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A Message from Your Interest Section Leader, Ammarah Shah

May 28th, 2024

My dear MITESOL Community,

As the K-12 Section Leader, I am excited to share some updates and upcoming opportunities with you. Our section has been actively working to support educators and students in achieving excellence in English language learning and teaching.We are committed to fostering a strong community of educators. Join us for our upcoming virtual meetups and discussion forums where you can connect with fellow educators, share best practices, and collaborate on common challenges and goals.

Our resources are growing! We have added new materials, including lesson plans, research articles, and multimedia resources that you can utilize in your classrooms. These resources are designed to support you in providing high-quality instruction to your students. We are also organizing a series of professional development workshops tailored specifically for K-12 educators. These sessions will cover innovative teaching strategies, integration of technology in the classroom, and ways to support diverse learners. Stay tuned for dates and registrations.

Your success story is what inspire us. If you have a story about a student who has made significant progress or achieved something remarkable, please share with us.Feel free to reach out to us with any suggestions or questions. Your feedback and participation are invaluable to us.Together, we can continue to make a positive impact on the lives of our students and the broader educational community.

Thank you for your dedication to excellence in English language teaching.

Warm regards,
Ammarah Shah
K-12 Section Leader  
Board Member MITESOL


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Professional Development

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Saturday, September 23, 2023

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Scaffolding writing through the “teaching and learning cycle.”

Spycher, P. (2017).
Scaffolding writing through the “teaching and learning cycle.”
San Francisco, CA: WestEd.


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