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TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit 

The only event of its kind in the United States, the TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit is an unparalleled professional development opportunity for educators to learn about U.S. federal education issues and advocate for policies that support English learners and the field of English language education.  By attending the TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit, you will:

  • learn from experts and insiders about the latest federal education policy
  • enhance your leadership skills with hands-on advocacy training
  • share a powerful message with your members of Congress
  • join your colleagues from across the United States to make a difference


GATESOL's Report of the 2018 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit 



TESOL's 2017 Advocacy & Policy Summit Press Release

GATESOL's Overview of the 2017 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit

(Kendra M. Castelow represented Georgia on the Panel of Returning Advocates for 2017!  The others were Kat Bradley-Bennett, of Colorado, and Judy O’Loughlin, of California.)


TESOL International's Summary of the 2016 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit 

GATESOL's Report of the 2016 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit

Concurrent Session Presentation for 2016 GATESOL Annual Conference


For additional advocacy resources, visit and read all about how they are advancing the field!  

Additional Resources (more soon to come):

 Diane Staehr-Fenner (3rd from left)
Kendra M. Castelow (2nd from right)
June 2016


 Office of Senator Johnny Isakson 
(From Left to Right) Aubrey (Aide), Garlfar Andrews (Georgia), Michael Black (Legislative Aide for Sen. Isakson), Anthony Dahlen (GATESOL), and Kendra M. Castelow (GATESOL)
June 2016

Kendra M. Castelow (GATESOL) and Lisa Porter (Georgia) 

June 2017

Georgia TESOL

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