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Saturday, February 27

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.

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Thereza Vahlstrom

ELD Teacher, Mead School District
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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 →

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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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).

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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 →
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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

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
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