MIDTESOL at #TESOL19: See You In Atlanta!

MIDTESOL at #TESOL19: See You In Atlanta!

If you’re heading to Atlanta for #TESOL19, here is a summary of when and where to meet up with other MIDTESOLers.

Tuesday, March 12 after the opening keynote, join us from 7:30 – 9:30 PM for the MIDTESOL Welcome Social. Meet us for food, fun, and networking at Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie St, Atlanta, GA 30313. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Thu Tran.

In addition to the sessions listed below presented by MIDTESOL members, MIDTESOL also invites you to stop by the Affiliate Booth in the Expo Hall on Thursday, March 14 from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM and 2:30 – 3:30 PM. We’d love to chat with you about the conference and your work.

Wednesday, March 13

  • 7-7:45 AM Thu H. Tran “Activities to Increase Comprehension of Reading Passages” Georgia World Conference Center (GWCC) – A316
  • 7-7:45 AM Takako Smith “Surprises Make Listening and Speaking Fun and Engaging” Omni – Sycamore
  • 12:30 PM Crystal Bock Thiessen “English for Campus and Community Engagement: Class Design and Implementation” GWCC – Expo Hall Poster Session Area
  • 2:10-2:30 PM Takako Smith “Enhancing Cultural Literacy, Skimming Skills and More” GWCC Expo Hall – Teaching Tip Theater #2
  • 3-3:45 PM Alexis González, Andrea Hellman, Aryelle Arnold, Kristina Howlett, & Ximena Uribe-Zarain “Getting Ready for a New Group of ELs” Omni – Sycamore
  • 3:30-5 PM Summer Peixoto and Monica McCuistion “Kahoot! Power Play: Moving Beyond Quizzing Functions” – Electronic Village Exhibition Hall
  • 3:40-4 PM Thu H. Tran “Facilitating Student Vocabulary Enrichment via Gamification” GWCC – Expo Hall Teaching Tip Theater #2
  • 4:40-5 PM Patrick T. Randolph “Helping Students Embrace the Emotion of Vocabulary Through Verbpathy” GWCC Expo Hall – Teaching Tip Theater #2
  • 5-6:30 PM TESOL Interest Section Open Meetings (see Schedule for more details)
  • 6:45-8:15 PM TESOL Interest Section Open Meetings (see Schedule for more details)

Thursday, March 14

  • 7-7:40 AM Patrick T. Randolph “Nurturing Critical Minds: Introducing the One-Point Multiskills Analysis” GWCC – A403
  • 9:30-11:15 AM Andrea Hellman with Sherry Blok, Kathy Harris, Georgios Kormpas, Amea Wilbur, Robyn Brinks Lockwood, & Deborah Short “The 6 Principles for Adult Learners” Omni – International Ballroom A
  • 10:30-11:15 AM Marcellino Berardo “Teaching Discipline-Specific Concepts From an EAP Perspective” GWCC A304
  • 11:10-11:30 AM Molly Kelley “A Grammar of Thrones: Engaging Students With Popular Culture” GWCC Expo Hall – Teaching Tip Theater #2
  • 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Mark Algren with Cheryl Delk-Le Good, Nadine Baladi, & Bill Wallace “Hot Topics: Enrollments and Advocacy for English Language Programs” Omni – Grand Ballroom A
  • 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Patrick T. Randolph “Using Embodied Semantics to Cheerfully Help ELLs Acquire Vocabulary” GWCC – A313
  • 2-3:45 PM Carolyn Heacock and Diane Taveggia “Helping Students Move From Dependence to Independence Through Peer-to-Peer Teaching” GWCC – A302
  • 2-3:45 PM Patrick T. Randolph and Michael Berman “The Magic of Exercise: Energizing ELLs’ Brains, Enlivening Language Classes” Omni – Grand Ballroom E
  • 3-4:45 PM Amy Alice Chastain with Natalia Balyasnikova, Barbara Lapornik & Roxanna Senyshyn “Reflexive Practice in Intercultural Learning: 4 Views” GWCC A309
  • 3-4:45 PM Kurtis Foster with Nancy Elliott & Hemamalini Ramachandran “Pronunciation, Intelligibility, and Comprehensibility: Dealing With Accent Prejudice” Omni – Grand Ballroom C
  • 3:30-4:20 PM Mary Christensen and Christine Wingate “Pronunciation Olympics: Voice Recognition Technology and Articulatory Practice” Electronic Village Exhibition Hall
  • 5-5:45 PM Crystal Bock-Thiessen with Donald Freeman, Paul Matsuda, Joseph Bookbinder, & Jaclyn Gishbaugher “English Language Fellows: 50 Years of Impact around the Globe” GWCC – A411
  • 5-5:45 PM Patrick T. Randolph and Elizabeth Musil “A Practical Guide to Creating Collaborative Mini-Professional Development Conferences” Omni – International Ballroom B

Friday, March 15

  • 7-7:45 AM Caitlin King and Katherine Meren Fuchtman “‘Could You Maybe…?’: Indirect Communication in the L2 Classroom” Omni – Juniper
  • 10:10-10:30 AM Ryan Kaduce and Dakota J. Thomas-Wilhelm “Holy Cow! Time to Teach Swearing in ESL Classrooms” GWCC Expo Hall – Teaching Tip Theater #1
  • 10:30-11:15 AM Megan Wright, Jennifer Brown, Emma House, & Zach Meyer “Task-Based Language Teaching in the Grammar Classroom” GWCC A313=
  • 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Dakota J. Thomas-Wilhelm “Instructed SLA & Universal Grammar: Acquiring Articles & Noun Types” Omni – Cottonwood B
  • 12:30-1:45 PM Aimee Leisy “Exam Wrappers: Effective Tool to Promote Language Learner Autonomy” GWCC Expo Hall – Poster Session Area
  • 12:30-1:45 PM Kurtis Foster “Variability Meets Variation: Exposure to Multiple Accents Improves Listening Comprehension” GWCC Expo Hall – Poster Session Area
  • 1-1:45 PM Crystal Bock Thiessen “Teaching Lower Level Research and Presentation Skills by Creating Infographics” Omni – International Ballroom C
  • 1:10-1:30 PM Dakota J. Thomas-Wilhelm, Andrew Lewis, & Sarah Lowen “From Culture to Classroom: Queer Eye Discussion Circles” GWCC Expo Hall – Teaching Tip Theater #1
  • 2-3:45 PM Emily Clark & Summer Peixoto “Making Adjustments: Creating a Classroom That Works” Omni – Grand Ballroom E
  • 3-3:45 PM Sue Almen Whittaker and Alicia Ambler “Shared Opportunities for ITA Trainees and ESL Listening Students” Omni – International Ballroom D
  • 4-4:45 PM Angela Bell, Alexis González, Andrea Hellman, & Ximena Uribe-Zarain “Preparing Educators to Connect With EL Families” GWCC A405
  • 4-4:45 PM Molly Kelley “Responding to ESL Decision-Makers Who Consider Social Justice Taboo” GWCC A315
  • 5-5:45 PM Alicia Ambler “Self-Care as Professional Practice: From the Individual to the World” GWCC A405

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