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Saturday, February 26
 

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

Team teaching as a learning tool in TESOL certification
The presenters will outline the structure of the Gonzaga ESL Community Outreach (GECO) program and its team-teaching process, then work as a panel to share experiences in team teaching. We will highlight some benefits and difficulties and discuss how this has helped us grow as educators and been a formative part of our graduate education.

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Daisuke Aoki

Gonzaga University
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Marie Saint-Just

Gonzaga University
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Hailey Herrington

Gonzaga University MA TESOL program


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

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

Using what you know: Embodied Oral Reading to Spontaneous Speech
This presentation demonstrates a haptic (using gesture and touch) method for assisting students in becoming more confident in using in conversation vocabulary or aspects of pronunciation, which they can probably do privately. It is also helpful for those with little opportunity to practice speaking in or outside of class.

Speakers
avatar for William Acton

William Acton

Director, MATESOL, Trinity Western University
I am currently Director of the MATESOL at Trinity Western University. The presentation I am doing, "Using what you know: Embodied Oral Reading to Spontaneous Speech," is based on my recent work exploring ways to assist learners who do not have much if any opportunity to practice their... Read More →
avatar for Yushu Qie

Yushu Qie

Trinity Western University
Suri (Yushu) Qie is an MA TESOL student of Trinity Western University. Her undergraduate work was in media communications. She has been doing research on haptic pronunciation teaching with professor William Acton.
avatar for Nina Volzhanina

Nina Volzhanina

Trinity Western University
Nina Volzhanina is a student at Trinity Western University in the MA TESOL department. Her previous experience consists of working with young learners in South Korea. During her masters, she became fascinated with the changes happening in the field regarding teaching speaking and... Read More →


Saturday February 26, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PST
Tubb's Hill 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
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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

Do you hear what I hear? How teachers respond to errors.
Surprisingly little research has been conducted on the level of agreement between teachers as to what constitutes an error. This session reports on an investigation into the uniformity of responses to spoken learner language, measuring reaction time and confidence in grammaticality judgments.

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 26, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Comstock Park

3:00pm PST

Community-Based: ESL Teaching Strategies for Immigrant Adults
This workshop will introduce and explore ESL teaching and tutoring strategies for engaging adult English learners in a community-based organization that serves Spanish-speaking day laborers.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Bottelli

Suzanne Bottelli

Education Program Coordinator, Casa Latina
I am excited to share the Popular Education model and content-based TESOL strategies that we employ as part of Casa Latina's practical ESL program for Spanish speaking day laborers. Casa Latina is a community-based non-profit organization that advances the power and wellbeing of Latinx... Read More →


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

3:00pm PST

Interactive Picture Books in an EFL Classroom
Interactive picture books are a unique phenomenon combining entertainment with learning a language and gaining cultural and cross-curricular knowledge. The presenters share their experience with such books as authentic teaching resources for an EFL classroom, and as models and products of project-based learning

Speakers
avatar for Uliana Kshenovskaya

Uliana Kshenovskaya

Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University
Uliana Kshenovskaya has been teaching English as a foreign language all over the world for more than 20 years. She managed to overlap her areas of interests and got a degree in linguistics and teaching, an MA in translation and an MA in music. Her current scientific and teaching interests... Read More →
avatar for Anna Tsepkova

Anna Tsepkova

Associate Professor /Fulbright visiting scholar, Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, Eastern Washington University
Anna Tsepkova is Associate Professor of the English Language Department at Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University (Russia) where she teaches English as a foreign language, British and American literature, onomastics and holds training sessions for in-service EFL teachers. She is... Read More →


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