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    • 02/28/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
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    A primary goal of GATESOL is to promote advocacy initiatives in the TESOL field. This forum will explore:

    1) the role of advocacy,

    2) effective advocacy tools, and

    3) expected advocacy outcomes.

    Informative session sponsored jointly by the GATESOL Social Responsibility and Bilingual Education Interest Sections.


    • 03/08/2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
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    Join us for this Town Hall Event on Adult Education. The event will open with featured panelists describing how the pandemic has influenced their journeys and addressing how they are moving forward. The town hall will then open the floor for attendees to ask questions, share their own struggles, and talk about their inspiration as well. 

    FEATURED PANELISTS:

    Patrick Massaquoi is a student in ESL student in English for a Lifetime's adult education ESL program.






    Dr. Jackie Saindon has been an adult ESL teacher for more than 35 years.  She has taught in community settings, intensive English programs, state-funded ESL programs, at transition programs in colleges, and at the University of Georgia’s Language and Literacy Program.  She has also led workshops and training sessions for perspective volunteers in adult ESL programs.   She has co-authored a series of books on pairing novels with movies, and her interest in fluency first approaches to vocabulary continues.  She currently volunteers in  a combined adult basic education and ESL class at the Athens Regional Library, and is involved in expanding adult ESL/Family Literacy programs in Clarke County schools.


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    Alyson Richardson is GA TESOLs 2021 Interest Section Leader for Adult Education and currently teaches one-on-one virtual classes around the globe

    to adult students ranging from Beginner to Advanced levels. With experience as a private instructor, General English instructor at TALK Atlanta, and an Intensive English Program (IEP) instructor at Atlanta English Institute, Ms. Richardson has seen many fluctuations in the Atlanta-area ESL industry since 2004. For the two years prior to Covid-19, Ms. Richardson was teaching in the IEP at

    Atlanta English Institute. While the live classroom is where she had always been most comfortable, Ms. Richardson transitioned to teaching her IEP class online over the course of a weekend. That overnight transition gave Alyson further confidence in her abilities as a versatile instructor and informed her decisions when her beloved school returned to in-person instruction during the summer of 2020. When it became apparent the pandemic was not going away quickly, she faced an important choice to pivot her career and again focus on her private business—at least for the short-term while her daughter, a Dekalb County student, studies virtually. Now, in addition to providing online ESL education services to adult-learners, Ms. Richardson has added K-4 Language Arts tutoring to her portfolio. The addition was a comfortable union of her experience as a

    teaching assistant to young children, a mother of a fifth grader, and an Adult ESL instructor. Alyson Richardson is a lifelong learner and passionate about Adult ESL, teacher support and education,

    and building relationships with fellow teachers. She believes every challenge we face can be an opportunity for growth, even if it is not immediately apparent.


    Dr. Joel Floyd is the founding Principal and Chief Executive Director of Adult ESL and Continuing Education at English for a Lifetime Language Institute. He has directed English for a

    Lifetime’s adult ESL/ ESOL program since February of 2012 with one mission in mind: to provide an English language program for adult non-citizens, helping this learner population to master the English language for survival and professional purposes. As an adult education school leader, Dr. Floyd has been diligent in providing his teaching faculty with consistent professional development training for effective teaching and learning in non – traditional adult school settings. He has also led several teacher professional development seminars modeled after Malcolm Knowles’s popularization of andragogy at various adult education institutes in the Metro Atlanta area. In addition, Dr. Floyd currently serves on Keiser University’s advisory board in the graduate division of education, GATESOL’s Presidential advisory board, and is GATESOL’s 2021 interest section leader for social responsibility. Furthermore, he is a proud member of the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) and the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE). Dr. Floyd’s passion for educational leadership is evidenced in his recurring quest to contribute quality research to the adult education field. His

    latest publications: A Challenging Reality: Transitioning from the classroom to e-learning among English language learners, A Phenomenological Study of Adult Basic Education Teachers’ Experiences with Professional Development, and Business English Skills: Recipes for the Adult English language learner continue to address many of the critical issues in the adult education field. In addition, during the challenges of COVID-19, summer 2020, he also released his first devotional book, The Wait: Navigating Spiritually through COVID -19. Above all, Dr. Floyd functions as an energetic, enthusiastic, compassionate, and transformational leader, who

    believes in helping adult learners, reach their highest potential, and his philosophy of education (teaching and learning) is grounded in the wisdom words of Saint Mother Teresa, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”


    • 03/20/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    This is an open meeting. All active members of GATESOL are welcome to register and attend. Once registration is complete, you will receive meeting login credentials at the email you register with. If you need to address the board during this meeting, please contact the President/Meeting Chair, Jennifer Pendergrass, at least 10 days prior to the meeting date for consideration in inclusion on the meeting agenda (jpendergrass@gatesol.org).

