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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.




CoTESOL 2021 Spring Symposium:

Colorado Voices

The CoTESOL Board is excited to continue offering creative, informative, engaging, and yet safe ways to support our professional community in 2021. 

2021 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

We invite English language educators from across Colorado to present at our next virtual symposium on April 24, 2021.  Please submit your proposal by March 12 via the Call for Proposals form.

Registration for the 2021 CoTESOL Spring Symposium is now open!  Please check back for more details as they become available, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see the latest announcements.

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors:


Upcoming Events

    • 24 Apr 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Virtual/Online
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    CoTESOL Spring Symposium

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (MDT)

    Theme: Colorado Voices

    Share your voice! We want to hear about the smallest and the biggest Colorado wins that have supported our local ELA communities during this pandemic.

    Proposals are due March 12, 2021

    If you are interested in presenting at this event, please complete the call for proposals before March 12.

    Plus, join your colleagues for a networking lunch/happy hour led by the Special Interest Group Co-Chairs!

    Register to attend this event

    Active Member Rate: $30

    **Group Active Member Rate: $28

    Non-Member Rate: $55

    Presenter Rate: FREE! (you will be provided a code after review/acceptance of your proposal)

    You can purchase new or renewed annual membership for $25 to access the active member rate for this event. (Group & student discounts available!) Just click the following link: Join Us

    **Group: 5 or more individuals from same organization

    Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Hours

    Some of the presentations are 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 a maximum of *2-3 hours of CLDE PD credit.  Participants will receive a certificate upon completing the Spring Symposium and a copy of the CDE CLDE Teacher Matrix prefilled with the training alignment.

    *2-3 hours: Actual PD hours TBD by final program (available late March)

Past Events

    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

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