Presentations

2017 Presentations

TESOL 2017 Association Presentations in Seattle WA

Pre-Conference Institute:  Supporting Students with Interrupted Education.  Monday, March 20, 2017.  1:00 to 5:00 pm.  This session will list the common causes to interrupted education and assist participants in creating an educational atmosphere and program that best supports their academic acheivement.  Presenters:  Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio

Wednesday, March 22, 2017--Summing Up Math Language:  Frameworks, Activities, and Ideas that Empower.  Panel presentation on suggestions for building language and math skills simultaneously.  Presenters:  Kate Reynolds, Luciana de Oliviera, Judith O'Loughlin, and Brenda Custodio.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017--Colloquium on TESOL's Response to the Travel Ban. Panel will discuss the impact of the recent travel ban on visitor's from 7 countries and the 4 month halt to refugee resettlement into the United StatesPresenters;  Esther DeJoung, Dudley Reynolds, Brenda Custodio

Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  Discussion of Issues Regarding Students with Interrupted Education.  Roundtable discussion on this issue.  Facilitators:  Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio

Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  Let's Plan A Science Lesson Using Just Right Picture Books. This session will give practical suggestions for teaching science concepts with the assistance of picture books.  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.

Friday, March 24, 2017.  Issues and Challenges of Students with Interrupted Education.  This session will discuss the causes of students coming to western schools with interrupted education and what schools can do to support these students.  Presenters:  Brenda Custodio and Judith O'Loughlin.  (This session is being recorded and will be available for purchase through TESOL.)

Saturday, March 25, 2017.  Invited Session for K-12 Day.  3:00 and 4:15 pm.  This session will look at who are our newcomers and suggest some best practices for providing supports for our new arrivals.  Presenters:  Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio.

Fall 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017.  Book study/workshop for Ohio TESOL.  8:15-3:15.  An in-depth look at the book--  Students with Interrupted Formal Education:  Bridging Where They Are and What They Need by Brenda Custodio and Judith O'Loughlin.  Ashland University Campus in Columbus, OH.

Saturday, October 6, 2017.  Southeast TESOL.  Birmingham, AL.  Helping Newcomers Become Resilient:  The "I Have, I Am, I Can Model".  Presenters:  Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio.  

Wednesday, October 18, 2017.  WIDA Conference.  Tampa, FL.  Supporting Students with Interrupted Formal Education.  This session will discuss the causes of students coming to western schools with interrupted education and what schools can do to support these students.  Presenters:  Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio.

Friday, October 20, 2017.  CATESOL.  Santa Clara, CA.  Becoming an Advocate for English Learners.  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.

Saturday, October 21, 2017.  CATESOL.  Santa Clara, CA.  Picture Books in Content Instruction.  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.  

Friday, October 27, 2017.  Ohio TESOL.  Columbus, OH.  My Name, My Identity:  Respecting All Students' Identities and Cultures.  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.

Saturday, October 28, 2017.  Ohio TESOL.  Columbus, OH.  Saturday Plenary Speaker.  Supporting Students with Interrupted Formal Education.  This session will list the common causes to interrupted education and assist participants in creating an educational atmosphere and program that best supports their academic acheivement.  Presenters:  Brenda Custodio and Judith O'Loughlin.  

Saturday, November 4, 2017.  NETESOL. University of Vermont. Burlington, VT.   Writing to Persuade:  Teach Argument with Fiction and Non-Fiction Books.  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.  

Saturday, November 4, 2017.  NETESOL. University of Vermont. Burlington, VT.   Helping Newcomers Become Resilient:  The "I Have, I Am, I Can Model."  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.  

Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  Iowa Cultures and Languages Conference.  Coralville, IA.  Helping Newcomers Become Resilient:  The "I Have, I Am, I Can Model."  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.  

Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Iowa Cultures and Languages Conference.  Coralville, IA.  Five Best Practices for Students with Interrupted Formal Education.  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.   

 

Past Presentations

2016 Presentations

January 28--"Educational Considerations for Students with Undocumented Immigration Status", ESC Event, Columbus OH. This workshop will review on the challenges faced by undocumented students, with a particular focus on unaccompanied minors. Presenters: Brenda Custodio, Dana Weber, and Luis Macias.

 
March 8--"How to Design and Implement a Newcomer Program", Newcomer Bridge Event, Regional Educational Laboratory, Houston, TX
This one-day workshop will discuss the history, prevalence, and composition of newcomer programs in the US.  Presenters: Brenda Custodio and Deborah Short
 
 
March 19--"Refugees:  Implications for Educators."  Town Hall portion of COELEC Conference at Otterbein University, Westerville, OH.  Presenter:  Brenda Custodio
 
 
April 4 - PreK-12 Day Strand A "Academic Language and Common Core Expectations - Persuasion and Argument:  Shifting Focus for Writing Instruction in the Common Core, 10 -11:15 AM. The session will explore writing from sources, providing,evidence, and focusing on argument in Common Core writing standards lessons.  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin
 
 
April 4--Five Best Practices for New Arrivals, Pre-Convention Institute, TESOL Convention, Baltimore, MD
This four-hour workshop will introduce participants to the programming available to new arrivals and how classrooms can be made more supportive for this vulnerable population. Presenters:  Brenda Custodio and Judith O'Loughlin
 
