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REPORT ON THE MATERIALS WRITERS BUSINESS MEETING AT DALLAS, TESOL 2013
MWIS Leadership
The meeting was held on Thursday, 21 March, 2013 at 6:45 pm in the convention center. Outgoing co-chairs, Robby Steinberg and Bruce Rogers, welcomed the group and thanked all the proposal reviewers. Attendees at the meeting were reminded of the application date to review (20 April 2013) and encouraged to submit proposals to be read by MWIS. Robby Steinberg, outgoing chair, introduced Steve Jones and Christina Cavage as the new chairs of the IS.

Steve Jones took time to deliver a heartfelt thank you to the outgoing chairs, Robby and Bruce, and also expressed gratitude to Jayme Adelson-Goldstein and Peter Vahle, announcing that both would continue to serve as newsletter editor and community manager, respectively.

Steve led a short discussion on plans for TESOL 2014’s academic and intersection sessions. Ideas included an intersection with the Adult Education IS and an academic session on the changing role of the materials writer.

Although not in attendance at the meeting, the winners of The Mary Finocchiaro Award for Excellence in Nonpublished Pedagogical Materials was awarded to Lauryn Navarro and Kirtland Eastwood for “Focus on International Student Academic Success: Preparing L2 Academic Writers to Write From Sources.” They received their award at the academic session on Thursday, 21 March.

Prior to adjourning the session, Steve informed members that he and Christina will be reviewing the governing rules of the IS and sending them out to the membership for further review.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 pm.

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Feb: MWIS Newsletter
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