Creating Community Across Languages and Cultures
The keynote speaker this year Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D., a professor in the Division of Education at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, NY. A Fulbright Scholar and author/editor of 15 books, Dr. Honigsfeld offers staff development primarily focusing on effective differentiated strategies and collaborative practices for ESL and general education teachers.
Following the keynote address, breakout sessions during the day will feature the work of Dr. Honigsfeld and many other professionals who will share their on topics ranging from:
- Co-teaching planning, collaboration and assessment
- Dual language instruction
- Understanding the perspectives of immigrant children
- The uses of poetry and storytelling
- Technology in the dual language classroom
- Other best practices
Hear first-hand success stories and other case studies of what school districts are doing to react to and prepare for larger populations of ELL students. Take away practices and plans that you can immediately implement in your classroom, school or home.
About the Keynote Speaker
Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D. is a professor in the Division of Education at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, NY. She teaches graduate education courses related to cultural and linguistic diversity, linguistics, ESL methodology, and action research. Before entering the field of teacher education, she was an English-as-a-foreign-language teacher in Hungary (Grades 5–8 and adult), an ESL teacher in New York City (Grades K–3 and adult), and a Hungarian language professor at New York University. She was the recipient of a doctoral fellowship at St. John’s University, where she conducted research on individualized instruction and learning styles. She has published extensively on working with English language learners and providing individualized instruction based on learning style preferences. She received a Fulbright Award to lecture in Iceland in the fall of 2002. In the past 12 years, she has been presenting at conferences across the United States, Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, the Philippines, and the United Arab Emirates. She frequently offers staff development primarily focusing on effective differentiated strategies and collaborative practices for English-as-a-second-language and generaleducation teachers. She coauthored a book, Differentiated Instruction for At-Risk Students (2009), and coedited a four-volume series, Breaking the Mold of Education (2010–2013), which were published by Rowman and Littlefield.
Program date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Location: UW Oshkosh, Reeve Memorial Union, Oshkosh, WI
Registration and Check-in: Saturday, March 14, 8 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Professional Fees Early Registration: $145 (on or before Feb. 28, 2015)
Regular Registration: $195 (beginning March 1, 2015)
Fees include instruction, materials, refreshments and lunch.