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WAESOL, the Washington state affiliate of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), is a professional, non-profit organization whose purposes are to:
  • Promote scholarship
  • Disseminate information related to ESOL
  • Strengthen instruction, teacher training, and research in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021; Online
Visit waesol.org for membership, conference information, and to learn more about WAESOL.

Recordings will be posted by November 1st.

Clock hours will be available for both the live conference and the recorded sessions. Please note: Clock hours can only be earned once for a particular session either during the live conference or as a recording.  

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Saturday, October 23
 

8:00am PDT

K-12 Clock Hour Sign-in
Click here to sign in for clock hours.  One week following the conference you will receive an email with instructions and the registration code to request your clock hours. 

Saturday October 23, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am PDT

8:00am PDT

Registration and Help Desk Opens
Click on this zoom link if you need help with registration or logging-in for the conference. Jessie and Naomi will be available beginning at 8:00am Pacific Time.

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Hagen

Naomi Hagen

2021 President, WAESOL


Saturday October 23, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am PDT

9:00am PDT

Welcome and Opening Keynote - Is antiracist English language teaching possible? Reaching beyond the horizon for racial justice in TESOL
Is antiracist English language teaching possible? Reaching beyond the horizon for racial justice in TESOL

With increasing public attention to entrenched patterns of systemic racial injustice, the landscape of the English teaching profession has shifted over the past eighteen months, emphasizing for English teachers the degree to which the notion of language can never be conceptualized in a narrow sense but must always be understood in sociohistorical context and as intertwined with capital, class, gender, religion, ability, nation, and particularly race. As English language teachers practice our craft, our work continues to be embedded in histories of racial violence and domination, and in a contemporary context of inequitable global racial power. These enduring legacies are indelibly but invisibly woven throughout our language practices, pedagogies, relationships, and the educational, social, and institutional spaces we are immersed in.

This leaves English teachers asking ourselves complicated questions and navigating challenging terrain. What does it mean to be an English teacher at this particular moment? How might we as English teachers reconceptualize the goals of our practice given the racialized nature of the notion of English? How can we maintain a critical eye toward the legacy of colonization and racialization in which the profession is embedded when we know that privileged forms of English can open doors for our students? How can we negotiate the racialized nature of the English language as we are teaching it? How might we attend to the messy intertwining of English with what Flores (2016) has termed ‘hegemonic Whiteness’? How does our consciousness of our own racial identities become salient in our practice?

This presenter asks what an ELT practice that is clear-sighted about the injuries and damages of colonialism and racial inequity might look like. She asks: Is the teaching of English irretrievably rooted in race and empire? Is antiracist English language teaching possible? What might it look it? And how might it be achieved?

Speakers
avatar for Suhanthie Motha

Suhanthie Motha

Associate Professor, University of Washington
Suhanthie Motha (she/her) is a teacher educator whose practice is located on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish people past and present, including the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations and the Duwamish peoples. She centers her research on the complicated workings... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Gathering Space

10:00am PDT

10:30am PDT

IGUAL O EQUITATIVO: Know how to strategize to accelerate learning!
Una presentación verdaderamente centrada en ejemplos prácticos para apoyar cada una de las metas dirigidas al desarrollo óptimo de la lectoescritura. Desde la expresión oral, la fonología, fonética y la decodificación; hasta la lectura con fluidez… ¡Estos centros de actividades con propósito, apoyan exitosamente cada una de estas competencias! Participants will be able to take-away great ideas to plan lessons with EQUITY using Purposeful Activity Centers, PACs, which successfully address various proficiency levels in second language development.

Speakers
avatar for Luz Roth

Luz Roth

Co -Founder, Global Vida
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Evelyn Recinos

ELL / Bilingual Teacher, Schuyler Community Schools
Evelyn Recinos- Menéndez is originally from Guatemala and this is her 12th year  at Schuyler Community Schools serving students from different parts of the world.  One of her main goals is to create a diverse and equitable learning environment implementing a holistic dynamic multicultural... Read More →
avatar for Viviana Hall

Viviana Hall

Luz Roth and Viviana Hall developed the Global VIDA System to help and support bilingual teachers in the classroom. Las estrategias VIDA nos ayudan a acelerar la lectura en español con resultados óptimos. Conoce los secretos de Luz Roth, Maestra Bilingüe del año en Texas... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Mt. Spokane

