The 50th Annual ConnTESOL Conference

Saturday, October 23, at Sacred Heart University

We’ll have presentations, round tables, and networking opportunities – all designed to collaborate and connect again with one another. We can’t wait to celebrate our 50th Annual Conference with you! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

About the Keynote:

As Jo Gusman likes to say, “We’re all in the same choir – The Advocates for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners Choir.” When we sing as a choir we come together as a group of individuals with our own unique talents and experiences, but we work as a team to create something bigger than ourselves – para servir – to be of service.

During this interactive keynote address, Jo Gusman will share the challenges, lessons learned, and celebrations she has experienced throughout her purpose-driven 45-year career that began as a bilingual instructional assistant, classroom teacher, biliteracy specialist, and later as a teacher educator, curriculum developer, and policy advisor.

Jo will share processes and strategies that she hopes will inspire, guide, support, and renew her fellow choir members as they continue their advocacy-focused, purpose driven life of service.

Afternoon Presentation:

Presenter: Dr. Matt Ciscel, professor in the Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program at Central Connecticut State University

“Strategies for Translanguaging: A workshop on how to balance target and previously known languages during instruction”


Links for virtual participants will be emailed to registrants on morning of conference.