Call for Proposals for NM TESOL’s Spring Workshop

Greetings from NM TESOL,

We are seeking presenters to showcase strategies for engaging English language learners in our Spring Workshop at Montoya Campus at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque on Saturday, February 11. Please join us as we celebrate our theme, “NM TESOL Engaged!”

You can present in a 50-minute format or present a poster session. We are looking for dynamic interactive presentations rather than lecture-based ones. We know we have outstanding ELL teachers in New Mexico who have a lot to share, so please consider submitting a proposal. Groups of teachers are encouraged to work together on proposals, or you can present as an individual. Please submit your proposal by January 6, 2023.

Here is the Google form to complete:  2023 Application Form

We are also looking for volunteers to help with the workshop! Just email us at nmtesol@gmail.com if you want to help out NM TESOL.

Annual dues is $25, and it includes free attendance to this Spring Workshop. You can pay your dues at the workshop or use this online link. 

If you attended the NMAEA/NM TESOL/NMHED conference in May, then your dues was automatically updated then. 

Looking forward to hearing from you all,



NM TESOL Board

Fall Workshop Postponed & Networking Event Added

Greetings from NM TESOL,

Due to a myriad of reasons, NM TESOL is postponing its fall workshop until February 11, 2023. Look for a call for proposals in November. We encourage you to attend the New Mexico Adult Education Association (NMAEA) virtual teacher’s institute on October 28. Click here to fill out the registration form.  

Instead of hosting our fall workshop, we are going to host a networking event at the Professional ESL Resource Center in H-113 at CNM’s Montoya Campus on Saturday, November 5. Please use the RSVP link if you plan to stop by. (We need to know how many pizzas to order!) You can borrow games and other resources in the PERC to use in your classes. There are materials for all ages and levels.

We apologize for having to cancel the workshop in October. We are looking forward to having a vibrant workshop in February so start thinking now about what bright ideas you have to share with your New Mexican colleagues.  

Best regards,

NM TESOL Board of Directors

Call for Proposals

Greetings from NM TESOL,

We are currently planning a workshop on October 28, 2022 at CNM’s Montoya campus in Albuquerque. Our theme is “Creating a Class of Enchantment – Let’s Bedazzle our Students!” The conference is free to all paid members of NM TESOL.

We are seeking presenters to showcase their bedazzling strategies for engaging English language learners. This is an opportunity to share what you do in the classroom with other interested professionals. You can present in a 50-minute format or in a 100-minute format. We are looking for dynamic interactive presentations rather than lecture-based ones. We know we have outstanding ELL teachers in New Mexico who have a lot to share, so please consider submitting a proposal. Groups of teachers are encouraged to work together on proposals, or you can present as an individual.

Here is the form to download:   2022 Application Form

Complete it and email it to nmtesol@gmail.com.

We are also looking for volunteers to help with the workshop! Just email us at nmtesol@gmail.com if you want to help out NM TESOL.

We have not collected membership dues from many of you since before the pandemic. Annual dues is $25, and it includes free attendance to this Fall Workshop. You can pay your dues at the workshop or use this online link. 

If you attended the NMAEA/NM TESOL/NMHED conference in May, then your dues was automatically updated then. As mentioned in the email last week, if you no longer want to be a member of NM TESOL, please unsubscribe below.

Looking forward to hearing from you all,

NM TESOL Board

Save the Date for the NM TESOL Fall Workshop

Greetings from NM TESOL,

We are currently planning a workshop on October 28, 2022 at CNM’s Montoya campus in Albuquerque. Our theme is “Creating a Class of Enchantment – Let’s Bedazzle our Students!” The conference is free to all paid members of NM TESOL. We will send out a Call for Presenters next week. We hope you will consider sharing your ideas for how to engage our students in the classroom.

We are also looking for volunteers to help with the workshop!  Just email us at nmtesol@gmail.com if you want to help out NM TESOL.

If you have not visited the Profesional ESL Resource Center (PERC) at Montoya Campus, you will have a chance at the Fall Workshop.  There are hundreds and hundreds of hands-on resources that you can check out for free to use in your classrooms.  Below you can view some photos of the PERC.  

