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2016 State Day at TNTESOL - Archived Webcast

Did you miss State Day?!? Did you attend State Day but want to review the great presentations by Jan Lanier (TDOE Director of Title III and Immigrant Programs), Mark Chapman (WIDA Assessments), and more? Here's how to watch the archived webcast:

  1. Click this link: bit.ly/TNTESOL16-StateDay
  2. If Blackboard Collaborate Launcher is already installed, the pop-up window will instruct you to open it with that program.
  3. If you do not have Blackboard Collaborate Launcher, you will be directed to the right place to download the program for PC and Mac or the Collaborate app for IOS and Android.
  4. The video is nearly 7 hours of continuous recording! You can move the timing slider to skip ahead. Look at the cross lines along the timing track: These show the points where the presenter's slide changes. You can see a very long gap between two of the cross lines -- these indicated the lunch period when no one was presenting.
This was our first attempt at webcasting all of State Day. It isn't perfect, but the recording does capture the audio, video and slides of every speaker. We will continue to work on improving this feature for future TNTESOL Conferences.

Feedback from TNTESOL Members for the ESSA plan

TN is collecting information from stakeholders through the September 26  to inform the state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act.  The draft of this plan will be available for your comments in December 2016.  Please consider the following questions.  Responses should be mailed to Jan.Lanier@tn.gov.  Jan is part of the team writing the plan. Your input is valuable to this process.  

  • 1.        What effective systems of support are needed for English Learners to ensure they are able to attain English proficiency and meet the same challenging academic standards that all students are expected to meet?
  • 2.       With Title III accountability moving into Title I, how should the state’s accountability and education systems, incorporate English learners (EL proficiency, including former ELs, phasing in newly-arrived ELs)?
  • 3.       Provide feedback on standardized EL entry and exit procedures.
  • 4.       Other comments:

2016 Awards and Grants

President's Award

  • The 2016 President's Award recipient is Byron Booker. He has served as a teacher and administrator with the Knox County Schools since 2004. Presently serves as an Assistant Principal at Austin-East School of the Arts in Knoxville, Tennessee. Read more...

Charles Gillon

Educator of the Year

  • Eastern Region: Beth Lee
  • Central Region: Patricia Seyb
  • Western Region/Overall: Magda Sakaan
  • Read more...

Administrator of the Year NEW!

Gundi Ressin Memorial Scholarship

  • The TNTESOL Gundi Ressin Memorial Scholarship was established by the TNTESOL Board of Directors to provide funds to affiliate members to support their continuing commitment to the teaching of English to speakers of other languages in three areas. Read more...

Edie Barry Memorial Scholarship

  • Edie Barry (1948-2013) was a dedicated teacher and a committed member of the TNTESOL organization. In addition to this professional service, she actively served as a volunteer in a faith-based organization which provided ESL services to her community. In memory of Edie, and to honor her service, TNTESOL has established a new scholarship for those working in volunteer settings. Read more...

Travel Grants

Social Media Connections



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