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2008 Fall Institute Workshops

December 2 and 3, Woodbridge Hilton, Iselin, NJ

Fun Activities Incorporating Fine Arts with Language Learning


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For Tuesday, December 2, 2008

“Home Language Survey and Kindergarten Assessment”
Confused about assessing young language learners? Find out the up-to date information regarding the Home Language Survey and the Kindergarten W-APT and ACCESS.
Sandee McHugh-McBride and Karen Nemeth
Early Childhood Representatives, NJTESOL/NJBE
(In collaboration with the Office of Specialized Populations, NJ Dept of Education)

“The Power and Potential of Clay”
Join us in exploring the power and potential of clay with young children. Hands-on exploration will be the focus of this session. Cultures throughout history have created beautiful and utilitarian objects made from clay. Learn techniques for using clay to support self-expression and language development for young children.
Elizabeth Vaughan and Rosanne Hansel
Education Program Development Specialists
New Jersey Department of Education
Office of Preschool Education

“Fractals: Where Math and Art Meet”
Come join us in a workshop that will make you think of snowflakes and ferns in a totally new way! You will find creative ways to introduce math concepts through art in this challenging opportunity. Learn how to use fractals, computer-generated shapes and repeating patterns, which often resemble real-life objects. Engage in a variety of projects that can be adapted to various age groups.
Dr Ivonne Diaz-Claisse, Educational Consultant,
Spanish Educational Resources

“The Art of Creating Games”
Sholeen Lou-Hsiao, creator of Kingka Games, will show participants how she developed her language learning games for young children. Learn all the creative elements that contribute to effective game development and participate in the fun.
Sholeen Lou-Hsiao,
Kingka Games

For Wednesday, December 3, 2008

“Rocking Good Time”
Join us for this interactive workshop where picture prompts come alive and your classroom becomes the stage! Learn a fun, easy, inexpensive way to incorporate the arts as a means to improved literacy scores on the NJASK. Learn how to connect song lyrics and poetry prompts as you create a “rockin’ good time” during test preparation.
Dr Hope Blecher-Sass,
Supervisor of English, Social Studies and Technology, North Plainfield
Maryellen Moffitt,
Gifted & Talented Coordinator, Roselle Public Schools

“Chant and SingYour Way to Language Learning”
Watch your students’ perk up and pay attention to music and chants! Get your students engaged and moving while singing and chanting. Use familiar tunes to teach concepts from colors and phonetics to the continents and verb tenses. If I can do it, you can do it!
Sandee McHugh-McBride,
Early Childhood Co-Representative, NJTESOL/NJBE
Howell Public Schools

“Songs and Rhymes Make Language Learning Fun”
When Early Childhood classrooms have two languages, three languages, or even more, songs and rhymes can help bring everyone together. Learn creative strategies for selecting and embellishing songs and rhymes to create engaging learning activities for young English language learners.
Joanne Shubert,
Bilingual Specialist Master Teacher Vineland, NJ

“Creative Ideas for Language Learning”
Learn how to integrate storytelling, music, theater, arts, and movement in teaching. This combination of creative thematic activities and performing arts transforms students into active, self-motivated learners. This hands-on/theory workshop will provide participants with eight different potential pathways to learning, and will help them define the best possible practices of teaching and thinking in language instruction.
Liliana Attar Director,
Creative Bridges for Language Learning Institute
“2005 New Jersey State Winner of a National Civic Star Award Program”
Creativebridges@aol.com


Sign-in 8:00-9:00
Workshops 9:00-3:30

Professional Development Hours: NJTESOL-NJBE is a New Jersey registered provider. Participants will be able to earn professional development hours each day, depending upon their attendance at the seminars and workshops offered at the conference.

Location: The Hilton can be easily reached from the Garden State Parkway at exit 131.

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