Presentations and Workshops

Expanding 1988 to Present
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“Strategies that Work for Global Advocacy in the Classroom,” Global STEMx Conference, Online, September 20, 2013.

“Publishing ESL Textbooks and Professional Books,” at the 25th Annual Textbook and Academic Authors (TAA) Association, New Orleans, LA, June 9, 2012.

“Engaging Our Students in Global Advocacy,” at the 27th Annual Literacy Conference, Lake Mary, FL, May 6, 2011.

“Logistics of Obtaining Credit for EAP Classes: Changes at Two Community Colleges,” as part of a symposium at the 45th TESOL Convention and Exhibit in New Orleans, March, 2011.

“Global Issues and Advocacy in the ESL Classroom,” Northeast Florida TESOL fall 2009 conference, December 6, 2009.

Presentation of own poetry at Sister Cities, “Celebrating Latino Men Poetry,” Daytona Beach, FL, March 2009
  
“Using Latin-American Literature in the Curriculum.” Co-presenter (and coordinator) with Carolina Hospital-Medina. Spring 2000 Lecture and Performance Series, Daytona Beach Comm. Coll., April 2000.

“Integrating Latino/a Literature Across the Curriculum.” 8th Annual Minority Issues and Multicultural Education Concerns Conference, FL; Teaching Profession-NEA & Florida Dept. of Education, March 2000.

“Tutoring Languages and ASL: A Dialogue.” Presentation for DBCC Tutoring Center Language and ASL tutors, Daytona Beach Comm. Coll., March 2000.

“Bridging the Gulf: Connecting Students with Cultures Around the World,” Co-presenter, Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) 23rd Annual Conference on International Education, Jan/Feb 2000.

“Tutoring the International Student.” Presentation for DBCC Tutoring Center, Daytona Beach Community College, November 1999

Guest Poet, Literary Society of DBCC, The Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL, September 1998.

Guest Poet, the English Language Institute, DBCC, July 1998.

“Cuba: Time to Rethink Your Strategy.” The Great Decisions Program, Ormond Beach, FL, April 1998.

“Afro-Cuban Religions: Santeria.” DBCC, New Smyrna Beach Campus, FL, April 1998.

“Cuba and the US” Spruce Creek H.S., Port Orange, FL, April 1998.

“Spanish for Correctional Officers.” Co-directed two workshops for correctional officers in Volusia County, FL, July 29 & 31, 1997

“Integrating Latina Poetry Across the Curriculum.” The Role of the
Imagination in Language Learning Conference, Jersey City State Coll., Jersey City, NJ, April 1997.

“Integrating Latino/a Literature of the US in Our Curriculum.”
Urban/Multicultural Education Conference, Florida Int’l University,
Miami, FL, February 27 - March 1997.

“Bridging the College and the Community Through Prose and Poetry.”
Celebrating Learning: A Faculty Showcase Conference, Ocean City,
MD, November 6-8, 1996.

"Integrating Latina Poetry in Our ESL Classrooms." NJTESOL-BE Spring Conference, East Brunswick, NJ, May 22-23, 1996.

"Enhancing Student's Identity through Latina/o Literature of the US" NJEA Convention, Atlantic City, NJ, November 1995.

"Developing a Latina/Latino Studies Program at the Community College." Celebrating Learning: A Faculty Showcase Conference, Ocean City, MD, November 1-3, 1995

"Integrating the ESL Curriculum with the Latino Lit. of the US" NJTESOL-BE Spring Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, May 16-17, 1995.

"Mentoring Students with the Literature of the Latino Writer of the US" NJEOFPA Annual Statewide Conference, Newark, NJ, March 20-22, 1995.

"Using Academic Resources to Cope at Drew U." EOS Kick Off Weekend, Educational Opportunity Scholars Program, Drew University, Madison, NJ, February 17-18, 1995.

"Teaching the Coming-of-age Narrative of the Latino Writer of the US" Celebrating Learning: A Faculty Showcase Regional Conference for Community College Faculty, Ocean City, MD, November 3-5, 1994.

