Upcoming Events

May, 2024

Panama TESOL and RELO office   invite  you to participate in the upcoming online workshop

Unlocking the Potential of an Interactive Reading Model

by Oderay Quijada and Zuleika Zapateiro

When: May 17th, 2024. from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Online via Zoom

How much: Free!

However, in order to get a certificate of participation the cost is $15
Find more info and register here: https://panamatesol.com/upcoming-events/

Stay tuned for more updates, resources and learning opportunities: https://chat.whatsapp.com/KHXfZ2wTc7nJbmtf45E6kp Join our whatsapp group: and follow us on social media: @panamatesolofficial

Bio

Oderay Quijada has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s in TESOL. Oderay, former Panama Tesol president, has participated as a presenter at different Tesol affiliates’ conventions. With more than 20 years of teaching experience, she works at IPT Don Bosco and the University of Panama.

Zuleika Zapateiro has been working and teaching EFL  for more than 20 years and has participated in national and international educational events. Zuleika has taken different roles as an EFL teacher, Academic coordinator, teacher trainer, and Panama TESOL volunteer and board member. She works with the Ministry of Education and Universidad Latina

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Reading is critical to academic and professional success. However, it is not always reinforced in the classroom, thus negatively affecting learners’ professional growth and impacting them in the workplace. This presentation provides beneficial interactive reading model activities allowing participants to leave with sets of strategies to adapt to their contexts.

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April, 2024

Panama TESOL and Argentina TESOL invite you to participate in the upcoming online workshop

From Assessment Basics to Wow Moments: A Dynamic Journey

by Gonzalo Diaz

When: April 4th, 2024. from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Online via Zoom

How much: Free!

However, in order to get a certificate of participation the cost is $15
Find more info and register here: https://panamatesol.com/upcoming-events/

Stay tuned for more updates, resources and learning opportunities: https://chat.whatsapp.com/KHXfZ2wTc7nJbmtf45E6kp Join our whatsapp group: and follow us on social media: @panamatesolofficial

Bio

Gonzalo Díaz is a university professor of English committed to 21st-century education and teacher professional development. With experience at UNT and the Ministry of Education of Tucumán, he has trained educators in Argentina and abroad. A participant in international programs and conferences, his dedication to the education community is reflected in his volunteer work and collaborations with educational organizations.

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Join us for an engaging two-hour session where we explore the transformative potential of assessment in education. From understanding assessment fundamentals to discovering innovative strategies and tools that inspire «wow» moments in teaching and learning, this session promises to ignite your passion for assessment and equip you with practical insights to enhance your teaching practice. Don’t miss this opportunity to unlock the power of assessment and elevate your impact in the classroom!

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January, 2024

Panama TESOL
invite you to participate in the upcoming online workshop

Innovations in Language Teaching

by Panama Tesol

When: December 14th, 2023. from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Online Sessions

How much: $40.00 before January 27th,2024 / After January 27th $50.00

Registration rate is the same for students, educators, and retired educators.

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and elevate your teaching practices!


Contact us: www.panamatesol.com info@panamatesol.com +507 6934-5606

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December, 2023

Panama TESOL and HELTA TESOL invite you to participate in the upcoming online workshop

Nurturing Educators: Teacher Well-Being and Burnout Prevention

by Gerardo Molina

When: December 14th, 2023. from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Online via Zoom

How much: Free! 

However, in order to get a certificate of participation the cost is $15

Stay tuned for more updates, resources and learning opportunities: Join our whatsapp group:  https://chat.whatsapp.com/KHXfZ2wTc7nJbmtf45E6kp and follow us on social media: @panamatesolofficial

Abstract: This «Nurturing Educators» session focuses on teacher well-being and burnout prevention. Through informative sessions, practical ideas, and personal insights, educators will learn to recognize and manage stress, build resilience, and achieve work-life balance. The aim is to empower teachers with essential tools to prioritize their well-being and thrive in their profession.