10:30am PDT

World-Building and Storytelling: Collaborative Creative Writing in the ESL Classroom
Creative writing activities can help ELLs develop voice, style, and linguistic flexibility. Incorporating collaborative creative writing tasks into lessons can also motivate students, spark their interest in writing, and offer opportunities for exercising metacognitive and problem-solving skills. This workshop-style presentation will walk teachers through creative writing exercises in world-building, character creation, and story development, demonstrating structured activities that will empower students creatively and engage their sense of play as they develop their writing skills together.

Speakers
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Audra Lord

Academic Director, ALPS Language School
Audra Lord is a teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESL) based in Seattle, Washington. She holds a Master of Arts in Linguistics-TESOL and a TESL Certificate from Oakland University (Rochester, Michigan). Audra has taught English in Wellington, New Zealand, Ayutthaya... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Olympic Penninsula

10:30am PDT

Create a Learning Environment That Connects with Students
We care enough to provide a nurturing environment of learning for our students. I can help you to increase learning time, establish routines/procedures, eliminate warnings, and empower your students to take responsibility for their actions. You will be able to use these strategies in class the next day.

Speakers
avatar for Annette Lind

Annette Lind

Educator, Washington State Educator
Clinical Supervisor, Workshop Presenter, Teacher, WGU Graduate (MS in Curriculum and Instruction; BA in SPED and Elementary Ed.)I love sharing my ideas with others while I continue to learn new things every day.


Saturday October 23, 2021 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Mt. Adams
  Other, Workshop
  • Target Audience k-12

10:30am PDT

L2 Writing: An asset based lens promotes writing proficiency
L2 writing instruction benefits from L1 linguistic assets. This presentation describes a study of L2 writing that revealed errors and a high proficiency of complex verb tenses, and a capitalization pattern that reflected Marshallese noun classification. The localized study has instructional and assessment implications for all writers, including Pacific Islanders.

Speakers
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Jill Pagels

Professor, Sam Houston State University
I recently completed my doctorate in literacy, with a bilingual literacy focus. This degree (Sam Houston State University 2021) compliments my MA TESOL (SHSU, 2013) and BA Linguistics (University of Arizona, 1985). Language, culture, and diversity have always fascinated me, as interaction... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Cascades Range

10:30am PDT

Utilizing Universal Design for Learning in TESOL
This presentation will explore universal design for learning (UDL) principles for teaching learners of all languages and abilities. The focus of the session will be on incorporating the UDL framework to remove barriers to educational access in pursuit of equitable learning spaces.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Otting

Jackie Otting

Consultant, Graduate Student, Kooapps, Inc; University of Washington
I am a master's student at the University of Washington studying Learning Sciences and Human Development with a graduate certificate in Disability Studies. I am on leave from my position as an elementary ML teacher in Iowa to complete my degree but will return to this position fall... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Mt. Rainier

10:30am PDT

#teachertechtips
This presentation focuses on easy-to-use technology for designing materials. Teaching online inspired innovative techniques to digitize worksheets, presentations, and collaborative activities. Simultaneously, the hash tag #teachertechtips became popular. This presentation highlights the best tech tips and examples of how to use them in language classes online and in person.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret (Maggie) Diehl

Margaret (Maggie) Diehl

Instructor, Mukogawa US Campus/SCC/Gonzaga
Margaret (Maggie) Diehl is an ESL instructor in the Spokane area. She teaches at Mukogawa Women’s University, Spokane Community College, and Gonzaga University. Juggling adjunct work can be difficult, but the varied experiences and contexts have given many opportunities for her... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Omak River

10:30am PDT

Peace Education: Returning WWII Good Luck Flags to Japanese Families
We introduce “yosegaki hinomaru—group-written flags" with messages from men for WWII soldiers and “senninbari”—1000-stitch keepsakes women made. Participants engage in peace education, values clarification, conflict resolution, master narrative examination, and reflection while identifying ways to use this lesson, share lessons they teach, and validate culturally responsive teaching.

Speakers
avatar for LaVona Reeves, Ph. D.

