The Oct 19, 2015 Fall Professional Development Workshop: Best Practices in Online ESL Course Design & Instruction with Stephen Peridore was wonderful. About 14 people participated face to face and were fed dinner while another 4 people Skyped in and were on their own for dinner. Stephen talked about how to effectively use a Learning Management System (LMS) such as Canvas or Blackboard.
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Our next event is the Spring Conference 2016 which will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Kapiolani Community College. Currently there is a Call for Participation to Hawaii TESOL Conference 2016 .
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The September issue of "The Word" Newsletter is now available.
HI TESOL Logo Contest
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In Other News
This isn't paid work, but the Office of Language Access is looking for some committee members. Maybe some of our membership would be interested in serving.
The State of Hawaii Language Access Advisory Council (LAAC) has several vacancies (listed below). If you or someone you know are interested in serving, please find information on how to apply via the Boards and Commissions Office website at http://boards.hawaii.gov/
On the application page, look for the Language Access Advisory as a submenu under Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR). The Office of Language Access (OLA) has notified the Boards and Commissions Office to update its website and place LAAC under the Department of Health (DOH). We don’t know when that change will happen. Meantime, for your convenience, here’s the direct link to the online application: https://forms.ehawaii.gov/pages/board-survey/form.php
Please note that the Boards and Commissions Office (not OLA) will accept/screen/review/process applications for consideration by the Governor, whose appointees must be confirmed by the Senate.
To help you or someone determine which seat to apply for, the following are descriptions of current vacancies:
See Hawaii Revised Statute 321C regarding the LAAC composition: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol06_Ch0321-0344/HRS0321C/HRS_0321C-0007.htm”
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact OLA at (808) 586-8730.
Office of Language Access – State of Hawaii
Phone: (808) 586-8730
We are currently looking for articles for our newsletter "The Word". See "The Word" Newsletter for the latest edition and submission details.
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