Bio: Gerardo Antonio Molina Núñez holds a Bachelor’s in Foreign Languages specializing in English Language Education, a Master’s in Human Resources, Applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching, and a TESOL Methodology Certification from the University of Arizona. Additionally, he has credentials in Developing and Teaching Academic Writing from Iowa State University and Digital Tools for Teachers from UDEL SAPI University. He also coordinates the EFL Program at the National Autonomous University of Honduras. With over 15 years of teaching experience, he’s demonstrated excellence in diverse language education. Currently serving as the Coordinator of the Foreign Languages Program at UNAH, his expertise extends from a 6-year tenure as an EFL Coordinator in a private university and six years of online instruction at Laureate International University. His proficiencies encompass teaching foreign languages, human resources, applied linguistics, TESOL methodology, academic program coordination, and online instruction. Gerardo Molina Núñez is a dedicated and adaptable professional in education. 

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November, 2023

Panama TESOL and TESOL Spain invite you to participate in the upcoming online workshop

Embedding formative assessment in the differentiated language classroom

by Annie Altamirano

When: November 21st, 2023. from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Online via Zoom

How much: Free! 

However, in order to get a certificate of participation the cost is $15

Stay tuned for more updates, resources and learning opportunities: Join our whatsapp group:  https://chat.whatsapp.com/KHXfZ2wTc7nJbmtf45E6kp and follow us on social media: @panamatesolofficial

Abstract: Assessment is the foundation of an effectively differentiated classroom. In this talk, I will explain how formative assessment and differentiation can be embedded in the language classroom and suggest ways in which we can use differentiated instruction in response to formative assessment and find the time for implementation.

Bio: Annie Altamirano (MA in ELT & Applied Linguistics, University of London) is an international speaker, teacher trainer and materials writer. She is an international speaker, teacher trainer and author and has given teacher-training workshops in Europe, Asia and Latin America. As author, she has published extensively with all major international publishers. Her main fields of interest and study are differentiated instruction and assessment for learning and the use of film, art, poetry and diverse visual elements to develop students’ creativity and foster an awareness of social and environmental issues. Annie currently runs her personal project Empowering Teachers Worldwide https://anniealtamirano.com/ offering training and mentoring services, consultancy and authoring to teachers, schools and publishers. She shares her ideas in her workshops, on her blog https://anniealtamirano.com/blog/ and on her You Tube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/AnnieAltamiranoTeacherTrainer

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September, 2023

Panama TESOL invites you to participate in our upcoming English Language Convention 2023. This year’s event, centered around the theme of 

«Inspiring Innovation in English Language Teaching»

 

💻 Virtual Sessions: Sep 18 – Sep 21, 2023 (Zoom, from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Early bird cost: $65 (16 hours digital certificate)

📍In-person Event: Sep 23, 2023 (Marriott Hotel, Albrook Mall, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Early bird cost: $55 (10 hours digital and printed certificate, lunch included)

👨🏾‍🏫 Combine virtual and in-person experience: Sep 18 – Sep 23, 2023

This convention provides an incredible opportunity to enhance your teaching skills, gain fresh insights, and stay updated with the latest trends and innovations in the field.Join us in shaping the future of English language teaching and inspiring innovation. Let’s make a difference together! 💫
Looking forward to your participation at the convention.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE CONVENTION 2023
Inspiring Innovation in English Language Teaching

Panama TESOL, the Panamanian Association of English Teachers, invites you to participate in our upcoming Annual English Language Teaching Convention 2023. This year, our convention will revolve around the theme of «Inspiring Innovation in English Language Teaching» and will take place from September 18 to September 23, 2023.

The convention offers a unique opportunity for English teachers to expand their skills, gain fresh insights, and stay updated with the latest trends and innovations in English language teaching. By participating, you will benefit from a diverse range of professional development sessions and have the chance to network with fellow educators. The convention will feature a mix of virtual and in-person sessions to accommodate various preferences and circumstances. 

The online sessions will be held via Zoom from Monday, September 18, to Thursday, September 21, 2023, between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. This allows you to conveniently join from the comfort of your homes or offices. Esteemed speakers and experts will present concurrent sessions covering a wide range of topics, ensuring there is something valuable for everyone. The early bird cost for attending the online sessions is $65, which includes a digital certificate of participation for 16 hours.

Moreover, we are thrilled to host an in-person event on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at the Marriott Hotel in Albrook Mall, Panama City. This immersive experience will bring together five internationally renowned speakers who will share their expertise and inspire you with innovative approaches to English language teaching. It promises to be an exciting and interactive day filled with valuable learning opportunities, networking, and engaging discussions. The early bird cost of attending the in-person event is $55, which includes lunch and a digital and printed certificate of participation for 10 hours. Please note that the cost will increase in September.

