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 will be located in English Language Expo (exhibit hall), booth 555.

Stop by and say hello! And then at 9:30, you can follow our president-elect Sarah Forbes up to her session.

We’re still looking to get in touch with anybody who is planning to attend. We hope to get a group together for lunch, possibly on Thursday.  And then we can go watch Elizabeth Hartung-Cole do NNETESOL proud! We are so excited that she will be representing our affiliate.

I’m starting a list. If you are an NNETESOL member and you are presenting, let us know so we can make you famous!

Sessions where NNETESOLers are presenting:

Sarah Forbes (NNETESOL president-elect)
Culturally Relevant Personal Stories and Strategies to Share Them

The aim of this InterSection panel is to show ways of sharing immigrant and refugee background students’ personal narratives. These narratives were compiled through student-centred activities and biography-guided project-based learning. Presenters share how their learners discovered voice and belonging and built community while constructing their narratives.

Elizabeth (Beth) Evans (NNETESOL past president)

Action Research in the Adult Education Classroom
3:00 PM – 4:45 PM, Wed, Mar 28, 2018

Teachers are informed by research, and they can also be researchers thanks to their frequent contact with learners. However, not all teachers are well trained in research. It is imperative for teachers to be supported in carrying out quality action research. This session gives participants approaches to conducting action research.

Elizabeth Hartung-Cole (She is representing our affiliate!!!)

Engage in Strategies That Move Adolescent ELs Beyond Intermediate Fluency

Participants engage in hands-on practice of research-based strategies known to move secondary ELs “stuck” at intermediate fluency to proficiency in academic English. These innovative strategies build control of linguistic structures unique to math, social studies, and language arts while promoting student confidence, especially among long-term ELs. Attendees receive supportive resources.

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