ConnTESOL Winter 2018 Newsletter Is HERE!

The ConnTESOL Winter 2018 Newsletter is here and freshly updated for the new year! Inside you’ll find lots of new information, including research, spotlights on programs, tech tips, and much more.  Please join us in sharing your professional knowledge and experiences, as well as downloading, printing, and sharing the newsletter!

Newsletter editor Christina Jaramillo would love to get suggestions from you, the readers and ConnTESOL members. She welcomes your comments, ideas, and submissions. If you’re interesting in submission an article or information, please send it to [email protected]

ConnTESOL Autumn 2017 Newsletter Available Now!

The ConnTESOL Autumn 2017 Newsletter is fresh off the press! We are pleased to be able to share highlights from our 2017 state conference, as well as highlight our scholarship winners and their essays. The newsletter also includes a book review, a tech corner, and call for member contribution. Please join us in sharing your professional knowledge and experiences, as well as downloading, printing, and sharing the newsletter!

Newsletter editor Christina Jaramillo would love to get suggestions from you, the readers and ConnTESOL members. She welcomes your comments, ideas, and submissions. If you’re interesting in submission an article or information, please send it to [email protected]  and put “NEWSLETTER” in the subject line!

ConnTESOL 2017 Conference — Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

ConnTESOL Conference: Saturday, October 14, 2017

at Sheraton Hartford South, 100 Capital Blvd, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Our ConnTESOL Conference is a forum for exchanging information to help our students acquire English Language Proficiency. We welcome innovative presentations from teachers, program administrators, facilitators, and any others who are involved with immigrant, refugee, bilingual or English Learner student populations. Please email us with any questions at [email protected]

ConnTESOL Mission: To serve the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and their students

ConnTESOL Values:

  • professionalism in language education
  • individual language rights
  • accessible, high-quality education
  • collaboration in a global community
  • interaction of research and reflective practice for educational improvement
  • respect for diversity and multiculturalism

The 47th Annual ConnTESOL Conference:  

Powers of Language

Keynote Speaker: Gina Barreca

Find out more about her work http://ginabarreca.com/

Deadline for applications is June 30, 2017

We will only be accepting proposals via the link at the end of this document.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF PRESENTERS

Each presentation proposal includes one organizer. The organizer may also be a presenter, along with other presenters. The roles and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Organizer/Presenter and all presenters must register for the convention. (ConnTESOL does not reimburse expenses, e.g., registration, travel, hotel, meals, and additional audiovisual equipment, etc.). Presenters (up to 2 per session) are eligible for a discount on ConnTESOL Conference admission.
  • Organizer/Presenter and presenters are expected to engage the session audience, rather than simply reading a scripted presentation or slides.
  • Refrain from changing the conceptual content of the session as described in the proposal abstract and description after the proposal has been accepted, unless you have contacted the conference chairs.
  • Audiovisual (AV) Equipment- ConnTESOL provides an LCD projector, speakers, and screen free of charge in each session room. Presenters must provide a dongle/adapter, if needed, for your specific computer.
  • An organizer/presenter is the main correspondent and will present at the convention. The presenter’s name and institution will appear in the program. The organizer/presenter will communicate in a timely manner with all other presenters about the status of the proposal and other information sent by ConnTESOL. The organizer must also inform ConnTESOL Conference Chairs when a presenter’s contact information or status changes.
  • A presenter will present a one-hour session at the ConnTESOL Conference. The presenter’s name and institution will appear in the program. ConnTESOL will communicate with organizers about the status of proposals and session details. Presenters should remain in contact with organizers and vice versa.

Suggested areas of topics may include:  

·        Academic Vocabulary

·        Accessibility to Standards-Based Instruction

·        Adult Literacy

·        Advocating for ELs and their teachers

·        Assessment (formative and summative)

·        Bilingual education methodology

·        Bilingual education programs

·        Biliteracy

·        Blended Learning

·        Career and College readiness

·        Citizenship preparedness

·        Collaboration with general educators

·        CT English Language Proficiency (CELP) Standards

·        Culturally Responsive Instruction

·        Developing technological skills to empower ELs

·        Elementary education

·        ELs in the 21st Century

·        ELs with Special Education needs

·        Grammar, innovative approaches to

·        Higher education

·        Immigrant issues and needs

·        Inquiry-Based Instruction and ELs

·        Intercultural communication

·        Interventions and EL/SRBI

·        L2 writing

·        Life Skills

·        Long-term ELs

·        Multiculturalism

·        Oral and written academic discourse

·        Parent engagement

·        Program administration

·        Pronunciation

·        Reading and Literacy

·        Secondary education

·        SIOP/Sheltered Instruction

·        SLIFE students

·        Speaking and listening

·        Teacher preparation

·        Workplace and the EL

·        Technology and EL

Please complete the Google Form to submit your proposal for consideration here by June 30, 2017: https://goo.gl/forms/uthav6hYrMzAygHh1