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What's New in US Education Policy?

TESOL International Association has arranged for speakers from the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice, and other experts to present information on education laws, policies, and initiatives affecting English language teaching and learning.

Public policy and advocacy sessions are provided
with support from:


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National Advocacy & Policy

Unless otherwise noted, all federal policy sessions will take place in Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) 602.

Wednesday, 22 March


9:30–11:15 am

U.S. Federal Education and Language Policy Update 
An overview of the legislative proposals and federal initiatives TESOL International Association is monitoring.
 
11:30 am–12:15 pm 
Scams that Target Your Students: Tips and Tools for Educators 
Featuring speakers from the US Federal Trade Commission.

1:00–2:45 pm 
Presentation from the US Department of Education, Office for English Language Acquisition (CANCELLED)
This session has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  

Thursday, 23 March


9:30–11:15 am
National and State Initiatives in Adult ESOL (CANCELLED)

This session has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

11:30–12:15 pm
ESSA & English Learners: What TESOL Professionals Need to Know

Featuring TESOL International Association staff offering an overview of the new federal legislation’s effects on English learners.

1:00–4:45 pm 
Special Public Policy Session: English Learners, Immigrant Students, and U.S. Law (UPDATED)

Featuring the Executive Director of the Migrant Legal Action Program.

Friday, 24 March


9:30–11:15 am
Hot Topics in Enrollment, VISAS, SEVP and Advocacy for IEPs
Featuring representatives from English USA and the University of Alabama English Language Institute.

11:30 am–12:15 pm
WIOA 101: An Overview of Opportunities for Adult English Learners

Featuring TESOL International Association staff.

1:00–1:45 pm
Hot Topics and Updates from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)

Featuring representatives from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

3:003:45 pm
Early Childhood Education Policy Update

Featuring TESOL International Association staff. This session will take place in WSCC 604.

U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization

The Office of Citizenship at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is sponsoring a series of special sessions and workshops with information and resources on the naturalization process in the United States. Unless otherwise noted, all citizenship and naturalization sessions will be in WSCC 603.

Wednesday, 22 March


2:00–2:45 pm
Becoming a U.S. Citizen: The Naturalization Process


4:00 pm–4:45 pm
Improving Listening Skills for the Naturalization Process

Friday, 24 March


11:30 am–12:15 pm
The U.S. Naturalization Test: Teaching Objectives


4:00–4:45 pm
An Overview of the Guide on Adult Citizenship Education Content Standards


Washington State Advocacy & Policy

Unless otherwise noted, all state advocacy and policy sessions will take place in WSCC 603.

Wednesday, 22 March


11:15 – 1:30 pm

High School Newcomer Students in Seattle: Student Voices
Featuring Seattle Public Schools students and administrators.

Thursday, 23 March

9:30–11:15 am
Using Open Educational Resources to Create ESL Instructional Materials
Featuring speakers from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

1:00–2:45 pm
Washington’s I-DEA: Flipping Instruction for Adult English Language Learners

Featuring speakers from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Friday, 24 March


9:30–11:15 am
Survey of Washington State Initiatives in Support of English Learners

Featuring speakers from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

2:00–3:45 pm
Serving English Learners Under ESSA: Details for State Plans

Featuring speakers from the National Council of State Title III Directors. This session will take place in WSCC 602.