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Other Past Events

 

2021 Presentations and Events

TESOL International Convention in Houston (virtually).  March 24-27, 2021.

Pre-Convention Institute.  March 25, 2021.  Supporting Newcomers with Interrupted Schooling.  Co-presented by Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio.

The Immigrant Song:  Migrant Stories of SIFE.  Panelist:  Kara MacDonald, Jose Franco, Ahmed Kadhum Farad, Brenda Custodio, Judith O'Loughlin.

 

Helping Newcomers Build Resilience:  The "I Have, I Am, I Can Model".  Co-Presented by Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio.

2020 Presentations

 

Due to the pandemic, our scheduled presentations and pre-conference institute were cancelled when the TESOL Convention in Denver decided not to meet.  We presented virtually at the following conferences:

Learning Forward Conference.  July 2020.  Columbus OH. 

Supporting English Learners with Trauma.  Co-Presented by Brenda Custodio and  Judith O'Loughlin.  

 

MIDTESOL.  October 3, 2020.  

Supporting Students with Interrupted Education.  Co-Presented by Brenda Custodio and  Judith O'Loughlin.  

MIDTESOL.  October 3, 2020.

Helping Newcomers Build Resilience:  The "I Have, I Am, I Can Model".  Co-Presented by Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio.  

CATESOL. October 8, 2020.

 Helping Newcomers Build Resilience:  The "I Have, I Am, I Can Model".  Co-Presented by Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio.  

Invited Speakers at MDTESOL.  November 7, 2020.

Students with limited or interrupted formal education: What we have learned and next steps.  Co-Presenter with Luis Penton Herrera, Brenda Custodio and Judith O’Loughlin.

 

2019 Presentations

 

NABE in Orlando, Florida March 9, 2019

Ways to Foster Resilience for the Newcomer.  NJTESOL.  Workshop on how teachers can help build upon the resilience of newcomers to assist them overcome traumatic experiences of the past.  Presenters:  Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio

 

2019 TESOL International Association in Atlanta  March 11-17, 2019

Webinar: Supporting Students with Interrupted Education.  Wednesday, February 13, 2019.  10:30 to 12:00 pm.  This webinar will list the common causes of interrupted education and suggest supports that would create an educational atmosphere and programs that best supports their academic acheivement.  Presenters:  Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio

Pre-Conference Institute:  Supporting Students with Interrupted Education.  Monday, March 12, 2019.  9:00 to 5:00 pm.  This PCI will begin with the common causes of interrupted education, look at the two major groups who experience interruptions in their educaiton (refugees and Latinos), and offer specific suggestions for creating an educational atmosphere and program that best supports their academic acheivement.  Presenters:  Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio

 

Panel Discussion on Interrupted Education in Diverse Migration Contexts.   Panel Moderator:  Kara MacDonald.  March 16, 2019.  This panel will look at migration patterns and how it contibutes to interrupted education.  The focus will be on the US, Venezuela, Iraq, and the Sudan.  Presenters:  Kara MacDonald, Ahmed Farah, Jose Francoi, Brenda Custodio and Judith O'Loughlin.

 

 

Washington DC Public Schools  April 12, 2019

 

Workshop for DC Public Schools:  Supporting Students with Interrupted Education.  Friday, April 12, 2019.  8:00 to 3:00 pm. This workshop began with the common causes of interrupted education, looked at the two major groups who experience interruptions in their education (refugees and Latinos), and offered specific suggestions for creating an educational atmosphere and program that best supports their academic achievement.  Presenter:  Brenda Custodio

 

 

National Association of Directors of Migrant Education.  May 4-5, 2019.

 

Friday, May 4, 2019.  Supporting Students with Interrupted Education.  NJTESOL.  Workshop on the common causes to interrupted education and how best to create an educational atmosphere and program that supports their academic acheivement.  Presenters:  Brenda Custodio and Judith O'Loughlin.

