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11th Annual Professional Development Conference Schedule
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 17

 

 

8:15 AM to 9:00 AM 

 

Registration and Exhibitor Set Up

Coffee & light breakfast

 

 

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM 

 

Using Canvas as a Repository and Sharing Resource for the IEP Curriculum

Leslie Gabriele, Intensive English Program, Indiana University

 

Custom, Short-Term Programs: Innovation, Implementation, Organization

James Stakenburg and Lisa Kraft, English Language Institute, Pace University

 

Experiential English in the Sciences: Aquarium Project

Kurt Smith and Marco Devera, Intensive English Program at The University of Mississippi

 

Collaborating with University Faculty on International Student Success

Sherry Warren, International Accelerator Program, University of South Carolina; Sandra Reno, University of the Pacific

 

Listening Skills Essentials: Innovative Evidence-based Strategies for Processing Aural Input

Marnie Reed, Boston University

 

Motivation to Study Abroad: A Qualitative Case Study on Chinese EFL Students

Yang Gao, San Jose State University; Hua Li, Kent State University; Ziyang Zhang, MYoung Education

 

 

10:10 AM to 11:10 AM

 

Developing ESL Courses for Graduate Students

Amy Cook and Jennifer Majorana, Saginaw Valley State University

 

Turning Continuing Orientation into a First Semester Experience

Laura Vaughn, The Intensive English Program, The University of Mississippi

 

Best in Stats: Improving IEP Assessments Using a Wright Map

Brandon Decker and Phil Bridges, English Language Institute, Missouri State University

 

Do You See What I See? Collaborating to Resolve Pain Points in IEPs

Alan Broomhead, Showa Boston, Showa Women's University; Sasha Bogdanovskaya, International School of Advanced Learning

 

Academic Reading Circles: Encouraging Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Personal Responsibility
Heather Ditzer, English for Academic Purposes Program, Columbia College

 

Digital Marketing

Rachel Durcan and Ross Holmes, ICEF

 

 

11:20 AM to 12:20 PM 

 

Which Way is the Exit?

Nan Clarke and Catherine Condon Madden, Intensive English Program, North Carolina State University

 

How can you grow your IEP marketing programs through your branding & advertising?

Jenny Fennelly, Study Travel Ltd

 

Cultural Transition in the IEP

Gretchen M. Dee, ELS Chicago, Dominican University

 

Advocacy 101: Building Confidence to Approach Your Congress Members

Mackenzie Kerby, ELS Language Centers/Boston-Downtown

 

Back to Basics:  Lessons from an Initial Teacher Training Course

Jennifer Johnston and Phil Bridges, The English Language Institute, Missouri State University

 

An Analysis of Rehearsed Speech Characteristics on the Oral Proficiency Interview—Computer (OPIc)

Gwyneth Gates, Divine Word College

 

 

12:30 PM to 1:30 

 

Lunch & Table Topics

 

 

1:40 PM to 2:40 PM 

 

Short-Term Programs - A Guide to Revitalizing Your Revenue and Enrollment

Lance Lee Noe, Troy University ESL Program; Annie Percy, Troy University

 

IIE and IEPs: Ways to Engage with the Broader International Education Landscape

Katie Courvoisier, Institute of International Education (IIE)

 

Walking the DSO (Designated School Official) Labyrinth

Mathelda Molina, Gwendolyn Elder, Anna Iskandarian, ELS Language Centers

 

Leverage WeChat to Maximize your Reach in China

Luna Jiang, Study in the USA

 

How to Provide Individualized Grammar Feedback Without Wasting Time

Braden Chase, Intensive English Language Institute, Divine Word College

 

Insights into Academic Integrity Violations by International Students

Alisha Biler, International Accelerator Program, University of South Carolina

 

 

2:50 PM to 3:50 PM 

 

Sharing Best Practices across the Membership

Lisa Besso and Emma Tudor, EnglishUSA

 

Trends in Demand and Best Recruitment Methods for IEPs

Mrs. Gabriela Zelaya, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce

 

Tips and Tricks for Setting Up an Effective IEP Tutoring Program

Jennifer Brown Edwards and Anita Culler, Intensive English Program, North Carolina State University

 

Sustaining the Heart: SEL Plans for Educators

Melanie Witt, University of Denver

 

The Empathetic Trainer

Gwendolyn Elder and Anna Iskandarian, ELS Language Centers; Anna Iskandarian

 

Connection Between the Writing Prompt and Student Writing

Irina Parker and Kristine Mook, English Language Center, Rochester Institute of Technology

 

 

3:50 to 4:10 PM

 

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

 

 

4:10 PM to 5:10 PM

 

Widening your recruitment funnel; Agents and Onshore opportunities

Lisa Besso, EnglishUSA; Mike Finnell, American International Recruitment Council (AIRC); Rachel Durcan, ICEF

 

The Role of IEPs in Students' Journeys to University Admittance

Sarah Grosik, University of Pennsylvania

 

Assessment and Feedback in Oral Communication Classes: Using Adobe Spark Videos

Jacqueline M. Gianico, Penn State University

 

A New Perspective on Managing and Motivating Multilevel ESL Classes.

