18th ARTESOL Annual Convention
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Puán 470, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
Friday, July 16 – Saturday, July 17, 2004
Expanding our Professional Role
Houston Community College – Gulfton Campus
Letting Your Precepts Drive Your Teaching
What drives the courses that we teach?
Our teaching can be transformed if we base it on the precepts that we really
believe rather than simply working through the textbook. The presenter will give
examples of such precepts and explain how they can be applied to any course.
Basing Writing Rubrics on Actual Student Writing
A writing placement rubric is most effective if based on features that appear in
actual student work rather than on a teacher’s intuitions of such features.
Creating such a rubric is a satisfying and sometimes surprising project. The
distinctions along the continuum in given categories (development, vocabulary,
grammar, general comprehensibility) sometimes run counter to intuition.
Leadership Development for ESOL Professionals, Part One:
Discovering the Leader in You
Is it true that there is a hidden leader in everyone? How can you tap into your
own unique qualities and discover your potential for leadership? The presenter
will discuss principles of effective leadership, models of leadership, and
applications that all participants can find useful and satisfying.
Leadership Development for ESOL Professionals, Part Two:
The Busy Leader
Many of us would like to contribute more to our workplace and our profession,
but we feel we just don’t have the time. How can busy leaders manage our time,
build teams, and bring out the best in others? This presentation will offer
guidelines, models, and applications that everyone can use.