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 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
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 email@example.com.
New Mexico has a professional and comprehensive ESL (English as a Second Language) Resource Center available for New Mexico educators and learning communities statewide. In a unique cooperative venture, private donors Catherine and Mac Lewis, NM TESOL (New Mexico Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and CNM (Central New Mexico Community College) have come together to establish the new Professional ESL Resource Center (PERC) on CNM’s Montoya Campus. The PERC houses an extensive array of commercial and custom-developed ESL teaching materials, accumulated and created by the Lewises over more than a decade in support of Catherine’s highly successful ESL work with English language learners. The materials range from pre-K to adult and off er a broad variety of resources to help students learn, practice and improve their English skills.
Currently, the PERC is closed due to the Pandemic and the Delta variant. We will reopen as soon as we can do if safely.
Would you like to serve?
The PERC will be open by appointment only for the month of December.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- 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
2015 Fall NMTESOL + NMAEA Conference
- 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!
- Best Practices from Call to Collaborate by Claire Schneider
- What is Cultural Scaffolding? by Monique Stone
- More to come soon!
- Motivating Learners – What is my role by Neil Anderson, keynote speaker
- Curricularizing Reading Fluency by Neil Anderson, keynote speaker
- 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
- End of Term Planning by Monique Stone
From the November 2009 Workshop
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
From the February 2009 Workshop
From the October 2008 Workshop
Heraclitus wrote “there is nothing permanent except change” which helps explain why NM TESOL is experiencing a refresh. NM TESOL was reestablished in 2008, and ten years later here we are again hitting the refresh button to update our website and social media presence, our membership list, and our professional development opportunities.
Since this is a non-profit organization managed by volunteers, we are counting upon your input to help make NM TESOL a more vibrant useful resource in the educational community in New Mexico. Laura McIndoo and Amy Christensen are acting as Co-Presidents until the official election in December. They hope to be joined by three other interested New Mexican educators to fill the remaining board member roles of Secretary, Newsletter Editor, and Web Coordinator.
Please consider being someone who helps us make these changes. The board meetings are held online once a month and the job descriptions are below.
If you don’t have the time to serve as a board member, we would still value your input on how to make NM TESOL a more user-friendly organization. We will be creating a Survey Monkey poll after the New Year to solicit your ideas.
In the meantime, look for an email announcing our social media updates as well as information about our first workshop in the spring. To conclude, Andy Warhol states “they always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” We look forward to getting your help to change and improve NM TESOL!
If you are interested in one of the following positions, please contact us at email@example.com.
- 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
- Newsletter Editor (known also as Director B ): Director B has responsibility for creating the association’s newsletter as well as soliciting content.
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