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Friday, September 21
 

9:00am

Keep Calm and Use Schoology
Has your school implemented Schoology? Do you need additional training on the features? Need teaching & learning strategies to implement it within the ESL classroom? This presentation will explain the features, how to implement them with your ELs at all levels, and allow you to see the implementation from the perspective of student/teacher.

If you can't attend the TNTESOL conference this year, check out this page for a selection of sessions on a variety of topics essential to ESL, Friday, September 21 (8:00 - 5:00) and Saturday, September 22 (8:00 - 11:00).

Speakers
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Shelly Misenheimer

Collierville Schools/Collierville, TN
Shelly Misenheimer is in her 15th year of teaching with Collierville Schools. She begins her 10th year in ESL and previously taught Spanish at the elementary level. Her experience includes elementary, middle, and high school, and she also serves as an ESL Instructional Facilitator... Read More →
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Katherine Perry

ESL Instructional Facilitator, Collierville Schools
Katherine Perry is currently serving her fourth year as an ESL Instructional Facilitator for Collierville Schools, her 8th year as an ESL Instructor at Bailey Station Elementary, and also serves as the WIDA Testing Coordinator. She has helped design and implement ESL training for... Read More →



Friday September 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Appaloosa

12:00pm

Vocabulary and Reading Resources for Teaching Newcomers
Two online resources for teaching vocabulary to newcomers, BarryFunEnglish and Mes English, will be discussed in detail. Also, the PALS Reading Program, developed by Vanderbilt University, will be discussed and how it can be adapted to teach beginning reading to ELLs. Finally, reading resources available on Learning a-z will be highlighted.

If you can't attend the TNTESOL conference this year, check out this page for a selection of sessions on a variety of topics essential to ESL, Friday, September 21 (8:00 - 5:00) and Saturday, September 22 (8:00 - 11:00).

Speakers
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Shauna Wells

ESL Teacher, Williamson County Schools
Shauna Wells was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mauritania from 1992-94. She received her Masters in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998. In 2006, she received her ESL endorsement from Seattle Pacific University. She currently teaches ESL in the Williamson... Read More →



Friday September 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Appaloosa

2:00pm

Dimensions of Intercultural Communication in the ESL Classroom
As ESL teachers, we develop the intercultural awareness of our students, but we also need to improve our own intercultural communicative competence. After discussing the effects of national cultures on values and behaviors, participants will be led through critical incidents to uncover challenges from intercultural interactions.

If you can't attend the TNTESOL conference this year, check out this page for a selection of sessions on a variety of topics essential to ESL, Friday, September 21 (8:00 - 5:00) and Saturday, September 22 (8:00 - 11:00).

Speakers
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Christopher Hastings

ESL Coordinator, Southwest Tennessee Community College
Dr. Hastings has spent 16 years teaching ESL/EFL and training teachers. Before coming to Southwest Tennessee Community College, he was a State Department English Language Fellow in Russia and China. In addition to teaching in Colombia, Brazil, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia, he was... Read More →



Friday September 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Appaloosa

3:00pm

ELL Strategies that Work
Are you interested in finding more ways to reach your ELs? Come learn creative yet practical strategies for presenting content and differentiating assessments and materials. You will leave the workshop with new ideas that can be implemented in your classroom next week.

If you can't attend the TNTESOL conference this year, check out this page for a selection of sessions on a variety of topics essential to ESL, Friday, September 21 (8:00 - 5:00) and Saturday, September 22 (8:00 - 11:00).

Speakers
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Ashley Fern

Franklin Special School District, Franklin, TN
I am a K-4 ELL teacher at Moore Elementary school. This is my fifth year teaching in the Franklin Special School District. I also spent two years teaching in Malawi, Africa.
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Karen Hunter-Mennenga

Poplar Grove Elementary, Franklin, TN
I am a K-4 ELL teacher in Franklin Special School District. I was a bilingual Spanish teacher in Oakland, California, before moving to Tennessee in 2006. This is my seventeenth year teaching and I am National Board Certified in ELL.
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Sara Simmons

I am a 7/8 ELL teacher in Franklin Special School District. This is my eleventh year teaching and I am certified in K-12 ELL and 7-12 Social Studies.



Friday September 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Appaloosa
 
Saturday, September 22
 

9:00am

Making Data Relevant to the ESL Student
In our teaching, we are required to collect and use data to better reach our student's specific needs with targeted instruction. Often our districts and schools mandate what this data collection should look like and it can be difficult to make that data relevant to the student. This session's goal seeks to do just that.

If you can't attend the TNTESOL conference this year, check out this page for a selection of sessions on a variety of topics essential to ESL, Friday, September 21 (8:00 - 5:00) and Saturday, September 22 (8:00 - 11:00).

Speakers
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Stacy McGoldrick

Shelby County ESL-Kate Bond ES
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April Perdomo

Kate Bond Elementary, Memphis, TN
Both April Perdomo and Stacy McGoldrick teach 1st Grade ESL at Kate Bond Elementary. Perdomo has taught for a total of 8 years and McGoldrick a total of 19 years. Both are passionate about the English Language Learner and have collaborated together the past several years to build... Read More →



Saturday September 22, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Appaloosa