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Discussion Session: Working Towards Collegiality in Classroom Life: A(n) (Im)Possible Quest? 
Friday, May 20, 8:00 am, Room: Alumni 
Inés Kayon Miller, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
Maria Isabel Azevedo Cunha, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
Dick Allwright, Lancaster University
Beatriz Castro Barreto, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro 
Maria Cristina Góes Monteiro, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
Isabel Cristina Rangel Moraes Bezerra, Faculdade de Formação de Professores - UERJ - Brazil
Renata Lopes de Almeida Rodrigues, Faculdade de Formação de Professores - UERJ - Brazil
In this session we problematize issues that emerge in our initial teacher education and teacher development practices. We claim that if teachers and learners work together to understand what goes on among them during their regular classes, they engage in and become responsible for the quality of their classroom lives.
Discussion Session: NPD Program: Increasing L2 Knowledge and Strategies for Pre-Service Teachers
Friday, May 20, 8:00 am, Room: Collegiate 
Nan Li, Claflin University
Mariette Dargan, Claflin University
Walter Lee, Claflin University
Jayuntay Williams, Claflin University
This presentation discusses second language (L2) teaching to English Language Learners through a project that aims at improving content knowledge in L2 acquisition. It also discusses practical teaching skills and strategies of pre-service teachers at an institution of higher education. This session benefits educators who need specific L2 knowledge and strategies.
Discussion Session: An Inter- and Intra-State Comparison of Language Teacher Education Programs
Friday, May 20, 8:00 am, Room: Faculty 
Susan A. Hildebrandt, Illinois State University
Anne Hlas, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Kelly Conroy, University of Texas - Austin
This session will examine the diverse requirements and characteristics of world language certification programs across and within eight states. Discussion will center around common and diverging requirements among LTE programs. Through a dynamic discussion, participants will examine the issues and analyze the significance of these variations.
Discussion Session: Observing Adult ESL Approaches in Action
Friday, May 20, 8:00 am, Room: Nolte 
Betsy Parrish, Hamline University
How can instructional video be used for adult ESL professional development? The presenter shares a video series that uses classroom footage and teacher interviews to demonstrate effective practices for literacy through transition-level classes. Funded through a foundation, the series is freely accessible to programs.
Discussion Session: Easing Language Teachers into the Profession through Comprehensive Induction
Friday, May 20, 8:00 am, Room: Northrop 
Richard Culp, Fairfax County Public Schools
Research provides overwhelming evidence that supported new teachers have fewer issues and are retained in greater numbers than those who do not receive mentoring support. This session will present the Fairfax County Public Schools mentoring model and will provide participants the opportunity to discuss their own mentoring and induction models.
Discussion Session: Collaboration with a Focus on Academic Language -- Preparing Teachers for Diverse Classrooms
Friday, May 20, 8:00 am, Room: Presidents 
Constance Walker, University of Minnesota
Tina Edstam, University of Minnesota
This session will examine the premise that collaborative practices within a school focusing on improving instruction for English language learners can effect change on many levels: individually, within a peer group, and within a school site or district. Teachers' experiences offer direction on structuring staff development to improve student learning.
Discussion Session: One-on-One Mentoring for Pre- and In-Service Teachers
Friday, May 20, 8:00 am, Room: Regents 
Ravinder Singh, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
What could be more helpful than senior colleagues' assistance in navigating demands of the workplace? Nonetheless, mentoring is not always welcome. This presentation addresses challenges faced by mentors and program administrators at the Defense Language Institute. Exemplar cases will be presented to illustrate both challenges and successes of the programs.
Discussion Session: Principled, Responsive Supervision: Beyond the Horizon, or Beyond Our Grasp?
Friday, May 20, 8:00 am, Room: Rotary 
Paul García, University of South Florida
Todd Hernández, Marquette University
This interactive presentation defines supervision as an essential component of teacher development. It simultaneously promotes benefits the novice FL/ESL instructor (K-12/GTA) and student achievement. Session activities are based on a three-part framework, thus assisting participants to formulate appropriate guidelines suitable for local implementation.


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