Tag Archives: professional development

Taking Your Teaching Online

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

With the physical and social distancing surrounding COVID-19, educators are tasked with moving their physical classes into an online space. This is an exciting adventure; however, it can be equally as stressful. This is especially true under the conditions surrounding … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Resources for ELT

Tomiko Breland
Tomiko Breland

As the new coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves and spreads globally, closing down public venues, shuttering people in their homes, and suspending schooling, many teachers are left unsure what to do. English language learners and their families can find themselves in a … Continue reading

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Writing-Focused Sessions at TESOL 2020

Betsy Gilliland
Betsy Gilliland

March means it’s almost time for the annual TESOL Convention, which this year will take place in vibrant Denver, Colorado. If you are attending the Convention, you have myriad opportunities to participate in workshops and listen to speakers talking about … 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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5 Ways to Get the Most out of TESOL 2020 as an Introvert

TESOL Ambassador
TESOL Ambassador

I have been to TESOL Conventions before, and there are so many opportunities to connect to people, but as a shy person, those opportunities may seem daunting at first. With so much happening—from the continual book fair to the presentations … Continue reading

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TESOL Ambassador
TESOL Ambassador

In Denver, I am serving as a TESOL Ambassador, and the honor allows me to check a goal off my list before the TESOL Annual Convention even begins. Every time I attend TESOL, I try to do something new. The … Continue reading

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Make Time for the Convention: A Helpful Checklist

TESOL Ambassador
TESOL Ambassador

So if you’re anything like me, you’re busy—really busy—juggling lesson plans and staff meetings and research projects and grading. Meanwhile, journal articles stack up in the unread pile and emails flood in by the hundreds. Don’t even get me started … Continue reading

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TESOL 2020: Three Reasons You Need to Go

TESOL Ambassador
TESOL Ambassador

It was in 2018 that I first experienced participating in a TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo; it was in Chicago, Illinois, USA. I was very thankful to have been selected by TESOL International Association as one of the … Continue reading

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