NMTESOL Open Board Meeting Invitation – May 19th, 2018

Dear NMTESOL:

NMTESOL in its present-day iteration has been around since 2008. In these 10 years, we have held numerous state-wide conferences as well as local workshops, produced a regular newsletter, greeted foreign visitors, and even have begun a professional journal.

Currently, the organization is suffering from a decline in membership and as a result, participation and leadership. We were unable to enlist anyone to fill several open Board positions. There will be added vacancies by the end of the year. We seek to restructure the organization to better reflect and meet the needs of the membership, but we will be unable to move forward without leadership on the Board and member ownership. This ownership will allow the professionals of New Mexico to have an International TESOL affiliate organization. In order to do so, we are opening up our board meetings to members, starting in May.

Our first open board meeting will be on May 19th, 2018 at 2 PM. Click this link to join: https://hangouts.google.com/group/Q8LIgRH6hRvqCGrs2

The New Mexican immigrant, refugee, and indigenous second language learner communities continue to have a profound need for various services including English language instruction. While the number of certified ESL teachers in New Mexico has been reduced due to declining state funding, the number of instructors and tutors who serve ESL students in our state remains high.

We would like to continue to support the state with professional development opportunities and want to engage those in the classroom to help us define what those opportunities look like.

By opening up the meeting to members, we hope to meet some specific goals. Goals of the first meeting include:

  • defining and promoting leadership opportunities
  • soliciting service and participation to keep the organization alive and moving forward

If you cannot attend on the 19th, please send your comment and ideas by Friday, May 18th to nmtesol at gmail dot com.

We look forward to your attendance and contributions.

Sincerely,

NMTESOL Board
Amy Zhupikov, Vice-President
Dean Sundberg, Treasurer
Penny Mortier, Secretary
Ruth Cisneros, Newsletter Editor

Registration

Don’t forget to register for NMTESOL’s 2016 Conference!

The conference will be held at Santa Fe Community College (6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe NM 87508) on 29th.

To register, please complete the form at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016FallReg  

Program details, schedule, and other information will be posted on our main conference page here.
We look forward to seeing you in Santa Fe.

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!

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Fall 2015 NMTESOL + NMAEA Conference UPDATE!

(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!

BECOME A PRESENTER: NMTESOL and NMAEA are accepting proposals for presentations at the 2015 conference. Details on conference tracks, presentation types and lengths, and submission guidelines may be found in our Call for Presenters document found here:  2015 NMTESOL + NMAEA Call For Presenters The deadline for proposals is September 18th.

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

Las Cruces Workshop – THIS WEEKEND!

Join us for professional development in Las Cruces at New Mexico State University!

Reception: Friday, May 29th 6:30 PM at Pete V. Domenici Hall (3014 McFie Circle)

Academic Program: Saturday, May 30th 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM at Pete V. Domenici Hall (in the atrium area and rooms 005, 018, 006).

  • If you pre-registered online, fantastic. You’ll still need to check in, but it will be quick.
  • If you didn’t pre-register, don’t worry! You can register at the door. Cost of the workshop is $10 and can be paid in advance online via PayPal OR at the event by cash, check, or credit card!

Map + ParkingNMSU Campus Map – Pete Domenici Hall Marked with Parking

Directions: Domenici Hall is just west of Milton Hall which is where the Teaching Academy is located. So it is really close to Milton Hall and the Zuhl Library (thank you Deb McCormick for these great directions!).

ProgramLas Cruces Workshop 2015

Questions? Email us:  info@nmtesol.org

 

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UPDATE: Las Cruces Workshop – May 29-30th

Join us for professional development in Las Cruces!

What: NMTESOL Workshop at NMSU
When: Friday, May 29th (Networking Reception) and Saturday, May 30th 2015 (Academic Program)
Where: New Mexico State University – Pete V. Domenici Hall (3014 McFie Circle)
How:
1) Submit a proposal! Share your expertise with colleagues. Presentations are 75 minutes, can cover any topic and any level of English language teaching, can be by one speaker or by a panel. Fill out the form at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LasCrucesPresenters (the workshop is free for presenters!)
Deadline for proposals is May 15th, 2015.

2) Register! Pre-registration is easy! Cost for the workshop is $10 per person. You can prepay online via PayPal, by snail mail to our address, or by cash, check, card at the event. Click here to register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LasCrucesRegistration

**BONUS** If you are a current member (you’ve paid your 2015 dues), this workshop is FREE!!

***Double Bonus*** If you join NMTESOL and pay your $20 annual dues before or at the event, the workshop registration fee will be waived (more FREE!!!) Check out our membership application here: https://nmtesol.org/join-nmtesol/

We hope to see you in Las Cruces soon!

Questions? Email us:  info@nmtesol.org

 

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