Passport to Success:
Innovation and Collaboration in TESOL
Thursday – Saturday, May 10-12, 2012
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Kate Kinsella
Thursday, May 10th – 9:00am to 10:00am
Kate Kinsella, Ed.D., is a teacher educator at San Francisco State University and a highly-sought after speaker and consultant to school districts throughout the United States regarding development of academic language and literacy across the K–12 subject areas. Her 25-year teaching career focus has been equipping children from diverse backgrounds with the communication, reading and writing skills to be career and college ready. Dr. Kinsella remains active in K–12 classrooms by providing in-class coaching and by teaching an academic literacy class for adolescent English Learners. Her extensive publishing career includes articles, chapters, English Learners’ dictionaries, and reading intervention programs.
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Keith Folse
Thursday, May 10th – 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Keith Folse is professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida. He is the author of the successful GREATs writing series by Cengage and has taught all skill areas in the US and abroad for many years and is currently involved in establishing a new TEFL program for undergraduate students who want to see the world through TESOL.
Keynote Speaker: Richard Lederer
Friday, May 11th – 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Richard Lederer is the author of 40 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series and his current books,The Gift of Age, A Tribute to Teachers, and American Trivia. He has been profiled in magazines as diverse asThe New Yorker, People, and the National Inquirer and is founding co-host of “A Way With Words” on Public Radio.
Dr. Lederer’s syndicated column, “Looking at Language,” appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He has been named International Punster of the Year and Toastmasters International’s Golden Gavel winner.
Plenary Speaker: Randi Reppen
Saturday, May 12th – 9:00am to 10:00am
Randi Reppen is Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Northern Arizona University (NAU). She has extensive ESL and teacher training experience, including direction NAU’s Intensive English program. Randi is the author of Using Corpora in the Language Classroom and an author of the series Grammar and Beyond, both published by Cambridge University Press
|Plenary Speaker:Edwidge Danticat
Saturday, May 12th – 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti and came to the United States at the age of twelve. She is the author of several acclaimed works of fiction including Krik? Krak!; Breath, Eyes, Memory and 2004′s The Dew Breaker. She is the editor of The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States and The Beacon Best of 2000: Great Writing by Women and Men of All Colors and Cultures. She is a 2009 MacArthur Fellow. She has also been a finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and is an American Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award winner, as well as the winner of the first Story Prize. She lives in Miami with her husband and daughter.
Florida EAP Consortium - Bylaws
I. NAME AND PURPOSE
Section 1. The Florida English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Consortium is a group of professionals involved in EAP programs in the state college system .
Section 2. The Consortium was created to align Florida EAP programs including placement, curricula, and assessment.
II. MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the EAP Consortium is to afford practitioners and administrators a venue for collaboration and to provide leadership and advocacy in statewide EAP issues.
Section 1. Representation in the Consortium shall be open to any college that offers an EAP program. Two representatives are selected by each participating institution. Each representative shall have 1 vote.
Section 2. Terms: Each representative shall serve a minimum two-year term. If a representative is unable to actively participate, the institution shall select/assign a new representative.
Section 1. Membership shall meet at least twice annually. Additional calls for meetings may be made by the Chair as deemed necessary.
1a. There will be one meeting in the Fall and one in the Spring.
1b. Meeting locations will be scheduled on a rotating basis as set by the Secretary.
Section 2. An agenda will be distributed to the members by the Chair fourteen days in advance.
Section 3. Meetings will be conducted in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order
3a. Quorum is defined as fifty percent of member institutions plus one.
Section 1. The leadership of the Consortium will include: Chair, Chair-elect, and Secretary.
Section 2. The Chair shall preside at all meetings, establish ad hoc committees, appoint leaders of ad hoc and standing committees, and have general responsibility for conducting the business of the Consortium. The chair shall prepare the agenda and deliver a report at each meeting. Additionally, the chair shall serve as a liaison to the FLDOE, TESOL, and any other professional forum. The Chair shall be elected by a majority vote of the Representatives and shall serve a two-year term.
Section 3. The Chair-elect shall be principally responsible for making all arrangements in connection with meetings and assist the Chair in his/her duties. In addition, the Chair-elect shall preside in the absence of the Chair. The Chair-elect shall serve a two-year term and succeed the Chair for an additional two-year term.
Section 4. The Secretary shall schedule meetings and be responsible for recording and distributing the minutes from all meetings and conducting other activities as deemed necessary. The Secretary shall serve a minimum two-year term and be eligible for re-election.
Section 1. The Secretary shall call for nominations from the membership prior to the spring meeting. Nominations will be submitted to the Secretary, who will prepare an electronic ballot which will be cast 30 days prior to the spring meeting.
Section 2. Result of elections shall be announced at the spring business meeting. New officers begin their terms at the spring meeting.
VIII. STANDING COMMITTEES
Section 1. Standing committees shall include: Web, Assessment, and Learning Outcomes.
Section 2. The standing committee leaders shall be appointed by the Chair. Leaders shall assign committee members as necessary.
Section 3. The duties of the standing committees:
3a. The Web committee shall develop, revise, and maintain the Consortium website and coordinate online access to meetings.
3b. The Assessment committee shall study placement/assessment instruments.
3c. The Learning Outcomes committee shall establish curricular goals for each level and skill in order to support effective scope and sequence.
Proposed amendments of these bylaws must first be submitted to the officers in a petition signed by a minimum of 51% of the membership at least 30 days before the next business meeting. To become effective, the proposed amendment must be discussed at the meeting and approved by electronic ballot by 51 % of the members.