While you're in town...
- Black Bear Burritos's downtown location is right across the street from 123 Pleasant Street. Black Bear features a variety of ethnic cuisines made with fresh, local ingredients. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.
- Tailpipes, also located downtown, is a restaurant offering unique burgers and milkshakes.
- If you are staying at the Hilton Garden Inn, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from in the Suncrest Town Center, steps away from your hotel. Check out the Town Center directory for dining and shopping options.
- Chaang Thai is a Thai restaurant located downtown, a few minutes walk from 123 Pleasant Street and the Chestnut Boutique Hotel. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.
- Looking for other dining options or activities while you're in Morgantown? Check out the "Best of Morgantown" list for all the best options.
- Check out The Grind, located downtown adjacent to campus for your morning coffee the morning of the conference.
WVTESOL 20th Annual Spring Conference
April 1, 2017
Pre-Conference Sessions on March 31
at West Virginia University,
co-hosted by Literacy West Virginia
About the Conference
- Surviving and thriving in changing language instruction circumstances
- Adapting known resources and practices to evolving dynamics
- Developing new tactics, resources, and approaches to solve emerging challenges
- Unconventional and “outside-the-box” tactics, methodologies, and programming
- Making sense of changing environments, legislation, processes and programming requirements
- Teaching in under-resourced environments
- Addressing challenges of rural program provision
- Learner/teacher identity and autonomy
- Language testing and assessment
- Curriculum development
- Language skills and subskills
- Professional development for teachers, administrators, tutors, and other language instruction providers
- Mobile and online learning
- Translanguaging and multilingual education
- Other topics which have relevance to the conference theme
As sessions vary in format and length, presenters are advised to state their preference and the relevance of their presentation to the conference theme or sub-theme. Where a preference cannot be accommodated, the Conference Committee will offer the presenter an alternative format.
Paper Presentations are research, theory, concepts, and practices. They are 20 minutes long + 10 minutes Q&A.
Panel Discussion is a forum for discussing thematic topics or other relevant topics within a small group. The sessions are 25 minutes long + 15 minutes Q&A.
Workshop Sessions are 45 minutes long. These sessions are interactive with emphasis on group collaborations.
Teaching Tips/Resource Sharing Sessions are 20 minutes. They provide useful information, and ideas on teaching and learning.
Poster Presentations/Exhibits will be displayed on an ongoing basis throughout the conference.
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner
2017 Conference Fees
- Optional registration for the pre-conference intensive workshop on Friday
- All workshops and learning opportunities at the Saturday conference
- Lunch and various refreshments at the Saturday conference
- An optional free one year membership to WV TESOL.
Postmarked/Paid February 15 - March 15, 2017 $45
Postmarked/Paid February 15 - March 15, 2017 $35
Postmarked/Paid AFTER March 15, 2017 $55
Postmarked/Paid AFTER March 15, 2017 $40
About Purchase Orders and Checks
Purchase orders are processed differently than checks and/or money orders. All checks and/or money orders should be made payable to "WVTESOL" as the payee, but purchase orders must be made payable to "WVAEA" INSTEAD of WVTESOL. (WVAEA, or the West Virginia Adult Education Association, is our sister organizational with a special capacity to accept and process purchase orders.)
Please mail (or attach a scan and/or copy via email) the purchase order to the following:
c/o Sumeeta Patnaik, Treasurer
38 Sunwatch Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
Remember to retain a copy of your purchase order for your own records.
YOUR REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE UNTIL A COPY OF YOUR PURCHASE ORDER OR YOUR PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED.
Need Continuing Education (CE) Credit?
Are you a K-12 teacher in need of CE credits?
When you attend WVTESOL, you will get to hear and interact with a nationally recognized speaker and author right here in West Virginia! In addition, you have the opportunity to connect with teachers and colleagues from other states and throughout West Virginia as we work toward helping English Language Learners.
Steps for CE Hours:
- Seek approval from your CE Council or immediate supervisor regarding desired CE hours
- Check with your building administrator/county CE council/Title II (Federal Programs) Office/ or BOE regarding funding support for a professional conference.
- Different counties have different requirements. Get exact clarification as to what YOUR county needs to count CE hours and to whom you must submit the hours.
- Attend WV TESOL on March 31 (optional/part-day) and April 1. Receive participant certificate as proof of your attendance at the professional conference.
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