We have not collected membership dues from many of you since before the pandemic.  Annual dues is $25, and it includes free attendance to this Fall Workshop.  You can pay your dues at the workshop or use this online link.  If you attended the NMAEA/NM TESOL/NMHED conferene in May, then your dues was automatically updated then.  

With warm regards,

NM TESOL Board

Opportunities for English Language Teaching Professionals and US-based Colleges and Universities

The US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs – Office of English Language Programs​ has several opportunities for US-based higher education institutions and English language teaching professionals to partner with us.

We are reaching out to local US – based TESOL affiliates to ask you to share our current opportunities with your member list of English language professionals in higher education institutions. 

If you are interested in receiving the U.S. Department of State’s Office of English Language Programs quarterly newsletter for future updates and opportunities, please email ECA-OELP@state.gov to subscribe. 

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.

𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: 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:

𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱/𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗵𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀

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.

𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀

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.

𝗘𝗦𝗟/𝗜𝗘𝗟𝗖𝗘

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.

𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁

This track will include any subject not listed here.

𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗘𝗾𝘂𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆

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.

𝗢𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲/𝗧𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆

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,



NM TESOL Board

With warm regards,

NM TESOL Board

NM TESOL 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 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.
  • 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 association’s financial records and serves as liaison with the association’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 association’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 association’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. 

Best, 

NM TESOL Board

Call for proposals!

Due to evolving circumstances related to the pandemic, the previously-scheduled 4 regional in-person Institutes are being merged into 2 virtual Institutes

We are now seeking virtual presentations for the two new dates:  Friday, October 1st and Thursday, October 21st.

Proposals are due no later than September 10, 2021

For more info and to submit your proposals:

https://forms.gle/i9ocoohWeLN3gh4E8

Perks to presenters include:

·  1 year free membership in NMAEA, NMTESOL, MPAEA and COABE

·  Presenter gift

Proposals are due no later than September 10, 2021

Hats Off to New Mexico Teachers!

Online Fall Conference – September 18, 2020

It’s an online conference, it’s on FlipGrid, so it’s a Flip-erence!

Dear NM TESOL family,

In the article “Zoom Fatigue Is Taxing the Brain” Andrew Franklin who is a professor in cyber-psychology believes people are surprised by how difficult they are finding video classes given that the medium seems neatly confined to a small screen and presents few obvious distractions.

At our last Board Meeting, NM TESOL decided to change the format of our fall workshop because we believe many teachers are suffering from “Zoom Gloom” right now. It is not such a surprise to us how difficult it can be to watch hours and hours of webinars and Zoom meetings.  We have only received one submission for our conference which we think may be related to the fact that so many of us are indeed suffering from Zoom fatigue!

Thus, we have decided to organize a different kind of online conference format for our fall event.

We are inviting our members to contribute teaching ideas in the form of a FlipGrid video. If you are not familiar with FlipGrid, we encourage you to watch the short video below for students. To access our Flip-erence, you will use the Join Code of nmtesol2020 at flipgrid.com, or just click here to go directly to our Flip-erence board. When you get into the FlipGrid, you can access all the topics with the blue menu below the main photo where it says “View 6 topics.” We have posted several topics to help us focus our discussions, but if you feel strongly that another separate topic would be helpful, email us at nmtesol@gmail.com and we will set that up!

You can also watch the teacher video about how to use FlipGrid in your classroom. This free software has been popular with our students, and we hope you can use it with yours. Watch it here.

On September 18, 2020, at 9:00 am MST, we will have just a one-hour Zoom meeting where we will highlight the different features on our NM TESOL website and then publicly release the FlipGrid videos that have been produced. You can submit your FlipGrid video at any time. We are going to keep it open for this fall semester. You may want to share a favorite app, or icebreaker, or activity to do during a synchronous meeting, etc.
We want to encourage everyone to wear a wacky or not so wacky hat to the Zoom meeting, so that we can ceremoniously take them off to honor the commitment we have to our students and to professional development.

Hats off to teachers everywhere!

Amy, Claire, David, Laura, Judy, Judith, and Julie
NM TESOL Board