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Saturday, February 26
 

8:00am PST

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# of Clock Hours Available: up to 6 total ($3/clock hour)

During the Conference:
  • Sign in via the clock hour sign-in form on the conference platform.
  • Track the sessions you attend.
After the Conference:
  • Use the access code received via email following the conference to access the payment and registration system. 
  • Go to the WAESOL website and click on the Clock Hour tab. Proceed to the 2022 Spokane Regional Conference link.
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  • Pay online for the number of clock hours you are requesting. 
  • WAESOL will verify attendance through the daily sign-in. 
  • Once verified, an official signed clock hour form will be emailed to you. 


Saturday February 26, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Help Desk

10:15am PST

The Metaverse for Education: Is it coming?
Two years ago, who would have imagined that our teaching would be via Zoom or Microsoft Teams using platforms such as Google Classroom, Blackboard, Canvas, etc. as well as educational apps like Quizlet, Kahoot, Nearpod? Is the Metaverse next? Join us for an informal presentation followed by discussion of this topic.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Belisle

Ron Belisle

Instructor/Conference Chair, Mukogawa U.S. Campus
Ron has been on the faculty at Mukogawa U.S. Campus in Spokane since its inception in 1990. He has also taught at both public high school and university in Japan as well as adjunct positions at WSU in Pullman, Gonzaga University, Kansas State University, and Moody Bible Institute... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Riverfront Park

10:15am PST

Development and Testing of a Textbook Evaluation Instrument
This presentation describes the collaborative development and testing of a pre-use textbook evaluation instrument. The instrument was developed by a group of four MA TEFL students from Universidad Andrés Bello in Santiago, Chile. The evaluation promotes consensus building in order to facilitate an acceptance or rejection decision about the textbook. Two members of the  textbook evaluation instrument development team, Thomas Baker and Kathy Montoya, will share their experience on this project with participants.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Baker

Thomas Baker

MA TEFL student, Universidad Andrés Bello, Santiago, Chile
Thomas has 21 years experience teaching EFL in Chile. He has worked with students from all levels, ages and school settings, elementary to tertiary, He served on the TESOL Chile Board in various positions from 2004 - 2011, including one term as President (2010 - 2011). Currently he... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Montoya

Kathy Montoya

MA TEFL student
Kathy Montoya is currently doing an MA in TEFL and works in the elementary andpreschool levels in a school in Chile. She has teaching experience in Australia andteaches EFL for the British Council of Chile. She has 10 years of experience working inthe Early years. Currently, she is... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Manito Park

10:15am PST

Extensive Reading Program for adult ESL students
Learn about the benefits of extensive reading and MReader program.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Mortensen

Sarah Mortensen

ESL Instructor, Spokane Community College
My name is Sarah Mortensen. I am an English language instructor for adult immigrants and refugees at Spokane Community college. I have been working at the Valley Center, which is an offsite location for the college. I was provided with a collection of readers for my students, and... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Chief Garry Park

10:15am PST

Regaining A Sense of Playfulness In the Classroom
Research from experts such as Peter Gray and Stuart Brown has shown the importance of play for children of all ages (including adults), to include in school environments. This presentation will seek to unpack how play can be integrated into the fabric of an ESL class, from teacher play to student assignments._x000D_

Speakers
avatar for David Martin

David Martin

Professor, 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 26, 2022 10:15am - 11:00am PST
CDA Park

10:15am PST

Unearth Educational Equity for Multilingual Learners!
Participants will learn strategies about the Power of Educational Equity for Multilingual Learners through adequate materials and resources! Unearth Educational Equity through a student-centered approach, changing paradigms to impact students. Power point provided.

