A.C.E. Staff Share Knowledge at Education Conferences

A.C.E. has an amazing staff with diverse backgrounds and valuable experience in international education. While A.C.E. instructors spend much of their time preparing students linguistically and culturally for their educational and professional pursuits, they also enjoy sharing their expertise with others at professional development seminars. A.C.E. instructors from each institute location were recently selected to share specialized field knowledge with their peers at important international education conferences in Spokane, Toronto and Boston.

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Spokane Regional ESL Conference

On February 28th, four staff members from A.C.E. at Montana State University traveled to Washington state to present at the Spokane Regional ESL Conference. Paul Swift, Assistant Director of Students, leveraged his student services background in his session titled, “Deep Support Structure for ESL Learners“. Kristina Allison, Instructor, and Valley Peters, Instructor, both shared unique TESOL methodologies in their presentations, “Teaching Leadership Skills to ESL Students” and “A Model for Using Non-Fiction Text“. Lastly, Cheri Ladd LeCain, Director of Studies, and Tiffany Ranalli, Instructor, encouraged their audience to revisit the ubiquity of standardized ESL tests in their presentation, “Testing the Test: How Well Do Your Assessments Measure Up?

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From Left to Right: Mary Ulrich – A.C.E. at MSU Director, Valerie Giesbrecht – A.C.E. at SPU Instructor/Assessment Specialist, Piotr Skuza – A.C.E. at URI Instructor/Curriculum Specialist, Michelle Soule – A.C.E. at SPU Asst Director, Maxine Pond – A.C.E. at MSU Adjunct Instructor and Emeshea Petty – A.C.E. at SPU Instructor

TESOL 2015 International Convention & English Language Expo in Toronto

Additionally, A.C.E. staff presented at the 2015 TESOL conference held March 24-28 in Toronto, Canada. Michelle Soule, A.C.E. at Seattle Pacific University Assistant Director, presented a session titled, “Creating and Using POGIL Activities for English Grammar and Writing“. Emeshea Petty, A.C.E. at Seattle Pacific University Instructor, presented a session titled, “Harnessing the Power of Viral Videos for Online Class Discussion.”

NAFSA 2015 in Boston

In May, Mary Ulrich, A.C.E. at MSU Director, and Paul Swift will be presenting poster sessions at NAFSA 2015 in Boston.

We hope to see you there!

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