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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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Conference schedule, speakers set

Posted on Jan 12, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Conference schedule, speakers set

On Feb. 9, the ECTESOL will be present our annual conference at the University of West Florida International Center at 9:30 a.m. Attendees can register here. The conference, which carries the theme “Exploring Paths to Literacy Proficiency,” features keynote speaker Ginger Alberto, program director of the Florida Department of Education Student Achievement through Language Acquisition Bureau, who will speak on “Meeting the Needs of English Learners in Literacy Proficiency.” Another featured speaker will be John Pecore,  Ph.D., from UWF and president-elect of the...

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Proposals sought for 2019 ECTESOL Conference

Posted on Oct 8, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Proposals sought for 2019 ECTESOL Conference

The Emerald Coast Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages invites and encourages you to submit a session, workshop, or paper/research proposal for the 2019 ECTESOL Annual Conference on Feb. 9, 2019 at the University of West Florida International Center in Pensacola. The conference theme is “Exploring Paths to Literacy Proficiency” and  is seeking proposals that reflect the best and most promising topics, research and practice to support quality education of English learners and adult ELs from diverse populations. General Requirements Submissions must be received...

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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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Growing ELL minds through gardening

Posted on Feb 4, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Gardening not only produces delicious fruits and vegetables, but it can also yield some educational lessons for English language learners, according to two speakers at the recent Winter Conference at the University of West Florida International Center. Milagros Sessions and Leslie Cuyuch talked about their efforts with an ESOL service learning project at the J.H. Workman I.B. Middle School ESOL classes. The project included an organic garden, in-class aquaponics system, outdoor hydroponics system, outdoor classroom area and a special butterfly garden. Sessions and Cuyuch showed slides and...

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