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2007 MINNESOTA ESL, BILINGUAL &
MIGRANT EDUCATION CONFERENCE

 

Thursday, May 3rd 

8:00 am                     On-Site Registration Opens
9:00 am - Noon           ELL Coordinators Meeting
12:00 - 1:00 pm          ELL Coordinators Luncheon

  GENERAL CONFERENCE 

Noon                         On-Site Registration open
1:00 - 2:00 pm           Keynote address - Mary Díaz
2:15 - 4:15 pm           Concurrent Session I
4:15 - 5:30 pm           Networking Time

  Friday, May 4th 

7:15 am                     Conference Registration Opens
8:00 am                     Exhibits Open
8:30 - 9:00 am            Welcome
9:00 - 10:15 am          Keynote address - Diane August
10:15 - 10:45 am        Exhibit Break
10:45 - 11:45 am        Concurrent Session II
Noon -1:00 pm            Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm            Concurrent Session III
2:00 - 2:30 pm            Exhibit Break
2:30 - 3:30 pm            Concurrent Session IV
3:30 pm                     Closing Remarks, Door Prizes

 *Content of the conference program is subject to change

 

Thursday Program Overview
          Concurrent Breakout Sessions
                2:15-4:15 pm

 

Room 1

 Tools and Techniques for Creating Intercultural Classrooms

 Holly Emert and Laurene Christensen 

 

Room 2

 The Alliance for Economic Inclusion: Learning the Language of Money

 Cathy Davis and Susan Tulashie 

 

Room 3

 Talking Suitcases for ESL Learners

 Susan Armington, Carla Vogel, Shana Bregenzer-Brenny and Buffalo Public School Students

 

Room 4

 Evidenced-Based Practices with Young English Language Learners

 Lillian Duran

 

Room 5

 Teaching Foundation Vocabulary to Elementary ELL Students

 Rita Sacks 

 

Room 6

 Ethical Considerations in Educational Interpreting

 Tara Gibbs and Betty Tapias-Heinrich

 

Room 7

 Basics of Special Education Referral and Evaluation

 Elizabeth Watkins 

 

Room 8

 I Don’t Belong Here:How Team Based Learning Can Help 

Melissa Lindsey 

 

Room 9

 Building Bridges to Parents

 Mary Diaz 

 

Room 10

 Best Practices in Working with Low-Literacy Learners

Patsy Vinogradov 

 

 Friday Program Overview

 

10:45 – 11:45

1:00 – 2:00

2:30 – 3:30

 

Room 1

What Are they Talking About? Code Switching in the Classroom

 Annie Strupeck
 

Can We Talk?

Lisa Rinehart

 

Balanced Literacy for Adolescent Newcomers

Martha Bigelow

 

Room 2

Building a Strong Kindergarden for Success

 Rachele Kreuser

Terri Tucker

Jeff Cacek
 

Adjusting in a Rural School District

Lee Carlson

 

Designing and Developing Bilingual Programs to Address the Needs of Diverse Populations

Bee Lee

Cathy Camarena

 

Room 3

At Last…Help for Older, Struggling Readers

 Jennifer Boyle

  

Merging Minds

 Pangjua Xiong

Amy Frederick

Collaboration to Identify and Build Assets to Promote ELLs Resiliency

 Dr. Patricia Hoffman

Dr. Nancy Drescher
 

 

Room 4

Hug’em or Hang’em:

What To Do With Non-Compliant Students

 Dee Buros 

Interventions in the Mainstream Classroom for ELLs

Deborah Verdorn Anderson

 

School Connectedness: Communication and Understanding Hispanic and Hmong Families in the Suburbs

Graciela Hammeken, Malia Yang-Xiong 

 

Room 5

Mexican Consulate:  Overview of Services

 Nathan Wolf Lustbader

 

 

SEAMS: A Needs Assessment for Migrant Students in Minnesota

Elisabeth Golub

Alyssa Banks

ELL Program Design

Dieu-Anh Nguyen

 

 

Room 6

Language Needs of Internationally Adopted Children

 Kris Schmiesing Christians,  Marilyn Fairchild

Students Speak Out: ESL Perceptions of Statewide Testing

Michael Anderson

Karla Stone 
 

A New Beginning:Serving Liberian Refugees in the Public Schools

Jonathan Luknic

Randolph Cooper

 

Room 7

Keynote Followup

 Diane August

  

Developing Procedures for Special Education

Marilyn Leifgren

Margaret Lane 

Choosing and Using a Picture Dictionary

Kathy Krokar


 

 

10:45 – 11:45

1:00 – 2:00

2:30 – 3:30

 

Room 8

 Training General Education Teachers in the SIOP Model!

 Denise Harlos, Tammy Doyle, Karen Hislop, Jason Hunt, Shannon Lawler, Andrea Tessar
 

Teaching Pre-Algebra to Basic Math ELL students

 Mohamed Alabari

Hamid Mashye

  

Science Vocabulary and Conecpt Strategies for ELLs

Rita Sacks

 

 

Room 9

Building Bridges:Training  Bilingual Liaisons in Special Education

 Elizabeth Watkins

 Dorothy Slegman

 

 

Immigration Services at the MN Council of Churches

Kara Olson

Rachele King

 

CultureGrams: An

Online ESL Solution

Paul Somers
 

Beyond the Blackboard:Using Magnetic Materials in the ESOL Classroom

 Daryl Beres

Dianne Del Giorno

 

 

Room 10

Electronic  Library for MN: Your Virtual Library

!Informe! Keeping the Bilingual Population Informed

 Kristen Mastel, Jennifer Hootman and Carla Pfahl

Moving Toward Collaboration in Secondary School

Brian Zambreno, Zena Shuster

Understanding the Academic & Social Needs of East African Muslim Students

Leticia Basford

Heather Megarry
 

The ESL Teacher’s Guide to Somali Pronunciation of English

Melissa Lindsay

 

 

Room 11

Solving Your ESL Placement Testing Challenges

Debra FitzGerald

 

English Language Learners with special Ed Needs: Making appropriate Placement  Determinations

 Brett Frayseth

Successful Strategies for Involvement of New Immigrant Parents in their Child’s Early Education

 Paola Nuñez Obetz

Kristin Dykstra

 

Room 12

From Sound to Sentence and Beyond

 Ray Clark

 

Improving Reading Fluency

 Sharon Hexum-Platzer

  

 

 

Room 13

Can Inclusion Include Pull-out? Making Collaboration Work for You

 Tina Scott Edstam, Connie Walker, Karla Stone, Kelly Frankenfield, Ruth Lillquist

The Rap Stress: Teaching English Stress Through Rap Music

 Janelle Fischler

Kate Jensen

 

 

 

Room 14

Responding to ESL Writing

Patsy Vinogradov

Technology-Based Programs are Powerful ESL Interventions

Chuck Obeso-Bradley
 

 

 

Room 15

 

ELL Literacy Development through Science

 Carolyn Yang

 

Managing Multi-Level Classrooms: Strategies and Tips

Jessica Jones

Suzanne McCurdy

 

 

*Content of the conference program is subject to change

 


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