‘New Decade, New Ideas’ Spring Workshop
Our theme this year is “New Decade, New Ideas”. The workshop will be held at CNM’s Montoya Campus in Albuquerque on March 6th from 8-12.
Register here by March 3rd
Here you can download an outline of the program and session descriptions.
Here is a preview of our program:
8:00-8:30: Sign in and breakfast in H 128.
8:30-9:30 (60 min sessions)
- Nathan Farmer: Communicative Language Teaching: Using Tasks to Teach Grammar with the Focus on Form Approach
- Amy Christensen, Laura McIndoo, David Williams: Best Practices in ESL Orientations
8:30-10:00 (90 min sessions)
- Linda Koran: Hands-on Grammar with English on a Roll: Fun and Effective!
- Miriam Corneli, Maxine Swiza: Learning and Lesson Planning with the Brain in Mind: From Synapses and Serotonin to Safety, Satisfaction, and Success
9:45-10:45 (60 min sessions)
- Amy Zhupikov: Interactive Activities to Facilitate in Context Vocabulary Learning
- Rebecca Sherry: Using Blackboard (or your LMS) to Organize Your ESL Classroom.
10:30-12:00 (90 min sessions)
- David Williams: Reflect it Back: Using Mentor Observations to Examine Pedagogical Practices
11:00-12:00 (60 min sessions)
- Christina Trujillo: Effective Reading Comprehension Strategies for English Learners
- Radi Abouelhassan: Project-Based Learning: Insights to Build ESL Students’ Cognition
9:30-11: Networking session
8:30-12: Open PERC (Professional ESL Resource Center) time
Spring Workshop “New Decade, New Ideas” March 6th
SAVE THE DATE!
Our theme this year is “New Decade, New Ideas”. The workshop will be held at CNM’s Montoya Campus in Albuquerque, and will be a half-day workshop. We are looking for presentations that are either 60 minutes or 90 minutes and that highlight fresh ways or strategies to teach English as a second language.
Call for presenters!
Click here to download the submission form. Please complete and email it to us by February 7th. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Directors – Nominate by Dec 6th
Would you like to serve?
The PERC will be open by appointment only for the month of December.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you want to schedule an appointment, and we will try our best to accommodate you. Thanks!
Can you join us for our PERC Opening Reception on October 18th from 4-6? Come see all the professional ESL resources that will be available for you! RSVP here
View the full Fall Conference schedule here
Programs and links to handouts from various past workshops
2019 Spring Workshop Program
- Amy Christensen’s Teaching Critical Thinking Skills More Creatively
- Claire Schneider’s Reading Resources and Activities for Lower Levels
- Laura McIndoo’s Color Vowel Basics: links:
- Dr. Xiaofei Rao and Dr. Wenjie Wang’s Cultivating Information Literate ELLs in the University EAP Classroom: A Project-Based ApproachCultivating Information Literate ELLs in the University EAP Classroom
2017 Spring Workshop Program
2016 Fall Conference Program
2015 Fall NMTESOL + NMAEA Conference
2015 Spring Workshop
- Aaron Combs – What Do You Want to Do
- Amy Wetterau Zhupikov – Lesson Plans Out of the Ordinary – Using the News to Teach
- Kat Green – NEEPO – New Phonetics Technology
- Mary Hudgens Henderson – Semilingualism
- Melanie Mullen – Grammar Hammer
- More to come soon!
2014 Spring Workshop
- Best Practices from Call to Collaborate by Claire Schneider
- What is Cultural Scaffolding? by Monique Stone
- More to come soon!
2013 NMTESOL + NMAEA Fall Conference
- Motivating Learners – What is my role by Neil Anderson, keynote speaker
- Curricularizing Reading Fluency by Neil Anderson, keynote speaker
2013 Spring Workshop
- Multilevel ESL Instruction by Amber Gallup Rodriguez
- Creating a WOW Classroom by Yolanda Denny
- The Communicative Method: Speaking to Different Cultural and Learning Styles with Idioms and Idiomatic Phrases by Gabriel Roybal
2012 Spring Workshop
- End of Term Planning by Monique Stone
From the November 2009 Workshop
- Preparing ESL students for College Writing by Tom Pierce
- Musical Echoing by Lonnie Dai Zovi
From the April 2009 NAMEA Teachers’ Institute
- Six (6) Tasks for Task-based learning by Jennifer Herrin
- Lesson Planning by Jennifer Herrin
From the March 2009 Mini-conference at Santa Fe Community College
- Transition: Bridging the W I D E Gap by Susan Tollefson
- Sponge Activities by Bill Ancker
From the February 2009 Workshop
From the October 2008 Workshop
NMTESOL Open Board Meeting Invitation – May 19th, 2018
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.
Amy Zhupikov, Vice-President
Dean Sundberg, Treasurer
Penny Mortier, Secretary
Ruth Cisneros, Newsletter Editor
Don’t forget to register for NMTESOL’s 2016 Conference!
To register, please complete the form at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016FallReg
Call for Presenters
We invite you to submit a proposal for a 75-minute presentation at the conference. Presentations can cover any aspect of English language teaching at any level.
To submit your proposal, please complete the form at this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016FallCall