March 2018 archive

Online Conference Access: TESOL Annual Convention Chicago 2018

If you’re attending the TESOL Annual Convention in Chicago next week, make sure to visit the Electronic Village and Technology Showcase (Expo Hall booths 491 and 540). Also, plan to join the CALL-IS Open Meeting and vote in the Steering Committee elections (Wed. March 28, 5.00 to 6.30pm, Convention Center room N135). If you’re not …

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Message from Yorkey Development Grant Recipient, Andrea Reising

I would like to say THANK YOU! to Northern New England TESOL for honoring me with the wonderful Richard Yorkey Development Grant award this year. The award contributes to my Spring 2018 coursework in the Graduate Certificate in English as a Second Language Program from the University of Southern Maine. After completing the program, I …

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Our affiliate, at TESOL

Hey, all! I just want to remind you that we have representation at TESOL this year. It’s pretty prestigious. Below are all the affiliate sessions. If you go, please try to support our own Elizabeth Hartung-Cole! And if you know her, reach out and say, “Good luck!” –Beth WEDNESDAY, 28 MARCH Center for English Teaching …

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Heads-up! WIDA is changing!

This just landed in my inbox. It’s a flyer announcing changes in the WIDA framework. The link is here, if you want to check it ou!   Please follow and like us:

Upcoming Southern New Hampshire Professional Development Oppourtunities

A message from Aubrey Larson, NNETESOL New Hampshire Representative: I just wanted to make you aware of some PD opportunities available in Southern New Hampshire area that would be beneficial to all English Language educators.  Below you will find brief explanations of the workshops and the affiliate links for more information. International Consortium of Multi-Lingual …

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TESOL Chicago Conference: NNETESOL Community Lunch

Have you ever tried Chicago deep dish pizza? Attending TESOL Chicago this month? Join other NNETESOL members for a community lunch on Thursday, March 29th at 12:00 p.m. at Pizano’s Pizza & Pasta (2106 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60616). Please RSVP as soon as possible to President-Elect Sarah Forbes at sforbes@wsdschools.org so we can make a reservation. Hope to see …

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WIDA changes afoot…

Hey, all. I just got this in my inbox. If you are a K-12 teacher, you likely will get an announcement from your LEA, but I thought I’d give you a heads-up.  A link to the flyer they refer to is below. Cheers! –Beth WIDA_ELDstandards_Announcement Announcing: 2019 Instructional Framework for WIDA’s ELD Standards In an effort …

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Trauma Informed Practice Resources

By Shelly Chasse-Johndro, NNETESOL Tresurer  Research shows that traumatic and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can significantly affect the academic outcomes of all students, but particularly of our English Language Learners (ELLs). Many of our ELLs have had ACEs with triggers that are unknown.   Since the horrific events in Parkland, Florida our schools and universities have …

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Join me at #TESOL18!

Hey, all! I am getting so excited to go to #TESOL18 in Chicago later this month! One more week of ACCESS testing, and then I start planning seriously… I’d love to invite any NNETESOL members to join me at the booth. We’ll be promoting our affiliate first thing on Wednesday morning, 8:30 a.m. The booth …

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What TESOL has to say about the FY 2019 budget

As an affiliate of TESOL, it’s important that we are aware of what TESOL international is saying on our behalf. Below is the text that can be found on the website. We are stronger together with one voice. –Beth Evans, NNETESOL past-president —- by TESOL International Association | 02/27/2018 TESOL International Association is deeply concerned …

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