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  1. TESOL Wins Friends and Influences People Advocacy and Policy Summit MITESOL 2013 Conference October 4-5, 2013 East Lansing, Michigan

  2. TESOL Advocacy and Policy Summit • 8thAnnual Summit • TESOL advocates for us • TESOL advocates with us John Segota, CAE, Associate Executive Director for Public Policy and Professional Relations Rosa Aronsen, PhD, CAE, Executive Director

  3. Definitionof “Advocacy” • Act or process of supporting a cause or proposal • An advocate is a person who actively and vigorously supports a cause

  4. Advocating for us • Communicates regularly with legislators and policy makers about TESOL issues • Keeps us informed in those issues • Encourages communication between TESOL members and legislators • TESOL Advocacy

  5. Advocating with us • Offers all members opportunity to attend the annual Advocacy and Policy Summit in Washington DC • 2 days of learning-by-doing about the government and how we can be involved

  6. TESOL Advocacy and Policy Summit • June 16 through 18, 2013 • 54 attendees • Agenda • Legislative overview • Training • Sending out to meet our legislators

  7. The Summit : Policy • ESEA* Reauthorization, Immigration Reform and ELLs • Adam Fernandez, MALDEF**, Co-Chair of Hispanic Education Coalition *Elementary and Secondary Education Act **Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

  8. The Summit: Policy • Debra Suarez from the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) under DOE • Updated us on new initiatives for adult ESL and adult education

  9. The Summit: Policy • Panel featuring Joann Urrutia (OELA) and SupreetAnand of Title III Group at DOE

  10. The Summit: Advocacy • Preparation for Capitol Hill • Learned about the advocacy process • Discussed issues being confronted at the local level • Shared suggestions from previous attendees regarding meetings with legislators and office staff

  11. The Summit: Advocacy

  12. The Summit: Advocacy

  13. The Summit: Advocacy

  14. The Summit: Advocacy

  15. The Summit: Making new friends

  16. The Summit: Seeing Family & Sites!

  17. What can you do? • Get informed!*** • Get involved! • Consider attending the Summit next year-! • Attend the Socio-Political SIG tomorrow! • ***Website: capwiz-XC

  18. Strengthen Your Voice • Educate • Understand the process! • Community • Decision Makers and elected officials

  19. Strengthen Your Voice • Organize • Identify and Prioritize issues • Network • Develop Policy Statements

  20. Strengthen Your Voice • Activate • Network • Members

  21. Thank you! Jane DeGroot Literacy Center of West Michigan jdegroot@literacycenterwm.org (616) 459-5151 Ext 23 (616) 402-5689