Updated dates

Adult Education Conference (May 25-27)

Due to the COVID surge and the fact that many institutions have again prohibited staff travel for safety reasons, NMHED AE, NMAEA, and NMTESOL have decided to postpone the conference.  The new dates are: Wednesday, May 25th (preconference) and Thursday-Friday, May 26th-27th for the main event.  All other details remain the same.  Please see the attached NEW Save the Date. If you made hotel reservations using the reservation link provided, they will be canceled by the hotel. We will send additional details next week regarding hotel. 

Here is the link for registration: 

Registration Link

We have extended the deadline to propose a presentation to February 28. Details are below.

NMAEA, NMHED, and NM TESOL invite you to showcase your talents! Please consider tapping into your creativity and proposing a session either individually or with colleagues.

This is an in-person conference from May 25-27 at the Albuquerque Marriott at 2101 Louisiana Blvd.

๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€: Vaccination card or proof of a negative test taken within 48 hours prior to attendance will be required to attend and must be provided at conference check in.

Session are 1 hour or 2 hours long.

Proposals should be best or promising practices in one of these tracks:

๐—–๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ/๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€

This track focuses on incorporating higher education transitions and workforce preparation into adult education. This may include 1) development of career pathways to provide access to employment and training services; 2) workforce development and training, particularly Integrated Education and Training; or 3) soft skills instruction, such as accountability, teamwork, and flexibility.


This track focuses on serving justice-involved adults. This may include but is not limited to corrections education activities under Section 225 of WIOA. Topics may include best practices for serving learners in this context, addressing justice-involved individuals’ specific barriers, promoting equity and justice in corrections education, and translating policy and recent educational research to practice.


This track focuses on English language instruction and tutoring for adults. Presentation may encompass (but is not limited to) methodology, classroom techniques and activities, testing and assessment, student engagement, and working with specific populations such as low literacy students or refugees.

๐—š๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜

This track will include any subject not listed here.

๐—›๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—˜๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜†

This track focuses on adults preparing for high school equivalency testing, such as contextualized math instruction, reading and writing for the workplace, testing and assessment, and computer education.


This track has two emphases. The first emphasis is on supporting practitioners to provide high quality services in online and hybrid modalities. The second emphasis involves promoting digital literacy among adult learners. Topics may include, but are not limited to, best practices and recent research in online learning and teaching; techniques and tools for online teaching and learning; and demonstrations of technology with suggestions or models of how to use it effectively for teaching and learning.

With warm regards,



With warm regards,


NMย TESOLย Board of Directors Nominations

Dear NM TESOL family,
The following NM Board positions are up for election this year: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Web Coordinator, Membership Coordinator, and Newsletter Editor.  Please send in nominations by January 14. Elections will be held online from January 17-24. You DO NOT have to debate, create campaign advertisements, or attend any state fairs to schmooze with the people to be a candidate in this election! The term of service for these Board members will be the years 2022 and 2023. 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 Presidentโ€™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.
  • Vice President: performs all of the duties and responsibilities of the President in the absence of, or as directed by, the President. In addition, this person takes responsibility for professional development activities and chairs the annual conference. May be assigned special projects by the President.
  • Secretary: records minutes of board meetings and other special meetings needed for organizational activities; submits a copy of minutes for approval at each board meeting.
  • The Treasurer has responsibility for maintaining the associationโ€™s financial records and serves as liaison with the associationโ€™s accountant, and other duties. (Knowledge of QuickBooks is preferred but not required. Our current Treasurer can help in the transition if needed.)
  • Web Coordinator has responsibility for the associationโ€™s email, online presence, social media, and other duties.
  • Membership Coordinator has responsibility for maintaining the membership database including sending the welcome email. In addition, the Membership Coordinator works on publicizing NM TESOL to attract more members.
  • Newsletter Editor: The Newsletter Editor has responsibility for creating the associationโ€™s newsletter as well as soliciting content.

 In addition to being willing to fulfill the basic duties outlined above, the candidates must meet these criteria:

  • They must be willing to become a member of NMTESOL (if not already a member).
  • If elected, they must be willing to serve in the position for the duration of their two-year term.
  • If elected, they must be willing to take part in monthly NMTESOL Board of Directors meetings, which are generally conducted online using Zoom. The meetings are generally for 45-minutes monthly with a break in the summer.

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 January 14, 2022
Voting will be conducted online. Results will be announced via email and on our website. nmtesol.org

Thank you in advance for considering volunteering for this non-profit professional organization. We need your support.