Literacy Education

USM Faculty, Current Students & Recent Graduates Present at 2015 Northern New England TESOL Conference

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Three current students and five recent graduates from the University of Southern Maine have been invited to share their work at the Northern New England Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NNE TESOL) Annual Fall Conference, along with faculty member Dr. Andrea Stairs-Davenport, of the Literacy, Language and Culture Program.  This conference will be held on November 7, 2015 at the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham.  USM presenters include:

Carie Garret, 2015 MSEd in Literacy with a concentration in ESL, Amy Kissel, 2015 MSEd in TESOL, & Marilia Martins, current student, MSEd in TEOSL: iPads for English Language Learners

Patty Jokiel, current student, MSEd in TESOL: Teaching and Assessing Academic Conversations

Rebecca Graham, 2012 MSEd in Literacy with a concentration in ESL: Phrasal Vocabulary: Training the Brain to Think like a Native Speaker

Heidi Haufe, 2015 Certificate of Advanced Study Study in ESL: Reading a Variety of Genres as Model Texts for Writing

Beth Skotarczak, current student, MSEd in TESOL: Breaking Down Expository Text to Improve Comprehension for ELLs

Dr. Andrea Stairs-Davenport, Program Coordinator and Associate Professor in Literacy, Language and Culture, & Ayla Zeimer, 2015 MS in Counseling: How Prepared are K-12 Classroom Teachers to Effectively Teach ELLs?

For more information about this upcoming conference, please visit the NNE TESOL website at: http://www.nnetesol.org/annualconference/2015-conference-keynote/