2018 TNTESOL Annual Conference & Business Meeting

Give Light: Learn from the Past > Teach in the Present > Illuminate the Future

#TNTESOL40YearsStrong


    September 20

    Dr. Candice McQueen

    Dr. Candice McQueen was sworn in as Tennessee’s commissioner of education in January 2015. McQueen led a statewide effort to create a new strategic plan and vision for our schools called Tennessee Succeeds focused on increasing postsecondary and career readiness for all of Tennessee’s 1 million students. In summer 2017, Tennessee‘s new state plan was approved under the Every Student Succeeds Act, which builds on the work started under Tennessee Succeeds. Some of the hallmarks of the plan include a focus on ensuring Ready Graduates by supporting more early college coursework and industry certification attainment, a renewed accountability and support focus on improving achievement and growth for all students, and elevating a continuum of interventions for the state’s lowest performing schools.

    September 21-22

    Dr. Keith Folse

    Dr. Folse is currently professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida. For almost 40 years, he has taught English in the US (Mississippi, Alabama, Oregon, and Florida) as well as internationally (Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Kuwait, and Japan). He is both a researcher and an author. With nearly 75 books in publication, and his most recent The Grammar Answer Key (University of Michigan Press) now available as an e-book, Dr. Folse is our invited plenary speaker on Friday, September 21. He is also conducting two workshops, one on grammar and one on vocabulary (Friday and Saturday) highlighting his “cheat sheet” to English language problems that frustrate our learners. In his words, this book is “what I truly wish I had had access to when I started teaching almost 40 years ago.”

    Dr. Folse has presented all over the US and in many other countries, and he is extremely happy to finally be presenting here in Tennessee for the very first time.


    Come celebrate the 40th Anniversary of TNTESOL in historic FranklinWilliamson County.

    We are looking forward to welcoming you September 20-22!

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    Thursday, 9/20   State Day, 40th Anniversary Celebration DOWNLOAD AGENDA
    Friday, 9/21   Keynote, Presentations & Workshops, Business Meeting, Social Event DOWNLOAD AGENDA
    Saturday, 9/22   Presentations & Workshops DOWNLOAD AGENDA

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    Lebanon, TN 37087

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    Hotel Reservations

    UPDATE: 8/22/18

    We have sold out our block of rooms at the conference rate and the Marriott is fully booked for the weekend. However, there are several hotel properties in the same area, some are in walking distance to the Conference Center. Use this link to contact the hotels and make your reservation.


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