    Voting Members of the Board:

    Role Name
    President Jennifer Pendergrass
    1st Vice President Elizabeth Webb
    2nd Vice President  Priscilla Noble
    Treasurer Phoenicia Grant
    Secretary Felicia MacFarland
    2nd Year MAL Al Dodge
    2nd Year MAL Jamie Vogan
    2nd Year MAL Nancy Puga
    2nd Year MAL Cristina Washell
    1st Year MAL Debra Brooks
    1st Year MAL David Chiesa
    1st Year MAL Darline Douangvilay
    1st Year MAL Claudia Martinez

    Non-Voting Members/Liaisons to the Board:

    Past President (non-voting) Greg Wickersham
    SETESOL Liaison (non-voting)  Cherrilynn Woods Washington
    GaDOE Liaison (non-voting) Ariana Magee


    • 04/24/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    This is an open meeting. All active members of GATESOL are welcome to register and attend. Once registration is complete, you will receive meeting login credentials at the email you register with. If you need to address the board during this meeting, please contact the President/Meeting Chair, Jennifer Pendergrass, at least 10 days prior to the meeting date for consideration in inclusion on the meeting agenda (jpendergrass@gatesol.org).

    Voting Members of the Board:

    Role Name
    President Jennifer Pendergrass
    1st Vice President Elizabeth Webb
    2nd Vice President  Priscilla Noble
    Treasurer Phoenicia Grant
    Secretary Felicia MacFarland
    2nd Year MAL Al Dodge
    2nd Year MAL Jamie Vogan
    2nd Year MAL Nancy Puga
    2nd Year MAL Cristina Washell
    1st Year MAL Debra Brooks
    1st Year MAL David Chiesa
    1st Year MAL Darline Douangvilay
    1st Year MAL Claudia Martinez

    Non-Voting Members/Liaisons to the Board:

    Past President (non-voting) Greg Wickersham
    SETESOL Liaison (non-voting)  Cherrilynn Woods Washington
    GaDOE Liaison (non-voting) Ariana Magee


    • 06/09/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    This is an open meeting. All active members of GATESOL are welcome to register and attend. Once registration is complete, you will receive meeting login credentials at the email you register with. If you need to address the board during this meeting, please contact the President/Meeting Chair, Jennifer Pendergrass, at least 10 days prior to the meeting date for consideration in inclusion on the meeting agenda (jpendergrass@gatesol.org).

    Voting Members of the Board:

    Role Name
    President Jennifer Pendergrass
    1st Vice President Elizabeth Webb
    2nd Vice President  Priscilla Noble
    Treasurer Phoenicia Grant
    Secretary Felicia MacFarland
    2nd Year MAL Al Dodge
    2nd Year MAL Jamie Vogan
    2nd Year MAL Nancy Puga
    2nd Year MAL Cristina Washell
    1st Year MAL Debra Brooks
    1st Year MAL David Chiesa
    1st Year MAL Darline Douangvilay
    1st Year MAL Claudia Martinez

    Non-Voting Members/Liaisons to the Board:

    Past President (non-voting) Greg Wickersham
    SETESOL Liaison (non-voting)  Cherrilynn Woods Washington
    GaDOE Liaison (non-voting) Ariana Magee


    • 08/28/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register


    This is an open meeting. All active members of GATESOL are welcome to register and attend. Once registration is complete, you will receive meeting login credentials at the email you register with. If you need to address the board during this meeting, please contact the President/Meeting Chair, Jennifer Pendergrass, at least 10 days prior to the meeting date for consideration in inclusion on the meeting agenda (jpendergrass@gatesol.org).

    Voting Members of the Board:

    Role Name
    President Jennifer Pendergrass
    1st Vice President Elizabeth Webb
    2nd Vice President  Priscilla Noble
    Treasurer Phoenicia Grant
    Secretary Felicia MacFarland
    2nd Year MAL Al Dodge
    2nd Year MAL Jamie Vogan
    2nd Year MAL Nancy Puga
    2nd Year MAL Cristina Washell
    1st Year MAL Debra Brooks
    1st Year MAL David Chiesa
    1st Year MAL Darline Douangvilay
    1st Year MAL Claudia Martinez

    Non-Voting Members/Liaisons to the Board:

    Past President (non-voting) Greg Wickersham
    SETESOL Liaison (non-voting)  Cherrilynn Woods Washington
    GaDOE Liaison (non-voting) Ariana Magee


    • 09/18/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register


    This is an open meeting. All active members of GATESOL are welcome to register and attend. Once registration is complete, you will receive meeting login credentials at the email you register with. If you need to address the board during this meeting, please contact the President/Meeting Chair, Jennifer Pendergrass, at least 10 days prior to the meeting date for consideration in inclusion on the meeting agenda (jpendergrass@gatesol.org).

