NYS TESOL 46th Annual Conference
Nov 4 & 5, 2016- Crowne Plaza Syracuse
Collaboration in the Classroom and Beyond




Conference Updates

Please refer to the "schedule" tab for our most updated version of the schedule.



Help us go green:

You will be able to access the full digital program and many other materials on the jump drive you receive with your conference badge and bag.

Help us save trees. If you do not require a paper copy of the program, please let us know when you pick up your badge.

Thank you for helping us preserve the environment, and we look forward to seeing you soon at the conference.

Limited registration open Thursday Night:

Registration will be open in the Crowne Plaza lobby from 7-8:30 on Thursday evening. You may register onsite or pick up a printed badge.

People bringing POs or requiring the assistance of the registration chair should wait for regular registration, 7:30-2:30 on Friday and Saturday in the Crowne Plaza Lobby.

When departing your hotel after the conference:

Shuttles will be available to the airport and transportation center (bus and train station) on a first-come-first served, space-available basis. Please coordinate with the front desk at your hotel to reserve a shuttle. If a shuttle is not available, cabs can be coordinated for standard taxi rates.

Need a shuttle to your hotel?

If you are staying at the Crowne Plaza, the ParkView, or the Marriott, call the hotel for shuttle service from the train station or the airport.

Crowne Plaza: 315-479-7000

ParkView: 315-476-4212

Marriott: (315) 474-2424



Annual meeting time changed

To better accommodate the travel schedules of our members, we have changed the time of the annual meeting to 3:35-4:35 on Saturday. The Annual meeting will take place in the Lafayette Room.





Background Photo Courtesy of Syracuse University Communication Office

Plenary Guests

NYS TESOL is in the process of applying to become a NYSED approved continuing teacher and leader education (CTLE) sponsor. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!



Friday November 4th Breakfast Plenary: Tatyana Kleyn

Tatyana Kleyn is an associate professor in the Bilingual Education and TESOL programs at The City College of New York. In 2007 she received an Ed.D. in international educational development from Teachers College, Columbia University. Tatyana was a Fulbright scholar in Oaxaca, Mexico and Past President of the New York State Association for Bilingual Education. She served as acting co-PI and an associate investigator for the CUNY New York State Initiative on Emergent Bilinguals. Tatyana is co-editor of "Translanguaging with Multilingual Students: Learning from Classroom Moments" with Ofelia Garcia (Routledge, 2017), author of "Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide" (Scarecrow Press, 2011), co-author of "Teaching in Two Languages: A Guide for K-12 Bilingual Educators" with Adelman Reyes (Corwin Press, 2010). She is the co-producer and director of the short documentaries "Living Undocumented: High School, College and Beyond," and "Una Vida, Dos Paises [One Life, Two Countries]: Children and Youth (Back) in Mexico." Tatyana has also published about the cultural, linguistic and educational needs of the Garifuna people in Honduras, long-term English learners (with Kate Menken) in NYC and the edTPA assessment for future teachers of bilingual students. Tatyana was an elementary school teacher in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and Atlanta, Georgia. In 2016 she received the early career award from the Bilingual Research SIG from the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Friday November 4th Lunch Plenary: Diane Staehr Fenner


Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D. is the President of SupportEd., LLC, a New York State certified Women's Business Enterprise based in the Washington, DC metro area. SupportEd. provides professional development (PD), technical assistance, and research expertise to support the achievement of English learners (ELs). SupportEd.'s projects in NY State include providing ongoing technical assistance and PD to the Syracuse Central School District, scaffolding engageNY curriculum for ELs in partnership with the American Institutes of Research, providing PD to the American Museum of Natural History's Earth Science teacher education program, and developing formative assessments and a suite of supporting materials for ELs in New York City Schools in partnership with Council for Aid to Education. SupportEd.has provided ongoing PD to support ELs in several RBERNs and districts in the state. Prior to forming SupportEd. Consulting, Dr. Staehr Fenner gained research and EL policy experience at George Washington University's Center for Excellence and Equity in Education. Her instructional background includes a decade as an ESOL teacher, dual language assessment teacher, and ESOL assessment specialist in Fairfax County Public Schools, VA. She writes a blog that provides practical information and strategies for teachers of ELs for the Colorin Colorado website. She is the author of several books, including Advocating for English learners: A Guide for Educators (2014). Diane grew up on a dairy farm near Cayuga Lake and still considers Central New York to be her home.

