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Friday, September 21

1:00pm CDT

Engaging with Identity Langauges
I wanted to help my EAL students be successful in literature class. I decided to offer them the opportunity to read works of literature in their native language alongside their peers who are reading in English. I set this up as an action research project. During this presentation, I will discuss what I learned by doing this study.

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Shelly McClanahan

ESL Teacher, Rutherford County Schools, Murfressboro, Tennessee
I have been teaching for 18 years, with the last 11 in ESL. I have taught in Albania, South Korea, and England, and am finally back home in Tennessee, continuing to work with ELLs. In my free time, I like to read, write stories, and find good barbecue (both American and Korean).

Friday September 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Salon 4

2:00pm CDT

Creating Reality: Using VR Creators to Promote Student Exploration
Interested in spicing-up your literacy and composition instruction through unique use of innovative technology? Virtual reality will transform your students' learning experiences through exploration, collaboration, and creation. Join us as we delve into the world of virtual reality and explore how to integrate it into your language instruction. Worksop participants should bring a charged laptop in order to engage with the session.

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Heidi Thevenot

CLASSROOM TEACHER-ESL, Collierville Schools
Heidi is a graduate of the University of Memphis' Department of Applied Linguistics and has been teaching ELs for more than 13 years. She's really passionate about creating fun, authentic learning experiences for her students. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, traveling, and... Read More →
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Todd Thevenot

CLASSROOM TEACHER-ESL, Collierville Schools
A University of Memphis English department graduate, and EL instructor for over 14 years, Todd’s research interests include Language Learning and Technology, and Teacher Training. He enjoys Caribbean islands, growing chilies, and losing golf balls in the lovely lakes and forests... Read More →

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

3:00pm CDT

Writer's Workshop for EL Students: Putting the Pieces Together
Participants will learn how to break down a writing prompt into a week-long writer's workshop session. Participants will learn how to utilize Thinking Maps, Share and Pair speaking exercises, and writing rubrics to create and support 5 daily writing tasks that help students successfully produce a final writing product by the end of the week.

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Marissa Tomasic

EL Teacher, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Taylor Stratton Elementary School, Madison, Tennessee
Marissa Tomasic has been an educator for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools for eleven years. Ms. Tomasic has a Master's Degree in English Language Learning, and she currently teaches and provides K-2 EL services for Level 1 and Level 2 students at Taylor Stratton Elementary School... Read More →

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

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