John Segota, Associate Executive Director, has been with TESOL International Association (TESOL) since 1996. John’s responsibilities at TESOL include government relations, policy analysis, media relations and communications, oversight of standards development, and management of TESOL’s advocacy activities. John works closely with TESOL’s senior leadership on policy management, strategic planning, public relations, and governance issues.
John has presented both nationally and internationally on public policy as it relates to English language education, and has been the author of numerous articles and policy documents. He has extensive experience in grassroots advocacy management, and has served as a trainer running numerous advocacy workshops, including TESOL’s annual Advocacy Day in Washington, DC.
John has a BA in Political Science with a concentration in International Studies from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, a graduate certificate in Project Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management, and has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives.
Advancing English Language Teaching through TESOL Standards
The standards-based reform movement has had a board impact upon all areas of education. TESOL International Association has led the way in advancing expertise in the English language teaching (ELT) field through the development of standards for many different areas of ELT. This presentation will provide an overview of the different standards for teachers, learners, and programs developed by TESOL, and explain how they can be used to enhance your teaching.
Advancing Educator Leadership through Advocacy
Educators play a critical role in improving the lives of their students, and in developing civil society as a whole. To be most effective, educators must seek out ways to shape the policies that impact their programs, their jobs, and their students’ lives. By influencing policy through advocacy, educators can develop important leadership skills that can enhance their professional lives. This interactive workshop will provide information on how educators can develop the skills to be a better advocate for their students, their program, and their field.