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”.