By Jasmin Cowin, Ed.D. Conference Chair 2021, NYS TESOL

The Chair of the New York State Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (NYS TESOL) 51st Annual Conference, Dr. Jasmin Cowin, NYS TESOL President Monica Baker and the conference team are looking forward to a hybrid conference at the Sonesta in White Plains, NY on November 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2021. The topic and theme “Looking Forward: Educational Empowerment and Transformative Education”  will engage attendees in conversations on emerging trends, issues, and solutions in TESOL education. NYS TESOL is offering three full days of workshops, plenary speakers, and practical sessions.  This year’s conference features virtual, international site visits, an administrator ENL boot camp focusing on ENL regulations and speed networking sessions.  There is the opportunity to earn up to 6 CTLE credits per day of attendance.  NYS TESOL membership for 2022 is included with ALL conference registrations.  For a limited time only use code DISCOUNT2021 to receive $20 off your registration fee!  

Thursday, Nov. 4 – Virtual Day:

International Fieldtrips: Travel the world to experience English Language teaching and learning through six virtual fieldtrips. Attendees will travel to Tanzania, Taiwan, Russia, India, Brazil and Yemen.

Gabriela Kleckova, President, TESOL International Association will address attendees.

Dr. Olga De Jesus will deliver a workshop on ENL regulations and best practices for administrators

Friday, Nov. 5 – In Person at the Sonesta in White Plains, NY:

Dr. Bettye H. Perkins, Founder of Today’s Teachers Tomorrow’s Teachers give insights about closing the teacher diversity gap.

Elisa Alvarez, Associate Commissioner for the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages, NYS,  will offer an overview on Bilingual Education and World Languages.

Ellen Jovin, Grammar Maestra, will solve your pressing grammar questions at the Grammar Table.

Saturday, Nov. 6 – In Person at the Sonesta in White Plains, NY:

Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld, Author of From Equity Insights to Action and Program Director at Molloy College will talk about Equity for ELLs.

Raquel Batista, Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs will address issues facing immigrant students and their parents.

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