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Thu Jan 23 2020, 9:00am–10:00am, DTC 676
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Teachers need PD that is individualized and promotes reflective, autonomous practice. This presentation
explains the benefits of using techniques in Cognitive Coaching to meet with teachers in what I call a 3-
Point Observation. These 3-Point Observations utilize Cognitive Coaching mind maps and paralanguage
to guide teachers toward deeper PD.

Presenters
Leanna Ross, ELS Language Centers
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Case Western Reserve University
Thu Jan 23 2020, 9:00am–10:00am, DTC 667
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

With the increasing number of Graduate Pathway programs and graduate students in IEP programs at institutions across the country, an obstacle to matriculation is often a GMAT or GRE score. This presentation will address how to improve the curriculum in these courses and in turn improve matriculation rates. 

Presenters
Julie Zwart, INTO OSU
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Oregon State University
Thu Jan 23 2020, 9:00am–10:00am, DTC 668
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

In this session, we will present the relevant skills to filter out the good quality agents, from what some might view as an overwhelming number of agencies in the field.  This session will offer participants tips on how to build and maintain effective and durable partnerships with agents.

Presenters
Alice Ritson, StudyTravel
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
N/A
Thu Jan 23 2020, 9:00am–10:00am, DTC 665
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

This session will present and examine different resources schools can develop to support international students dealing with mental health issues and crisis. Without the large support of a university system how can we best help our students?

Presenters
Meredith Mara, Massachusetts International Academy
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Thu Jan 23 2020, 9:00am–10:00am, DTC 673-674
Thu Jan 23 2020, 9:00am–10:00am, DTC 675
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

With frequent declining enrollment, it is increasingly important to innovate to stay afloat. Presenters share changes they’ve made to their programming, pricing, partnerships and promotional techniques that have helped them reverse the trend and actually increase revenue.  Attendees leave with ten practical ideas they can implement in their own IEPs.

Presenters
Mr James Stakenburg, English Language Institute
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Pace University
Ms. Noga La'or, English Language Institute
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Long Island University
Thu Jan 23 2020, 10:10am–11:10am, DTC 619
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

With the influx of Saudi students coming to the US for English and higher education, ESL programs are presented with unique opportunities for growth and also with specific cultural challenges to be bridged in order to motivate these students and assure their success in the English classroom and college experience.

Presenters
Mrs. Paola C Armfield, Divine Word College
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Divine Word College
Thu Jan 23 2020, 10:10am–11:10am, DTC 676
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Student services practitioners play a crucial role in supporting students, and the purview of IEP student services is vast and varied. Creating a unified vision and purpose for those in these roles is challenging, as is advancing individual professional standards and competencies. We approached this challenge with a student-affairs-in-higher-education framework.

Presenters
Michele Miller, Intensive English Language Program at Portland State University
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Portland State University
Kristi Kang, Intensive English Language Program
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Portland State University
Ella Barrett, Intensive English Language Program
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Portland State University
Thu Jan 23 2020, 10:10am–11:10am, DTC 675
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

This presentation will discuss the results of a qualitative content analysis of a virtual community of practice associated with Intensive English Programs. Member perceptions of the topics, tools, and participation practices within the VCoP will be presented. Some key findings include knowledge hoarding, privacy concerns, and brand awareness.

Presenters
Nell Rose Hill, PhD, Ivy Tech Community College
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Thu Jan 23 2020, 10:10am–11:10am, DTC 673-674
Thu Jan 23 2020, 10:10am–11:10am, DTC 668
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Students continue to come to the US to study in secondary schools. These students present an opportunity for IEP's to develop programming for these students in the summer months and at break times. Come learn about the numbers of students involved and about how to access these students.

Presenters
Lisa Besso, Global Education Professionals
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
n/a
Jeff Hutcheson, Global Education Professionals, Inc.
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Rider University
Thu Jan 23 2020, 10:10am–11:10am, DTC 665
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

When students are interested they work harder, persist longer, and remember more accurately. Authentic, relevant and global content, incredible photography, fascinating stories, and inspiring ideas from National Geographic Learning and TED catch and hold students’ interest. Join us as we demonstrate how great content prepares students for academic success.

Presenters
Andrew O'Shea, National Geographic Learning
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
N/A
Thu Jan 23 2020, 10:10am–11:10am, DTC 667
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Assessment for Learning (AFL) is a collaborative method where learners and instructors both evaluate the learner's current skillset to identify knowledge gains and gaps for future learning. This workshop will demonstrate to IEP professionals how to utilize/choose images from (photographs, websites, digital-media, art, television) to create successful AFL-ESL activities.

