CIMA 2017 is just 13 days away and we know participants are eager to plan their schedules! With so many great guest speakers and breakout sessions being offered we thought you might like a preview, so we asked our presenters a few quick questions to help guide you.
We’re going to continue our preview with Joy Van De Hoef. In addition to serving as a Bilingual/ESL Specialist here at Region 13, Joy is also our Dual Language lead contact and a Master Reading teacher. In our interview with Joy, she gives us a brief overview of her session:
Q: What’s your name?
A: Joy Van De Hoef
Q: What’s the title of the session you’ll be facilitating at CIMA?
A: Cross-Content Vocabulary Activities and Strategies
Q: If you don’t mind, give us a quick preview of the content – what are you going to cover?
A: In this session, participants will discover not only how to select appropriate vocabulary, but learn effective activities that can be used across the content areas to promote linguistic and academic success. We will demonstrate and practice strategies that move students beyond mere introduction to new vocabulary and into deeper understanding that is critical for true acquisition and implementation. Participants will leave with tools that they can use the next day.
Q: CIMA is for stakeholders in the Bilingual, ESL, and LOTE fields. Who is a good fit to attend your session?
A: Anyone who would like to increase his or her collection of quick and effective vocabulary activities and strategies would benefit from this session.
Q: How will your session contribute to improving learning outcomes for language learners?
A: Words are the currency of communication and so much more than just memorization is required for mastery. Systematic vocabulary selection and effective activities to practice these words and concepts lead to vocabulary acquisition and successful usage.
Q: As a presenter, you get to attend CIMA, too. What excites you about the conference?
A: I appreciate the opportunity to network and learn from other educators that support language learners.
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