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5 Helpful Apps for Remote ELT Collaboration

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Collaboration is vital to teaching and learning. Before COVID-19, collaboration might have happened at the copy machine, in the hallway, or in department meetings. Things changed last spring with the onset and spread of COVID-19. During this time, we had … Continue reading

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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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Online Teacher Education Resources in ELT: Language Portraits

Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert
Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert

As teacher educators, we constantly redesign our syllabi to include up-to-date content, respond to the ever-changing landscape of educating multilingual learners, and provide multimodal readings and resources. The need for contemporary and online resources has been especially critical after 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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PD Opportunities for EL Teachers During Summer 2020

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

There is an unprecedented amount of professional development (PD) for teachers of English learners (ELs) available virtually this summer. Much of it is available free and features well-known experts in the field of TESOL. There are full semester courses, Zoom … 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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Networking for English Language Teachers and Researchers

Betsy Gilliland
Betsy Gilliland

What is networking? Networking is commonly defined as an act of making connections with other people, usually toward some kind of personal or professional purposes. Google’s Ngram Viewer shows the word as being almost unheard of until the 1970s and … Continue reading

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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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