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Title: Share and Shine Presentations: Multilevel Activity

Time: 2:15 pm

Room: Library Assembly Hall

Name: Christina Momono

Institution: Spokane Community College

Co-presenters (if any): Elizabeth Merriam, Spokane Community College

Thereza Vahlstrom, Mead School District and Spokane Community College

Type: Teaching Demonstration (45 min)

Summary: Share and Shine presentations highlight the skills of all students, from beginner to advanced, and allow your students to build confidence and competency in their oral communication skills. Students choose a topic and prepare a small poster or PowerPoint to present to peers in different classrooms.

Biography: Christina Momono has been teaching ESL nearly 13 years at the Community Colleges of Spokane and Gonzaga University working with visiting international students, and immigrant and refugee students who have resettled in the United States. She has done workshops on sociocultural and intercultural communication, various ESL interactive communicative projects and on adult literacy. Furthermore, Ms. Momono has worked at a Northwest Fair Housing Alliance for 16 years advocating for housing equity in eastern Washington. Through her fair housing work, she has done many trainings and workshops on equity

Elizabeth Merriam is an educator with experience in adult ESL education through the Community Colleges of Spokane. She also serves in refugee resettlement and refugee ESL tutoring. Elizabeth has researched and cultivated an ESL program for Spokane's Northeast Community Center and served on the founding committee for the Friendship Center. Due to her passion for people from other nations, she has also hosted workshops and presentations to provide US-born citizens with education about immigration matters and the refugee resettlement process.

Thereza Vahlstrom is an ELD teacher at the Mead School District and an ESL teacher at the Community Colleges of Spokane. She has experience and training in teaching K-6 English Learners, immigrant and refugees (ESL Adult Education), international students, and EFL students. As an ELD teacher, Thereza Vahlstrom also coaches teachers on differentiating for ELs, provides professional development to school staff, and function as a cultural broker by helping families and schools navigate cultural differences. Thereza Vahlstrom has done workshops and presentations on supporting Els in the regular classroom, literacy through visuals, and collaborative writing.

Topics addressed: Skills Development

Intended audience: Higher Ed. Intensive English,Adult Refugee/Immigrant Programs,K-12 Settings,Teacher Educators

Thematic track: Skills Development


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