Wednesday, 22 March 2017
8 am–9 am
PROFESSIONAL English Language Teachers in a 2.0 World
Educational systems everywhere want to educate more students to higher standards while cutting resources for teacher education and development. Why do they think they can? Why do we know they cannot? The 2.0 world prizes nontraditional learning, interdisciplinarity, and technology. What do professional English language teachers offer this world?
Dudley Reynolds is the 2016–2017 president of TESOL International Association and a teaching professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, where he teaches first-year writing. His research focuses on the development, assessment, and teaching of second language reading and writing. He is the author of One on One with Second Language Writers: A Guide for Writing Tutors, Teachers, and Consultants (2009) and Assessing Writing, Assessing Learning (2010) as well as numerous articles and book chapters. He has taught elementary, IEP, and MA TESOL students. He is a passionate believer in the power of ELT professional associations to help teachers and learners.
Immediately Following this Keynote
Actions and Advocacy in a 2.0 World
We live in a world where governments increasingly pander to unfounded fears of immigrants, refugees, and even students who are “speakers of other languages.” As educators of speakers of other languages and as teachers who are speakers of other languages, we bear a responsibility to speak up and act out. In this session, TESOL professionals from across the world will share stories and pose challenges for what it means to be active advocates in a 2.0 world.
Dudley Reynolds (moderator)
Giselle Lundy Ponce, American Federation of Teachers
Ester de Jong, TESOL President-Elect
Eric Dwyer, Florida International University
Misty Adoniou, TESOL Board Member
Brenda Custodio, Newcomer and ELL Services
Ahmar Mahboob, TESOL Quarterly co-editor