/Immersion (DL/I) Programs in NC and
     across the Country

Reading: English Learners and Close Reading
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch and Time with Exhibitors
1:00 - 2:00 Screening of Working Films' Democracy for Sale featuring NCSU alum Zach Galifianakis
2:10 - 3:00 Concurrent Sessions:

Developing Speaking and Pronunciation Skills for ELLs
Academic Language Development: Untangling the WIDA Features of Academic Language
Motivating Students to Learn Grammar in the Context of Narrative
Scaffolded Reading for ESL Emergent Readers
Build that Pipeline to Bridge Adult English Language Learners to College and Careers
Techniques for Integrating Civics, Citizenship, and English Language Instruction
3:10 - 4:00 Concurrent Sessions:

Applying the Latest Research to the Pronunciation Class
Where are we with ESSA in NC?
Making the Connections: Accelerating Acquisition for ELs
Helping Students Develop Writing Skills
Daily Assessment that Informs Teaching of English Learners
4:00 - 5:00 Closing Reception and Time with Exhibitors and Presenters