Guest Poet, joined two other guest poets in reading my own poetry to students of Spanish, Hudson County Comm. Coll., NJ, October 1994.

"Writer's Salon." Working with the ESL-BE Student in the Higher Education Classroom: A Primer of Hands-On How/To's - Vol. III
Conference, Rutgers University, NJ, October 1, 1994.

Guest Poet, "Poetry Tribute," Closing Ceremonies of the INROADS Northeast Region Seniors Conference, East Brunswick, NJ, July 1994.

"Growing Up Latino: Integrating ESL Classes with the Narrative of Latino Life in the US" NJTESOL-BE Spring Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, May 19-20, 1994.

"Teaching the Latino Literature of the US" Faculty Seminar Series, Hudson County Community College, NJ, April 1994.

"Distinct Voices: Integrating the Poetry of the Latino Writers of the US in the Curriculum." NJ EOF Professional Assoc., 25th Anniversary Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, April 10-13, 1994.

"Memoirs and Reflections in the Narrative about Latino Life in the US" 16th Annual Hispanic Assoc. for Higher Education (HAHE) Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, February 1994. Also, directed a Multiculturalism Roundtable

"Authentic Mixed Media for ESL Beginners." 13th Annual Conference of the New Jersey Assoc. for Developmental Education (NJADE), Jamesburg, NJ, November 1993.

Guest Poet, reading of my own works, "Poetry at Pathside Celebration," Hudson CCC, Jersey City, NJ, September 1993

"Distinct Voices: Integrating Latino Literature in the English as a Second Language Curriculum." NJTESOL-BE Conference, New
Brunswick, NJ, May 1993.

"Teaching ESL through Reading Authentic Materials." NJTESOL-BE Spring Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, May 1993.

"Teaching ESL through Reading Authentic Materials.” NY Metropolitan Assoc. for Developmental Education (NYMADE), NY, April 1993.

"Transforming ESL Reading Courses Using Authentic Materials." The Inclusive Curriculum: Setting Our Own Agenda, New Jersey Projects' National Conference, NJ, April 1993.

"The Edge Effect II:  Integrating Latina Literature in the Curriculum." Hispanic Association for Higher Education's 15th Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, February 1993.

"Teaching Beginning ESL Reading with High Interest Authentic Materials." Instruction across the Disciplines Conference, NY, November 1992.

"Boosting Identities: Integrating Hispanic American Literature in Our Curriculum." The Association for Equality and Excellence in Education, 15th Annual Conference, San Juan, PR, May 1992.

"The Edge Effect:  Integrating Cuban-American Literature in the Curriculum." Hispanic Association for Higher Education 14th Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, February 1992.
"The Social Construction of Masculinity:  A Multicultural Perspective."
The NJ Project Regional Workshop Panelist, Gloucester County College, Woodbury, NJ, December 1991.

"Strategies for Integrating Race and Gender into the Second Language Curriculum." The NJ Project's Statewide Conference, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ, November 1991.

"The Poetry of Carolina Hospital:  In Search of the Self." American Women Writers of Color Conference, Salisbury State University, Salisbury, MD, May 1991.

"Integrating Multiculturalism in the ESL Class:  Three Successful Strategies." ESL Faculty Development Workshop, Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ, May 1991.

"Hispanic Immigration to the US: A Personal Experience." World Immigration Week, Drew University, Madison, NJ, April 1991.

"Minorities and Organ Donation." Organ Donor Week, Drew University and Hudson County Comm. Coll., NJ, April 1991.

"Career Opportunities in the Foreign Languages." Eighth Annual Career Night, EOF Program, Drew University, NJ, April 1991.

"Conflicto cultural e identidad en las obras de Roberto Fernandez." Cultural Conflict in Literature Conference, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR, February 1991.

Bilingual Poetry Reading of my own works, Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ, December 1990.

