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Recently, TESOL International Association made a grave mistake, caused by technological and human error, that affected several hundred of its global members. After a thorough investigation, we have learned several hard lessons from this mistake and have designed internal guidelines to prevent such a mistake from happening again. We remain committed to the association's mission and core values. 
As educators, we're continually looking for new ways to liven up our lessons. Here are five simple ideas using paint chip samples, free at any home improvement store, to immediately add color to existing lessons or give you completely new activities to try in your English language classroom today. 
TESOL International Association is revising its P–12 Professional Teaching Standards, which are used by the Commission for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) to assess programs that will prepare and license P–12 ESL educators across the United States. Learn about the revision process and what it will mean for your teacher education program. 
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TESOL Convention 2017: Registration is open for the 2017 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo in Seattle, Washington USA. Register early and save!
From TESOL Press: Two new books:
Serve as a CAEP Reviewer: Increase your professional expertise and help advance the field. Apply online by 1 December 2016.
TESOL PreK-12 Day: A 1-day specialized program for mainstream and ESL teachers and administrators in Seattle, Washington, USA. Registration discounts end 1 February.
Statement on Proposition 58: TESOL recently released a statement in support of California Proposition 58, a ballot measure that aims to overturn the current restriction on dual-language programs in California.
TESOL Professional Development: Take advantage of all TESOL has to offer for your professional growth; sign up for one of these online courses today!
Resources
Parent Guide: Parent Guide for English Learners—English and Spanish versions (Northwest Education)
Free Webinar: Cultivating Oral Language and Literacy Talent in Young English Learners (American Insitutes for Research)
Report: Programs and Services for High School English Learners in Public School Districts: 2015–16 (National Center for Education Statistics)
Free Webinar: An Overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act: What TESOL Educators Need to Know (TESOL International Association)
Report: English learner students' readiness for academic success: The predictive potential of English language proficiency assessment scores in Arizona and Nevada (Institute of Education Sciences)
Publication: Discerning — and Fostering — What English Learners Can Do With Language: Guidance on Gathering and Interpreting Complementary Evidence of Classroom Language Uses for Reclassification Decisions (WestEd)
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