Hands-On Virtual Workshops Led by Experts in the Field

Virtual Preconvention Institutes (PCIs) offer in-depth, hands-on professional development workshops designed and led by experts in the field of English language teaching and learning.

Please check the time carefully as these are live events and all times listed are in U.S. Eastern Daylight Time. 

2021 Preconvention Institutes (PCIs)

Date and Time

PCI Titles 

Tuesday, 23 March
(8:00 am-12:00 pm)

PCI 1: Reading Success With Extensive Reading: Why and How
Presenters: Doreen Ewert and Thomas Robb


Tuesday, 23 March 
(1:00 pm-5:00 pm)


PCI 2: Creating Oral Feedback Templates for Oral Production Tasks
Presenters: Miralynn Malupa and Andrew Eugene Patterson


Wednesday, 24 March 
(8:00 am-12:00 pm)


PCI 3: Engaging Family, Parents, and Communities to Promote EL Success
Presenters: DJ Kaiser, Soheil Mansouri, Yin Lam Lee-Johnson and Shane Kennedy

PCI 4: RTI/MTSS Implementation: Identifying and Supporting EL Academic Achievement
Presenters: Marybelle Marrero-Colon and Maria Cieslak

PCI 5: Employing Storytelling to Foster Dialogue, Build Empathy, and Create Community
Presenters: Amy Alice Chastain, Tea Rozman Clark and Sylvie Dosseh

PCI 6: Observation and Feedback to Advance Teacher Learning - SOLD OUT
Presenters: Laura Baecher and Mary Scholl


Wednesday, 24 March 
(1:00 pm-5:00 pm)


PCI 7: Supporting Students With Limited or Interrupted Education
Presenters: Brenda Custodio and Judith O'Loughlin

PCI 8: Evidence-Based Tools and Practices for Building Productive Academic Word Knowledge
Presenter: Kate Kinsella

PCI 9: Techniques for Teaching Content Through English
Presenter: Christopher Stillwell

PCI 10: Planning for the Success of ELs—What Works?
Presenters: Areli Schermerhorn, Susan Lafond and Giselle Lundy-Ponce

Registration Fees--Registration Closes at 5 pm ET on 19 March!

Registration Type 

Early: 1 Feb

Advance: 1 Mar

After 1 March

TESOL Member and Nonmember




TESOL Global Member$50$75$75

You do not have to register for the full TESOL convention to attend ​PCI, but you do have to register for ​PCI through the convention registration form.​ You can register for PCIs on the convention registration link. 

If you already registered for TESOL 2021 convention, you can modify your registration and add PCI to your registration. You will find the link to modify your registration on the confirmation email. 


If you have questions about the PCIs, please contact TESOL Strategic Events.