Friday November 4th Special Session: Angelica M. Infante-Green


Angelica M. Infante-Green is the Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Education Department's Office of Instructional Support. Her portfolio includes overseeing the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages; the Data Systems and Educational Technology Office; the Office of Assessment, Standards, and Curriculum; the Office of Special Education; and the Office of District and School Review. In her previous role as the Associate Commissioner for Bilingual Education and World Languages, she spearheaded the release of the nationally-recognized Blueprint for English Language Learners' Success, a statewide framework that establishes clear expectations for administrators, policymakers, and practitioners to prepare English Language Learners (ELLs) for academic success. In addition, while she was leading this work, the Board of Regents adopted Commissioner's Regulations Part 154, the foundation for progressive statewide policies governing ELL education. Ms. Infante-Green is an education visionary and a proven leader of change. Prior to her position with the New York State Education Department, she was the Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Department of Education's Office of English Language Learners in the Division of Students with Disabilities and ELLs, setting policies and implementing programs that have an impact on more than 150,000 ELLs each year. She also served the Department in a variety of instructional leadership positions, including Deputy Director in the Office of ELLs and Region 10 ELL Regional Instructional Specialist in professional development, instruction, and compliance. Under her leadership more than 100 bilingual programs were opened in New York City.

Ms. Infante-Green began her career as a bilingual classroom teacher in the South Bronx before moving to Community School District 6 in the heart of Washington Heights in 1995. As a Dual Language Program teacher, she worked to maintain and expand students' native language and culture. As a Dual Language Program project director, she worked to create a curriculum in two languages that met the specialized learning needs of the Dominican community. She has also served as Director of the Early Childhood Center located at The George Washington High School Campus, where she was also Assistant Principal and Bilingual Coordinator. Ms. Infante-Green created a middle school for SIFE and newly arrived ELLs in NYC. Ms. Infante-Green has also served as an adjunct professor, and she also holds an M.A. in Education and in School Administration & Supervision from Mercy College. She currently serves on Stanford University's Understanding Language Committee, which guides the work on ELLs and the Common Core.

Friday November 4th Special Session: Lisette M Colon Collins


Lisette M Colon Collins is the Assistant Commissioner for Bilingual Education and World Languages at the New York State Education Department. Her office provides guidance to over 625 districts, Charter Schools, and Non-Public Schools and implements educational programs and services for over 300,000 English Language Learner (ELL) students in New York State. In her previous role as Senior Fellow with the University of the State of New York, Regents Research Fund Fellows Program she supported the implementation of statewide policy for ELLs. Prior to this position, she served the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) in a variety of leadership roles that afforded her the opportunity to work closely with senior leadership developing and implementing policies that impacted more than 150,000 ELLs and new immigrants citywide. She served as the Chief of Staff of the NYCDOE's Office of English Language Learners, Director of Parent Support, and Dual Language Instructional Support Specialist in August 2003 when she joined the Office of ELLs. Ms. Colon has been able to reach thousands of families of ELLs yearly through citywide conferences providing them with information about their rights and responsibilities in order to ensure they can participate more fully in their children's education. She began her career as an educator at the William J. Gaynor Intermediate School 49 in Brooklyn. Mrs. Colon-Collins graduated in 1991 with a Civil Law Degree from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra, Santiago, Dominican Republic. She has a master's degree in Bilingual Education from The City University of New York and a sixth-year professional certificate in Education for Supervision and Administration from The College of Staten Island.

