Monday, December 19, 2022

3 Professional Development Opportunities plus Holiday Wishes

To wrap up 2022, I’d like to share a few professional development opportunities with upcoming deadlines that may be of interest.  Two are for English Language educators and one is for geography teachers. They’re listed in order of application deadline.  

Also, I hope you all enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating school vacation!

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English Language Fellows Program

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Georgetown University, English Language Fellows work to advance the teaching of English and the language skills of non-native teachers of English.  Candidates can indicate on their application a geographic preference but that’s not guaranteed because successful applicants are matched with positions that best fits their skills and experience.  Fellows may teach students directly or do teacher training.  Application deadline for priority consideration is December 31, 2022. Click HERE for more info and to apply.

Grosvenor Teaching Fellows

Sponsored by National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions, this program gives PreK-12 geography teachers the opportunity to participate in 1 of 13 sailing expeditions.  Fellows share a cabin on board the ship and also participate in pre- and post-expedition activities.  Expedition locations range from the Arctic to the Antarctic and from Indonesia and Papua New Guinea to Canada.  Application deadline is January 7, 2023.  Click HERE for more info and to apply.

TESOL 2023 Convention

Sponsored by TESOL International Association, this is one of the largest conventions for English Language educators in the world.  It will be held in Portland, Oregon, in the U.S. on March 21 – 24, 2023.  There will also be a virtual convention on April 3 – 4, 2023.  In addition to workshops, panel discussions, poster sessions, presentations of papers, and keynotes by noted ELL practitioners, publishers and vendors will also be present at the in-person convention.  Early bird registration deadline for TESOL members and non-members is March 1, 2023 but you can still register after that, albeit at a higher price.  Click HERE for more info and to register for either the in-person or virtual convention.

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To all my readers, thank you very much for taking the time to read my blog this year.  I hope you found some useful and interesting ideas in my blog posts. 

I wish you all a very happy holiday season and I’ll see you back here in 2023!