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Garfield Gleanings: FLEX Opportunities at Garfield For Non-Credit ESL

by Caroline DePiro

Garfield Campus Steward

There are great FLEX opportunities coming up at Garfield for Non-Credit ESL Instructors. Megan Ernst is heading up the professional development workshops for Spring 2015 and she has created a very interesting line-up of activities for Non-Credit ESL instructors to choose from. Make sure to turn in your FLEX forms by May 15th!! Turn them in even if you plan to attend a workshop after May 15th. Just indicate that you plan to attend. Good luck and may we never have pay deductions over FLEX mistakes again!

Spring 2015 Workshops and Conferences


Date & Time




Teaching Writing to ESL Students

Friday, March 6

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Main Campus

Student Center

Keith Folse

3 hours flex.

Must be pre-registered.

How to Set Up a YouTube Channel


Friday, March 13

12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Garfield Campus

MP 309

Ryun Hovind

2 hours flex.

Sponsored by NC Business.

New Verbal Assessment Training

Friday, March 13

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.


Tuesday, March 17

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.


Wednesday, March 19

4:45 to 5:45 p.m.

Garfield Campus

TR 306

Debbie Robiglio and/or

Megan Ernst

1 hour flex. Attend one of these trainings for important information about how to administer and score the new verbal assessment (levels 0-3). The same material is presented in each workshop.

Creating Google Docs


Friday, March 20

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.



Garfield Campus

MP 204 (first hour)

TR 211 (second hour)

Ed Bernard

2 hours flex.

Website Quizzes, Images, and Activities


Friday, March 27

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Garfield Campus

MP 205 (first hour)

TR 211 (second hour)

Pat Zayas and Sandra Limina

2 hours flex.

“The Fifth Skill: Thinking in English” Writing Workshop



Friday, April 3

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Garfield Campus

MP 205

Karen Rusikoff, Cal Poly Pomona

2 hours flex.

Using Social Media in the Classroom

Friday, April 24

9:00 a.m. to 12: 00 p.m.

Garfield Campus

MP 205 (first 2 hours)

TR 211 (third hour)

Pat Zayas and Sandra Limina

3 hours flex.

CATESOL Regional Conference

Saturday, April 25

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cal State LA

5151 State University Los Angeles 90032


8 hours flex for all-day attendance. Registration, mileage, and lunch paid if conference travel request submitted by March 23.

“Responding to Multi-Lingual Writers”

CATESOL OC Chapter Conference

Saturday, May 2

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Biola University

13800 Biola Ave.

La Mirada 90639

Dana Ferris,

UC Davis

6 hours flex for all-day attendance. Registration and mileage paid if conference travel request form is submitted by April 2.  Breakfast and lunch are included in registration fee.

“Speaking Exercises to Improve Fluency and Clarity” CATESOL Inland Empire Chapter Conference

Saturday, May 16

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

California Baptist University

8432 Magnolia Ave.

Riverside 92504

Eric Roth and

Mark Treston

3 hours flex.

Registration, mileage, and lunch paid if conference travel request form is submitted by April 10

New Verbal Assessment “Refresher”

Wednesday, May 27

12:00 to 12:45 p.m.


 4:45 to 5:30 p.m.

Garfield Campus

TR 205 (noon)

TR 306 (4:45)

Megan Ernst

Designed for those who would like a “refresher” before giving the new verbal assessment.

NC ESL Division Annual Spring Retreat

Friday, June 12

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Garfield Campus

MP 125

Deborah Robiglio

Flex or pay

(non-instructional rate).

Pre-registration is required by May 5 if pay is preferred.


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