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    • 05/11/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Calhoun Public Library
    • 36
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    What do parents need from the school and community? How can we foster better relationships between the school and ESOL families? Join us for this discussion on family engagement.

    Bring a friend! This event is guest-friendly! You can register your friend during the registration process.

    The Calhoun Public Library will be hosting a childcare event: Lego Time! Children of registered attendees can take part in this childcare free of charge. 


    Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library

    100 N Park Ave,

    Calhoun, GA 30701

    Meet the Panelists:

     Leticia Benavides, Parent Liaison at Anna K. Davie Elementary in Rome City.

    Leticia has been a Parent Liaison at Anna K. Davie Elementary for  2 years. She uses innovative techniques to support the school in building relationships with families, providing opportunities to welcome parents into the school. Leticia also works with Highland Rivers Rehabilitation Facility, supporting women in recovery.

     


    Erica Knowles, ESOL Teacher at Hamilton Crossing Elementary in Bartow County.

    Erica Knowles has been an educator for 21 years. She taught in the mainstream classroom for 9 years and has been an ESOL teacher for the last 12 years. She has presented on the local, district, regional, and state levels, providing information and different strategies to use to promote success with English language learners. She strives to make parents feel included and to ensure that they are an integral part of their children's education.


    Francisca Banuelos, Parent and Volunteer at Euharlee Elementary in Bartow County.

    Francisca Banuelos is a mother of two children, one who exited the ESOL program at her child’s school. As a volunteer, she works closely with the ESOL teachers in the district to make sure that ESOL families are heard and have opportunities to build relationships with the school. She is also a coach for the Summer Transition Program in Bartow County.


    Darla Chambliss, Assistant Director for Cherokee Regional Library System.

    Darla Chambliss is originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was employed as Assistant Director for Cherokee Regional Library System serving Walker and Dade counties before serving as Library Director for Catoosa County Public Library. She is currently serving as Director for Northwest Georgia Regional Library System serving Gordon, Whitfield and Murray counties. Darla received her Master’s of Library and Information Science degree in 2009 at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to her work in public libraries she was an Editorial Artist at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Darla lives with her husband Alex and sons Zan and Seth in Chickamauga, Georgia.

    Darla served on several local boards including the Fairyland School Fine Arts Committee, The Bunny Hop board of Chambliss Shelter, Chamber Ambassadors board of the Walker County Chamber, and The Friends of the Chickamauga Public Library. Darla is a member of the Rotary Club of Dalton and the Women Influencers Network group of Dalton, Georgia. Darla served as a member of the editorial board of the Georgia Library Quarterly for eight years and now regularly contributes to local newspapers. Ms. Chambliss requested funding from a local foundation to provide the capital to build a Spanish Language website that mirrors the English version of the library website; you can check it out at www.ngrl.org.


    • 06/07/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Calhoun- Gordon County Public Library
    • 39
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    Elementary ESOL teachers, Ellen Greer and Heather Moulder, will lead teachers through a presentation of how they can create an environment that encourages ELs to speak up and participate without fear, all while embracing their language learning journey. By incorporating information from The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners, as well as giving valuable resources that can be incorporated daily- teachers can expect to leave with strategies that promote language growth and engaged learners across all domains and in all content areas. Join us to explore strategies for facilitating instructional conversations that include technology, games, and even cooking! Let’s get talking!

    Ellen Greer is a K-5 ESOL teacher at both Euharlee and Taylorsville Elementary Schools in Bartow County. She has 17 years teaching experience, with this being her first year in ESOL. She graduated from the State University of West Georgia with her teaching certificate and Masters, and from Lincoln Memorial University with her Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She was Taylorsville Elementary’s Teacher of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year.

    Heather Moulder is a K-5 ESOL teacher at Kingston Elementary School in Bartow County. She has 21 years teaching experience, with 15 in ESOL. She graduated from Berry College with her Bachelors and Masters, and from Lincoln Memorial University with her Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She was Kingston Elementary’s Teacher of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year. 

    Both Ellen and Heather present staff development on English Learners at the school and county level.

    Attendees will want to bring a device. Free WiFi will be provided.

