KATESOL/BE Response to the Indian Ocean Disaster
Please follow your conscience in donating money to any
of these key organizations involved in the relief effort.
The Red Cross
The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
World Health Organization
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
International Humanitarian Aid Organization (Medair)
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontičres
The Kansas Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and Bilingual Educators (KATESOL/BE) mourns the loss of life at ports, beaches and islands in the Indian Ocean region on December 26, 2004. Natural disasters of these proportions are a reminder that many of our most urgent daily concerns, including disputes over cultural and political differences, are trivial and transitory by comparison. Our members are part of the global community which is shocked and deeply saddened by such extreme death and destruction. The cross-cultural nature of the ESOL and language teaching/learning profession makes all of us particularly sensitive to the human ties we share with the more than 100,000 victims in Australia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, the Maldives, Myanmar, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Thailand, as well as tourists, teachers and others, including thousands of Americans, also missing and possibly killed. Our hearts go out to the survivors and to families and loved ones of those who perished or have suffered severe injury.
Please read and share these 10 Frequently Asked Questions on ELLs and ESOL, provided recently by Melanie Stuart, of KSDE.
Thank you to Governor Kathleen Sebelius for her welcome letter
(Click here to view the letter)
Thanks to Education Matters for Announcing KATESOL/BE 2005
(KSDE's Technology Assistance for Kansas Educators, at www.taken.org)
Thanks to the Jones Institute for Excellence in Education
(For Strong Support and Conference Planning at Emporia State University)
Thanks to the University of Oklahoma's Region VII Comprehensive Center
(For linking to KATESOL/BE 2005 from their "Help for Schools" page)
Muchas gracias a la Asociación Costarricense de Profesores de Inglés
(Por haber incluido información acerca de KATESOL/BE 2005 en sus paginas)
Thank you to ABAX America LLC
(For including KATESOL/BE 2005 in your upcoming events)
MIDTESOL Annual Conference was October 22-23, 2004
Read the story about the Diversity Institute from the Garden City Telegram!
Report from June Migrant Ed Conference in Wichita
Report from March KATESOL/BE Conference in Hays
Message from the President of KATESOL/BE
This page was last updated on 12/30/2004.