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2017 WEDNESDAY CUNY ADULT LITERACY ESOL NIGHT

CUNY Adult Literacy Programs

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

2017  WEDNESDAY CUNY ADULT LITERACY ESOL NIGHT

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CUNY Adult Literacy ESOL Night 2017

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5

at The Lower East Side Tenement Museum


DIRECTIONS:

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, NEW BUILDING
103 Orchard Street
B or D to Grand Street; F to Delancey Street; or J, M or Z to Essex Street
For more information, visit:

http://www.tenement.org/directions.html

 

SCHEDULE:

6:00 - 6:20: Registration and Light Refreshments / idNYC Representative

6:20 - 7:35: Session One - Choose ONE workshop

7:40 - 8:55: Session Two - Choose ONE workshop

8:55 - 9:00: Evaluations


 Session One (6:20-7:35 p.m.)

 

Learning Management Systems (LMSs): Enable teachers to manage multiple aspects of their classroom -grades, attendance, discussion boards, handouts, etc. – all in one place.

Aiyana Brooks, ESOL Instructor, Hunter College SPELL Program (or whatever Kristin’s says)

Using an LMS can help a teacher become more efficient and can often lead to better student engagement. In this presentation, you will gain an overview of what an LMS does and how it can help you manage your classroom. You will also learn about Schoology, a free, web-based LMS that you can access by logging into its website or by downloading the mobile app. Participants are encouraged to bring their cell phones to participate in a live demo of Schoology. No prior knowledge with LMSs or with Schoology is assumed.

 

Shared Journeys and Your Story, Our Story: Using Object-Based Stories to Connect Family Histories Across Barriers

Victoria Marin, Your Story, Our Story Project Coordinator, Lower East Side Tenement Museum

The Your Story, Our Stories project is a digital exhibit that connects material artifacts with powerful narratives of immigration, migration and becoming American across ethnic, cultural and generational boundaries.  Participating Shared Journeys (ESOL) students will visit the Tenement Museum then consider the role that objects (loosely defined: heirlooms, articles of clothing, official records, recipes, etc.) have played in cultivating their own family histories and personal identities, and will ultimately write stories reflecting on their experiences.  In this session, we will share the platform the museum is using to collect exhibit submissions, examine a variety of sample entries, review the ESOL curriculum around the project, and participate in a sample Your Story, Our Story for Shared Journeys workshop.

 

User-Friendly Technology: Resources for all Classrooms

Raheem Miller, IT Specialist, Regional Adult Education Network (RAEN)

This Digital Literacy Common Core aligned session provides English as a Second Language, and Adult Basic Education teachers with resources to enhance or foster technology use during classroom instruction.  All websites and apps utilized in this session are directed towards the Adult Ed classrooms.

 

Shop Life Tour: Tenement Museum Tour 

Pedro Garcia, Education Associate for Training and Outreach, Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Family-run stores filled the lower level of 97 Orchard for over a century, where they struggled to adapt to an ever-changing neighborhood and achieve the American Dream. Visit the 1870s German saloon of John and Caroline Schneider, and use interactive media to trace the stories of turn-of-the-century kosher butchers, a 1930s auctioneer, and 1970s undergarment discounters.

Session Two (7:40 - 8:55 p.m.)

 

JERMAINE’S TITLE HERE

Jermaine Onwubere, ESOL Instructor, Borough of Manhattan Community College

 

Using Visual Thinking Strategies and Multiple Intelligence Theory to Teach Media Literacy to Adult English Language Learners 

Jordan Van Horn, USCIS Program Coordinator, CIET, LaGuardia Community College

Why is it important to equip our students with the skills to analyze and evaluate news content, images, and sources? What are the challenges and opportunities that arise in teaching our students how to assess images, articles, and embedded perspectives and values in media? This workshop will examine several approaches to teaching media literacy to English Language Learners of intermediate and advanced proficiency levels. Building upon the theory of visual thinking strategies and multiple intelligence, participants will explore and sample tasks that use students' existing skills and talents to demonstrate their knowledge in creative ways that allow for new opportunities in language production and development.

 

Using Newsela’s PRO Features and More

Alysia Belle and Emily Lepkowski

During our presentation we will be demoing Newsela PRO's features. We will also be discussing Newsela's A Mile in Our Shoes program, which is a collaboration between Newsela, Teaching Tolerance and Define American. A Mile in Our Shoes is meant to promote empathy and inclusion through reading. Newsela has curated Text Sets that give students the opportunity to read about different perspectives and lived experiences: people of varying backgrounds, skin colors, religions, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, and nations of origin. Students will build understanding and reflect on the similarities and differences in their own experiences, and educators will gain the tools to foster rich discussions to promote identity, diversity, justice, and action within and beyond their classrooms.


Shop Life Tour: Tenement Museum Tour 

Pedro Garcia, Education Associate for Training and Outreach, Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Family-run stores filled the lower level of 97 Orchard for over a century, where they struggled to adapt to an ever-changing neighborhood and achieve the American Dream. Visit the 1870s German saloon of John and Caroline Schneider, and use interactive media to trace the stories of turn-of-the-century kosher butchers, a 1930s auctioneer, and 1970s undergarment discounters.


MATERIALS REQUESTS

 

All ESOL Night handouts and lesson plans can be found on Dropbox in the ESOL folder: http://bit.ly/1DRq0le

 

Our online request form for ordering CUNY books, WANY materials, and class sets is now in use at: 082216 NEW FORM: http://tinyurl.com/cunyorderformFY17

Through this online request form you can order the following:

  • WANY low level readers (“My Name is…”)
  • WANY Study Guides
  • Class sets of any books on the CUNY Class Set List. These books are borrowed and returned to the Central Offices at Court Street.
  • Copies of the following CUNY adult readers. Students can write in and keep these books.

“Al Gets Sick” / “America is My Fourth Country” / “Breathing Room” / “Jesse’s Story” /

“Neighborhood Places” / “Take the Subway” / “A Winter Between Countries” / “Which Way is North?”

* Please allow at least two weeks for preparation and delivery of books or materials.



 

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