Category: 5: sessions with presenter resources

Conference presenters are invited to share resources from their presentations — handouts, powerpoint files, as well as supplementary web links and other resources — as comments on their session page at (search by presenter last name).

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Welcome — either physically or virtually — to Monterey!

CATESOL Northern Regional conference links


Marceta Branka, OTAN

Looking to expand your teaching toolkit? OTAN’s website offers many free resources for adult level ESL teachers. A collection of reviewed Web sites, online lesson plans and lesson plan builder, student success stories, technology integration videos, and ideas for using Web based resources and professional development will be discussed.

Demonstration Presentation (45 minutes)
Morse Building, Room B106



OTAN website:

USA Learns (online lessons for distance learning, also classroom):

OTAN also sponsors Moodle sites for Adult School programs

Katie Dutcher, Monterey Institute of International Studies

What happens to students’ writing when there’s no teacher to help them? Learn tools and techniques for fostering self-analysis and correction. Using a cycle including detailed evaluation tools, specific goal-setting, and systematic, individualized online practice, students take responsibility for their own learning, notice progress, and gain confidence in timed writing tasks.

Demonstration Presentation (45 minutes)

Morse Building, Room B206

Session Resources

Link to Presentation on

Dutcher 1_Self-analysis and Goal-setting 1 (.pdf)

Dutcher 2_Self-analysis and Goal-setting 2 (.pdf)

Dutcher 3_Weblinks for Writing Practice (.doc)

Dutcher 4_End-of-Semester Portfolio Review (.pdf)

Peter Shaw, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Lisa Donohoe Luscombe, Monterey Institute of International Studies

This presentation describes a model for CBI teacher training in nuclear physics and security. Matched teams of MIIS content and EAP specialists joined counterparts from a Russian university to produce a collaborative curriculum based in a signature fusion of content and language teaching mastery, intercultural competence and mutual trust.

Paper Presentation (45 minutes)
Morse Building, Room B104


VIDEO with classroom footage

Presentation Slides (Google Doc)

Susana van Bezooijen, CASAS

Reading is an essential skill for life and work in the 21st century. Learn how to integrate reading activities into ELL lessons. Take home a packet of reading activities to use in the ELL classroom. See how CASAS Reading Content Standards and TOPS reports can identify students reading skill needs.

Workshop Presentation (90 minutes)
Morse Building, Room B209


vanBezooijen 1_Reading Activities A rev (.doc)

vanBezooijen 2_Reading Activities Level C and D rev (.doc)

VanBezooijen 3_ReadingActivitiesLevelB6 (.doc)

vanBezooijen 4_ReadingAnyone SI7 (.pptx)

vanBezooijen 5_Reading report (.pdf)

vanBezooijen 6_sampleReading lessonrev (.docx)

vanBezooijen 7_Wippea Lesson Plan (.docx)

Mike Garnett, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Philip J. Standlee, Monterey Institute of International Studies

When social change is the goal in curriculum design, in addition to language learning, service learning and media literacy become integral to our students’ classroom experiences. Through process oriented mind-mapping activities and live blogging to capture and synthesize ideas, participants will create a collaborative curriculum design that captures the “best practices” and empowers students.

Workshop Presentation (90 minutes)
Casa Fuente Building, Room 434

Explore resources and join the conversation at their project site:

Blythe Musteric, Ovient English

In this demonstration, you will learn how to create relevant and engaging lessons for workplace and business ESL learners using their own company information that is available to the public.  You will be given a framework for creating interactive class materials from corporate websites, brochures, press releases, and advertisements.

Demonstration Presentation (45 minutes)

Casa Fuente Building, Room 452

Session Resources

Musteric 1_TEW-framework-handouts (.pdf)

Musteric 2_TEW-framework-presentation (.pdf)

Katie Skipper, University of Southern California

Struggling with how to make grammar interesting?  One solution is using online social networking such as Facebook and blogs to enhance grammar instruction.  Come see how these sites can be used to increase student motivation and interest, and develop ideas about how to use such technology in your own classroom.

Demonstration Presentation (45 minutes)

Morse Building,
Room B106



Skipper 1_CATESOL Handout – social networking (.docx)

Skipper 2_CATESOL Northern – social networking (.pptx)

Eric Moberg

Come hear and share the latest and proven methods for advising ESOL students on composition planning, drafting, editing, revising, proofing, and completing. The presentation will include research, theory, and field observations in a seminar format.  Participants are invited to share their expertise, ideas, and comments.

Paper Presentation (45 minutes)
Morse Building,
Room B206


Moberg 3_FINAL_AAWECP (.pptx)

Moberg 2_100 Most Frequent Idioms (.doc)

Moberg 1_prelim WAC & WID FOR SOL (.pptx)

Katy Scott, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Come see a variety of free web-based programs that offer students meaningful opportunities to practice reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Participants will get hands-on practice using cartoon and video creation tools, blogging sites, classroom wikis, and more. Each participant will create a lesson plan that integrates this free technology.

Workshop Presentation (90 minutes)
Morse Building, Room B105

Session Resources

Link to presentation on

Scott 2_TESOL-comparison chart

Scott 1_transformations_Page_2

Scott 1_transformations_Page_2