Annual Fall Conference 2006


October 28 , 2006


Reizenstein Middle School
129 Denniston Avenue
Pittsburgh 15206

Plenary talk:
"Making the Connection: Identifying the ESL Allies you didn’t know you had"
Plenary speaker:
Schedule Grid (Note: subject to change)

Directions to Three Rivers TESOL Conference at Pittsburgh Public Schools Reizenstein School, 129 Denniston Avenue, Pittsburgh 15206 in East Liberty (this school is now being used solely for District administrative offices):

From Parkway 376 Downtown take the Edgewood/Swissvale Exit #7 and travel north on Braddock Avenue through Regent Square. Take a left onto Penn Avenue until you reach the intersection of Penn Avenue and East Liberty Blvd., where Reizenstein School will be on the left. If you have gone past the McDonalds you have gone too far.


Main hallway, 8:00 to 11:00 am


Boxed lunches will be available for purchase based on reservation and crowd predictions. If you would like a boxed lunch please email Shannon Mischler before October 23rd;

A light snack will be served from 4 PM to 5 PM during the Three Rivers TESOL Network Hour after the conference in the cafeteria. Please meet your colleagues and share anecdotes of your ESL experiences!

Restaurants: There are three fast food restaurants within walking distance in a plaza across from Reizenstein School on Penn Avenue.

Shadyside Restaurants are a 3 minute car ride from Reizenstein. At the driveway entrance to Reizenstein School facing Penn Ave at the street light, make a left onto Penn Avenue. Travel two stop lights to Shady Ave at the Giant Eagle on your left, and make a left. Travel through two stop lights veering to the right at the second stop light. This will be Walnut Street. Take Walnut Street through Shadyside until you hit the business district with restaurants and shops. As you pass through the business district make a right and there will be meter parking behind the shops.

More information about restaurants in the area



A light breakfast of bagels and coffee will be served between 8 AM and 9 AM in the cafeteria.

A light snack will be served from 4 PM to 5 PM during the Three Rivers TESOL Network Hour after the conference in the cafeteria. Please meet your colleagues and share anecdotes of your ESL experiences!


Parking is available at Reizenstein School. Please enter the conference through the front school doors.


The sessions will be on the second floor, which is accessible by either ramp next to the open air cafeteria or stairs beside the front entrance. The sessions will be contained to the left side of the school in the Academic Success Academy in rooms 251, 255/56, 259, 270, and 273.

Poster sessions will be in the cafeteria throughout the entire conference.

Plenary Speaker will be in the open air cafeteria, which is located directly behind the front doors of the school. As you walk into Reizenstein school turn left and then turn right and the open air cafeteria and stage is in front of you. Please follow signs.


Swap Shop

Bring your plans to the Swap Shop and take home fresh ideas!

Do you have a classroom activity that you are proud of because it worked so well? Is there a particular lesson you have taught that you wished you could tell everyone about but youÕre not ready to present? Do you have a lesson or an activity that you like well enough to share simply to see what innovations other teachers have come up with?

Bring it to Swap Shop and take home fresh ideas!

Start planning NOW to contribute ONE of your lesson plans to the Swap Shop. This can be a fun activity that you have developed, or it could be a lesson plan that other teachers might adapt to their classrooms.

How do you get involved? Just make 25 copies of the plan/activity and bring it to the Three Rivers TESOL conference. When you arrive, deliver those copies to the Swap Shop table!

This means you come in with ONE plan and go home with many more activities, and at NO COST to you!

Come SWAP your stuff with the best! Plan now!


Last modified: October 20, 2006