2020 Symposium Schedule

Optional Monday June 22:

  • 2-5PM – Pre-Symposium Session:

    • Brenda Vishanoff: Move Your International Program to Excellence

    • Charity Moon: Constructing an ESL Program

  • 6:15PM – Dinner or Sight-Seeing on your own in Nashville


Tuesday June 23:


  • 8-9AM- Breakfast

  • 9-9:30AM- Charge for our Day of Learning: Brenda Vishanoff

  • 9:45-10:45AM- Session A (choose 1 of 4)

  • 10:45-11AM- Break

  • 11-Noon- Session B (Choose 1 of 4)

  • Noon-1PM – Lunch

  • 1-2PM- Session C (Choose 1 of 4)

  • 2-2:15PM – Break

  • 2:15-3:15PM – Session D (Choose 1 of 4)

  • 3:30-4PM- Symposium Debrief Activity


  • Equipping Your International Student Program with a Theology of Hospitality
  • Home Away from Home: Engaging Host Families to Improve Student Success
  • Mix ’em Up! Integrating International & Domestic Students through a Comprehensive Ambassador Program
  • Designing and Implementing Individualized Study Abroad Curriculum
  • Recruiting, Training, and Evaluating Your Host Family Team
  • Top Strategies to Implement with Multilingual Learners
  • Global Voices: Reading and Writing in our World
  • Leveraging Global Voices in the Classroom
  • Supporting the ELL Learner with Resources and Curriculum
  • Thoughtful Curriculum and Student Engagement Planning for the International Student
  • Analyzing Current International Student Markets: Making Your School Stand Out Among Competition
  • After High School: How to Apply to College as an International Student
  • Constructing an ESL Program

More to come! 


  • Dr. Doug Williams – Dean of Spiritual Formation and AP US History teacher at Lipscomb Academy
  • Elizabeth Williams – Global Student Program Coordinator Program at Lipscomb Academy
  • Dr. Brenda Vishanoff – Executive Director of WA Global Network and Vice Principal at Wheaton Academy
  • Lorraine Hoffman – Director of International Student Program at Chattanooga Christian School
  • Betsy Thomas – Dean of Students at Lipscomb Academy
  • Charity Moon – ESL Coordinator at Wheaton Academy
  • Jennifer Zepparelli – International Admissions Counselor & Office Manager at Lipscomb University

More to come!