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November 21 - November 22$50
The MELEd conference will take place in a virtual format on Friday, November 20, and Saturday November 21, 2020. We are thrilled to announce our two amazing guest speakers this year: Mandy Manning and Karen E. Johnson.
On Friday, November 20 at 5:00 pm CST, Mandy Manning will present a 45-minute keynote address “Our Paramount Duty: Language as a Vehicle for Connection and Belonging,” followed by a 15-minute Q & A session.
Manning is the 2018 National Teacher of the Year. With New Mexico Teacher of the Year, Ivonne Orozco, Manning co-founded Teachers Against Child Detention, urging educators to act on behalf of immigrant children incarcerated across the U.S. and denied their right to education and freedom.
On Saturday, November 21 at 9:00 am CST, Dr. Karen E. Johnson will present a 60-minute keynote titled “Praxis-Oriented Pedagogy and the Development of L2 Novice Teacher Expertise,” in which she will trace the developmental trajectory of three novice ESL teachers over two years as they move through three praxis-oriented pedagogy courses.
Johnson is Kirby Professor of Language Learning and Applied Linguistics at The Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on a sociocultural theoretical perspective on second language teacher education, the dynamics of communication in second language classrooms, and narrative inquiry as professional development.