Participants have the flexibility to choose their preferred mode of participation. You can attend the virtual sessions only, opt for the in-person event exclusively, or decide to attend both. For those attending both the virtual sessions and the in-person event, the early bird cost will be $115. This comprehensive package includes the online sessions from September 18 to September 21, asynchronous assignments, the in-person event with lunch, and a digital and printed certificate of participation for 40 hours. The cost for this option will also increase in September.

July, 2023

Pearson and  Panama TESOL invites you to participate in the workshop

How to teach Productive Skills

 

When: July 13th, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Online via Zoom

How much: Free! 

However, in order to get a certificate of participation the cost is $15

Abstract: How can we guarantee that the learning objective has been achieved? Productive skills, speaking and writing, are those skills that help us identify language acquisition. Nevertheless, in some cases, they are the hardest ones to achieve since students are not comfortable speaking in public and are fearful of making a mistake, hindering the learning process.

Being basic life skills of communication, as teachers we need to include them in our classes and motivate our students to produce as much as possible. In this session, we will discuss the specifics of productive skills, their relevance, and how we can plan activities to re-enforce them in the classroom.

Bio: Nancy Reeves holds a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Philosophy, a Master of Arts in Spanish from Penn State University, and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, as well as postdoctoral studies in Research from the University of Leicester and in Curriculum from Panamerican University. She has taught in different academic settings, from elementary to university level in different countries. She has also given lectures in several countries. She has worked in curriculum design in several institutions. She joined the Pearson family as Product Specialist for Central America in 2017 and works as Academic Coach for Mexico and Central America.

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June, 2023

Attention ELT Professionals in Chiriqui: 

The US Embassy and Panama TESOL  invite  you to participate in the workshop

Inspiring Innovation in ELT

 

When: Saturday,  June 24, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Unachi, David Chiriquí

How much: Free! 

However, in order to get a certificate of participation the cost is $15

Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 – Opening from Incoming President Zuleika Zapateiro9:00 – 10:00 – Thoughts About Teaching Grammar by Mark Dorr

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Thoughts About Teaching Grammar by Mark Dorr

Have you ever considered questioning when to teach the simple present tense? Do you teach grammar the same way you were taught? Are you including some aspects of language that are not always in grammar books? Whether you are an experienced educator or just starting out, you might not have considered some alternatives in your approach to teaching grammar. Join Mark Dorr in this lighthearted workshop that will engage you in exploring several concepts.»

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. –Revise, Repeat, Retain (3Rs) for Vocabulary Teaching and Learning by Oderay Quijada and Zuleika Zapateiro

 Vocabulary as a vital component of language provides the basis for how well learners develop language skills. This presentation examines use and practice of the «Three Rs» revise, repeat, retain when teaching vocabulary to teenagers. Participants will leave with ready-to-use activities to adapt to their own classroom contexts

11:00 – 11:15 – Break

11:15 to 12:15 – From reader’s theater to puppeteering: Using a culturally responsive approach to enhance language development by Juan Rios

Attendees will be able to understand how  the use of a culturally responsive pedagogy can better equip English student teachers with the use of reader’s theater and puppets as a strategy to support bilingualism. 

12:15 to 1:00 – Free resources available for teachers from the US Embassy by Juan Carlos Rivera

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May, 2023

Panama TESOL invites you to participate in the workshop

English for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) by Mark Dorr

 

When: Saturday,  May 20, 2023 from 10 to 12:00 p.m. (GMT-5 Panama Time) 

Where: 100% virtual via zoom

How much: Free! 

However, in order to get a certificate of participation the cost is $15

Abstract: New opportunities continue to open for teachers and directors who can provide English for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and English for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). Once you understand some of the basic concepts, this can be fun and very productive! In fact, English teachers can create connections between language and STEM that are critically important. Many people do not realize that this can be done not just for adults but for learners of nearly all ages including young children. Teachers benefit from learning “tricks of the trade” such as being learner-centered, discovering the needs of STEM educators and industry workers, and allowing creativity, cooperation and, especially, failure to be part of the process. This presentation will include suggestions for preparing and actualizing activities as well as examples!