Saturday November 5th Breakfast Plenary: Tej K. Bhatia

Tej K. Bhatia is Professor of Linguistics and Director of South Asian languages at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. He has been Director of Linguistic Studies Program and Acting Director of Cognitive Sciences at his university. Currently, he is also a Faculty Fellow, Forensic Sciences and National Security Institute. He is Editor-in-Chief : Brill Research Perspectives on Multilingualism and Second Language Acquisition. He has published a number of books, articles and book chapters in the area of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism, language and social cognition, media (advertising), discourse, Sociolinguistics, the structure of World Englishes and South Asian languages (particularly, Hindi-Urdu and Punjabi). His publications include five handbooks with William C. Ritchie-- Handbook of Bilingualism and Multilingualism (2013; Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell); A New Handbook of Second Language Acquisition (2009; Bingley, UK: Emeralds Group Publishing Ltd.); Handbook of Bilingualism (2006/2004; Oxford: Blackwell); Handbook of Child Language Acquisition (1999; San Diego: Academic Press); and Handbook of Second Language Acquisition (1996; San Diego: Academic Press). His authored books include, The Routledge Intermediate Reader(2014; London: Routledge ); The Oldest [European] Grammar of Hindustani: Language, Contact and Colonial Legacy. Tokyo, Japan --3- volumes. (2009; Tokyo: Tokyo University); Advertising and marketing in rural India (2007; Macmillan India); Advertising in Rural India: Language, Marketing communication, and Consumerism (2000; Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo Press); Colloquial Urdu (2000/2013; London: Routledge); Colloquial Hindi (1996/2013; London: Routledge); Negation in South Asian Languages (1995; Delhi: Indian Institute of Indian Languages); Punjabi: A cognitive-descriptive grammar (1993, 2008, London: Routledge); and A History of the Hindi Grammatical Tradition (1987; Leiden: E. J. Brill). He has been the recipient of a number of grants from the National Science Foundation, US Department of Education, American Council of Learned Societies, The Smithsonian Institution, Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad, Linguistic Society of America, and American Council for Learned Society, among others. He has held visiting professorships at a number of prestigious universities in North America, Japan, and India. He has also been a consultant to several academic, government, and business organizations. He has been consultant to several academic, administrative, business organizations including international giants such as General Mills.

Saturday November 5th Lunch Plenary: Andy Curtis

Andy Curtis received his M.A. in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching, and his Ph.D. in International Education, both from the University of York in England. From 2007 to 2011, he was the Director of the English Language Teaching Unit at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a professor in the Faculty of Education there. Prior to 2007, he was the Executive Director of the School of English at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and a professor at the School for International Training in Vermont, USA. Andy is currently working with the Graduate School of Education at Anaheim University, which is based in California, USA. From 2015 to 2016, he served as the 50th President of the TESOL International Association, and he is currently serving (2016-2017) as the Association's Past President. Over the last 25 years, Andy has published more than 100 articles, book chapters and books, and been invited to present to around 25,000 teachers in 50 countries, in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, as well as North, South and Central America. He is based in Ontario, Canada, from where he works as an independent consultant for language teaching organizations worldwide. Andy's first NYS TESOL experience was in 2015, which was such a positive experience, he became a member of NYS TESOL, and he is thrilled to be back for NYS TESOL 2016 in Syracuse.

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NYS TESOL is in the process of applying to become a NYSED approved continuing teacher and leader education (CTLE) sponsor. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!



Amanda Brown & Robert Lally
Amanda Brown is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at Syracuse University She has taught English in six countries across four continents, and obtained her PhD in Applied Linguistics from Boston University and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. Her research program broadly deals with how languages interact within the multilingual mind. She is particularly interested in the psycholinguistic effects of multilingualism with associated implications for language pedagogy, assessment, teacher preparation, and non-verbal communication. She teaches courses in second language teaching and learning and holds administrative positions in graduate programs in linguistics and language teaching at Syracuse University.

