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

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.

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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

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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Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld

Author, Consultant, Professor, Molloy University
Dr. Honigsfeld is a professor in the School of Education and Human Services at Molloy University, Rockville Centre, New York, where she teaches graduate courses related to cultural and linguistic diversity, language and literacy development, and equity.Before entering the field of... Read More →

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

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.

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Terry Knudsen

Instructor of English, Mukogawa U.S. Campus

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

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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