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Get Inspired at TESOL 2017! Apply for a TESOL PD Travel Grant

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ―William Arthur Ward Great teachers also engage in professional development to enhance their classroom teaching, networks and opportunities for growth, both personal and professional. … Continue reading

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2 Reasons to Apply for the Professional Development Travel Grant for Practicing ESL/EFL Teachers

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Attending the annual TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo transformed my career. Let it transform yours! Not only does it renew and refresh my teaching practice through attending a variety of sessions offered each year, but it also connects me to like-minded … Continue reading

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Why Pre-K–12 Educators of ELs Should Participate in #ELLCHAT

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In June 2012, Linda Hahner, creator of the Literacy Center Education Network, and I co-founded a Twitter chat group called #ELLCHAT and it has been going strong since that time. This chat is specifically dedicated to the professional development needs … Continue reading

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Free Online Education Conference: EdmodoCon

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Looking back, it seems that I first mentioned Edmodo way back in 2013 when talking about LMSs, which is a term that did not even come up in that post, oddly enough. Edmodo has also popped up from time to … Continue reading

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Embracing the International TESOL Perspective

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

This weekend, I participated in the Southwest Fulbright Symposium in Texas, and it was just what I needed for renewed inspiration about the importance of international perspective in our field.  In one morning, I listened to colleagues talk about brokering peace in Colombia, … Continue reading

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Professional Development Resources From Common Sense Media

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Common Sense Media returns again and again as an invaluable source of information and materials for educators. Previous posts have pointed to Graphite, where educators can read and post reviews of various resources, and the topic of digital citizenship and … Continue reading

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It’s TESOL Convention Time Again!

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

It’s TESOL International Convention time again, and as an L2 teacher education blogger, I would be remiss if I did not discuss the largest professional development event in the TESOL field. According to tesol.org, the convention hosts about 6,500 participants … Continue reading

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Utilizing an Online COP: Family, Community, School

Guest Author
Guest Author

A guest post by Christina Cavage In this blog, Christina Cavage shares the ideas and outcomes resulting from a 6-week online community of practice among educators in Syracuse, New York, USA. Over the last year, a groundbreaking project was implemented in … Continue reading

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7 Professional Organizations Devoted to Writing

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

Being a member of a professional organization, such as TESOL, gives me a variety of opportunities for professional development. Annual conventions, online workshops and programs, publications, and communicating with the TESOL community through listservs—all of these can be valuable resources … Continue reading

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Transitioning TESOLers From Student to Teacher

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

I can’t lie.  They make me teary every time—end-of-term programs, graduations, new teacher induction ceremonies, even the last day of class will sometimes render me misty-eyed with pride. The past 2 weeks in the United States has marked the end of our … Continue reading

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