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Saturday, February 27
 

8:00am PST

Meet the Exhibitors
Visit the Exhibitor Hall to see what's new in the field. Chat with an exhibitor live via video stream.

Exhibitors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Representative, Vista Higher Learnin
Hello!Vista Higher Learning is a specialized publisher focusing on language learning. We offer many K-12 resources for EL Newcomers, English Language Development and Bilingual Education.This year we are offering brand new print and digital programs for K-12 English Language Learners... Read More →
avatar for ESL Library

ESL Library

Marketing Director, ESL Library
👩‍🏫 Talk with us live on Google Meet!8:00 - 9:00am - UPCOMING12:00 - 1:00pm - UPCOMING→  Join us at meet.google.com and enter code vww-jzyy-wesESL Library is an online subscription service for EL teachers with printable & digital lesson plans and activities that can be... Read More →
avatar for Elise Migliazzo

Elise Migliazzo

Whitworth University
avatar for Trinity Western University

Trinity Western University

Recognized for quality, TWU has received seven consecutive A+ rankings for Quality of Teaching and Learning, holds three Canada Research Chairs, and wins national championships in U Sports sports.More importantly, lives are changed at TWU through its whole-person, Christ-centred approach... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for ESOL in Higher Ed

ESOL in Higher Ed

http://esolinhighered.org, ESOL in Higher Ed
Representative Contact: Jane Govoni, esolinhighered@gmail.comESOL in Higher Ed is a resource for Educator Preparation Programs. There are Power Points, videos, URLs, legislative updates, and resources for training teacher candidates on ways to effectively teach English learners... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 8:00am - 8:45am PST
Exhibitor Hall

9:00am PST

Conference Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Ron Belisle, Conference Chair

Ron Belisle, Conference Chair

Mukogawa U.S. Campus
Ron has been on the faculty at Mukogawa U.S. Campus in Spokane since its inception in 1990. He has taught at both public high school and university in Japan. He served as the 2011 and 2013 WAESOL President, chaired the 2011 Tri-TESOL Conference, thirteen Spokane Regional ESL Conferences... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 9:00am - 9:15am PST
Riverfront Park Room

9:15am PST

Keynote: The Promise of Interfaith Dialogue in the ESL Classroom and Beyond
Intolerance, hatred, and violence against religions have been on the rise in the US and worldwide. Education is the most powerful antidote to religious intolerance. In order to create a more just and tolerant society, students need to learn about different religious traditions and interact with people of various faiths. Interfaith dialogue seems particularly difficult in a time when white Christian nationalism is on the rise. However, as this presentation demonstrates, interfaith dialogue provides tools for peace- and bridge-building that seem particularly important in our present moment.

Speakers
avatar for Gregor Thuswaldner, Ph.D.

Gregor Thuswaldner, Ph.D.

Provost and Executive Vice President, Whitworth University
Gregor Thuswaldner (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) joined Whitworth University as Provost and Executive Vice President at Whitworth University in July 2020. From 2016 to 2020, he served as Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Humanities as well as Acting... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 9:15am - 10:00am PST
Riverfront Park Room

10:15am PST

ReadTheory, Newsela, Quizlet: The 3 Amigos!
This demonstration will show participants how to use the online learning sites of ReadTheory, Newsela, and Quizlet to help create independent, life-long learners. After mastering the process described in the presentation, your students will begin the journey of becoming the change we need in the world!

Speakers
avatar for Frank Newman

Frank Newman

Teacher, Spokane Public Schools
Frank Newman has over 25 years teaching experience. He has taught a wide variety of levels including elementary, middle school, high school and university level students. After graduating from Gonzaga University in 1989, Frank obtained a Maters in Technology Education from Eastern... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Riverfront Park Room

10:15am PST

Using H5P to develop interactive, language-rich online activities
Learn about an easy online program to make interactive, language-rich activities for your students! H5P makes it easy to share engaging, self-grading activities that encourage language practice and deep learning. Participants will explore a variety of activity types specifically focused on language teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for James Hunter

James Hunter

Director, TESOL Programs, Gonzaga University
James Hunter has taught ESL/EFL for over 30 years and is the director of TESOL Programs at Gonzaga University. He has a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham, UK, and his research interests include Second Language Acquisition, corpus linguistics, instructional... Read More →
avatar for Sara Hanson-Lynn

