2020 WVTESOL CONFERENCE CANCELED
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The State of West Virginia's Immigrants
February 18, 2020
West Virginia’s immigrants come from all over the world and while a small share of the populations, they are broadly represented throughout the state’s workforce and economy. But a fuller conversation about immigrants tends to be overshadowed by the controversy in the U.S. around immigration reform. This conversation all too often tends to paint immigrants as a homogenous group. Read more here.
Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States
February 14, 2020
The Migration Policy Institute has compiled answers to some of the most frequently asked immigration-related questions, drawing on the most authoritative, current data available about the 44.7 million immigrants residing in the United States as of 2018. Among the questions it answers: Who is immigrating to the United States today and from where? How many people arrive in the country through the various immigration channels? Do they speak English? Where do they live and work? How many immigrants become U.S. citizens? How many apply and receive asylum in the United States? Click here to read more.
Free Professional Development Course for all K-12 West Virginia Educators
February 10, 2020
The National Center on Educational Outcomes and the West Virginia Department of Education collaborated to create a free, self-paced, online professional development course for all K-12 West Virginia educators called Supporting English Language Learners Through Accessibility Decision Making. English learners (ELs) and ELs with disabilities represent one of the fastest growing groups in U.S. schools. Are the educators in your district prepared to support these students?
K-12 Educators: The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program Application is Open
December 18, 2019
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program provides an opportunity for K–12 educators from the United States to conduct research and engage in other professional learning experiences abroad for three to six months. Fulbright DA fellows complete individual inquiry projects on a topic relevant to education in the United States and the host country, take courses at a host university, and share educational practices with colleagues.
The 2020-2021 Fulbright DA program countries and territories include Brazil, Colombia, Finland, Greece, India, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, and Vietnam. Learn about each one here!
Or, access the application here.
2019 WVTESOL Conference
April 13, 2019
Thanks for making WVTESOL 2019 a success! It was a great weekend in Huntington, WV, on the campus of Marshall University.
You can see photos of the event in our photo gallery.
We hope you'll join us again for next year's spring conference in Fairmont, WV, when Fairmont State University hosts our annual event.
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Maria Skowronski, WVTESOL Secretary, recently attended the TESOL Advocacy and Policy Summit in Alexandria, VA. The summit, which hosts representatives from TESOL affiliates all over the country, took place on June 18th through 20th. The annual gathering is for for educators to learn about U.S. federal education issues and advocate for policies that support English learners and the field of English language education. Have questions about the summit? Direct them to Maria at email@example.com.
Past President, Erin Clemens, Represents WV at TESOL International
Erin Clemens, Past President of WVTESOL and current Executive Director of the West Virginia Literacy Coalition, represented the ESOL educators of West Virginia in Chicago when she attended the 2018 TESOL International Conference in Chicago.