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May 07, 2007

Industry Events- TESOL Academy 2007

Hello Readers,

Are you looking for a way to enhance your knowledge of lesson planning and in helping students succeed in the mainstream classroom? Are you interested in spending a weekend in Boston, Massachusetts at the end of June? If so, then the TESOL Academy 2007...

... might be of interest to you.

Starting at noon on Friday, June 22nd and culminating on Saturday afternoon, June 23rd, the TESOL Academy will provide a variety of intensive and interactive workshops for TESOL practitioners.

Tickets to each workshop are given away on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is recommended that you register as soon as possible. Registration fees range from $185-$295, depending on whether you are a TESOL member or not and whether you register by the early discount date (June 1st, 2007) or not. Group discounts are also available. Registration fees include materials, refreshments, certificates of attendance, and the opportunity to earn continuing education credit.

It is possible to register online, by fax, or by mail. To register online, go to the following link: ttp://iweb.tesol.org/LogIn/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fconference%2fregistrationprocessoverview.aspx%3fID%3d11&ID=11

To register by fax, send the registration form, along with complete contact information and credit card information to: TESOL Education Programs at (703) 836-7864.

To register by mail, send the registration form, along with check (payable to TESOL) or purchase order to:

700 South Washington Street
Suite 200
Alexandria, VA22314-4287 USA

Here's a look at the itinerary:

Friday, June 22
12:00 pm–1:00 pm Check-In
1:00 pm–5:00 pm Workshops in Session

Saturday, June 23
9:00 am–12:00 pm Workshops in Session
12:00 pm–1:30 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:30 pm–4:30 pm Workshops in Session
4:45 pm–5:15 pm Networking Session

Some of the presenters and presentations include:

1. Using Standards to Guide Content-Based Curriculum Development for English Language Learners (B-1) Judith B. O'Loughlin and Betty Ansin Smallwood, Workshop Leaders

2. Differentiated Lesson Planning for a MultiLevel Class K–6 (B-2) Linda New Levine, Workshop Leader

3. Assessment and Learning: Balancing Program Performance and Instruction (B-3) Toni Borge, Workshop Leader

4. Helping ELLs Succeed in the Mainstream Classroom: Integrating Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) and Differentiated Techniques Into Content-Area Instruction (B-4) Jory Samkoff-Oulhiad, Workshop Leader

5. Vocabulary in Language Learning: Background and Methods of Instruction (B-5) David L. Red, Workshop Leader

6. Sound Concepts for Teaching the Sound System (B-6) Marnie Reed, Workshop Leader

For more information about the TESOL Academy 2007, go to the TESOL website at:


Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

*For the COMPLETE list of Industry Events mentioned on ESL-Lesson-Plan, click HERE!

About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker who hails from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, and lived and worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked with students that range in age from three to more than sixty years old. She worked in universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, as well as private tutoring. Besides teaching, she also worked as a head teacher, an education manager, and a material development manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she currently writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing. Carol is also currently working on her MA in TESOL at the Oxford Brookes University in England. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at May 7, 2007 03:27 AM

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