Sara Hanson-Lynn

Coordinator of Gonzaga's ESL Community Outreach (GECO) Program, Gonzaga University
Sara Hanson-Lynn is a master’s student in the TESOL Program at Gonzaga University. She has taught ESL/EFL for five years and is the coordinator for the Gonzaga ESL Community Outreach Program, a free Saturday English class for adult immigrants and refugees. She is passionate about... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Comstock Park Room

10:15am PST

Developing Language Proficiency Through Project-Based Learning
This presentation shares the strategies utilized in project-based learning units to develop students’ language proficiency. Thinking routines, learning strategies, unit design templates, lesson ideas, and student work samples will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Thereza Vahlstrom

Thereza Vahlstrom

ELD Teacher, Mead School District
avatar for Melissa  Hainline

Melissa Hainline

General Education Teacher, Mead School District
I am a classroom teacher at a Title 1 school in the Mead School District. I have been teaching for 10 years including Special Education and General Education. I work with students who are Highly Capable, learning English as a Second Language, and receive extra support in Special... Read More →
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Kathryn Picanco

Whitworth University


Saturday February 27, 2021 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Manito Park Room

10:15am PST

Discussing the TARP: Developing Foundational Research Skills
This introductory research project, called the Topic Analysis Research Project, engages students in a step-by-step process of determining if a selected topic is Researchable, Worthwhile, and/or Interesting enough to be a successful candidate for further research.

Speakers
avatar for David Martin

David Martin

Washington State University
David Martin has been teaching for 21 years with about 15 in the ESL realm. He is currently a Teaching Assistant Professor in the English department at WSU, focusing on developmental and first-year composition. His research interests include ESL teacher identity trajectories, identities... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Audubon Park Room

10:15am PST

Incorporating Art into the ESL Classroom
Art is a powerful tool for engaging language leaners from the beginner to advanced levels. Learn various techniques and resources that are available and brainstorm ways to incorporate art into your own lessons and curricula.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Mount

Margaret Mount

Associate Teaching Faculty, Washington State University
Margaret Mount is Associate Teaching Faculty at the Intensive English Program at Washington State University where she has been teaching since 2014. She received her MA in English with a concentration in TESOL from Eastern Washington University and holds a Masters of Social Work and... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Coeur d'Alene Park Room

10:15am PST

My Homestay was Bad: Intercultural Intervention
This presentation will examine the relationship between an absence of intercultural learning, and students' "awful" homestay experiences. The presenter will begin with examining the complexity of Study Abroad purpose then explore the process of intercultural learning and why it’s crucial, and end with what it requires.

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Dale

Maggie Dale

Mukogawa U.S. Campus


Saturday February 27, 2021 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Chief Garry Park Room

10:15am PST

Examining Errors from Chinese L1 Speakers in the ESL Classroom
Sentences are often categorized by active or passive, in which they are often classified as the use of voice in grammar books. The research paper aims to examine the common errors among Chinese L1 ESL learners in the second language classroom. A summary of findings will be presented through a literature review.

Speakers
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Alexander Tang

Adjunct Faculty, Seattle Central College


Saturday February 27, 2021 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Tubb’s Hill Park Room

10:15am PST

Teaching ESL Reading through Jose Marti’s Poetry
This presentation proposes teaching critical literacy in ESL through reading Jose Marti’s poetry. The presentation will discuss the development of voice, learner's biographical construction, and ethic/aesthetic expressions as integral parts of teaching reading skills in ESL.

Speakers
avatar for YiShan Lea

YiShan Lea

Professor of Bilingual Education, Central Washington University
YiShan Lea is a Professor of Bilingual Education at CWU. Her Ed. D. is in Curriculum and Instruction from Boise State University, Idaho. Her research background is in teacher education and education cultural ethnography. She has published many peer-reviewed articles and 3 book chapters... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Mirabeau Park Room

11:15am PST

Can Everyone See My Screen?
Video conferencing platforms have been invaluable classroom tools for remote teaching. However, many teachers and students are now craving alternative ways to interact in class. This demonstration will specifically address student speaking projects and will offer alternatives to student presentations done via Zoom.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Schroeder

Sara Schroeder

Lead Teacher & Academic Coordinator, University of Montana English Language Institute
Sara is an instructor at the University of Montana English Language Institute. She developed an Open Educational Resource with listening and speaking materials for ESL teachers, which can be accessed here: https://saraschroeder3.wixsite.com/podcasts... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm PST
Riverfront Park Room

11:15am PST

Films in the Classroom in the Age of Zoom and Covid.
The use of films and videos in the language classroom continues to evolve during Covid and online classroom via platforms such as Zoom. Participants can share their experiences and move through the theory, research, and practice of these types of media, with information about current copyright and fair use guidelines.

