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Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century:
Sixth International Conference on
Language Teacher Education

COMPLETE SCHEDULE | THURSDAY (PRECONFERENCE & OPENING) | FRIDAY AM| FRIDAY PM | SATURDAY AM | SATURDAY PM | OTHER INFO| CONFERENCE ROOM MAP | TECH FOR TEACHERS PORTAL

Saturday May 30 , 2009: PM Schedule
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Room Abbreviation Key: GB= Grand Ballroom; CB= Continental Ballroom
For Details on plenary Sessions and Symposia & for a complete schedule, see LTE 2009 WebsiteTo see a detailed schedule of the posters avaiable at this time, please click here

DAY ROOM SESSION BEGIN SESSION END Type Title Summary Presenters
Saturday
CB
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Poster Exploring Change in Preservice Teachers' Beliefs about English Language Learning and Teaching The purpose of the present study is to discover preservice Pre-K through 8th grade mainstream teachers' beliefs about language learning in order to better inform future teacher preparation programs. Zoreh Eslami
Saturday
CB
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Poster ESL Teachers' Needs for Their Professional Development: The Voice from Ontario Professional development is crucial for in-service teachers. In this Poster presentation, we will present research findings from a pilot study of ESL teachers' professional development needs in the Ontario context. Twenty teachers from four language institutes participated in the questionnaire survey study. Implications for ESL teacher education will be discussed. Kangxian Zhao & Hong Wang
Saturday
CB
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Poster A Narrative Inquiry into the Impact of English Curriculum Reforms on Teachers' Professional Identities in Mainland China This study investigates three experienced teachers impacted by the English curriculum reforms since the 1980s in mainland China. It explores how the teachers reconstructed their professional identities faced with challenges to fill in research gaps. The findings of complex professional identities indicate the danger of the solely pedagogical reforms. Zhaoyang Liu
Saturday
CB
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Poster HOPE for Integrating Reflective Skills into Language Learning Programs: A Toolbox for Teacher/Coaches Programs which empower learners to be successful in their SLA endeavors must include practical tools presented in an integrated approach. Reflection is an essential ingredient throughout. Reflective teacher/coaches are better equipped to train reflective learners. This session illustrates how to groom teacher/coaches and learners in using reflection effectively. Elizabeth Barbour Hopkins
Saturday
CB
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Poster Teaching Mainstream Teachers about Second Language Acquisition This poster reports on an introductory course in second language acquisition (SLA) for mainstream K-12 teachers. The course content includes Lightbown and Spada's (2006) introductory text, sixteen SLA journal articles, and clips from the documentary Promises, about Palestinian and Israeli youth developing relationships through their shared second language, English. Ari Sherris
Saturday
CB
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Poster We're All Teachers of English Language Learners": Innovative Practices in a Professional Development Model for Teaching ELL Students in Content Area Classrooms With the increased number of English Language Learners included in content area classrooms, all teachers must have the knowledge, skills and dispositions to impact the learning of ELL students. This presentation illustrates the innovative practices used in a 5-day professional development seminar on teaching ELL students in content area classrooms. Beth Wassell & Jacqueline McCafferty
Saturday
CB
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Poster Exploratory Practice in Initial Teacher Education: Integration and Work for Understanding This poster, co-authored by four teacher-learners and three teacher educators, combines the group's pre-professional and professional reflection on the process of implementing Exploratory Practice in initial language teacher education. It illustrates how beginning teachers reconceptualize pedagogic practice as 'work for understanding' and integrate an investigative attitude into their pre-professional lives. Ines Miller, Beatriz Barreto, Maria Cristina Goes Monteiro, Fábio Santos, Juliana de Oliveira Sant'Anna dos Santos, Rubiane Guilherme & Michele Valadão Vermelho
Saturday
308
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Tech Poster Internet Technologies and Teaching Techniques This presentation explores how to incorporate varied technologies into the foreign language classroom. Sample technologies include image manipulation software, digital voice recording, MP3 players, the blogosphere, digital stories, Blackboard, and a variety of interactive websites that can be used to complement and/or facilitate class assignments. Zennia Hancock, Erin Korves & Loredana Di Stravolo
Saturday
308
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Tech Poster Using Technology To Meet the Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities Computer-based practice is ideally suited to students with learning disabilities in a number of ways. They benefit from rapid feedback, the ability to self-pace, and increased opportunity to practice language in ways that are structured and multimodal. Eve Leons
