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SSTESOL Conference Travel Grant

January 16th, 2013

Travel Grant

Due Date: Feb 16, 2017

Award Notification: Feb 28th, 2017 – Award given at SSTESOL Conference

Purpose: To provide financial support for teachers, paraprofessionals, parent liaison and/or graduate students currently involved in TESOL, TEFL, Bilingual Education, Applied Linguistics or a related field.

Who’s Eligible: Any of the above pre-service or in-service professionals a) who have not been awarded a SSTESOL travel grant in the past two years and b) who will not be receiving support from their own institution to attend the 2017 Sunshine State TESOL Conference.

Award: $400 (10 awards will be given this year)

Guidelines & Criteria:

  • You must be a member of Sunshine State TESOL. (If you are not a current member, you can get your membership here)
  • Only complete applications submitted by Feb 16th, 2017 will be considered. Complete applications consist of the application form and required essay that can be found below
  • Recipients must participate in the entire conference.
  • Recipients must provide a post-conference write-up of about 200-300 words regarding their conference experience. This document must be provided no later than two weeks post-conference and should include summaries of sessions attended, new ideas learned from the conference, and/or personal reflections on the SSTESOL conference experience.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Title

Your Institution

Your Mailing Address

Your Phone Number

Are you currently a Sunshine State TESOL member?

Have you ever attended a Sunshine State TESOL Conference?

Have you submitted a proposal to present at the 2015 SST Conference?

If yes, what is the title of your presentation?

Has your proposal been accepted?
YesNoDon't Know

If you are school personnel, where do you teach? (School Name, City, State)

If you are currently a graduate student, where are you studying? (Institution, City, State)

Are you involved in your local chapter of Sunshine State TESOL? If so, in what capacity?

Essay: In no more than 400 words, explain how attending the SSTESOL conference will enhance your professional development and allow you to better serve the ESOL population in Florida.



Call for Proposals 2013

October 8th, 2011

Expanding Tradition: Merging Methodology and Technology

35th Annual Sunshine State TESOL Conference
Thursday – Saturday, May 16th – 18th, 2013
DoubleTree at the Entrance to Universal Studios
Orlando, FL

Proposal Deadline: February 1, 2013

Notification: the week of March 1st, 2013

Questions?  Lindi Kourtellis:

Primary Presenter Name (required)

Primary Presenter Email (required)

Professional Affiliation (required)

Mailing Address (required)

Primary Phone Number (required)

Would you like your email address published in the conference program? (required)

List Other Presenters (If necessary)

Title of Presentation

Select your preferred presentation date

Select your preferred alternate presentation date

Select your presentation type

If asked would you be willing to present your topic as a Roundtable session?

Please understand that SSTESOL is unable to guarantee Internet access in all presentation rooms. However, we are doing our best to accommodate, so to help the board better plan for your presentation, please indicate if you think you will need Internet for your presentation.

Will you require Internet access for your presentation?


Is yours an exhibitor or commercial presentation?

Select your Strand Type

Other: Please explain

Summary for the Program (50 word maximum—please proofread all submissions carefully as this will be used in the program)

Abstract of your presentation (300 word maximum)

Short professional bio for each presenter (30 word maximum: Note that only the first 30 words will be used for each presenter)

Additional Questions (If necessary)


33rd Annual SSTESOL Conference

April 28th, 2011

Conference Schedule-at-a-Glance

Conference Program

Register for the Conference

Hotel Reservation: Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk


Conference Contacts

Conference Chair: Pat Grant

Program Chair: Kisha Bryan

Publisher/Exhibits: Teresa Lucas

Guest Speakers

Plenary Speaker: Dr. Keith Folse 

“A New Direction in Working
with Native Speakers”

Friday, 9:30am to 10:30am

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: Hiram Ruiz 

“Refugee Students: Hopes and Challenges”

Saturday 10:00am to 11:15am
River City Brunch in the Port & Windward

Hiram Ruiz is the Director of Refugee Services in the Florida Department of Children and Families. Born in Cuba and raised in Miami, Ruiz holds a Master of Social Work degree from Florida State University.  He worked as a social worker in both England and Scotland, as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Somalia and the Sudan. He spent 16 years as a senior policy analyst with the U.S. Committee for Refugees (USCR), a private, Washington, D.C.-based refugee advocacy and public information group. He was a staff writer for USCR’s World Refugee Survey and Refugee Reports, has written more than 20 publications, spoken at numerous national and international conferences and testified before Congressional Committees.


Plenary Speaker: Rob Jenkins 

“Building the Bridge from Accuracy to Fluency”

Saturday 1:30pm to 2:45pm

Rob Jenkins is an associate professor of ESL at Santa Ana College’s Centennial Education Center. He holds an MS in TESOL from California State University at Fullerton, which is supported by more than 20 years in the English language classroom. Rob is the Professional Development Coordinator of his school. He is one of the two authors of Stand Out: Standards –based English, Grammar Challenge, and Reading and Writing Challenge published by Heinle ELT, Cengage.  His other publications include the Heinle Picture Dictionary Lesson Planner and ELT Advantage online course entitled Practical Ideas for the Adult ESL/EFL Classroom. Rob has also worked closely with TESOL and helped develop the publication introducing the Standards for Teachers of ESL/EFL Teachers of Adults.  Rob has won several awards including the Distinguished Faculty Award for Santa Ana College in 2008.


Plenary Speaker: Staci Johnson 

“Building the Bridge from Accuracy to Fluency”

Saturday 1:30pm to 2:45pm


Staci Johnson has taught all levels of adult ESL, including credit, non-credit, and workplace English.    She holds an MA in Linguistics with a Teaching ESL Certificate from California State University at Long Beach, which is supported by more than 12 years in the English language classroom. She is one of the two authors of Stand Out: Standards –based English, Grammar Challenge, and Reading and Writing Challenge published by Heinle ELT, Cengage.  Her passions are teacher training and curriculum development, both of which she does on a continual basis.