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Please join us for our
2018 SPRING CONFERENCE

Cross-Curricular Conversations for ELLs


May 30 & 31, June 1
(Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday)
Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick

General interest, Pre-K through 12 all three days

Wednesday - Special Strand: Advocacy
Thursday - Special Strand: STEM
Friday - Special Strands: Higher Ed, Teacher Ed, Adult Ed, & K-12, Administrators, Bilingual Ed, & Biliteracy

2018 Conference Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Lynda Dixon Books
Pacific learning  collaborative Classroom  MindPlay  Capstone

Benchmark
Benchmark

Okapi Educational Publishing
Okapi


Advocacy Summit

Wednesday, May 30
from 4:00-7:00 PM Please join us at the Hyatt for an informative meeting about advocating for our students and their families and a celebration of our advocacy honorees. Light refreshments will be served.

President's Award Reception

Thursday, May 31
- Please join us for light refreshments as we honor our scholarship award winners at the President's Award Reception on June 1 at 6:00pm at the Hyatt.


2018 Keynote Speakers

Dr. NogueraWednesday - Dr. Pedro A. Noguera is the Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and Faculty Director for the Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA. He is a sociologist whose scholarship and research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts. Dr. Noguera serves on the boards of numerous national and local organizations and appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio and other national news outlets. Dr. Noguera has published over 200 research articles and reports and is the author of several books, the most recent of which are Excellence Through Equity (Corwin, 2015) with Alan Blankstein and Race, Equity and Education: The Pursuit of Equality in Education 60 Years After Brown (ASCD, 2015) with Jill Pierce and RoeyAhram.

Dr. ButlerThursday - Dr. Malcolm Butler, Associate Professor of Science Education, University of South Florida Dr. Malcolm Butler's teaching and research addresses multicultural issues in the classroom. He has worked to support typically underserved student populations and has interest in the areas of writing to learn in science, science content for elementary teachers, and coastal and environmental education professional development for teachers. He has written and contributed to many academic journal articles including "The Invisible Science Educator," presented at the 2007 National Science Foundation conference.

Dr. UrowFriday - Cheryl Urow, M.Ed. Cheryl Urow began her career as an educator first in rural Costa Rica and later in the United States as an inner city dual language teacher. Since then, she has had the opportunity to provide professional development across the country for schools, districts, and other organizations supporting the education of English Language Learners. More recently, Cheryl has focused her professional work on areas related to biliteracy development, the strategic use of languages in bilingual, two-way immersion, one-way immersion, and dual language classrooms, authentic strategies for Spanish literacy instruction, and the Bridge between languages. A sequential bilingual who learned Spanish while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica, Cheryl is co-author, along with Karen Beeman, of Teaching for Biliteracy: Strengthening Bridges between Languages (Caslon Publishing, 2013) and co-founder of the Center for Teaching for Biliteracy, an on-line forum for supporting and connecting educators who teach for biliteracy.


Conference check-in begins at 7:30 AM and ends at 10:00 AM
Please note:
Once you are registered for the conference,
you do not pre-register for the individual workshops

For questions concerning your membership status or conference registration,
please contact Gwen Franks at gfranks@njtesol-njbe.org
For other conference questions email Caia Schlessinger at cschlessinger@njtesol-njbe.org

As a conference participant, you will be able to...

  • See relevant and exciting keynote speakers
  • Select from one hundred workshops and presentations approved for the continuing education requirement
  • Investigate a variety of topics covering theory and application for bilingual/ESL classrooms
  • Obtain the latest information on state and national initiatives
  • Review varied resource and teaching materials exhibited by sixty publishers with the option of earning one hour of professional development
  • Participate in professional meetings and network with colleagues

Publishers' Exhibits:

  • Open from 7:30 AM to approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday and Thursday and until 4:30 PM on Friday. Earn 1 hour of professional development when visiting the Exhibitors.
  • A raffle will be held at 4 pm each day in the Exhibit Area. You must be present to win!

Professional Development Hours

NJTESOL/NJBE is a New Jersey registered provider. Participants will be able to earn professional development hours each day, depending upon their attendance at the seminars and workshops offered at the conference.

Parking:

Hotel parking for 400 cars will be available for $7.00 per car for the day. Additional city parking lots are also available a few blocks from the hotel at regular rates. Maps and addresses for all parking will be available soon. Carpooling and public transportation are recommended. New Brunswick is served by NJ Transit buses and trains.

Hyatt Regency Reservations

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, Two Albany Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 08901 Tel: +1 732 873 1234 Fax: +1 732 873 1382

Click below for the reduced NJTESOL-NJBE hotel rate

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