Bilingual/ESL Virtual Symposium

June 23-24, 2020

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We're going Virtual!

Our Bilingual and ESL Annual Summer Symposium originally scheduled for June 23 and 24th will now be held online on the same dates. Enjoy bite-sized chunks of learning in a flexible schedule that honors your time and your need to stand up and stretch!


1. View the Symposium schedule and decide which sessions you want to attend. New breakout sessions have been added to Day 2!

2. Go to the Region 10 workshop registration page.

3. Select the sessions you want to attend. Bilingual/ESL/Title III cooperative members pay $0 per zoom session. Non-cooperative members pay $15 per zoom session.

4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "add to cart." Proceed to check out.

5. After checking out, an email with a Zoom link will be sent to you. You must register for each session as they each have a unique Zoom link. Register for your zoom session when you receive the email.

Keynote Speaker

Astrid Emily Francis is a nationally recognized English as a Second Language teacher at Concord High School in Concord, North Carolina. She serves students in 9th-12th grade with various English proficiency levels. Emily is a native Spanish-speaker who is originally from Guatemala, and came to the U.S. as an unaccompanied minor. Her experience as an English Language Learner inspired her to become an ESL teacher and affords her a deep understanding of the challenges her students must overcome to find success. Emily earned a BA in Spanish and a MAT in ESL from UNC-Charlotte. She serves as a professional development facilitator, motivational speaker, and Keynote. Emily forms part of the Executive Board of The Carolinas TESOL (teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). Emily is a contributing author for Community College Teacher Preparation for Diverse Geographies: Implications for Access and Equity for Preparing a Diverse Teacher Workforce

Emily served as teacher liaison to the Cabarrus County Board of Education as Teacher of the

Year 2016.

As a leader, Emily’s focus is to inspire students to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more.

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!

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