TexTESOLV and Yakut TESOL Partnership: 2008-2014

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  • TexTESOLV and Yakut TESOL Partnership: 2008-2014

    1. 1. TexTESOL V and Yakut TESOL Partnership: 2008-2014 Larisa Olesova Elizabeth Smith Jey Venkatesan Portland, OR March 27 5, 2014 TESOL Annual Convention
    2. 2. Agenda • Background • Partnership by years • Why this partnership? • How it works • Projects Overview • Plans • What is there for next decade?
    3. 3. TexTESOLV and Yakut TESOL Partnership
    4. 4. Signing Partnership Agreement Yakutsk, July 2008
    5. 5. • 14 July 2008: Formal agreement signed in Yakutsk • July 2008: Yakut TESOL Summer Institute of English • January 2009: UNT book donation to Yakut TESOL • 2009: Online Collaboration, the Hockaday School and Gymnasium #8 • 2009-2011: Online Colaboration, Collin College and Yakutsk State University • Summer 2009: Elizabeth Smith participation in Summer Camp in Yakutsk • Summer 2010: Classes held at the Hockaday School for students from Yakutsk • June-July 2010: Invited Don Weasenforth for teacher training session in Yakutsk • July 2010: Jayme Lynch participation in EFL Summer Camp in Maya (9-12 year olds) • May 2011: Jey Venkatessan participation in English Conversation Class in Yakutsk • October-November 2011: Evgeniya Yadrikhinskaya from Yakut TESOL visited schools and colleges in Dallas, TX and participated in TexTESOLV Conference • March 2011: Partnership Presentation at TESOL Arabia Annual Conference • October 2008-2013 TexTESOL V and Yakut TESOL Annual Conferences Presentations • Newsletter and web site collaboration, pen pals, virtual meetings
    6. 6. WHY THIS PARTNERSHIP? • Collaboration • Teaching experience oversees • Cross-cultural awareness • Cultural adventure • Tourism • Friendship • Publication • Online teaching and learning • And more …..
    7. 7. HOW IT WORKS? • Agreement • Financial support • Initial contact with Yakut TESOL or TexTESOLV • Negotiations with Yakut TESOL or TexTESOLV • Planning • Visa and tickets • Trip • Report • Collaborative presentation at annual conferences
    8. 8. English Summer Camps
    9. 9. English Summer Camps
    10. 10. English School and Professional Development
    11. 11. Professional Development
    12. 12. PLANS:  On-site summer teaching in Yakutsk  Online teaching  Online collaboration  Publication  Professional development  One-year teaching contract in Yakutsk  Students exchange
    13. 13. What is there for next decade? • Hope that the face-to-face meetings will continue in spite of increasing travel expenses. • More online communication is needed to maintain relationships. • More virtual connections between American schools and Yakut schools. • Hope and wish the partnership between TexTESOL V and Yakutsk TESOL continues to flourish. • We should continue to exchange teachers to share ideas in teaching. When this is not possible, we should continue to collaborate online with students and teachers. • We need a renewed understanding of how the two affiliates can support each other.
    14. 14. Partnership • TexTESOL V: www.textesolv.org • Yakut TESOL: http://yakuttesol.blogspot.com/ • Essential Teacher article: http://yakuttesol.blogspot.com/2009/01/yaku t-tesol-and-textesolv-partnership.html
    15. 15. PARTNERSHIP CONTACT: Larisa Olesova (Yakut TESOL) lolesova@gmail.com Don Weasenforth (TexTESOLV) dweasenforth@collin.edu

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