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Friday, September 21
 

9:00am

Using movement to teach academic vocabulary in middle and high school
Adolescent ELs often have difficulty mastering academic vocabulary because of its abstract nature, which can negatively influence their comprehension. This study explores the effectiveness of using TPR strategies to improve vocabulary acquisition among adolescent ELs and if text comprehension was subsequently improved.

Speakers
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Collin Olson

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Collin Olson teaches ESL at Smyrna High School and is a Doctoral Candidate in Literacy Studies at MTSU.


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

2:00pm

Resettled Refugees' Strengths and Responsive Instruction
Based on an ethnographic study, this presentation will review how resettled refugees leverage their strengths to make sense of schoolwork. Drawing upon third space theories, the author will share findings and implications for educators. All participants can engage in collaborative discussions to think about implications specific to their work.

Speakers
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Shannon Daniel

Vanderbilt University's Peabody College, Nashville, TN
Shannon M. Daniel is a senior lecturer at Vanderbilt University, Peabody College. She researches how multilingual youth mediate one another’s learning in and out of school and how educators responsively refine their instruction to support culturally and linguistically diverse l... Read More →


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

4:00pm

Developing norms for scientific sensemaking with resettled refugees
This session involves a presentation about a yearlong after-school program that engaged resettled refugee youth in scientific sensemaking. We make the argument that consistent, longterm scaffolding is needed to engage youth in rich dialogue about science. All session participants will engage in discussion about potential implications.

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Shannon Daniel

Vanderbilt University's Peabody College, Nashville, TN
Shannon M. Daniel is a senior lecturer at Vanderbilt University, Peabody College. She researches how multilingual youth mediate one another’s learning in and out of school and how educators responsively refine their instruction to support culturally and linguistically diverse l... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Morgan

4:00pm

Dual Language Immersion: Why State Policy Matters.
State policy plays a key role in the emergence of dual language immersion in the U.S. State policymakers can either support or hinder implementation. This presentation explores the impact of state support for dual language education, highlights existing challenges to its implementation, and examines steps taken to meet these challenges.

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Matthias Maunsell

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Matthias Maunsell is a PhD student in Educational Studies in Diverse Populations at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has over 20 years experience in English language teaching, management, testing and assessment, and program development in Europe, Latin America, & the Middle... Read More →



Friday September 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arabian
 
Saturday, September 22
 

8:00am

Illegal or Undocumented: Immigrant Terminology in American Media
This session will present the results of an extensive analysis of the terms illegal alien, illegal immigrant, and undocumented immigrant conducted to determine if these legal synonyms exhibit pragmatic differences in actual practice found in American media. Afterward, participants will be invited to engage in a thoughtful discussion on the topic.

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Dr. Patricia Davis-Wiley

Professor, WL/ESL ED, The University of Tennessee
Dr. Davis-Wiley is a Professor of WL and ESL Education at The University of Tennessee where she works with MS and PhD students in WL and ESL ED and teaches classes in Methods and Research in these two fields. Her research interests include the impact of WL study on academic success... Read More →
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Robin Lee Nelson

Central HS, Knox County Schools
Robin Lee Nelson, MS, ESL ED, UTK, is an ESL teacher at Central HS in Knox County Schools. Her research interests include social justice issues for ELs.



Saturday September 22, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Appaloosa

8:00am

Resettled Refugees' Strengths and Responsive Instruction
Based on an ethnographic study, this presentation will review how resettled refugees leverage their strengths to make sense of schoolwork. Drawing upon third space theories, the author will share findings and implications for educators. All participants can engage in collaborative discussions to think about implications specific to their work.

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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Shannon Daniel

Vanderbilt University's Peabody College, Nashville, TN
Shannon M. Daniel is a senior lecturer at Vanderbilt University, Peabody College. She researches how multilingual youth mediate one another’s learning in and out of school and how educators responsively refine their instruction to support culturally and linguistically diverse l... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Morgan