Robert Lally is a Lecturer in English language at Syracuse University. He has taught general, business, and academic English in Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, China, and Japan, and the USA. He was recently involved in the International Teaching Assistant program at Syracuse University, and currently teaches courses in academic writing at the undergraduate level as well as developing/teaching discipline-specific courses for graduate students in Architecture and STEM fields. He is especially interested in the use of video in the language classroom and in multilingual approaches to language education.

Liying Cheng
Liying Cheng has been a language teacher and language teacher educator for more than 20 years, during which time she has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses at the pre-service, professional development and graduate levels at a number of universities in Canada, Hong Kong, and China. Her primary research interests are the impact of large-scale testing on instruction, the relationships between assessment and instruction, and the academic and professional acculturation of international and new immigrant students, workers, and professionals to Canada. She received the TOEFL award for outstanding dissertation in second/foreign language testing from Educational Testing Services in 1998, and TESOL Leadership Mentoring Award from TESOL in 2002.
Liying had her formative and undergraduate education in China. She received M.A. in teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of Reading in England, and Ph.D. in second/foreign language testing from the University of Hong Kong. Before she joined Queen’s University in 2000, she was a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow (1998-2000) within the Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation(CRAME) and the TESL program at the University of Alberta. From 1996 to 1998, she was an Assistant Professor at the School of Education and Languages, Open University of Hong Kong.
Since 2000 after Liying joined Queen's Faculty of Education, she has obtained research funding totaling more than 1.5 million Canadian dollars. In addition, she has conducted more than 180 conference presentations and has more than 120 publications. Her recent books are Language classroom assessment (single-authored, TESOL, Inc., 2013); English Language Assessment and the Chinese Learner (co-edited with A. Curtis, Taylor & Francis, 2010); Language Testing Reconsidered (co-edited with J. Fox et. al., University of Ottawa Press, 2007);Changing Language Teaching through Language Testing (single-authored, Cambridge University Press, 2005); and Washback in Language Testing: Research Contexts and Methods (co-edited with Y. Watanabe with A, Curtis, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004).

The Northern Region ESL PLC
The Northern Region ESL PLC began in 2012 and has grown to include approximately 110 ENL professionals in the greater Syracuse region. The group meets to socialize, share, collaborate and advocate for the benefit of English Language Learners in central and northern NYS rural and suburban school districts. The quarterly meetings are held in Liverpool, NY and are often followed by dinner at a nearby restaurant.  The group offers a weekly online ENL newsletter which is sent to participants to keep them updated on current news and legislation. They also offer a list-serv. There are quarterly meetings and a summer ENL luncheon followed by cruise on Skaneateles Lake. The group’s desire is to continuously build and expand a culture of collaboration and community while increasing its sphere of influence with ESOL professionals, students, families, the community, general education teachers and education leaders.

Diane Garafalo
Diane Garafalo is a Consultant with SupportEd. Consulting. Ms. Garafalo has a wealth of experience on the field of EL education, especially in the mid-state NY region. She most recently served as a Consultant to Mid-State RBERN and as Co-founder and Consultant for the Northern ESL PLC, a group of over 100 ESOL professionals in the central NY region. In the latter role she focused on informing ESOL professionals and school leaders about best practices, current legislation, and news/articles from the field in order to help ELLs achieve success. She has made presentations on the topic of Professional Learning Communities and ELs and also helped in developing several ESL websites and weekly ESL blog updates. She recently assisted TESOL International Association by coordinating the venue and participants for a TESOL/Kellogg Grant project training event in Syracuse, NY including three districts in the region. She has written several articles for NYS TESOL’s IDIOM magazine over the last fifteen years. Her prior experience includes teaching K-12 ESL and Secondary English for a total of fourteen years in Central & Northern NYS and Fort Meade, Maryland. She has also been an adjunct professor of Written Communications.

Laura Stevens
Laura Stevens is an ESL teacher for the Oswego City School District and has been educating ELLs for more than 16 years. She is the co-founder of the Northern ESL PLC in upstate New York, and is currently involved in contributing to and promoting three popular online ESL websites. They include her own school website, the Northern ESL PLC and the ESL Rural Mural for Education Leaders, which all support this collective group’s interests in how it may best advocate for and serve its ESL population’s unique attributes. Laura received a B.A. in both TESOL and English from SUNY Oswego and holds an M.A. in TESOL from Le Moyne College.