Nichole Lucas, University of Dayton

 

Motivating Better Vocabulary Acquisition by Modeling Parallel Processing

Mark Wynn, INTO, Oregon State University

 

When Smart Teachers Do Stupid Things

Haviva Parnes and Sarah Glinski, EC English Language Centers

 

 

5:30 to 7:30 PM

 

Reception at Stafford House International. Hors d’oeuvres, beer/wine, assorted beverages. Sponsored by Study in the USA.

 

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18

 

 

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM 

 

Facilitating Student Integration into the Campus and Community

Melissa Meisterheim, ESL Programs, University of Iowa

 

The Secret to Moving Student Perceptions from Dissatisfaction to Gratitude

Jerry Archer, INTO Oregon State University

 

Implementing Effective Curriculum Review for Maintaining IEP Standards

Adriana Treadway, Spring International Language Center, University of Arkansas 

 

Writing English-Language Proficiency Test Questions: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Marian Crandall, Educational Testing Service (ETS)

 

Assessment & the American Sitcom: An Intensive English Programming Innovation

Torin Shriver and Nicholas Santavicca, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

 

 

10:10 AM to 11:10 AM

 

Teacher Leadership and Student Outcomes in a University IEP:  Towards More Effective Leadership Practices

Rachel DeDeyn, University of Denver

 

Effect of X-Word Grammar and Traditional Grammar Instruction on Grammatical Accuracy

Sue Livingston, LaGuardia Community College – CUNY

 

Creating A Rock Star Student Orientation

Rhianna E. Weber, Riverdale College of Mount Saint Vincent, ELS Language Centers

 

Increasing Student Learning Outcomes through Transparency, Technology, and Teacher Continuing Professional Development

Courtney Walters, Embassy English

 

Leveraging Your Network

Sandra Halladey, Study in the USA

 

 

11:20 AM to 12:15 PM

 

Coffee, Exhibitors & Poster Sessions

 

A Fresh Look at Listening Journals

Peter Sexton, Intensive English Language Center, University of Nevada, Reno

 

Embracing Tech: Integrating Technology into Lessons Seamlessly

Rhonda Yates, State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

 

Assignment Design for an ESL Writing Course

Anita Seralathan, American Language Institute, San Francisco State University (SFSU) 

 

Using Authentic Graduate Writing Assignments to Inform EAP Instruction

Erin Karl, English Language Center, Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Techniques for encouraging shy students

Marcia Broadway, Embassy English San Diego

 

Ready, Set, Go! Supporting Long-term ‘ESL Marathon’ Students to the Finish Line

Kate Nikolaeva, EF-Miami

 

Intentional Student Life

Caroline Coy, University of Miami, Intensive English Program

 

 

12:15 PM to 1:15 PM 

 

Lunch & Table Topics

 

 

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM 

 

Assignment Design for an ESL Writing Course

Anita Seralathan, American Language Institute, San Francisco State University (SFSU)

 

Partnering with a Third-Party Pathway Program: A Three-Year Reflection

Ken Janjigian, American University

 

Validating Your English Language Program on a University Campus

Tracey McGee, English Language Services, Illinois Institute of Technology; Jill Fox, Intensive English Language Institute (IELI), Creighton University

 

Creating a Protocol to Measure Teacher Beliefs of Oral Corrective Feedback Strategies Regarding Pronunciation

Jessica Raczkowski, Wilkes University

 

Progress for All in the Mixed Ability Classroom

Sara Davila, Pearson

 

Integrating Artificial Intelligence into English Teaching and Learning

Lewis Johnson, Alelo 

 

 

2:40 PM to 3:40 PM 

 

EducationUSA Academy: Principles and students' perceptions of a college preparation program

James Badger, Center for Language Education, University of North Georgia

 

Step Outside Your ESL Comfort Zone: Teaching Domestic Students in Rwanda

Paul Mart, Intensive English Program, Western Washington University

 

Building (not just testing) Good Habits of Readers

Jennifer Rice and Korey Rice, American English Institute, University of Oregon

 

Yes, And: Using Improv in the IEP Classroom

Jacqueline M. Gianico, Penn State University

 

Western Civilization Literacy

Terry Barakat and Crystal Young, The English Language Institute, Missouri State University

 

POST-CONFERENCE MEET UP (TBD)

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