LaVona Reeves, Ph. D.

Professor of English, Eastern Washington University
Former WAESOL President and board member, LaVona Reeves is Professor of English at Eastern Washington University, where she teaches linguistics, literature, TESL, and gender studies. She has also taught at the University of Wyoming, Boise State, Osaka University, & Harvard & in the... Read More →
avatar for Akira Nakagawa

Akira Nakagawa

Instructor, Osaka University of Commerce
Akira Nakagawa teaches English at Osaka University of Commerce.  He earned the Master of Arts in English with a TESL Emphasis from Eastern Washington University, where he wrote a thesis on the suffering passive in Japanese and problems Japanese students face when they write in English... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
The Palouse

10:30am PDT

The Power of Podcasting: How To Launch an ELT Podcast
This presentation shares a streamlined process around the creation of an ELT podcast, from concept inception to launch. Presenters will share challenges that may arise in the process, and practices for mediation. Session participants will leave with succinct strategies for creating their own digital learning community.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Ciriani-Dean

Anna Ciriani-Dean

Co-Creator, The Teacher Think-Aloud Podcast
Anna Ciriani-Dean is co-creator of The Teacher Think-Aloud Podcast, a podcast for reflective practice for teachers of English around the world, and program manager at Jump on Languages, a Seattle-based company which offers a variety of in-person and online language-learning programs... Read More →
avatar for Shelynn Riel

Shelynn Riel

Co-creator, The Teacher Think-Aloud Podcast
Shélynn is the Co-Creator of The Teacher Think-Aloud Podcast, a podcast for reflective practice for teachers of English around the world, and a Professional Development Consultant and Facilitator for i-Earn (International Education and Resource Network) USA. She also teaches Intercultural... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 10:30am - 11:15pm PDT
Columbia Basin

11:30am PDT

Interested in Publishing or Peer Reviewing with WAESOL Educator?
WAESOL Educator is the online publication of WAESOL. Participants will learn the process of manuscript submission and of the opportunity to become a peer reviewer. We encourage new and potential writers to attend. Join us to see how you can move forward in your development as a professional.

Speakers
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Heidi Doolittle

Senior Lecturer, Gonzaga University
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David Martin

Professor, Washington State University
David Martin has been teaching for 21 years with about 15 in the ESL realm. He is currently a Teaching Assistant Professor in the English department at WSU, focusing on developmental and first-year composition. His research interests include ESL teacher identity trajectories, identities... Read More →
avatar for Martha Savage

Martha Savage

2021 Past President, WAESOL
Mary Martha Savage’s classroom experience spans k-12, adult/immigrant, IEP and MTSL graduate coursework. She is a frequent workshop presenter because…"I enjoy hearing the lived experience of others as we explore how to teach in more effective ways." She retired in June 2020 from... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Cascades Range

11:30am PDT

The World is Your Classroom: Teach with English Language Programs
Learn how you can make a difference globally through in-person and virtual teaching projects designed by U.S. Embassies for experienced U.S. TESOL professionals. English Language Fellows, Specialists, and Virtual Educators provide English language instruction, conduct teacher training, and develop resources. Join us to hear from program staff and alumni.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Shannon

Andrew Shannon

English Language Programs, U.S Department of State
The English Language Programs is the premier opportunity for TESOL professionals to impact the way English is taught abroad. By completing projects designed by U.S. Embassies in more than 80 countries, English Language Fellows, Specialists, and Virtual Educators work closely with... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Salish Sea

11:30am PDT

Bilingual Lessons for People and the Planet
Introduce environmental stewardship to elementary students while building literacy skills for dual-language learners. Engage in games, an interactive story, and data representation for academic enrichment in science, mathematics, social studies and language arts.

Speakers
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Jonas Cox

Gonzaga University


Saturday October 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Mt. Adams

11:30am PDT

CANCELED SESSION - Put CLASS back in Classroom with Grace and a PLAN! (link deactivated)
Applicable, effective, enforceable classroom management strategies for immediate use! Leave excited, empowered, energized! Have a plan for handling Classroom Management. Maximize student learning. Increase time in daily lessons and teaching by decreasing discipline problems. Restore the CLASS in your Classroom and alleviate up to 70% of classroom discipline problems.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Awesome

Jennifer Awesome

North Kitsap School District


Saturday October 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Olympic Penninsula

11:30am PDT

Critical Reading Strategies in the ESL Classroom
This critical qualitative research study explores the possibility of applying principles and practices of critical literacy to the teaching of ESL reading texts and offers ESL educators a variety of effective strategies to promote ESL students’ critical engagement with their texts, specifically to help them disrupt the commonplace.

