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.

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Naomi Hagen

2021 President, WAESOL

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

10:00am PDT

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.

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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

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

2:00pm PDT

Visit Exhibitors

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

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.

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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


Jessica Koshi-Lum

Associate Dean of the Library, Renton Technical College
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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.


Becky Rempe

Director, Barton English Language School

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