New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 2021 Conference Registration is Open! Looking Forward: Educational Empowerment & Transformative Education

NYS TESOL is thrilled to announce that the 51st Annual Conference will be hybrid, with virtual and in-person options. We currently have a LIMITED NUMBER of seats available!

NYS TESOL advocates, advances, and enriches TESOL education and professionalism statewide. NYS TESOL is an association of professionals concerned with the education of English language learners at all levels of public and private education in New York State. Our interests include classroom practices, research, program and curriculum development, employment, funding, and legislation.

NYS TESOL is thrilled to announce that the 51st Annual Conference will be hybrid, with virtual and in-person options. We currently have a LIMITED NUMBER of seats available! You may register for:

Virtual Day (Thursday, November 4) – Participate from the comfort of your own home via zoom.
Virtual Day (Thursday, November 4) plus ONE in-person day (either Friday, November 5 or Saturday, November 6) at the Sonesta Hotel in White Plains, NY.
Virtual Day (Thursday, November 4) plus TWO in-person days (Friday, November 5 AND Saturday, November 6) at the Sonesta Hotel in White Plains, NY.
ALL Conference Registrations include 2022 NYS TESOL membership.
If you are a current NYS TESOL member, please log-in before registering in order to ensure you receive a discounted rate.
There will be NO on-site registration this year.
*Registration rates will increase by $30 on October 1st.
Event Date: 11/4/2021 – 11/6/2021
Event Time: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern

Register here:

We are offering three full days of workshops, plenary speakers, and practical sessions. This year we will also have virtual, international site visits, an administrator ENL boot camp (focus on ENL regulations and best practices), and speed networking sessions. Plus, be sure to join us for our dinner and dance party on Friday night! We currently have a LIMITED NUMBER of seats available so don’t delay! We encourage all teachers, teacher educators, support staff, and administrators to attend the conference. Whether you are an ENL/Bilingual teacher, an elementary teacher, a high school math teacher, an adult educator, or a college professor, we will have sessions geared toward you. Our complete conference line-up is coming soon! You have the opportunity to earn up to 6 CTLE credits per day of attendance. 2022 NYS TESOL membership is included with ALL conference registrations. Please share this conference information with anyone in your network who may be interested in attending! If you have any questions, please email Register here. If you are a current NYS TESOL member, be sure to use the email address associated with your account in order to receive a discounted rate. You can also book your Sonesta Hotel room for a reduced rate using the code here.

We would also like to announce the winners of our Student Logo Contest! Congratulations to Elio (4th grade) and Roxana (6th grade), two multilingual students from Taconic Hills Central School District in the Capital Region!! We love collaborations, and this year we were so impressed by all of our logo contest submissions that it was difficult to choose just one winner – so we chose two!

We have combined Elio and Roxana’s logo submissions to create our NYS TESOL 51st Annual Conference Logo! Their logo will appear in all promotional materials for our upcoming conference. A special thank you to their teacher, Martine Van Ness, for submitting their designs. And thank you to everyone who entered and to all of the teachers who encouraged their students to participate! Check out the logo at

Author: drcowinj

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs only to the people who prepare for it today,” determined Malcolm X at the O.A.A.U.’s [Organization of Afro-American Unity] founding forum at the Audubon Ballroom. (June 28, 1964). (X, n.d.) Dr. Jasmin Bey Cowin a Fulbright Scholar, SIT Graduate, completed the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP™) at Columbia University, Teachers College. Dr. Cowin served as the President of the Rotary Club of New York and Assistant Governor for New York State; long-term Chair of the Rotary United Nations International Breakfast meetings; and works as an Assistant Professor at Touro College, Graduate School of Education. Dr. Cowin has over twenty-five years of experience as an educator, tech innovator, entrepreneur, and institutional leader with a focus on equity and access to digital literacy and education in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Her extensive background in education, administration, not-for-profit leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and technology innovation provide her with unique skills and vertical networks locally and globally. Dr. Cowin participates fully in the larger world of TESOL academic discipline as elected Vice President and Chair-Elect for the New York State, NYS TESOL organization, for the 2021 conference. Ongoing research, expressed in scholarly contributions to the advancement of knowledge is demonstrated through publications, presentations, and participation in academic conferences, blogging, and other scholarly activities, including public performances and exhibitions at conferences and workshops. Of particular interest to her are The Blockchain of Things and its implications for Higher Education; Current Global Trends in TESOL; Developing Materials and Resources in Teaching English; E-learning; Micro and Macro-Methodologies in TESOL; E-Resources Discovery and Analysis; and Language Acquisition and the Oculus Rift in VR.

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