Diane Nottle
Diane Nottle coaches the international students at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, where she founded the English for Journalists blog (http://englishforjournalists.journalism.cuny.edu/). As a journalist, she spent 35 years in daily newspapers, including 20 years as an editor at The New York Times specializing in arts and culture. Since earning a certificate in English language teaching from the New School in New York in 2008, she has taught English in Columbia University’s American Language Program; at the University of Lower Silesia in Wroclaw, Poland, most recently as a Fulbright senior specialist; and at Hunan University of Science and Technology in Xiangtan, China. She has also taught journalism at Jinan University in Guangzhou, China; the University of British Columbia in Vancouver; Colorado State University, and Emerson College. Her book American English for World Media is being published this fall by CUNY Journalism Press.

Lynn Shafer Willner
Along with their colleague, Mira Monroe, Dr. Shafer Willner and Dr. Lundgren are creating a WIDA focus bulletin on "Enhancing the Language Development of English Learners with Specific Learning Disabilities with Key Uses of Academic English," to be posted in Fall 2016. Lynn Shafer Willner conducts research on standards and accessibility issues for the WIDA Consortium at University of Wisconsin at Madison. She began her career as an ESOL teacher in the Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools. Over the past decade, she has advised states and consortia on the development of EL accessibility and accommodation guidelines. Dr. Shafer Willner is the lead author of the 2013 ELPA21 ELP Standards. Most recently, she has contributed articles to Colorin Colorado on a "can-do" approach to differentiation for language learners and facilitating communication with families of culturally and linguistically students during the disabilities referral process.

Cynthia Lundgren
Dr. Cynthia Lundgren has a long history as a K-12 ESL teacher and teacher educator as well as conducting program evaluations and professional learning on best practices for English Learners.  She has served on the ESL Cadre for the American Federation of Teachers and Colorin Colorado.  Most recently, Dr. Lundgren joined the WIDA Consortium at the University of Wisconsin at Madison as an English language development specialist where she researches language development with content instruction. She is currently developing a forthcoming WIDA tool called the Language Pathways.

Mira Monroe
Mira Monroe advocates for accessibility for all students, with an understanding that no single approach is right for every individual.  Mira has used her experience as a special education teacher to contribute to the development of accessibility and accommodation policies for multiple consortia. Since joining the WIDA Consortium at University of Wisconsin at Madison as, Mira has worked on the development of resources for parents and practitioners who work with English Learner’s with diverse needs.

Diane Staehr Fenner
Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner is the President of SupportEd. Consulting, LLC, a New York State certified Women’s Business Enterprise based in the Washington, DC metro area. SupportEd. provides professional development (PD), technical assistance, and research expertise to support the achievement of English learners (ELs). SupportEd.'s projects in NY State include providing ongoing technical assistance and PD to the Syracuse Central School District, scaffolding engageNY curriculum for ELs in partnership with the American Institutes of Research, providing PD to the American Museum of Natural History’s Earth Science teacher education program, and developing formative assessments and a suite of supporting materials for ELs in New York City Schools in partnership with Council for Aid to Education. SupportEd. has provided ongoing PD to support ELs in several RBERNs and districts in the state.  Prior to forming SupportEd. Consulting, Dr. Staehr Fenner gained research and EL policy experience at George Washington University’s Center for Excellence and Equity in Education. Her instructional background includes a decade as an ESOL teacher, dual language assessment teacher, and ESOL assessment specialist in Fairfax County Public Schools, VA. She writes a blog that provides practical information and strategies for teachers of ELs for the Colorín Colorado website. She is the author of several books, including Advocating for English learners: A Guide for Educators (2014). Diane grew up on a dairy farm near Cayuga Lake and still considers Central New York to be her home.


