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



Grace Low

Houston Community College – Gulfton Campus


Plenary Abstracts


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.



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