ConnTESOL Annual Conference — Vendor Opportunities

Dear Educational Professionals,

The preparation for ConnTESOL’s annual conference is upon us. Attached you will find the form for this year’s opportunities for sponsorship and making contact with many professionals within the field of TESOL. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Michael Long, an expert in second language acquisition whose most recent book is a guide to understanding and implementing Task-Based Language Teaching (Long, Mike. (2015). Second Language Acquisition and Task-Based Language Teaching. Wiley-Blackwell).

This year’s conference is at 85 Sigourney Street, Hartford, Connecticut, on October 20th.

Please fill out the Vendor-Sponsor Form and send your payment to:


PO Box 4108

Hamden, CT 06514

We are looking forward to seeing you this year, and if you are returning, we appreciate your continued support.


William Thomas

ConnTESOL Treasurer

Teaching Writing to English Language Learners

Posted on behalf of NY TESOL
Teaching Writing to English Language Learners
Wednesday, June 14th and Thursday, June 15th 4:15pm-5:45pm  
SUNY New Paltz, Old Main Building, Room 238 
This three-hour inservice is sponsored by MHTC and is offered at no cost.
The Hudson Valley Writing Project (HVWP), in collaboration with the Mid-Hudson Teacher Center (MHTC), is delighted to offer a special two-session inservice for K-12 teachers on June 14 & 15, 2017. In these two experiential teaching workshops, teachers will gain innovative strategies that support English language learners in their writing and language development.
The Best Part of Me: Writing in the Integrated Co-Teach Classroom
Christine Kelton, ENL Teacher, Goshen Central School District
Using the mentor text, The Best Part of Me by Wendy Ewald, we will walk in the footsteps of students who tackled the language goals of present tense subject-verb agreement as well as complex sentences. Ewald’s book, graphic organizers, language frames, and a teacher model will guide us as we create our own “Best Part of Me” writing pieces. We’ll use photography, image editing, and Google Docs to blend art and technology to bring this project alive. We recommend bringing a laptop.
Supporting Bilingual Poets: How Translanguaging Builds Identity and Voice
Beth Clark-Gareca, Coordinator of TESOL Education, Dept. of Teaching and Learning, SUNY NP
Giving students opportunities to explore their own voices through writing is an important step in their identity development and literacy. In this workshop, we will explore how teachers can incorporate translanguaging into creative writing lessons for English learners. We will listen to and analyze several poems that incorporate translanguaging in their prose and then be introduced to three translanguaging poem templates, which we will use to create our own poems.
Date and time: Wednesday, June 14th and Thursday, June 15th from 4:15pm-5:45pm
Location: SUNY New Paltz, Old Main Building, Room 238
Fee: This three-hour inservice is sponsored by MHTC and is offered at no cost.
QUESTIONS? Contact Jacqueline Denu ([email protected])  (845) 257-2811