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Title: Creating an Environmentally-Friendly Classroom

Time: 3:15 pm

Room: Library Assembly Hall

Name: Elizabeth Merriam

Institution: Spokane Community College

Co-presenters (if any):

Type: Informational Session (45 min)

Summary: Come hear how one educator adapted the classroom to zero waste practices. In this presentation, you will learn about the necessity and urgency for our classrooms to become earth-friendly, receive practical tools to accomplish this task, and hear how students' language development skills can be strengthened in the process.

Biography: 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. She has also hosted workshops and presentations to provide US-born citizens with education about immigration matters and the refugee resettlement process.

Topics addressed: Instructional Strategies

Intended audience: Higher Ed. Intensive English,Adult Refugee/Immigrant Programs,K-12 Settings,Teacher Educators,Administrators,Developers of Materials/Curriculum,Bilingual Programs,International Settings

Thematic track: Instructional Strategies


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