Fall 2020

Submit a Proposal for our Virtual Convention!

The 2021 ITBE Convention will be held virtually on February 26-27. 

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A Review of the ITBE Fall Workshop

By Barbara Gomez

Barbara Gomez reflects on what she learned at the ITBE Fall Workshop in October.

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Textbook Review: Stand Out 5

By Maja Carbonara

The Stand Out 5 student textbook helps students to improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, though some aspects of the book could be improved.

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Ethnographic Interview with a Hungarian Romani Woman: "Just Because I'm Caucasian Does Not Mean I'm White"

By Liliana √örsula June

There is a substantial Romani population in the Chicago area, but many teachers are unaware that they may have Romani students in their classrooms. Romani people face a lot of discrimination worldwide.

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Leaning into Advocacy as a TESOL/Bilingual Education Professional

By Gina Johnson Wells, PhD

Advocacy in the realm of English Language implores teachers to support learners, their families, and to challenge the systemic inequities that they face.

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Enhancing Mindful Observations and Developing Writing Skills with Free Verse

By Patrick T. Randolph

This teaching tip shows how writing free verse based on mindful observations can help ELLs develop important writing techniques and enhance their creative and critical thinking skills.

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Designing Inclusive Writing Prompts

By Lisa Parzefall

To fairly assess students, teachers should design writing prompts that are inclusive and accessible for all.

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Embracing Technology in Your Classroom

By Andrew J. Wykretowicz

Teachers should use technology tools to make classes more engaging, interesting, interactive, and informative.

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Online Jigsaw Reading

By Eunjeong Ahn

Jigsaw reading activities work well in a face-to-face classroom setting, and they can also be used effectively in online classes.

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