On November 2nd through the 4th, I had the greatest opportunity and privilege to attend the TESOL convention in Houston, TX.
One of the reasons I wanted to go to this convention was because I have two sisters who live in Houston and wanted an opportunity to visit them. The other reason I really wanted to go was that I wanted to meet a lot of my Twitter friends who were also attending.
I submitted a proposal and it was accepted! As matter of fact, I was honored to be one of their featured speakers!!
My little sister was able to be with me during my presentation! I was so thrilled to have her there!!
I was very excited to present my Teaching Channel project. If you are interested in reviewing my powerpoint presentation or my padlet ...here they are:
Presentation: PowerPoint and Padlet
Before the convention, I had the opportunity to visit Stratford High School in Houston. English learners at this school are in Carol Salva's ENL class and over the past few months, I have created a very strong connection with her students. Read more here!
I loved hugging and high-fiving these brave students. I felt like I have known them for so long. I had all of them sign my copy of Boosting Achievement book since the majority are in it! I can tell they felt privileged autographing a book that was written about their success.
I was so much fun meeting face to face most of my Twitter friends who were at the convention. We hugged, laughed, and shared so much! I promise you, by the end of the convention, I was exhausted!!!
Of course one of the biggest highlights was to hear (great presenter by the way) and meet our ESL idol...THE Dr. Stephen Krashen! I think every language acquisition method is based on Dr. Krashen's theory! We were fortunate to have our picture taken with him. I was able to get him to autograph my copy of Boosting Achievement book since there's a section that talks about one of his theories... "Compelling Input"!
I had the best time ever. I must say that this was by far the BEST convention I have ever attended! I am looking forward to continuing strengthening my relationship with my PLN and practice everything I learned through each fabulous presentations.
We tweeted like crazy during the conference so if you have time...check out the convention hashtag: #TXtesol2017
Thank you for reading!