Regions: Rochester/Syracuse

Region Leadership

Alison Doughtie

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Upcoming Events

Wed June 22, 2016- NYS TESOL Rochester/Syracuse Region "Meet & Greet" [see flyer]. RSVP :

November 4th and 5th, 2016: NYS TESOL 46th Annual Conference: Collaboration in the ESL Classroom and Beyond​

The NYS TESOL 46th Annual Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse, NY. For NYS TESOL members in the Rochester/Syracuse region, this will be the closest upstate conference in a long time. The theme of the conference deals with collaboration, so expect co-delivered presentations, panels, and threads that extend across multiple presentations.

View the attached flyer

Check back soon for updates on keynote speakers, presentations and other exciting events.

Past Events

NYS TESOL participated in ELL Symposium: Planning for Today's Diverse Learners, July 20-22, 2015, Indian River High School, Philadelphia, New York

July 23, 2014- NYS TESOL Rochester/Syracuse Region- Summer Luncheon. View flyer

ESL Summer Luncheon Event
New York State Scaffolding for ELLs Project

Date: July 24, 2013
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Sherwood Inn, 26 W Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152 
Phone: (315) 685-3405

As part of the New York State Race to the Top (RTTT) initiative, NYS is developing and implementing curriculum modules for PreK-12 English language arts and mathematics. NYS recognizes that it is critical for ELLs to have access to this curriculum and that teachers have guidance on how to provide appropriate instruction to ELLs. The Center for ELLs at AIR, under the direction of Dr. Diane August, has therefore been contracted to review the new curriculum modules to ensure high quality scaffolding for ELLs, create exemplars of effective lessons for ELLs, provide feedback on professional development materials, and create ELA and Math resource guides for teachers on ELL scaffolding. Assisting will be Dr. Diane Staehr-Fenner of DSF Consulting and Center staff.

View Flyer

NYS TESOL/Northern Region ESL Collective, Rochester, NY
Navigating the way to developing SLOs for ESL

Date: November 8th, 2012
Time: 7pm-9pm

The regional directors of the Rochester/Syracuse region have created a network to share the objectives and benefits of NYS TESOL with local colleagues. This network of professionals has been created due in part to the fact that this region is somewhat removed from the larger ESL world, the major urban educational settings of New York State. Support of this forum through NYS TESOL membership is a perfect solution to fill this gap.

This network consists of ESL professionals who meet to socialize, share, and collaborate. The goal of this group, which will meet quarterly, is to begin to form a strong and structured group of ESL professionals in a comfortable and social way that will serve to build on professional capabilities for the present and future. Discussion items include, but are not limited to: concerns about both underrepresentation and overrepresentation of ELLs in Special Education, and resources available on the topic; Common Core and ELLs, and current and future events and legislation relating to ELLs. The Mid-state RBERN created a wiki for us, which is located here.

For more information, please view this PDF or send an e-mail to the address above.