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 »

EdCampIowa – February 13

FIVE locations. ONE day of powerful learning. EdCampIowa is scheduled for Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 8:30AM-3:30PM. EdCamp sessions are NOT ‘sit and get’ presentations. EdCamps are about discussion and thinking and problem-solving. Participants build the agenda first thing in the morning and then spend the rest of the day talking, sharing, and learning. EdCampIowa is for educators, students, parents, ... Read More »

TDSIG Web Carnival

IATEFL TDSIG invite you to attend its inaugural Web Carnival on “Stories of Teacher Development” on Saturday, January 30, 2016. During the carnival selected speakers from the TDSIG community will share their stories by focusing on: a turning point that led to a realisation about their teaching a key question that they faced in this realisation how these turned into action While sessions ... Read More »

Multiple Concerns for Recent Immigrant Adult ESL Students

At a well-attended Interest Section (IS) Meeting on Saturday, October 24, 2015, in Iowa City, Iowa, members of MIDTESOL’s Community College and Adult Basic Education IS discussed issues of concern they have within their institutions or as part of their personal recent experiences teaching English to our immigrant populations. Concerns about student learning and progress were high on the list ... Read More »

Guide to TESOL Acronyms

Based on feedback from the Professional Development Committee, Research Committee, Standards Committee, Book Publications Committee, IS Leaders, and TESOL Board members, TESOL recently updated their guide for common acronyms used in the TESOL profession. Click here to access the revised guide. Read More »

U.S. Department of Education Addresses Discrimination in Schools

The U.S. Department of Education recently issued a statement concerning discrimination and harassment in schools, calling for educators to ensure a safe place for students regardless of race, religion, or national origin. The letter is published below in full along with links to suggested resources. Dear Colleagues, On the eve of this new year, we are writing to enlist your ... Read More »

SEVP Publishes Stakeholders Issues Response Report

The Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) recently published their first Stakeholders Issues Response Report. The report provides an overview of where the program stands with many items of interest to the academic community. Inside this report, you can find the latest information on hot topics, such as: Processing times for Form I-17 updates; SEVIS functionality; Reduced course load regulatory ... Read More »

MIDTESOL Matters Winter 2015 Issue Published

The Winter 2015 issue of MIDTESOL Matters, our affiliate newsletter, is now available. This issue includes: MIDTESOL 2015 Conference Award Winners, Sessions, and Reflections TESOL 2016 Plans State by State Update MIDTESOL Survey Results Click here to download your PDF copy. Read More »

Call for Presentations – Cambio de Colores 2016 Conference

Fifteenth Annual Conference Cambio de Colores / Change of Colors Latinos in the Heartland: Building Bridges, Dialogue, and Opportunity  Columbia, Missouri June 8-10, 2016 www.cambiodecolores.org The Call for Presentations is now available!  Proposals can be made at www.cambiodecolores.org.  Students are invited to participate in a student poster competition.  Contact decolores@missouri.edu with questions. 2016 Themes: -Change and Integration -Civil Rights and ... Read More »

2013 & 2014 Conference Proceedings Published

MIDTESOL is pleased to present the MIDTESOL Conference Proceedings for 2013 and 2014. The third edition of the Proceedings is a combined edition from the 2013 and 2014 conferences with the following themes: 2013, Lawrence, KS, “Engaging Learners, Building Community,” and 2014, Warrensburg, MO, “The Wise Learn from Everyone.” “The past two years, our organization has seen amazing growth and has ... Read More »