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

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.

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Jennifer Awesome

North Kitsap School District

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

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.

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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 →
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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

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.

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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

2:30pm 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.

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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

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.

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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
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