Awards Announcement: Four Win TESOL Membership

Congratulations to MIDTESOL members Mary Christensen, Erica Clements, Tara Friga, and Gretchen Meinhardt who have each been awarded a free year-long membership to the TESOL International Association. Mary Christensen, Associate Professor, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa Mary always knew that her passion was bridging cross-linguistic and cross-cultural communication gaps. At 12, she was telling teachers that her dream was ... 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 »

2017 Summit on the Future of the TESOL Profession – Part 2

by Deborah J. Osborne The first article in this series presented a brief summary of the first two themes, Futurology and English in Multilingualism, with this article addressing Reimagining English Competence and the Profession as a Change Agent. Reimagining English Competence Inquiry: Anne Katz teaches online courses for the MA TESOL program at The New School in NYC. Her presentation ... 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 »

2017 Summit on the Future of the TESOL Profession – Part 1

by Deborah J. Osborne ATHENS, 2017- We met in the cradle of Western civilization: 200 delegates from 64 countries- teachers, teacher trainers, NGO managers and employees, government officials, RELOs from the State Department, representatives from the British Council, TESOL (national and regional), IATEFL, and CEA, IEP administrators, and publishers’ reps. Together we listened, discussed, asked questions, and exchanged ideas about ... Read More »

Awards Announcement: 2017 MIDTESOL Travel Award Winner Announced

Congratulations to Amy Roither from Webster University on winning MIDTESOL’s $500 Travel Award to attend #TESOL17 in Seattle. Roither has been an adjunct professor of ESL at Webster University since 2007. She will present her latest work, “Beyond Paper: Creating Online Editing Guides,” on March 24th at the TESOL convention in Seattle. Her previous presentations on methods for incorporating technology ... 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 »

Student Engagement and Active Participation Using Mentimeter

by Shaeley Santiago As language teachers, we understand the value of student engagement and active participation in class. This is especially true when participation takes the form of authentic language use. But what about students who are hesitant to speak up in class or share their ideas? How might you maximize class time to engage more students in the content ... Read More »

EdCampIowa Upcoming

FIVE locations. ONE day of powerful learning. EdCampIowa is for educators, students, parents, board members, policymakers, community members, and anyone that cares about education. Laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other electronic devices are encouraged. Oh, and it’s FREE! When: Saturday, February 25 Where: With 4 Iowa locations, EdCampIowa is the biggest EdCamp event in the country! Northeast – North Scott High ... Read More »

2017 Cambio de Colores Conference Call For Presentations

Sixteenth Annual Conference Cambio de Colores / Change of Colors Todos Juntos: Collaboration and Unity in Uncertain Times St. Louis, Missouri June 14-16, 2017 Plus Extended Education Track on Language, Literacy, and Culture on June 16-17 www.cambiodecolores.org Call for Presentations February 6, 2017: Presentation proposals due at midnight About the Cambio de Colores 2017 conference Rural and urban communities throughout ... Read More »