Presenters
Dr. Nicholas Santavicca, PHD, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Torin Shriver, UMASS DARTMOUTH
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Thu Jan 23 2020, 11:20am–12:20pm, DTC 668
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Digital content, blended learning, or print books: teachers make daily decisions on how to leverage content to achieve the best learning for students. In this session, we will examine how to make adjustments using high and low tech solutions to improve alignment to measurable program outcomes, while reducing teacher workloads. 

Presenters
Sara Davila, Pearson
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Thu Jan 23 2020, 11:20am–12:20pm, DTC 667
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

University-bound international students require social and cultural programming in order to best support student transition and retention.  This session will look at orientation building blocks for international students based on best practices at Miami University, components which could transfer well individually, or in combination, to diverse pathway and IEP settings.  

 

Presenters
Carol Olausen, Miami University
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Miami University of Ohio
Thu Jan 23 2020, 11:20am–12:20pm, DTC 676
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

New curriculum development has implications for teacher preparedness, planning, program resources, methodology and program culture. Using a case study approach, the presenters describe how their institution transformed an inadequate college preparation program in response to lack of readiness among students who progressed to college-level courses.

Presenters
Ms. Karen M. Bowley, Showa Boston Institute for Language and Culture
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Showa Women's University
Alan Broomhead, Showa Boston Institute for Language and Culture
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Showa Women's University
John McCarthy, Showa Boston Institute for Language and Culture
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Showa Women's University
Thu Jan 23 2020, 11:20am–12:20pm, DTC 673-674
Thu Jan 23 2020, 11:20am–12:20pm, DTC 619
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

IEPs can no longer rely on teaching English primarily to university-bound students. We will share experiences, advice, and unresolved questions about broadening our scope by deploying our core competencies of English language teaching and training to various learner groups and contexts to capitalize on new opportunities to raise our value.  

Presenters
Dr. Jane Robison, English Language Institute, Missouri State University
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Pascal Hamon, Missouri State University English Language Institute
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Terry Barakat, English Language Institute - Missouri State University
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Ashlea Betzen-Miyauchi, English Language Institute, Missouri State University
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Jennifer Johnston, Missouri State University English Language Institute
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Missouri State University
Thu Jan 23 2020, 11:20am–12:20pm, DTC 665
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

This session will explore different methods of training new DSOs and updating seasoned DSOs with current SEVP regulations.

Presenters
Mathelda Molina, ELS Language Centers
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Anna Iskandarian, Masters in Education, ELS Language Center
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Thu Jan 23 2020, 12:30pm–1:40pm, DTC 673-674
Thu Jan 23 2020, 1:40pm–2:40pm, DTC 668
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

One aspect that can make or break the international student experience is housing. In this session, we will discuss the housing program of an IEP with on campus dormitory housing and a homestay program and strategies on starting and building a housing program and maintain high student satisfaction. 

Presenters
Ms. Rhianna E Weber, ELS Riverdale
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Thu Jan 23 2020, 1:40pm–2:40pm, DTC 665
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

In this session, participants will learn about the history and beginning of a 30-year partnership between a Japanese University and Ohio University.   The presenters will describe how the partnership began, the interdisciplinary model used during the study abroad, and strategies/tips for maintaining a strong partnership.

Presenters
Becky Challenger, OPIE
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Ohio University
Dr. Gerry Krzic, OPIE
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Ohio University
Thu Jan 23 2020, 1:40pm–2:40pm, DTC 673-674
Thu Jan 23 2020, 1:40pm–2:40pm, DTC 676
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Research suggests that, when appropriately implemented, students and instructors both benefit from a framework where instructors advise students. INTO OSU applied this model in Summer 2019. Based on this experience, INTO OSU advisors and managers will discuss challenges and strategies to smoothly implement an instructor-advisor model at participants’ institutions.

Presenters
Jeffrey Fowler, MATESOL, INTO OSU
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Oregon State University
Julie Zwart, MAIS, INTO OSU
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Oregon State University
Richard Hahn, MATESOL, INTO OSU
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Oregon State University
Thu Jan 23 2020, 1:40pm–2:40pm, DTC 667
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Session provides :

insight into robustness, integrity, and predictive validity of Britain’s English Language Exams, aiding  in understanding the positive and tangible impacts of test adoption in the admission process.

broad overview of the UK Test Assessment Market, diving deep into an understanding of test development and Britain’s Test Accreditation systems.

