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Title: Stimulate Your Creativity Through Task-Types

Time: 2:15 pm

Room: Library 114

Name: Mark Hershey

Institution: Cascadia College

Co-presenters (if any): Tristinn Williams, Cascadia College

Type: Workshop (45 min)

Summary: Have you ever stared at a blank lesson plan, searching for a novel activity? Here’s a new tool for you! Armed with the knowledge of a finite set of task-types, you can generate an almost infinite number of specific activities based on them. In this workshop, we will review task-types and practice generating activities.

Biography: Mark Hershey has been teaching in the English Language Program and ESL program for Cascadia College since 2014. Prior to that he taught for many years in Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam. He studied for his BA in Linguistics at the University of Washington and for his MA in TESOL at Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Tristinn Williams holds a MA in TESOL from the University of Washington. She has taught in the English Language Program and College Success departments at Cascadia College since 2014. She also currently works in Admissions at Bastyr University.

Topics addressed: Instructional Strategies

Intended audience: Adult Refugee/Immigrant Programs,Teacher Educators,International Settings

Thematic track: Instructional Strategies

Non-commercial

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