Faculty & Staff

Jennifer R Fennema-Bloom, Ed.D.
Jennifer R Fennema-Bloom, Ed.D.
Associate Professor and Chair of Language and Culture, and Director of TESOL/Applied Linguistics
Year started at UF: 2008
Contact Information
Office Location: Language and TESOL Faculty Office Room A
Telephone: 419-434-4826
Credentials
B.A., University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
M.A., Columbia University in the City of New York
M.Ed., Columbia University in the City of New York
Ed.D., Columbia University in the City of New York
  • ​Academic Credentials: 

    ​Doctor of Education in International Educational Development, Columbia University 
    Master of Education in International Education Development, Columbia University 
    Master of Arts in International Educational Development, Columbia University
    Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and Political Science, University of Pittsburgh


    Dr. Jennifer Fennema-Bloom has an Ed.D. from Teachers College Columbia University.  Her dissertation on Pedagogic Code-Switching won first place in The National Association for Bilingual Education's (NABE) Outstanding Dissertation Competition in 2009.  She is currently the Director of Graduate TESOL and Co-director of the ELL Support Center at The University of Findlay located in Ohio, USA.  She sits on the executive board of Ohio TESOL; and is the Ohio TESOL Journal's chief editor.  She is the author of the Wego Foundation's Step into English Program.  This Program encompasses a six-volume English textbook series (first published in 2003, revised in 2011) teacher's guides and accompanying curriculum for the Foundation's elementary schools located in Taiwan and China.  Her current research interests focus on linguistics and brain based research for effective teaching, assessment and curriculum development for second language learners.  She conducts pre-service and in-service teacher training throughout the US, Asia, and the Middle East. 
  • Alshuhri, H. & Fennema-Bloom, J. (Autumn 2016). Lesson plans for promoting ELL oral production awareness.  Ohio TESOL Journal 8(2), 18-19.

    Fennema-Bloom, J. (Winter 2013). Documenting Services and Accommodations for K-12 English Language Learners: Using Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) and Leveled Learning Plans  (LLPs). Ohio TESOL Journal 5(2), 13-16.

    Fennema-Bloom, J. (Winter 2012). Clarifying ESL pull-out instruction. Ohio TESOL Journal 4(2), 4-6.

    Fennema-Bloom, J. (2009/2010). Code scaffolding: A pedagogic code-switching technique for bilingual content instruction. Journal of Education 190(3), 27-35.

    Bloom, J. (2011). Wego's step into English (2nd Ed.).  Textbook Series (six volumes) Taipei, Taiwan: Wego Foundation Press.

    Bloom, J. (2011). Wego's step into English (2nd Ed.).  Workbook Series (six volumes) Taipei, Taiwan: Wego Foundation Press.

    Bloom, J. (2003). Wego's step into English.  Textbook Series (six volumes) Taipei, Taiwan: Wego Foundation Press.

    Bloom, J. (2003). Wego's step into English.  Workbook Series (six volumes) Taipei, Taiwan: Wego Foundation    Press.

  • ​Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations

    Invited Presentations

    May 6-7, 2017 (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Association of Language Teachers) KSAALT TESOL Conference: Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Half Moon Bay, Dahran E.P. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    Plenary Speaker:  Optimizing instructional time for students' L2 success

    February 3, 2017 Professional Development Week: Imam Adburahman Alfaisal University (Prior to December 2, 2016 known as The University of Dammam) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Keynote Address:  Teaching Changes Lives: Motivating Students to Success

    October 7, 2016 Columbus, Ohio: Ohio TESOL 2016 Conference
    Featured Session: State of the Profession: Teacher Education

    October 7, 2016 Columbus, Ohio: Ohio TESOL 2016 Conference
    Networking Session:  Using native language to help students succeed

    October 30, 2015 Columbus, Ohio:  Ohio TESOL 2015 Conference
    Networking Session:  Recognizing, respecting and using students' native language effectively in the classroom


    Regional

    October 8, 2016 Columbus, Ohio: Ohio TESOL 2016 Conference
    Presentation:  ESL teacher advocacy: Educating colleagues on the role of an ESL teacher within your school(s)

    October 7, 2016 Columbus, Ohio: Ohio TESOL 2016 Conference
    Presentation: Publishing for the Ohio TESOL Journal: Tips and strategies
    Co-presented with Dr. Ivan Stephano

    October 30 2015 Columbus, Ohio: Ohio TESOL 2015 Conference
    Presentation:  Engaging and empowering ELL learners for academic success

    March 14, 2015 Findlay, Ohio:  Excel at Teaching: The First Annual University of Findlay Teaching Symposium
    Presentation:  Optimizing memory and retention through classroom instruction: How the brain works.

    November 13-15, 2014 Columbus, Ohio: Ohio TESOL 2014 Conference
    Paper Presentation:  A journey towards reducing teacher talk-time: Techniques for enhancing memory and student participation.