Presenters
Lisa Besso, Global Education Professionals
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Trinity College London
Thu Jan 23 2020, 1:40pm–2:40pm, DTC 675
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Operating an IEP in a state that requires licensing can be overwhelming - the rules change midstream, deadlines don't always match your school calendar and some standards can feel impossible to achieve. Based on the pemise that accreditation helps is be our best, where does state licensing fit in?

Presenters
Haviva Parnes, EC English Language Centers
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
N/A
Thu Jan 23 2020, 1:40pm–2:40pm, DTC 619
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Learn how you can enhance English language teaching capacity abroad through 10-month paid teaching fellowships designed by U.S. Embassies for experienced U.S. TESOL professionals. As an English Language Fellow, you can provide English language instruction, conduct teacher training, and develop resources. Join us to hear from program staff and alumni.

Presenters
Caroline Nabors, The U.S. Department of State English Language Programs
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Thu Jan 23 2020, 2:50pm–3:50pm, DTC 676
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

CEA is the specialized accreditor for postsecondary intensive English programs and accredits over 340 programs and institutions worldwide. In preparation for a 10-year review of the CEA Standards, scheduled for 2020, a survey was administered. Results and a discussion of the review process and future activities will be presented.

Presenters
Heidi Vellenga, CEA
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Emily Vandermade, CEA
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Thu Jan 23 2020, 2:50pm–3:50pm, DTC 673-674
Thu Jan 23 2020, 2:50pm–3:50pm, DTC 667
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Concerning times demand innovative approaches. This session explores the innovation taking place in the ESL/IEP profession and how US-based IEPs of all types are broadening their portfolios in providing students and organizations, from their backyard to across the pond, effective and successful programming. 

Presenters
Jeff Hutcheson, Global Education Professionals, Inc.
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Lisa Besso, Global Education Professionals
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Patricia Juza, StudyColorado
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
University of Colorado
Thu Jan 23 2020, 2:50pm–3:50pm, DTC 675
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

An interactive session which explores ways to boost staff and teacher morale and create a positive team culture in your organization. This session is open to all, regardless of experience. 

Presenters
Rachel Wells, Intrax International Training and Exchange
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Thu Jan 23 2020, 2:50pm–3:50pm, DTC 665
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Ignite life into your IELTS test prep class! This interactive session covers the structure and assessment criteria of the speaking section of IELTS and introduces teachers to an engaging impromptu speaking task that builds confidence and fluency. This session is useful to any teachers of English language learners. 

Presenters
Misty Wilson, IELTS USA
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Thu Jan 23 2020, 3:50pm–4:10pm, DTC 673-674
Thu Jan 23 2020, 4:10pm–5:10pm, DTC 673-674
Thu Jan 23 2020, 4:10pm–5:10pm, DTC 675
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

The demands of graduate programs differ significantly from undergraduate programs.  When students need intensive English instruction before progression into these programs, one size doesn't fit all.  This session will present ways how intensive English programs can prepare students for pathway programs and university progression.  

Presenters
Jerry Archer, INTO Oregon State University
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Thu Jan 23 2020, 4:10pm–5:10pm, DTC 619
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

When changes occur in language schools/programs, it can often feel that there are top down decisions being made that may not always be presented effectively. We discuss experiences and best practices for change management and how to create psychological safety for employees during a time of tumultuous change. 

Presenters
Emma Tudor, EF International Language Campuses
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
N/A
Thu Jan 23 2020, 4:10pm–5:10pm, DTC 665
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Mentorship programs can address many of the academic and socio-emotional challenges that face IEP students.  This interactive session provides strategies for building and sustaining an effective program that pairs IEP students with members of the undergraduate community and harnesses the power of peer influence to increase student success and well-being.

Presenters
Lisa Taglang, MSEd., University of Pennsylvania English Language Programs
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Thu Jan 23 2020, 4:10pm–5:10pm, DTC 667
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Administrators have many junctures to foster the best from instructors they manage.  This presentation will look at two critical points: teacher orientations and classroom-observation debriefings.  Culled from time-tested interactions, the material covered will review best practices and valuable takeaways to elicit more seamlessly operating programs with confident, effective instructors. 

