Dr. Broady’s News: Pre-K-12 Day at the TESOL International Association Convention in Chicago


Please consider attending the TESOL International Association Convention in Chicago to share in learning and networking. Also, to all Pre-K-12 educators, make sure to attend the Pre-K-12 Day and my session:

D. A Call for Action: Advocacy Connecting Schools to Immigrant Children and Communities

Participants discuss the impact of the current political and social climate on immigrant communities and schools, explore the effects of stress and trauma on the brain and academic performance, and examine strategies that schools can implement to build strong and trusting communities.

Target Audience: K–12 educators, administrators, and support staff

Christel Broady, Georgetown College, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Find the entire Pre-K-12 Day schedule here at:



TESOL International Association Policy Manual Affiliate Network Policy


An important policy for TESOL affiliates at http://www.tesol.org/docs/default-source/affiliate-library/affiliate-network-policy.pdf?sfvrsn=2


TESOL Awards and Grants: Please Apply


ESL/EFL/ELT Colleagues:

Consider applying to one of the many TESOL awards and grants to defray your costs of attending the next convention. Information below: http://www.tesol.org/enhance-your-career/tesol-awards-honors-grants

I can only encourage you to send in an application since it is a real possibility to be selected.



New TESOL Activity and Connection With China


Great new initiative building bridges:  TESOL International Association Signs Knowledge Partnership Agreement with China Daily 21st Century English Education Media at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14540314.htm


TESOL International’s Statement on the Administration’s Federal Budget Proposals


– See more at: http://www.tesol.org/news-landing-page/2017/04/12/statement-on-the-administration-s-federal-budget-proposals#sthash.pbo0fyjZ.dpuf

TESOL International Association is greatly disappointed by the administration’s proposed cuts to numerous federal programs in the FY2018 federal budget and the remainder of the FY2017 federal budget. If implemented, these significant reductions would undermine many key programs that serve students, teachers, and English learners throughout the United States and around the world.

Of the many proposed cuts, TESOL International Association is particularly alarmed at the reductions suggested for the current fiscal year. The administration’s proposal to cut funding for both the Striving Readers Grant and the Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) would be a significant step backward for both programs, especially as states are developing their education plans under the new law. The Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants under ESSA Title II provide crucial support for states to build instructional capacity by developing evidence-based strategies for teacher development and leadership.

TESOL is equally alarmed at the proposed cuts for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State. ECA programs play a critical role in public diplomacy efforts with a focus on education, culture, and language. Particularly in the field of English language teaching, ECA programs provide vital support for educational and cultural development around the world, with the majority of funds benefiting U.S. institutions, universities, and nongovernmental organizations. Moreover, ECA programs provide significant educational and cultural experiences to students, scholars, and developing professionals, and they contribute an estimated $22 billion to the U.S. economy.

TESOL strongly opposes these proposed cuts, and urges Congress to maintain current levels of support for these and other important federal education programs. TESOL also strongly urges the administration to reconsider the proposed cuts to these programs before issuing their final budget proposal next month.

– See more at: http://www.tesol.org/news-landing-page/2017/04/12/statement-on-the-administration-s-federal-budget-proposals#sthash.pbo0fyjZ.dpuf


Need Professional Training? TESOL International Association’s Got You Covered


TESOL International Association provides the TESOL Conference Calendar as a service to TESOL members and the field. The information provided in the Conference Calendar comes from the sponsoring organizations. For more information, please contact the sponsoring organization. The listed events are not sponsored or endorsed by TESOL International Association.

April 2017

May 2017

June 2017

July 2017

August 2017

September 2017

October 2017

November 2017

February 2018


Call for Public Comments on Proposed TESOL Teacher Training (CAEP) Standards Revisions


To all ESL teacher educators and ESL teachers. You are invited to provide feedback to the draft of the new TESOL teacher ed standards. This is time sensitive and must be completed before 3/1. Please access the link for the materials and survey here: http://www.tesol.org/…/call-for-public-comments-on-proposed

The TESOL/CAEP P–12 Teacher Education Program standards address the professional expertise needed by ESL educators to work with language minority students. The Commission for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) uses these performance-based standards for national recognition of teacher education programs and can be used to assess programs that prepare and license P–12 ESL educators, as well as other teacher educator programs. The current set of TESOL/CAEP Standards for P–12 Teacher Education Programs were last revised in 2009 and are currently being updated.

CAEP requires that these standards be revised every 7-8 years. TESOL now invites your feedback on the current draft of proposed standards. Below, you will find some background information on the standards, a copy of the proposed standards to review, and a link to a survey where you can submit your comments online. The questions asked in the survey are also available to download for your consideration prior to submitting your feedback online.

Comments must be submitted through the online survey (link below) by 11:59 pm EST on 1 March 2017

Resources to Assist Public Feedback

TESOL Connections: TESOL Initiates Revision of P-12 Professional Teaching Standards

TESOL P-12 Professional Standards Revision Draft for Public Comment

Downloadable copy of questions asked in the online feedback survey

Online Survey to Submit Public Feedback and Comments

All comments must be submitted through this online survey by 11:59 pm EST on 1 March 2017

– See more at: http://www.tesol.org/advance-the-field/standards/tesol-caep-standards-for-p-12-teacher-education-programs/call-for-public-comments-on-proposed-caep-standards-revision#sthash.EXJVnHHA.dpuf


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