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Salon 2 [clear filter]
Friday, September 21

1:00pm CDT

Latino Parent Involvement
By helping educators understand the cultures and beliefs of parents, educators are equipped with knowledge and can develop relationships with the Latino families. Overcoming the barriers will only lead to improved relationships between educators, parents, and students.


Kelly Duran

Dickson County Board of Education, Dickson, TN
I have been an educator for 16 years - 13 years in the regular classroom and the last 3 years as an ESL teacher. I graduated from Lipscomb University in 2002 with a B.S. in Elementary Education, Tennessee State University in 2009 with a M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, & Lipscomb... Read More →

Friday September 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Salon 2
  Practice Oriented

2:00pm CDT

Collaboration in the Digital Age
Professional development in the 21st century is changing to accommodate busy schedules and to promote connections across the miles. The presenter shares her experiences with professional learning networks and online book studies, you will be encouraged to explore new opportunities for your own professional growth.

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Dr. Christine Tennyson

ESL Teacher, Rutherford County Schools
Dr. Christine Tennyson is a secondary teacher to Multilingual learners at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, TN. She has taught MLLs for over 20 years. She also works with undergraduate and graduate students at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. Dr. Tennyson earned... Read More →

Friday September 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Salon 2

3:00pm CDT

Bring Mentor Sentences to Light: Strengthen Grammar in Context
Using a mentor text to teach writing lends innovation to the idea of teaching good writing at the sentence level. Participants will not only examine the practice and philosophy of using a mentor sentence routine, but will also use authentic texts to choose and create mentor sentences they can take back to the classroom in this interactive session.

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Sunita Watson

ESL Teacher, Rutherford County Schools, Murfreesboro, TN
Sunita Watson has taught elementary education for 25 years and ESL for 13 years. She is an avid writer and works with the Middle Tennessee Writing Project at Middle Tennessee State University. She has experience presenting and mentoring novice teachers.

Friday September 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:45pm CDT
Salon 2

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