Vol. 13, Issue 3, March 2013

Welcome to Dialogue!

Welcome to Dialogue!

Inside this Issue

Featured Article:

Close Reading (In Five Words) by Richard Ciriello


Tech Tools: Turnitin.com: More Than Just a Plagiarism Detector by David Parker

Clearly Speaking: Focusing on the First Day by Joyce Mandell

First Year Focus: Eclecticism Is Key by Jennifer Scully

Dialogue News & Announcements:

NYS TESOL Launches New Journal
Recent Events

NYS TESOL was well-represented in Dallas at TESOL 2013!

Upcoming Events

Long Island Region Swap Shop

Collaborating On the Common Core

Hosted by: NYS TESOL Curriculum and Standards, Long Island Region, and Professional Concerns Committees

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013

Place: Sagamore Middle School, Sachem Central School District, 57 Division St., Holtsville, NY 11742

Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

Price: Members- $3.00
Non-members- $5.00

Join us for an afternoon of sharing lessons, strategies and techniques you have found to be successful in your classrooms. Please bring copies of your materials to “swap” so that everyone will leave with a new set of ideas. This is an opportunity to network with surrounding districts and support one another during this transition into the Common Core. This event is open to the first 20 registrants. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by March 15, 2013 to: longislandregion@nystesol.org

Teaching English Internationally: An Intimate Salon

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: A warm residence in Nassau County, Long Island (when you RSVP, directions will be provided)


Members: There is only a small fee of $5.00 to cover the refreshment costs.

Non-members: $10.00

Please pay in cash when you arrive.

Have you lived overseas and experienced trouble re-adjusting on your return? Are you curious about teaching overseas and want information about the “re-entry” process? Are you interested in the experience of culture shock generally? Come to this Salon where a seasoned university ESL/EFL instructor will share anecdotes and resources about reverse culture shock: what it’s like coming home.

Please see this flyer for more information!

RSVP: tei@nystesol.org

13th Annual Long Island ESOL Conference

Higher Expectations: How to Help ELLs Meet Them

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013

Time: 8:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Molloy College

For Registration and Call For Proposals Information, please visit this page

The NYS TESOL 43rd Annual Conference will be held on November 15-16, 2013 in White Plains, NY. Stay tuned for details and registration information.

Dialogue is the online Newsletter of NYS TESOL
Please invite your non-member colleagues to join us (membership@nystesol.org).