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Saturday, February 27

8:00am PST

HERE for Clock Hours. 

To claim clock hours for the conference, you MUST sign-in via the google form. Following the conference, you will receive an email from WAESOL with information and registration code to claim your clock hours. Up to 6 clock hours are available for today.

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Saturday February 27, 2021 8:00am - 3:30pm PST

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.

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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

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

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.

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Margaret (Maggie) Diehl

Instructor, Spokane Community College/Mukogawa US Campus
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 →
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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.

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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 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.

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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

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

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.

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Collin Shull

Instructor of Spanish, Washington State University
Collin Shull is a Spanish Instructor with an interest in lowering cost barriers to higher education.
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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.

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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.

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Tracy Peterson

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.

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Vista Higher Learning

Representative, Vista Higher Learning
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. Feel free to join my video stream or email Rachel Bond at rbond@vistahigherlearning.com for more... 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.

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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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