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January 26, 2006

Industry Event - The PennTESOL-East Annual Conference

The PennTESOL-East Annual Conference will be held on Saturday, March 25th at the Penn State Abington College in Abington, Pennsylvania. If you are a TESOL scholar, please consider attending or presenting. The proposal submission deadline is February 1, 2006 so you still have time if you don't delay.

Read more about it . . .

. . . HERE or see the reposted details below:

PennTESOL - East Spring

2006 Conference

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Hosted by Penn State Abington College

1600 Woodland Road, Abington, Pennsylvania 19001, Lares Union

Connecting Language and Content: Empowering Students and Teachers

English language learners are rapidly occupying more seats in classrooms across the country. This conference theme focuses on the educational issues that face both ESL teachers and content area teachers alike in the education of English as a Second Language learners.  

PennTESOL-East invites ESL educators and content area teachers from preschool, K-12, college and university programs, and adult literacy programs to participate in a dialogue about the challenges and best practices involved in educating these students. The conference will address not only critical issues in language learning for the ESL professional, but also issues associated with teaching ESL students in the content area.   


Plenary: Dr. Annela Teemant


Dr. Teemant is an educational researcher at the Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE) newly housed at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. from Ohio State University (1997) in Second/Foreign Language Education. She is the managing principal investigator for a three-year Teacher Quality Recruitment Grant at UCB. Her recent work at Brigham Young University (Provo, UT) focused on diversity teacher education and sociocultural pedagogy. She acted as project director of an eight-year initiative to develop a comprehensive ESL endorsement for public school teachers using a distance education model. A five-year federal grant for English Language Acquisition Professional Development supports implementation and evaluation of the program. Recent publications in such places as Teachers College Record, Teacher Education Quarterly, The Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, and TESOL's Case Studies in TESOL Practice: Content-Based Language Instruction in K-12 Setting focus on this effort. Related web links include:




http: //gse.berkeley.edu/research/crede/





Special Guest:


Stephen Stoynoff, the TESOL Board of Directors


Dr. Stoynoff will speak on the benefits of TESOL and the advantages of becoming involved in the profession.  He is co-author of ESOL Tests and Testing with Carol A. Chapelle and Graduate Program Director for the Department of English at Minnesota State University, Mankato. 

Call for Proposals Deadline:

February 1, 2006


Jane Gee, Conference Chair

Manor College, Jenkintown PA 19046

(215) 885-2360, X 266 or conference@penntesoleast.org


Submit proposal


Exhibitors and Publishers


Please contact our Publisher's Liaison Kit Crissey, 215-473-4430  with questions or to reserve tables

This Conference's Homepage

See you there?


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Posted by lhobbs at January 26, 2006 12:30 PM

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