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Professional Development Special Issue: June 2023
Ongoing Professional Development for Busy Teacher Teams
by Nicholas Bradley and Jason R. Walters
Implementing effective, ongoing professional development can be a difficult task. This article outlines a professional development system for busy teachers you can use in your setting. Read More
10 Trending Professional Development Topics in ELT
by Laura Baecher
How do you want to improve your practice? Learn about some of the trends, key topics, and themes in teacher professional development. 
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Teacher Research: Empowering Teachers To Empower Students
by Sonia Rocca
Teacher research has an abundance of benefits, but it faces many challenges. Learn how to get started mentoring teacher researchers. 
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Using the OASIS Research Database for ELT Professional Development
by Inge Alferink

Thousands of articles on language and education are published every year, and many of these articles are lengthy, detailed, and technical. Keeping up with research in the field can seem like a full-time job, and for this reason, many teachers don't engage with research or research findings. Learn about OASIS, a free database that provides 10-minute summaries of language studies research in nontechnical language, and see how you can use OASIS in your professional development. Read More

From the President: On Reflective Teaching in English Language Teaching
by Shelley Taylor
TESOL President Shelley Taylor takes some time to consider reflective language teaching. What is it, exactly? She delves into how can it enhance teaching strategies and methods, and whether it can bring significant change in English language teaching practice. Read More
Association News
Bringing TESOL’s Values to Florida: In this statement, 2023–2024 TESOL President Shelley Taylor explains the TESOL board’s decision to remain in Tampa, Florida, USA, for the 2024 International Convention & Expo.
Call for TESOL Convention Proposals: Help build the program for the TESOL 2024 International Convention! Submit your session or Preconvention Institute proposals by 1 June 2023 to present in Tampa, Florida, USA, 21–23 March or virtually 11–12 April.
Call for Submissions: TESOL Press is seeking contributions to their latest addition to the popular New Ways series, New Ways in Teaching Visual Literacy. Deadline for submissions: 2 June 2023.
Call for Blogger: The TESOL Blog is seeking an English language teaching (ELT) professional to be a regular blogger to write monthly posts on the topic of English language teacher professional development (PD). Read the full call here.
TESOL Election Review Task Force: TESOL is seeking members to review our current election process, explore exemplary association election practices, and make recommendations to the board of directors on how TESOL can improve its election process. Applications due 7 June.
TESOL Board Expressions of Interest: Develop and share your leadership knowledge and skills! Submit an expression of interest form to serve on the board and Nominating Committee by 15 June.
TESOL 2023 Advocacy & Public Policy Summit: Join colleagues from across the United States to learn about important U.S. federal issues that impact the English language teaching field and multilingual learners of English. Gain resources and tools to become a stronger advocate and meet with your members of Congress! Be sure to reserve your room at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel by 5 June.
Ask a TESOL Leader: Do you have a question about professional development? Advocating for your students? Or anything else related to the ELT profession? TESOL leadership is here to help! Email your question to tc@tesol.org with the subject line "Ask a TESOL Leader". Selected questions will be featured in an issue of TC, with guidance from a TESOL leader with knowledge and experience pertaining to your question.
Article: Using Station Rotation in PD for Supporting English Language Learners (Edutopia)
Guide (PDF): Supporting Integrated English Learner Student Instruction: A Guide to Assess Professional Learning Needs Based on the Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School Practice Guide (Institute of Education Sciences)
Blog: Teacher Leadership for Wellbeing (Cambridge University Press)
Free Publication: New Directions in Professional Development (ASCD)
Report: Ensuring Equitable Access to Dual-Language Immersion Programs: Supporting English Learners’ Emerging Bilingualism (The Century Foundation)
Blog: Shaping TESOL Research Priorities 2023-2027 (TESOL Blog)
Article: Self-Care in the Movement (Learning for Justice)

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