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      2020 TexTESOL V Regional Conference in Arlington

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      February 8, 2020

      Saturday   7:30 AM

      500 South Nedderman Drive
      Arlington, Texas

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      2020 TexTESOL V Regional Conference

      Do you want to learn effective and innovative strategies for teaching ESL?  Join us for the 2020 TexTESOL V Regional Conference.  Our theme this year is "Powerful Partnerships: Advocacy in the 21st Century."    Some of the highlights of the conference include: 1 full day of workshops, demonstrations, and networking opportunities tailored to English Language professionals Keynote address by Florencia Velasco Fortner, the president and CEO of The Concilio Complimentary breakfast and lunch A poster session featuring the latest research-based practices Opportunity to network with TexELT journal editors and staff Exhibits and booths that allow you in person interaction with publishers and educational vendors *We are currently accepting proposal submissions for presentations and poster sessions until October 31st, 2019.  Submissions can be made at  All submissions welcome! If you are registering with part of a district or organization, contact to obtain an invoice and promo code for your group. Participants will be able to use the free code to register themselves, and the organizer will mail the payment to TexTESOL V, P.O Box 1173, Fort Worth, TX 76101. Conference Schedule: Probable event timeline is as follows: Breakfast and registration: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Session 1: 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM Session 2: 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Meeting and Keynote: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Lunch: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Session 3: 1:15 PM - 2:00PM Session 4: 2:15 PM - 3:00PM Session 5: 3:15PM - 4:00PM Keynote: Florencia Velasco Fortner, the President and CEO of The Concilio  Our Keynote Speaker will be Florencia Velasco Fortner, the president and CEO of The Concilio. For 25 years, Florencia Velasco Fortner has used her experience as a grassroots organizer and child advocate to positively impact low-income families throughout North Texas and Southern California.  Before joining The Concilio, she worked as an organizer with the legendary Industrial Areas Foundation, diffused cultural clashes in Santa Ana's affordable housing communities, and helped launch Education is Freedom college access program with Dallas ISD.  It was her intervention work with gang members in L.A., however, that taught Florencia the critical role parents play in helping at-risk children.  She is widely regarded as an expert on Latino culture, engaging Latino families, and the achievement gaps in low-income communities.  In 2005, Florenica joined The Concilio, which partners with families to take active roles in their children's helath and education.  In 2015, Florenica received the "LA CIMA Nonprofit Leader Award" from the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she is an American Marshall Memorial Fellow and a graduate of Leadership Dallas, Power of Self, and Cultivating Women's Leadership.  She is a member of the Dallas Summit, Dallas Assembly, and Hispanic 100.  Florencia serves on teh Hispanic Ambassador Council for Communities Foundation of Texas, and the advisory boards of the Dallas Women's Foundation and Archives for Women of the Southwest at SMU.  She also serves on the board of directors for Commit! and more. Featured Speaker: Dr. Jack Franke, Ph.D., University St. Petersburn, Ed.D. (ABD), American College of Education Dr. Franke, a certified Master English OPI Tester, has conducted over 1400 Oral Proficiency Interviews in English using both the Interagency Language Roundtable and ACTFL standards.  A professor of Russian for over 30 years, Dr. Franke is on the board of Directors of the Charles McDowell Critical Languages Center at UTA, the UTA Rankin Legacy Society, and the Chancellor's Council at the University of Texas. For further questions about this event, please contact Dr. MaryLynn Patton,

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