Presentations & Handouts for Some
Spring Conference 2016 Workshops

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Presenter Handouts and Presentations
Wednesday Keynote: Dr. Debbie Zacarian Rethinking the Possibilities of Strength-Based Teacher Evaluation Systems
Thursday Keynote: Michael W. Smith, Temple University
Lori Ramella, Ken Bond, & Jacquelyn León,
NJ Department of Education
The Bilingual Code
State Initiatives in Bilingual/ESL Education
Dr. A. Charles Wright, The Office of Supplemental Educational Programs, NJDOE Getting the Most from Title I
Dr. Lisa Rose Johnson Building and Maintaining a Responsive Classroom to Meet WIDA Standards
Stan Karp, Director, Secondary Reform Project, Education Law Center NJ's New Graduation Policies
Jessica Levin, Esq., Skadden Fellow, Education Law Center Legal Issues and ELLs: Rights of ELL Students and LEP Parents
Maggie Churchill, Representative, NJDOE Bilingual Advisory CommiDee, ESL Coordinator, Closter Public Schools Civil Rights of English Learners
Elizabeth Franks, NJTESOL/NJBE Socio-Political Representative &
Joyce Farr, Monroe Township Schools
Advocacy 101: How Do I Get Involved?
Building Partnerships
Adaliz DeJesús M.A.Ed. & JoAnne Negrin, Ed.D.,
Vineland Public Schools
Implementing the Seal of Biliteracy
Lisa Rose Johnson, Ed.D & Linda Meranus, MS
Egg Harbor Township Schools
Helping to Improve Teacher Collaboration Using CoTeaching Models
Marcella Garavaglia, Colts Neck High School, NJTESOL/NJBE ESL Secondary SIG Representative &
Caia Schlessinger, Highland Park, NJTESOL/NJBE Vice-President
Hot Topics: ESL Secondary Special Interest Group Meeting
Carole Maurer, Ocean City School District, Bilingual/ESL Early Childhood / Pre-K - K Representative Early Childhood Special Interest Group Meeting
Angela Pape & Lauren Pahde, Franklin Township Public Schools The Integration of Academic Language in Content Areas
Ana Maria Cunha, Carteret Public Schools Using Technology in the Classroom
Tanya Kidd, Sonya Bertini, & Mary Moi Adaptive Curriculum for Classified Secondary Students
Daniel Scibienski, Princeton Public Schools Building Co-teaching Success in Language Arts
Design Challenges: Language Learning, Interaction and Creativity
Mei Hui and Colleen Henahan, Franklin Township School District Interactive Notebooks: An Effective Strategy for English Language Learners
Jory Samkoff, Clifton Public Schools The Arabic Language: What Teachers Need to Know
Strategies that Bring Mindfulnees and Happiness to Your Classroom
Jeff Linn & Jared Sheffrin – Franklin Township Academic Hand Signing
Ms. Surinder Kaur, SIG Graduate Student Representative, Rowan University Science Teacher/ ELL Chairperson, Camden City School District TESOL Educators: Ways to Successfully Integrate Leadership
Laurie Knab, Lawrence Township Public Schools Mindset Mini Lesson for Secondary Students
Amber Cifelli, FCI Fort Dix Translanguaging and Differentiated Instruction for Adult ELs
Jennifer Ostrega, Drew University Critical Thinking Through Performance
Michelle Land, Randolph Public Schools &
Noreen M. Drucker, Educational Consultant - WIDA Certified Trainer
Building Writing for ELs One Word at a Time
Abigail Bruhlmann, ELS Language Centers Demystifying the Corpus of Contemporary American English
Alyssa May & Lucia Oubina, Red Bank Primary School Developing & Implementing Kindergarten Curriculum
Luigina Finneran, Katy Young, & Liliana Lopez, Fair Lawn School District All Aboard: Providing Outreach to ELL Stakeholders
Amy Martinez-Wright, Flemington-Raritan School District Cultural Identity, Google Apps, and Cooperative Activities
Adaliz DeJesus, M.A.Ed. & JoAnne Negrin, Ed.D., Vineland Public Schools Implementing the Seal of Biliteracy
Monica Schnee, River Edge Public Schools &
Sandy Nahmias, Linden Public Schools
Growing Academic Language through Literature: K-1 Author Study
Dr. Hope Blecher & Ms. Diana Sefchik Literacy, and Social and Emotional Achievement of Preschool ELLs
Mary Mansfield & Melissa Slocum, Medford Township Public Schools ELs & Vocabulary Acquisition for Content Area Teachers
LeighAnn Matthews & Tracy Mischell,
East Brunswick Public Schools
Using Google Classroom with English Language Learners
Google Classroom Cheat Sheet
Susan Kelly & Jeong Hyun You, Franklin Township School District Modifying Writers' Workshop for ELLs
Hope Blecher, Ed.D. & William Saccardi, Ed.D. Close Reading in Middle School Classrooms
Gnanaseharan Selliah, Rosa Parks Community School, Orange, &
William Donnelly, Forest Street School, Orange
Differentiating ESL Lessons to Develop Oral Proficiency
Karolina Mills & Tara Wainwright, Vineland Public Schools Effective Collaboration between ESL & ELA Teachers
Laurie Sibilia, Washington Township High School Positive Psychology Meets Language Acquisition Pedagogy
Suzan Cole, Township of Ocean Schools Teachers Without Borders: International Opportunities for Volunteerism
Lauren Drew & Johanna van Gendt, Hudson County Community College Analyzing Student Writing: Targeting Academic Vocabulary Production
Patricia George, Red Bank School District Making Narrative Writing Comprehensible
Stephanie Cremer & Jeff Kingsley, Hamilton Life Lessons for ESL Students
Marilyn Pongracz & Jack Styles, Bergen Community College Tools for Writing , Common Phrases and Collocations

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