    Voting Members of the Board:

    Role Name
    President Jennifer Pendergrass
    1st Vice President Elizabeth Webb
    2nd Vice President  Priscilla Noble
    Treasurer Phoenicia Grant
    Secretary Felicia MacFarland
    2nd Year MAL Al Dodge
    2nd Year MAL Jamie Vogan
    2nd Year MAL Nancy Puga
    2nd Year MAL Cristina Washell
    1st Year MAL Debra Brooks
    1st Year MAL David Chiesa
    1st Year MAL Darline Douangvilay
    1st Year MAL Claudia Martinez

    Non-Voting Members/Liaisons to the Board:

    Past President (non-voting) Greg Wickersham
    SETESOL Liaison (non-voting)  Cherrilynn Woods Washington
    GaDOE Liaison (non-voting) Ariana Magee


Past events

02/27/2021 February Board Meeting
02/15/2021 GATESOL Adult Education Professional Development Meeting
01/28/2021 Social Responsibility Interest Section Meeting
01/23/2021 January Board Meeting
10/29/2020 39th Annual GATESOL Conference - VIRTUAL!
10/29/2020 Virtual EXHIBITOR Registration (2020 GATESOL Conference)
10/29/2020 Virtual SPONSORSHIP (2020 GATESOL Conference)
09/19/2020 September Board Meeting (Virtual)
05/09/2020 Town Hall Meeting Meeting the needs of our students (a.m.)
05/07/2020 Town Hall Meeting Meeting the needs of our students (p.m.)
04/25/2020 GATESOL Board Meeting
04/09/2020 Adult Education Town Hall Meeting (p.m.) *with Dr. Williams
04/09/2020 Adult Education Town Hall Meeting (a.m.) *with Dr. Dixon
04/08/2020 Higher Education Town Hall Meeting (p.m.) *with Dr. Williams
04/08/2020 Higher Education Town Hall Meeting (a.m.) *with Dr. Dixon
04/07/2020 K-12 Town Hall Meeting (p.m.) *with Dr. Dixon
04/07/2020 K-12 Town Hall Meeting (p.m. afternoon) *with Dr. Dixon
04/07/2020 K-12 Town Hall Meeting (a.m.) *with Dr. Williams
02/08/2020 CANCELLED February Board Meeting
11/10/2019 Region 4 GATESOL virtual meetup ESOL and Learning Disabilities: Zoom Micro-lecture and dialogue
10/26/2019 2019 38th Annual GATESOL Conference
10/26/2019 Get Your Conference Swag! - GATESOL Scarves
10/25/2019 GATESOL Teacher Empowerment: The Process and Act of Writing as Knowledgeable Stakeholders in the Education of Multilinguals
10/21/2019 Moving Forward - Tools for Success
09/28/2019 Board Meeting (9:00-12:00)
07/15/2019 Carmen Agra Deedy Presents An Afternoon of Storytelling
07/08/2019 Co-Teaching: Creating One Greatness
06/29/2019 Board Meeting (9:00-12:00)
06/07/2019 Let's Get Talking!
05/11/2019 Panel Discussion: Family Engagement
04/14/2019 Sponsorship-2019 38th Annual GATESOL Conference
04/14/2019 Exhibitor Registration - 2019 38th Annual GATESOL Conference
04/14/2019 Advertising (2019 38th Annual GATESOL Conference Program Book)
03/30/2019 Board Meeting (9:00-12:00)
03/01/2019 Deadline to Apply for Georgia/Peru TESOL Travel Grant
01/26/2019 Board Meeting (9:00-12:00)
12/30/2018 Deadline to Apply for John R. Stowe Cultural Immersion Grant
09/01/2018 Deadline to Apply for Beverly Benson Travel Grant
09/01/2018 Deadline to Apply for Lindy Lopez-Butner Memorial Grant
07/28/2018 GATESOL Board Meeting
06/02/2018 GATESOL Board Meeting
04/28/2018 GATESOL Board Meeting
04/15/2018 Deadline to Apply for Project/Professional Grant I (PK-12)
04/15/2018 Deadline to Apply for Project/Professional Grant II (Adult/Higher Education)
03/03/2018 GATESOL Board Meeting
10/20/2017 GATESOL 1st Annual V.I.P. Breakfast
09/28/2017 GATESOL Conference T-Shirt & NEW Polo Orders 2017
02/18/2017 Advertising (2017 36th Annual GATESOL Conference Program Book)
10/14/2016 Sponsorship (GOLD)-2016 GATESOL Conference
10/14/2016 Sponsorship (BRONZE)-2016 GATESOL Conference
10/14/2016 Exhibitor Registration - GATESOL Annual Conference, October 14-15, 2016
09/10/2016 GATESOL Board Meeting
08/20/2016 GATESOL Board Meeting
