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December 2020
A Framework For Developing Online Tests
by Rosario Giráldez and Victoria Dieste
In assessment, it's important to test what you teach, and how you teach it. With the shift to online teaching worldwide, this means we must learn how to develop valid, reliable online tests. Read More
6 Strategies to Improve Student Writing and Literacy
by Erik Thornquist
Though argumentative and academic writing are important, it's important to teach students to move beyond these genres. These six strategies will help your ELs become better writers. Read More
Cultivating Advanced Integrated Skills With PBI
by Shélynn Riel
Project-based instruction (PBI) can transform classrooms into active learning environments. This e-newspaper project, used with university-level ELs, builds both language skills and confidence. Read More
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The Benefits of Using Open Educational Resources
by Charity Davenport, Chadia Mansour, and Sharon Tjaden-Glass

English teaching resources are critically limited around the world. As teachers have shifted to remote teaching, traditional textbooks have failed to meet the needs of English language teaching communities. Open educational resources (OER), which allow teachers to use, edit, and share digital materials, help narrow the digital divide. Learn more about how to access and use these valuable materials. Read More

From the President: Brought to You by the Letter V
by Deborah J. Short

TESOL President Deborah J. Short reflects on November 2020 and looks toward December, framing the past month and year using the letter V: She discusses topics such as the COVID-19 virus, the Virtual Convention, and voting, as well as TESOL's vision and values. Read More

Association News
Register for the TESOL 2021 International Convention: Through an engaging online platform, join our global community of English language professionals for the TESOL 2021 Convention, 24–27 March 2020! Build your professional ELT network; learn from thought-provoking keynote speakers; gather research, strategies, and best practices from experts in the field; and visit our Virtual Expo for information on the newest ELT products and services.

Join Us for GivingTuesday: On The Global Day of Giving, 1 Dec 2020, people all around the world are coming together to tap into the power of human connection, strengthen communities, and change our world. TESOL will be participating in GivingTuesday and we need your help! You can start by marking your calendar.
TESOL Announces 2021 Election Results: TESOL is pleased to share the results of its 2021 election. Newly elected members will be installed at the 2021 TESOL Annual Business Meeting.
TESOL Launches Upgraded Online Career Center: TESOL is excited to announce the debut of its newly updated TESOL Career Center! This new and improved website will make finding jobs in the ELT field quicker and easier.
Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: TESOL joins more than 1,000 organizations in commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
TESOL Statement: TESOL statement on President-Elect Biden's incoming administration and outline of TESOL policy priorities.
New 6 Principles® Quick Guide: Remote Learning: Packed with easy-to-follow tips and tools, this Quick Guide was designed to make your remote teaching experience smoother and more effective.
Free Book Download: Using Multilingual Approaches - Moving From Theory to Practice (British Council)
Blog: 6 Scaffolds to Support ELs in a Virtual Classroom (TESOL Blog)
Article: The Case for Abolishing the Citizenship Exam (Slate)
Interview: "Antiracist" Grading Starts with You (Educational Leadership)
Guidelines: 2020 Guidelines for Implementing the Seal of Biliteracy (Seal of Biliteracy)
Blog: English Learners: Four Principles for Principals (MiddleWeb)
Article: Connecting Reading With Writing (Language Magazine)

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Upcoming TESOL Dates
2 December 2020
Virtual Seminar: Teaching Content In English: Discussing More, Lecturing Less

11 December 2020 (Application Deadline)
TESOL Core Certificate Program

4 January–27 June 2021
TESOL Certificate: Developing An Online Teaching Program

13 January–23 February 2021
TESOL: Training for Trainers

1 February 2021
Last Day for TESOL 2021 Early Registration

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