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Saturday, February 27
 

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

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

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
avatar for Alexander Tang

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
avatar for Kathryn Pawelko

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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