The winner of the 2013 TESOL Teacher of the Year Award, presented by National Geographic Learning, discusses teaching, collaboration, and Common Core. 
Project-based learning can help ELLs feel empowered, discover new vocabulary, and improve cognitive skills, all while providing a high element of creativity and instilling pride in student work. 
In creating a classroom dialogue around stereotypes, this lesson, for intermediate adult or secondary students, helps students look at both the positive and negative connotations found in stereotypes. 

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Announcing the 2013 TESOL Teacher of the Year: Anne Marie Foerster Luu, an elementary school teacher in Maryland, USA, wins the TESOL Teacher of the Year Award. Read her profile.
Résumé Reviewers Needed: Golden volunteer opportunity for qualified résumé reviewers in the TESOL Job MarketPlace. Contact Catherine Curtis to inquire.
TESOL Congratulates New Board Members: Results are in. Check out your new Board of Directors members.
TESOL Comments: TESOL International Association submits comments on draft regulations for U.S. Investing in Innovation grant.
Special Workshop: Prepare your TESOL program for NCATE/CAEP recognition—20 March 2013.
Research Survey: Please help TESOL and respond to this survey on ESL Credit in Higher Ed by 15 February 2013.
Resources
Using Skype: How Innovative Teachers Are Using Skype In Their Classrooms.
ESL Writing Online Workshop: ESL-WOW guides ELLs through each stage of writing; for community college students and adult learners.
Educating Newcomer ELLs With Limited Schooling: An Overview from Colorin Colorado.
Principles for ELL Instruction: The Understanding Langauge Project.
Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year: Applicatons due 13 February.
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English Teachers, Shantou University, Shantou, Guangdong, China

Intensive English Program Faculty (Full Time), Spring Int'l Language Center, University of Arkansas, Arkansas, USA

Fellowships (Worldwide), English Language Fellow Program, USA


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