Alternative IEP Models

This is an overview of different IEP models serving 50 +/- students, along with considerations for CEA accreditation and UCIEP membership vis-à-vis program restructuring. The informational slides are part of a larger dialogue and a series of discussions with UCIEP members on program restructuring in response to industry-wide changes with IEPs. Themes include: 50+/- Students […]

New Article: Explicit strategy instruction and extensive academic reading: Exploring the just-in-time model for autonomous learners

If you only have 2 hours to help a group of autonomous L2 learners who are conducting research in the TL outside of a formal language classroom, what should you do? This is essentially the question I address in my new article: Explicit strategy instruction and extensive academic reading: Exploring the just-in-time model for autonomous […]

New Article: Classroom Observations: Announced or Unannounced?

Observations are a timely topic within my current program as we continue an in-house discussion on faculty evaluations. A TESOL’s Higher Education Interest Section (HEIS) October newsletter just came out. In this issue I contributed the article “Classroom Observations: Announced or Unannounced,” exploring the role and purpose of supervisory classroom observations. Below is an excerpt […]

Book Review: Individual Differences, L2 Development, and Language Program Administration: From Theory to Application

The Modern Language Journal released its Summer 2015 edition, in which I have contributed a brief write-up on the book Individual Differences, L2 Development, and Language Program Administration: From Theory to Application, edited by C. Sanz and B. Lado. Individual differences (IDs) encompass any difference – either biological or experiential – which can influence language acquisition from one […]

New Article: Applying a Verbal Flowchart Protocol in Classroom Observations

My new article, Applying a Verbal Flowchart Protocol in Classroom Observations has just been published in the Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages – Bilingual Education – Link summer 2015 issue. Abstract: Classroom observations can assume many different forms tailored according to their purpose. Verbal flowcharts (also known as interactive flowcharts) have been […]