Speakers
TK

Terry Knudsen

Instructor of English, Mukogawa U.S. Campus


Saturday February 27, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm PST
Manito Park Room

11:15am PST

Essentials of Content-based Haptic Pronunciation Teaching
This workshop presents a set of haptic (movement + touch) instructional techniques for teaching English pronunciation, applicable for learners of all proficiency levels. Guided by research on kinesthetic learning and instruction, participants are trained in using the strategies and procedures in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for William Acton

William Acton

Director, MATESOL, Trinity Western University
I am Director of the MATESOL at Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C. We have both an online and resident program since 2003. My research and teaching interests are in the area of the role of the body in second language learning and pronunciation teaching. (For information on... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm PST
Chief Garry Park Room

11:15am PST

Fostering Student Collaboration with Google Docs and Slides
Collaboration and student-led learning can be tricky in an online classroom. Using Google Docs and Slides helps to foster these goals. During this presentation, I will demonstrate different ways I have successfully used these tools in my online classroom. My aim is to spark ideas and grow your comfort in using these tools.

Speakers
avatar for Ronica Penar

Ronica Penar

Instructor, Mukogawa U.S. Campus
I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Linguistics and a Master’s Degree in TESOL. I have been teaching English language for 10 years, and I have tought in the university setting in both intensive English language programs and experiential programs. I have been fortunate to call... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm PST
Coeur d'Alene Park Room

11:15am PST

Self-Compassion, Reflection, Kindness, & Joy
Self-compassion "encourages mindfulness, or noticing your feelings without judgment; self-kindness, or talking to yourself in a soothing way; and common humanity, or thinking about how others might be suffering similarly.” Let’s explore how we can create community through self-compassion.

Speakers
avatar for LaVona Reeves

LaVona Reeves

Professor of English, Eastern Washington University
Former WAESOL President and board member, LaVona Reeves is Professor of English at Eastern Washington University, where she teaches linguistics, literature, TESL, and gender studies. She has also taught at the University of Wyoming, Boise State, Osaka University, & Harvard & in the... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm PST
Mirabeau Park Room

11:15am PST

Washington State's K-12 Dual Language Initiative
In State Superintendent Reykdal’s vision for K-12 education, all students will have access to dual language education by 2030. We will share about the statewide scaffolds of support for districts as they design these accelerated programs for multilingual learners and Native American students to close opportunity gaps.

Speakers
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Patty Finnegan, PhD

Assistant Director of Dual Language, OSPI
Patty’s work as a teacher, teacher educator, state-level administrator, and educational researcher continues to be fueled by her passion to close opportunity gaps for historically underserved student groups. She has led professional learning on effective program development and... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm PST
Audubon Park Room

11:15am PST

The End of Grammar As We Know It
Generative Linguistics has defined grammar in terms of syntax, and syntax largely in terms of phrase structures that, combined with lexical items, result in correctly-formed sentences. But what if that isn’t what’s going on at all? This session will look at the perspectives and contributions of Construction Grammar.

Speakers
avatar for James Hunter

James Hunter

Director, TESOL Programs, Gonzaga University
James Hunter has taught ESL/EFL for over 30 years and is the director of TESOL Programs at Gonzaga University. He has a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham, UK, and his research interests include Second Language Acquisition, corpus linguistics, instructional... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm PST
Tubb’s Hill Park Room

12:00pm PST

Meet the Exhibitors
Visit the Exhibitor Hall to see what's new in the field. Chat with an exhibitor via video stream.

Exhibitors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Representative, Vista Higher Learnin
Hello!Vista Higher Learning is a specialized publisher focusing on language learning. We offer many K-12 resources for EL Newcomers, English Language Development and Bilingual Education.This year we are offering brand new print and digital programs for K-12 English Language Learners... Read More →
avatar for ESL Library

ESL Library

Marketing Director, ESL Library
👩‍🏫 Talk with us live on Google Meet!8:00 - 9:00am - UPCOMING12:00 - 1:00pm - UPCOMING→  Join us at meet.google.com and enter code vww-jzyy-wesESL Library is an online subscription service for EL teachers with printable & digital lesson plans and activities that can be... Read More →
avatar for Elise Migliazzo

