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December 6, 2022
Upcoming Events
Indigenous Educator Pathways is the first installment of the Making a Difference three-part webinar series for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students. This installment will explore systemic efforts and innovations that prepare, recruit, and sustain AI/AN educators.
Join a webinar with Internationals Network for Public Schools educators to learn insights on strengthening school-based systems to support postsecondary readiness and success for immigrant multilingual students.
Join SupportEd Founder and President Diane Staehr Fenner, PhD, and Principal Associate Sydney Snyder, PhD, as they host an interactive webinar on fostering multilingual learners’ oral language development and content understanding. Participants will also gain access to a Padlet of free tools and resources, and one participant will win a best-selling SupportEd book.
February 21–22, 2023
Hybrid Conference
Join NAELPA in Portland, OR, for their 2023 Hybrid Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is Assume Greatness: Diversity IS our Strength, featuring author and journalist Jo Napolitano as keynote speaker. The conference includes virtual pre-conferences in early February (exact dates to be announced soon), in-person and virtual presentations on February 22, and new this year — an exclusive in-person workshop with Dr. Michelle Yzquierdo on February 21.
February 22–25, 2023
The National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference will take place in Portland, OR. The conference includes sessions for teachers in the field of dual language, English as a second language, administrators, paraprofessionals, university professors, students, researchers, advocates, policymakers, and parents.
Join the global community of English language professionals for TESOL 2023 in Portland, OR! Through an engaging in-person event, you will be able to choose from 900 in-person sessions, access 200 virtual sessions, and interact with exhibitors.
In the News
The Washington Post
As it approaches its 30th anniversary, the Washington English Center (WEC) has helped more than 50,000 refugees and immigrants. When the pandemic hit, the nonprofit that had been solely a brick-and-mortar operation saw its enrollment drop significantly, so it quickly adapted and moved to online instruction. WEC’s students and teachers adapted, learning how to work together and persevere. Offering classes online has provided the opportunity for WEC to serve more students from various locations around the world.
PBS News Hour
Half of the people whose first language is Kodiak Alutiiq have died over the last few years. The Alaska Native Sun'aq Tribe estimates fewer than 20 speakers remain, but that is not stopping new speakers from learning the endangered language and passing along a distinct culture and worldview to the next generations. For about 100 years, American schools in Kodiak taught English only and punished children for speaking Alutiiq. Now the last people who remember it as the language of use are working to bring the language back to younger generations.
This eBook is a resource for local education agencies (LEAs) that seek to learn more about the policy, practice, and pedagogy of effective EL and exited EL progress-monitoring processes. The eBook outlines the requirements and objectives surrounding current and former EL student monitoring as laid out in federal policy. It also reviews important pedagogical concepts that LEAs should consider when designing these processes with equity in mind. Finally, it provides practical suggestions for how to ensure LEAs can effectively meet their monitoring requirements through technology solutions, with a specific focus on the ELLevation Platform. 
Language Magazine
As a globally interconnected multilingual society, we are constantly expanding our dependence on technologies and related digital literacies. As a result, the rise of new literacies and multiliteracies has been constant, with everyone having to navigate increasingly richer and more complex media. This article reassesses the critical role of multiliteracy and multilingualism in teaching and learning and argues that multiliteracies should have staying power in our classrooms and schools.
Professional Learning
The English Language Fellow Program sends experienced U.S. TESOL professionals on paid in-country teaching assignments at universities and other academic institutions around the world. As participants in this U.S. Department of State public diplomacy initiative, Fellows are citizen ambassadors who promote English language learning and mutual understanding through cultural exchange. Fellow projects are 10-month full-time positions for educators with a graduate degree in TESOL and demonstrated commitment to teaching ESL/EFL. Applications are accepted until all projects have been filled. Those who apply earlier have a greater chance of being selected when matching begins in January 2023.
The WIDA Annual Conference is the premier event for educators of pre-K through Grade 12 multilingual learners, giving educators from around the globe the opportunity to share best practices and discover innovative classroom strategies. The in-person conference will take place October 17–20, 2023, in Milwaukee, WI. A curated virtual option will also be available. The call for proposals is now open and the deadline to submit a proposal is January 31, 2023. Registration for this event opens in spring 2023.
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