SUNSHINE STATE TESOL OF FLORIDA




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Plenary Sessions

Where well-respected experts from the field inspire

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Peter De Costa



Thursday 11/7

8:50 – 9:40

Keynote: The Emotional and Identity Turn in Second Language Teacher Education: Prospects and Possibilities

Following the growing interest in language teacher identity (De Costa & Norton, 2017) and sociocultural turn (Zembylas, 2005) in teacher emotion research, I examine second language teacher emotions from a positive psychology and critical perspective. Importantly, both lines of research consider the ecologies in which teachers are embedded. To illustrate the vibrant and burgeoning language teacher emotion and identity research agenda, I elaborate on three recently published studies. I also explore how the second language teacher education research landscape can be enriched by a systematic investigation of teacher emotion labor with a view to advocate for language teaching professionals.

11:15 – 12:00

Concurrent Session: Researching Language Teacher and Emotion

The growing interest in language teacher emotion and identity in second language teacher education has resulted in a rich body of work that has informed language learning, teaching, and research. I will propose a series of research tasks. I first present a theoretical toolkit that will help teachers negotiate this fast evolving are of research. Next, I describe several research tasks that can be adopted for classroom-based research. By framing the suggested research tasks in relation to current theoretical and methodological developments, I provide a contemporary guide to research on emotion and identity in language learning and teaching. 

Peter I. De Costa, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of... Read More

Peter I. De Costa, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics and Languages and the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. He is the co-editor of TESOL Quarterly, and from 2015-2018 served on TESOL’s Research Professional Council. In addition to being an engaged member of TESOL International, he is also actively involved in the American Association for Applied Linguistics and the American Educational Research Association. Peter started his career as an English high school teacher in Singapore, which is where he is from originally. He taught ESL at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for six years, where he earned his doctoral degree. He has also worked with refugee and immigrant youth and adults. As a critical educational linguist, he is concerned about issues surrounding power and inequities that exist in school and society. While his primary areas of research are identity and ideology in second language acquisition, second language teacher education and language policy, his more recent work has focused on language teacher emotions.

Featured Speaker
Dr. Deborah Short


Thursday 11/7

2:15 – 3:15

Featured Speaker: Building Community to Empower Ourselves and Others 

This keynote shares stories and examines strategies to empower ourselves and our colleagues through knowledge and action. Drawing from TESOL’s Strategic Plan, The 6 Principles initiative, and the Action Agenda, this talk looks at ways that we as TESOLers can and have strengthened our programs, our classrooms, and our profession. 

Deborah J. Short, Ph.D., directs Academic Language Research & Training, LLC and... Read More

Deborah J. Short, Ph.D., directs Academic Language Research & Training, LLC and provides professional development on academic literacy, content-based ESL, and sheltered instruction worldwide. Formerly she was a Division Director at the Center for Applied Linguistics where she co-developed the research-validated SIOP Model for sheltered instruction. She has directed research and program evaluations on English learners for the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Rockefeller Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, and U.S. Department of Justice, among others. Publications include the SIOP Model books, ESL textbooks for National Geographic Learning/Cengage, and numerous professional journal articles. She has presented at conferences around the U.S. and in Canada, Europe, South America, the Middle East, and New Zealand. She has taught ESL and EFL, in New York, California, Virginia, and the DR Congo. She led The 6 Principles writing team for TESOL and is the President-Elect for 2019-2020.

Invited SpeakeR

Chane Eplin


Thursday, November 7

10:15 – 11:00 Concurrent Session: Empowering Districts in Implementing ESSA Plans

This session will discuss Florida’s approved ESSA plan with its report card and federal index requirements as well as supports for schools in Targeted Support and Intervention and Comprehensive Support and Intervention based on their report card.  Additionally, this session will provide the opportunity for collaboration on topics of interest and challenges for states in the Southeast region related to ESSA implementation.

Chane Eplin has served Florida’s English Language Learners (ELLs) for over... Read More

Chane Eplin has served Florida’s English Language Learners (ELLs) for over 34 years as a teacher, administrator, professor, consultant, tutor, and, perhaps most importantly, as a friend. It has always been his goal to sincerely make a positive difference in the lives of Florida’s ELLs and their families. His goal is to continuously improve as a servant leader as Florida’s Student Achievement through Language Acquisition bureau chief. He believes in making progress, and knows that if we provide the appropriate education and tools to our ELLs, they will increase both their language skills and their academic achievement in content areas.

Featured Speaker
Dr. Deborah Short


Friday, November 8

8:30– 9:15 Follow Up Session: Workshop for Adult Educators: Empower Teachers of Adult Learners with The 6 Principles

Join us in this session to explore The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners: Adult Education and Workforce Development. We will discuss challenges that teachers may face with adult English learners as well as share insights and practices into how the principles can be implemented in various adult settings.


