2011 MD-TESOL Conference

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Saturday, October 1, 2011
31st Annual Fall Conference
Towson University

Our annual conference showcases innovative teaching ideas, new research and best practices - please consider sharing what you do best with your colleagues from Maryland and the local area.
Participants from all TESOL Contexts and related fields are invited to submit proposals!
Deadline for Proposals: Monday, August 1
Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.
Click for proposal form and submission guidelines
Click for conference registration for participants.
Click for conference registration for exhibitors.


Details & Directions

Details:  All sessions will take place in Hawkins Hall on the University of Towson campus. Registration, the Opening/Plenary, and lunch will take place in the University Union.  When you arrive, please go to the University Union.  There will be a table for general registration on the second floor of the University Union.

Directions: Here is a link to the campus map on the Towson University website:  http://towson.edu/main/maps/index.asp

You can park at the parking garage adjacent to the University Union.

The conference program has been completed!

The plenary speaker for MD TESOL Conference 2011 is ... Brock Brady


8:00 - 9:00               Breakfast & Registration

9:00 - 10:00             Opening Session and Plenary

10:15 - 11:00           Concurrent Session I

11:15 - 12:00           Concurrent Session II

12:15 - 1:45             Lunch and Vendor/Exhibitor Time

1:45 - 2:30               Concurrent Session III

2:45 - 3:00               Raffle



Session 1

10:15 – 11:00 AM

Session 2

11:15 – 12:00 PM

Session 3

1:45 – 2:30 PM

Steps to ESL Reading – From Phonemic Awareness to Reading

R. Price & M. Woo

Incorporating Brain Research in Your Classroom to Maximize Instructional Effectiveness

M. Woo

Boredom Busters!

J. Riggins Garcia

Service Learning for ESOL

K. Duda

How Long is Too Long in ESOL Services?

H. Platt & S. Marshak

A Longitudinal Study on the Relationship btw. the ELP of ELLs & the Achievement Gap in Reading

F. Nacaytuna

Fun with Foldables: Alternative Assessment Ideas for Your Classroom!

P. Mesta & Others

Where are the Parents?  Strategies for Engaging ELL Families

P. Burnes

A Process for Identifying ELLs for Special Education

P. Mesta & Others

Technology-based Interactive Writing in the Adult ESL:

 A Collaborative Inquiry

Y. Bai

Make a Difference in Conversation with an Assortment of Assessments

C. Lewis & C. Witmer

More Raps for Teaching Grammar, Vocabulary, & Content

A. Hubbard

Community ESOL Partnerships: Transforming Lives Together

D. Siemer

ALPESOL” – An Accelerated Learning Program for Academic ESOL Students

R. Lawton & R. Miller

The English Only Movement: Implications for ELLs & TESOL Professionals

R. Lawton

Make an Impact: A Grant-based Collaboration btw. Credit & Non-credit ESL at the Community College Level

E. Holden Wagenheim & J. Walpole

Action Research on Action Verbs

K. Nelson

Activate Learners Using Music and Podcasts

D. Geisbert

Adjuncts' Bill of Rights

M. Hoenig

Using the ESL Needs Assessment Effectively

S. Dumas

Using Public Radio Story and Essay Programs in the TESOL Classroom

A. Worrell

Career Paths & Job Satisfaction in TESOL: The Best Jobs in the World!

Dr. D. Suarez

Making a Difference for ELL Students through ELL Family Education Programs

E. Olsen

Using American Inside and Outside the Classroom

C. Witmer & M. Woo

Listening, the Cinderella Skill Often Neglected

M. Abdelkader & S. Keaton

Motivating Your Adult Learners

G. Edouard

Making English Grammar Meaningful and Useful

J. Nelson

Teaching Writing Skills with Efficiency, Efficacy, and Energy!

E. Hicks

Working with ESL Writers: A Discussion for Instructors and Writing Center Tutors

R. Ma

New Directions in Adult ESL: Lessons Learned from MI-BEST

A. Carroll, D. Kinerney, & J. Walpole

Tech Gadgets to Help ELLs

S. Sandhu

Deconstructing Academic Language

S. Hartford & J. Lara


Teacher Education & Professional Development IS: WIDA ACCESS

A. Hubbard & K. McDaniel

Higher Education & Advocacy IS: Dream Act & Its Implications for Secondary and Higher Education in Maryland

E. Sullivan & J. Sumner

Elementary Education IS

M. Thompson & M. Zmoda

Secondary Education IS

C. Durham

Adult Education IS:

C. Van Londen & J. Walpole

Graduate Studies IS

Y. Yoon


Laura Hook
Conference Program Chair
Maryland TESOL BOARD 2011