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September 2012
Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) on a Budget
by Rehab Rajab
Catch up on ways to use the resources around you to acquire new skills, stay up-to-date with developments in your profession, and become a "networked teacher."
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Formative vs. Summative Assessment: Does It Matter?
by Deena Boraie
Clear up your confusion of assessment terminology and improve learning outcomes for your English language students, starting here.
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A Glance at the Common Core State Standards
An Interview: Ayanna Cooper and Anita Bright
Two experienced educators discuss what U.S. teachers can look ahead to in the coming years regarding the Common Core State Standards for math and language arts.
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Teaching Coherence and Cohesion in Writing
by Belinda Braunstein
Many university students come to class with techniques for connecting sentences with transition words, but they lack other tools for supporting the sense of the whole. Use these activities to help students recognize both good and poor coherence, a mix of cohesive devices, and the importance of addressing both in their writing.   Read More
Free Activities From New Ways in Teaching Vocabulary

The New Ways series is a collection of activities and exercises for classroom practice. Get three free activities from New Ways in Teaching Vocabulary here. Download available!Read More

Association News
TESOL 2013: Registration now open for the TESOL 2013 Annual Convention & English Language Expo in Dallas, Texas, USA, 20–23 March, 2013!
September TESOL Journal Now Available: The September special issue on teacher collaboration in TESOL is now available. Pass it along to your colleages and share the temporary open access!
Call for Volunteers: Applications for TESOL Standing Committees due 30 September.
Call for Proposals: The Graduate Student Forum and Doctoral Forum, at the 2013 TESOL Annual Convention, seek submissions by 22 October.
Join us in Puerto Rico for a TESOL Symposium: Facilitiating Learning Through Student Empowerment.
TESOL Policy Brief: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in the United States.
TESOL and U.S. Department of State Partnership: Frequently asked questions.
Blog: 100 Words of Wisdom from 7 ELT Teachers.
Downloads & Resources: Using drama in the English language classroom.
Article: Shaping citizenship policies to strengthen immigrant integration.
Mapping Language: Limited English proficiency in America.
No Child Left Behind: Using NCLB waivers to improve English language learner education.
Free Online Discussion: "$5.69 Professional Development"

For many teachers, funding for professional development is increasingly hard to come by. Join members of TESOL’s Professional Development Committee for a free online discussion via TESOL's Blog to share your questions, challenges, ideas, and effective practices.

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