    November 14-16, 2013 Columbus, Ohio: Ohio TESOL 2013 Conference
    Paper Presentation:  A Collaborative Effort to Train MA TESOL Students for Adult ESL Programs
    Co-Presented with Dr. Erin Laverick

    November 9-10, 2012 Columbus, Ohio:  OHIO TESOL 2012 Conference
    Paper Presentation:  Designing pull-out instruction

    November 11-12, 2011 Columbus, Ohio: Ohio TESOL 2011 Conference
    Paper Presentation: Congruent ESL curriculum design for K-12 settings

    November 12, 2010 Columbus, Ohio: Ohio TESOL 2010 Conference
    Paper Presentation: Using classroom-based participant interaction frameworks

    Nov. 2-3, 2007 White Plains, NY: New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NY-TESOL) Paper Presentation: Native language use in science content instruction.

     

    National

    March 6-9, 2010 Atlanta, GA: American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
    Paper Presentation: A unified theory of language teaching?  What CALP can teach us about failing non-ELLs.

    February 3-6. 2010 Denver, CO: The National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
    Teaching Demonstration: Code-scaffolding: A pedagogic technique for bilingual content instruction

    March 21-24, 2009 Denver, CO: American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
    Paper Presentation: Acknowledging code-switching in bilingual content-subject classrooms: Its discourse and pedagogic functions.

    April 2007 Chicago, IL:  American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    Panel Discussion and Paper Presentation: Space Odyssey: Creating language spaces in foreign language curriculum in Taiwan.

    International

    2011 Beijing, China: 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA2011) Paper Presentation: Diversity in instructional language use:  Policy and Practices in a New York City Chinese/English Transitional Bilingual High School Science Program.

    2006 Montréal, Canada: American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL and ACLA/CAAL) Paper Presentation: Evaluative reactions to Chinese/English code-switching.

    2004 New York, NY: Teachers College International Symposium – Imagining Multilingual School: An International Symposium on Language Education.  Project Presentation: A new bilingual curriculum for preschools in Taiwan and mainland China: A demonstration


    Workshop Presentations

    May 6-7, 2017 (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Association of Language Teachers) KSAALT TESOL Conference: Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, half Moon Bay, Dahran E.P. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Workshops: Lesson planning for student participation in a second/foreign language classroom

    February 4-9, 2017 Professional Development Week: Imam Adburahman Alfaisal University (Prior to December 2, 2016 known as The University of Dammam) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Workshops: ESL Scaffolding Techniques and Methodologies

    August 13, 2016 University of Findlay/Ohio TESOL Northwestern Ohio ESL Professional Development Day. Working with ELLS

    August 26, 2015 University of Findlay/Ohio TESOL Northwester Ohio ESL Professional Development Day.  Concurrent curriculum and the ESL learner

    August 2013 Taipei, Taiwan:  Wego Foundation, Wego Private Elementary and Preschool Intensive Teacher Training Program

    2013, Findlay University Nick Bruel Workshop
    Co-presented a Hancock County teacher workshop with Nick Bruel (author/illustrator), Kim Forget (UF, COE faculty) on using Mr. Bruel's authentic literary style with common core and ELL scaffolding devices

    2012-13 Toledo, OH:  Toledo Public School System, Waite High School
    Workshop 1: 10/03/2012 Introduction to diversity and language issues: working with your ESL faculty
    Workshop 2: 10/17/2012 Accommodations, methods and practices for ELL inclusion in mainstream content subjects
    Workshop 3: 03/06/2013 Principles of sheltered instruction
    Workshop 4: 03/27/2013 Lesson planning for sheltered instruction
    Workshop 5: 04/17/2013 Lesson outcomes and assessment

    2013 Toledo, OH: Toledo Public School System, Woodward High School
    Workshop #1 05/08/2013 Introduction to diversity and language issues: working with your ESL faculty
    Workshop 2: 05/15/2013 Accommodations, methods and practices for ELL inclusion in mainstream content subjects

    2011 Hopewell-Loudon Schools, Bascom, OH:
    Workshop 1:  October 2011 Introduction to ELL learners and the SIOP model
    Workshop 2:  October 2011 Sheltered Instruction and Differentiation for ELL Inclusion

    2010-11 Toledo, OH: Toledo Public School System 3 part workshop series:
    Workshop 1: 11/10/2010 School compliance: Federal and State regulations
    Workshop 2: 11/17/2010 Cultural and linguistic diversity: Myths, beliefs, & responsibilities surrounding ELL education
    Workshop 3:  12/08/2010 Accommodating ELLS in the mainstream classroom
    Workshop 4:  01/26/2011 Introduction to the SIOP Model
    Workshop 5:  02/16/2011 Working with the SIOP Model
    Workshop 6:  03/09/2011 SIOP Protocols

    December 9, 2010 Auglaize County Education Service Center – Ottawa, OH
    Morning workshop: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity: myths, beliefs, & responsibilities surrounding ELL education
    Afternoon workshop: Accommodating ELLs in Mainstream Classrooms

    2010 Hopewell-Loudon Schools, Bascom, OH: Introduction to ELL learners and the SIOP model

    August 2009 Taipei, Taiwan: The Wego Foundation, Taipei Wego Elementary School's New Teacher Training workshop.  Week-long workshops on a variety of topics including curriculum design, teaching methodology, classroom management, and working with the textbooks


    Invited Lecturer

    ​August, 2010 Chinju, Korea: Invited lecturer at Chinju University TESOL summer program Week and a half intensive TESOL preparation program​