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Leadership Updates
A LETTER FROM THE MWIS CHAIRS: CHRISTINA CAVAGE AND STEVE JONES
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIRS-ELECT: KELLY MARIE JOHNSTON AND DARYL STREAT
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Articles
FROM THE TRENCHES: REMINSCENCES FROM A FIRST ELT WRITING PROJECT
Walton Burns, English Advantage, Branford, Connecticut, USA
Do you remember what that first project was like? Do you yearn to have a first project? This issue’s “From the Trenches” author, Walton Burns, takes us through the “rookie assumptions” and the reality checks of a first-time author’s adventures in publishing.
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MWIS 2014 MEMBER SURVEY
Kelly Marie Johnston, Hunter College and PS 97, New York, New York, USA

Read about this year’s MWIS survey results, or—if you missed the survey, use the link in the article to add your voice to MWIS’ future plans! Read More

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TESOL Session Reports
TESOL SESSION REPORT 1: CREATING AND CHOOSING 21ST CENTURY MATERIALS FOR ADULT EDUCATION (INTERSECTION SESSION SPONSORED BY AEIS AND MWIS)
Steve Jones, Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA & Christina Cavage, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, USA

The MWIS 2015 InterSection panel featured some of the superstars from the worlds of adult ESOL and materials writing. This session report includes links to many of the materials these speakers shared with the audience. Read More

TESOL SESSION REPORT 2: THE NEXT GENERATION OF CHALLENGES IN AUTHORING [MWIS ACADEMIC SESSION]
Christina Cavage, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, USA
When panelists with 50+ years of publishing expertise gather, the result is bound to be a lively and insightful session. MWIS Co-chair Christina Cavage shares the highlights. Read More
TESOL SESSION REPORT 3: PUBLISHING, SELF-PUBLISHING, REVERSE PUBLISHING: GETTING YOUR CONTENT OUT THERE
Christina Cavage, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, USA

If you weren’t able to get to (or into) Nick Robinson’s packed session at TESOL 2014 in Portland, this report will shares some of the insights and links that makes Mr. Robinson such a draw! Read More

TESOL SESSION REPORT 4: DIY NEURO-ELT: MAKING YOUR TEXTBOOK MORE BRAIN-FRIENDLY
Marc Helgesen, Miyagi Gakuin Women's University, Sendai, Japan & Curtis Kelly, Kansai University, Osaka, Japan

This session report on NeuroELT comes to us from our MWIS February 2015 feature-article-authors-to-be!   
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TESOL SESSION REPORT 5: DEVELOPING PROJECTS RELATED TO YOUR COURSE'S TEXTBOOKS
Robyn Locks Brinkwood, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA

Robyn Brinks Lockwood, former MWIS chair, reports on a session that demonstrated ways for teachers (and textbook authors) to think “outside the book” with project-based learning. This report includes some great ideas and a link to the PowerPoint slides and handout from the workshop. Read More

Pen and Link
PEN AND LINK: VISUAL LITERACY
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, Lighthearted Learning, Northridge, California, USA
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ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY
MEET YOUR INCOMING CHAIRS
At TESOL 2014, our new chairs-elect were sworn in, Kelly Marie Johnston in the flesh, and Daryl Streat, in absentia. It was a very stirring ceremony, but don’t worry if you missed it. You can still meet our newest MWIS leaders in this issue’s profile. Read More
TESOL MATERIALS WRITERS INTEREST SECTION BUSINESS MEETING MINUTES
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ABOUT MWIS
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR FEBRUARY-MARCH 2015 MWIS NEWSLETTER
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, MWIS Newsletter Editor, Northridge, CA, USA
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DATES OF INTEREST
October 8, 2015 Textbook and Academic Author’s Webinar: How to Overcome the Perfectionism, Procrastination & Fatigue That Get in the Way of Your Writing Registration is free to members. 30.00 for non-members.

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