Consul General of the Republic of Kazakhstan in New York – Almat Aidarbekov to speak at Rotary Club of New York United Nations International Breakfast Meeting June 16th, 2021

Consul General of the Republic of Kazakhstan in New York – Almat Aidarbekov to speak at Rotary Club of New York United Nations International Breakfast Meeting

As the Chair of the Rotary Club of New York’s United Nations International Breakfast Meeting is is my great honor to announce the speaking engagement of the Consul General of the Republic of Kazakhstan in New York Almat Aidarbekov.

This will be a very special meeting as it not only celebrates Kazakhstan’s 30th year of independence but also my retirement as Chair of the Rotary Club of NEw York International Breakfast meetings. It was an honor to arrange for the meetings in service to RCNY and host such notable diplomats.

Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country, and the ninth-largest country in the world. It has a population of 18.8 million residents, and has one of the lowest population densities in the world, at fewer than 6 people per square kilometre (15 people per sq mi). Since 1997, the capital is Nur-Sultan, formerly known as Astana. It was moved from Almaty, the country’s largest city. 2021 marks the 30th year of Independence Day. Kazakhstan became a sovereign state after the Supreme Council adopted a law on the state independence of Kazakhstan on Dec. 16, 1991. I had the great joy to visit Kazakhstan for it’s fantastic World Expo in 2017.

Kazakhstan World Tech Fair 2017

Established on July 27, 2009 Consulate General of the Republic of Kazakhstan in New York within its consular district provides consular and legal assistance to citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan and provides state and consular services to Kazakhstan citizens and residents of the United States. Our Consulate offers mutually beneficial cooperation between Kazakhstan and the states of the consular district in economic, cultural and humanitarian fields.
Consular district of the Consulate General of Kazakhstan in New York includes the following states:
Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, Illinois, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Iowa, New Hampshire, Indiana, Maine, New York, Ohio, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Rhode Island.


General information about Consul General Aidarbekov
Education
Undergraduate degree in International Relations at Ankara University
Master’s degree in Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University
Career
Almat Aidarbekov started his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 1998 as a desk officer at the Asia, Middle East and Africa Division of the Fourth Department.
In 1999-2000 held position of Attaché at the Department for Bilateral Cooperation.
In 2000 worked at the Attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Republic of Turkey.
In March, 2003 returned to the Foreign Ministry and held consecutive positions of Second and First Secretary at the Department of Europe and America. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Aidarbekov was in Head of Consular Section position at the Embassy of Kazakhstan in United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.
In 2007-2014 served as Second, First Secretary and later as Counselor of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the United States.
In 2014-2019 held several positions at the Foreign Policy Division of the Presidential Administration of Kazakhstan.
Since November 1, 2019 Mr. Aidarbekov serves as Consul General of the Republic of Kazakhstan in New York.
Speaks English, Russian and Turkish. Holds the diplomatic rank of Counselor of First Class. Married, has three children

Touro GSE TESOL Candidate Eleonora Israilova’s Materials Critique and Redesign Analysis

One assignment in the Touro TESOL course EDPN 673 Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language is a Materials Critique & Redesign. In this assignment candidates will: (1) prepare a written critique description of the material or resource, analyzing its effectiveness on ELLs and (2) based on their analysis, redesign one section/activity of the original material so that it meets the need of ELLs. The materials chosen will promote culturally and linguistically responsive classrooms and instructional practices. I chose Eleonora Israilova’s submission as it was not only outstanding but features classroom realia and a robust, thoughtful redesign of her chosen textbooks.

by Jasmin Bey Cowin, Ed.D. , Assistant Professor and TESOL Practicum Coordinator, Touro College, GSE

One assignment in the Touro TESOL course EDPN 673 Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language is a Materials Critique & Redesign. In this assignment candidates will: (1) prepare a written critique description of the material or resource, analyzing its effectiveness on ELLs and (2) based on their analysis, redesign one section/activity of the original material so that it meets the need of ELLs. The materials chosen will promote culturally and linguistically responsive classrooms and instructional practices. I chose Eleonora Israilova’s submission as it was not only outstanding but features classroom realia and a robust, thoughtful redesign of her chosen textbooks.

Eleonora Israilova comes from Uzbekistan and speaks Russian, Tajik and Spanish. She was 10 years old when she came to America. Ms. Israilova stated that “currently I teach Kindergarten in my community with the same linguistic needs as my background and this assignment was tailored to fit the needs of my ELLs population.”

Materials Critique and Redesign
Matching Books with Readers is an important literacy component for ELL students. One of the most important components is vocabulary recognition, which requires an understanding of unfamiliar words when reading (Apthorp, 2006; Spencer & Guillaume, 2006, Vardell, Hadaway, & Young, 2006.) Also, a bilingual student may speak English in a way that commands a perfect understanding of his second language when in reality the oral vocabulary is much stronger than the reading vocabulary.

