Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Regional ESL Conference

Best Practices for English Language Learners in Our Colleges and Communities

Delaware County Community College has partnered with Reading Area Community College to spend a day networking and exploring ways to support ESL students in Pennsylvania community colleges as well as institutions in nearby states.

Tuesday, May 16
Marple Campus
Large Auditorium
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Keynote Address: Teaching Transitional Learners – Understanding Academic Success

Sara Davila

Sara is the Learning Expert in Higher Education for Pearson English, working on curriculum and content development for global products. Her personal work including materials, teacher development tools, lesson plans and worksheets can be found @saradivila.com.

Featured Sessions & Panels

  • Non-native Speakers in Our Communities:
  • How Community Groups Can Help    
  • ESL Program Sequence at RACC
  • Effectively Using Canvas in ESL Classrooms
  • Navigating ELL Students Through Content Area Courses
  • ESL Placement Testing Panel

Cost

Free. Lunch is included for participants who register in advance. 

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Schedule

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8:30-9 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
9-9:15 a.m. Welcome
Dean Nicholas Wernicki
9:15-10 a.m. Non-native Speakers in Our Communities: How Community Groups Can Help
Moderator: Diane Picciani, Panelists: Bahiva Cabral-Johnson, Mary Ann Broz, Patricia Scepansky and John Linder
10-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15-11:15 a.m. Teaching Transitional Learners--Understanding Academic Success 
Keynote Speaker: Sara Davila
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Breakout Discussions/Regroup. Response to keynote
Moderator: Chayawan Sonchaeng
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch & Publisher Booths
1:30-2:30 p.m.

Special Interest Sessions:

a) ESL Program Sequence at RACC
Presenter: Eleisha Moreno

b) Effectively Using Canvas in ESL Classrooms
Presenter: Crystal Schilthuis.

c) Navigating ELL Students Through Content Area Courses Presenters: Jennifer Bell and Rose Obeid.

d) ESL Placement Testing Panel
Moderator: Kevin Coots
Panelists: Sara Davila, Carol Mullin, Kay Litman, and Katie Lozier

2:30-3 p.m. Closing / Evaluations