Please join us for
2015 SPRING CONFERENCE
Bridges for Language Learners
| May 27
(Wednesday) & 28 (Thursday)
Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick
Wednesday's Keynote Speaker: Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner
Dr. Staehr Fenner is president of DSF Consulting, LLC, that supports English learner (EL) achievement through professional development, research, and curriculum design. She earned her Ph.D. in Multilingual/Multicultural Education from George Mason University with an emphasis in Literacy. Her instructional background in K-12 includes ten years teaching and assessing ELs in Fairfax County Public Schools (Virginia) as well as teaching English as a Foreign Language as part of a Fulbright Scholarship.
Dr. Staehr Fenner is the author of Advocating for English Learners: A Guide for Educators (Corwin, 2014). She writes a popular weekly blog for Colorín Colorado and is the lead author of Preparing Effective Teachers of English Language Learners: Practical Applications for the TESOL P-12 Professional Teaching Standards (TESOL International Association, 2012).
Thursday's Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kate Kinsella
Kate Kinsella, Ed.D., is an adjunct faculty member at the College of Education at San Francisco State University and a national consultant to school districts and state departments to increase achievement of Grade K-12 English learners and less proficient readers. Her career includes extensive experience teaching high school English learners and bilingual first-generation college students.
Dr. Kinsella is co-author of Scholastic's READ 180 intensive intervention program for 4th-12th graders that includes an the English language development companion, the LBook. She led the development of the Longman Study Dictionary (2007) for secondary English learners and the new Longman Elementary Dictionary and Thesaurus (2010) for mixed-ability elementary classrooms. A former Fulbright lecturer in teaching English as a Second Language, Dr. Kinsella has received numerous awards for her statewide contributions to improving the education of immigrant youth.
| Featured Speakers: Dr. Erin Haynes, John Segota, and Sean Hadley
| President's Award
Please join us for light refreshments as we honor our scholarship award
winners at the President's Award Reception on Wednesday, May 27 at
6:00pm at the Hyatt. For your convenience, you may sign up and pay the
$20 donation online.
begins at 7:30 AM and ends at 10:00 AM
Please note: Once you are registered for the conference,
you do not pre-register for the individual workshops
For questions concerning
your membership status or conference registration,
please contact Gwen Franks at firstname.lastname@example.org
For other conference questions email Sandee McBride
As a conference
participant, you will be able to...
- See relevant and exciting keynote speakers
- Select from one hundred workshops and presentations
approved for the continuing education requirement
- Investigate a variety of topics covering theory and
application for bilingual/ESL classrooms
- Obtain the latest information on state and national
varied resource and teaching materials exhibited by sixty publishers
with the option of earning one hour of professional development
- Participate in professional meetings and network
- Open from 7:30 AM to approximately 5:00 PM on
Wednesday and until 3:30 PM on Thursday. Earn 1 hour of professional
development when visiting the Exhibitors.
- Raffles will be held at various times throughout
in the Exhibit Area. (You will not have to be present to win, but you
must return prior to closing to collect your prize.)
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.
Hotel parking for 400 cars will be available for $7.00 per car for the
day. Additional city parking lots are also available a few blocks from
the hotel at regular rates. Maps and addresses for all parking will be
available soon. Carpooling and public transportation are recommended.
New Brunswick is served by NJ Transit buses and trains.
Hyatt Regency New
Brunswick, Two Albany Street,
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 08901 Tel: +1 732 873 1234 Fax: +1 732
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