Deborah J. Short, Ph.D., directs Academic Language Research & Training, LLC and...Read More

Deborah J. Short, Ph.D., directs Academic Language Research & Training, LLC and provides professional development on academic literacy, content-based ESL, and sheltered instruction worldwide. Formerly she was a Division Director at the Center for Applied Linguistics where she co-developed the research-validated SIOP Model for sheltered instruction. She has directed research and program evaluations on English learners for the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Rockefeller Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, and U.S. Department of Justice, among others. Publications include the SIOP Model books, ESL textbooks for National Geographic Learning/Cengage, and numerous professional journal articles. She has presented at conferences around the U.S. and in Canada, Europe, South America, the Middle East, and New Zealand. She has taught ESL and EFL, in New York, California, Virginia, and the DR Congo. She led The 6 Principles writing team for TESOL and is the President-Elect for 2019-2020.

Plenary Speaker
Dr. Diane August



Friday, November 8

9:30 – 10:30

Plenary: Enhancing Education for ELs - Through Evidence-Based Practices: Findings from Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures

During this presentation principles and evidence-based practices for enhancing education for English Learners are discussed. The principles and practices are from a consensus report recently released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. While the report is broader in scope, this presentation will focus on: assets-oriented and needs-responsive schools; high quality instruction and meaningful access; alignment and articulation within and across systems; and developing the workforce to educate English learners.

11:00 – 11:45

Concurrent Session: Enhancing Education for ELs through Evidence-based Practices: Exemplars for Educators


This session builds on the keynote: Enhancing Education for English Learners-through Evidence-based Practices. During this session exemplars of evidence-based instructional practices are presented for developing English learner’s vocabulary, knowledge of English grammar, and comprehension. Participants will have an opportunity to work collaboratively to develop lesson activities that support ELs in these three areas. 

Diane August, Ph.D. is a managing researcher and directs the Center for... Read More

Diane August, Ph.D. is a managing researcher and directs the Center for English Language Learners at the American Institute for Research (AIR). Her area of expertise is the development of science and literacy in second-language learners in grades PK–12. Currently, she is assisting several states and districts in implementing the Common Core State Standards for ELLs. Prior to her position at AIR, Dr. August was a senior research scientist at the Center for Applied Linguistics, where she served as principal investigator for a ten-year National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Program project that investigated the development of literacy in ELLs. She was also co-principal investigator at the National Research and Development Center for English Language Learners, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). In addition, she was co-principal investigator on two IES–funded studies; the first focused on developing a comprehension assessment for ELLs, and the second focused on implementing and evaluating bilingual and English as a Second Language programs for ELLs. She also served as staff director for the National Literacy Panel on Language Minority Children and Youth. Previously, Dr. August was a senior program officer at the National Academy of Sciences, where she was study director for the Committee on Developing a Research Agenda on the Education of Limited-English-Proficient and Bilingual Students. Dr. August has worked as a teacher, school administrator, legislative assistant, grants officer for the Carnegie Corporation, and director of education for the Children’s Defense Fund. She has published widely in journals and books.

INVITED SPEAKER
PHILLIP ANDERSON

Friday, November 8, 2019

1:45 – 2:30

Concurrent Session:  Empowering Parents of English Learners


Immigrant parents possess a wealth of strengths and strong cultural traditions, but they are unsure how to pass these on to their children who are learning in a language they, as parents, cannot understand. We, as teachers, watch English learners try so hard to learn but still fall behind. How can we help parents use the power they already have? We will explore some tools teachers can use to interact with learners and parents in ways that empower them. Participants will leave with a comprehensive resource packet on Adult ESOL Programs and Career and Technical Schools statewide. This session is designed to provide participants a full spectrum of awareness and tools to work with parents of ELs: • Insights into cultural beliefs of Latinx and Haitian child-rearing practices and beliefs about education as they relate to the U.S. educational system • Tools to learn parents’ views on education and their skills that can be used to support their children • Resources for parents who are adult ELs to learn English and obtain gainful employment or advance in a career.

Philip Anderson lives and breathes all things Adult ESOL... Read More

Philip Anderson lives and breathes all things Adult ESOL at the Florida Department of Education Office of Adult Education. Focusing 100% on the needs of teachers and their students, Philip collaborates with career education partners to deliver professional development trainings statewide on curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Building upon his first English teaching experience in 1974 in the Dominican Republic, then in Puerto Rico and Haiti, Philip continues to seek ways to open doors of opportunity for English learners all across Florida. “Yes, we can!”