Saturday
308
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Tech Poster Development Course in Communicative Competence, EFL Methodology and Optimization of Language Learning Resource Centers The focus of this presentation is on the way a Colombian University contributes to the fostering of both bilingualism and the use of Information and Communication Technologies in public educational contexts. Among the outcomes of the course, the presenter will refer to the creation of a Virtual Language Resource Centre which hosts the products created by teachers and will welcome them as members of an academic community of public school teachers. C. Patricia Alvarez
Saturday
308
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Tech Poster Multilingual Family Literacy in ESL This discussion addresses the use of interactive FL websites with an emphasis on family literacy and maximizing multi-sensory and interactive learning. Participants will be instructed on how to tailor online lessons for their target population. The purpose of this program is to enhance in-class learning of foreign languages using technology. Talia Kowitt
Saturday
302
1:05 PM
1:30 PM
Paper A Model of Mid-Term Conference that promotes pre-service students' overall teaching In this talk, the presenter will introduce a model of teaching practicum developed for teaching English to young learners in our university. The mid-term conference of the teaching practicum is student-centered and consists of video viewing and peer coaching. The study reports that mid-term conference contributes substantially to overall teaching. Makiko Tanaka
Saturday
308
1:05 PM
1:30 PM
Paper Leveraging Web 2.0 Collaboration Sites into Language Teaching and Research Collaborators and developers benefit from the abundance of new web-based tools available. These web applications enable writers and project developers to work together from anywhere on the Internet, thus providing language teachers and researchers emerging opportunities to interact with counterparts from around the globe. Frank Tuzi
Saturday
403
1:05 PM
1:30 PM
Paper Inclusivity in Exploratory Practice: A case study of principles in practice What is "inclusivity" in Exploratory Practice? What does it mean and what are the implications in practice? This paper will examine these questions and suggest that if inclusivity is indeed a desirable principle for practitioner research in education, then a degree of trust in practitioners will be required. Judith Hanks
Saturday
404
1:05 PM
1:30 PM
Paper Teaching in the Target Language: A Neglected Pedagogical Value? This session critiques current positions on code-switching, situating them within what is known about students' and teachers' beliefs and practices about teaching in L2. It introduces a workshop designed to respond to the current dissonance between research, standards and practices, and presents impact data gathered from program participants. Mark K. Warford
Saturday
405
1:05 PM
1:30 PM
Paper A National, Collaborative Project in Language Teacher Education in Australia: Reciprocal Effects of Collaboration Among Communities of Languages Educators Based on the research, development and implementation of the nationally-coordinated Intercultural Language Teaching and Learning in Practice project in language teacher education, we critically explore some assumptions that need to be negotiated in any professional collaboration. We use data from an extended case study to provide a counterpoint. Angela Scarino & Leo Papademetre
Saturday
301
1:05 PM
3:00 PM
Symposium Addressing Teacher Training Challenges in Federal Language Programs A panel of officials with teacher training responsibilities at four of the major federal language training institutions will discuss their challenges and solutions. The panel includes personnel from the Defense Language Institute (DLI), the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), the Intelligence Language Institute (ILI), and the National Cryptologic School (NCS). Douglas Gilzow, Lea Christiansen, Grazyna Dudney & Carolyn Crooks
Saturday
307
1:05 PM
3:00 PM
Symposium Mentoring Apprentice Language Teacher Educators: Apprenticeships in Action The Language Teacher Educator Apprenticeship Model (L-TEAM) mentors doctoral students to become highly productive "apprentice" language teacher educators (LTEs), surpassing ordinary doctoral RA/TA roles. We demonstrate the practical model, built on work by Vygotsky; Alexander; Lave and Wenger; and Brown et al. Audience participants share experiences in language educator professionalization. Rebecca Oxford, Michael Wei, Donna Bain Butler, Chien-Yu Lin & Rui Ma
Saturday
309
1:05 PM
3:00 PM
Symposium Preparing Teachers for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Classrooms: Perspectives and Possibilities This symposium explores the professional learning of teacher educators in the process of teaching ESL pedagogy; the empowerment of teachers through collaborative dialogue about intercultural school-based incidents; and the preparation and integration of immigrant teachers for whom English is an additional language in the K-12 teaching force. Clea Schmidt, Antoinette Gagne, Sunny Lau Man Chu, Yi Li & Seonaigh MacPherson
Saturday
310
1:05 PM
3:00 PM
