“Advocating for Language Learners in the

Era of No Child Left Behind”




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Friday evening, March 12th, and Saturday, March 13th

Co-hosted by the Hays Language Institute

& the Department of Special Education/ESOL

Fort Hays State University


Opening Ceremony, 6:00 PM, Friday, March 12th

*Performances by International Students

from the Hays Language Institute

*Welcoming Remarks

by Fort Hays President Edward Hammond

*Keynote Address

by Kansas Education Commissioner Andy Tompkins

* Keynote Address

by Stephen Krashen, Professor Emeritus, University

of Southern California

* “KATESOL Social,” Reception hosted by

the Hays Professional Development Schools Alliance


Pre-Registration Rates Good Through February 15th!



Keynote Speakers



Jacqueline Boyd

Haskell Indian Nations University

“An American Indian Perspective on Diversity and NCLB”

Read her biography


Rebecca Kopriva

University of Maryland

“Assessment of ELLs”

Read her biography


Stephen Krashen

University of Southern California

“Six Short Talks: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, the NRP and Bilingual Education”

Read his biography


Joy Reid

University of Wyoming

“Ear Learners and Learning Styles”

Read her biography


Bill VanPatten

Univ. of Illinois at Chicago

The Fundamental Similarity Hypothesis and the Contextual Difference Hypothesis

Read his biography


New addition:

 Overview of NCLB and NCLB Questions & Answers

Ana Garcia Neilman & Lorena Amaya Dickerson

Education Program Specialists, Office of English Language Acquisition



Saturday Sessions At-a-Glance

Abstracts for Saturday Sessions

Biographical Statements for All Speakers


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Hays Convention and Visitors Bureau


Meet ESL Publisher Representatives

List of publishers planning to exhibit:

ALTA ESL, Cambridge University Press,

Glencoe West Applied Group, Hampton-Brown,

Harcourt, Lakeshore Learning Materials,

McGraw-Hill, National Resource Center for Russian, East

European, and Central Asian Studies,

New Readers Press, Pearson ESL,

Pearson Learning Group, Scholastic,

Wright Group McGraw-Hill

(Check for weekly updates on this list)


Also, don’t miss the 2nd Annual Roundtable

of ESOL Endorsement Program Directors!

(Dr. Socorro Herrera, Kansas State University,

Dr. Art Hoernicke, Fort Hays State University,

Dr. Paul Markham, University of Kansas,

Ms. Heather Morrison, Newman University,

Dr. Salim Sehlaoui, Emporia State University,

Dr. Tatiana Sildus, Pittsburg State University,

Dr. Anh Tran, Wichita State University)


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Call for Poster Session Proposals

(Deadline January 30, 2003)


2004 KATESOL Spring Conference Committee


Robb Scott, Chair, 2004 KATESOL Spring Conference

Fort Hays State University

785-628-5568 / rbscott@fhsu.edu


Peggy Hull, Conference Co-chair, Community College Liaison

Dodge City Community College



Steve Wolf, Conference Co-chair, Pre-K to 12 Liaison

USD 428 Great Bend Public Schools



Janet Booth, Conference Co-chair, Publishers Liaison

USD 233 Olathe Public Schools



Don Blackman, Conference Co-chair, KATESOL/BE Liaison

Second Vice-President, KATESOL/BE



Nicole Cook, Conference Co-chair, Host Institution Liaison

Hays Language Institute, FHSU, Hays, KS



Edith Palmberg, Conference Co-chair, Hospitality Liaison

USD 233 Olathe Public Schools



This page was updated on January 21, 2003. Please

check back regularly for more updates.


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