Voices Vol 41 No 2

Gearing Up For NJTESOL/NJBE's Second Annual Graduate Forum

By Gail Verdi and BJ Franks

NJTESOL/NJBEis excited to announce that our Second Annual Graduate Student Forum (GSF) has been expanded to two days.  We have doubled the number of participants and expanded the number of universities represented.  The GSF will take place on Wednesday, May 30th from 2:00-3:30 PM and Thursday, May 31st from 1:30-3:00 PM. Graduate students are eligible to take part in this session if they are in the process of working on, or have completed, projects impacting multilingual/multicultural communities/classrooms. Our goal is to encourage our graduates to publish their work in books and peer review publications. Below you will find the names of presenters, the university they represent, and the titles of their presentations.

For our session on May 30th, the following participants will present:

Elizabeth Conway, Rutgers U: Korean ELL Repairs to English Word-Final
Jessie Curtis, Rutgers U: Community-University Research Partnership
Lisa Rose Johnson, Arcadia U: Perceptions of Generation 1.5 Students
Charlotte Madison & Jennifer Cannatar, NJ City U: Persuasive Essay
Kiran Ramamurthy, Rutgers U: What Are Teachers Taking with Them?

For our session on May 31st, the following participants will present:

Desi Mayol, William Paterson U: Effectiveness of One-on-One Reading Intervention
Meredith Byrnes, Rutgers U: Engaging Latin Parents to Support Academic Development
Robin Chang Rosen, Kean U: The Effect of Grammar on Holistic Assessment
Sora Suh, Rutgers U: The ESL Learning Community

We hope that you will join us in supporting and celebrating the work of graduate students who are doing innovate projects on behalf of our multilingual/multicultural communities.  We also invite you to consider self-nominating or nominating a graduate student for our 2013 graduate student forum.   See you at the conference. 
Gail Verdi is the Teacher Education SIG Representative. If you have any questions, you can contact me at gverdi@njtesol-njbe.org or at 908-737-3908.