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.  
Issues of Equity [clear filter]
Saturday, October 23

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

Senior Education & Learning Program Manager, International Rescue Committee
Rachel Kurz has over seven years’ experience in non-profit and program management, and ten years’ experience in international relief and development. She has predominately specialized in education in emergencies, responding to the Syrian refugee crisis from Lebanon, and currently... Read More →

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

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.

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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 →
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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
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