January 2012 archive

FINALLY! On the Radar!

Have you noticed the growing interest among content teachers (sometimes labeled ‘gen ed teachers’) in providing good content instruction for English Learners? No matter the multitude of problems and issues associated with the various iterations of NCLB, it has certainly raised awareness among educators. With our climate of increased accountability, ELs are finally on the …

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Presenting at TESOL 2012?

If you are presenting at TESOL 2012 in Philadelphia, please share the information with the NNETESOL membership.  Add the presenter names, title, day, time and location as a reply below. Registration for the 2012 TESOL Convention in Philadelphia is open! http://www.tesolconvention.org/ Please follow and like us:

Call for Volunteers

Going to TESOL? Ever wonder about how the Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section worked, but you were too afraid to be around all those techies because you’re not a techie yourself? Have I got an opportunity for you! TESOL offers members an opportunity to get $50 off their registration fees by volunteering for four hours. …

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New WIDA Resources

I decided to sign up for the WIDA Item Writing class and, I admit, I’m not the best at perusing the WIDA website very often. The initial readings, though, asked me to return to the site. I found the WIDA blog earlier this week on my own by following WIDA through Facebook. But the thing …

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Prospects on Professional Development

I’ve gotten a few emails of late asking about our spring plans, which have not been finalized in the NNETESOL area, but there are other events you should keep your eye on. The TESOL conference is not very far away–in Philadelphia this year, March 29-31. Early registration ends February 1. That will take place in …

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