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Urgent Need for a Volunteer

  • 1.  Urgent Need for a Volunteer

    Posted 05-11-2018 12:17
    Dear Colleagues,

    Due to unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances, our adult education panelist on the Intersection "The Blended Learning Classroom and the ESL Teacher" will be unable to attend TESOL 2019 in Atlanta. This creates an urgent need for a replacement. Since AEIS is the lead on this Intersection, it's important that that the replacement be an experienced adult education teacher with a strong background in the Blended Learning classroom. Although I would ideally like a replacement to come from AEIS, it isn't critical. The replacement can come from the broader TESOL community so long as you are attending the conference. The only limiting factor here is that the replacement must have a strong background in adult education, specifically implementing the blended learning methodology in the adult education classroom. The adult education panelist is scheduled to present immediately after the opening remarks/overview.

    The session summary is as follows: A panel of experts from AEIS, CALL and Video PLN will explore the concept of Blended Learning by first looking at its origin and then explaining best practices in multiple adult education settings. Video PLN will show video clips of students giving testimonials about how this teaching methodology has affected their learning.

    TESOL has officially approved this Intersection for presentation on Thursday, March 14th from 4:00-5:45. If you are interested, and I hope you are, please email me directly at nick_01072017@outlook.com. Please also email Jenny Meyer, Co-Chair elect of the CALL IS at jennylynn41069@gmail.com. She can grant you access to our Intersection collaboration WIKI.

    In closing, let me say that I know it's a little late in the planning process for TESOL 2019. Nevertheless, as I used to tell my students, "life happens" and situations like this occur. I feel confident that there is someone out there who is willing to step forward and meet this urgent need!

    Warm Regards,

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    Nicholas Hadden
    AEIS Co-Chair
    2018-2019
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