On Saturday, November 6th, we will be having a live virtual keynote speaker. The live event will be in the morning (start time is TBD). Saturday morning’s keynote speaker is Dr. Deborah J. Short.
Dr. Deborah J. Short served as TESOL International Association’s President from 2020-2021 and is currently Past President. She directs Academic Language Research & Training, a consulting company, and provides professional development on content-based English, academic literacy, and sheltered instruction worldwide. She has directed many research projects and program evaluations related to English learner education and co-developed the SIOP Model for sheltered instruction. Publications include The 6 Principles books for TESOL, SIOP Model books for Pearson, ESL textbooks like Reach Higher, Edge and Inside for National Geographic Learning, and professional journal articles. She has taught ESL and EFL, in New York, California, Virginia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.