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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The Teacher Educator Interest Section (TEIS) is a professional network of teacher educators who seek to advance the quality of English language teacher preparation and in-service teacher professional development through collaboration in a broad spectrum of scholarly activities.

LEADERS, 2022-2023

Chair: @James Whiting
Chair-Elect: @Heather Linville
Chair-Elect-Elect: @Polina Vinogradova
Past Chair: @Michelle Benegas
Community Manager: @Abdulsamad Humaidan
Editors: @Bridget Schvarcz and @Khanh Duc Kuttig

NEWSLETTER

TEIS NEWSLETTER

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Announcements

  • 2022 Teacher Educator Interest Section CALL for Nominations for Leadership Positions

    2022 TEIS CALL for Nominations

    The Teacher Educator Interest Section (TEIS) is a professional network of teacher educators who seek to advance the quality of English language teacher preparation and in-service teacher professional development through collaboration in a broad spectrum of scholarly activities. TEIS invites our membership to join the leadership team. Colleagues are invited from across all contexts and settings to join us. Individuals who are interested will be supported by previous leaders as they assume the respective positions.

    Two openings:

    • Chair-Elect 
    • Chair-Elect-Elect

    Requirements:

    Candidates must be TESOL members. They must be able to commit to attending the next four TESOL Conferences, either virtually or in-person (2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025). 

    Nominees for Chair-Elect should have previous leadership-level TESOL-related service experience.

    Description: Please below for the description of each position and the address to where you can send your nominations. 

    Process: Individuals can be nominated or they can self-nominate. Send nominations to tesolteis@gmail.com

    Deadline for nominations is February 27, 2022.

    Current Leadership Team:

    Michelle Benegas: Chair

    James Whiting: Chair Elect-Elect

    Co-Editors: Khanh-Duc Kuttig & Bridget Schvarcz

    Community Manager: Abdulsamad Humaidan

    Join us on the TEIS Leadership Team! 

    The position descriptions are as follows:

    The Chair-Elect: 

    • in the temporary absence of the Chair, presides at the Business Meeting of TEIS and its Steering Committee; 
    • organizes, in cooperation with the Chair, proposals for a TEIS academic session and additional panels on topics identified by the TEIS membership and the Steering Committee; 
    • serves as a member of the Steering Committee; 
    • prepares the minutes of the annual Business Meeting and distributes them to the Steering Committee members within 30 days after the Business Meeting for approval and subsequent entry into the permanent records of TEIS; 
    • prepares a summary of the minutes for publication in the TEIS Newsletter; 
    • assists Chair in the organization of annual webinar topics and recruits speakers; 
    • organizes and publicizes the Doctoral Student webinars annually with assistance of the Chair-Elect-Elect and Advisory Board;
    • solicits contributions for the newsletters, and 
    • assists the Chair in carrying out his/her assigned responsibilities and performs other duties assigned by the Chair and/or Steering Committee.
    • will serve as chair following the 2023 TESOL Convention and past chair the following year. 

     The Chair-Elect-Elect: 

    • organizes, in cooperation with the Chair and the Chair-Elect, proposals for intersection panels in which TEIS may be a primary or secondary partner;
    • serves as a member of the Steering Committee;. takes notes at the annual Business Meeting, and assists the Chair-Elect with the preparation of the minutes; in the temporary absence of the Chair or Chair-Elect at the annual Business Meeting, assumes the responsibilities for preparing the minutes of the meeting; 
    • solicits topics, articles, column editors and other contributions and contributors for various activities (i.e., newsletter, blog, social media, webinars), and 
    • assists with social media networking activities and other duties assigned by the Chair and/or Steering Committee.
    • will serve as chair following the 2024 TESOL Convention and past chair the following year.

    If you would like to nominate a colleague or to self-nominate, email tesolteis@gmail.com.

    In your email, please send us the following information i.e., 

    TEIS leadership position: Chair Elect or Chair Elect-Elect

    Full name:

    Affiliation:

    TESOL or TESOL Affiliate leadership experience:
    50-word bio:

     

    Deadline for nominations is February 27, 2022.

  • TEIS Webinar: Andy Curtis on "A New Book and a New Look at Leadership in Language Education"

    Date & Time: 4pm-5pm EST Tuesday November 9, 2021

    Title: A New Book and a New Look at Leadership in Language Education

    Summary

    In a forthcoming book, Reflecting on Leadership in Language Education (Curtis, 2022), I bring together three centuries of lived experiences of leadership in our field, based on the reflections of ten leaders, including past presidents and board members of TESOL International and IATEFL, as well as others in high-level leadership roles in language education. In this presentation, I will summarize some of the main highlights and recurring themes of those three hundred years of reflection. If you are currently in a leadership role, or may be in the future, this workshop will help you be the best language education leader that you can be!

    Bio

    Dr. Andy Curtis is a Professor in the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education. From 2015 to 2016, he served as the 50th President of TESOL International Association. In 2016, he received one of the Association's 50-at-50 Awards, when he was voted one of the fifty most influential figures in the field, over the first 50 years of the Association. He was recently awarded the TESOL Association's 2022 James Alatis Award for Service to TESOL. Dr. Curtis has (co)authored and (co)edited 200 articles, book chapters and books, presented to 50,000 language educators in 100 countries, and his work has been read by 100,000 language educators in 150 countries. He is based in Ontario, Canada, from where he works with language education organizations worldwide.

    Event Details:
    https://my.tesol.org/events/event-description?CalendarEventKey=16a4ec86-53dd-475a-9081-826be7cf4f1d&Home=%2fevents%2ftesol-events

    Register at:
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqf--qrj0iHNNm6pp-NQqLGDgIUYBItla-