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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.




2021 CoTESOL Fall Convention

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

We invite all educators to attend the 44th Annual Fall Convention, which will take place on November 5-6, 2021 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver-Aurora. Our Fall Planning Committee has chosen the theme "Brilliance through Resilience" to highlight the creativity and determination of our membership and is currently planning a hybrid event with both in-person and online sessions. Join the CoTESOL community in exploring that theme this coming fall during 1.5 days of high-quality professional development and networking opportunities.  Attendees can earn CLDE credit for CDE K-12 teaching licensing. The complete schedule will be posted as soon as it is available.

Registration is now open for the 2021 CoTESOL Fall Convention! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information.

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Upcoming Events

    • 5 Nov 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • 6 Nov 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Denver-Aurora
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    2021 CoTESOL Fall Convention

    Friday & Saturday, November 5-6, 2021

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)

    Theme: "Brilliance through Resilience"

    Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Denver-Aurora

    Discounted lodging link for attendees: COTESOL FALL CONVENTION 2021

    Schedule:

    This event will be in person with additional pre-recorded content available online.

    Friday Night (November 5th):

    5:00-6:00 pm Welcome / Networking

    6:00-7:15 pm Opening Keynote

    7:30-9:00 pm Celebration/Band


    Saturday (November 6th):

    9-9:45 am Morning Keynote

    10-10:45 am Breakout Sessions 1

    11-11:45 am Breakout Sessions 2

    12-1:15pm Lunch/Business Meeting

    1:30-2:15 pm Breakout Sessions 3

    2:30-3:15 pm Breakout Sessions 4

    3:30-4:15 pm Closing Keynote

    Proposals are currently being reviewed.  All those who submitted a proposal will be notified of their acceptance by email.

    Register to attend this event:

    • Active Member Rate: $125
    • Non-Member Rate: $160
    • Non-Member Early-bird Discounted Rate: $125
    • Students, Part-time Practitioners, & Retired Persons: $85

    **Group Active Member Rate: $120/person for groups of 4+ from the same institution

    Registration deadline: Tuesday, October 26 @ 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. (Group & student discounts available!) Just click the following link: Join Us


    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 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.


    • 5 Nov 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • 6 Nov 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Denver-Aurora
    • 2
    Register


    2021 CoTESOL Fall Convention

    Friday & Saturday, November 5-6, 2021

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)

    Theme: "Brilliance through Resilience"


    Schedule

    This event will be in person with additional pre-recorded content available online.

    Friday Night (November 5th):

    5:00-6:00 pm Welcome / Networking

    6:00-7:15 pm Intro/Keynote

    7:30-9:00 pm Celebration/Band

    Saturday (November 6th):

    8:30-9:45 am Intro/Keynote

    10-10:45 am Breakout Sessions 1

    11-11:45 am Breakout Sessions 2

    12-1:30pm Lunch/Business Meeting

    1:30-2:15 pm Breakout Sessions 3

    2:30-3:15 pm Breakout Sessions 4


    Exhibitor Presentations: Please submit exhibitor presentation titles and abstracts directly to the CoTESOL Publisher Liason (publiaison@cotesol.org) before October 19.

    Register to exhibit at this event

    The rates for exhibitor tables has been discounted this year:

    • $200 for one table
    • $150 each additional

    Registration deadline for exhibitors: Tuesday, October 19 @ 11:59 PM.

    Hotel contact info:

    +1 303-337-2800

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver-Aurora
    13686 E. Iliff Place
    Aurora, CO 80014-1319

Past Events

    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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