At the upcoming TESOL International Convention in Portland, we will have the inaugural sessions of the TESOL Environmental Responsibility Forum. If you’re a TESOL member and you would like to join the forum, please email me your name and member ID and I’ll add you to our e-list.
Thursday, March 27th, from 10:30-11:45 AM, in room E143, we have a 75-minute session entitled Fostering Sustainability: Bringing the Environment into the Language Classroom. This will include 8 presenters, with each presenter sharing an activity for bringing environmental issues into the English language classroom, presented in a pecha kucha format featuring 20 slides for 20 seconds each. This session will be full of great classroom activities!
Later that same day (3/27), from 2-2:45 PM, in the Roundtable Discussion Area of the Expo Hall, I will be facilitating a roundtable discussion entitled Part of the Solution: Making Language Programs More Environmentally Sustainable. In this discussion, participants will be invited to share their experience in bringing environmental responsibility to English language programs. We will focus on ideas for action outside of the classroom – program-level changes, projects and policies. Please join us!
I hope to see you in Portland! For those unable to attend, I’ll post materials from both sessions after the convention.