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Saturday, February 27
 

8:00am PST

CLOCK HOUR Sign-in
Sign-in 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.

Keep track of your sessions and enjoy the conference!

WAESOL Clock Hour Committee

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

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

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

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 →
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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

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

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
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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

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

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

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.

Exhibitors
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

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.

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
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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