 

Bio: Mark earned his Master of Arts in English (TESL and applied linguistics) and Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University. A TESOL professional for over 30 years, he has experienced the profession as a teacher, center director, teacher trainer, and published author. He has taught English for academic purposes at Colorado State University and Pikes Peak Community College and was Director of the Center for International Education and ESL at the University of Northern Colorado. A Fulbright recipient (teacher education) and three-time U.S. Department of State Fellow, Mark is one of the select “30@30” EL Specialists for the U.S. Department of State.
He has extensive experience introducing, training, and consulting in-person on English for STEM/STEAM for educators and administrators from Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kygyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan and online to teachers in the U.S. and many other countries. Also, he provided English for aviation training to pilots of the Kazakh Air Defense Forces and has provided many hours of volunteer work for NASA.
Mark was a member of the first U.S. Information Service Teacher Training Fellows sent to Poland when it opened to the West. After that, he was placed as a Senior English Language Fellow in the Romanian Senate, House of Deputies, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs teaching English for law and diplomacy. In addition to teaching, Mark assisted the Senate with making changes to the Romanian Constitution and applying to the European Union as well as leading a historic meeting. Mark worked in Albania improving the cooperation of organizations to counter human trafficking. Also, he has trained teachers in Saudi Arabia and taught English for diplomacy to diplomats from many countries in the African Union.
Latin America holds a special place in his heart from his father’s work in Mexico when he was younger. So, Mark was thrilled to accept a fellowship to Guatemala where he trained teachers at Instituto Guatemalteco Americano (IGA) in Guatemala City and established the embassy’s first education outpost in the Altiplano at IGA in Quetzaltenango. In addition, he cooperated with rural, urban, and indigenous groups to create a booklet to assist new/under-resourced teachers that is used across Guatemala.
In fact, Mark is giving deep consideration to moving his family to Panama and welcomes suggestions and offers!

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April, 2023

Panama TESOL and the US Embassy invites you to participate in the workshop

Reflective Practice by Ellen Bradley 

 

When: Wednesday,  April 26, 2023 from 6 to 8:00 p.m. (GMT-5 Panama Time)  Are you outside Panama? Convert to your local time https://www.timeanddate.com

Where: In-person at Quality Leadership University (Calle 45 Bella Vista)

How much: Free! 

However, in order to get a certificate of participation the cost is $15

Abstract: Reflective practice asks teachers to examine their own motivations, beliefs, and assumptions, as well as
how these inform the decisions they make while teaching. These conclusions about their teaching
practice are then challenged and/or validated in light of the learning of their students. Post-teaching
reflection follows the Experiential Learning Cycle (ELC). Once they are familiar with this cycle, teachers
have the ability to both pose and solve problems related to their teaching, empowering them to
constantly improve upon and renew their practice. Teachers can then base their teaching on learners’
needs and motivations as well as on formalized curricula and materials. Learners and learning are seen
as the focus of lessons as opposed to teachers and teaching. Teachers can then develop a more learner-
centered approach in their teaching practice.

Bio: Ellen has an MAT TESOL and French degree from the School for International Training. She has been in
the TESOL profession for over 45 years. She is an SIT TESOL Certificate Course Trainer and Trainer of Trainers. After completing her degree at SIT, she taught French for two years, and then taught English
in Japan for four years to businessmen, children, housewives, and university and high school students. 
 
Following her stay in Japan, she returned to the U.S., where she continued her career at Western Illinois
University as a teacher and curriculum coordinator.  After that, she taught ESL and French at Mesa State
College for 14 years.  At their international school in Colorado, she served as Academic Director,
participating in curriculum design, textbook selection, teacher training, evaluation, and supervision, and
conducting professional development workshops at various state and regional TESOL conferences.
 
For 15 years, she and her husband regularly conducted SIT TESOL Certificate Courses in Chicago, the San
Francisco North Bay Area, Colorado, and Boston, as well as in countries such as Thailand, Algeria, Brazil,
Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkish educators at the U. of Mass. In 2012, she and her husband both became English Language Specialists for the US State Department.

 

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April, 2023

Panama TESOL and EF – Education First (https://www.efset.org) invite you to participate in the workshop 

English as a Global Language by Dr. Beata Schmid

 

When: April 12, 2023 from 6 to 8:00 p.m. (GMT-5 Panama Time)   Are you outside Panama? Convert to your local time https://www.timeanddate.com

Where: 100% virtual via zoom

How much: Free! 