Elise Migliazzo

Whitworth University
avatar for Trinity Western University

Trinity Western University

Recognized for quality, TWU has received seven consecutive A+ rankings for Quality of Teaching and Learning, holds three Canada Research Chairs, and wins national championships in U Sports sports.More importantly, lives are changed at TWU through its whole-person, Christ-centred approach... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for ESOL in Higher Ed

ESOL in Higher Ed

http://esolinhighered.org, ESOL in Higher Ed
Representative Contact: Jane Govoni, esolinhighered@gmail.comESOL in Higher Ed is a resource for Educator Preparation Programs. There are Power Points, videos, URLs, legislative updates, and resources for training teacher candidates on ways to effectively teach English learners... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm PST
Exhibitor Hall

12:00pm PST

Networking with Colleagues
After a morning of great sessions, we invite you to join us at noon for an opportunity to network with fellow ESL professionals. In this online version of a live coffee hour, you will have an opportunity to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones, and chat with colleagues from around the state in our virtual breakout rooms. As you enter the Networking link, let the Network host know if there is someone specific you want to connect with or if you want to join a random breakout room with other ESL professionals attending the conference. If you are attending with a group, you can even request a breakout room of your own. So make a hot drink, grab a bite to eat, and spend your lunch hour in our Spokane Regional Networking rooms!

Saturday February 27, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm PST
Riverfront Park Room

1:00pm PST

Keynote: Welcoming Washington: How ESL programs serve as a key strategy to support integration and belonging
Washington state has a long legacy of welcoming people from refugee and immigrant backgrounds. Since 1979, more than 140,000 people have resettled in Washington’s local communities through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. Supporting the integration of newcomers involves many different members of our communities, and English as a Second Language Programs play a critical role in helping people to learn English, to build a community, and to gain important knowledge and information needed for people to rebuild their lives. Join me in discussing how Washington can continue to be a welcoming place through policy changes and a pandemic, and the role that ESL programs play in these efforts.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Peterson

Sarah Peterson

Washington State Refugee Coordinator, Washington Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance
Sarah Peterson is the Washington State Refugee Coordinator and oversees the Washington Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (ORIA). Before taking on this role in 2014, Sarah spent 15 years working with refugee and immigrant communities in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sarah attributes... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm PST
Riverfront Park Room

2:00pm PST

Holy COW - Collaborative Online Writing
The reflective aspect of writing lends itself to online classes, but learning the process of writing can be interactive. This workshop provides an opportunity to practice a condensed Collaborative Online Writing lesson in small groups. It will end with a discussion of teacher & peer-generated feedback in an online setting.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret (Maggie) Diehl

Margaret (Maggie) Diehl

Instructor, Spokane Community College
Margaret (Maggie) Diehl is an adjunct instructor at Spokane Community College, teaching ESL in the Adult Basic Education division, and at Mukogawa Women’s University US Campus. She has also taught at Spokane Falls Community College and Gonzaga University. She has her masters in... Read More →
avatar for Teresa Schock

Teresa Schock

teacher, Mukogawa U.S. Campus
Teresa Schock teaches at Mukogawa U.S. Campus & has been a teacher for more than 25 years.  During her career, she’s taught HS Spanish, survival English skills to immigrant families, Spanish to preschool children, and ESL to university students at EWU. She volunteers with immigrants... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Riverfront Park Room

2:00pm PST

Utilizing Technology for Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
This presentation introduces the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the utilization of language learning technology to achieve equitable and inclusive instruction for students of all abilities and language proficiency levels.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Otting

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 February 27, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Mirabeau Park Room

2:00pm PST

Differentiating Instruction by WIDA Proficiency Level
Attendees will learn about the WIDA proficiency indicators coming to Washington State next year and an approach to differentiated instruction. Attendees will analyze examples of differentiated Student Learning Outcomes and have opportunities to collaborate in the development of a set in this workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Mastruserio Reynolds

Kate Mastruserio Reynolds

Professor of TESOL/Literacy, Central Washington University
Dr. Kate Mastruserio Reynolds is a Professor of TESOL/Literacy at Central Washington University. She has taught at teachers at universities and public school districts, and ESL/EFL in elementary, middle schools and universities educators in the US and abroad. Dr. Reynolds’ publications... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Chief Garry Park Room

2:00pm PST

Best Practices for ELLs During Distance Learning with Pear Deck
Providing meaningful instruction during distance learning has been a challenge for all teachers, but meeting the needs of ELLs during this time has been especially difficult. This session will discuss how the Google Slides add-on Pear Deck can aid in implementing best practices with ELLs during COVID.

