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 06/09/05

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Lecture Series in Advanced TESOL Methods 

Spring 2002

Room:  Education B-21 

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How to adapt content area textbooks to make them comprehensible to Limited English Proficient/English Language Learners (LEP/ELL's)

Susan Cromer 

ESL Teacher in the Schenectady City Schools

 Wednesday, April 3, 2002,  4:30-5:30 P.M.

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How cooperative learning can help to integrate LEP/ELL students into the mainstream classroom; teaching content areas to LEP/ELL students; how the ESL teacher can improve coordination with other teachers and with the parents of LEP/ELL students; personal experiences as an ESL teacher  [what works and what doesn't]

 Susan LaFond 

ESL and Foreign Language Teacher in the Guilderland Schools, 

Expert in cooperative learning, and NYSUT teacher trainer

Wednesday, April 10, 2002,  4:15-7:05 P.M.

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Helping high school students prepare for the Comprehensive English Regents Examination,  using a unique approach to teaching literary conventions (e.g., simile, personification, irony) through animated cartoons

Karen Fribourg 

ESL Teacher in the North Colonie Schools

Wednesday, April 24, 2002, 4:30-5:30 P.M.

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New ESL Teachers will share their experiences: What was their first year like, tips for job hunting and for taking the State Teacher Certification Examinations, and questions and answers about what it is really like  "out there"

New Teachers Panel

 Wednesday, May 8, 2002, 6:00-7:00 P.M.

Lecture Series in TESOL Methods

Fall 2001

Room: Humanities 27

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What's it Like to Teach Adult EFL in Other Parts of the World?

bulletDrew Coffey

 ESL Teacher at Schenectady City School District,

Taught English in Saudi Arabia, Ivory Coast, United Arab Emirates, and Columbia University

           Wednesday, November 28, 2001, 4:15-7:00 P.M.

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Don't Put Your Foot In Your Ear: Making ESL Work for You and Your Students

Amy Bonser

  ESL Instructor at the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) at the University at Albany

Taught English both in Austria and Turkey, worked with refugees at the International Center in Albany  Wednesday, November 14, 2001, 4:15-5:15 p.m.  

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New York State Certification requirements for adult education ESL teachers

The new GED exam

The New York State Placement test for adult education ESL

The new native language adult literacy screening device (available in 27 languages)

Dr. Pat Mooney

Associate in Continuing Education

New York State Education Department

Wednesday, December 12, 2001, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Lecture Series in Language Minority Advocacy (LAP)

Spring 2001

Room: ED 121
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COOPERATIVE LEARNING  FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS

Susan LaFond 

New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Trainer, 

Foreign Language and ESL Teacher - Guilderland School District

Thursday, February 15,  7:30-8:30 p.m. 
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SPECIAL EDUCATION ISSUES AS THEY RELATE TO LEP STUDENTS

Ellen T. Chernoff 

Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher, Dual Language Enrichment Program, Albany School District

(Formerly a Trainer for the SETRC at the Questar BOCES in Castleton)

Thursday, February 22,  7:30-8:30 p.m.
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INTEGRATING VIDEO INTO THE LANGUAGE CLASSROOM

Lydia Tarnavsky 

Director of the Language Laboratory and Co-Director of the Teacher Training Institute 

Siena College

Thursday, February 22,  5:00-6:00 p.m. 

in The Center for Electronic Language Learning and Research (CELLAR)
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CONFLICT RESOLUTION/PEER MEDIATION  FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS

Sandra Cuellar

Conflict Resolution Consultant, Ulster Sullivan Mediation Center

Thursday, March 8,  7:30-9:00  p.m.
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TEACHING IN THE ONE-COMPUTER CLASSROOM

Susan LaFond 

New York State United Teachers - NYSUT Trainer, 

Foreign Language and ESL Teacher - Guilderland School District

Thursday, March 15,  5:30-6:30  p.m. 

in The Center for Electronic Language Learning and Research (CELLAR)

LECTURE SERIES IN TRAINING ALL TEACHERS (TAT) 

Spring 2001

Room: Education 335

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Who Are All These Students Who Don't Speak English and What are We Supposed To Do With Them?

Laurie Wellman, PhD  

Visiting Assistant Professor, University at Albany

Former Supervisor, NYSED Office of Bilingual Education

Tuesday, February 6, 12 noon
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Integrating Language and Content in Programs for LEP/ELLs

Gladys Cruz, PhD  

Director, Questar III Bilingual Education Technical Assistance Center

Tuesday, February 20, 12noon
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The Education of the LEP Student: An SED Update

Carmen Perez Hogan  

Coordinator, Office of Bilingual Education, New York State Education Department

Tuesday, March 6, 12 noon
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Puerto Rican Transnational Migration and Identity:

Impact of English Language Acquisition on Length of Stay 

in the United States

Carlos Santiago, PhD  

Vice President for Academic Affairs, University at Albany

Tuesday, April 3, 12noon - Education 335
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The State of Education Today B A View from an ESL Classroom

Starr DiCiurcio  

ESL Teacher, Schenectady School District

Tuesday, April 17, 12 noon