2013 WV TESOL Spring Conference
Saturday, April 6, 2013
In Touch with English Language Learners
WV TESOL 16th Annual Spring Conference
Saturday, April 6th 2013 at 8am-4:30pm
Garnet Career Center
Charleston, WV 25301
Hosted by Kanawha County ABE/ESL Program
- Project-based instruction
- Skill area instruction and assessment
- Technology in instruction
- Common Core Standards for ESL
- Advocacy and community involvement
- Family Involvement
- Immigration Law and Reform
Keynote Address by Jen Smyers
Jen Smyers serves as the Associate Director for Immigration and Refugee Policy with Church World Service. In this position, Ms.Smyers meets with national and local policy makers to advocate for improved assistance for refugees resettled in the United States and humane immigration reform that reunites families, improves the visa process, treats all workers with respect, reforms detention conditions, and provides a pathway to legal status for undocumented immigrants.
A graduate of American University with a B.A. in Law and Society, B.A. in Public Communication, and Masters in Public Policy, Ms. Smyers has worked with Border Action Network in Tucson, Arizona and the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Smyers volunteers as an English as a Second Language instructor for Literacy Volunteers of the Winchester, VA area, and is active in a variety of service ventures helping homeless women.
Directions and Parking
Garnet Career Center, 422 Dickinson Street, Charleston, WV 25301
From I-64, take Exit 100 (Capitol St. and Leon Sullivan Way).
Bear right on the ramp toward Capitol Street.
Take the 2nd left onto Dickinson St.
Garnet is a 3 story red brick building on the left; at Donnelly St.
Parking: Park for free in the student parking lot located on Lewis Street. The building entrance is on Dickinson Street.
Fairfield Inn Charleston
1000 Washington St E, Charleston, WV
$97/night. Free Wifi, parking, and breakfast.
Just 2 blocks from Garnet Career Center.