Monthly Archive: January 2015

Grant Opportunity!

Something our friends at TESOL asked us to share from The International Research Foundation for English Education: TIRF is pleased to announce its 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition. Grants of up to US $5,000 will be made to successful applicants investigating any of the following topics: Bilingualism or Plurilingualism in Business, Industry, and the Professions …

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White House looking for ideas

Dear Colleagues,   As you all know, in November 2014, the President created a White House Task Force on New Americans.  The goal of the Task Force is to develop a federal immigrant and refugee integration strategy that allows new Americans to contribute to society to their fullest potential and bring new Americans together with …

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7 Essential Practices in new MOOC

EVENTS New MOOC: “Seven Essential Practices for Developing Academic Oral Language and Literacy in Every Subject” PRESENTED BY: SUSAN O’HARA, JEFF ZWIERS, ROBERT PRITCHARD JAN 14, 2015 / 12:00 AM PST TO JAN 31, 2015 / 12:00 PM PST We are pleased to announce that our new MOOC “Seven Essential Practices for Developing Academic Oral …

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EVO starts on Monday!

If you’re looking at improving your practice in teaching ELLs, the Electronic Village Online might be just the place for you. It’s five weeks of free professional development. Who could say no to that? This link will take you to the EVO. Last year I tried making an ebook in the Creating eTextooks class. It …

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Deadline extended for CAEP Reviewers

The CAEP Reviewer applications deadline has been extended to Monday 12 January 2015. TESOL International Association is seeking experienced ELL teachers, administrators, researchers, and/or program evaluators in the United States to serve as CAEP reviewers. If you are interested in ways to increase your professional expertise and help advance the field, this is a great way …

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WIDA Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals Now Open Through February 1 The call for proposals is now open for the 2015 WIDA National Conference, which will take place October 15–17 in Las Vegas. All educators, regardless of Consortium member status, are encouraged to submit proposals. For more information, including instructions, guiding questions, and timelines, please visit theWIDA Conference …

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A note from the CALL Interest Section

If you are planning on attending TESOL Convention this year, please consider joining our team of volunteers in the Electronic Village.  You can volunteer as much time as you want and will be part of the dynamic and engaging world of computer-assisted language learning. TESOL will provide $50 reimbursement off a regular conference registration for …

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Dear Colleague…

U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice Release Joint Guidance on English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents On Wednesday, January 7, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education’s (the Department’s) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released a joint guidance entitled …

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