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Professional Development Events

CoTESOL sponsors many events throughout the year with the goal of providing professional development and networking opportunities for our members.

Our largest annual event is the 2-day Fall Convention that usually takes place in November in the Denver metro area.  We also organize a smaller Spring Conference at various locations across the state of Colorado.  In 2020, we pivoted to offering a variety of virtual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CoTESOL conventions regularly attract hundreds of attendees from all levels of ESL (i.e. K-12, adult ed, intensive English programs, higher ed, workplace ed, literacy, etc.).  In addition to Colorado, many attendees come from neighboring states and around the country.  CoTESOL events are an ideal place for first-time presenters because of the welcoming atmosphere and hospitable environment.

Many of CoTESOL’s events are aligned to the Colorado Department of Education's Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education Standards and support the attainment of the 45 hours of CLDE professional development required for CDE teacher licensure.  Participants receive a certificate upon completion of the event and a copy of the CDE CLDE Teacher Matrix prefilled with the training alignment.




2022 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The CoTESOL Board is excited to continue offering creative, informative, engaging, and yet safe ways to support our professional community in 2022. 

Planning is now underway for this year's 45th Annual Fall Convention, which will take place on November 11th and 12th in Denver.

The theme of the convention is Reconnecting: The Power of Collaboration.  We encourage all educators to submit a proposal to present at the event.  Please complete and submit the Call for Proposals Submission Form by August 21, 2022.

Registration details for the 2022 CoTESOL Fall Convention will be shared as soon as they are available.  Follow CoTESOL on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.


Upcoming Events

    • 11 Nov 2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • 12 Nov 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel
    • 16
    Register

    2022 CoTESOL Fall Convention

    Friday & Saturday, November 11-12, 2022

    Two-day In-person Event from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)

    Masks encouraged - Please follow current CDC guidelines to help ensure a safe, healthy event: How to protect yourself and others

    Theme: "Reconnecting: The Power of Collaboration"


    Schedule Overview

    Please note that the schedule may change slightly based on the number of presentation proposals received.

    Friday (November 11th):

    Check in

    Welcome and Opening Keynote

    Breakout Sessions 1

    Breakout Sessions 2

    Pre-Lunch Keynote

    Lunch

    Breakout Sessions 3

    Breakout Sessions 4

    Closing Keynote

    Saturday (November 12th):

    Morning Keynote

    Breakout Sessions 1

    Breakout Sessions 2

    Pre-Lunch Keynote

    Lunch/Annual Business Meeting

    Breakout Sessions 3

    Breakout Sessions 4

    Closing Keynote


    Exhibitor Presentations: Please submit exhibitor presentation proposals to the call for proposals submission form.

    Register to exhibit at this event by November 1:

    Please note that the following rates for exhibitor tables are unchanged from our 2019 discounted rates:

    • $350 for one table (includes one exhibitor presentation time)
    • $150 each additional table

    Plot of exhibitor tables: Foyer Display Tables Schematic.pdf

    This plot is provided as a reference, however, please note that CoTESOL's Publisher Liaison is responsible for the assignments. Tables will be set up and available on the afternoon prior to the start of the event. For questions, contact publiaison@cotesol.org


    Registration deadline for exhibitors: Tuesday, November 1 @ 11:59 PM.

    • 11 Nov 2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • 12 Nov 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel
    Register

    2022 CoTESOL Fall Convention

    Friday & Saturday, November 11-12, 2022

    Two-day In-person Event from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)

    Masks encouraged - Please follow current CDC guidelines to help ensure a safe, healthy event: How to protect yourself and others

    Theme: "Reconnecting: The Power of Collaboration"

    Location


    Sheraton Denver Tech Center

    7007 S. Clinton Street

    Greenwood Village, CO 80112

    303.799.6200

    Marriott.com/DENSI

    Schedule Overview

    Please note that the schedule may change slightly based on the number of presentation proposals received.

    Friday November 11th:

    Check in

    Welcome and Opening Keynote

    Breakout Sessions 1

    Breakout Sessions 2

    Pre-lunch Keynote

    Lunch

    Breakout Sessions 3

    Breakout Sessions 4

    Closing Keynote

    Saturday November 12th:

    Morning Keynote

    Breakout Sessions 1

    Breakout Sessions 2

    Pre-lunch Keynote

    Lunch/Annual Business Meeting

    Breakout Sessions 3

    Breakout Sessions 4

    Closing Keynote


    Register to attend this event by November 1:

    Two-Day Rates for Professionals, Part-time/Retired, Students, and Groups

    • Non-Member Rate: $175 (~10% less than 2019)
    • Non-Member Early-Bird Discount: $150
    • Active Member Rate: $140
    • Presenter Rate: $125
    • Part-Time Practitioners, Retired Persons, or Students: $120
    • Group Registration Rate: $140/person for groups of 4+ from the same institution (Click on 'Add Guest' button to add each additional member)

    Single-Day Rates for Either Friday or Saturday - No 1/2 days (When registering, discount will be applied)

    • One-Day Non-Member: $145
    • One-Day Non-Member Early-Bird: $120
    • One-Day Active Member: $110
    • One-Day Presenter: $95
    • One-Day Part-Time Practitioner, Retired Person, or Student: $90
    • One-Day Group Registration: $110/person (4-person minimum)

    Registration deadline: Tuesday, Nov. 1st @ 11:59 PM.  Tickets to the luncheon will not be available after this date.

    You can purchase new or renewed annual membership for $25 to access the active member rate for this event. Just click the following link: Join Us

    Cancellations: Cancellations can be accommodated up to 10-days prior to the start of the event.


    Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Hours

    Qualifying presentations will be aligned to the CLDE standards and support the attainment of the 45 hours of CLDE professional development required for Colorado Department of Education K-12 teacher license renewal. 

    By choosing to attend CLDE-designated presentations, attendees can earn several hours of CLDE PD credit. (Actual PD hours determined by the sessions attended.)  Participants will receive a certificate upon completing the Fall Convention and a copy of the CDE CLDE Teacher Matrix prefilled with the training alignment.

    2022 Exhibitors and Sponsors

    (details coming soon!)

Past Events

    2022

    2021

    2020

    2019

    2018

    • 42nd Annual Fall Convention, Radisson Hotel Denver - Aurora
    • Spring Conference, Grand Junction High School

    2017

    • 41st Annual Fall Convention, Radisson Hotel Denver - Aurora
    • Spring Conference, Montrose High School

    2016

    • 40th Annual Fall Convention, Radisson Hotel Denver - Aurora
    • Spring Conference, Colorado Mountain College - Spring Valley, Glenwood Springs

    2015

    • 39th Annual Fall Convention, Radisson Hotel Denver - Aurora
    • Spring Conference, Colorado Mountain College - Spring Valley, Glenwood Springs

    2014

    • 38th Annual Fall Convention, Radisson Hotel Denver - Aurora

    Past Fall Convention Programs

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