Presentations (selected)

Kennedy, D. (2017, June). Writing to connect and empower. Invited workshop presentation at the Connecticut Cross-Cultural Symposium, Hartford, CT.  View slides:  CT_Symposium_2017_DKennedy_2

Kennedy, D., & Kim, W. (2017, June). Curriculum, instruction, and assessment in task-based online course design. Presentation at the monthly meeting of the Interagency Language Roundtable Testing and Training Committees, Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, VA.  View slides: APWE2_ILR2June2017

Kennedy, D. (2017, May). Adult educators make the best advocates. Presentation at the annual conference of the Maryland Association for Adult, Continuing and Community Education, Linthicum, MD.

Kennedy, D. (2017, April). Adult educators make the best advocates. Presentation at the annual conference of the Coalition for Adult Basic Education, Orlando, FL.  View slides: COABE_2017_presentation

Kennedy, D. (2017, March). Being flexible and responsive while maintaining work-life balance. Presentation as part of a panel on Making the Leap to Consulting at the annual conference of TESOL International, Seattle, WA.

Kennedy, D., & Gormley, K. (2017, March). English for Heritage Language Speakers: A successful public-private partnership. Presentation at the annual conference of TESOL International, Seattle, WA.

Coon, D., & Kennedy, D. (2016, October). Assessing proficiency at the Advanced/Superior border: Modality correlation. Poster presentation at the ECOLT Conference, Washington, DC.

Kennedy, D. (2016, August). Focus on assets in language curriculum design. Invited presentation at the Curriculum Design LEARN Conference, Fairfax, VA.

Kennedy, D. (2016, May). Choosing and using life skills websites with adult learners. Invited presentation at the NC State University ESL Symposium, Raleigh, NC.

Kennedy, D. (2016, May). Web design for users with limited reading proficiency. Invited presentation at the NC State University ESL Symposium, Raleigh, NC.

Kennedy, D. (2016, April). Advocating for adult education with narratives that engage. Presentation at the annual conference of the Commission on Adult Basic Education, Dallas, TX.

Kennedy, D. (2016, April). Powerful narratives and effective advocacy for adult ESL programs. Presentation at the annual conference of TESOL International, Baltimore, MD.

Coon, D., & Kennedy, D. (2016, March). Assessing language proficiency at the Advanced/Superior border: Correlations among modalities. Paper presented at the GURT conference, Washington, DC.

Kennedy, D. (2016, January). Frames and assets in communication. Invited panel presentation at the Cross Cultural Communication Symposium, Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, Hartford, CT.

Kennedy, D. (2015, March). Choosing and using life skills content websites with adult learners. Paper presented at the annual conference of TESOL International, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Kennedy, D. (2015, March). Learner assets in workplace instruction. Invited paper presented at the colloquium on Communicating Across Borders: The Case for Culturally Intelligent Workplace Practitioners, TESOL International, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Burt, M., Kennedy, D., & Leach, J. (2015, March). Free resources for developing reading and financial literacy skills. Paper presented at the annual conference of TESOL International, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Kennedy, D. (2014, November). An asset-based model for promoting global competence. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), San Antonio, TX.

Matula, S., & Kennedy, D. (2014, November). Formative assessment tools that promote development of superior language proficiency. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), San Antonio, TX.

Kennedy, D., & Hansen, C. (2014, November). English for Heritage Language Speakers: Outcomes and achievements. Invited paper presented at the Defense Language Institute English Language Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX.

Kennedy, D., Hansen, C., & Matula, S. (2014, November). Improving the feedback loop. Invited workshop conducted at the Defense Language Institute English Language Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX.

Kennedy, D. (2014, November). Promoting adult learner engagement through asset-based instruction. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), Charleston, SC.

Kennedy, D., Burt, M., & Leach, J. (2014, November). Developing English reading skills and financial literacy with online materials. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), Charleston, SC.

