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Policy and Advocacy in a Time of Change [clear filter]
Saturday, February 27

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

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.


Dr Richard Mandeville

Refugee SImulation Coordinator, World Relief Spokane
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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
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