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2014 Conference

May 8–9, 2014

Framingham, MA

MATSOL 2014 Conference: Online Program

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Expanding ESL Learning via Mobile Technologies

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM–9:45 AM EDT
Middlesex West
Session Abstract

In this session, you will learn how mobile technologies can expand your ESL students' learning opportunities, both in the classroom and in their daily lives. Framingham Adult ESL Plus will demonstrate their strategies and provide you with resources and tips. We look forward to learning from you, as well!

Session Length

Practice-Oriented Presentation (45 minutes)

Adult/Workplace Educators
Community College ESOL Educators
Higher Education ESOL/IEP Educators
Program Administrators
Topic Strand

Media and Technology

Lead Presenter

Heidi Larson, Education Development Center
Biographical Statement

Heidi Larson is a project director at Education Development Center, Inc., with a research interest in how mobile technology can benefit special populations.



Kevin O'Connor, Framingham Adult ESL Plus
Biographical Statement

Kevin O’Connor is the Associate Director at Framingham Adult ESL Plus and a doctoral candidate in Teacher Education at BC.

Bob Paysnick, Framingham Adult ESL Plus
Biographical Statement

Bob Paysnick is a teacher of upper level ESL classes at Framingham ESL Plus.  He is also a technology trainer and former engineer.

Julie Gordon, Framingham Adult ESL Plus
Biographical Statement

Julie Gordon, LICSW is a psychiatric social worker who has volunteered at Framingham Adult ESL Plus for 4 years.