I enjoy giving (and attending) presentations where the teacher walks away with something practical they can use in class the next day. At the same time, I try to give a grounding in current research and leave teachers ready to dig deeper into the topic, if they want to.
I often present on culture in the classroom, critical thinking skills, and ways to design better teaching materials.
Here’s a few presentations I’ve done
- Bridging the Cultural Divide (with Mina Gavell), ConnTESOL 2012
Slides and Bridging the Cultural Divide Handout
- What’s a Word Processor, Teacher?, 7th Virtual Roundtable Web Conference
- Past the Five Paragraph Essay with Genre Analysis, TOBELTA Online Conference 2014
- Developing materials for productive skills, TEIS and MWIS Intersection Panel: Training Teachers to Evaluate Materials (with Nikki Ashcroft, Carol Lethaby, Anne Walker, and Kay McAllister), TESOL Convention 2015
- Taboo or Not Taboo, MWIS and ILGBTQF Forum Intersection Panel: Seven Topics Absent from ELT Textbooks (with Keith Folse, Scott Thornbury, and Lara Ravitch), TESOL 2017 in Seattle.
Slides and Handout from my presentation
- Materials Development & Language Learning Theory: A literature review, of sorts, MWIS Academic Session: Academic Theory and Classroom Materials: What’s the Connection? (with Eric Roth, Kelly Sippell, and Sharon Sargent)
Slides, Handout, and Recording of my presentation