Each child has a unique learning style, but bilingual students benefit from reading nonfiction passages because real-life contexts help them visualize vocabulary words for meaning (Apthorp, 2006). Selecting highly visual literature containing photographs (Vardell, Hadaway, & Young, 2006) or that are related to scientific concepts that describe the natural world as children
understand it is best for bilingual students (Spencer & Guillaume, 2006). Therefore, for this materials critique and redesign, I chose to use three books that are nonfiction children’s books.

The three books are National Geographic Readers: Frogs! by Elizabeth Carney, National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly by Laura Marsh, and Ladybugs by Cheryl Coughlan. These books are great for ELL students because they are colorful, include rich vocabulary, and diagrams that show labeled parts of the animals. Younger children are usually drawn to informational texts about animals because it satisfies their curiosity and interest in their favorite topics. When students are interested in reading about a favorite topic, they are more
likely to be motivated to read and dig deeper for answers to their questions about the world and make constant connections to themselves.

Another reason I chose the aforementioned books is because unbeknownst students in my class are mostly of Russian, Tajik, and Spanish native languages. I have noticed that their vocabulary bank is limited as they are likely to come from conversational backgrounds. By using informational texts in my classroom, my ELL students will expand their academic vocabularies in areas that do not necessarily come up in everyday conversation. Nonfiction texts will challenge my ELL students, but it will also give them a broader vocabulary base, especially texts from the fields such as science and social studies. Moreover, ELL students are able to make real life connections with nonfiction texts. Many nonfiction books include photographs to illustrate the details. Photographs are a great visual aid when grappling to understand the English text. Photos contain more details and a precise depiction of the world around us than illustrations. When students are able to refer to photographs, they will increase their comprehension level and make connections to the real world they see around them. Students will be confident when they have a clear picture of what is being taught and are able to have higher order thinking skills that help to perform better overall.

Jasmin Bey Cowin, Ed.D. to speak at the virtual 26th Annual NATE Conference Digital Change in the ELT Community in Moscow, Russia

The 2021 NATE Conference is dedicated to Digital Change in the ELT Community. Never has the world faced such fast-paced change and vast digitalization and, as a result, required such spur-of-the-moment creativity and agility from educational professionals. We are in this process together and have a lot of personal and professional experience to share.

Dr. Bey Cowin’s conference topic will be: Innovation, Collaboration, Transformation: Education for a Connected World. The conference host is the National University of Science and Technology.

Globally, the way we educate and are educated is changing at a rapid pace. New technologies and ways of interpreting the world are reshaping educational philosophies and their underpinning pedagogies while transforming modes of delivery in educational institutions worldwide. This presentation explores the necessity of rethinking education for a successful integration in the artificial intelligence (AI) age.

The need to adapt by educational institutions, corporations, teachers, and learners is great. However, what kind of frameworks are necessary for education in the digital age? What resources will be necessary to bring education into digital classrooms from early childhood through tertiary and technical education? What trends and possibilities are on the horizon to educate and train entire generations of educators to stay relevant in the 21st Century and beyond? Five emerging trends for 21st-century education will be explored.

The International Research and Review Journal of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars publication of Dr. Jasmin Bey Cowin’s article “Digital Worlds and Transformative Learning: Google Expeditions, Google Arts and Culture, and the Merge Cube”

I am delighted to announce that the International Research and Review Journal of Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars, Volume 10, Number 1 Fall 2020, with Michael B. Smithee, Ed.D., Editor published my article Digital Worlds and Transformative Learning: Google Expeditions, Google Arts and Culture, and the Merge Cube

NYS TESOL 51st Annual Conference Looking Forward: Educational Empowerment & Transformative Education

Please consider submitting a proposal for the hybrid NYS TESOL 51st Annual Conference on November 4, 5, & 6 2021.

The Call for Proposals for the NYS TESOL 51st Annual Conference (November 4-6) is live!  Our theme this year is Looking Forward: Educational Empowerment & Transformative Education.  We are tentatively planning a hybrid conference, with a virtual component and a live component. 

Please consider submitting a proposal for the hybrid NYS TESOL 51st Annual Conference on November 4, 5, & 6 2021.

Locations:Virtual Day
Online
Face-to-Face Location
Sonesta White Plains Downtown
66 Hale Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

Proposal Deadline: March 28th, 2021
Notification of acceptance: by August 1st, 2021

The NYS TESOL 51st Annual Conference invites you to participate, present and collaborate along with the TESOL community across New York State and the globe.We invite any proposal that ties in with our theme to engage attendees in conversations around Looking Forward: Educational Empowerment & Transformative Education. This includes emerging trends, issues and solutions in TESOL education.   