Presenters
Katie Pugel, UCI Division of Continuing Education
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
N/A
Thu Jan 23 2020, 4:10pm–5:10pm, DTC 668
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

In this session, participants see how an administrative faculty IEP uses PowerPoint videos in two different ways: as an instructor tool in the classroom, and as a training tool for faculty. PowerPoint videos are great content builders that enhance student experience in both the face-to-face classrooms and online platforms. 

Presenters
Jacqueline Gianico, Penn State University
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Thu Jan 23 2020, 4:10pm–5:10pm, DTC 676
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

During this session, participants willl learn about the U.S. Commerical Service and how the agency can support IEP's international recruitment efforts through a variety of program offerings. Participants will learn about global market trends in demand for IEPs, identify markets of opportunity, and tools that will optimize global recruitment strategies. 

Presenters
Mrs. Gabriela Zelaya, U.S. Commercial Service
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Thu Jan 23 2020, 5:30pm–7:30pm, Stafford House
Fri Jan 24 2020, 8:00am–8:50am, DTC 673-674
Fri Jan 24 2020, 9:00am–10:00am, DTC 619
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Norming of placement writing exams and term writing tests is essential in an IEP. Successful norming ensures interrater reliability and increases instructor confidence. This session will present a solid model of norming writing assignments through training, follow-up, and consistent application that is proven to work.

Presenters
Adriana Treadway, Spring International Language Center
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Michelle Snead, Spring International Language Center
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Fri Jan 24 2020, 9:00am–10:00am, DTC 668
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Benefits for an IEP program to align with the CEFR level system using the latest assessment tools such as Linguaskill. 

Presenters
Pascal Hamon, English Language Institute
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Missouri State University
Peter Novak, Cambridge Assessment English, a non-teaching department of Cambridge University.
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Fri Jan 24 2020, 9:00am–10:00am, DTC 673-674
Fri Jan 24 2020, 9:00am–10:00am, DTC 665
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

To better address changing student needs and campus practices, the Learning Center at INTO OSU transitioned from traditional appointment-based tutoring to a resource center with open lab tutoring. The presenters will explain the process and beneficial reasons for the changes and discuss how to replicate this at other institutions. 

Presenters
Rochelle King, INTO Oregon State University
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Bradi Van Atta, INTO Oregon State University
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Fri Jan 24 2020, 9:00am–10:00am, DTC 676
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Karin Fischer is a long time international education reporter, currently writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education, the New York Times, and other publications. Last summer, she launched a weekly blog called, latitudes, which provides additoinal news, analysis, and observations on international education. Come join in a Q & A session with and learn about trends and issues affecting international education.

Presenters
Karin Fischer, Center for Studies in Higher Education
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Fri Jan 24 2020, 9:00am–10:00am, DTC 675
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

The changing landscape of IEPs requires program adaptation. Presenters take participants on a figurative journey through their IEP’s restructure, sharing components to be addressed, resources required, and time needed for each component. Attendees leave with a more realistic expectation of the complexity and long-term nature of a program restructure.

Presenters
Sigrun Biesenbach-Lucas, PhD, Georgetown University
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Marcel Bolintiam, Georgetown University
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Heather Gregg Zitlau, Georgetown University
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
n/a
Fri Jan 24 2020, 9:00am–10:00am, DTC 667
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Parents play a key role in study abroad decisions, part of the recruitment effort should include messaging speaking to their concerns and hopes. Parents’ priorities will differ according to where they live – conduct market research to ensure your communications hit the right mark and continue to focus on retention. 

 

 

Presenters
Rachel Durcan, ICEF
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
N/A
Fri Jan 24 2020, 10:10am–11:10am, DTC 675
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Pathway programs offer a unique opportunity to implement content-based instruction when English language classes are partnered with general education courses in the host university.  This presenter shares five principles of content-based instruction and how they can be utilized in pathway program courses and a range of other teaching contexts.

Presenters
Kyle Butler, Ohio Program of Intensive English
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Ohio University
Fri Jan 24 2020, 10:10am–11:10am, DTC 673-674
Fri Jan 24 2020, 10:10am–11:10am, DTC 668
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

How do you feel when your rideshare app adds 2 minutes to your pick up time? Frustrated.  International students in 2020 have grown up only knowing on-demand service.  Our IEP found ways to meet their expectations using free services to facilitate applications, advisement, and payment in a 100% digital way.

