Fourteen teachers walk into a TESOL Convention in Baltimore. They listen to keynote speakers who inspire and surprise, go on school visits, revisit an old issue from a new perspective, learn from each other at the Electronic Village (EV), meet old friends, give presentations, make new friends, begin networking, question everything, or meet a teacher whose story has a lot to say about our field.
Three weeks later, the conference is over and they are back from their zombie-mode post-conference blues. They have caught up with grading and everything else (because it’s possible, right?). Now these 14 teachers meet again online to share a thought about their time at #TESOL16, a conference insight, a summary of a session that impacted them. Something about the TESOL Convention that made it memorable.
I have met most of these teachers at TESOL Conventions, in grad school, or my Twitter PLN. Many of them know each other online as well. It is moving to witness how teachers of ESOL are so willing to share, to reflect, and to engage with one another. These short posts represent some of that collaborative spirit, and I hope you all enjoy learning about #TESOL16 through their words.
Adriana Picoral – On Beliefs
Courtney Elizabeth King – 1st Time TESOL Attendee
Elizabeth Killingbeck – Making Screencasts Work
Jose Torres – Networking
Kevin Berry – Getting My Professional Feet Wet
Kimberley Kreicker – K-12 Perspectives at TESOL
Laura Soracco – EV and Social Responsibility
Matthew Noble – Deconstructing Conferences
Omar Longus – Meeting Saiful
Rob Sheppard –A New Perspective
Shaeley Santiago – Linguistic and Cultural Origins
Victor Tam – Inspired by Andy Curtis
Wilma Luth – Connections
Zhenya Polosatova – Highlights and Learning