Speakers
avatar for María Torres

María Torres

Vista Higher Learning
Dr. María M. Torres is an educator of forty plus years of experience in grades K-20. Her passion of making everyone bilingual, biliterate and bicultural has led her to working as a National Education Consultant. Her experiences in Dual Language, English Language Learners and Bilingual... Read More →

Exhibitor Hall
avatar for Vista Higher Learning

Vista Higher Learning

Representative, Vista Higher Learning
Where will world languages take you? Today's students are preparing for a world where inter-cultural communication is a necessary part of everyday life. At Vista Higher Learning, we develop innovative digital and print solutions to connect the world through language and culture.If... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Audubon Park

11:15am PST

I Speak in Memes: Developing Rhetorical Knowledge in ESL Speakers
Workshop provides attendees with the opportunity to rethink teaching rhetoric and communication to ESL speakers by analyzing and creating memes. The presenter will provide a brief background on the topic, then lead a shortened unit to help educators engage learners with meme creation in their own classroom. _x000D_

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Pawelko

Kathryn Pawelko

ELA Teacher, Canby School District
Kathryn Pawelko is a middle-school English Language Arts teacher at Baker Prairie Middle School in Canby, Oregon.  She is a graduate of the M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction program in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Idaho (2020). She holds... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 11:15am - 12:00pm PST
Manito Park

11:15am PST

L2 Writing: An Asset Based Lens Promotes Writing Proficiency
Based writing from Marshallese students, this presentation suggests an instructional approach beyond error identification to include first language and culture assets in writing instruction and assessment. Implications, connections, and implementation are discussed for educators serving Pacific Islanders.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Pagels

Jill Pagels

Professor, Sam Houston State University
I recently completed my doctorate in literacy, with a bilingual literacy focus. This degree (Sam Houston State University 2021) compliments my MA TESOL (SHSU, 2013) and BA Linguistics (University of Arizona, 1985). Language, culture, and diversity have always fascinated me, as interaction... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 11:15am - 12:00pm PST
Chief Garry Park

11:15am PST

Affirming Gender Identity in K-12 Curriculum and Everyday Speech
Gender identity is complex. As educators, we support students and create a more inclusive environment and global community. We open dialogue with teachers to explore how to develop more inclusive materials that reflect emerging lessons on representation and self-determination.

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 →
avatar for Sasha Sharman

Sasha Sharman

Eastern Washington University
Sasha Sharman (They/Them) is a student at Lewis and Clark High School and Eastern Washington University. They teach policy debate at the high school level; their research therein is focused on educating students on current events and creating more inclusive spaces that promote discussion... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 11:15am - 12:00pm PST
Mirabeau Park

11:15am PST

Teachers’ Attitudes and Perspectives towards World Englishes
This study examines the attitudes and perspectives of Filipino and Chinese ESL/EFL teachers on World Englishes through focus group discussions, open-ended questionnaires, and interviews.

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Tang

Alexander Tang

Adjunct Faculty, Seattle Central College
Alex Tang is an adjunct faculty member in the Basic and Transitional Studies Division at Seattle Central College. His research interests include but are not limited to: the use of L1 in the second language classroom, sociolinguistics, and less commonly taught grammar structures such... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 11:15am - 12:00pm PST
Tubb's Hill Park

12:15pm PST

Remember to Sign-in for K-12 Clock Hours Today



Click on this link to sign-in for clock hours. 

Visit Joan at the Help Desk if you have any questions.

# of Clock Hours Available: up to 6 total ($3/clock hour)
During the Conference:
  • Sign in via the clock hour sign-in form on the conference platform.
  • Track the sessions you attend.
After the Conference:
  • Use the access code received via email following the conference to access the payment and registration system. 
  • Go to the WAESOL website and click on the Clock Hour tab. Proceed to the 2022 Spokane Regional Conference link.
  • Fill out the online form and submit.
  • Pay online for the number of clock hours you are requesting. 
  • WAESOL will verify attendance through the daily sign-in. 
  • Once verified, an official signed clock hour form will be emailed to you. 
Upon Receipt of Your Official Clock Hour Form:
  • Sign and date the form.
  • Make a copy to retain for your records. 
  • Forward the form to your district HR department according to their procedures. Procedures vary from district to district, so please check with your district regarding their specific process.

