Educator Workshop: “Teaching the Unexpected Caribbean”

The University of Kansas Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, a U.S. Department of Education designated National Resource Center, invites you to “Teaching the Unexpected Caribbean,” a professional development workshop open to all K-16 school professionals. This one-day (6 PD) workshop will challenge educators to learn about the unexpected impact of Caribbean cultures and people on the rest of ... Read More »

Teaching English to Refugees in Greece

by Sharon Henslee In the summer of 2018, I had the opportunity to travel to Greece, specifically to the island of Lesvos, to volunteer with a non-governmental organization (NGO) that serves Syrian, Iraqi, and Pakistani refugees fleeing the violence in Syria. Lesvos, being the easternmost Greek island, is only about 10 km from the Turkish border. Because of its geographic ... Read More »

K-14 Educator Workshop on Pre-Modern Japan

Midnight: The Hours of the Rat; Mother and Sleepy Child

The University of Kansas presents a unique professional development experience with the option of graduate credit. Pictures of the Floating World is a free PD workshop or graduate-credit class for all K-14 educators who want to know more about pre-modern Japan as seen in its beautiful woodblock prints. Content and resources for teaching will cover how these prints were created, how ... Read More »

A Walkthrough in Evaluating Materials for Inclusivity {VIDEO}

Queer Inclusivity webinar

Presenters Molly M Kelley and Andrew Lewis, The University of Iowa, hosted a webinar for the MIDTESOL Higher Education Interest Section on August 24, 2018. The webinar walks second language instructors through how to evaluate their course materials for queer inclusivity. We start with some guidelines for the evaluation process and then move into specific examples of how these criteria ... Read More »

Webinar: A Walkthrough in Evaluating Teaching Materials for Inclusivity

Webinar

This webinar will instruct attendees on how to evaluate their course materials for queer inclusivity. We will start with some guidelines for the evaluation process and then move into specific examples of how these criteria can be applied to actual textbooks, works of creative writing, articles, and podcasts. Friday, August 24 4:00-5:00 PM Presenters: Molly M. Kelley and Andrew Lewis, ... Read More »

Book Review: Boosting Achievement

by Jan McClellan Boosting Achievement by Carol Salva is a much-needed resource for any person working with SIFE/SLIFE students. SIFE/SLIFE are Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education. Ms. Salva takes an asset-based approach to what our English Language Learners (ELLs) can bring into our classrooms even if they are SIFE/SLIFE. The culture and language knowledge these students bring should ... Read More »

MIDTESOL Matters Summer 2018 Issue Published

The Summer 2018 issue of MIDTESOL Matters, our affiliate newsletter, is now available. This issue includes: Preview of MIDTESOL 2018 Speakers Report from TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit 2018 Winning ESL Student Essays And more! Click here to download your PDF copy. For back issues of MIDTESOL Matters, click here. Read More »

Call for Volunteers: GoCamp

Ukraine invites volunteers for the biggest educational programme in Eastern Europe! The GoCamp programme is calling for volunteers from all over the world to come to Ukraine and teach kids English, French and German at school camps all over the country! During the three-week programme in September 2018, children, who might have never been to other countries or have never interacted with foreigners, ... Read More »

ELLCHAT_BKCLUB: My Best Twitter Discovery

Refugee by Alan Gratz

by Cynthia Lamas It isn’t too late to jump in and take part in the #ELLCHAT_BKCLUB 12.0 book discussion which started this past Saturday, June 16, 2018, with their second fiction novel Refugee by Alan Gratz. This book chat will last four weeks and is divided accordingly: Week 1: June 16 – June 22: pages 1-80 Week 2: June 23 ... Read More »

Book Review: Four Things Every Principal Should Know about English Language Learners

by Jan McClellan Four Things Every Principal Should Know about English Language Learners by Persida and William Himmele is a quick and easy read that introduces basic language information as well program models for principals and administrators. This book is less than 100 pages and concisely gives administrators the beginning foundation of what having English Language Learners (ELLs) in their ... Read More »