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Two professional development opportunities on Saturday, March 4

Posted on 03/04/2017

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CCAE Bay Section Winter Conference & Excellence Awards: Stronger Together

Website: http://www.ccaestate.org/bay/ External link opens in new window or tab

The conference will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. in the heated, newly refurbished assembly hall at Berkeley Adult School, 1701 San Pablo Ave., in Berkeley, California. Continental breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m.


AEBG Technical Assistance and Professional Development Plan

  • The ALLIES and SBCAE Immigrant Integration Framework - An innovative approach to supporting adult education’s mission of integrating new Americans
  • Beyond the Adult School: Specific Skills Classes to Prepare for Transition
  • Great Class Tech Tools to Use Tomorrow
  • How to Effectively Teach ESL Students Technology, Soft Skills, and English in One Course
  • Motivating the Adult Learner: Set Goals (The Secret Sauce to Success) Brain Changers – Harnessing the Power of Educational Psychology
  • NEDP: Performance Based High School Program
  • Self-Development Practice for Educators
  • A Spotlight on South San Francisco Using the Burlington English Blended Curriculum
  • So You Want to Teach Online?
  • Student Leadership Opens the Door to Immigrant Integration
  • Teach Job Readiness Skills with a Tablet
  • Technology in the Adult Education Classroom
  • Transition Integration Framework (TIF): Skills to Help Students Transition from Adult School

CATESOL Los Angeles Regional Conference: "Sharpening Skills to Shape the Future"

Saturday, March 4, 2017, Mt. San Antonio College Walnut, CA

The conference is at Mt San Antonio College at 1100 N. Grand Avenue in Walnut.

Website: http://catesol-laregional2017.weebly.com/ External link opens in new window or tab

CATESOL LA Regional is honored to announce that the plenary speaker will be Karen Taylor de Caballero. She has taught ESL and TESOL for over twenty years in Washington D.C., Namibia, and Mexico; she has served as a Fulbright TEFL specialist as well as ESL Coordinator. Her presentation is titled, "Phonological awareness: What your brain doesn't want you to know about teaching English."

The planning committee are also proud to introduce our other featured speakers.

  • Donna Brinton, who has taught and trained instructors in the Americas, Asia, Central Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, will present "Sharpening contextualized learning through content-based instruction."
  • Marsha Chan uses technology, such as YouTube, to improve learners' pronunciation skills; her presentation is titled, "Let's get our motor's running and sharpen our pronunciation skills."
  • Jeanne Lambert has worked as an ESL teacher, program manager, faculty developer, and materials writer for over twenty years and will present "Effective ESL writing instruction for college success."
  • Karen Russikoff, the current president of CATESOL, will present "Reciprocating skills: Reading and writing, but how?"
  • Marla Yoshida is an academic coordinator and TEFL instructor at UC Irvine and will present "Choosing tech tools to reach your pronunciation teaching goals."
  • Cheryl Zimmerman is Professor Emerita of TESOL at CSUF and will present "Managing the dynamic nature of word learning and teaching."