However, in order to get a certificate of participation the cost is $15

Bio: Dr. Beata Schmid oversees international compliance and academics at EF International Language Campuses. With an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Brown University, she has been teaching languages for over 40 years. She has served on the boards of EnglishUSA and Eaquals, and currently serves on the board of Hult International Business School. A product of foreign exchange herself, she has hosted several high school students and still teaches in EF’s teacher training programs, whenever possible. For fun, she gardens, travels, cooks for friends and family and walks the dogs.

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March, 2023

Panama TESOL invites you to participate in the workshop

Promoting «Learning to Learn» through SMART GOAL setting by Dr. Joan Rubin

 

When: March 8, 2023 from 6 to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Quality Leadership University (Calle 45 Bella Vista)

How much: Free! However, in order to get a certificate of participation the cost is $15

Abstract: This workshop will clarify the meaning and importance of SMART goal setting for language learners. It will provide real-life examples of the application of SMART goals Participants will practice setting SMART goals and consider teaching strategies to promote SMART Goal setting.

Bio: Dr. Joan Rubin, Joan Rubin Associates, pioneered the recognition of learning strategies used by expert language learners. Her research was first published in the now classic TESOL paper «What the Good Language Learner Can Teach Us». Her co-authored book, How to Be a More Successful Language Learner has been translated into several languages. Rubin has presented courses and workshops for teachers in more than 30 countries.

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February, 2023

Panama TESOL invites you to participate in the workshop

Developing Thinking Skills Through Global Citizenship by
Marcela Alejandra Villán


When: February 28, 2023 from 6 to 8:00 p.m. (GMT-5 Panama Time) Are you outside Panama? Convert to your local time https://www.timeanddate.com

Where: 100% virtual via zoom

How much: Free! However, in order to get a certificate of participation the cost is $15

Abstract: Numerous problems affect our World nowadays and we all seem to have a pessimistic view towards our future. Yet, as educators, we can play a crucial role to reverse this trend. We can make them take an active role and generate solutions to different world issues ! We can create effective changemakers able to bring to life a more optimistic view. Yet, how can we manage to do so? Working on their thinking skills! In this webinar, you will be provided with the necessary tools to do so. Come on! Join me!

Bio: Marcela Alejandra Villán qualified as a Teacher of English in Argentina in 1996. She got a TESOL certification later and at the moment holds several diplomas and a bachelor’s degree in English as well. She has worked extensively in the field and is also a teacher trainer. Marcela specializes in Environmental Education and Global Competence. She supports the United Nations 2030 Agenda as a framework in the classrooms, as she has been a TeachSDGs ambassador and Global Schools Advocate and T4 ambassador for some years already. Marcela advocates for the betterment of education as a whole and she supports and works for numerous organizations that try hard to reach that aim.

Session Type Lecture

Audience Focus: All teachers working on Global Citizenship

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January, 2023

Panama TESOL and Universidad de Panamá – Facultad de Humanidades cordially invite you to participate in  our

Summer INSTITUTE 2023 *Inspiring Innovation in ELT*

 

When? January 23rd – 27st, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (GMT-5 Panama  time)

Where? Online  via Zoom

How much? $60, includes certificate of participation (40 hrs)

November

Panama TESOL invites you to participate in the workshop

Providing Effective Feedback in the ESL classroom By Dr. Melanie Kerschner 

 

 

When: November 17, 2022 from 6 to 8:00 p.m. (GMT-5 Panama time) Are you outside Panama? Convert to your local time https://www.timeanddate.com

Where: 100% virtual via zoom

How much: Free! However, in order to get a certificate of participation the cost is $15

Melanie Kerschner has been a lecturer at the University of Salzburg (Austria) in the Department of English Linguistics where she studied English and Italian. After finishing her PhD (on the role of news culture in the opinion discourse of British, German and Italian quality papers), she started teaching at the Centre for Business Languages and Intercultural Communication (Zentrum für Fachsprachen und Interkulturelle Kommunikation) at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz (Austria) where she is teaching Business English, as well as English pronunciation, speaking skills, linguistics and didactics.


