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.  
Mt. Spokane [clear filter]
Saturday, October 23

10:30am PDT

IGUAL O EQUITATIVO: Know how to strategize to accelerate learning!
Una presentación verdaderamente centrada en ejemplos prácticos para apoyar cada una de las metas dirigidas al desarrollo óptimo de la lectoescritura. Desde la expresión oral, la fonología, fonética y la decodificación; hasta la lectura con fluidez… ¡Estos centros de actividades con propósito, apoyan exitosamente cada una de estas competencias! Participants will be able to take-away great ideas to plan lessons with EQUITY using Purposeful Activity Centers, PACs, which successfully address various proficiency levels in second language development.

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Luz Roth

Co -Founder, Global Vida
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Evelyn Recinos

ELL / Bilingual Teacher, Schuyler Middle
Evelyn Recinos- Menéndez is originally from Guatemala and this is her 12th year  at Schuyler Community Schools serving students from different parts of the world.  One of her main goals is to create a diverse and equitable learning environment implementing a holistic dynamic multicultural... Read More →
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Viviana Hall

Global Dual Language Consultant & President Advisory Board, Texas A&M University, Global VIDA
Viviana Hall a native of Bogota, Colombia has more than 20 years of experience in bilingual education, and she is currently serving in the Presidential Latinx Advisory Board at Texas A&M University- Commerce. Viviana is the co-founder of Global VIDA, an organization aiming to end... Read More →

Saturday October 23, 2021 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Mt. Spokane

11:30am PDT

The Role of ESL Games in Active Critical Language Learning
As language learning involves ongoing productive practice, it requires active knowledge construction rather than passive knowledge transmission. The mechanical learning approaches to language acquisition have failed the communicative needs of the contemporary communication. This study aims to address how games could positively enhance active critical language learning among ESL/EFL learners.

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Sam Yousefifard

Educational Lead Developer, McMaster University - Ontario
Sam is an Educational Lead Developer at the Faculty of Health Sciences (McMaster University) & a Communications Lead (Canadian Cancer Society). He is a multiple award recipient with more than 50 international conference presentations in the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia. He also... Read More →

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

2:30pm PDT

Equitable Education for MLs with Disabilities Starts with Prepared Teachers
This session will report data from a survey of K-12 educators examining how prepared they feel to teach multilingual learners with disabilities (MLDs). This presentation will examine the implications of professional development for educators of MLDs and inclusive education in the pursuit of educational equity for these learners.

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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 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Mt. Spokane

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.

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Ana Kear

Dean of Academics, Auburn School District

Saturday October 23, 2021 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Mt. Spokane
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