Tag Archives: ELT professional development

5 Tips to Make the Most of the TESOL Virtual Convention

Justin Shewell
Justin Shewell

I remember the first TESOL Convention I attended in Vancouver, BC in 2000. I was still a student and we had organized the first ever group of students from our program to attend the Convention. I was overwhelmed by the … Continue reading

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30-Minute PD With Your ELT Team: Norming

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Are you looking for professional development (PD) to do with your English language teaching (ELT) team? I’m going to share with you a flexible PD activity that can be done in 30 minutes or over the course of a half … Continue reading

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Google PD Courses and Certifications for EL Teachers

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Consider taking advantage of Google training and certificate opportunities if you are looking to enhance your teaching and learning; are looking for ways to create clear, organized, and meaningful learning experiences for students while operating online; or are an avid … Continue reading

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Trends in ELT PD: Micro-Credentials

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Micro-credentials are a growing trend in professional development (PD), and they can be found across various teaching and learning contexts. These credentials are personalized, accessible,  shareable, and “stackable” (allowing you to progress on a career path), and they are often rooted … Continue reading

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Writing-Focused Sessions at TESOL 2019

Betsy Gilliland
Betsy Gilliland

The annual TESOL convention is just around the corner, and there are hundreds of sessions of all formats that will appeal to participants interested in learning more about myriad aspects of second language writing. In this blog post, I summarize … Continue reading

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5 Approaches to Professional Development for EL Educators

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Most educators of English learners (ELs) cringe at the thought of attending district-wide professional development (PD) programs. The content of many of these programs seems unrelated to the specialized needs of teachers of  their students. It’s torture for them to … Continue reading

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3 Tips for Adapting to Your Host Culture

Maxi-Ann Campbell
Maxi-Ann Campbell

This is the third blog in a four-part series on teaching English abroad. When people go abroad to work, they have the very best of intentions about learning the language, making friends, and so much more. This post discusses three … Continue reading

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TESOL President’s Blog: SETESOL Conference

Ester de Jong
Ester de Jong

One partnership that TESOL has with its 100+ affiliates is the Affiliate Speaker Program. This program encourages TESOL’s affiliate partners to select a TESOL board member to come and speak at their conference. As part of this program, I had … Continue reading

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