2022 TNTESOL Virtual Conference

"Celebrating Cultural Capital: Advocating for and Empowering ELs"

Join us virtually September 16th and 17th for the 2022 Annual TNTESOL Conference and Business Meeting!

Registration and submissions for proposals for the conference are now open!

To register to attend the conference, click here.

Please download the Request for Proposals application by clicking here. To submit your application, please email your responses as an attachment to Melissa Monti (mmdmonti33@gmail.com) by July 15, 2022.

See the information below for an opportunity to participate in Course 1 of the Reading 360 TN Training for Secondary Literacy being offered this summer!

Upon completion of Course One, participants will have a strong understanding of the cognitive science and reading research that supports an evidence-based approach to literacy instruction, what strong instruction consists of, and the alignment between the research and the TN Academic Standards for Literacy. In each session, participants will explore the relevant research supporting a particular topic, define strong instruction in that topic (as codified in the TN Instructional Practice Guide), identify its progression in the TN Academic Standards for Literacy, and analyze a video or materials model through the lens of research, best practice, and the standards. Throughout each session, participants will have opportunities to reflect on their learning and make connections between the focus topic and comprehensive models of reading development. Course One content will establish a strong foundation for an exploration of best instructional practices and the role of high-quality instructional materials.

Participants can enroll in Course 1 via this link Secondary Literacy Training | Tennessee Online Academic Tool (tnedu.gov)

Benchmark Publications will be presenting information about their "Hello" series for English Learners to TNTESOLers and friends. Please join us on June 30 at either 10 a.m. CDT/11 a.m. EDT or at 3 p.m. CDT/ 4 p.m. EDT. Barbara Andrews will introduce participants to the "Hello" series for multiple language groups. Please register with the Zoom links at either of the times listed below in the yellow and blue boxes. There is no charge for this presentation. Note that you will receive a confirmation of registration email that will supply additional information. 

Benchmark Education has invited you to a Zoom meeting. 

Topic: Benchmark Education – HELLO! – Tennessee Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TNTESOL)

Facilitator: Barbara Andrews 

When: June 30, 2022 

Time:   10:00AM – 11:00AM Central Time (US and Canada)  

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtde6srTgpGdWD9H-dQPJW6P71Oz1XY9mn  .

Time:  3:00PM – 4:00PM Central Time (US and Canada)  

Register in advance for this meeting: 


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Applications are now open for two TNTESOL Board positions!

Applications are now open for the positions of TNTESOL Newsletter Editor and Secretary to be appointed later this year with Board approval. Approved applicants will train alongside those currently holding these positions.

Any member may apply online by logging into the website and then clicking on Members Only -> Applications for Board Members -> List of Appointed Board Positions ->  Select the link for your desired position to open the online application.

If you would like to apply but are not a TNTESOL Member yet, please join TNTESOL by following instructions, above, on the "Become a Member" tab first, and then apply for a position as soon as your membership is activated.

Click here to see a video of TNTESOL board Member Dr. Cheri Crook, who was recognized as the TN Educator of the Week!


Sumner County Schools is looking for EL teachers for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.

Positions will be available for grades K-12. If you would like to apply for an open position, email jami.warren@sumnerschools.org.

The TN Dept. of Education is hiring!

Please click the link to learn more about the position: Senior Director, EL and Immigrant Programs

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