Hawai‘i TESOL held its 2016 Practical Workshop on Wednesday, November 16. The workshop was videoconferenced across the islands at three sites: BYU Hawaii, Kapi‘olani Community College, and Maui College. A small but dedicated group of Hawai‘i TESOL members attended at each location. Kapi‘olani Community College instructors Yoneko Kanaoka, Michael Rollins, Pamela Stacy, and Tamara Smith (in absentia) presented on the following web-based tools for language learning:
Workshop attendees heard about how these instructors use these tools in their classrooms and what they've learned about getting the most from these tools. Attendees also participated in instructor-prepared activities using each of these web tools on their mobile devices, just as students would. If you'd like to enliven your classes with interactive activities that can be completed on mobile devices, consider giving these tools a try.
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The Call for Participation to Hawaii TESOL Conference 2017 at UH Hilo is now open until December 1, 2016. For more information see Spring Conference 2017
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Out with the old:
A big MAHALO goes out to Seth Robins for serving as our Social Media Chair. Seth has moved to Idaho.
In with the new:
A big MAHALO goes out to Michael Rollins, who has agreed to be our new Social Media Chair.
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The September issue of "The Word" Newsletter is now available.
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On August 16, 2016, the Hawaii TESOL Board met. We've decided to simplify membership to just two categories.
The thinking is that Oahu teachers literally have a chance to eat up the budget because a large part of the money from membership fees goes to food for the events.
The board also talked about the events for the year. These events will be made public as plans and details are finalized.
Look forward to an exciting year!
The DOE is looking for community input. They have a website for community involvement and there is a link to a survey on it. We encourage you to get involved.
We are currently looking for articles for our newsletter "The Word". See "The Word" Newsletter for the latest edition and submission details.
New Jobs posted on
the Jobs Page!
Are you a natural leader? Are you detail-
oriented? Do you have knack for organization
and planning? Hawai'i TESOL is always looking for individuals to help. Contact the President or any of the Officers for details.
On our website, you are able to manage
your membership online.
Log on to:
When your membership is due, you will
receive an automatic email reminding you.
Feel free to contact our membership secretary
with any questions.
Check out our new and improved Facebook page:
By connecting to us through Facebook, you will find conference updates, pictures, and information about all our upcoming events. Like us and get access to our newsfeed.