Loading…
Important links

Log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Teacher Educators [clear filter]
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

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 →
KP

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

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

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
PF

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 →
AI

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

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

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
KK

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
Mary Jeannot is associate professor of ESL and TESOL programs at Gonzaga University.  Her research interests are in critical ethnography, language, power, context and invention. Her most recent passions are near nature, near perfect exercising her outdoorphins.


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

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

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
 
  • Timezone
  • Filter By Venue Online
  • Filter By Type
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum and Textbook Development
  • Exhibitors
  • Gathering Together
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Keynote Address
  • Other Relevant Topics
  • Policy and Advocacy in a Time of Change
  • Research
  • Audience