Saturday, May 5, 2019  Ways to Foster Resilience for the Newcomer.  NJTESOL.  Workshop on how teachers can help build upon the resilience of newcomers to assist them overcome traumatic experiences of the past.  Presenters:  Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio

 

NJTESOL/NJBE Spring Conference, New Brunswich, NJ  May 25-28, 2019  

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2019  Ways to Foster Resilience for the Newcomer.  NJTESOL.  Workshop on how teachers can help build upon the resilience of newcomers to assist them overcome traumatic experiences of the past.  Presenters:  Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio

Thursday, May 28, 2019.  Science Lessons Using Just Right Picture Books.  NJTESOL.  This session will demonstrate how teachers can use picture books to supplement science curriculum and support the new Next Generation Science Standards. Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.

Friday, May 29, 2019.  Supporting Students with Interrupted Education.  NJTESOL.  Workshop on the common causes to interrupted education and how best to create an educational atmosphere and program that supports their academic acheivement.  Presenters:  Brenda Custodio and Judith O'Loughlin.

Friday, May 29, 2019.  Ten Professional Development Ideas for ESL Teachers.  NJTESOL.  Workshop on suggested topics for short PDs to be offered by the ESL teacher to the staff.  Presenters:  Brenda Custodio and Judith O'Loughlin.

 

 

2018 Presentations

 

TESOL 2018 Association Presentations in Chicago Illinois

Pre-Conference Institute:  Supporting Students with Interrupted Education.  Monday, March 26, 2018.  1:00 to 5:00 pm.  This session lists the common causes to interrupted education and assists participants in creating an educational atmosphere and program that best supports their academic acheivement.  Presenters:  Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio

Thursday, March 29, 2018.   Building partnerships to foster advocacy work with refugee-background students.  Academic Session for the Refugee Concerns Interest Section.   Panel of presenters to discuss how community and refugee resettlement organizations are working together to assist with integration and language development.  Presenter:  Brenda Custodio, Raichle Fairley and Andrea Lypka.  

 

NJTESOL-NJBE 2018 Spring Conference

Wednesday, May 30, 2018.   Ways to Foster Resilience for the Newcomer.  NJTESOL.  Workshop on how teachers can help build upon the resilience of newcomers to assist them overcome traumatic experiences of the past.  Presenters:  Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio

Thursday, May 31, 2018.  Science Lessons Using Just Right Picture Books.  NJTESOL.  This session will demonstrate how teachers can use picture books to supplement science curriculum and support the new Next Generation Science Standards.  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.

Friday, June 1, 2018.  Supporting Students with Interrupted Education.  NJTESOL.  Workshop on the common causes to interrupted education and how best to create an educational atmosphere and program that supports their academic acheivement.  Presenters:  Brenda Custodio and Judith O'Loughlin.

 

National SIOP Conference  Motif Seattle Hotel, Seattle WA

 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018.  Effective Sheltered Instruction Strategies for SIFE Learners.  SIOP National Conference.  This session will demonstrate how using the SIOP principles with students who have interrupted education can be an effective instructional model.  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin. 

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018.  The SIOP Model and Next Generation Science 5Es:  Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.  The presentation focuses on the use of picture books and the eight SIOP Features to facilitate understanding of science concepts in science lessons and science experiments, meeting the NGSS.  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.  

 

 

LaTESOL Conference, Baton Rouge, LA. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018.  K-12 Keynote Speaker at LaTESOL, Baton Rough, LA. Supporting Students with Interrupted Education.  This presentation will cover the common causes to interrupted education and assist participants in creating an educational atmosphere and program that best supports their academic acheivement.  Presenter:  Brenda Custodio

 

2017 Presentations

TESOL 2017 Association Presentations in Seattle WA

Pre-Conference Institute:  Supporting Students with Interrupted Education.  Monday, March 20, 2017.  1:00 to 5:00 pm.  This session will list the common causes to interrupted education and assist participants in creating an educational atmosphere and program that best supports their academic acheivement.  Presenters:  Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio

Wednesday, March 22, 2017--Summing Up Math Language:  Frameworks, Activities, and Ideas that Empower.  Panel presentation on suggestions for building language and math skills simultaneously.  Presenters:  Kate Reynolds, Luciana de Oliviera, Judith O'Loughlin, and Brenda Custodio.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017--Colloquium on TESOL's Response to the Travel Ban. Panel will discuss the impact of the recent travel ban on visitor's from 7 countries and the 4 month halt to refugee resettlement into the United States. Presenters;  Esther DeJoung, Dudley Reynolds, Brenda Custodio

Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  Discussion of Issues Regarding Students with Interrupted Education.  Roundtable discussion on this issue.  Facilitators:  Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio

Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  Let's Plan A Science Lesson Using Just Right Picture Books. This session will give practical suggestions for teaching science concepts with the assistance of picture books.  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.

