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Policy and Advocacy in a time of change [clear filter]
Saturday, February 26

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.

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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
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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

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.

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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 →
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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

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.

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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
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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

3:00pm PST

Making Connections: Study Abroad Programs During the Pandemic
The teacher and student presenters discuss the study abroad programs during the pandemic. The study explores ambiguous loss of college experience both for students and instructors. At the end, this presentation offers suggestions for virtual study abroad and online teaching/learning during the pandemic.

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Kei Kawanishi

Associate Professor, Mukogawa Women's University
My research interests have focused around the topic of second language writing, but recently with the pandemic influencing our teaching and learning, I am focused on helping students connect and team-build. I am presenting a study with second-year junior college students on how they... Read More →
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Sakura Nishimoto

Student, Mukogawa Women's University (Junior College Division)
Our group conducted the questionnaires and interviews with various people to think about the best way to study abroad during the pandemic. We are presenting a study on how we connected and learned during the pandemic.
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Asuka Nishi

Student, Mukogawa Women's University (Junior College Division)
Hello. I'm a student of Mukogawa Women's University in Japan. My campus life was affcted a lot by COVID-19. So, I want to tell you about my campus life through our presentation.
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Miku Komeda

Student, Mukogawa Women's University (Junior College Division)
I'm a second-year junior college student at Mukogawa Women's University. I'm presenting a study with Kawanishi-sensei and colleagues focusing on student life in a pandemic. I'm really happy and looking forward to participating in such an opportunity.

Saturday February 26, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PST
Tubb's Hill Park
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