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Professional Development Special Issue: July 2021
Designing an Interactive CV as Professional Reflection
by Laura Baecher
Learn why it's important to regularly update your CV or résumé, and what you can do to make it stand out (like making it interactive!). Read More
9 Ways New ELT Teachers Can Succeed
by Laura Dzieciolowski
Much like language production itself, teaching is a complex cognitive process. These tips from a seasoned English language teacher will help new teachers acclimate, learn, and grow in their new positions. Read More
Planning for Blended Learning: The Right Blend of Time
by Sarah Barnhardt, Jessica Farrar, and Chester Gates
In a hybrid lesson, how much time should be devoted to synchronous vs. asynchronous work? To in-person vs. remote learning? Get the blend of time right. Read More
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6 Tips for Successful Continuous Professional Development
by Jaber Kamali

When professional learning comes to a stop, it often leads to teacher burnout. Professional development is a continuous practice that never ends, and many times it's up to the professional to ensure it keeps going. Learn six tips for continuous professional development in your English language teaching career to keep learning and growing. Read More

TESOL Board Connect: DIY TESOL Professional Development
by Tamara Jones
It's not always easy to participate in professional development, especially if your current teaching context isn't able to fully support your professional goals. TESOL Board of Directors member Tamara Jones shares some excellent ways to engage in professional learning that you can accomplish on your own and that will leave you feeling reinvigorated and excited about your work. Read More
Association News
TESOL ELevate: Registration is open! If you are a new or emerging English language professional, join us at this brand-new event designed to help you jumpstart or boost your career. Hosted virtually, 26–30 July 2021.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative Town Hall: TESOL invites you to attend a Town Hall introducing TESOL’s newly launched Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative, which seeks to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the association’s governance and operations. Learn more, ask questions, and find out how you can help. (7 July 2021, 5 pm ET and 8 July 2021, 9 am ET)
TESOL Begins Search for Next Executive Director: As a dynamic, growing, and global membership group of professional educators in the field of ELT, TESOL seeks a strategic, forward-thinking leader with proven financial skills and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
TESOL Teacher of the Year Award: Are you the next TESOL Teacher of the Year? Awardee will receive US$1,000, a 1-year TESOL membership, complimentary registration to the TESOL 2022 International Convention, round-trip airfare and accommodations for TESOL 2022, and more. Applications due 19 July 2021. Apply today!
Article: (Creating a Culturally Responsive Teaching Ecosystem (Language Magazine)
Blog: Seven Questions That Guide the Work of Inspired Teachers (ASCD InService)
Podcast: Dean Rogers' Insights on What You Need to Become an ELT Entrepreneur (EFL Magazine)
Journal Article: Humor in the Language Classroom: Pedagogical Benefits and Practical Considerations (TESOL Journal)
Special Report: How to Fix 7 Fatal Flaws in Tech Professional Development (Education Week)
Blog: 4 Low-Prep Creative Writing Ideas (TESOL Blog)

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