Please consider presenting, sharing and discussing ideas related to the conference theme within the following categories:Adult Education
Applied Linguistics

  • Adult Education
  • Advocacy
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Bilingual Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Higher Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Teaching English Internationally
  • Technology Integration

Submit proposals herehttp://bit.ly/NYSTESOLProposals2021 
Virtual Day, November 4th, 2021 

  • Virtual Poster sessions: features successful lesson plans, projects and/or research studies.
  • Virtual Presentations: either a live or short pre-recorded presentation intended to feature successful lessons, projects, reports on work in progress, and/or research studies. Virtual Presentations will be accessible on the NYS TESOL website during the Annual 51st Conference.
  • Commercial: NYS TESOL accepts a limited number of Commercial Presentations, those given by publishers or sponsors of publisher’s materials. These require purchase of  a virtual exhibitor space and must be specifically marked as Commercial.

Face to Face at the Sonesta White Plains Downtown Conference Venue
November 5th & 6th, 2021

Session descriptions:

  • Poster Presentations: presentations that feature successful lesson plans, projects and research studies.
  • Paper Presentation: presentations that summarize research or studies in process in a particular field. It provides the audience with a rapid and intensive overview of research and allows for in-depth discussion among presenters and the audience.  (20 minutes)
  • Workshop/Demonstration: presentations that provide hands-on learning opportunities and specific takeaways that enable participants to gain more expertise in a particular area of interest, or interactive exercises designed to address a challenge. (50 minutes)
  • Panel: presentations that explore a specific issue from the diverse points of view expressed by the participants. (50 minutes)
  • 20 Minute Teaching Tip: short format presentations that allow presenters to share a quick strategy, game, or tool that facilitates instruction in the classroom. Teaching tips should be practical in focus and simple enough to be explained in a 20-minute format.
  • Commercial: presentations that are given by publishers or sponsors and showcase publisher’s materials. These require purchase of exhibitor space and must be specifically marked as Commercial.

NOTE: Paid registration to the conference will be necessary to present.
For more information, please contact:
Jasmin Cowin/Conference Chairperson: vpconference@nystesol.org
Carmen Diaz/Proposal Chair:  proposals@nystesol.org

While we are planning a hybrid conference with both virtual and face-to face events, the fluidity of the Covid situation continues to create uncertainty in the conference planning process. We will keep you informed as to any updates. 

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.

Teaching and Learning Theories Wheel by Jasmin Bey Cowin Ed.D.

As I continue working with infographics I have come to the conclusion that infographics are a two-part data analysis tool.

As I continue working with infographics I have come to the conclusion that infographics are a two-part data analysis tool: First, infographics offer the opportunity to parse information through visualization ideations. Second, the design process for creating an infographic can itself be a form of analysis with the creation of a new design becoming part of the designers meaning-making.

Miklós GÓR-NAGY – Hungarian Trade Attaché to speak at the Rotary Club of New York United Nations International Breakfast Meeting Feb. 17, 2021

As Chair of the Rotary Club of New York United Nations International Breakfast Meeting it is my pleasure to announce our next guest speaker: Miklós GÓR-NAGY, Hungarian Trade Attaché

In addition to his career as a professional athlete, he graduated from International Business School with a degree in economics and marketing, and earned a law degree from the Károli Gáspár Reformed University. He also has an international water polo referee and coach degree. He has been working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade since 2019. In 2020, he began his service at the Consulate General in New York as a trade attaché. He is married and has two young children, Gordon and Abigel.

From 1992 to 2019 he was a professional water polo player. He has played for BVSC, Eger, Honvéd, Budvanska Rivijera Budva, OSC, and Ferencváros. He played his first national team match in 2005, under the captaincy of Dénes Kemény. He has participated in five world championships, three European championships, played 435 first division water polo matches in the Hungarian championship, and 200 he has times caps in the Hungarian national team.

Results Selected: FINA World Champion – Barcelona (2013), FINA World Championship silver – Budapest (2017), European Championship silver – Belgrade 2006, Budapest (2014), European Championship bronze – Belgrade (2016), World League silver – 4x , World Cup silver – Almaty (2014), European Youth Champion (2001), Juniur World Championship and European Championship silver medals.

Results in club teams: 3x Hungarian champion, 3x Hungarian Cup winner, 3x Hungarian Super Cup winner, LEN Champions League winner (FTC – 2019), LEN Super Cup winner (FTC – 2019), Montenegrian Cup winner (Budva – 2008)

Wed, February 17, 2021 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rotary-club-of-new-york-international-breakfast-virtual-2172021-tickets-140300144509

Holo Sail Holdings, Inc, Global Supply Chain Logistics and SDG 8 by John P. Walker II and Dr. Jasmin Cowin

John P. Walker II, Holo Sail Holdings, Inc: President / Chairman and Dr. Jasmin Cowin, Holo Sail Holdings, Inc: Advisor to Executive Management are featured in a publication by The American Reporter. Read our vision on disruptive technologies, black swans, a possible job famine and integrating automation into the fabric of our shared humanity through resource efficiency in consumption and production as Holo Sail Holdings vision of a prosperous and promising future.