Category Archives: Professional Development

TESOL & SLA Professional Development Conference 2017

by Terry Barakat The English Language Institute of Missouri State University (ELI of MSU) held our free bi-annual TESOL & SLA Professional Development Conference on Friday, April 28, 2017. We had about 30 participants who included colleagues from Ozarks-area K-12 and higher education institutions as well as intrepid attendees from Kansas City and Rolla, MO, and Lawrence, KS. We even ... Read More »

Wise ESL Symposium Presents Patrick T. Randolph

The Applied Language Institute at Missouri University of Science and Technology is pleased to host Patrick T. Randolph as a guest speaker at the annual Wise ESL Symposium. Patrick T. Randolph was awarded the “Best of the TESOL Affiliates” for his presentation on vocabulary pedagogy in 2015. He is the author of six books, including , “Cat Got Your Tongue?,” with Paul McPherron. Randolph specializes in vocabulary ... Read More »

Webinar: Including English Learners in ESSA State Accountability Plans

When: Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:00 P.M. ET (New York, D.C.) 12:00 P.M. CT (Chicago) 11:00 A.M. MT (Denver) 10:00 A.M. PT (San Francisco) Where: MPI Webinar Click here to register. Speakers: Delia Pompa, Senior Fellow for Education Policy, MPI Susan Lyons, Associate, National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment Moderator: Margie McHugh, Director, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, ... Read More »

Free online learning course: ‘Dyslexia and language teaching’

Announcing ‘Dyslexia and Language Teaching‘, a free online course offered April 24-May 21. ‘Dyslexia and Language Teaching’ is offered by Lancaster University in cooperation with FutureLearn and takes place over four weeks entirely online. It is aimed at English language teachers, teachers of modern foreign languages, teacher trainers, educators and trainee teachers who are interested in how they can accommodate and cater ... Read More »

Spring TESOL and Second Language Acquisition Conference – Missouri State

When: Friday, April 28, from 9:00am to 3:00pm Where: Missouri State University, The Morris Center, 301 S. Jefferson Avenue, Springfield, MO Conference focus: Best practices in the field Tips for teaching, assessing, and working with international students and non-native English-speaking students Presentations of professional or student research Advocacy, one of the ELI’s core values: The ELI upholds Missouri State University’s values ... Read More »

An Overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act – FREE WEBINAR

In December 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law, replacing the No Child Left Behind Act. ESSA brings sweeping policy changes to the K-12 arena that all educators should be aware of. With a primary focus on the changes to Title I and Title III, this webinar will provide a broad overview of the law ... Read More »

Supporting English Learners With Close Reading – FREE WEBINAR

Please join experts from the Center for English Language Learners at American Institutes for Research (AIR) to learn more about how teachers can provide instruction to help English learners (ELs) master core content in English language arts. This series of three 1-hour webinars features an approach called Attaining Core Content for English Language Learners (ACCELL), developed by Dr. Diane August ... Read More »

Immigrant Student Success – Free Online Workshop

With America’s classrooms changing rapidly, teachers at all levels need to know who their immigrant students are and how to capitalize on diversity for the benefit of all students. Learn asset-based models and techniques to bring out the best in your students in the free online workshop Immigrant Student Success: Models and Tools for K-12 and Adult Educators on July ... Read More »

Webinar: Attaining Core Content for ELLs in Literature

In a series of three one-hour webinars, the Center for English Language Learners at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) presents its system for supporting ELLs, Attaining Core Content for English Language Learners (ACCELL). Each webinar focuses on a different scaffolding topic—background knowledge, vocabulary, and close reading—using English language arts as the target content area. The presentations include research-based pedagogical ... Read More »

UNI Announces Spring “Ed Perspectives” Events {IOWA}

The Center for Educational Transformation (uni.edu/cet), a new University of Northern Iowa-based Regents center charged with supporting and promoting research on PreK-12 education in Iowa, invites educators, organizations and networks to the spring “Ed Perspectives” series. These events bring notable figures in PreK-12 education to Iowa to spur discussion and collaboration among stakeholders in Iowa PreK-12 education. Our Spring 2016 ... Read More »