Featured Speaker
Dr. Margie-McHugh



Saturday, November 9

9:00 – 10:00

General Session: Turbulent Times for Immigrant Families: Responding to Challenges at the Intersection of the Immigration and Education Fields

Recent dramatic changes in immigration policies challenge educators to understand the rising fear, anxiety and other destabilizing effects these policy changes have on their students and classrooms. Simultaneously, efforts to build systems capacities to provide quality instruction to pre-school Dual Language Learners, diverse EL sub-groups within the K12 population, and/or to meet the integration and English acquisition needs of immigrant adults, continue to face many challenges. This session will explore key policy developments at the intersection of the immigration and education policy fields, their potential impacts on students young and old from immigrant families, and strategies for continuing to support immigrants’ educational and integration success in this turbulent environment. 

Margie McHugh, Ph.D. is Director of the Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on... Read More

Margie McHugh, Ph.D. is Director of the Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy. The Center is a national hub for leaders in government, community affairs, business, and academia to obtain the insights and knowledge they need to respond to the challenges and opportunities that today’s high rates of immigration pose for communities across the United States. It provides in-depth research, policy analysis, technical assistance, training, and information resource services on a broad range of immigrant integration issues. Ms. McHugh’s work focuses on education quality and access issues for immigrants and their children from early childhood through K-12 and adult, post-secondary, and workforce skills programs. She also leads the Center’s work seeking a more coordinated federal response to immigrant integration needs and impacts, and more workable systems for recognition of the education and work experience immigrants bring with them to the United States. An author or co-author of dozens of reports on U.S. integration policy and program topics, she is also the recipient of numerous awards recognizing her efforts to bring diverse constituencies together and tackle tough problems. Ms. McHugh is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges.

Closing Keynote Dr. Rosa Castro Feinberg 


Saturday, November 9

11:30 – 12:30

General Session: Past Victories, Current Issues, Future Prospects 

The advocacy history of Sunshine State TESOL provides useful lessons learned for all TESOL Chapters. Reviewing our past advocacy successes and the strategies we've learned to use to gain them should leave us all feeling proud of what Sunshine State TESOL and our allies have accomplished. Those same strategies can be put to good use during the 2020 legislative session to support pending bills. In the future, we can continue what we have been doing or consider a bold departure from our present approach to advocacy. The steps to take by those who wish to consider or support a journey on the new path will be made clear. 

Dr. Rosa Castro Feinberg is currently Co-Chair of the Government... Read More

Dr. Rosa Castro Feinberg is currently Co-Chair of the Government and Media Relations Committee for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Florida. Previously, she served as associate professor of education at Florida International University; National Origin Desegregation Assistance (Lau) Center Director and Research Professor at the University of Miami; teacher in numerous capacities in various counties throughout Florida; grants manager for several federal grants; and consultant for the U.S. Department of Education, state departments of education, school systems, colleges and universities, community based and non-profit organizations, law firms, publishing houses, professional organizations, and foundations. She also served on the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Board, Florida Post-Secondary Education Planning Commission, Public Broadcasting System Board of Trustees, Board of the Florida School Boards Association, and the Dade County Housing Finance Authority. Dr. Castro Feinberg earned a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Miami and an M.S. in Supervision and Curriculum and B.A. and Speech Education from Florida State University. She also studied with the NDEA Language Institute at the University of Florida and engaged in post-doctoral coursework at the University of Miami, the Danforth Foundation School Administrators Fellowship Program, and the City University of New York (CUNY).

Join us in Orlando!

Sunshine State TESOL of Florida (SSTESOL), a state affiliate of TESOL International Association, is hosting the Southeast Regional TESOL Conference 2019 in Orlando, Florida on November 5-9 at the DoubleTree by Hilton (across from the Universal Studios).

The theme of this year’s conference, Future Tense: Entering an Age of Empowerment, is set to highlight the important work that TESOL professionals do to help English as an additional language learners develop language, literacy, and life-long learning skills. It also provides a platform for colleagues to exchange views and ideas on how to empower students and advocate on their behalf.

Affiliate members from 11 states (i.e., Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia) will gather to exchange ideas, network, and share innovations and insights from teaching, learning, and research. We also look forward to welcoming participants from other regions of the United States and countries around the world.

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The event will be headlined by nationally and internationally recognized educators and thought leaders and will engage, enrich, and challenge TESOL educators from all settings and levels including K-12 schools, adult education and community programs, Intensive English Programs, and colleges and universities.

The strands to which the proposals are being submitted are: K-12, adult education/ESL, EAP/IEP, teacher education, technology, advocacy/policy, or research

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