CoTESOL sponsors many events throughout the year with the goal of providing professional development and networking opportunities for our members.
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.
2023 COTESOL EVENTS
The CoTESOL Board is excited to continue offering informative and engaging ways to connect and support our professional community in 2023. Thank you to the 70 attendees, invited speakers, and exhibitors who made the 2023 Spring Conference at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle a success!
We are excited to announce that this year's Fall Convention will be held at the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Conference Center in Thornton on November 3-4, 2023 with the theme "Moving Mountains for Multilinguals." Registration is now open!
Details about the program for the 46th Annual CoTESOL Fall Convention will be shared as soon as they are available.