Welcome! With current challenges in English language education, our spring conference explores the themes of transformation, inclusion, diversity, and engagement. Our goal is to embrace the new landscape in education and foster innovation with a positive outlook. We hope you can join us virtually to share your expertise and insights. #catesolvirtual21
CATESOL Spring Virtual Conference 2021 Committee
Friday, 4:15-5:00 pm
Dr. Nancy Kwang Johnson, Dr. Jenifer Crawford, Dr. Esther Gross, Dr. Emmy J. Min, Dr. Ekaterina Moore, Dr. Kimberly Ferrario .
This panel seeks to explore how ESL/EFL educators may effectively engage in social justice praxis (Freire, 1970) - in and beyond the classroom. Panelists will describe social justice curriculum and equitable assessments that effectively place their students‘ funds of knowledge (Espinoza, et al., 2021) at the epicenter of the classroom.
Saturday 9:00-10:00 am
Dr. Dawn Bikowski
This presentation will explore the concept of engagement from a personal level. We will look at how we can maximize student engagement in order to build positivity in online and hybrid classes through three best practices.
In addition to our Friday and Saturday plenaries, the conference offers attendees:
Live Presentations – 45-minute sessions by a speaker or group of speakers
Teaching Tip Videos – Short, specific, and pedagogically-focused pre-recorded sessions
In additions, Exhibitors will offer short live sessions.
Exhibitor Showcases – 20-minute sessions that introduce a product, highlight a particular series or text, or focus on a skill area or student population.
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Ended April 7, 11:59 pm PDT
Deadline April 30, 11:59 pm PDT
After May 1st