Speakers
avatar for Isabel Haller-Gryc

Isabel Haller-Gryc

ELD Specialist, Pullman Public Schools


Saturday February 27, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Comstock Park Room

2:00pm PST

Short & Stealthy Pronunciation and Vocabulary Interventions
Instructors will acquire ways to seamlessly incorporate pronunciation and vocabulary instruction at any level. Attendees will get a chance to practice and leave with tips and tricks to use in their own classes (both in person and online).

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Fraser-Allen

Sharon Fraser-Allen

Faculty, Washington State University
Sharon Fraser-Allen is an Associate Teaching Professor at Washington State University where she has been teaching academic English since 2005. In addition to her faculty duties, she is also the Curriculum and Testing Coordinator, overseeing the curriculum and summative assessments... Read More →
avatar for Emily Harmon

Emily Harmon

International Programs, Washington State University
Emily Harmon is an Associate Teaching Professor at INTO WSU as well as the Materials Coordinator. She received her MA in TESOL from the University of Idaho and has been teaching ESL at Washington State University since 2013. She recently co-authored an article that was accepted for... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Manito Park Room

2:00pm PST

I see me in the story!
This workshop uses a Socratic approach to examine the Iranian festival of Mehregaan and its relevance to our world today. This constructivist approach allows the participants (including English language learners) to engage in a shared inquiry through active engagement with their peers, enhancing their understanding of the issues in the text.

Speakers
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Khodadad (Khodi) Kaviani

Central Washington University
Khodadad (Khodi) Kaviani, PhD, is professor of education at Central Washington University. His research and teaching include the Middle Eastern politics and culture, teacher education, social studies methods, democratic education, and the intersection of education and ideology. He... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Tubb’s Hill Park Room

2:00pm PST

Building Teacher Empathy through Refugee Simulations
Presenters will share an overview of the current refugee situation in the world and then describe the Refugee Simulation, a transformational tool for building understanding and empathy among educators of newly arriving students.

Speakers
DR

Dr Richard Mandeville

Refugee SImulation Coordinator, World Relief Spokane
avatar for Peggy Arendt Pyle

Peggy Arendt Pyle

Training Coordinator / ESL, World Relief Spokane
My passion is to help transform communities by empowering English Language Learners and equipping those who want to welcome them through cross-cultural friendships. I have over forty years of working cross-culturally in the United States and abroad, including several years as an ESL... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Audubon Park Room

2:00pm PST

Pandemic (Pen)Pals
The presenters outline three different contexts for their cross-cultural/linguistic partnership and discuss its successes and challenges. In particular, they highlight the reciprocal nature of this endeavor as US and Japanese students work out cultural and linguistic differences and blurred academic boundaries. 

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Diko

Timothy Diko

Instructor, Mukogawa U.S. Campus
Timothy Diko is an ESL instructor at Mukogawa US Campus in Spokane.  His research interests include ELF, pronunciation and language identities.  He enjoys volunteering in the community, the great outdoors and finding ways to overcome the challenges of online teaching.
MJ

Mary Jeannot

Gonzaga University


Saturday February 27, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Coeur d'Alene Park Room

3:00pm PST

Curate, Create, & Collaborate with Wakelet
Learn how you and your students can easily save, organize, and share all media types - videos, links, social media, pictures, text, and PDFs - in a stunning visual format, and then use that content to create digital portfolios, newsletters, journals, research projects, etc, as collaborative or individual projects. 

Speakers
avatar for Mary Goodrich

Mary Goodrich

Mukogawa U.S. Campus


Saturday February 27, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm PST
Riverfront Park Room

3:00pm PST

Web-Book: Teachers as Content Creators
This presentation will feature the presentation of an interactive Open Educational Resource developed by two language teachers. The OER and its contents will demonstrate some options for providing free materials to students. Attendees will be given the opportunity to try out the OER and some of the tools used to create it.

Speakers
avatar for Collin Shull

Collin Shull

Instructor of Spanish, Washington State University
Collin Shull is a Spanish Instructor with an interest in lowering cost barriers to higher education.
avatar for Priya Panday-Shukla

Priya Panday-Shukla

Washington State University
Priya Panday-Shukla is a PhD student in the Language, Literacy, and Technology program at Washington State University. She has a master’s degree in Foreign Languages and Cultures. Her research and teaching focus on communicative language, cultures, and technology.