Speakers
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Jihyun Nam

Adjunct ESL Instructor, Shoreline Community College
Jihyun Nam is an associate faculty member of the ESL program at Shoreline Community College (SCC). He received an M.A. degree in TESOL & Applied Linguistics and a Ph.D. degree in Language Education at Indiana University at Bloomington. Prior to arriving at SCC, he taught pre-service... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Columbia Basin

11:30am PDT

Post-Pandemic Equity Strategies for Teaching Multilingual Learners
Using an "educational equity portal" metaphor, participants will consider the gateway between the educational world we knew before the pandemic and the next one we are ready to create and explore four key, post-pandemic equity strategies and practical ways to implement them in their own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie McDermott Goldman

Carrie McDermott Goldman

Associate Professor & Coordinator of Graduate TESOL/ Bilingual Programs, Molloy College
Carrie L. McDermott Goldman, Ed.D., is Associate Professor, Coordinator of Graduate and Post-Graduate TESOL/ Bilingual Programs, and Director of Bilingual and TESOL Grants at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York. She teaches pre-service and in-service teachers equitable pedagogical... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Honigsfeld

Andrea Honigsfeld

Professor, Molloy College
My research interests are broad-based and include cultural and linguistic diversity, preservice and inservice teacher education, more specifically, English language methodology, collaborative service delivery to support English learners, differentiated instruction, and equity for... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Mt. Rainier

11:30am PDT

Custom Storytelling
Can we teach a language through a personal story? _x000D_
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Storying is a term defined as constructing stories in the mind and aims to making meaning. In that sense storying is relevant to all areas of curriculum, and storytelling influences the development of language in multiple ways.

Speakers
avatar for Nouf Alkhidhr

Nouf Alkhidhr

Professor of Arabic & English, Alif institute
Nouf is a professor of Arabic and TESOL. Her published work includes children's books written in Arabic. She is passionate about storytelling, language, music, charity projects, Arabic & the kind way of teaching. Author of The Arabic Kitab: 101-level Arabic textbook & a full language... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Omak River

11:30am PDT

The Role of ESL Games in Active Critical Language Learning
As language learning involves ongoing productive practice, it requires active knowledge construction rather than passive knowledge transmission. The mechanical learning approaches to language acquisition have failed the communicative needs of the contemporary communication. This study aims to address how games could positively enhance active critical language learning among ESL/EFL learners.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Yousefifard

Sam Yousefifard

Instructional Technology Designer, University of British Columbia
Sam is an Instructional Technology Designer at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He holds a master’s degree in Media and Technology Studies Education from UBC and a significant number of certificates from Harvard, Pennsylvania, Michigan, California-San Diego, Illinois... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Mt. Spokane

12:00pm PDT

K-12 Clock Hour Sign-in
Click here to sign in for clock hours. Following the conference you will recieve an email with instructions and registration code to request your clock hours.

Saturday October 23, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT

12:15pm PDT

Visit Exhibitors

Saturday October 23, 2021 12:15pm - 1:00pm PDT
Exhibitors' Hall

12:15pm PDT

Networking with Colleagues
Moderators
avatar for Naomi Hagen

Naomi Hagen

2021 President, WAESOL

Saturday October 23, 2021 12:15pm - 1:00pm PDT
Omak River

12:25pm PDT

Employment-focused task-based instruction for adult refugee English learners (Drop-in Poster Session)
Adult low-literacy refugee background English students form a distinct learning group with their own strengths and struggles. This presentation will share the preliminary insights gained from a study that empirically tested employment-focused task-based English lessons designed for Syrian refugees in Canada. _x000D_
Keywords: refugee, limited literacy, ESL, task-based instruction, adult

