Our state conference isn’t over and you can still participate! Check out the twitter chat questions at the bottom of this post and bring your voice. We need you more than ever. I was swept away by the awesomeness of the #TxTESOL2017 conference but I managed to get you some great audio.
You can listen to the show right here
This podcast has some incredible take-aways from Katie Toppel, Katie Gardner, Jenny Vo and our president, Karen Lewis. The show is a great listen so you can get a feel of the power of people who are passionate. Teachers, administrators, education partners and students alike!
— Karen E Lewis (@KarenElizLewis) November 5, 2017
I didn’t get reflections from enough people but that’s okay because now we have our Wrap Up #TxTESOL4 Twitter chat on Nov 14 @ 8pm. My challenge for you is this: At the bottom of this podcast post we have released the questions. Participate. Collaborate. Advocate.
Our ELLs need us! If you didn’t attend #TxTESOL2017, your challenge is to look at the hashtag now and come ready to participate in the Wrap Up Twitter chat on Nov 14. Bring your questions based on what you’ve seen and heard.
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) November 3, 2017
If you DID attend, I challenge you to pick high impact pieces of learning with links to share and bring those to the chat. Our chats are at #TxTESOL4. It’s time for us all to step up and be more intentional about how we advocate and how we share what we are learning. We can change things. We CAN do this!
— Altagracia H Delgado (@delgadong94) November 4, 2017
Here is a video of the conference opening. Karen Lewis, outgoing TxTESOL4 president, opened the event with an inspiring speech and you can watch that here.
#TXTESOL4 Twitter Chat on Nov 14 @ 8pm CT
Here is a head’s up on the questions:
Also! This is where you can find me in the next few months:
- #BoostingAchievement slow twitter chat book study Nov 6 – Dec 9. Jump in any time. Repeaters welcome. Find all the questions here: bit.ly/BAstudy17. Answer one or just give us your reflections, connections, booksnaps, etc!
- #SBJourney Twitter chat. Guest moderating this chat about how to support ELLs. Nov 9 at 8pm CT
- #TxTESOL4 chat to wrap up the conference Nov 14 at 8pm CT
- Kahoot Interactive PD Livestream Nov 15 at 4:30 pm CT. Attend if you’re in Houston (Ninfa’s on Memorial & Dairy Ashford) or watch from their Facebook page!
- Attending Pathways to Greatness training to Support Newcomers by my mentor Dr. Michelle Yzquierdo, Dec 1, 2017
- Presenting at Region 4 Bilingual/ESL Conference (the students are presenting again!) Dec 15, 2017
- Attending The What’s Working in Texas Conference Jan 25, 2018 #SeidlitzConf
- Presenting at NABE 2018
- Presenting at the Abydos Literacy Conference in April 2018
- March 21 SAVE THE DATE – Using Tech with ELLs Conference in Houston. John Seidlitz and I will present this popular training again!
See you at the Nov 14 chat! If you are finding this site after Nov 14th, no worries. There’s always great learning in our PLN.
Stay awesome, Rock Stars!!