April 6--Issues and Challenges for Students with Interrupted Formal Education, Latrobe Room (1-1:30), Baltimore Hilton, 2016 TESOL Convention.  Who are our SIFE students, where do they come from, and what can schools do to help them make the transition to US schools.  Presenters:  Brenda Custodio and Judith O'Loughlin
 
April 6:  Just Right Picture Books for Science Lessons and Science Experiments, Key 6, Hilton Baltimore (11:30-12:15) Hilton Baltimore, 2016 TESOL Convention.  The presentation focuses on the use of picture books to facilitate understanding of science concepts in science lessons and science experiments, meeting the NGSS.
Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin
 
June 22-23--Five Best Practices for New Arrivals, Sanibel Leadership Conference, Clearwater Beach, FL
This workshop will look at who are our new arrivals, and what schools can do to assist these students both academically and socially.  Presenters Brenda Custodio and Judith O'Loughlin
 

October 7, 2016--Issues and Challenges for Students with Interrupted Formal Education, Ohio TESOL, Columbus, OH.  Who are our SIFE students, where do they come from, and what can schools do to help them make the transition to US schools.  Presenter:  Brenda Custodio

November 2, 2016--Working with ELLs and their Families, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.  Presentation to pre-service teachers who plan to teach mainstream classes in Ohio.  Presenter:  Brenda Custodio

November 4, 2016--Faciliator for panel on challenges of refugee integration, Refugee Integration Conference, Columbus, OH.  Challenges of civic, social, economic, and linguistic integration of refugees in Central Ohio.  Facilitator:  Brenda Custodio 

November 8, 2016.--Educating ELLs in Central Ohio.  Licking Heights School District PD Day, Blacklick, OH.  Presentation to the faculty and staff of Licking Heights SD on the best practices for working with ELLs.  Presenter:  Brenda Custodio  

November 9, 2016--Using Children's Literature in an ESL Classroom, Columbus ESL Department PD Day, Columbus, OH.  Suggested titles and activities for using children's and adolescent literature in the ESL classrooms for Columbus City Schools.  Presenter:  Brenda Custodio

November 14, 2016.--Educating Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners.  SCOPE Conference, Columbus, OH.  Presentation to teachers in the youth correctional facilities of Ohio.  Presenter:  Brenda Custodio

November 19, 2016--Becoming an Advocate for English Learners.  CATESOL, San Diego, CA.  Tips on how to be a more effective advocate for your English learners.  Presenters:  Judith O'Loughlin and Laura Ruth Jacob.

November 19, 2016.--Powerful Picture Books:  Visual Literacy Skills Help Enhance Content Comprehension.  CATESOL, San Diego, CA.  Suggestions for using picture books to build background knowledge, build literacy and oral language development, and support academic content.  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.

November 19, 2016--Issues and Challenges for Students with Interrupted Formal Education.  CATESOL, San Diego, CA.  Who are our SIFE students, where do they come from, and what can schools do to help them make the transition to US schools.  Presenter:  Brenda Custodio.

 

2015 Presentations

TESOL Academy

Stockton University, Galloway, NJ
June 19-20, 2015

Title: The Warp and Woof of Writing: More Than Text Alone empowers Student Writers
Presenter: Judith O'Loughlin

WIDA National Conference

Tropicana Hotel and Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
October 15-17, 2015

Title: Five Best Practices for Academic Success for New Arrivals
Presenters: Dr. Brenda Custodio, Judith O'Loughlin

Past Presentations

Title Description
handout for Science Picture Book session This handout is a list of books appropriate for second language learners in a science class and accompanies the powerpoint presentation for the session, "Just Right Picture Books for Science Lessons and Science Experiments."
Just Right Picture Books for Science Lessons and Science Experiments This powerpoint presentation was given at the 2016 TESOL Convention in Baltimore, MD. Suggested titles of picture books to teach a unit on water conservation were discussed and possible experiments and activities were presented.
Issues SIFE Children Face Upon Arrival This handout is a list of the type of challenges and issues many children with interrupted education face after arrival.
Picture books for new arrivals This list is a sample of the types of picture books we recommend for new arrivals. Picture books provide critical content information in a visually appealing format without the cognitive overload found in many textbooks.
Presentation on students with interrupted education (SIFE) at TESOL Convention in Baltimore, April 2016. This presentation discusses the causes of interrupted education and what challenges these students face in US schools.
School visit to a middle and high school in Southeast Houston, North Shore Middle School and High School. Visits were made to the secondary newcomer programs in North Short, TX.
Teacher presentations at the REL bridge event in Houston. Teachers from 10 different Texas school districts shared ideas on how they support newcomers.
photos from the March 8 presentation in Houston TX Presenters at the Regional Educational Laboratory workshop: Linda Cavazos, Deborah Short and Brenda Custodio
Best Practices for English Language Learners Mahoning County Educational Service Center, Youngstown, Ohio
Presenter(s): Brenda Custodio
Date: June 15-16, 2015

Basic second language acquisition principles and literacy development for English Language Learners (ELLs).
Five Best Practices for Academic Success for Newcomers Presenter(s): Judith O'Loughlin, Brenda Custodio
Date: April 15-17, 2015

Idaho Elementary and Secondary Education Act Conference

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