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TESOL 2014 – Part of the Solution: Making Language Programs More Environmentally Sustainable

March 27th, 2014 · No Comments

This roundtable discussion was the second of two sessions presented this year by the TESOL Environmental Responsibility Forum. In this discussion, participants looked at ways an English language program could improve their overall environmental responsibility. I started the session by briefly describing my experience in attempting to green two different English language programs. The project […]

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Tags: administration · blog · consumerism · food and hunger · greening an IEP · TESOL 2014 · TESOL Environmental Responsibility Forum · the environment · vegetarian / vegan · vocabulary

Environmental Responsibility Forum @ TESOL 2014

March 19th, 2014 · No Comments

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. Session Information Thursday, March 27th, from 10:30-11:45 […]

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Tags: blog · conferences · greening an IEP · professional organizations · TESOL 2014 · TESOL Environmental Responsibility Forum · the environment

TESOL 2013 – Environmentally Responsible Program Administration

March 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

In this session, we talked about ideas for greening an English language program. I shared my own experiences, dividing my time between the areas of curriculum and resources. Here is the presentation I gave. Below, you can find links to the various materials I discussed. A good place to start is a project I undertook […]

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Tags: blog · global issues activities · Global Issues class · greening an IEP · presentations · service learning · TESOL 2013 · the environment · vegetarian / vegan · vocabulary

TDD Summer 2011 Presentation – Global Issues Poetry Activity

July 20th, 2012 · No Comments

In preparation for an office move, I’ve been going through my files. I found a presentation I gave last summer that I wanted to share. It’s on a global issues themed poetry activity. I’ve done it with both intermediate and advanced students. The first iteration of this activity was done as one of the activities […]

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Tags: art as activism · blog · consumerism · ESL activity · fair trade · global issues activities · greening an IEP · human rights · lesson plans · poetry · poverty & wealth · presentations · racism · reading · the environment · writing

TESOL 2012 Presentation – Offering Options: Activities That Raise Awareness of Local Environmental Resources

March 29th, 2012 · No Comments

For those who both were and were not able to attend my TESOL 2012 presentation, here are the materials I referred to. The overall focus of my presentation was using local environmental resources as a way to both raise student awareness of environmental issues and to offer them opportunities for positive action. One emphasis I […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · conferences · consumerism · global issues activities · greening an IEP · lesson plans · listening · presentations · professional organizations · reading · speaking · TESOL 2012 · the environment · visual prompts · vocabulary · writing

TESOL 2012 Convention – Activities Based on Local Environmental Resources

March 21st, 2012 · No Comments

At the TESOL 2012 Convention, I’ll be presenting some ideas for ESL/EFL activities based on local environmental resources. Let me know if you’re interested and I can fill you in on the details. It’ll be my first TESOL, and I’m looking forward to putting faces to some names. I’ll post my materials after the talk.

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Tags: blog · conferences · global issues activities · greening an IEP · the environment

Greening an Intensive English Program 2.0

June 4th, 2009 · No Comments

A couple of years ago, in Hawaii, I worked on making my IEP more environmentally responsible. Now that I’ve been at my new job for a little while, I’m trying to get involved with some similar things here. First of all, let me say a little about the context. My IEP is housed within a […]

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Tags: administration · blog · global issues activities · greening an IEP · reflection · the environment

Podcast #6 – Making an English Language Program More Environmentally Responsible (pt. 2)

April 25th, 2007 · No Comments

mp3 I continue talking about the project we undertook to make an English program more environmentally responsible. This week, I focus on the activities we designed. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or want to share some ideas of your own. Here is an article I co-wrote about the project.

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Tags: global issues activities · greening an IEP · my articles · podcasts · the environment

Podcast #5 – Making an English Language Program More Environmentally Responsible

April 19th, 2007 · No Comments

mp3 I discuss a project we undertook last year to make an intensive English program (the Hawaii English Language Program more environmentally friendly. In this podcast, I introduce the project, then discuss the student orientation we created and the changes we made in terms of food purchasing. Here is an article I co-wrote about the […]

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Tags: global issues activities · greening an IEP · podcasts · the environment