Registration is now available for the Spring Conference 2016 which will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Kapiolani Community College. Visit Spring Conference 2016 to register and for the latest.
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The September issue of "The Word" Newsletter is now available.
The next submission deadline is January 29, 2016. So get your articles in.
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Multilingualism for Equitable Education
Hawaii TESOL would like to let you know that the Hawai‘i State Board of Education’s Student Achievement Committee will be taking action on the new Board Policy 105.14, Language in Education (ELL/Bilingual), which is being proposed as BOE Policy 105.14, Multilingualism for Equitable Education, on February 2, 2016 at 10:30 AM at the Queen Liliuokalani Building, 1390 Miller Street Street, Room 404.
The development of the proposed policy 105.14 has taken 2 years involving hundreds of diverse stakeholders’ input. What originally started as an EL policy has emerged into a more inclusive policy grounded in Hawaii’s unique multicultural & multilingual community’s needs and desires. The policy focuses on creating learning environments that value linguistic and cultural diversity. It supports research showing that when students’ identities, languages, and cultures are used as resources in their learning, they are better able to learn academic content and the language medium of instruction.
As an advocate for our students and families, please consider submitting testimony on this policy and encourage others to submit testimony. Your input is of great importance. Please read the BOE memo and policy by accessing it on the BOE website by clicking HERE.
Hawaii TESOL's Socio-Political Action Chair, Shawn Ford, will be submitting testimony on behalf of Hawaii TESOL.
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