"Integrating Multiculturalism in Literature in Translation and English as a Second Language." NJ Multicultural Studies Project Faculty Winter Workshop, Drew University, NJ, December 1990.

"Cultural Differences Among Hispanics in the US" Presented two times - Bergen County Training Conference, Rochelle Park, NJ and Hudson County Training Conference, Jersey City, NJ, May/June 1990.

"Integrating Latin American Literature in the Curriculum." Multi-cultural Scholarship Conference, DHE's N.J. Multicultural Studies Project, Jersey City State College, Jersey City, NJ, April 1990.

Induction Ceremony guest speaker for admitted juniors/seniors to the Department of Education, College of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, NJ, October 1989.

Educational Opportunity Scholars Graduation Dinner keynote speaker, Madison Hotel, Convent Station, NJ, May 1989

Panel of Experts Session presenter, Freshman Seminar Workshops, Drew University, Madison, NJ, May 1989

"Academic Speaking" segment guest speaker, Educational Opportunity Scholar's Admissions Day, Drew University, Madison, NJ, October 1988.
 
 “Strategies for Global Advocacy in the Classroom,” FETC 2009 Conference, Orlando, FL, January 21-24, 2009.

“Updates on Issues at the National Level,” 14th Annual Sanibel Symposium for Adult and Applied Technology Administrators, Sanibel Island, FL, June 8-11, 2008.

“Out & About: Successful Games for the ESL Classroom,” 31st Annual SSTESOL Conference, Daytona Beach, FL, May 9, 2008.

“Perspectives on Community College ESL” and “Advocacy and Global Issues in ESL/EFL,” 42nd Annual TESOL Convention and Exhibit, NY, NY, April 2008. In addition, I made a TESOL author appearance.
  
“History of the Latino/a Literature of the US,” a classroom presentation at Matanzas H.S., Palm Coast, FL, March 20, 2008

“Diversity Strategies for the Classroom,” Training at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, St. Augustine, February 18, 2008.

“Developing a Literacy Course: A Research Perspective,” 8th Annual Research Symposia, SSA-Literacy in ESL Populations, TESL Ontario 2007 Conference, November 22-24, 2007

“Games and Teacher-less Activities in the ESL Classroom,” Puerto Rico TESOL: 34th Annual Convention, San Juan, PR, November 9-10, 2007.

Invited Speaker, “Literacy for Adult ESOL Learners: A Florida Model,” First Language/ESL Literacy in Ontario Symposium, Ontario Literacy Coalition, Toronto, CA, May 24-25, 2007.

“Multiple Intelligences: Activities for the Classroom.” SSTESOL, West Palm Beach, FL, May 11, 2007.

“Gifted ELLs, Issues in Instruction and Identification.” TESOL 41st Annual Convention, Seattle, WA, March 2007.

“Teacher-less Activities for the ESL Classroom.” Trainer for 350 teachers of English, 2007 International Congress of Professional Development for Teachers of English, Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 2007.

“Issues from the Field.” Panel Moderator, 12th Annual Sanibel Symposium For Adult and Applied Technology Administrators, June 2006.

“Successful Tips for the Adult Native Language Literacy Classroom.” TESOL 40th Annual Convention, Tampa, FL, March 2006. Also presented “Developing Effective Communication Strategies and Resolving Conflict” as part of the TESOL Leadership Development Certificate Program.
“Games and Teachersless Activities in the ESL Classroom.” National Conference for Teachers of English Costa Rica. San José, Costa Rica, January 25-27, 2006.


 “How Administrators Can Enhance Services to English Language Learners.” Panel presenter, 11th Annual Sanibel Symposium for Adult & Applied Technology Administrators, Fort Myers, FL; moderator for panel “Literacy Issues for Adult Educators,” June 19-22, 2005.


“Out & About: Games & Teacherless Activities for Adult ESOL Learners.” Orlando Adult ESOL Instructors, Orlando, FL, May 10, 2005.

“Out & About: Games for Beginning ESOL Students.” SSTESOL Conference, Orlando, FL, April 30, 2005.

