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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Jill Pagels

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas
I recently completed my doctorate in literacy, with a bilingual literacy focus. This degree (Sam Houston State University 2021) compliments my MA TESOL (SHSU, 2013) and BA Linguistics (University of Arizona, 1985). Language, culture, and diversity have always fascinated me, as interaction with people from different cultures reveals a variety of world views. I taught in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands for 3 years and based my dissertation research study on these experiences. After the RMI, I spent 6 years in Saudi Arabia (KAUST), working with international STEM masters and PhD students perfecting their academic writing. Teaching in the teacher ed prep program at SHSU for the last 5 years has allowed me to integrate my international teaching experience with my courses and bring diverse perspectives to the undergraduates. I am passionate about the diversity of our planet, the equity of the systems, and the inclusion of all.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, October 23

10:30am PDT

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  • Exploring TESOL Career Paths
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Issues of Equity
  • Mindfulness
  • Other
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Research
  • Social-Emotional Care
  • Supporting Students with Disabilities
  • Technology
  • Trauma
  • WAESOL Community
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