April 2015 archive

Free online conference! Yup. Free.

Education on Air, sponsored by Google, is a free online conference taking place May 8-9, 2015. Today we released the schedule of sessions. We’ll emphasize innovation — 44% voted for this — as well as how to empower students and use Google tools effectively. It was clear from our second poll that teachers also want …

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WIDA goes to Las Vegas

http://widaconference.us/ On behalf of the WIDA National Conference planning team, we are thrilled to announce that registration is now open! We  hope you will join us October 15-17, 2015, at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, NV. We are especially pleased to have retained the rate of $595/person, and again offer a $100 discount to those …

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Remembering James Alatis

The International Research Foundation (TIRF) Trustees established the James E. Alatis Prize for Research on Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts, as a way of honoring Jim Alatis. As you may know, he was one of the founders of TIRF (as well as founder of TESOL), and had a life-long interest in language planning …

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Become a Reviewer

Become a Reviewer for 2016 Session Proposals! The 2016 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo is expected to be one of the largest in recent memory. TESOL will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 5-8 April (Tuesday– Friday), 2016. TESOL is looking for session proposal reviewers to review what may be …

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TESOL Seeks Volunteers for Two New Task Forces

In Toronto, TESOL International’s board unveiled a new governance system aimed at getting more members involved in the organization. The first chance to join in has arrived: TESOL International Association is now accepting applications for volunteers to serve on two new task forces: the Affiliate Task Force and the Interest Section Task Force. The task …

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Ready for 2016?

TESOL 2015 just ended on Saturday, but the call for proposals is up for 2016 in Baltimore! Just an 8 hour drive from Burlington!!! http://www.tesol.org/convention2015/education-br-sessions/tesol-2016-call-for-participation The deadline is June 1, 2015 at 5 PM ET, and that comes sooner than you’d think….   This year will mark TESOL’s 50th anniversary. Check out the latest TESOL …

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