October 2017 archive

NNETESOL 2017 Conference Event – Book Exchange

Is your office or classroom swamped with under-used books? Bring your gently used books and resources to the NNETESOL for our book exchange. The conference will provide you a space to swap books between one another. So, make space for your new-to-you books! Please follow and like us:

NNETESOL 2017 Conference Event – Poster Conversations

Poster (AKA graffiti) conversations will be a hall of written conversations to peruse during breaks and downtime; all are encouraged to add their two cents’ worth, pose a new question, say something a little controversial without fear of backlash, scribble a smiley face, or just enjoy reading the silent conversations that will line the walls …

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NNETESOL 2017 Conference Event – Round Table Discussions

At this year’s conference, attendees will have the option of joining a roundtable discussion during lunch in one of the presentations rooms. These are unstructured, free conversations that offer you a chance to ask questions of colleagues, exchange information with other participants, and hopefully walk away with some valuable reflections and insights on topics of …

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NNETESOL 2017 Conference Event – Brain Breaks

Look high and low for all the Brain Breaks our reps have set-up for you to play with and enjoy. Take a break from a session, but don’t stop learning! Andrea Mercado and Meghan Fahey will be around and might even give you hints to find each and every one of the variety of peer-collected …

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#whyiteach – Wait? What’s a hashtag??

#whyiteach – Wait? What’s a hashtag?? Hashtags are used to organize ideas and topics on social media in order to create a searchable database. How is the #whyiteach hashtag intended to be used?         We invite you to tell the NNETESOL community why it is you teach. We would love you to hashtag the phrase today …

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#whyiteach Conference Raffle

Interested in winning free entry to next year’s conference?? Utilize the hashtag #whyiteach to be entered into a drawing at the conference. Continue to use the hashtag throughout the year and be entered into a drawing to take place early Fall 2018 for another free entry. –That’s right!! Two free entries!! Please follow and like us:

Tips for Helping Student’s Retention of New Information

This article examines both why students forget and what we can do as educators to help them remember. Click here to read the article. Please follow and like us:

Digital Citizenship: An Interesting Read in an ESL Context

Check out this Edutopia article about digital citizenship written by Vicki Davis here. Davis introduces the “9 Key Ps” of digital citizenship she believes will facilitate students as they navigate through the digital world. It is interesting to consider how digital literacies can be integrated into ESL classrooms, and Davis offers a great foundation for …

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What would you like to talk about?

At our conference coming up next month, we’d like to spend part of our lunch break focusing on what matters most to you… If you’re planning to be with us, take a moment to fill out this google form, so we can know what interests you! https://goo.gl/w4k8bm Please follow and like us:

Free webinar on using corpus tools in writing

Dear colleagues, SLWIS is partnering with the Consortium on Graduate Communication (CGC) to offer a free webinar on Supporting ESL Graduate Writers. I will be joined by Dr. Michelle Cox (Cornell University) to talk about best practices for working with master’s and doctoral students writing in their second languages. This event will take place on: Fri, Oct …

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