Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/Bilingual Education (ITBE) is excited to host our 46th Annual Convention virtually on Friday and Saturday, February 26-27th, 2021.
This year's theme is
RE-ENVISIONING MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION: Transforming the Future.
We are excited to open our convention with Dr. Deborah J. Short, TESOL International Association's President and founder of the Academic Language Research & Training LLC. Among other accomplishments, Deborah co-developed the SIOP Model for sheltered instruction and has numerous publications and textbooks to her name. We are honored and excited to bring Dr. Short to help ITBE celebrate its 50th anniversary of its inception. Dr. Short will be presenting Integrating Academic Language and Content with TESOL's 6 Principles and the SIOP Model.
We have an exciting lineup of keynote speakers both Friday and Saturday! Our other keynote speakers include Jeff McQuillan, Fabiola Torres, Cristina Sanchez Lopez, Jeff McQuillan, and Karla Sanabria Veaz. Please check "Invited Speakers" page on our website!
Our two-day virtual convention will have concurrent sessions throughout the day, as well as opportunities to visit the virtual Exhibitor's Hall.
Up to 13 Professional Development Hours will be available. We are looking forward to 'seeing' you at the convention!
Illinois TESOL/Bilingual Education Board