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Saturday, February 27

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.

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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

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.

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Terry Knudsen

Instructor of English, Mukogawa U.S. Campus

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


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 →

Amy Ingram

Bilingual Program Supervisor, OSPI
I provide support with program implementation and program analytics to school districts in Eastern Washington.  In my work at the agency, I am the liaison to the Office of Native Education, LAP and Title 1, Institutional Education, the Assessment Department, Student Information... Read More →

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


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.


Dr Richard Mandeville

Refugee SImulation Coordinator, World Relief Spokane
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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

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.

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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.


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

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Kathryn Pawelko

Alumni, University of Idaho
Kathryn Pawelko is a recent graduate of the M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction program in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Idaho. She will soon hold Idaho certification for secondary education with endorsements in history, English, Spanish and... Read More →

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