Presenters
Daniel A. Lenkowsky, English Language Institute (ELI), Pace University
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Fri Jan 24 2020, 10:10am–11:10am, DTC 665
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

To build a successful student recruitment campaign requires the processes, the people, and proper follow-up strategies to communicate and convert those leads when they arrive.  We will introduce best practices in converting inquiries to enrollment by using top CRM functions, prioritization & categorization, and some old-school secrets.

Presenters
Mr. Scott Cross, Higher Education Marketing
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Fri Jan 24 2020, 10:10am–11:10am, DTC 619
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

This presentation explains the major components of a grammar for writing course aiming to facilitate learners’ accuracy in writing. These include the use of engaging texts as input and models, language analysis activities, systematic corrective feedback, and learners’ error analyses. Course materials and learners’ writings will be used as illustrations.

Presenters
Linh Phung, Chatham University
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Fri Jan 24 2020, 10:10am–11:10am, DTC 676
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Every IEP program is unique in its educational mission and available resources – which can make it challenging to set score requirements for placement purposes.  This session will review the goals and steps of a well-designed standard setting process using the TOEFL ITP Test to illustrate core concepts.

Presenters
Marian Crandall, ETS TOEFL
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Fri Jan 24 2020, 10:10am–11:10am, DTC 667
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Divisiveness in the US has paused some conversations and programming surrounding cross-cultural competence and engagement with international students. This discussion/workshop seeks to develop tools for teachers and administrators to engage in conversations with people in the broader community so that the work of deeper connections between cultures can continue. 

Presenters
Margo Wolfe, Ph.D., Gannon University
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Fri Jan 24 2020, 11:20am–12:15pm, DTC 673-674
Fri Jan 24 2020, 11:20am–12:15pm, DTC 673-674
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Academic reading circles can be an important tool to facilitate comprehension, fluency, and engagement in readings of both academic and literary texts, as well as encourage critical thinking and personal responsibility in students.  This session will demonstrate how to create successful ARCs in your own classrooms.  Handouts will be provided.

Presenters
Heather Ditzer, Columbia College and English for Academic Purposes
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Fri Jan 24 2020, 11:20am–12:15pm, DTC 673-674
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Many IEP classrooms are facing lower student numbers and a wider range of English language proficiencies in the same classroom.  Participants will learn how to scaffold content, process, and product for a range of language proficiency levels in the IEP classroom. Practical examples of instructional strategies will be given.

Presenters
Ann Makikalli, University of Denver
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Fri Jan 24 2020, 11:20am–12:15pm, DTC 673-674
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Is your program designed with progress in mind? In this session, we will learn how to use learning metrics informed by the Common European Framework of Reference and Global Scale of English to identify specific learning distributions and create custom programs to consistently deliver measurable learning results.

Presenters
Sara Davila, Pearson
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Fri Jan 24 2020, 11:20am–12:15pm, DTC 673-674
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

What makes great customer service in student services? How can we make a difference in our students' lives? We will consider the IEP experience from our students' point of view, and offer two Japanese concepts for meeting their needs and helping them reach their full potential outside the classroom. 

Presenters
Dr. Alan Broomhead, Showa Boston
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Showa Women's University
Miyo Takahashi Le, Showa Boston
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Showa Women's University
Fri Jan 24 2020, 11:20am–12:15pm, DTC 673-674
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Providing detailed, quality feedback on student progress either uses up precious prep time or gets pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. Online documentation has cut our admin time, improved our record keeping and teacher-to-teacher communication, and increased the amount of quality, individualized feedback for students.

Presenters
Deanna Jo Berget, EF Education First
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
EF Executive Language Institute
Fri Jan 24 2020, 11:20am–12:15pm, DTC 673-674
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Investing in meaningful interactions costs little, if anything. This investment has a positive impact on students’ learning experiences and engagement. Within our program, we are working to highlight the importance of the collaborative efforts of teaching faculty and student services educators to promote student success, to the benefit of all.

Presenters
Ella Barrett, Intensive English Language Program
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Portland State University
Kristi Kang, Intensive English Language Program
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Portland State University
Michele Miller, Intensive English Language Program at Portland State University
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
Portland State University
Allison Lake, The English Language Center at the University of Denver
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Fri Jan 24 2020, 12:15pm–1:30pm, DTC 673-674
Fri Jan 24 2020, 1:30pm–2:30pm, DTC 619
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Universities that decide to start a pathway program face a major decision on whether to create their own in-house program or partner with a third-party, for-profit provider. Using a case study of one university that experienced both types of programs, the presenters share data, analyses, and insights. 

