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2017 WAESOL Conference Presentations

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Critical Writing: Making Connections in Writing2:45 pm22-103Mary Martha SavageGonzaga UniversityMaking connections in texts while fostering academic language in writing is a challenge. This workshop draws from Gibbon's (2009) notion of message abundancy (p. 156) and interactional scaffolding (Hammond and Gibbons, 2005). Participants will receive a handout of each technique and text.Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
Developing Effective Academic Essay Paragraphs3:45 pm22-206MatthewGillesKinjo Gakuin University, JapanWill show a teaching method to help develop academic essay writing in an approachable fixed format that increases the student's ability to acutely focus their ideas, increase cohesion, and logical progression in their writing. Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
The Effects of a Middle Eastern Accent on Employability1:30 pmBuilding 8EileenFinnConcordia UniversityThis paper examines the effects of a Middle Eastern accent on employability and comprehensibility. The question of credibility, as well as the potential problem of loss of identity and how it pertains to one's accent are also examined.Poster
Applying the Latest Research to Pronunciation Class11:30 am22-201LindaGrantNational Geographic LearningDiscover how recent research in second language pronunciation can be applied to classroom teaching. What are the most important features? What feedback do students need? What contributes to success in pronunciation improvement? Linda Grant highlights these features in the new edition of Well Said.Workshop (45 min)
Incorporating a Standardized Vocabulary List into an IEP Curriculum1:30 pm22-103WilliamGibsonA.C.E. Language Institute at Seattle Pacific UniversityJoe HamiltonThis session explains how the New General Service List can be incorporated into an IEP curriculum. Presenters discuss reasons for choosing the list, methodology used to incorporate it, and student reactions to its incorporation based on more than a year of experience teaching it in IEP classes.Research Paper/Report (45 min)
Cellphone Cinema1:30 pm21-201AudraLordALPS Language SchoolA short filmmaking activity that engages learners through task-based speaking, listening, vocabulary and creative collaboration. Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
Diagnosing and teaching sentence and discourse-level pronunciation3:45 pm22-205RichardWestCity University of SeattleThis demonstration will give practical processes for diagnosing and teaching suprasegmantal pronunciation features like fluency, intonation, rhythm, and word stress for learners who need more intelligible speech, but have proficient consonant and vowel production. Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
Implementing Implicit Grammar Activities11:30 am21-201DennySargentSTESLThis workshop will show how implicit grammar activities are fun, motivating and useful and help students recognize and acquire grammar patterns within the sphere of 'authentic' use and with a focus on messages over abstract form. Many activities and ideas will be presented.Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
Addressing English Language Learners in High School Equivalency3:45 pm22-102StephenSadlierSouth Puget Sound Community CollegeAnnamary Fitzgerald, South Puget Sound Community CollegeELLs find High School Equivalency disconnected from lived experience. Through affective interaction, we guide student application of their experiences toward high school diploma credit. Session participants learn about ELL trends in HSE, view our Canvas course and explore cases of academic successTeaching Demonstration (45 min)
Social Justice in the ESL Reading and Writing Classroom: A Framework10:30 am22-205Ines PobletWhatcom Community CollegeJamie OlsonThis session will explore a pressing pedagogical question: How can instructors promote social justice in the classroom? Participants will experience a practical framework for incorporating social justice topics into the reading and writing curriculum of a high-intermediate course. Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
Using guided reading techniques with adult emergent readers10:30 am21-203AlysanCroydonSouth Seattle College/School for Teaching ESLGuided reading is a classroom routine to teach phonemic awareness, decoding, and develop reading fluency. You will experience a variety of ways to practice reading on short, simplified texts with guided reading techniques aimed at students who are just beginning to read at the sentence level. Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
Students are not Shy, They are just not Spontaneous1:30 pmBuilding 8MatthewGillesKinjo Gakuin University Students are not shy, they are just not spontaneous. This poster session provides a toolbox of methods to help a hesitant or not spontaneous student develop their listening and speaking skills. Poster
Creating and Customizing Online Functionality with a Cloud Server1:30 pm21-105RonBelisleMukogawa Fort Wright InstituteA brief overview of how tech savvy teachers can utilize a cloud server for branding and customizing server apps such as forums, blogs, content/class management systems (Moodle, Wordpress, etc.), MySQL databases, and other functionality.Informational Session
Ten Research-based Principles of ESOL Pronunciation Pedagogy1:30 pm22-206LaurenBevenIndependentIn this session, leading research meets practical classroom application! Ten research-based pronunciation principles will be presented in detail, and an application given for each. Participants will further explore these principles as a means of evaluating their materials, outcomes, etc.Research Paper/Report (45 min)
