NMTESOL+NMAEA CALL FOR PRESENTERS

Share your talents and experiences! Please consider being a presenter for the

NMTESOL/NMAEA 2nd Annual Conference: Sharing the Power

November 4-5, 2011

Dona Ana Community College, Las Cruces, NM

Presentations should be geared to teaching/supporting English language learners and/or ABE students. Consider sharing favorite classroom activities, teaching strategies, classroom projects, technology-enhanced instructional activities, new research, promising practices, and transitions to college and the workplace. Presenters get a reduced registration fee of only $25 for the two-day conference.

For more information,  go to http://www.nmaea.net.

See you in Cruces!

Save the date!

It’s that time of year — time to make plans to attend the 2011 NMTESOL/NMAEA conference!

This year’s conference, “Sharing the Power”, will be held in Las Cruces at Doña Ana Community College on November 4 and 5.

Registration will be open soon at www.nmaea.net. The website isn’t quite ready yet, but check back later because it will be!  The call for presenters is already available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/56C3N5G.  Please submit your proposal at your earliest convenience.

Won’t you Cruise to Cruces with us in November?

Professional Development Opportunity

LINCS, Literacy Information and Communication System, is hosting an online professional development opportunity June 20-24.  The topic is Teacher Certification and Credentialing in Adult Education.  To participate, you just subscribe to their Adult Literacy Professional Development list, and then you can participate in the discussion online.

This is an easy, free way to keep up to date on the issue of credentialing, which is something that may very well impact many of us in the future.  Why not take advantage of it?

Are you looking for a job?

UNM-Valencia has a job opening in Socorro for an adult ESL teacher.  It is 2 nights a week, starting May 31, salary dependent on experience.

Minimum requirements are a Bachelors Arts/Science in Secondary or Adult Education,
TESOL, Mathematics, English or a related field and 3 years experience in adult basic
education and/or developmental education. In lieu of degree, directly related experience can be substituted on a year-for-year basis. An emphasis is placed on transitioning students from the program to postsecondary education and/or employment.

If you are interested, you can access the application here.  The information for Adult Basic Education Instructors is at the bottom of the page.  You can also send your resume to Tina Newby or call her at 505-925-8920 to speed up the process.

Please come to our workshop on April 2nd!

NMTESOL is holding its spring workshop in Albuquerque on April 2nd, 2011 from 9:30 to 12:30 on the main campus of Central New Mexico College, 525 Buena Vista SE, Albuquerque.  We will be in rooms 306 and 307 of Max Salazar Hall, near the Student Services Center.

Presentations at the workshop include the following:

Amy C. Hazelrigg, Ph.D. – Old and New: A Reading Metastrategy for the Developing Bilingual
Elma Pineda-Raney, Ed.D.
– Overview of Assessment
Valerie Sartor –
Incorporating Competence into Creativity: A New Way to Utilize Dialogue Journals
Monique Stone –
Using Centers to Meet the Needs of Diverse Students

To facilitate planning, please RSVP by March 29 to nmtesol@gmail.com.