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TESOL Colombia invites you to nominate your proposal for the TESOL COLOMBIA VI AWARDS. We want to reward English language educators who are making an impact in our English Language Teaching (ELT) community, outstanding Colombian ELT projects reaching excellent results towards bilingualism, and innovative English Language Teaching (ELT) solutions using technology. You can nominate yourself or nominate your colleagues.

Nominees’ proposals will be presented in the event and the winners will be announced in the TESOL Colombia Awards Ceremony.

Steps to apply:





Criteria:

BACKGROUND: School description and background of the individual or team members who participated in the project. (100 words max)

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT: Needs analysis, target population, objectives, language learning or teaching methodology, materials or resources, evaluation instruments or procedures (200 words max)

RESULTS AND IMPACT: Describe the ELT project outcomes and the pedagogical benefits of the implementation. Include evidence of results. (200 words max)

JUSTIFICATION: Describe what makes this project remarkable in the ELT Colombian field and explain why your project deserves this award. (200 words max)

Please share the link that provides further details and materials, if applicable (website, video, resources, etc.).

NOTE: If your project’s focus is on the implementation of educational technology, please apply to the Award BEST TECH IN ELT (see below).







Criteria:


CAREER: Explain your reasons for becoming an English language teacher and describe the roles where you have made a difference in the field of Colombian ELT (100 words max).

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Briefly list your professional development endeavors (i.e., association membership, workshops conducted or attended, your current involvement in continued professional development, and other activities that could have enhanced your teaching practices). List any relevant accomplishments, awards, or recognitions, if applicable. (200 words max)

TEACHING IMPACT: Describe activities you have implemented towards education transformation and enhancement of the learning experience. Describe the outcomes and the pedagogical benefits of a specific lesson plan or classroom project you have implemented. Explain how your lesson plan or project helped students improve their overall level of English. (400 words max)

JUSTIFICATION: Answer the question “What is a quality ELT educator?” and explain why you deserve this award. (100 words max)

Please share the link that provides further details and materials, if applicable (website, video, resources, etc.).

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Criteria:


BACKGROUND: Institution or startup description and background of the individual or team members who participated in the development of the learning solution. (100 words max)

PROBLEM ADDRESSED: Target audience, pain or issue addressed, teaching grounds and language learning approaches implemented. (200 words max)

THE LEARNING SOLUTION: Describe the tool, device, app, software, or technology developed and/or used to run the learning solution, featuring the latest in ELT technology or innovative use of existing technology. (200 words max)

RESULTS AND IMPACT: Describe the ELT learning solution outcomes and the measurements of the pedagogical benefits. Specify the contributions to the participant’s language learning. Include evidence of results. (200 words max)

JUSTIFICATION: Describe what makes your ELT learning solution innovative and unique, while explaining why it deserves this award. (100 words max)

Please share the link that provides further details and materials, if applicable (website, video, resources, etc.).



What is a Pitch?

The Pitch format is very simple, concise and persuasive video (1:30 minutes maximum), in which we hope you will tell the academic community about your application. The video must be presented in English and can be recorded in teacher-camera format, if desired. The structure we propose for the narrative is as follows:

The problem/pain: mention the institution or context of those who participated in the project and describe the problem or situation that led you to propose the project.

The solution: describe what the project is about, how it works and how long you have been implementing it.

• The wow moment (impact): describe and/or show the results that the project has had and the impact it has generated on the bilingualism of the population involved.

• The compelling summary: close your description by mentioning why your project stands out and why you think you deserve the award.

Where to start?


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