Saturday February 27, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm PST
Manito Park Room

3:00pm PST

Digital Escape Rooms: Creating Engagement in the ESL Classroom
Creating a digital escape room using Google can be intimidating during times of online ESL instruction. This session will provide all you need to get started, using hyperlinks, sharing to students, and a list of fun/interactive activity sites. You will leave with a copy of one of mine and a list of useful ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Dahmen

Kelli Dahmen

ELD Specialist, Pullman School District


Saturday February 27, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm PST
Coeur d'Alene Park Room

3:00pm PST

Get Ready to Meet the Needs of Newcomer English Learners
Participants will learn engaging strategies to connect language, math, science, and social studies. Participants will examine high-leverage strategies for working with newcomers that are supported by standards and research.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Peterson, VISTA HIGHER LEARNING

Tracy Peterson, VISTA HIGHER LEARNING

National Language Consultant, Vista Higher Learning
Tracy Peterson is a National Language Consultant with Vista Higher Learning with over twenty years of language acquisition experience focusing on comprehensible input, TPR, strategic competence, and authentic literacy design.
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Representative, Vista Higher Learnin
Hello!Vista Higher Learning is a specialized publisher focusing on language learning. We offer many K-12 resources for EL Newcomers, English Language Development and Bilingual Education.This year we are offering brand new print and digital programs for K-12 English Language Learners... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Representative, Vista Higher Learnin
Hello!Vista Higher Learning is a specialized publisher focusing on language learning. We offer many K-12 resources for EL Newcomers, English Language Development and Bilingual Education.This year we are offering brand new print and digital programs for K-12 English Language Learners... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm PST
Mirabeau Park Room

3:00pm PST

Teach Abroad with the English Language Fellow Program
The English Language Fellow Program has been sending teachers abroad for over fifty years. The purpose of this informational presentation is to inform interested teachers about the opportunity to teach English abroad with the US Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs sponsored program.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Emerson

Judy Emerson

U.S. Department of State English Language Programs
I'm an independent contractor working online with individuals and an ESP class in Puebla, Mexico. I was formerly the Academic Coordinator of an Intensive English Program at a College in Idaho. I've been an instructor of English Language Learners for almost 20 years.

Exhibitors

Saturday February 27, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm PST
Chief Garry Park Room

3:00pm PST

How to get published in WAESOL Educator
Share your knowledge! Develop professionally! Grow your CV! Come and learn how to get published in the WAESOL Educator. The presenter will describe our readership, types of articles, and how to meet our submission requirements. Participants will take away ideas for an article to submit. Bring your smartest friend!

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Green

Bridget Green

Mukogawa U.S. Campus
In addition to teaching at MUSC, I'm currently the editor for WAESOL Educator. Ask me how to get published in our journal and/or how to be a peer-reviewer!


Saturday February 27, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm PST
Tubb’s Hill Park Room

3:00pm PST

Pre-Service Educator Perceptions of Competence in Diversity
Quantitative study with qualitative support responds to changing educational contexts, identified in the literature review, to examine perceptions of competence on issues of diversity of pre-service educators enrolled in a public northwestern university. The researcher provides suggestions to improve educator curriculum.

Speakers
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Kathryn Pawelko

University of Idaho


Saturday February 27, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm PST
Audubon Park Room

4:00pm PST

Presentation of conference grants and closing remarks
Many thanks to Christine and Todd Weaver for helping to sponsor our 2021 grant program and to several registrants who also provided support.

Speakers
avatar for Cielito Brekke

Cielito Brekke

Spokane Community College
Cielito Brekke teaches ESL to refugees and immigrants at Spokane Community College.  She has been teaching ESL for 30 years: at SCC for 23 years and in Micronesia for 7 years. Cielito also taught at Whitworth University, School of Education and TESOL Program and in the MA/TESOL department... Read More →
avatar for Gregg Brekke

Gregg Brekke

Whitworth University
Gregg is on the faculty of Whitworth University, where he serves as Director of English for International Students, and the TESOL Minor. He has taught English to learners overseas and in the U.S. for more than 30 years, including K-12, immigrants and refugees, and university students... Read More →
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Ron Belisle, Conference Chair

Mukogawa U.S. Campus
Ron has been on the faculty at Mukogawa U.S. Campus in Spokane since its inception in 1990. He has taught at both public high school and university in Japan. He served as the 2011 and 2013 WAESOL President, chaired the 2011 Tri-TESOL Conference, thirteen Spokane Regional ESL Conferences... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Riverfront Park Room
 
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