Next-Generation Parental Involvement for Emergent Bilinguals11:30 am21-202NancyYi-ClineUniversity of Washington Schools use family engagement models that often hinder ELLs and families from developing strong relationships with school. This session will involve participants in reflecting on their current parental involvements and recommend next-generation practices for a more inclusive school environment.Informational Session
Preparing New EFL Teachers in China: Insights and Challenges2:45 pm22-206Joshua SchulzeWestern Oregon UniversityThis presentation shares insights regarding an exchange program between Western Oregon University and Shanghai Normal University. The presentation will address how language teaching strategies were employed to achieve course outcomes and support students' in using academic discourse.Research Paper/Report (45 min)
ELPA21 in Washington State10:30 am21-104LeslieHuffOSPIThis session will review summaries of the ELPA21 surveys OSPI conducted in spring 2017. We will also look to how these surveys impact the future directions of EL assessment in Washington.Informational Session
Knowing the ALDs and Using Them Effectively1:30 pm21-104LeslieHuffOSPIIn this session, I will review the Achievement Level Descriptors used in the ELPA21 assessment system with an eye to the use of ALDs in instructional decision making. We will also explore other information available on the ELPA21 score reports and how teachers can use it. Informational Session
Philosophical Dialogue for Critical Thinking and for Language Learning10:30 am21-201AikoNagabuchiEastern Washington UniversityThe presenter reports the research conducted in her ESL composition course to challenge the "deficit" views of ESL students in light of critical thinking and to investigate the effectiveness of philosophical dialogue�an approach to increase critical thinking and to enhance language learning.Research Paper/Report (45 min)
Integrate it: English learning through interdisciplinary environments11:30 am22-205EmilyDvorakCascadia CollegeAnne Tuominen Cascadia CollegeThis session supports faculty in motivating learners through interdisciplinary opportunities. Drawing on several collaborative examples, the presenters demonstrate curriculum choices that encourage learners to go beyond the walls of their own classrooms, and enhance their intercultural competency.Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
Cross-Curricular Writing Strategies for English Language Learners K-1211:30 am21-203KellyMosesBattle Ground Public SchoolsJeanne-Marie Wright, Battle Ground Public SchoolsThis demonstration will focus on writing strategies for K-12 ELLs across the curriculum. Using strategies to develop academic language and vocabulary, participants will learn effective ways to engage students with poetry, sentence frames, sentence patterning, and writing as a process. Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
Collaborative Writing: Finding the Main Ideas and Creating a Summary3:45 pm21-202MargaretDiehlGonzaga UniversityThrough this demonstration, the presenter will share a strategy students can use to write a complete summary of a text. This is a collaborative writing process which can be used across language levels. This activity helps students synthesize information and conceptualize summaries.Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
Translanguaging: Dispel the Myths and Capture the Power10:30 am21-202RachelSnyderUniversity of WashingtonFenglan Nancy Yi-Cline, University of WashingtonTranslanguaging has been the buzzword in districts and schools, but what is it? This session will clear the myths behind, present the whys, and showcase the hows. Participants in all contexts will walk away with plans to capture their translanguaging power.Informational Session
Swearing: The good, the bad and the ugly3:45 pm21-206EileenFinnConcordia UniversityThis research explores the cases for and against the inclusion of curriculum of swearing in an Adult ESL course. The function and prevalence of swearing, the level of exposure, and the potential dangerous, the proper and improper way to swear, and how it can be beneficial are all discussed. Research Paper/Report (45 min)
10 Tips for Grammar Teachers2:45 pm22-201StacyHagenAzarGrammarWould you like to correct student papers more quickly? Make sure your corrections aren't ignored? Find out answers to these two grammar-for-writing challenges, and gather useful tips for classroom management and student success. Sample exercises shown from Understanding and Using English Grammar.Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
Translingual Identity: "RAE" Model of Teaching Speaking and Listening2:45 pm21-201TessaRocheSeattle Pacific UniversitySage Stutsman, Seattle Pacific University Alice (Wing Shuen) Lau, Seattle Pacific UniversityLanguage learners come from diversified cultures. How does translingual identity impact teaching? The session presents strategies for classroom practices to Raise, Apply, and Evaluate awareness. Presenters model activities which develop learner agency with a focus on listening and speaking skills.Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
You Betcha You Can Do Pecha Kucha1:30 pm22-205EllenSherriffs HallMukogawa Fort Wright InstituteKate Newman, Mukogawa Fort Wright InstitutePecha kucha enlivens student presentations, making presentation days fun. The presenters will demonstrate a variety of pecha kucha assignments that tap into a well of student enthusiasm while meeting curricular goals. A basic assignment and creative variations will be discussed and made available.Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
"Hooks" -- Tricks and Tips to Attract and Engage EL Learners1:30 pmBuilding 8Robert (Bob)WoodsYakima Valley College, Yakima, Washington"Teacher, this is FUN! I can stay late in your class?" ten-year-old Maria exclaimed, wide-eyed, as the bell rang. WARNING! You, too, may experience "problems" like this when you implement the "hooks"-innovative and creative approaches to attract and engage EL students of all ages-presented here.Poster