Kennedy, D. (2014, August). Web design for users with limited reading proficiency. Paper presented at the annual Low Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition (LESLLA) conference, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Hansen, C., & Kennedy, D. (2014, July). Developing critical thinking and analytical skills for government service. Invited paper presented at the English Enhancement LEARN Conference, Washington, DC.

Kennedy, D. (2014, May). Choosing and using informational websites with adult English language learners. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Maryland Association for Adult, Community and Continuing Education (MAACCE), Timonium, MD.

Kennedy, D. (2014, May). An asset-based model for learner-centered instruction with adult English language learners. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Maryland Association for Adult, Community and Continuing Education (MAACCE), Timonium, MD.

Burt, M., Kennedy, D., & Leach, J. (2014, March). Teaching English reading skills and fraud awareness with online materials. Paper presented at the annual conference of TESOL International, Portland, OR.

Kennedy, D., Tucker, P., & Ennis, K. (2013, November). Using learning targets to personalize language learning. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Orlando, FL.

Burt, M., Kennedy, D., & Leach, J. (2013, May). Financial literacy materials for adults with limited reading proficiency. Webinar presentation for ELL-U.

Kennedy, D. (2013, May). Linguistics and language teaching. Presentation for EFL teachers in training at Azerbaijan University of Languages, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Kennedy, D. (2013, May). A model for teaching ESL in the workplace. Paper presented at the International Conference on Current Issues of Foreign Language Teaching, Azerbaijan University of Languages, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Burt, M., Kennedy, D., & Leach, J. (2013, March). Creating materials to help adults with low literacy avoid fraud. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE), New Orleans, LA.

Burt, M., Kennedy, D., & Leach, J. (2013, March). Creating materials to help adults with low literacy avoid fraud. Paper presented at the annual conference of TESOL International Association, Dallas, TX.

Kennedy, D. (2013, January). Assessing English language writing proficiency. Paper presented at the monthly meeting of the Interagency Language Roundtable Testing Committee, Arlington, VA.

Kennedy, D., & Hansen, C. (2012, November). Developing Superior proficiency and analytical skills for the global workforce. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Philadelphia, PA.

Kennedy, D., & Hansen, C. (2012, October). Developing Superior language proficiency and analytical skills for the federal workforce. Paper presented at the Language Flagship Results 2012 conference, New York, NY.

Kennedy, D. (2012). Contextualized instruction for adult English language learners. Invited panel presentation at the annual meeting of the National Transitional Jobs Network, Baltimore, MD.

Wiley, T., Peyton, J., & Kennedy, D. (2012). Language resources and language needs in the United States. Panel presentation at the annual conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Boston, MA.

Wiley, T., O’Hara, C., Rhodes, N., Peyton, J., & Kennedy, D. (2011). The case for connecting foreign and heritage language education. Panel presentation at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Denver, CO.

Kennedy, D., Hansen, C., & Troy, T. (2011). Implementing ESP theory in a career development program. Paper presented at the annual conference of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), New Orleans, LA.

Kennedy, D., Mackey, B., & Gormley, K. (2011). Language proficiency in government service: the English for Heritage Language Speakers Program. Plenary presentation at monthly meeting of the Interagency Language Roundtable, January 2011.

Kennedy, D., Mackey, B., & Camlin, E. (2010). The English for Heritage Language Speakers Program, 2006-2010. Poster presentation at the East Coast Organization of Language Testers, Washington, DC.

Kennedy, D. (2010). The English for Heritage Language Speakers Program. Poster presentation at the annual conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Atlanta, GA.

Kennedy, D., & Gormley, K. (2010). The English for Heritage Language Speakers Program. Poster presentation at the annual conference of the Linguistic Society of America, Baltimore, MD.

Kennedy, D. (2005). Teaching language for the workplace: Employee needs and employer expectations. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Baltimore, MD.

Alatis, J., & Kennedy, D. (2005). Bringing new language teachers up to speed. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Baltimore, MD.

Kennedy, D. (2004). Teaching language for professional and occupational purposes. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Chicago, IL.

Alatis, J., & Kennedy, D. (2004). Online professional development for university language instructors. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Chicago, IL.