Her research interests lie primarily in language teaching and sociolinguistics, especially the role of feedback and error correction in language learning, linguistic diversity due to differing cultural backgrounds, language change in contact languages and pidgin and creole studies in general. Further areas of interest include corpus linguistics and media linguistics, particularly the contrastive analysis of newspaper articles in diverging linguistic and sociocultural contexts. Her publications include the monographs Laik vs. Klostu – Current and historical changes in Tok Pisin’s time-mood-aspect system: the increasing complexity of Tok Pisin’s TMA markers (2012) and Fifty Shades of Opinion: Culturally Induced Style Differences in the Opinion Discourse of British, Italian and German Quality Papers (2017), as well as several articles on foreign language teaching and culture-induced style differences in press coverage.


E-Mail: melanie.kerschner@jku.at

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October

Panama TESOL invites you to participate in the workshop

ENGLISH AS A MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION – OPEN Free asynchronous training opportunity

 

 

When: From October 24 to November 28, 2022. (GMT-5 Bogota time)  Are you outside Panama? Convert to your local time https://www.timeanddate.com

Where: Online, asynchronous sessions.

How much: Free, certificates and digital badges are issued by the U.S. Department of State ONLY for those who pass the course.

We’re excited to announce that the Regional English Language Office (RELO) at the U.S. Embassy in Panama is accepting applications to participate in the Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Program.  The OPEN Program offers FREE asynchronous professional development MOOC course developed by U.S. universities on topics such as English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI), TESOL Methodology, Professional Development for Teacher Trainers, and Integrating Critical Thinking into the Classroom. 

 

English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) designed to introduce you to the theory and practice of teaching disciplinary content in English. This course will provide you with the tools to re-develop your existing courses or create new ones that use English as the Medium of Instruction (EMI).Materials include engaging videos, practical readings, and opportunities for collaboration within the course and in your institutions. You will identify challenges that faculty and students encounter in EMI classes and develop strategies for successfully helping students learn course content while simultaneously building or refining their English skills. In addition, you will gain confidence in teaching in English while you also become more comfortable using pedagogies that are interactive and focus on student learning. Topics include course design, syllabi development, lesson and materials creation, teaching interactively in English, and supporting learning through technology.

  1. Explain the goals, key concepts, challenges, benefits, and current methods in teaching and assessing disciplinary content in English.
  2. Identify student needs as they learn disciplinary content in English.
  3. Use effective approaches and techniques appropriate for non-native English-speaking students in EMI courses.
  4. Design lessons that support students’ development of English alongside their learning of course content.
  5. Develop or revise a syllabus and assessments for teaching your disciplinary content in English.
  6. Develop yourself professionally in the field of EMI by participating in an international online learning community and preparing an action or training plan to share your new knowledge and skills with other EMI professionals in your local community.

For more information: Juan Carlos Rivera,  riverajc3@fan.gov

July

Panama TESOL invites you to participate in the workshop

Digital Storytelling: A Multiliteracy Approach to Learn English as a New Language (ENL)

 

by Dr. Juan A. Ríos Vega 

 

When: July 28, 2022 from 6 to 8:00 p.m. (GMT-5 Bogota time)  Are you outside Panama? Convert to your local time https://www.timeanddate.com 
Where:  100% virtual via zoom
How much: Free!

However, in order to get a certificate of participation the cost is $15 

Juan A. Ríos Vega, Ph.D., was born and raised in Panama where he obtained a BA’s in English (1995) and Education (1998) at the University of Panama. Dr. Ríos earned a Master’s of education in Curriculum and Teaching with Emphasis in English as a Second Language (ESL) from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2006); received National Board Certification in English as a New Language/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood in 2009; received his doctorate in Philosophy in Educational Studies, Cultural Studies Concentration from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2014), Women’s and Gender Studies Certificate and North Carolina Principal License (2014). For over 16 years, Dr. Ríos taught English as a Second Language to middle and high school immigrant and refugee students from México, Central American, African, and Asian countries in North Carolina public school systems. His areas of research include: English Language Acquisition, Multicultural Education, Critical Race Theory, Latino/a Critical Theory, and Social Justice in Education. In 2015, he published his first book Counterstorytelling Narratives of Latino Teenage Boys: From Vergüenza to Échale Ganas. In 2020, Dr. Ríos published High School Latinx Counternarratives: Experiences in School and Post-graduation. This book was selected as one of the 2021 Critics Choice Awards Books by the American Educational Studies Association (AESA). Currently, Dr. Ríos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education, Leadership, and Counseling at Bradley University.

