ESOL Conference


Kennesaw State University and the Georgia Department of Education – Title III and ESOL

present the

13thAnnual ESOL Conference

The Power of ESOL: Building a Better Future for ALL Students

February 4 - 6, 2014

KSU Center  3333 Busbee Dr.  Kennesaw, GA  30144


On behalf of the ESOL Conference planning team, the Center for Education Placements and Partnerships, and the Georgia Department of Education, we would like to sincerely thank you for being part of the 12th Annual ESOL Conference. We are excited to share many valuable resources with you from the conference. Below you will find links to resources from several of our presenters. Thank you to all presenters, attendees, and vendors that helped to make the conference a successful and informative event. We look forward to your participation again next year!

Presenter Presentation
Juanita Boatwright Everybody Speaks Our Language
Amy Cain Guiding English Learners to Fulfill Their Potential as Writers
Amy Cain & Tara Harper Meaningful Math with English Learners
Anne Wender & Jean Martin Hit the Ground Rolling: Co-Teaching Diverse 3rd Grade Math Students
Jennifer Gates Get Your Grant On
  Rev Up with Research
Davelon Norris & Cristina Zakis Collaborating to Effectively Teach the Common Core
Lisa Nelson & Cara Cesa Dual not Duel
Davelon Norrs, Chris Starr, Elena Vo English Learners Can Write!
Dr. Nia Pole The Incredible Interactive Notebook
Jennifer Pendergrass, Keri Mullinax, Marth Templeton Improving Student Expectations
Felice Russell Teacher Leader and Principal Collaboration to Meet the Needs of English Learners
Kim Taylor, Beth Byess, Carla Scoggins Integrating Arts, Science, and Social Studies into ESOL Inclusion in the Primary Grades
Dorothy Fonde Werts Writing in the Primary ESOL Classroom: Collaboration and Peer Support
Taulbee Cherry & Linda Iza Procedures for Using Sentence Frames to Scaffold the Use of Academic Vocabulary and Text Structures
Silk Lee Understanding Korean Culture and Korean Students
Dr. Anete Vasquez & Dr. Linda Evans How to Write a Conference Proposal
Torrie Voss Using Social Media to Enhance Learning for ELs
Bambi Willard & Jennifer Poole Writing Wonders
Mishka Barnes English Learners' Acquisition of Academic Language to Obtain Reading Comprehension Skills
Dr. Jennifer Turner Working to Read and Reading to Work
Kathy O'Hara-Rosa & Michelle Jorgensen Family Achievement Makes Excellence (F.A.M.E.)
Greg Clark & Margaret McKenzie Tech Support for English Learning
Brandy Douglas Make & Take: CCGPS Differentiation for ELs


Keynote Speakers

February 4 & 5, 2014 - TBA

February 6, 2014 - TBA


Special thanks to our 2013 Vendors

Gold Sponsors



Silver Sponsors



Bronze Sponsors

Dodge Learning

Thinking Maps, Inc.

Bridgeview Education

World of Reading Limited


William H. Sadlier, Inc.

Openbook Learning, Inc.


Educators First

PAGE - Professional Association of Georgia Educators




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