Speakers
avatar for Monica Conners

Monica Conners

MA Candidate, University of Victoria
Monica’s work serving vulnerable populations with varied previous educational experiences began in 2006. Gaps in her knowledge about how to best teach English learners with limited literacy in their first languages led her to pursue her master’s degree at the University of Victoria... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 12:25pm - 12:50pm PDT
Cascades Range

1:00pm PDT

Afternoon Keynote: Welcoming Washington: A Collective Effort to Support Afghan Arrivals
Washington state has a long history of welcoming people from refugee and immigrant backgrounds.  Since 1979, more than 140,000 people have resettled in Washington’s local communities through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.  Supporting the integration of newcomers involves many different members of our communities.  English as a Second Language Programs for kids and adults play a critical role in helping people to not only learn English but also supporting kids in schools, building community across refugee and immigrant groups, and gaining important knowledge and information needed for people to grow and thrive.  Join me in discussing how Washington communities play a vital role in supporting our nation’s response to welcoming our newest neighbors from Afghanistan.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Peterson

Sarah Peterson

WA State Refugee Coordinator, Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance, DSHS
Sarah Peterson is the Washington State Refugee Coordinator and oversees the Washington Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (ORIA). Before taking on this role in 2014, Sarah spent 15 years working with refugee and immigrant communities in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sarah attributes... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Gathering Space

2:00pm PDT

Visit Exhibitors

Saturday October 23, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Exhibitors' Hall

2:30pm PDT

OET - The Newest English Test to be Accepted in Washington
OET [Occupational English Test] has recently been accepted in Washington as a means for foreign-trained nurses to prove their English fluency as part of their registration process. In this session, you will learn the basics of the test and how it could be an exciting new teaching opportunity for you.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Bush

Rebecca Bush

Teaching and Learning Manager, OET [Occupational English Test]
Are you interested in learning more about teaching English to Doctors and Nurses hoping to work in the US and specifically in Washington State? I'd love to tell you more about the Occupational English Test (OET) which has recently been recognised by the Washington State Nursing Care... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Columbia Basin

2:30pm PDT

Teaching Sentence Structure to Language Learners: From Paper to Zoom
In this workshop, educators explore delivery methods, from paper to Zoom, for teaching sentence structure. With terms related to composing sentences, participants work in groups to analyze sentence structure exercises, and plan their own. A variety of related instructional materials are provided, with games to engage the students.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Knudsen

Terry Knudsen

Instructor of English, MFWI


Saturday October 23, 2021 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Mt. Rainier

2:30pm PDT

Writing Clear Instructions to Increase Equity for Multilingual Students
If you have struggled to explain complicated instructions to ELL students, or to help teachers write comprehensible instructions, join us to discuss abbreviating and simplifying instructions to make assignments more accessible for multilingual students. We will consider how students process language and how to organize information to facilitate student success.

Speakers
avatar for Jovilin Grunewald

Jovilin Grunewald

ELL Teacher, Oak Harbor SD
I love talking about teaching language, and about ways to partner with Gen Ed peers to more comprehensively serve MLs. I'm interested in the cognitive processing aspects of language acquisition and memory, and, nerdily enough, in dead languages with interesting writing systems... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
The Palouse

2:30pm PDT

Creating Safe and Healing Learning Spaces for our New Neighbors
Come gain an understanding of 1) the global refugee crisis and the impact of forced migration; 2) the context of families arriving in WA from Afghanistan and many other countries; 3) trauma informed approaches to education and how to create a safe and healing learning space for newcomer students.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Kurz

Rachel Kurz

Youth and Education Program Manager, International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Rachel Kurz has over twelve years’ experience in international relief and development in the education sector. She has a background in education and M.S.Ed. in Curriculum , Instruction and Assessment. Rachel has worked with students from refugee and immigrant contexts both internationally... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Mt. Adams

2:30pm PDT

Examining ESL/EFL Teachers’ Attitudes and Perspectives towards World Englishes
This study examines the attitudes and perspectives of Filipino and Chinese ESL/EFL teachers on World Englishes through focus group discussions, open-ended questionnaires, and interviews. The results will help in identifying the gaps in language teaching, providing suggestions on inclusivity and asserting legitimacy of non-native English teachers as speakers of English.

