Georgia Teachers of English to
Speakers of Other Languages
Advocacy, Equity, and Empowerment:
Breaking Down Barriers for English Learners
October 26, 2019
8:00 am - 4:15 pm
J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center
Nury Castillo Crawford
"The Empowerment of Self through Language and Culture"
Register Here: 2019 38th Annual GATESOL Conference
PDF Agenda: GATESOL 2019 Agenda.pdf
NEW this year!
Don't forget to register for our special optional
Georgia TESOL Unites to Write
Friday, October 25, 2019
8:30 - 3:30 PM
"GATESOL Teacher Empowerment – The Process and the Act of Writing as Knowledgeable Stakeholders in the Education of Multilinguals"
Gertrude Tinker-Sachs, Ph.D.
This year's conference will feature over 60 incredible, diverse presentations by EL and education professionals from throughout Georgia and beyond, spanning elementary, secondary, Higher Education, and adult education.
Topic strands include:
Advocacy, Equity, & Social Justice
Culture and Multiculturalism
Methods, Strategies, & Approaches
Program Administration & Leadership
Personal Growth & Self-Care
Technology & Digital Learning
RTI & English Learners
Family & Community Outreach
Integrating Language & Content
This year the traditional Poster Session has been replaced by a unique, interactive experience called the Learning Lab. In the Learning Lab, participants will have the opportunity to circulate around the space and engage in round-table discussions with presenters in a uniquely designed, technology-rich environment. Make sure to drop into the Learning Lab during the conference!
Featured Local Artist!
GATESOL is excited to welcome local Atlanta artist, educator, (and former English Learner!) Yehimi Cambrón, who designed our conference logo in collaboration with Atlanta artist Adam Stephenson. Yehimi has gained local and national recognition for her artwork and murals. She was recently recognized by the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as one of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia. Yehimi will be at the conference to share her story and artwork. Make sure to stop by her table during the event.
Entertainment & Learning!
Laughs will be provided by local comedy group Tapestry. Tapestry is an Atlanta improv team comprised of immigrants and those raised by their immigrant parents. They share personal stories about their cultural experiences, which inspire unscripted performances based on their stories. Tapestry members will also facilitate a breakout session demonstrating how improv techniques can be used to enhance the language classroom and foster professional growth.
Courtyard by Marriott Duluth Sugarloaf
1948 Satellite Blvd, Duluth, GA 30097
Cherri Washington, Registration Chair
For general visa information, visit the U.S. State Department website.
Citizens from participating countries who meet the requirements for the Visa Waiver Program can travel to the United States for business or tourism for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa. To see if you qualify, please review Visa Waiver Program Eligibility Requirements.
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If you would like to sponsor any portion of the 2018 GATESOL Conference, please contact the Conference Chair, Lela Horne.