| Vol. 11, Issue 4, May 2011
Dialogue News & Announcements
SIG Salons Sprouting Upstate and Downstate
Salons have been springing up and giving members a fun, new way to keep growing and prospering in the field. Salons are small gatherings held in members’ homes to share and learn about new teaching practices. Adult Education SIG salons were held in Albany on March 11 and April 10 and in New York City on January 10.
Read what members have to say about the salons they attended. Check the Adult Education SIG page at http://nystesol.org/sig/AdultEducation/ for more information and updates.
Elementary and Secondary SIGs Team Up for Spring Event
Collaboration with other educators is often an essential element in creating comprehensive lesson plans; nevertheless, due to time constraints and other contextual limitations, it is often difficult to engage in such collaborative dialogues. On Saturday April 2, 2011, participants gathered in the Teachers College Library for a workshop entitled, “Enhancing Lessons to Support English Language Learners,” which was co-sponsored by the NYS TESOL Elementary and Secondary Education Special Interest Groups. Dr. Jennifer Scully presented a foundation of concepts and strategies for educators to consider when working with ELLs, as well as suggestions for practical application in the classroom. Participants were invited to bring original lesson plans to share, discuss and expand during the collaborative session. The Elementary and Secondary Special Interest Groups hope to continue “lesson swap” events in the near future, providing a space in which educators can communicate and collaborate to support the needs of ELLs in the classroom.
The Teaching English Abroad SIG is now called – Teaching English Internationally. Along with a new name is a new event "The Readjustments and Reverse Culture Shock Period for Returning EFL Teachers: A Salon" on August 24, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00pm in Buffalo, NY.
To find out more go to their page on the NYS TESOL website at http://nystesol.org/sig/TeachingEnglishInternationally.____________________________________________________________________
New York State TESOL Active Around the State All Seasons
Winter and spring NYS TESOL events filled the calendar with professional development workshops, conferences, salons, and book clubs. Things are not cooling down for the summer. Upcoming happenings include:
June 4, 2011____________________________________________________________________
New York City Region Event
Book Club: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman
Location: The International Center in New York
50 W. 23rd St., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10010
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Fee: Free to NYS TESOL Members/ Non-members: $10.00 Become a member today!
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August 24, 2011
Idiom Theme for Fall 2011
The theme of the fall 2011 issue of Idiom is “Conversations.” The deadline is August 15, 2011. Listening, speaking, reading, writing – this theme encompasses all skill areas and all age levels. Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Idiom - is the quarterly paper publication for members of NYS TESOL. You can be a part of an upcoming issue so why not submit an article for consideration? Sample Idiom articles can be read here: http://idiom.nystesol.org.
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