Voices Vol 41 No 2


Poster Sessions Representing ESL & Bilingual Communities & Learners

By Gail Verdi, Tina Kern, and Claudia Plata-Poster Session Coordinators

This year NJTESOL/NJBE is pleased to announce that our poster sessions will highlight a variety of approaches to teaching language and content across disciplines.  Please join us at our Poster Session Gallery from 1:30-3:00 pm on May 30th and May 31st  in the New Brunswick Hyatt’s Atrium Foyer.  The poster sessions will span all levels of education (PreK-16) and provide examples of strategies teachers are using to navigate the new Core Curriculum Content Standards. Take advantage of this informal setting to discuss methods and materials with your peers.  Here is a list of presenters and topics:

Sessions Scheduled for Wednesday, May 30
Higher Education
  • Stephanie Chilingerian
  • Deniz Gokcora
  • Dawn Gottlieb
Color – coded Model for a Five-paragraph Essay
Virtual Item Banks
Isolated Grammar Instruction Vs. Integrated Grammar Instruction
ESL Secondary
  • Hurisa Guvercin
  • Paula Leguizamon
The Effect of Collocations on Vocabulary Learning
21st Century Centers with I-pads/I-pods
Sessions Scheduled for Thursday, May 31
ESL Pre-K-Elementary
  • Patricia Washington
Involving Students Verbally Using Science Groups
ESL Middle School
  • Julia Chabonova & Karrie Briggs
  • Maria Gavilanez
  • Lauren Lielinski
Creole Speakers in Urban Classrooms: Challenges and Strategies
Guided Reading and English Language Learners
Use of Contrast Model in ELLs Writing
Bilingual Pre-K-Elementary
  • Esmeralda Garcia, Leslie Sanchez & Elizer Mejia
  • Lisa Tanikawa-Brown
  • Maria Triana, Katherine Vargas & Natalie Zeballos
Visiting Ancient Egypt with ELLs

ELL Students Dream Globally, Act Locally
Exploring the Rainforest with ELLS
Bilingual Secondary
  • Ana Klement
Early American Civilizations: Mayas and Aztecs