Teacher Summer Institute has ended
Welcome to Teacher Summer Institute 2017!  For the first time ever, Boston Public Schools and the Boston Teachers Union are co-hosting an academic conference for teachers.  TSI will focus on highlighting the best practices of some of our most passionate urban educators across BPS.  Teachers, central office staff, and valued members of our community will join together to help bring a shared vision for instruction to life across the district. Please note, this is open to all educators, and is not exclusively for new teachers. We hope to see you there!  
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Elizabeth Tonogbanua, Ed.D.

Umana (Mario) Academy, 4323
ESL Teacher + Co-LAT-Facilitator
Currently, Elizabeth is a middle school ESL teacher at Umana Academy. She earned an M.Ed. from UMass Boston and a Post-MA in TESOL from NYU. In 2016, she earned a doctorate in education from UMass Boston’s Urban Education, Leadership, and Policy Studies’ program. Her dissertation, "Transmigration Experiences of Newcomers in the Context of an English-only Education: Sense-making by Former Newcomer ELLs", won the Alumni Award for Dissertation Research from the Department of Leadership in Education in 2015. She has presented her work at the II InternationalColloquium on Languages, Cultures, and Identity in School and Society in Spain, and also at the MATSOL, MABE, and MTA ELL Conferences.