For Immediate Release: NYS TESOL HOLDS FIRST HYBRID CONFERENCE FOR EDUCATORS “Looking Forward: Educational Empowerment & Transformative Education”

Don’t miss the NYS TESOL 51st Annual Conference taking place both virtually and in-person!

Where & When:

Virtual: Nov 4th, 2021

In-Person: Nov 5th – 6th, 2021

Sonesta White Plains Downtown

66 Hale Avenue

White Plains, NY 10601

The virtual day will showcase international site visits to classrooms in countries from Brazil to Tanzania, an administrator bootcamp, and a host of global sessions that enhance, inspire, and celebrate TESOL professionals in this era of educational transformation. The 2-day in-person conference gives its attendees the chance to engage in plenary talks from prominent professionals in the TESOL field, speed network, empower themselves with professional development workshops and presentations, and enjoy a dinner party featuring music from an international DJ.

This year’s conference features keynotes and plenaries from speakers such as author and podcaster Tan Huynh, Associate Commissioner/Office Of Bilingual Education & World Languages at the NYS Education Department, Dr. Elisa Alvarez, and CEO and Founder of Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers, Dr. Bettye Perkins.  The conference is sponsored by Imagine Learning and Benchmark Education.

NYS TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) 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 advocates, advances and enriches TESOL education and professionalism statewide.

To register for the NYS TESOL 51st Annual Conference, go to: https://mms.nystesol.org/members/evr/reg_event.php?orgcode=NYST&evid=28075129

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 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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