Annual Fall Conference 2007

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Hadley Union Building (HUB)
Date: September 29, 2007, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Program schedule



Three Rivers TESOL would like to offer its appreciation and thanks to Indiana University for hosting our 2007 Conference. We would also like to thank the IUP Graduate English Department's Composition & TESOL Program for hosting our conference breakfast.

Conference Theme: "Linking Theory to Practice"

Our theme, “Linking Theory to Practice” encourages ESL teachers, students of TESOL and those involved in the educating process at all levels, pre-school, public education K-12 and post-secondary as well as ESL family advocates, to learn more about  how to infuse our teaching with best practices based on SLA theory as we serve English language learners.

Plenary talk: "Principles and Practices in Teacher Development: What Teachers can Do to Become More Aware of Their Teaching"
Plenary speaker: Dr. Jerry Gebhard
Abstract and Biographical statement



Conference Site: The conference will be held in the Hadley Union Building (HUB) of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), which is located about 45 miles north of Pittsburgh

Conference fees: The conference fees shall be as follows:

Members: $10
Student members: $10
Non-members: $50


Hotel: We have reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn (1395 Wayne Avenue, Indiana, PA) for the conference. Room rates are $89 plus tax per night if they are reserved by August 29, 2007.  To reserve a room, please contact the hotel at  724-463-3561 and state you are coming with the Three Rivers TESOL conference in order to get the discount rate.  Be sure to say "Three Rivers TESOL conference at IUP."

Directions from the Holiday Inn to the HUB: Turn left out of the Holiday Inn parking lot onto Wayne Avenue for 1.5 miles, then turn left onto Locust, before the light.  Then at the first stop sign, turn right, and at the next stop sign go straight into the parking lot. The Coop Store is in the front and there is sign directing you up steps to the left of the store.  Go up the steps and bear right, going into the lobby where the registration is located. 

Food: Inside the HUB there is a small food court for lunch, or on campus there is the Folger Dining Hall.  For off campus dining at lunchtime, people may walk or drive a few blocks to a variety of local restaurants.

Volunteering: Anyone who is interested in serving on the registration committee or as facilitators for the presenters should contact the Vice President at vp@3rtesol.orgSeveral people have volunteered so far, but more are always welcome, whether it is to sit at the registration table handing out packets and program information or directing people to their presentations. Facilitators will help presenters, contacting the technical advisors if there are problems and introducing the presenters as needed as well as providing guidance with timekeeping for presenters.


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