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June

Panama TESOL invites you to participate in the workshop

Captivating Students  On-site or Online via Collaborative Techtools

 
by Olenka Villavicencio C. 
 
 
 

When: June 23, 2022 from 6 to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  100% virtual via zoom
How much: Free!

However, in order to get a certificate of participation the cost is $15

Ms. Villavicencio is a highly experienced EFL, BE educator and teacher trainer. She holds a degree in Education, in Computer Sciences, a diploma in ICT Education, MA in Education Management at USIL, and international certifications. As well as teaching, she is keen on sharing her expertise in national and international ELT conferences in the USA, France, Panama, Santo Domingo, Honduras, Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Colombia, Ecuador, etc. Currently working at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL), TESOL CALL-IS Committee Steering Leader and as a freelance consultant.

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May

Panama TESOL and iTEP invite you to participate in the workshop

Language Use: The Role of Pragmatics in the L2 Classroom

by Christine Pallumbo and Sandy Nguyen from iTEP

 

 
 
 

When: May 26, 2022 from 6 to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  100% virtual via zoom
How much: Free!

However, in order to get a certificate of participation the cost is $15

Chrissy Palumbo, iTEP International’s Academic Director earned her PhD from the University of Arizona Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) interdisciplinary program, and master’s degrees in Applied Linguistics from the University of Maryland and the University of Arizona minoring in Teacher Training in Education (TTE). Chrissy served as an EL Fellow in Panama from 2009-2011 training and traveling around the country of Panama working with hundreds of Panamanian English teachers including the Access microscholarship program. She was the Project Manager of CELI during her Fellowship which is still thriving as an English Language Center in Panama City. Christine has developed pre- and in-service teacher development programs in the United States, Asia, Africa, Central, and South America and has been a second language and foreign language consultant, teacher educator, and international trainer. Her research interests include macro assessment, second-language assessment, and the role of first language and culture in society.

Sandy Nguyen, iTEP’s Academic Coordinator is an NAU MA TESL alumna with experiences teaching and supporting diverse adult and young learners in ESL, bilingual, and university classrooms. As iTEP’s Academic Coordinator, she is dedicated to serving the academic team, test takers, students, teachers, and all clients in ensuring successful testing and learning experiences within the realm of  English as a Second Language macro assessment.  

Access Code: Pragmatics1!

April

Panama TESOL invites you to participate in the workshop

Learn more, study less: Benefits of microlearning

by Giselle Donalicio
 
 
 

When: April 21st, 2022 from 6 to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  100% virtual via zoom
How much: Free!

However, in order to get a certificate of participation the cost is $15

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Giselle A. Donalicio C. is a Professor of English Literature at Quality Leadership University. She is the curriculum designer for the Literature undergraduate program at Universidad del Itsmo and also a high school English professor at Balboa Academy. She received a B.A. degree in Humanities with emphasis in English from The University of Panama and Specialty certificate of Higher Education from Universidad del Istmo. She has also specialized in Coaching and Personal Leadership from Universitat de Barcelona and completed a master’s in applied Linguistics – TESOL. She has been active in the areas of learning and development for over 8 years. Her international experience includes programs and consultancies in the US Embassy Peace Corps in Panamá, Universidad del Itsmo, and ELS Language Center. Her current performance highlights and interest involve collaborative learning, didactics, and digital content creation.

Access Code: Benefits1!

March

Panama TESOL invites you to participate in the workshop

Simple and doable strategies to remain effective and in love with teaching

by Monica Leon – Panama TESOL President
  
 
 

When: March 17th, 2022 from 6 to 8:00 p.m.
Where:  100% virtual via zoom
How much: Free!

However, in order to get a certificate of participation the cost is $15

Monica León is an active researcher, regularly researching about the students’ perception regarding effective English teachers and staying up to date with global educational trends. She is currently the English Programs Director at Quality Leadership University, she is also a University professor, she teaches Principles of Management for the Undergrads and English Grammar for teachers at the Masters in Linguistics at QLU. But her true passion and calling is to teach English as a foreign language.
As a passionate for leadership and learning, Ms. León holds an MBA from FIU, an MHRM from the University of Louisville, a Masters in applied linguistics with and specialization in TESOL from QLU and a specialization in University Management and Leadership from the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg.

Access Code: Tesol2022!