Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Secondary Education

SIG Leadership

Jessica Babcock, Chair
Monroe Woodbury High School

Questions? E-mail: secondary@nystesol.org

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time

Past Events

March 1, 2015- NYS TESOL Hudson Region & Secondary Education SIG Salon
4pm-6pm, North Westchester

Secondary Education and Higher Education SIG Salon- Transitions from High School to College
held on April 16, 2014.


NYC Region Salon
March 16, 2014

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NYS TESOL Higher Education and Secondary Education Special Interest Group (SIG) Presents:
High School to College Transitions: Sharing Experiences to Find Solutions 

Saturday December 7, 2013

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Enhancing Lessons to Support English Language Learners
Sponsored by Elementary Education, Secondary Education and Special Education SIGs


Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011
Time: 1:00-2:30pm
Location: Teachers College, 2nd floor of the library


Mission Statement

The NYS TESOL Secondary Education SIG provides opportunities for interactive professional development, community building, and communication within the sphere of secondary ESL education. To take advantage of the knowledge and experience of those involved in secondary ESL education in various capacities, the Secondary Education SIG will initiate dialogue and collaboration conducive to strengthening this area.

Statement of Goals

In addition to the goals of the SIGs as identified by NYS TESOL, the Secondary Education SIG adheres to a subset of goals:

  • To promote the growth of pre- and in-service secondary ESL teachers as reflective practitioners and transformative educators
  • To provide a forum for the voices of secondary ESL educators
  • To encourage the practical application of theory as well as critical examination of classroom practices that may inform theory in the context of secondary ESL education
  • To maintain a platform for inquiry, discussion, innovation, and information exchange in the domain of ESL in secondary education
  • To support advocacy efforts relevant to ESL in the secondary education setting
  • To foster collaboration between ESL teachers and content area teachers to support ELLs in the mainstream schooling environment