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School of Education Staff and Faculty Present at TESOL

HSE faculty and staff recently presented at the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo, held virtually March 24-27.

Amy Stolpestad, Director of the English Learners in the Mainstream (ELM) Project and Assistant Professor Michelle Benegas gave a pre-conference workshop for ESL teacher leaders focused on building systems for school-wide English learning. They also presented a session on their newly published book, Teacher Leadership for School-Wide English Learning. Their book is a best-seller for TESOL Press. In addition, Stolpestad and Benegas participated in a panel entitled Resisting Resistance: School-level advocacy for refugee-background learners, and Benegas presented on a panel entitled Invoking “Disruptive” Teacher Leadership Among EL Pre- and In-service Teachers. Finally, at the business meeting, Benegas began her role of Chair of the TESOL International Teacher Education Interest Section.

Patsy Egan, Director of ATLAS, presented on a panel, State Adult ESOL Initiatives and Innovations with Literacy Minnesota colleague Andrea Echelberger and representatives from Illinois, Colorado, and Texas.

Professor Betsy Parrish shared outcomes of the Community of Practices project in Vietnam as a panelist on a US Department of State English Language Specialist session celebrating 30 years of programming in East Asia and Pacific regions. She also co-presented with colleagues from CA on High-Leverage Practices to Promote Rigor in Adult Education.

Associate Professor Julia Reimer co-presented a workshop with LeeAnne Godfrey from the University of Minnesota entitled Designing Online Language Teacher Education.