West Side Learning Center
The Syracuse City School District's adult ESOL program is alive and well!  Employing more than fifty teachers, we serve upwards of 1500 immigrants and refugees each year.  We offer classes at two main sites and numerous off-sites. The Refugee Assistance Program (RAP), more commonly known as Bob’s School after its founder Bob Huss, was started in 1978 to meet the needs of newly arrived refugees.  The goal of RAP today is the same as it was upon its inception: to assist our students in gaining the language, culture and workplace skills that will enable them to attain self-sufficiency.  RAP has served thousands of refugees over the years and currently runs fifteen-twenty ESOL classes a day, including two American Sign Language/ESOL classes. West Side Learning Center was begun by Theresa Pagano in 1992 as an extension of an early childhood program addressing the learning and language needs of immigrant families.  We offer seven levels of English, from Literacy through Advanced ESL.   Our Intermediate and Advanced students have Vocational options, and our classes run morning, afternoon and evening.  Our partnerships with numerous educational and community agencies help ensure that our students fulfill their goals of becoming successful workers, parents and community participants.

Kelli Cooney, Data Manager for Adult and Continuing Education, Syracuse City School District
Kelli began her Adult Ed teaching career while living overseas. She has taught English in several countries, such as Haiti, Guatemala and Japan. After returning to her home town, she began working with Adult Ed in the Syracuse City School District. She taught ESL for four years and now serves as the program's Data Manager and Literacy Liaison.  She continues to work with adult learners one-on-one, and houses international students in her home near Syracuse University campus.

Kennia Delafe, ESL instructor, West Side Learning Center, Syracuse City School District
Kennia came from Cuba in 2002.  Her experience as an immigrant and a student informs and enhances her ability to assist her students in meeting their goals in their new country.  With “lifelong learning” as one of her key values, she holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Education, as well as ESOL certification.  A passionate and capable teacher, Kennia embraces the learning exchange that still happens, even after nearly twenty years of teaching, between her and her students.

Stephanie Horton, Program Facilitator for the Refugee Assistance Program, Syracuse City School District
Stephanie Horton has worked with refugees for twenty six years, twenty four of them in Syracuse.  After completing her B.A. at Siena College, she started her career in Albany, NY, as a job developer for newly arrived refugees.  In Syracuse in 1990, while working for a refugee resettlement agency, Stephanie went back to school to become certified in TESOL and began teaching ESL at Bob’s School.  Along the way, she earned her M.S. in Literacy Education from SUNY Cortland.  Although she will tell you that her first love is being in the classroom, she took over the management of the Refugee Assistance Program in 2007 when its founder Bob Huss retired.

Kathryn Lent, Coordinator, Adult and Continuing Education, Syracuse City School District
Kathy is a long time Syracuse resident and a graduate of Henninger High School, SCSD. She began working for the District over 30 years ago as an Account Clerk, eventually becoming a Personnel Aide. She continued her education during this time and achieved her longtime career goal of becoming an Office Technology teacher. This led to teaching Office Technology to special needs students at the Johnson Vocational Center. She has a multitude of college degrees, her most recent coming from Oswego University, a CAS in Educational Administration.  Kathy has been the Adult Education Coordinator since 2005.

Angela Locke, Program Facilitator for West Side Learning Center, Syracuse City School District
Angela has been in the adult ESL field for thirty years.  She has a TESOL certificate from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.  In her capacity as a teacher, she has taught all levels of ESL, from Literacy up through TOEFL preparation.   She has been a mentor teacher, curriculum developer, author, presenter, teacher trainer and director.  It looks like she may never retire.

Andrea Honigsfeld & Maria Dove
Bio forthcoming


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NYS TESOL is in the process of applying to become a NYSED approved continuing teacher and leader education (CTLE) sponsor. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

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NYS TESOL is in the process of applying to become a NYSED approved continuing teacher and leader education (CTLE) sponsor. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!