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Fukin Tang

Alexander Fukin Tang

Adjunct Faculty, Seattle Central College
Alex Tang is an adjunct faculty member in the Basic and Transitional Studies Division at Seattle Central College. His research interests include but are not limited to: the use of L1 in the second language classroom, sociolinguistics, and less commonly taught grammar structures such... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Olympic Penninsula

2:30pm PDT

Exploring Literacy in Afghanistan
This workshop will explore literacy in working with Afghani adult students. It will offer some Afghani student insight on the process of learning to read in English.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Momono

Christina Momono

Christina Momono has been teaching ESL nearly 15 years at the Community Colleges of Spokane and Gonzaga University working with visiting international students, and immigrant and refugee students who have resettled in the United States. She has done workshops on sociocultural and... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Omak River

2:30pm PDT

Open Educational Resources (OERs): Definition and Overview
Looking for new materials to incorporate into your class? Learn about what Open Educational Resources (OER) are, where you can find them, and how they can help eliminate barriers for traditionally under-served students.If you are interested in using free, accessible course materials that you can share, modify and repurpose to you your students’ needs and course outcomes then you in the right session

Speakers
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Jessica Koshi-Lum

Associate Dean of the Library, Renton Technical College
avatar for Nizar Ali

Nizar Ali

ELA Instructor, Renton Technical College


Saturday October 23, 2021 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Salish Sea

2:30pm PDT

Want to Volunteer to Teach English?
Volunteer to teach English! In this session, participants will learn about the current functions of Barton English Language School (BELS), a community language school in downtown Spokane. Volunteers are trained and supported (online/in-person). Participants will learn a variety of ways to be involved. Current tutors will share their experiences.

Speakers
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Becky Rempe

Director, Barton English Language School


Saturday October 23, 2021 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Cascades Range

2:30pm PDT

Equitable Education for MLs with Disabilities Starts with Prepared Teachers
This session will report data from a survey of K-12 educators examining how prepared they feel to teach multilingual learners with disabilities (MLDs). This presentation will examine the implications of professional development for educators of MLDs and inclusive education in the pursuit of educational equity for these learners.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Otting

Jackie Otting

Consultant, Graduate Student, Kooapps, Inc; University of Washington
I am a master's student at the University of Washington studying Learning Sciences and Human Development with a graduate certificate in Disability Studies. I am on leave from my position as an elementary ML teacher in Iowa to complete my degree but will return to this position fall... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Mt. Spokane

3:30pm PDT

21st Century Learners Need 21st Century Teachers
To help learners acquire 21st century skills, teachers are required to be themselves 21st century teachers. In other words they are called to possess the know- how of teaching the core academic subjects and skills that learners have to master to succeed in work and life. In this presentation, the presenters discuss the requirements of today’s society and share some activities that would result in critical thinking, communication, collaboration and learners’ engagement to promote the 21st century skills.

Speakers
avatar for Nizar Ali

Nizar Ali

ELA Instructor, Renton Technical College
avatar for Azzeddine Bencherab

Azzeddine Bencherab

Lecturer, Universite Stambouli Mustapha, Mascara 29000
Mr. Azzeddine Bencherab is a former language instructor at College of Ajman, UAE where he taught Business Communication and Business Ethics at the MBA Department. He is author of more than 20 articles published in USA, UK, and Japan and five books in the European Union. His field... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Salish Sea

3:30pm PDT

Embodied oral reading for enhancing English language teaching course content.
This presentation details a set of techniques, based on embodied (gesture enhanced) oral reading that supports learning of course content and pronunciation. The gesture plus touch (haptic) engagement is designed to enhance expressiveness, attention and memory for both form and content. Applicable for learners of all ages and proficiency levels.

Speakers
avatar for William Acton

William Acton

Director, MATESOL, Trinity Western University
I am Director of the MATESOL at Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C. (If you are joining me this afternoon, to get your "money's worth," have handy a wooden coffee stirrer, ice cream bar stick or chopstick!) My research and teaching interests are in the area of the role of the... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Cascades Range

3:30pm PDT

A Game of C.H.E.S.S: Meeting the Whole Child
To reach today's learner, today's teacher should be equipped on ensuring students are challenged healthy, engaged, safe and supported. This session aims to support teacher's endeavors in this effort.

