Annual Meeting

If you’re a member of NMTESOL and confirmed your RSVP for our meeting today, we’re looking forward to seeing you.

As you know, we’re also hosting a group of international visitors touring New Mexico as part of the US State Departments’ International Visitor Leadership Program.

During our meeting, we’ll all participate in a type of “ice-breaker.”

There are three pages.

You can download them here:

Page 1: New Mexico Jigsaw Form A

Page 2: NM jigsaw Form B

Page 3: NM jigsaw Form C

 

Election time!

Nominations have been accepted and now it’s time to vote!
If you’re a member, please make sure you’ve checked your email for the election voting link (sent 1/5/16). Make sure you click “Done” at the bottom of the page for your vote to count!
If you’re not a member, please think about joining us! Check out the information about becoming a member here:
EXCITING NEWS!
We will be hosting some 17 international visitors hosted by us US State Department as part of an international professional exchange during our annual membership meeting.
Our membership meeting will be January 30th. Time, location, and additional details about our international visitors will be announced shortly!
DON’T FORGET TO VOTE IN THE ELECTION!

Nominations + Elections

It is almost time again for the members of NMTESOL to elect three members of the Board of Directors: President, Treasurer, and Web Coordinator. The term of service for these Board members will be the years 2016 and 2017. Before the voting can take place, though, we need your help in finding the best candidates for these positions.  Please take a moment to consider whether you or someone you know would be able and willing to serve in one of these capacities. The President’s primary job is to lead the association, for example, by conducting meetings, representing the association to other  professional associations and government offices, and taking a major role in organizing conferences. The Treasurer has responsibility for maintaining the association’s financial records and serves as liaison with the association’s accountant, and other duties.  (Knowledge of QuickBooks is preferred but not required.) Web Coordinator has responsibility for the association’s email, online presence, social media, and other duties. In addition to being willing to fulfill the basic duties outlined above, the candidates must meet these criteria:

  1. They must be willing to become a member of NMTESOL (if not already a member).
  2. If elected, they must be willing to serve in the position for the duration of their two-year term.
  3. If elected, they must be willing to take part in monthly NMTESOL Board of Directors meetings, which are generally conducted online using Skype.

Anyone can recommend a person for the NMTESOL Board. If you wish to recommend yourself or someone else, please send recommendations to this e-mail address (nmtesol@gmail.com) along with a short introduction of the candidate.  Send your candidate recommendations by December 31st 2015. Voting will be conducted online between January 4th  and January 23rd, 2015. Results will be announced at our annual meeting on January 30th, 2015 and via email.

Conference Session Descriptions

Conference update!

Our conference is quickly approaching!

Are you debating to register or not?

Have no fear! You can now check out the academic sessions we’ll be offering!

Check out some of the sessions being offered, their descriptions, and the presenters by checking out the link above under “Fall Conference” titled ” Session Descriptions.”

OR! Just click here to check out the details!

Don’t forget to come back and register!

You can register via the NMAEA website by clicking here: http://www.nmaea.net/conference-registration.html

See you in Las Cruces soon!

Conference Update – REGISTER TODAY!

(Updated 9/11/15)

Check out all the new details on our Fall 2015 Conference:

Join the Revolution with the annual  NMAEA + NMTESOL state conference.

NMAEA and NMTESOL’s annual joint conference will be held in Las Cruces  Friday, November 13th and Saturday November 14th. Thursday the 12th will include a Welcoming Reception at the Hotel Encanto. All academic portions of the program will be held at the East Mesa Campus of Dona Ana Community College.

REGISTER : Registration is done through the New Mexico Adult Education Association’s (NMAEA) website to register.  Register HERE!

More Information

Conference Schedule:  Preliminary Schedule

Lodging Information:  Hotel Encanto – Las Cruces

Conference Program: COMING SOON!

QUESTIONS? 

General questions?        Email us: info@nmtesol.org

Questions about the Call for Presenters?     Email Jamie Bearden at  jamie@abqged.org or call 505-228-9168

Registration is now open!

Join the Revolution with the annual  NMAEA + NMTESOL state conference.

NMAEA and NMTESOL’s annual joint conference will be held in Las Cruces  Friday, November 13th and Saturday November 14th. Thursday the 12th will include a Welcoming Reception at the Hotel Encanto. All academic portions of the program will be held at the East Mesa Campus of Dona Ana Community College.

REGISTER : Registration is done through the New Mexico Adult Education Association’s (NMAEA) website to register.  Register HERE!

Registration w hotel

Vice President Vacancy

From the good news/bad news department… VP Colin Large Leaves NM for MA

The bad news is NMTESOL lost our Vice President Colin Large, but the good news is that he is moving on to bigger and better things. Over the summer, when informed that he was not selected to be the permanent director of the Center for English Language Programs (CELP) at New Mexico State University, he quickly got hired as the Associate Director of the Center for English Language and Orientation Programs (CELOP) at Boston University. In his own words, “I decided to go to Boston because Vanna let me buy another vowel.”

Colin joined the NMTESOL Board after the annual membership meeting in January 2014. He made a number of trips from Las Cruces to Albuquerque for various NMTESOL events, including our spring workshops at CNM and various meetings. For his biggest contribution to the association, however, he could stay at home. Colin organized our first Roadshow Workshop at NMSU in May 2015 (see the Summer 2015 newsletter for more details). That was a particularly memorable event because 40 Ecuadorian teachers of English who were studying at NMSU then were able to attend the workshop too.

When leaving NMTESOL, Colin offered these thoughts to his New Mexican colleagues: “I would encourage the membership to get involved with the leadership of the association. In general, teachers have a difficult time assuming leadership roles – the field is to a certain degree an egalitarian field. However, it is really important that the members get involved. Without that involvement, it is very difficult to improve the field. One of the best avenues for professional development is through peer education. We all have something to learn from one another.”

The Board and membership of NMTESOL wish Colin and his family the best in Boston!

Looking ahead: If you or someone you know is interested in serving on the NMTESOL Board as Vice President, please contact the association.