Maureen P. Edmonds, Conference Chair: vpconference@nystesol.org

Elke Apelbaum Savoy and Teale LaBarbera, Proposal Co-Chairs: proposals@nystesol.org Kristin Summers, Scheduling Chair: scheduling@nystesol.org Isis Monteza, Assistant Scheduling Chair: scheduling@nystesol.org Ching-Ching Lin, Volunteer Coordinator volunteer_coordinator@nystesol.org Fran Olmos, Registration Chair registration@nystesol.org Jeanie Faulkner, Publicity Chair publicity@nystesol.org Dale Edmonds, Exhibitors Coordinator exhibitorliaison@nystesol.org Camille Embus Perez, Student Essay Chair student_essays@nystesol.org Meredith Van Schuyler, Awards Chair awards@nystesol.org Cynthia Wiseman, Business Manager businessmanager@nystesol.org Mark Aaron Polger, Technology Support techsupport@nystesol.org

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NYS TESOL is in the process of applying to become a NYSED approved continuing teacher and leader education (CTLE) sponsor. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

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NYS TESOL is in the process of applying to become a NYSED approved continuing teacher and leader education (CTLE) sponsor. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!



For the Annual Conference, NYS TESOL has setup a car pool on the carpool app Group Car Pool at https://www.groupcarpool.com
Download it on your mobile device today so you can take advantage of carpooling to Syracuse!

When you click on this link, you will see several options.
You can ADD or JOIN.
If you have a car:
ADD is for drivers with a vehicle they want to ADD to the carpool. If you are driving to the conference and want to take other people, choose this option.
If you do not have a car:
JOIN is for riders to join a vehicle that is already in the carpool.
If all cars are full, JOIN WAITLIST is for riders who want to be in a car when one becomes available.


How to get to the NYS TESOL Conference:
By car:
From downstate, travelers may take Rt.17 to I-81; I-80 to I-380 to I-81, or I-90 to I-81.
Hotel address: Crowne Plaza Syracuse, 701 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210
By air:
Delta, United and JetBlue fly nonstop from New York City to the Syracuse International Airport (Airport code SYR)
By train:
Amtrak serves the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center (Station code SYR)
CONVENTION DISCOUNTS
Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the lowest available rail fare to Syracuse, NY between November 1st-November 8th.
To book your reservation, you must call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245.
Please refer to Convention Fare Code X92C-958 when making your reservation.
Conventions cannot be booked via Internet.
This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela service. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts.



Conference Location: Crowne Plaza Syracuse, 701 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210

Phone: (315) 479-7000

Our Conference Hotel is SOLD OUT for Friday November 4th, 2016

However, we have negotiated a new discounted rate with hotels very close to the conference hotel.


New: We have negotiated a small block of rooms at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown at the discounted rate of $125. The Marriott is accessible by shuttle to the Conference (4-5 minutes away by car).


You may book rooms at the Marriott by clicking the link below:
Book your group rate for NYS TESOL at this link below
http://tinyurl.com/AC16-Marriott
You may also call the hotel directly and mention the NYS TESOL 46th Annual Conference
315-474-2424


Marriott Syracuse Downtown
100 East Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/syrmc-marriott-syracuse-downtown
Located .9 miles away from the Conference, a 5-minute shuttle ride


You may also reserve a room at either the Parkview Hotel or Genesee Grande Hotel at the discounted rate of $129.


To reserve your discounted room, please call the Reservations Team at 315-476-4212.
Ask for the TES room block.
You may also submit reservation requests to our Reservations Email at Reservations@woodbinehospitality.com.
Please be sure to reference the group name (TES) and your hotel preference (Parkview or Genesee Grande)

Parkview Hotel
713 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
www.theparkviewhotel.com
Located two doors down from the Crowne Plaza Hotel (1-minute walk)
Complimentary Parking
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Complimentary Hot Breakfast


Genesee Grande Hotel
1060 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
www.geneseegrande.com
Located 0.3 miles from the Crowne Plaza Hotel (7-minute walk)
Complimentary Parking
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Onsite 1060 Restaurant

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