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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
 

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

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

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
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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

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

2:30pm 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

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

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

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

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

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
 
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