On November 8, Full Sail hosted the Central Florida TESOL Mini-Conference. The event featured ten professional development sessions geared toward the scholarship of teaching English to speakers of other languages in Central Florida and beyond. The conference also featured keynote speaker Dorina Sackman, 2014’s Florida Teacher of the year and educational motivational speaker.
Students and educators from across Central Florida were invited to attend the event, with presenters representing a variety of institutions including Full Sail, the College Board, Valencia College, University of Central Florida, Embry-Riddle’s Language Institute, and the State Department’s English Language Fellows. Four of the ten presentations were delivered by instructors from Full Sail’s English as a Second Language certificate track.
“It was a pleasure to welcome fellow members of Central Florida TESOL to Full Sail for our 2014 conference and have the opportunity to exchange ideas and methodologies with peers in the ESL field,” said Tereza Vieira-Reed, Vice President of the Central Florida chapter of TESOL and Program Director of Full Sail’s English as a Second Language certificate courses. “We were proud to host Dorina Sackman, and thoroughly enjoyed her inspiring presentation on Writing Strategies for the English Learner, as well as the sessions led by experts in the English as a Second Language field, including six of our own Full Sail faculty members.”
2014 Florida Teacher of the Year Dorina Sackman presented the keynote address at the Central Florida TESOL Mini-Conference.