2017 Conference

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Date(s) - 11/02/2017 - 11/04/2017
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

The Westin Galleria Houston


TexTESOL 2017 State Conference

Are you ready for TexTESOL 2017? Please use the following link to access our full conference schedule and program: 2017 TexTESOL State Conference Program


Many Voices, One Vision: Advocacy through Education

November 2-4, 2017

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Organized by TexTESOL IV, this Professional Development Conference provides ELT paraprofessionals, pre-service teachers, teachers, teacher trainers, and administrators with the current methods, strategies, and discourse in ELT training.

The PDC format offers in-depth, hands-on workshops, round-tables, and other sessions styles led by globally and regionally recognized experts to provide you with practical, research-based ideas, strategies, and tools to help you improve the quality of your ELT instruction.

You will also have numerous opportunities for networking and knowledge-sharing with your peers during this three-day event.

Who Should Attend?

ELT teachers, leaders, administrators, and teacher trainers from universities, K–12 systems, and private language schools, and others with an interest in ELT issues. 

CEU’s will be offered for this event. Further information will be provided on how participants gain cerificates for CEU’s.

Session and session presenter information will be forthcoming as the conference gets closer.

Keynote Speakers 

John Seidlitz – Friday, 11.3.17

John Seidlitz is an independent educational consultant and the author of Sheltered Instruction Plus: A Guide for Texas Teachers of English Learners; ELLs in Texas: What Teachers Need to Know; and a contributing author for The SIOP® Model for Teaching History-Social Studies for English Learners. 

He is the co-author of numerous publications including the 7 Steps to Developing a Language-Rich Interactive Classroom®. Mr. Seidlitz has been a member of the SIOP® National faculty and guest lecturer for many regional and national language development conferences. 

He taught social studies and ESL, served as a secondary ESL program coordinator, and held the position of education specialist at ESC Region 20 in San Antonio, Texas. In 2005, Mr. Seidlitz founded Seidlitz Education which is dedicated to the mission of Giving Kids the Gift of Academic Language™.

Stephen Krashen – Saturday, 11.4.17

Stephen Krashen is best known for developing the first comprehensive theory of second language acquisition. He has also contributed to the areas of language teaching, bilingual education and literacy. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from UCLA, as well as an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, awarded by Lewis and Clark College, Portland. He was elected a member of the Reading Hall of Fame in 2005.

He was the 1977 Incline Bench Press champion of Venice Beach, California and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Please follow him on twitter (skrashen) so he can achieve his goal of catching up to Justin Bieber. 

Registration and Fees

Pre-Conference Registration Options

Thursday November 2, 2017

Event Cost Date & Time
Advocacy Institute $100 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Material Creation Workshop $100 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
TESOL ELT Leadership Management Certificate Program at TexTESOL Conference $205 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

School Site Visits

Las Americas Newcomer School (grades 4-8)
Liberty Newcomer High School (grades 9-12)
Wisdom High School (Comprehensive ESL HS grades 9-12)

$75 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Conference Registration Fees (Nov. 3 & 4)
  Full Conference One Day Full Conference FT Student* One Day FT Student*
Early-Bird (ends Oct. 6, 2017) $275  $175 $210 $125
Regular (October 21, 2017) $295 $185 $250 $150
On Site (November 3-4, 2017) $395 $200 $285 $175

*Full Conference Full Time Student = 12hrs or more, Undergraduate with enrollment verification
Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact TexTESOL Conference Committee.

SponsorsInterested in sponsoring this event? Please contact TexTESOL Sponsor and Exhibitor Team

Register as a Sponsor/Exibitor here.


TexTESOL has a limited number of exceptional rooms reserved through October 11, 2017 at the Westin Galleria at a reduced rate ($135.00) for our guest. We encourage your use of these rooms at the conference venue. 

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