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Professional Development Special Issue: July 2022
15 Tips for Improving the Identification of Gifted ELs
by Del Siegle
Each year, tens of thousands of talented young English learners are overlooked for gifted services. Learn how to find promise in every student. 
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Exploring Creativity in TESOL Professional Learning
by Laura Baecher
Creativity involves the ability to generate original ideas that are useful and meaningful; how can you nurture creativity in professional development?
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Steps for Equitable Outcomes for English Learners: PACE
by Alma L. Contreras-Vanegas, Baburhan Uzum, and William Blackwell
Implement this easy-to-remember framework to support your learners and create an inclusive classroom.  
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Teacher Professional Development as Identity Work: 2 Activities
by Kristen Lindahl

Every English language educator has their own professional identity that is shaped by their own unique history, background, and circumstances, and that identity is often developed and negotiated during PD activities. Learn about research supporting sources of English language teacher identity development and negotiation and take away two activities you can try in your next professional learning to share an identity-oriented approach with your colleagues. Read More

TESOL Board Connect: Conferences and Professional Development
by Joyce Kling

TESOL President Joyce Kling talks about the importance of networking and attending conferences for professional development, and she shares her experiences attending the recent TESOL 2022 Regional Conference in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Read More

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TESOL Zip Guide: SEL for English Learners: This guide presents the six fundamentals of social-emotional learning for English learners, along with practical applications for social-emotional language and literacy learning.
TESOL Certificate: Developing An Online Teaching Program: Through this program, you'll learn how to effectively develop and teach an English language course in online, mobile, or blended learning environments. Course begins 6 July. Register today!
Letters From TESOL:
  • TESOL Letter: TESOL Joins Over 120 Organizations in Call for $2 Billion Investment in Title III of ESEA to Support English Learners
  • TESOL Letter: TESOL Joins Coalition for the American Dream, Commemorating 10 Years of DACA, Submits Letter to Senate and House Leaders in Support of Legislation to Make DACA Permanent
SEL in the English Language Classroom: Practical, concise, and easy-to-follow, this anticipated title will enable you to introduce and incorporate SEL into your classroom and equip students with the skills necessary to succeed in life.
Become a Better Educator With TESOL ME: The 6 Principles Series: TESOL's 6 Principles now have TESOL ME online self-study modules. Build your knowledge of The 6 Principles and put them into practice with these seven short modules you can take when and where you want.
Blog: 5 Activities to Explore Cultural Diversity (TESOL Blog)
Article: Queering English Language Classrooms (Language Magazine)
Blog: Using Augmented and Virtual Reality in Language Teaching (Cambridge University Press)
Academic Article: The Role of Teachers’ Grit and Motivation in Self-Directed Professional Development (Frontiers in Psychology)
Q&A: How to Build Your Own Professional Development (Education Week)
Article: Ten Tips for New EFL Teachers in a University Setting (EFL Magazine)
Article: Debbie Reese on Book Bans and Native Representation (Learning for Justice Magazine)

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