Friday, March 24, 2017.  Issues and Challenges of Students with Interrupted Education.  This session will discuss the causes of students coming to western schools with interrupted education and what schools can do to support these students.

Presenters:  Brenda Custodio and Judith O'Loughlin.  (This session was being recorded and will be available for purchase through TESOL.)

Saturday, March 25, 2017.  Invited Session for K-12 Day.  3:00 and 4:15 pm.  This session will look at who are our newcomers and suggest some best practices for providing supports for our new arrivals.  Presenters:  Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio.

Ohio TESOL

Saturday, September 23, 2017.  Book study/workshop for Ohio TESOL.  8:15-3:15.  An in-depth look at the book--  Students with Interrupted Formal Education:  Bridging Where They Are and What They Need by Brenda Custodio and Judith O'Loughlin.  Ashland University Campus in Columbus, OH.

Saturday, October 6, 2017.  Southeast TESOL.  Birmingham, AL.  Helping Newcomers Become Resilient:  The "I Have, I Am, I Can Model".  Presenters:  Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio.

 

WIDA Conference

Wednesday, October 18, 2017.  WIDA Conference.  Tampa, FL.  Supporting Students with Interrupted Formal Education.  This session will discuss the causes of students coming to western schools with interrupted education and what schools can do to support these students.  Presenters:  Judith O'Loughlin and Brenda Custodio.

CATESOL

Friday, October 20, 2017.  CATESOL.  Santa Clara, CA.  Becoming an Advocate for English Learners.  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.

Saturday, October 21, 2017.  CATESOL.  Santa Clara, CA.  Picture Books in Content Instruction.  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.  

Ohio TESOL

Friday, October 27, 2017.  Ohio TESOL.  Columbus, OH.  My Name, My Identity:  Respecting All Students' Identities and Cultures.  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.

Saturday, October 28, 2017.  Ohio TESOL.  Columbus, OH.  Saturday Plenary Speaker.  Supporting Students with Interrupted Formal Education.  This session will list the common causes to interrupted education and assist participants in creating an educational atmosphere and program that best supports their academic acheivement.  Presenters:  Brenda Custodio and Judith O'Loughlin.  

NETESOL

Saturday, November 4, 2017.  NETESOL. University of Vermont. Burlington, VT.   Writing to Persuade:  Teach Argument with Fiction and Non-Fiction Books.  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.  

Saturday, November 4, 2017.  NETESOL. University of Vermont. Burlington, VT.   Helping Newcomers Become Resilient:  The "I Have, I Am, I Can Model."  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.  

Iowa Cultures and Languages Conference

Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  Iowa Cultures and Languages Conference.  Coralville, IA.  Helping Newcomers Become Resilient:  The "I Have, I Am, I Can Model."  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.  

Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Iowa Cultures and Languages Conference.  Coralville, IA.  Five Best Practices for Students with Interrupted Formal Education.  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.   

 

2016 Presentations

January 28--"Educational Considerations for Students with Undocumented Immigration Status", ESC Event, Columbus OH. This workshop will review on the challenges faced by undocumented students, with a particular focus on unaccompanied minors. Presenters: Brenda Custodio, Dana Weber, and Luis Macias.

 

March 8--"How to Design and Implement a Newcomer Program", Newcomer Bridge Event, Regional Educational Laboratory, Houston, TX. This one-day workshop will discuss the history, prevalence, and composition of newcomer programs in the US.  Presenters: Brenda Custodio and Deborah Short

March 19--"Refugees:  Implications for Educators."  Town Hall portion of COELEC Conference at Otterbein University, Westerville, OH.  Presenter:  Brenda Custodio

TESOL Convention.  Baltimore MD.