Speakers
avatar for Monea Beene

Monea Beene

Owner, MRB Educational Consulting
Monea Beene currently serves as an Assistant Principal full-time and is an Educational Consultant and public speaker part-time. Monea is an innovative, forward thinking leader with a relentless drive to achieve the vision of any organization that supports education and instruction... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Mt. Rainier

3:30pm PDT

An Asset-Based Approach to an Inclusive Newcomer Program
This interactive K-8 Newcomer session presents a template for a Newcomer program. Learn about key elements of a Newcomer program, have discussions on instruction and assessment, develop recommendations for a Newcomer program for older students, and develop a check list of elements for a Newcomer instructional program.

Speakers
avatar for Jesús Cervantes

Jesús Cervantes

Director Biliteracy and ELD, Benchmark Education Company
Hello, my name is Jesús Cervantes. I work for Benchmark Education as National Director of Biliteracy and ELD. My areas of expertise are lLanguage Acquistion, Biliteracy, Dual Language Education, English Language Learners, and Instruction for English Learners and Spanish Learners.Please... Read More →
avatar for Shauna Williams

Shauna Williams

National Literacy Consultant, Benchmark Education Company
I am passionate about technology and how I am constantly challenged to keep up with all of the changes. I'm always learning!


Saturday October 23, 2021 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Columbia Basin

3:30pm PDT

Exploring Sight: Supporting ESL Learning
Why does vision supersede the other senses? What occurs during visual processing in the brain? How does the primacy of vision impact ESL teaching materials design? One teaching method (Visual Thinking Strategies) is highlighted.

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Michèle Pointel

Graduate Student, Gonzaga University
Some of my ESL interests are in the areas of immigrant & refugee, third language acquisition, multilingualism, and curriculum and materials design.


Saturday October 23, 2021 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Omak River

3:30pm PDT

Re-humanizing the Online Class: Designing for Community and Identity Development
Creating an online class in which ESOL students are able to develop deep connections to the language and one another can be challenging. This report discusses recent research from a variety of disciplines and provides practical tips for combining visual and curricular design to create a dynamic, welcoming online environment.

Speakers
avatar for Angel Steadman

Angel Steadman

Tenure-Track Faculty, ELCAP, Highline College


Saturday October 23, 2021 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
The Palouse

3:30pm PDT

Effective Affective for Remote Learning Success
The session introduces an innovative perspective on how to integrate the affective with the cognitive domain in remote instruction. Educators can promote students’ engagement/retention in remote learning by embedding self-regulation and resilience-building skills in the curriculum.. Attendees will contribute expertise, practice skills learned in the session, and engage in self-reflection.

Speakers
avatar for Mihaela Cosma, Ed.S

Mihaela Cosma, Ed.S

Professor, Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Mihaela Cosma, Ed.S, is a visionary educator engaging adults in transformative learning towards the full expression of the human potential. She has 20+ years of experience in college BEdA – curriculum&instruction, and developing&managing programs. As a certified resilience/self-regulation... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Olympic Penninsula

3:30pm PDT

Self-Care For Educators: Setting Realistic Healthy Routines
This workshop is designed to help teachers identify and practice social-emotional care by setting realistic healthy routines. Participants will have the opportunity to identify sources of stress in their lives, learn how to set personal boundaries, and how to develop a self-care plan that is ideal for their unique situation.

Speakers
avatar for Ana Kear

Ana Kear

Dean of Academics, Auburn School District


Saturday October 23, 2021 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Mt. Spokane

4:20pm PDT

Annual Business Meeting
Meet the board and hear about what WAESOL has been up to since last October.  It's been a busy year!

Saturday October 23, 2021 4:20pm - 4:35pm PDT
Gathering Space

4:35pm PDT

Grants & Awards and Closing Celebration
Come celebrate our Grants and Awards recipients and see how we celebrate our 46th year as WAESOL. 

Saturday October 23, 2021 4:35pm - 5:00pm PDT
Gathering Space
 
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  • Exploring TESOL Career Paths
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Issues of Equity
  • Mindfulness
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  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Research
  • Social-Emotional Care
  • Supporting Students with Disabilities
  • Technology
  • Trauma
  • WAESOL Community
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