Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

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

Attend board meetings and ORTESOL events including conferences and workshops.

Coordinate the following:

  • Promote best practices and professional standards among ESL K-12 educators including teachers, paraprofessionals and administrators
  • Assist ORTESOL Conference Coordinator recruit presenters and arrange workshops on K-12 issues for ORTESOL Conferences and Workshops
  • Serve on the Reading Committee for Conference/Workshop planning.
  • Serve on the Election Committee (checking references, making recommendations to committee).
  • Serve on the Grant Committee.
  • Serve on the Advocacy Committee.
  • Organize ESOL Awareness Week activities as determined by the board.
  • Collaborate with the publications chair to help write or solicit interviews, articles, and pictures that highlight the SIG.
  • Solicit papers and presentations from SIG members for conferences/workshops.
  • Communicate information to SIG group members
  • Elicit needs and interests from SIG group members.


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