Saturday February 26, 2022 12:15pm - 1:00pm PST
Help Desk

1:00pm PST

What can we learn from learners' spoken errors?
The presenters will demonstrate features of a free online platform for providing oral corrective feedback after communicative activities. Current developments include machine learning to detect errors automatically, a searchable error corpus, speech-to-text transcription, and integrated practice activities for students.

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 Maria Elena Aviles-Baquero

Maria Elena Aviles-Baquero

Computer Science Student, Gonzaga University


Saturday February 26, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PST
Comstock Park

1:00pm PST

Academic Vocabulary in Discourse: Noun Groups and Nominalizations
Improve scaffolding of academic vocabulary by recognizing and bridging the complexity of noun groups and nominalizations in discourse. Presentation shows how authentic discourse can be visible and accessible to students at multiple levels in classroom interactions without oversimplifying or replacing academic language.

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Brekke

Gregg Brekke

Assistant Professor, Whitworth University
Gregg is on the faculty of Whitworth University, where he serves as Director of English for International Students, and the TESOL Minor. He has taught English to learners overseas and in the U.S. for more than 30 years, including K-12, immigrants and refugees, and university students... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PST
CDA Park

1:00pm PST

Engaging English Learners in Peer-to-Peer Academic Discussions
Learn how to use the SOAR Teaching Frames to guide your teaching and engage English learners in peer-to-peer academic discussions to co-construct new learning. We’ll introduce four essential conversation skills (create, clarify, fortify, and negotiate) and engage you in research-based strategies to use in your classroom

Speakers
avatar for Susan OHara

Susan OHara

EPF for teaching
I am cofounder of EPF for Teaching. I was formerly a center director at UC Davis, professor of education and center director at Stanford University, and professor of educational technology at Sacramento State University. My research and work with districts spans 22 years and focuses... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PST
Mirabeau Park

1:00pm PST

Fulfilling the Promise of Equity for Multilingual Learners
Our multilingual learners in Washington state deserve to be valued for the rich cultural and linguistic assets they bring. This session will provide a framework for developing excellent English language development and dual language programs that can increase equity for our students and our communities.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Percy Calaff

Kristin Percy Calaff

Director of Multilingual Education, Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Dr. Kristin Percy Calaff is Director of Multilingual Education for the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. She has over 30 years of experience as a bilingual teacher, principal, district administrator, and adjunct professor. Kristin holds a Ph.D. in Multilingual/Multicultural... Read More →

Exhibitor Hall
avatar for OSPI - Shannon Martin

OSPI - Shannon Martin

Multilingual Education Program Supervisor, OSPI
OSPI Multilingual Education Program Supervisor Shannon Martin will be available to field questions and comments, share updates, and learn about your work in the field!


Saturday February 26, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PST
Audubon Park

2:00pm PST

Celebrate Norooz with me!
This workshop uses a combination of Socratic seminar and readers theater approach to involve students (including English language learners) in examining the Norooz (Nowruz) tradition. In this constructivist approach all students have opportunities to learn from each other and the instructor.

Speakers
KK

Khodadad (Khodi) Kaviani

Professor, 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 26, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Manito Park

2:00pm PST

Living & Teaching in Two Worlds: Academic ESL & Tutoring Whatever
This presentation highlights the unique relationships that were cultivated within and between two teaching and learning contexts: an ESL tutoring center and an academic ESL program.

Speakers
MS

Marie Saint-Just

Gonzaga University


Saturday February 26, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
CDA Park

3:00pm PST

Effects of Accent Exposure on Perception of the Target Language
The presenter will present research on the effects of learning language through accent exposure and outline the comparisons of learning through one or multiple accents and use of a panel of multilingual educators to highlight learning and teaching experiences that utilized multiple accents.

Speakers
DA

Daisuke Aoki

Gonzaga University
MS

Marie Saint-Just

Gonzaga University
HH

Hailey Herrington

Gonzaga University MA TESOL program


Saturday February 26, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PST
Audubon Park
 
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