Voices Vol 41 No 3


Poster Session Gallery 2012

By Gail Verdi and Claudia Plata

On Wednesday, May 30th and Thursday, May 31st we hosted the annual Poster Gallery in the Atrium Foyer.  The poster sessions that were showcased represented a variety of points of view.

Wednesday’s highlights included Higher Education and ESL Secondary faculty.

Higher Education
Dawn Gottlieb - Isolated vs. Integrated Grammar Instruction
Stephanie Chilingerian - Color-Coded Model For A Five Paragraph Essay
Deniz Gokcora - Virtual Item Bank

ESL Secondary
Hurisa Guvercin - The Effect of Collocation on Vocabulary Learning
Paula Leguizamon - 21st Century Centers with IPads/IPods

This was followed by another dynamic group of presentations on Thursday by Rutgers graduate students and teachers from across the state.

ESL Pre-K-Elementary
Patricia Washington - Involving Students Verbally Using Science Groups

Bilingual Pre-K-Elementary
Maria Triana, Katherine Vargas, and Natalie Zeballos -
     Exploring the Rainforest with English Language Learners

Lisa Tanikawa-Brown - ELL Students Dream Globally, Act Locally
Esmeralda García, Leslie Sánchez, and Elizer Mejía -
     Visiting Ancient Egypt with ELLs

ESL Middle School
Lauren Zielinski - Use of Contrast Models in ELLs Writing
Julia Chabanova  and Karrie Briggs -
     Creole Speakers in Urban Classrooms: Challenges and Strategies
Maria Gavilanez - Guided Reading and English Language Learners

Bilingual Secondary
Ana Klement - Early American Civilizations: The Mayas and Aztecs


On behalf of NJTESOL/NJBE, thank you to all the participants of the 2012 Poster Session Gallery projects.  Your hard work made the conference reflect the work effective teachers of English learners are doing across our state.