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CoTESOL Member Symposium (October)

  • 24 Oct 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual/Online


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CoTESOL October Member Symposium

Saturday, October 24, 2020

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (MDT)

Sponsored by English Language Programs, A Program of the U.S. Department of State

CoTESOL 2020: Building a Multilingual Future

CoTESOL's first-ever virtual Fall Member Symposium will feature professional development for all members of the CoTESOL community.

Presentations include:

  • Sweigart & Zvejnieks - Administrating in the Time of COVID-19
  • Skelton - Building Academic Vocabulary - Virtually or Face to Face!
  • Pourdastmalchi - Using Graphic Novels to Teach Critical Literacy
  • Bowen - Teaching Requests to Libyan Arabic ESL Students
  • Cooney & Guy - Virtual Academic Discourse to Promote Language Development
  • Easterday & Sweigart - Assessment and Eliciting Feedback in Online/Remote Classes
  • Randolph & Bruhn - Getting Creative with Writing
  • Verillaud, Steingraeber, & Ryan - Teach Abroad with the English Language Fellow Program
  • Flocke & Welsh - Online Technologies Building Student and Teacher Metacognition
  • Kormpas - Up-skilling and Reskilling during the Pandemic
  • Coffelt & Morley - 5 Strategies for Promoting Learner Engagement in the COVID-Age
  • Leonard - Deep Reading: Guided Imagery for Perspective Taking
  • Best of CoTESOL 2019: Russell - Interactive Writing Activities for All Proficiency Levels

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

If you are not an active CoTESOL member, you can join for the $25 annual fee at to access the $30 Member Rate.

Click here for the complete schedule and program!

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 teacher license renewal.  By choosing to attend CLDE-designated presentations, attendees can earn a maximum of 2.25 hours of CLDE PD credit.  Participants will receive a certificate upon completing the Member Symposium and a copy of the CDE CLDE Teacher Matrix prefilled with the training alignment.

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