Second FACET Summer Conference 3 July 2013
Hosted by the English Studies Unit
 ORT Braude College, Karmiel
English: The Next Generation
Preparing our students for what will be, not what was.
  09.00 – 09.30
Registration and refreshments
  09.30 – 09.45
Greetings: Professor David Shoikhet, Vice President for Academic Affairs, ORT Braude College of Engineering;
Dr. Linda Weinberg, FACET steering committee
  09.45 – 11.45
Parallel Session One
11.45 – 12.15
Coffee and networking
12.15 – 13.15
Keynote Lecture: Ruthy Salomon, the MOFET Institute
To Infinity and Beyond: bringing the 21st century into the classroom.
13.30 – 14.30
14.30 – 15.45
15.45 – 16.15
16.15 – 16.45
Parallel Session Two: Workshops
Parallel Session Three
Round Table Discussion
16.45 – 16.50            Closing remarks
FACET Summer Conference
Ort Braude College of Engineering, Karmiel
English: The Next Generation
Preparing students for what will be, not for what was.
9.00 – 9.30 (EF building Room 511)
 Registration and refreshments
9.30 – 9.45 (VIP room)
Professor David Shoikhet, Vice President for Academic Affairs, ORT Braude College
Dr. Linda Weinberg, FACET steering committee
Session A: EF 511                                                                 Chair:
Academic Affiliation
The Thinking Approach: Developing Critical Thinking in the ESL Classroom
Suzy Esquenazi Cohen
ORT Braude College
Innovation adoption: lessons from a top-down initiative
Rosalie Sitman, Elana Spector-Cohen
Tel Aviv University
Flip, bend, engage: a recipe for success in the EAP classroom
Elana Spector-Cohen, Karen Eini & Tal Levy
Tel Aviv University, Ruppin Academic Center
Session B: EF 505                                                      Chair:
Academic Affiliation
Investigating the prominent instructional practices of the effective EFL teacher
Frances Sokel
Sha’anan College of Education;  Ministry of Education
IDC Writing Center – a pro-active student-based pedagogy
Miriam Symon, Orly Leal-Netzer, Monical Broido
Speaking business – the challenge of large classes
Hedy Gertler
Ruppin Academic College
One size does not fit all: an enquiry into the vocabulary size of first year students at a northern Galilee college
Sandy Freedman, Samir Khalaily, Natalia Davidson & Irena Graifer
Zefat Academic College
11.45 – 12.15
Coffee and networking    
12.15 – 13.15
 Keynote Lecture
In memory of Dr. Helen Trugman
Ruthy Salomon, The MOFET Institute
“To Infinity and Beyond: Brining the 21st Century into the Classroom”
EF 511
13.15 – 14.30
14.30 – 15.45
Innovative pedagogical approaches in the classroom
EF 506     Chair:
EF 511     Chair:
From theory to practice: adopting the Thinking Approach in the ESL classroom
Suzy Esquenazi Cohen and Elaine Goldstein: ORT Braude College of Engineering
In this workshop, the theory behind the TA approach will be expanded and, working in groups, participants will design language tasks based on TA principles.
Mobile Learning, Cellphone use in class and QR Codes
Avraham Roos: Herzog Academic College
This workshop will start with a theoretical introduction explaining the advantages and pitfalls of mobile learning. Participants will discuss the use of cellphones in education. The presenter will demonstrate possible uses of cellphone and will explain the use of QR codes. Participants will then, in groups, prepare cellphone based activities for college use.
Victoria Kalogerou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus; & Ewa Hadjdaz, Wroclaw University of Life and Environmental Sciences, Poland.
What is ERASMUS for All and how does this new European initiative impact the teaching of English for Israeli students in higher education?
A view from China
Julie Arbel, ORT Braude College of Engineering
Shifting Chinese English teachers from traditional teacher-centered teaching practice to more creative, interactive student-centered learning as a means for higher academic achievement in exit level tests.
Round table panel discussion: Where do we go from here?
Decisions from the Council of Higher Education – implications and implementation
INET – Israel Network for English Teachers
EF 511
16.15 – 16.45
Closing Remarks
16.45 – 16.50
EF 511