Events

Scenes from Conference

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Events, Gallery | 0 comments

Scenes from Conference

Presentations at the 2019 conference addressed ESOL topics in the areas of K-12, adult learners and professional development. Speakers includedGinger Alberto, Arlene Costello, Ph.D., Laureen Fregeau, Ph.D., John Pecore, Milagros Sessions, Leslie Cuyuch, Sandra Rogers, Ph.D., Meg Smith, Ph.D., Vanessa Mangual and James Goldstone. A special thanks to exhibitors James Goldstone with Cambridge University Press, Christopher Romans with Benchmark Education and National Geographic/Cengage Learning.

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ECTESOL Conference Succeeds in Educating Educators

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Events, News | 0 comments

ECTESOL Conference Succeeds in Educating Educators

The 2019 Winter Conference brought in more than 60 area educators to learn, network and share experiences “Exploring Paths to Literacy Proficiency.” Keynote speaker Ginger Alberto, program director of the Florida Department of Education Student Achievement through Language Acquisition Bureau, kicked off the day with her discussion of student achievement through language acquistion in her presentation. Guests enjoyed other educational presentations also including: Engaging English LearnersPragmatics for EFL/ESOL: From the Theoretical to the Practical Reaching for the StarsWriting a Winning...

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Save the Date: 2019 ECTESOL Conference

Posted on Oct 8, 2018 in Events, News | 0 comments

Save the Date: 2019 ECTESOL Conference

Emerald Coast TESOL invites educators of all levels to attend its 2019 Conference at the University of West Florida, International Center, Building 71 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. This professional development conference will feature workshops, entertainment and refreshments and more. The theme, Exploring Paths to Literacy Proficiency, will be explored via seminars for  K-12 and adult English learners educators as well as IEP, EFL, and ESOL teacher preparation. Guest speaker will be Ginger Alberto, M.A., program director, Florida Department of Education, Student Achievement...

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Welcome letter from the president

Posted on Aug 11, 2018 in Events, News | 0 comments

Welcome letter from the president

Dear Emerald Coast TESOL (ECTESOL) members and IEP, EFL, ESOL, Adult Education, and English as a Second Language educators, On behalf of the ECTESOL Officers and Board of Directors, welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. As you prime yourself to design your classroom for the first day of school, we encourage you to take time to reflect on the diverse professional network of support available locally. The ECTESOL is your local TESOL organization which intends to support you in your work to educate English Language Learners K12 and beyond through professional development, interaction and...

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Parent, teacher, student working together leads to success

Posted on Feb 4, 2018 in Events | 0 comments

Parent, teacher, student working together leads to success

A message of unity and collaboration was brought to audiences at the Emerald Coast TESOL Winter Conference as ESOL resource specialist Maegan Baker talked about how teachers, ELL students and parents need to work together. During her session, Baker pointed out how forming a team allows all three parties to communicate better, avoid misunderstandings, achieve set goals, provide support for each other, and meet scholastic and state needs. She shared some anecdotes on how she has had success and adjustments (i.e. one young girl having her mother her translate and do her homework) to make ESOL...

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Academic language can be difficult for ELLs

Posted on Feb 3, 2018 in Events | 0 comments

Academic language can be difficult for ELLs

Academic language can be a struggle for ELLs as it is complex and requires measured instruction as K-12 featured speaker Susan Martin discussed Saturday during her presentation “Academic Langauge in Teaching and Learning Across the Curriculum: A Functional Approach.” “A lot of people don’t realize there is a huge difference between academic language and social language and even if they do, they don’t think about the complexities of academic language and when they do, they sometimes have a difficult time breaking that academic language down so it is...

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