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Stolpestad and Benegas Lead Sessions

On October 17, English Learners in the Mainstream (ELM) Director Amy Stolpestad and School of Education faculty Michelle Benegas gave two international teacher professional development sessions for American English, a program of the US Department of State. Their Facebook Live session titled, 'Developing Teacher Leadership Skills: Instructional Coaching Techniques for English as a Foreign Language Educators' was viewed around the world by individuals and in embassy viewing parties. Countries with top viewership were Pakistan, Iraq, Peru, Bolivia, and Mexico. The combined reach of both sessions was 74,087, with 14,708 video views and 2,603 likes, 3,260 comments, and 381 shares.