• 10/04/2015 11:03 AM | Josie Gruber (Administrator)

    The MDE is merging the Secure Central Registry (SCR) with MOECS (Michigan Online Educator Certification System)

    This process began on August 1st and should be completed around the end of this calendar year. 

    What does this mean?

    Only persons that have been issued a certificate or license from the MDE will be able to have their SCECHs uploaded to the Secure Central Registry (SCR) and your PIC number will now be required in order to have your SCECHs uploaded.  You must have your PIC number to complete all forms at the Conference.

    If you don’t know your PIC number and you have an account in MOECS, just log into your account ( and in the manage demographics area look just above the education history section.


    If you don’t have a MOECS account yet, go to and in the login box choose “Create a MEIS account”.  Once you get the required information entered, print out your confirmation page for future use.  Follow the instructions to create your MOECS account and then after you update and save your demographic information, select manage demographics from the left navigation menu.  Your PIC number will be located above the education history section.

    The user name and password that you use to create your MEIS account will be used to access MOECS.

  • 08/25/2015 8:41 PM | Trisha Dowling

    From September 9-October 20, Joanna Rodiki Petrides of the European University of Cypress will provide a course about teaching multiple skills to school-age learners. 

    For more information, please visit the TESOL website.

  • 07/18/2015 5:17 PM | Colleen Brice (Administrator)

    MITESOL Conference * October 9-10, 2015 * MSU


  • 07/04/2015 4:43 PM | Colleen Brice (Administrator)

    Ashley Garrigan, Adult Ed SIG Leader & Conference Exhibits Manager, and Colleen Brice, President, attended TESOL's Policy & Advocacy Summit, in Washington D.C., this June, where they met with Senator Debbie Stabenow, and three other U.S. congressmen, to advocate for English learners & teachers in Michigan.

  • 07/01/2015 11:59 PM | Colleen Brice (Administrator)

    Exhibitors, Advertisers, & Sponsors,

    Please use our online contract & registration form, accessible at the link below, to: 

       * Sponsor events at the 2015 conference

        * Purchase advertising space in the conference program

        * Order exhibit tables and/or exhibit space for the conference

        * Register representatives to attend the conference

        * Submit a title & abstract for an exhibitor presentation

    Note: After clicking the link below, our website requires you to enter your email before taking you to the online form. We apologize for this technological nuisance. 


  • 04/30/2015 3:18 PM | Colleen Brice (Administrator)

    Congratulations, Khila Pokharel

    TESOL International Albert H. Marckwardt Grant Awardee

    In recognition of his active engagement in and contributions to the field, as well as his commitment to its future, TESOL awarded MITESOL member, Khila Pokharel, the prestigious Albert H. Marckwardt Travel Grant for 2015. The award helped to support Khila's participation in the 2015 TESOL International Convention & Expo, in Toronto, where he presented both a poster (Preparing to teach EFL/ESL abroad) and a Teaching Tip session (Beat the teacher). 

    Khila is a second-year MATESOL student at Central Michigan University, where he works as a graduate assistant in the Writing Center. As a teacher and teacher-educator from Nepal, he has presented his work at numerous regional and international conferences—including those organized by MITESOL, TESOL International, Illinois TESOL/BE, Michigan Writing Center Association, and Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA). He has also introduced many of his colleagues in Nepal and Michigan to these organizations, endeavoring to foster their professional development.

    Khila said he is indebted to and proud of his professors, students, and colleagues—at CMU, MITESOL, TESOL, US Embassy /Kathmandu, US Peace Corps /Nepal, the British Council, and NELTA—for the tremendous opportunities they have provided him to learn online, face-to-face, and from print.
  • 04/29/2015 10:00 PM | Deleted user
    The Adult Ed SIG Update contains MITESOL news, as well as relevant information for the adult education field, including legislation (such as WIOA), professional development, job opportunities, and more. If you have information for inclusion in the next Adult Ed SIG Update, please contact Adult Ed SIG leader, Ashley Garrigan, at

  • 03/19/2015 4:33 PM | Colleen Brice (Administrator)

    Unite for Literacy recently alerted MITESOL to their website, which offers freeonline picture books for new readers. Books are displayed in English, and narrated in 26 languages. These would be useful for working with child & adult emergent readers. Link to the site here:

    For more information, contact: 

    Mark Condon, PhD, Vice President

    Unite for Literacy

    123 N. College, Suite 204 

    Fort Collins, CO 80524


  • 03/05/2015 8:42 PM | Colleen Brice (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Jennifer Brooke, graduate student at MSU, on winning this year's Michigan Marckwardt Travel Grant. 

    MITESOL's grant covers Jennifer's registration fees for the upcoming TESOL International Convention in Toronto, where she will be co-presenting 2 talks in the Master's Student Forum: 

    • Turning Academic Essay Teaching Inside-Out
    • Scaffolding Extensive Reading into Literature Circles

    For more details:  

    Michigan Marckwardt Awardee

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