What’s Your Plan?

Teachers are known to be planners. We often know the final unit of the semester before we know the first. We prepare back-up plans for our back-up plans, just in case something falls through. We’re ready.

That’s why an advance program book of the convention program is like candy on Halloween. If you’re anything like me, you’ve already made a list of “can’t miss” sessions and speakers can’t wait to meet. For instance, I want to make sure I catch “Senior Citizens as ESL Conversation Partners and Interview Subjects” with Sherry Rasmussen, because I am leading our ESL departments first ever “Adopt-a-Grandparent” project in April. You’ll also probably run into me at Robert Connor’s intriguing poster session, “Speaking and Teaching the MicroEnglishes of University Classrooms”.

If you haven’t mapped out your convention experience yet, you can plan your own itinerary with TESOL.org’s helpful tool, “Search the Conference Program”.

Happy Planning!

About agiordano

Andrea Giordano serves as the Assistant Director at Campbellsville University in Kentucky where she has been an ESL instructor for 8 years. The ESL Institute at CU averages about 60 students per term and boasts a thriving TESOL endorsement program where Andrea also teaches each semester. In 2009, Andrea created ESLbasics.com, an extensive video-centered website for English Language Learners. Andrea holds an M.Ed. in TESOL from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA and is the author of "21 Ways to Jumpstart Your English Skills". You can learn more at her Facebook and Twitter pages.
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One Response to What’s Your Plan?

  1. Sandra Rogers Sand Rogers says:


    The Electronic Village has created a program of events, too: http://www.call-is.org/info/file.php/1/program11-2.pdf?MoodleSession=lho5nlegtno87go2rv4pujt3c2

    The EV is hosted by the CALL-IS.

    🙂 Sand