The PennTESOL 2023 Fall Conference will be held Saturday, November 4, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM a Furness High School in South Philadelphia (details about getting to the venue coming shortly)

This year’s theme is Building Bridges & Scaffolding Success.

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  8:45 a.m. 

Check-in & Breakfast

  9:00 a.m.

Plenary Speaker:

Mallory Fix-Lopez 

  10:00 a.m. 

Breakout Session 1

  10:30 a.m.

Breakout Session 2

  11:00 a.m. 

Lunch, Poster Sessions, and Networking

  12:00 noon

Breakout Session 3

  12:30 p.m.

Breakout Session 4

  1:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker:

Daniel Peou

The keynote presentation, entitled Full Circle: How a Former Refugee Student Transformed a School to Support Immigrant Families, will be delivered by Daniel Peou, principal of Furness High School.

The plenary presentation, entitled Different Sectors, Same Cause: Activist Applied Linguistics as the Keystone of TESOL will be delivered by Mallory Fix-Lopez, of the Community College of Philadelphia and vice president of the Philadelphia Board of Education.

Call for Proposals

The call for proposals is open until October 6 at 5:00 PM:

Proposal Submission Form.   Call for Proposals    Proposal Scoring Rubric

PennTESOL East is a professional, non-profit association dedicated to the improvement and advancement of English language teaching in eastern Pennsylvania.

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