Symposium Teaching Content to ELLs: Collaboration between Universities and Schools Presenters discuss their perspectives on collaboration between a university education department and a public school system to design and implement a new federally funded professional development program to help secondary content teachers improve English language learners' performance in math, science, and social studies. Voices from teachers, administrators, and professors are highlighted. Joan Kang, Shin, JoAnn Crandal, John Quinn, Roberta Girardi, Christopher Browder & Lori Edmonds
Saturday
GB
1:05 PM
3:30 PM
Paper Teacher Beliefs, Teacher Practices, and Coaching to Improve Performance Who is a good teacher? Who wants to be a good teacher? Why aren't all teachers good teachers? How can teacher educators use coaching to empower pre-service and in-service teachers to self-assess their performance and direct their own progress toward continuous improvement of their instructional practices? In this session you'll have an opportunity to examine recently developed descriptors of highly effective language teachers, learn more about what works (and doesn't' work) in changing instructional practices, and become familiar with some of the strategies associated with cognitive coaching. Myriam Met
Saturday
302
1:35 PM
2:00 PM
Paper Dynamic Assessment in Teacher Education: Using Video Protocols to Intervene in Teacher Thinking and Activity This paper argues that teacher educator's direct intervention in a video protocol can be viewed as a kind of dynamic assessment. The teacher-educator provides an expert's perspective orienting the teachers, reducing their cognitive load, and enabling them to begin appropriating different teacher thinking and activity. Paula Golombek
Saturday
308
1:35 PM
2:00 PM
Paper Teacher Training and Technology of Today This action research project seeks to answer three major questions. What technological knowledge do future instructors need to perform effectively? How to integrate technology training within teacher-training programs? What challenges might trainees encounter? Practical activities on how to integrate technology in teacher training programs are shared with the audience. Nerman S. Eltorie
Saturday
403
1:35 PM
2:00 PM
Paper Observation Schemes: Manifesting Current Domains of Teacher Knowledge? This presentation investigates whether the currently studied domains of teacher knowledge are manifested in different observation schemes commonly utilized in second language teacher education. Do the observation schemes appropriately represent these knowledge domains, or do the knowledge domains not completely encapsulate all facets of what teachers are expected to know? Drew S. Fagan
Saturday
404
1:35 PM
2:00 PM
Paper Implementing Communicative Language Teaching in Togo This paper reports on the background, content and results of a workshop presented in Togo, West Africa, in December 2008. The purpose of the workshop was to help EFL teachers in Togolese secondary schools implement small and effective changes to include communicative language teaching approaches in their classroom teaching. Colleen Maloney-Berman & Janice Nersinger
Saturday
405
1:35 PM
2:00 PM
Paper Online Professional Development for Second Language Teachers: Considerations for Fostering Intercultural Competencies in Technologically-Mediated Environments A model for online teacher professional development for second language teachers to promote intercultural competencies is proposed. The unique synergies between online learning, adult learning and intercultural inquiry are discussed in support of this theoretical model, as are preliminary findings from a study testing the model. Erin McCloskey
Saturday
302
2:05 PM
2:30 PM
Paper The Implications of Case-based Pedagogy Using Practicum-Based Student-Generated Cases for Pre-Service Language Teacher Education: A Pilot Study This pilot study investigated the effectiveness of case-based pedagogy using student-generated cases as an instructional tool in the preparation of 12 pre-service ESL, Bilingual, and Modern Foreign Language teachers in a Student Teaching Seminar. The results indicate a strong correlation between case-based pedagogy and positive effects on teacher knowledge, thinking, praxis, and beliefs. Amy Cournoyer
Saturday
308
2:05 PM
2:30 PM
Paper Teacher Training in Technology: Overcoming Limitations While the need to foster teacher self-autonomy when acquiring new technology is recognized, there is a clear need to go beyond the teacher and to implement resources at the curriculum level which are then made available to instructors for optional or mandatory instruction. Case studies will be presented. Thomas N. Robb
Saturday
403
2:05 PM
2:30 PM
Paper Assessing Teachers' Knowledge About Language (KAL) Teachers require knowledge about language, but this need is not identified in teacher education. This problem may be partly solved by "beneficial backwash" from effects of professional teacher examinations if such tests reflect KAL content. This paper is a small sample review of KAL face validity in teacher education tests. Rebecca Burns
Saturday
404
2:05 PM
2:30 PM
Paper Research-Based Professional Development: Using the SIOP Model to Develop Science Literacy in English Language Learners As part of a national research project, researchers have created a professional development program designed to help science teachers promote second language development. Presenters will describe SIOP Model workshops that show teachers how to identify and teach language and literacy skills, project-developed science lesson plans, and SIOP coaching. Jennifer Himmel & Sandra Gutierrez