08/01/2016 GATESOL Annual Conference Registration, October 14-15, 2016
06/04/2016 2016 GATESOL Regional Meeting - Coming Together: Being a Piece of the Puzzle
06/04/2016 Exhibitor Registration - GATESOL Regional Meeting, June 4, 2016
04/23/2016 GATESOL Board Meeting
02/27/2016 4th Annual Intensive English Program (IEP) Mini-Conference - Keeping It Real!
02/06/2016 GATESOL Board Meeting (RESCHEDULED due to inclement weather on 1/23/16)
01/13/2016 Advertising (2016 Conference Program Book)
10/29/2015 Exhibitor Registration: GATESOL Annual Conference October 29-30, 2015
10/29/2015 GATESOL Annual Conference, October 29-30, 2015
10/06/2015 2015 Board Members Team T-Shirt
09/12/2015 GATESOL Board Meeting
08/01/2015 GATESOL Board Meeting
04/25/2015 GATESOL Board Meeting
02/21/2015 3rd Annual IEP Mini-Conference, February 21, 2015
01/24/2015 GATESOL Board Meeting
10/23/2014 Exhibitor Registration: GATESOL Annual Conference October 23-24, 2014
10/23/2014 Advertising (2014 Conference Program Book)
10/23/2014 GATESOL Annual Conference, October 23-24, 2014
10/08/2014 Board Members Team T-Shirt
10/08/2014 SETESOL Conference, October 8-11, 2014
09/13/2014 GATESOL Board Meeting
06/20/2014 GATESOL Regions 8, 9, & 12 Meeting
05/17/2014 GATESOL Board Meeting
03/15/2014 GATESOL Board Meeting
02/15/2014 2nd Annual Atlanta Area IEP Mini-Conference, February 15, 2014
02/01/2014 Adult Education Interest Section Workshop, February 1, 2014
01/25/2014 GATESOL Board Meeting
12/30/2013 John R. Stowe Cultural Immersion Grant, Deadline Dec. 30th, 2013
11/07/2013 Southeast TESOL Conference 2013
10/25/2013 Exhibitor Registration: GATESOL Annual Conference October 25-26, 2013
10/25/2013 Georgia TESOL Annual Conference, October 25-26, Atlanta
09/21/2013 GATESOL Board Meeting
07/01/2013 Lindy Lopez-Butner Memorial Grant
07/01/2013 Beverly Benson Travel Grant
06/01/2013 GATESOL Board Meeting
05/15/2013 Southeast TESOL Travel Grant
05/15/2013 Georgia/Peru TESOL Travel Grant
04/15/2013 GATESOL Member Project/Professional Development Grant I: PK-12
04/15/2013 GATESOL Member Project/Professional Development Grant II: Adult or Higher Education
04/06/2013 GATESOL Board Meeting
03/12/2013 Adult Education Interest Section Hybrid Workshop
02/23/2013 IEP Mini-Conference
02/05/2013 KSU ESOL Conference
12/30/2012 John R. Stowe Cultural Immersion Grant
10/20/2012 Community Support Grant
09/27/2012 Southeast TESOL Conference 2012
09/01/2012 Beverly Benson Travel Grant
09/01/2012 Lindy Lopez-Butner Memorial Grant
08/25/2012 GATESOL Board Meeting
05/15/2012 Southeast TESOL Travel Grant
05/15/2012 Georgia/Peru TESOL Travel Grant
05/14/2012 Awards Nomination Deadline
04/28/2012 GATESOL Board Meeting
04/15/2012 SE TESOL Conference 2012 Travel Grant
03/31/2012 GATESOL Member Project/Professional Development Grant I: PK-12
03/31/2012 GATESOL Member Project/Professional Development Grant II: Adult or Higher Education
02/04/2012 GATESOL Board Meeting
01/01/2012 Georgia/Peru TESOL Travel Grant
12/31/2011 John R. Stowe Cultural Immersion Grant
11/19/2011 GATESOL Board Meeting
09/17/2011 Elections for the 2011-2012 Georgia TESOL Executive Board
09/16/2011 Georgia TESOL Conference, Sept 16-17, Augusta GA
09/01/2011 Lindy Lopez-Butner Memorial Grant
09/01/2011 Beverly Benson Travel Grant
08/06/2011 GATESOL Board Meeting - Aug 6 but please note new location!!
08/01/2011 Nominations for the Georgia TESOL 2011-2012 Executive Board
05/14/2011 Public Service Award
05/14/2011 Youth Public Service Award
05/14/2011 Professional Service Award
04/30/2011 GATESOL Call for Proposals
03/01/2011 Join GA TESOL by March 4 and be entered to win an International TESOL Membership
02/12/2011 GATESOL Board Meeting

 

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