Ohio TESOL Conference

Amy Faeth and Gwendolyn G. DeRosa

The annual Ohio TESOL Conference will be held this Friday and Saturday, November 15-16, at the Hilton in downtown Columbus. The conference will feature keynote speaker Deborah Short, co-developer of the SIOP Model. The conference will also include site visits on Thursday and networking tables. Presentation topics will include areas of interest for the fields of K-12, adult and higher education, teacher training, and refugee services.

Current and former ODU MA TESOL students — Lejla Bilal, Gwendolyn DeRosa, Amy Faeth, and Gretchen Stranges — will be participating in a panel discussion on classroom management for post-secondary ELLs. Each participant will share her personal classroom experiences with tips and ideas for how to address and handle common management issues. These experiences include cheating, plagiarism, grade negotiating, cell phone use in the classroom, and disrespect. Sometimes classroom management issues can be addressed by understanding cultural and language differences or confusion. These issues will be discussed through the lens of personal experience and current research on Saturday, November 16 at 10:30.

Dr. Timothy Micek, executive committee board member, will be presenting on multiple topics addressing issues in teacher training. These topics include annotated bibliographies and morphological analysis.

Registration for the conference includes access to all sessions, yearly membership, and the Ohio TESOL Journal.

This year promises to be an invigorating experience. We hope to see you there!

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