Presenters
Mr. Kenneth Janjigian, American University
Host Institution (if applicable; please insert "NA" if not applicable):
NA
Fri Jan 24 2020, 1:30pm–2:30pm, DTC 668
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

When revieiwing  the needs of EAP students--to succeed on essay exams, write research papers, enter into academic discussions and give presentations--, students need to be able synthesize information from a variety of sources--lectures, textbooks, research articles, etc.  A well designed dictogloss can serve all of these needs.

Presenters
Ronald W Bradley, MAT, Global TEFL
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Fri Jan 24 2020, 1:30pm–2:30pm, DTC 673-674
Fri Jan 24 2020, 1:30pm–2:30pm, DTC 675
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Language Learning Projects (LLPs) are an excellent way to make the connection between classroom and autonomous learning. The presenters share their experiences incorporating LLPs in ESL and EFL contexts, involving both students and NNESTs. Examples of projects as well as practical guidelines for creating them will be included. 

Presenters
Deborah K Pfeifer, MS, Fort Hays State University
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Sharon A Graham, MA TESOL, Fort Hays State University
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Fri Jan 24 2020, 1:30pm–2:30pm, DTC 676
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Learn more about opportunities for partnering with IIE to implement customized programming for sponsored students. We’ll review best practices and tips for navigating the RFP process from successful proposal submission through program implementation and close-out.

Intro and Overview of IIE

Overview/Examples of IIE’s work with the IEP sector

Individual Grantee Placements at IEPs

Custom Programs

Types/Examples

RFP – What, when, how, why??

RFP Response Best Practices/Tips

Custom Program Implementation Best Practices/Tips

Q&A

Presenters
Kathryn Courvoisier, IIE
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Fri Jan 24 2020, 1:30pm–2:30pm, DTC 667
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We surveyed international students about their views on issues ranging from gender to consumerism, and we surveyed IEP professionals on their views and responsibility in cultivating empathy. The result has been a year-long initiative to develop programming that inspires respectful discussion and open mindedness among international students.

Presenters
Ms. Gretchen M Dee, MA, ELS Language Center
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Dominican University
Fri Jan 24 2020, 2:40pm–3:40pm, DTC 665
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

EAP students often struggle to understand the importance of academic integrity. Through a 4-step warning protocol, scaffolded activities using sources, and noticing activities based on real-world examples, teachers can get students where they need to be in order to succeed in an academic environment.

Presenters
Cali Pettijohn, English Language Institute
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Missouri State University
Ashlea Betzen, English Language Institute
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Missouri State University
Chaz Miller, English Language Institute
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Missouri State University
Iris Kidula, English Language Institute
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Missouri State University
Fri Jan 24 2020, 2:40pm–3:40pm, DTC 667
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

While literacy skills are fundamental for academic success, encouraging IEP students to read outside of class can be challenging.  Creating a reading club can reinforce skill development and promote pleasure reading.  This presentation will describe two approaches to starting reading clubs and share recommendations to increase participation and attendance.

Presenters
Kirsten Stauffer, University of Colorado Boulder
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International English Center
Fri Jan 24 2020, 2:40pm–3:40pm, DTC 673-674
Fri Jan 24 2020, 2:40pm–3:40pm, DTC 676
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Many have heard that thriving in times of change means implementing innovative Marketing strategies, but what does that mean? How much does that actually cost? Is it really possible to reach international students with a dwindling travel budget? How do we quantify marketing efforts like emails, likes and retweets?

Presenters
Samantha Talavera, Global Launch
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Arizona State University
Fri Jan 24 2020, 2:40pm–3:40pm, DTC 675
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Reflective teaching is an effective and accessible form of professional development.  Two IEP teachers have tried a new approach and enrolled in yearlong foreign language classes in order to understand their own students better and ultimately become more effective teachers.  This presentation will offer the highlights of their year-long endeavor. 

 

Presenters
Mrs. Felicia Manor, English Language Center at the University of Denver
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Fri Jan 24 2020, 2:40pm–3:40pm, DTC 668
Session or Poster Description/Abstract (Max 50 Words)

Students are frequently reluctant to ask for help for academic or personal issues.  They realize the need when it is too late.  This workshop explores activities and techniques to help students identify areas of need and encourage them to reach out for help, while acknowledging that this is a process.

Presenters
Alison Grant, NA
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Sally Shaffer, NA
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