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This past June, TESOL International Association held its annual TESOL Advocacy and Policy Summit, bringing a record crowd of 110 TESOL professionals from all over the United States, including representatives from 31 affiliates, to Washington, DC. The summit equips TESOL professionals with the tools to become influential advocates on behalf of English learners and embed knowledge of key education policies. 

Read about three ways to actively engage preK–12 English language learners in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) while providing a rich and engaging environment for language development. These activities emphasize hands-on, inquiry-based learning. 

Association News
TESOL Journal Editor Search: Apply to be editor of an internationally recognized refereed journal. Applications due 1 October.
Call for Graduate Student Proposals: Now accepting proposals for the Doctoral Research Forum and the Master's Student Forum held at TESOL 2018. (Deadline: 1 October)
TESOL Awards, Honors, and Grants: Apply or nominate a colleague now! TESOL is accepting applications for travel grants, scholarships, and awards for excellence and service.

  • Call for Award Reviewers: The TESOL Awards Professional Council is looking for reviewers to adjudicate applications during the months of November and December. (Deadline: 1 October) 
  • NEW! Professional Learning Scholarships: The Rosa Aronson TESOL Professional Learning Scholarships offer seven awards to provide professional learning opportunities to TESOL professionals from underserved countries. (Deadline: 1 September) 
  • James E. Alatis Award for Service to TESOL: Now accepting nominations for 2018. Nominate a colleague today. (Deadline: 15 September)
TESOL Partners With 21st Century English Education Media: Read about TESOL's new partnership, which will result in teacher workshops and ELT events throughout China.
Teaching English to Chinese Learners in U.S. Colleges: New from TESOL Press. Help your Chinese learners succeed in U.S. college settings.
TESOL Professional Development: Take advantage of all TESOL has to offer for your professional growth; sign up for one of these online courses today!

Suggest a TESOL Virtual Seminar Topic: TESOL is seeking suggestions for virtual seminars. Submit your suggestion today.

Resources
Article: Three Enjoyable Smartphone Activities to Get Learners Talking (British Council)
Grant: NFMLTA/MLJ Dissertation Support Grants 2017 Award now accepting applications (National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages)
Article: Socratic Circles in the EFL Classroom (EFL Magazine)
Publication: 6 Keys to Engaging Families in ESSA (National PTA)
Report: Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners: Promising Practices and Considerations for Teaching and Learning (International Association for K–12 Online Learning)
Article: Data to Measure an Effective Instructional Context for Secondary Level Newcomers and English Learners (Intercultural Development Research Association)
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