    ***Bring a friend! This session is guest-friendly! Members can register one additional guest.***

    The Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library will be providing free child care for registered attendees of this event. You can indicate childcare needs during the registration process.

    Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library

    100 N Park Ave, Calhoun, GA 30701

    • 06/29/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Location TBD
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    All board meetings are open to members.  The executive board and members at large will be in attendance. For additional information, please contact Lela Horne at LHornegatesol@gmail.com

    • 07/08/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Webinar
    • 74
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    Planning is key to achieving balance between content and language objectives. However, what happens when the co-teaching mandate is not clear and the schedule does not allow for shared planning time? How do teachers navigate the curriculum and share instructional time? Let’s explore research-based recommendations and practical solutions. 

    **If you missed this session by Dr. Horne at the 2019 International TESOL PreK-12 Day, you will want to catch this webinar! It is a must for co-teachers! **

    Dr. Lela Horne has 24 years of experience in education.  She has experience in  a variety of subjects in primary/secondary schools, a GED program, and a technical college.  Lela's dedication to the ESOL field is driven by a desire to help bilingual students and their families.  She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi and has been teaching ESOL in Marietta City Schools since 1999.  Lela has been a member of GATESOL since 2011 and has served as our adult education interest section leader, grants and awards chair, and was most recently our 2018 conference chair.  She is the 2019 President on the Executive Board.  Her background in business helps her take on a variety of roles within Georgia TESOL.


    • 07/15/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 100 N. Park Ave., Calhoun, GA 30701
    • 22
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    Carmen Agra Deedy is a New York Times bestselling author and has been writing and traveling around the world telling stories for more than twenty years. Her books, including 14 Cows for AmericaThe Library DragonThe Yellow Star, and Martina the Beautiful Cockroach have received numerous awards and honors. Carmen has performed in many prestigious venues, but children are her favorite audience. Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the United States as a refugee and like most immigrants sees the world from multiple perspectives. On November 1st, Carmen Agra Deedy performs an evening of enchanting storytelling for educators in GATESOL Regions 1 and 2.

    There will not be a book sale at this event, but participants are welcome to bring their books for autograph. Carmen Agra Deedy will be happy to sign personal copies. This event is free of charge for to GATESOL members.

    This event is family-friendly! Please feel free to register your children to attend with you. This event is for GATESOL members and their children.

    • 09/28/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Location TBD
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    All board meetings are open to members.  The executive board and members at large will be in attendance. For additional information, please contact Lela Horne at LHornegatesol@gmail.com

Past events

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 Lindy Lopez-Butner Memorial Grant
09/01/2018 Deadline to Apply for Beverly Benson Travel 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 II (Adult/Higher Education)
04/15/2018 Deadline to Apply for Project/Professional Grant I (PK-12)
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 (BRONZE)-2016 GATESOL Conference
10/14/2016 Sponsorship (GOLD)-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 Exhibitor Registration - GATESOL Regional Meeting, June 4, 2016
06/04/2016 2016 GATESOL Regional Meeting - Coming Together: Being a Piece of the Puzzle
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 Advertising (2014 Conference Program Book)
10/23/2014 Exhibitor Registration: GATESOL Annual Conference October 23-24, 2014
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 Beverly Benson Travel Grant
07/01/2013 Lindy Lopez-Butner Memorial Grant
06/01/2013 GATESOL Board Meeting
05/15/2013 Georgia/Peru TESOL Travel Grant
05/15/2013 Southeast TESOL Travel Grant
04/15/2013 GATESOL Member Project/Professional Development Grant II: Adult or Higher Education
04/15/2013 GATESOL Member Project/Professional Development Grant I: PK-12
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 Lindy Lopez-Butner Memorial Grant
09/01/2012 Beverly Benson Travel 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 II: Adult or Higher Education
03/31/2012 GATESOL Member Project/Professional Development Grant I: PK-12
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 Beverly Benson Travel Grant
09/01/2011 Lindy Lopez-Butner Memorial 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 Professional Service Award
05/14/2011 Youth Public Service Award
05/14/2011 Public 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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