Saturday
405
2:05 PM
2:30 PM
Paper Developing the Intercultural Awareness of Pre-service and In-service Language Teachers We discuss the development of ESL and foreign language teachers' intercultural awareness in a graduate course designed to examine the relationship between culture and language. After examining how these pre-service and in-service teachers came to new cultural understandings, we share suggestions for incorporating such intercultural awareness in the language classroom. Andrea DeCapua
Saturday
302
2:35 PM
3:00 PM
Paper Communities of Practice in ESL Reading and Writing pedagogy This presentation describes a journaling activity for graduate students whose goal is to bring students into the "community of practice" of ESL reading/writing pedagogy. Another goal is to allow students to see that developing literacy in a second language also leads to entry into a new community. Joel Hardman
Saturday
308
2:35 PM
3:00 PM
Paper Formative Assessment and the Use of "Clickers" in Pre-Service Teacher Education "Clickers" (electronic voting systems) have become extremely popular in a number of disciplines for assessment purposes, individual and collaborative learning, and enhancement of student motivation, participation, and satisfaction. Literature findings will be compared and contrasted with the presenter's own experience and results from a student survey in her language-education classes. Marinella Garatti
Saturday
403
2:35 PM
3:00 PM
Paper Exploring Tensions Between Teachers' Grammar Teaching Beliefs and Practices This paper presents findings from longitudinal research which shows that tensions between grammar teachers' beliefs and practices can be explained in terms of competition between core and peripheral beliefs. It also demonstrates that collaborative dialogue between teachers and teacher educators can facilitate exploration of such tensions and subsequent teacher development. Simon Phipps
Saturday
404
2:35 PM
3:00 PM
Paper A Collaboration in Less Commonly Taught Languages In this paper, presenters will discuss the process and results of developing a collaborative teacher training program that has been created for less-commonly taught languages. The purpose is to provide teachers with basic information for teacher certification and continue to support their academic growth throughout the school year. Janice >Dowd, Marty Abbott & Rita Oleksak
Saturday
405
2:35 PM
3:00 PM
Paper Binational Dual Degree Programs in Foreign Language Teacher Education The reorganization of language and cultural education to provide students with deep transcultural and translingual competence as called for in a recent MLA report (2007) also requires a rethinking of foreign language teacher education. This paper examines binational dual degree M.A. programs as one way to address this issue. Erwin Tschirner
Saturday
302
3:05 PM
3:30 PM
Discussion Exploring 21st Century Dynamics: Changing Roles and Settings for Teacher/Coaches and Learners In our increasingly global community, with over 6,000 languages spoken daily, teacher and learner roles are changing as learning settings have vastly increased. We'll explore how teaching and learning in a "world classroom" present unique challenges, celebrating that 21st century dynamics of SLA offer endless adventures for the intrepid! Elizabeth Barbour Hopkins
Saturday
308
3:05 PM
3:30 PM
Paper Train the Trainers: Introducing Instructors to the Smart Board as a 21st Century Language Teaching Tool Staff at the Foreign Service Institute had a creative response when they learned that dozens of Smart Boards would soon be installed in classrooms. Training needs were addressed through two-hour sessions, intensive day-long training, small group hands-on sessions, brown bags, on-line tutorials, open houses, mentoring and more. CDs with resources will be shared. Eva Szabo & Dora S. Chanesman
Saturday
403
3:05 PM
3:30 PM
Paper Issues in Researching Language Teacher Education This presentation discusses three issues confronting researchers and practitioners in the field of language teacher education: (1) a conflation of terms in the literature, (2) a disparity between language teacher education and general teacher education, and (3) a reduced number of empirical studies utilizing actual classroom interaction. Drew S. Fagan
Saturday
405
3:05 PM
3:30 PM
Paper Learning about 'Otherness': The Treatment and Impact of Culture Learning in International Language Teacher Preparation Programs Culture teaching has a crucial role in 21st century language classrooms. This paper will outline findings from a government-funded Canadian study examining the relationships between teacher education practices and teacher candidate visions of culture teaching and intercultural learning in international language education. Geoff Lawrence
Saturday
GB
3:45 PM
5:00 PM
Plenary Teacher Cognition and Communicative Language Teaching Understanding the relationship between teachers' beliefs and practices is an established theme in language teaching research. Borg examines this theme with specific reference to communicative language teaching (CLT). The findings of research into what teachers say and what they do in relation to CLT will be examined and the implications of this work for language teacher education discussed. Simon Borg

 

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