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TESOL 2017: Convention Preview

The 2017 TESOL Annual Convention is just around the corner, 21–24 March, in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Here are a few sessions to get you excited about the offerings! Check out the online program for full session descriptions and date, time, and location details. These are just a handful of the 900+ sessions you’ll find in Seattle. Which titles interest you? Look them up with the Convention Planner or mobile app, and leave a comment about them below.

Invited Speaker Sessions

Fear Not the Virtual Classroom: Student Engagement in Online Learning
Gena Bennett, Meredith Bricker, Maggie Sokolik, David Wiese

Multicultural Capital: Connecting People, Families, and Work in the 21st Century
Sylvia Acevedo

Shifts in ESL Teacher Professional Expertise for the 21st Century
Aida Walqui

Teaching and Assessing Vocabulary: What the Research Shows
Sam Barclay, Averil Coxhead, Keith Folse, Dee Gardner, Diane Schmitt, Norbert Schmitt

See the keynotes here.

TESOL in Focus

Beyond Repeat After Me: Teaching Pronunciation With Imagination
Marla Yoshida

Building Assessment Into Everyday Activities
Diane Schmitt, Deborah Crusan

How to Get Published in TESOL and Applied Linguistics Journals
Brian Paltridge, Ahmar Mahboob

Teaching With Mobile Devices: Some Practical Ideas and Considerations
María Kamijo

Classroom of the Future Sessions

Accessible Technology for Informed and Enriched Instruction
Robbie Lee Sabnani

Digital Citizenship for ELLs: Teaching Digital Empowerment in a 2.0 World
Jennifer Meyer, Joseph Whinery, Harriet Strahlman

iPads and Engagement Come Together in the Classroom of the Future
Presenter: Justin Shewell

Learning Transformed: Teacher Education in a Student-Adaptive World
Geeta Aneja

Sessions on Refugees and Immigrants

Actions and Advocacy in a 2.0 World
Dudley Reynolds (moderator), Ahmar Maboob, Eric Dwyer, Ester de Jong, Misty Adoniou, Brenda Custodio, Giselle Lundy Ponce

Educating Refugee-Background Students: Adjustment, Literacy, and Equity
Raichle Farrelly, Amanda Hiorth, Amadu Khan, Paul Molyneux, Kristina Montero, Delila Omerbasi, Shawna Shapiro

Political, Social, and Integration Implications for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Kinana Qaddour, Earlene Gentry, Jenna Altherr Flores, Stacy Brown, Pindie Stephen, Deborah Norland

Preparing TESOL Educators to Address the Needs of Refugee Students
Laura Baecher, AndreaHellman, Allene Grognet, Lois Scott-Conley, Josephine Kennedy, Jennifer Ballard-Kang, Julie Kasper, Stachy Brown, Judie Haynes, Debbie Zacarian, Brenda Custodio

See more sessions on refugees and immigrants and read the full details of these sessions here.

Other Sessions to Check Out

Here is a random sampling of sessions covering various topics. There’s something for everyone:

10 Timesaving Strategies for Enriching Writing Instruction
Zuzana Tomaš, Jennifer Mott-Smith

Conversation Champions: Integration of Vocabulary Into Oral Production
Nonie Bell, Amanda Strickland

Empower the Flipped Grammar Classroom With Engaging Videos and Activities
Gregory Abrahams, John Jordan

Enhancing, Enriching, Empowering Excellence in Online Course Design
Sandy Wagner, Debra Josephson Abrams

Flipping With Apps, Active Learning, and Higher Order Thinking Skills
Elizabeth Rabello, Regina Meireles

Getting the Most From Your Teacher Evaluation
Alexandra Guilamo

Helping ELLs Develop Content Vocabulary and Academic Language Proficiency
Donna Knoell

Helping ELLs in Grades 6–12 Meet Standards for Literacy
Diane August, Lisa Tabaku, Ashley Simpson Baird

Homework and Assignments in the Speaking, Listening, and Pronunciation Classroom
William Acton, J.J. Wilson, Harisimran Sandhu

I Forgot the Words: Classroom Factors Influencing English Speaking
Simon Humphries

Mind/Brain/Education in ESL/EFL
Marc Helgesen, Curtis Kelly, Robert Murphy

Selecting and Adapting Tasks for Adult Multilevel ESL Classes
Marilyn Abbott

Also check out these other convention highlights:

Pre- and Postconvention Institutes

Coffee Talks With Distinguished TESOLers

PreK–12 Day

Masters and Doctoral Forums

Electronic Village and Technology Showcase

and much, much more!

We hope to see you in Seattle!

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