PRE-CONVENTION WORKSHOP SERIES
The Organizing Committee of the 5th VietTESOL International Convention 2019 (VIC 2019) is pleased to announce the speakers who will conduct 8 pre-convention workshops at the VietTESOL International Convention 2019. The workshop series will take place on October 10, 2019, at the University of Foreign Languages - Hue University, Hue City, Vietnam.
3-hour morning workshops include:
- "Action Research: A Good Idea for Practicing Teachers" where Prof. Fredricka L. Stroller and Prof. William Grabe will introduce an easily adaptable action research process for teachers as well as a framework for their own action research.
- “How language assessment works” by Richard Spiby, Test Development Researcher from the British Council, where participants have a chance to take an interactive approach to assessing skills, especially speaking and reading.
- “Teaching with More Student Interaction in the Vietnamese TESOL Classroom” by Dr. James M. Perren with an aim to help teachers modify their instruction to meet the need of their students and maximize their learning
- "Readers' Theater: Dramatically Improving Vocabulary, Comprehension and Fluency" by Amy King, RELO fellow will enable teachers to activate learners' imagination through interactive activities related to a section of a classic novel.
The afternoon workshops include:
- "Project-Based Learning in the New Tieng Anh 6-12 Series: Foundations and Classroom Practices" by John Niblett, Vu Thi Thanh Hue and Nguyen Thuy Linh will provide participants with both theory and current practices for English teachers of Grade 6 to 12.
- "Setting Students Up for Success: Strategic-Reader Training" by Prof. Fredricka L. Stroller from Northern Arizona University where participants can experience strategic-reader training techniques and consider how to incorporate them into classroom routines.
- “Curriculum Linked Assessments: Discovering Methodologies for Planning Courses with Consistent Feedback on Student Learning” by Leah Marie Passauer. This workshop targets at teachers who wish to practice backward curriculum design and linking different styles of assessments into multiple stages of the curriculum.
- “Cracking the Code: The Hidden Norms of Interviews” by Randy Littman (RELO fellow). This workshop specifically is targeted at those who are preparing for university admission, scholarship or job interview in the United States as it will “crack the code” of the hidden norms of interviewing.”