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Guidelines for the Special Interest Group: K-12 Co-Chair (1 available position)

Duties & Time commitment: For each Co-SIG Chair, approximately 80 hours of commitment per year for 2 years  excluding the quarterly board meeting time 

  1. Attend board meetings and ORTESOL events including conferences and  workshops 

  2. Promote best practices and professional standards among EL K-12 educators  including teachers, paraprofessionals and administrators 

  3. Assist ORTESOL Conference and Workshop Co-Coordinators to recruit presenters and arrange  workshops on K-12 issues for ORTESOL Conferences and Workshops

  4. Serve on the Reading Committee for Conference/Workshop planning. 

  5. Serve on the Election Committee (checking references, making  recommendations to the committee).  

  6. Serve on the Grant Committee. 

  7. Serve on the Advocacy Committee. 

  8. Organize ESOL Awareness Week activities as determined by the board. 

  9. Collaborate with the publications chair to help write or solicit interviews,  articles, and pictures that highlight the SIG. 

  10. Solicit papers and presentations from SIG members for conferences/workshops.

  11. Communicate information to SIG group members 

  12. Elicit needs and interests from SIG group members. 

  13. Forward job announcements to the Tech Chair.  

  14. Report to ORTESOL board on SIG activities 

  15. The outgoing SIG Co-Chairs will make sure that a report of procedures taken  to address each duty is passed on to the incoming SIG Co-Chairs, as well as all documents associated with the position. 


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