“Psychosocial Factors in Second Language Learning.” Moderator, 39th Annual TESOL Convention, San Antonio, TX, March 2005. Also presented “Developing Effective Communication Strategies and Resolving Conflict”
“Developing Effective Communication Strategies and Resolving Conflict.” Leadership Development Certificate Program Presenter, 11th Int’l TESOL Arabia Conference 2005, Dubai, UAE, March 9-11, 2005.

“Achieving Adult Literacy with the Latino/a Literature of the U.S.” Cultural Diversity and Language Education Conference, U. of Hawaii at Manoa, September 17-19, 2004.

“Achieving Adult Literacy with the Latino Literature of the US.” Florida Literacy Conference, Daytona Beach, FL, May 5, 2004.

“Volunteering for TESOL 2006 in Tampa.” SSTESOL Conference, May 1, 2004. Co-presented with TESOL 2006 Convention Chair
“New Production Tools for the ESOL Field” panel presentation. Florida Adult ESOL Symposium, April 28, 2004.


Co-taught, “Developing Effective Communication Strategies and Resolving Conflict” as part of the TESOL Leadership Development Certificate Program and presented “Developing and Teaching Native Language Literary Courses,” and “Latino/a Literature of the US in ESL and Across the Curriculum.” 38th Annual TESOL Convention, Long Beach, CA, March 31-April 3, 2004.

“Advocacy and ESOL/Bilingual Education in Florida,” and “Implementing the New Literacy for Adult ESOL Courses.” Sunshine State TESOL 27th Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL, May 2, 2003.

“Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh no!” Florida Literacy Conference, Orlando, FL, April 10, 2003.


"Successes/Challenges of Equity Campaign for Part-Timers” and “New Issues, New Voices in the AEIS Newsletter.” 37th Annual TESOL Convention, Baltimore, MD, March 25-29, 2003.

“Life & Times of an Immigrant/Returning to Cuba,” Daytona Beach Retired Businessmen Assoc., Daytona Beach, FL, February 18, 2003.
“Adult ESOL Teaching Strategies.” FL Adult ESOL TechNet Symposium, Orlando, FL, February 11, 2003.


“Integrating ESL Reading/Writing with Latino Literature of the US.” Sunshine State TESOL 26th Annual Conference, West Palm Beach, FL, May 9-11, 2002.


“Integrating ESL with the US Latino/a Literature.” One-day Institute instructor, 36th Annual TESOL Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2002. Presenter, “Linguistic and Cultural Issues in Freshmen Composition”


“Infusing the ESL Curriculum with the Latino Literature of the US” Keynote Speaker at the NEF-TESOL Fall Conference, St. Augustine, FL, November 4, 2001.

“Integrating the Curriculum with the Latino Literature of the US” Fall 2001 Faculty Development Day, DBCC, October 12, 2001.

“Integrating the Community College Curriculum with the Latino/a Literature of the US” National Hispanic and Latino Studies Association International Conference, Cancun, Mexico, August/September 2001.


English for Advanced Purposes (EAP) Symposium panel presenter at SSTESOL, St. Petersburg, FL, May 2001.

Coordinator/Moderator, Spring 2001 Lecture and Performance Series, “The American Dream: Lost and Found,” Daytona Beach C.C., Daytona Beach, FL, April 2001.

Moderator, opening ceremony of Regresos/Returns, a panel of six Cuban photographers presenting their work as part of the American Dream(s): Ancestors and Diasporas exhibit, Daytona Beach C.C., Daytona Beach, FL, March 2001.

“Latino Literature of the US: The Cuban-American Writer.” Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ, November 27, 2000.


Speaker, International Thanksgiving Sampler, Adult Education Dept. - Adult ESOL, DBCC, November 20, 2000.

Keynote speaker, graduating ESL students from the Adult Education ESL Program, Daytona Beach Comm. College, Daytona Beach, FL, July 31, 2000.

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