April 4 - PreK-12 Day Strand A "Academic Language and Common Core Expectations - Persuasion and Argument:  Shifting Focus for Writing Instruction in the Common Core, 10 -11:15 AM. The session will explore writing from sources, providing,evidence, and focusing on argument in Common Core writing standards lessons.  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin

April 4--Five Best Practices for New Arrivals, Pre-Convention Institute, TESOL Convention, Baltimore, MD

This four-hour workshop will introduce participants to the programming available to new arrivals and how classrooms can be made more supportive for this vulnerable population. Presenters:  Brenda Custodio and Judith O'Loughlin

 

April 6--Issues and Challenges for Students with Interrupted Formal Education, Latrobe Room (1-1:30), Baltimore Hilton, 2016 TESOL Convention.  Who are our SIFE students, where do they come from, and what can schools do to help them make the transition to US schools.  Presenters:  Brenda Custodio and Judith O'Loughlin

 

April 6:  Just Right Picture Books for Science Lessons and Science Experiments, Key 6, Hilton Baltimore (11:30-12:15) Hilton Baltimore, 2016 TESOL Convention.  The presentation focuses on the use of picture books to facilitate understanding of science concepts in science lessons and science experiments, meeting the NGSS.

Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin

 

Sanibel Leadership Conference, Clearwater, FL.

June 22-23--Five Best Practices for New Arrivals, Sanibel Leadership Conference, Clearwater Beach, FL

This workshop will look at who are our new arrivals, and what schools can do to assist these students both academically and socially.  Presenters:  Brenda Custodio and Judith O'Loughlin

 

Ohio TESOL

October 7, 2016--Issues and Challenges for Students with Interrupted Formal Education, Ohio TESOL, Columbus, OH.  Who are our SIFE students, where do they come from, and what can schools do to help them make the transition to US schools.  Presenter:  Brenda Custodio

Miscellaneous

November 2, 2016--Working with ELLs and their Families, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.  Presentation to pre-service teachers who plan to teach mainstream classes in Ohio.  Presenter:  Brenda Custodio

November 4, 2016--Faciliator for panel on challenges of refugee integration, Refugee Integration Conference, Columbus, OH.  Challenges of civic, social, economic, and linguistic integration of refugees in Central Ohio.  Facilitator:  Brenda Custodio

 

November 8, 2016.--Educating ELLs in Central Ohio.  Licking Heights School District PD Day, Blacklick, OH.  Presentation to the faculty and staff of Licking Heights SD on the best practices for working with ELLs.  Presenter:  Brenda Custodio

 

November 9, 2016--Using Children's Literature in an ESL Classroom, Columbus ESL Department PD Day, Columbus, OH.  Suggested titles and activities for using children's and adolescent literature in the ESL classrooms for Columbus City Schools.  Presenter:  Brenda Custodio

November 14, 2016.--Educating Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners.  SCOPE Conference, Columbus, OH. Presentation to teachers in the youth correctional facilities of Ohio.  Presenter:  Brenda Custodio

CATESOL

November 19, 2016--Becoming an Advocate for English Learners.  CATESOL, San Diego, CA.  Tips on how to be a more effective advocate for your English learners.  Presenters:  Judith O'Loughlin and Laura Ruth Jacob.

November 19, 2016.--Powerful Picture Books:  Visual Literacy Skills Help Enhance Content Comprehension.  CATESOL, San Diego, CA.  Suggestions for using picture books to build background knowledge, build literacy and oral language development, and support academic content.  Presenter:  Judith O'Loughlin.

November 19, 2016--Issues and Challenges for Students with Interrupted Formal Education.  CATESOL, San Diego, CA.  Who are our SIFE students, where do they come from, and what can schools do to help them make the transition to US schools. Presenter:  Brenda Custodio.

 

2015 Presentations

TESOL Academy

Stockton University, Galloway, NJ. June 19-20, 2015. Title: The Warp and Woof of Writing: More Than Text Alone empowers Student Writers. Presenter: Judith O'Loughlin

WIDA National Conference

Tropicana Hotel and Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. October 15-17, 2015. Title: Five Best Practices for Academic Success for New Arrivals. Presenters: Dr. Brenda Custodio, Judith O'Loughlin