Hi, everyone. Here’s a short audio greeting and summary of upcoming presentations at TESOL in Dallas.
I hope to see many of you there. Here’s where you can find me at the conference. Check back at the end of the week for links to presentation slides and handouts.
Developing Strategic Planning Skills for Language Program Managers
Thursday, Mar 21 10:00–11:45 CCA302
Bruce Rindler, Joe McVeigh
Both novice and experienced administrators benefit from exploring a framework for successful strategic planning and applying it to their personal situations. Participants learn and practice techniques for defining a program’s environment and capabilities, choosing a strategic direction, writing program goals, and gaining institutional support.
I Want to Write a Book: Publishing with TESOL
Friday, March 22, 2:00–3:45 CC C145
Maureen Snow Andrade, John I. Liontas, Robyn Brinks Lockwood, Joe McVeigh, Jennifer Lebedev, Gail Schafers, Lynn Zimmerman
In this interactive session, meet with TESOL Book Publications Committee members and authors. Learn how to identify a topic, develop your ideas, submit a proposal, and finalize your manuscript. Bring your ideas, expertise, and enthusiasm, and get guidance from experienced authors and editors.
Marketing Our Books: How Can Authors Help?
Friday, March 22, 4:00–4:45 CC A303
Laurel Pollard, Joe McVeigh
As authors, how can we best help teachers find the wonderful materials we have written? We discuss what materials writers can do to promote our work after publication.
Developing Intercultural Awareness (Invited Speaker Session)
Saturday, March 23, 1:00–1:45 CC Ballroom A4
How can we become more aware of intercultural differences and help bridge cultural gaps? In this engaging and interactive presentation, we examine key concepts of intercultural communication and look at practical ways to help learners communicate more effectively when they interact with those from different cultural backgrounds.
I’d especially love to see friends at this last session. It’s late in the conference and the room holds 600 people! Help me fill it up!