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 is part of the team writing the plan. Your input is valuable to this process.

  • 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?
  • 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)?
  • Provide feedback on standardized EL entry and exit procedures.
  • Other comments.

2017 TNTESOL Conference

RESPECT: Bridging Languages, Academics and Communities
March 9-11 2017

Upcoming events

    • 09 Mar 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 11 Mar 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel, 250 N. Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103
    2017 Tennessee TESOL Annual Meeting and Conference

    RESPECT: Bridging Languages, Academics and Communities


    Join us on March 9-11, 2017 for a spectacular professional development experience!
    Registration is now open.


     March 9 (Thursday)  State Day Schedule
     March 10 (Friday)  Presentations
     March 11 (Saturday)  Presentations

    Current Member: You must login at the top right-hand side of this page. If you have never logged into your account, please provide your email and click "forgot password". This will get your account established with a generic password that you may change at anytime. This generic password will be emailed to you immediately. Once logged in as a member, all of the member choices for registration will appear. If you need assistance please contact our Webmaster ( or Treasurer (

    Non-Members: Please note that membership does not happen automatically. You must follow the steps to become a member.

    Purchase Orders: We accept purchase orders! Just fill out the registration and submit your district check once you have printed and filed the proper paperwork. You will be able to download your registration and invoice immediately.
    Mail Purchase Orders and Checks to:

    Julie Harrison
    TN TESOL Treasurer

    351 Stumpy Lane

    Lebanon, TN 37090

    **Please, note that individuals are responsible for payment after registering until the school district submits their check.  Therefore, registrants will be billed for the event if the school district does not submit the check for payment.** 
      Hotel Reservations
    Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel  
      250 N. Main St.
    Memphis, TN 38103

    Special Conference Price: $127/night 
    Register here.

    If you call to make your reservation, use the following code: TNC08A


Sheraton Downtown Memphis
250 N. Main St.
Memphis, TN

Phone:  800-325-3535
If you call to make your reservation, use the following code:

Special room rate: $127 per night

Please reserve your room here


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Conference cancellations and refunds:

Requests for refunds of registration fees must be received, in writing, no later than 30 days prior to the conference date. A US$50 processing fee will be deducted from the registration fees paid. Refund requests received after the refund deadline will not be honored.
  • No refunds after the deadline (30 days prior to conference).
  • Not refundable: Pre- / Post-conference Institutes and Friday Night Event.
  • No refunds are issued at the conference.
Hotel room cancellations follow the policy of the hotel. TNTESOL does not have control over hotel policies.

Call for Proposals

Click here to submit your application for conference presentation proposal.

Conference Registration


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2017 TNTESOL Conference
March 9-11, 2017

Sheraton Downtown Memphis Hotel

250 N. Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103

Tentative Conference Times:
March 9th- 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
March 10th-
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
March 11th-
8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

A more detailed scheduled will be published soon.

Conference Schedule at a Glance

Download it here in January.

Concurrent Session Presentation Schedule

Download it here in February.

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