Unless indicated, otherwise, sessions are presented at the TESOL 2022 Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The times and locations for sessions will be listed in the TESOL 2022 Convention Program and in the online itinerary planner. Prerecorded presentations are available on the virtual convention platform. All in-person convention attendees will have access to the virtual convention platform.

Illuminating the T in LGBT: Perspectives From the Field

Within TESOL advocacy, the pendulum of focus seldom settles on experiences of trans and nonbinary people. In this Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Trans (LGBT) Professional Learning Network academic session, Dr. Kris Knisely discusses gender-just pedagogies and how to engage with gender in ways that center trans knowledges and honor trans and nonbinary colleagues and students.

Primary PLN: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Trans

Kris Aric Knisely, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States

Jennifer A. Mott-Smith, Towson University, Towson, MD, United States
Carter A. Winkle, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL, United States

Centering Criticality and DEI: Meanings for the TESOL Profession

Especially in recent times, with a spotlight on systemic equity and justice, it is vital that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) be understood and practiced through a critical lens. To work toward justice in the field of TESOL, this panel examines what centering DEI critically means for the TESOL profession.

Primary PLN: TESOL Diversity Collaborative

Lavette Coney, Fessenden School, Newton, MA, United States

Christine Voight, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States

Ethan Trinh, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, United States

Challenges Facing Women in TESOL: Focus on Nonnative Speakers
(prerecorded presentation)

The speakers in this session explore the lived experiences—the testimonios of nonnative-English-speaking female educators in the field of TESOL. Their stories reveal accounts of social inequity, discrimination, or injustice and explore the ways in which women enact their identities and personal goals.

Primary PLN: Womentorship in ELT

Laura Baecher, Hunter College–CUNY, New York, NY, United States

Hind Elyas, Niagara College, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Eleni Symeonidou, British Council, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Luciana C. de Oliveira, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, United States

Araceli Aras, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico

Larissa Lopez-Hallman, Colegio San Antonio Abad, Humacao, , Puerto Rico

Faith-Inspired Collaboration and Reconciliation in ELT

TESOLers face challenging times. This presentation highlights faith-inspired collaboration and reconciliation through English teaching and teacher training. Six panelists share best practices from their Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, and Muslim collaborations and teaching experiences in diverse contexts in Africa, America, Asia, and Europe. Be encouraged through collaboration and reconciliation in ELT.

Primary PLN: Faith in English Language Teaching

Michael Lessard-Clouston, Biola University, La Mirada, CA, United States

I Komang Budiarta, Mahasaraswati Denpasar University, Kota Denpassar, Indonesia

Jan Edwards Dormer, Messiah University, Mechanicsburg, PA, United States

Maxine Pond, Northwest University, Kirkland, WA, United States

Rabia Algadiri, Alnahada Secondary School, Alnahada, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Leona Leighton, Independent, Boston, MA, United States

TESOL Career Path Development PLN: Riding The Waves of Change

Join an engaged and committed group of TESOLers who've inspired one another and empowered hundreds of teachers during the most challenging year we've ever known. Hear more about the TESOL Career Path Development Professional Learning Network's mission, outstanding achievements, and plans for networking and learning for the future—and plan to join us in 2022.

Primary PLN: Career Path Development

Lizabeth England, Liz England & Associates, WINCHESTER, VA, United States

Lynne Clark, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States

Linda Chu, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States

Shirlaine Castellino, Spring International, Littleton, CO, United States

Damon Anderson, Independent, xxx, PA, United States

John Schmidt, Independent, Austin, TX, United States

Melina Jimenez, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States

Julie Lake, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, United States

Racial Equity, Social Justice, and Identity in ELT

How can ELT resist the impact of racism, colonialism, and linguistic imperialism to become a more inclusive profession that elevates professionals and practices that do not fit essentialist notions of English? The panelists address this question and provide a broad spectrum of perspectives relevant to multiple contexts.

Primary PLN: Black English Language Professionals & Friends

Tomeka Robinson, Murphy Family Ventures, LLC, Wallace, NC, United States

Quanisha Charles, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Louisville, KY, United States

Renee Figuera, University of the West Indies St. Augustine, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago