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2023 Fall Conference Highlights

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Letter from the President Salam – Greetings of peace – to you all, I would like to take this opportunity to share some topics that have been on my heart and mind these recent months. I have been spending a lot of time reflecting on the tension and anxieties I have felt from some ML educators around the recent READ Act legislation. The READ Act, passed by MN legislators last spring, is focused on how to increase the reading proficiency…

MELEd Conference News Our 10th annual conference will be held November 16-18, 2023 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. The Minnesota English Learner Education (MELEd) Conference is a partnership between MinneTESOL and the Minnesota Department of Education.  This year, we are excited to announce an additional collaboration with the Minnesota Humanities Center and Minnesota Advocates for Immersion Network (MAIN). We come together to share information and network across Minnesota ESL, Migrant Education, Dual Language Immersion, and the humanities within multilingual/multicultural contexts. …

Nominations are now open for two annual awards. Award nominees must be a current member of MinneTESOL.  Nominations will be considered by a committee of MinneTESOL Interest Section and Standing Committee Leaders, under the leadership of the  First Vice-President. The selection committee welcomes nominations of a diverse group of candidates in terms of teaching context, geography, background, and experience. Awards include: The Harold B. Allen Award Honoring outstanding service to the field Click to review past recipients The Mary Diaz Award…

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  • Maintains close relations with the international organization, TESOL



Advance the Field

The Advocacy & Policy Summit, usually held in Washington, D.C in June. Our legislative goals include: ● Increased funding for K-12 English learners (ELs) through Title III of the Every Student Succeeds Act. ● Increased funding for adult ELs through Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act …

2023 Executive Board

  • President: Kristina Robertson
  • 1st Vice President: Qurina Slayhi
  • 2nd Vice President: Patti Lagos
  • 3rd Vice President: Amy Young