Category Archives: Professional Development

MIDTESOL Presents Spring & Summer Webinar Series


In an effort to provide more opportunities for professional development for our members and other English language teachers, MIDTESOL is excited to launch a Webinar Series. MIDTESOL will host two webinars in April with a second series coming in June 2019! See the details below to sign up for one or both of the April webinars and for information on ... Read More »

Combating Demoralization Among ESL Teachers

by Jeanne Beck Recently the Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA) conducted a survey of certified teacher members to determine the extent to which national trends in teacher attrition were affecting teachers statewide. With 2,212 responses, the survey revealed that “six out of 10 Missouri teachers have seriously considered leaving the profession in the last three years,” and that some of ... Read More »

Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program

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The Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (Fulbright TGC) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX. It is governed by policies established by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Fulbright TGC is a year-long professional development opportunity for U.S. elementary, middle, and high school teachers to develop skills for preparing ... Read More »

Webinar: Teach Immigration Now


Educators, feel confident discussing immigration news and issues with your students after participating in The Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute’s next free webinar Teaching Immigration Now: Current Events in the Classroom on Tuesday, February 19, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. Join experts from the Anti-Defamation League and Re-imagining Migration in this free, interactive professional development session designed to help you foster ... Read More »

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program for U.S. Teachers

Announcing a professional development opportunity for STEM, ICT, and TESOL educators across the United States during summer 2019! The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program for U.S. Teachers (Fulbright DAST) provides an opportunity for outstanding K–12 teachers from the United States to take part in a two- to six-week professional development experience overseas during summer 2019. Three countries are part of summer ... Read More »

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 »

Webinar: A Walkthrough in Evaluating Teaching Materials for Inclusivity


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 »

GoCamp educational project for kids in Ukraine

Global office is a Ukrainian NGO aimed at promoting language learning and volunteer movement in Ukraine, fostering intercultural dialogue and public diplomacy, supported by international organizations (UN Volunteers, British Council), US Embassy in Ukraine, the Presidential Administration, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, other state ministries, National Scout Organization of Ukraine PLAST, businesses and leading media. GoGlobal is working on ensuring ... Read More »

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 »