Creating English Language Classrooms That Empower Environmental Change 1:30 pmBuilding 8IndiraBakshiLane Community CollegeDiane Daudt, Lane Community College Maria Guerrero, Lane Community CollegeGain inspiration to provide a meaningful framework for learning, increase motivation, prepare students for the future and improve outcomes. Leave this presentation with ideas and plans to integrate environmental content into your curriculum.Poster
Phrases, Clauses and Grammar, Oh My! A Communicative Grammar Exercise1:30 pmBuilding 8TeresaKnudsenMukogawa Fort Wright InstituteTeaching grammar communicatively challenges learners and teachers. This session includes recent research in Communicative Language Teaching, language acquisition, Multiple Intelligences, and Learning Strategies for clear and enjoyable ways to reach clear understanding of sentence variety.Poster
Sustainability of Student Engagement despite Curriculum Confines 10:30 am22-103MollyCheneyUniversity of WashingtonAleksandra Petrovich, University of Washington Nicole Luvison, Edmonds Community CollegeThe presenters demonstrate a two-pronged approach of integrated skills activities and a variety of engagement strategies in order to manage curriculum constraints. Participants will work to adapt this two-pronged approach to their own classroom.Workshop (90 min)
Flipped Learning in ESL Grammar Class2:45 pm22-205RuiShiInstitute of Intensive English, Lewis-Clark State CollegeFlipped learning is a new pedagogical method which allows grammar teachers to collaborate with ESL learners to be more involved in the language acquisition process, and creates an interactive environment which can increase students' learning interests and enthusiasm.Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
Delayed Corrective Feedback for Speaking: Tracking Learner Output3:45 pm21-105JamesHunterGonzaga UniversityLearners need corrective feedback (CF) to promote language development, but it is challenging to provide it systematically, especially in speaking activities. This presentation demonstrates an application designed to provide CF after speaking activities.Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
Engaging Teaching and Learning with Technology2:45 pm21-105BridgetGreenGonzaga UniversityJames Hunter, PhDLooking for ideas on how to bring technology into your classroom? This presentation demonstrates ten ideas for using technology and describes successful projects. The presentation and all links, with a 'how to' video for each of the technologies, will be shared with all attendees via Google Slides. Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
Promoting Diversity & Gender Equity Through ELP Novel Reading1:30 pm22-102AlexandraSchiffCascadia CollegeLia Preftes Cascadia College This demonstration shows how to choose and develop materials that have a broad representation of gender and diversity to enhance students' ability to access texts and promote critical thinking on issues of identity and cultureTeaching Demonstration (45 min)
Vocabulary Size, Critical Engagement, and Post-Secondary Success11:30 am21-104JenniferAltmanUniversity of WashingtonThis action research presents activities designed to free cognitive space so learners can critically engage with reading and writing tasks. Results help bridge the gap between theory and practice on vocabulary size, and preparation for post-secondary reading and writing.Research Paper/Report (45 min)
Understanding ESL Writers Through Reflective Dialogue Journals1:30 pm21-202ChadMilesSeattle Central CollegeInsights from a study looking at reflective dialogue journals in an ESL writing course. The results suggest that these journals can assist L2 writing teachers in providing instruction tailored to student needs while also helping students identify and overcome their own struggles learning to write. Research Paper/Report (45 min)
Netflix Documentary Project: An Adaptable Module for High-Level ELLs1:30 pmBuilding 8MarcHobbsPierce CollegeAs instructors, we want to help our international students improve their social, political, and cultural awareness. We can engage them with new ideas and help them practice their critical listening skills through a medium many of us use regularly: Netflix.Poster
Insuring Success:Teaching the language of higher order thinking skills1:30 pm21-206WendyAsplinCambridge University PressToday's students need a wide range of academic skills including analyzing data, formulating opinions, and expressing themselves clearly. The presenter will demonstrate an approach that uses teaching the language of higher order thinking skills as the foundation for academic success. Free materials. Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
The Power of Authentic Content to Develop Critical Thinking1:30 pm22-201LauraLe DréanNational Geographic LearningIgnite your students’ curiosity and enrich your class with authentic and relevant content and incredible photography and video from National Geographic Learning. See how great content in the new edition of Pathways inspires and prepares college-bound students with critical thinking and academic skills for success.Workshop (45 min)
TED Talks: Ideas to Transform Your Listening and Speaking Classroom10:30 am22-201DaliaBravoNational Geographic LearningInspiring thinkers and innovators share their ideas on the TED stage generating billions of views. Come explore practical strategies TED speakers use to spread new ideas and learn how TED Talks can be used to help learners improve their communication and presentation skills.Workshop (45 min)
Building College and Career Readiness in today's Adult ed Classroom11:30 am21-206Wendy AsplinCambridge University PressCome discover ways to make your adult ed students college and career ready right from the start! Presenter will show how Ventures addresses the CCR standards and much more. Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
Teamwork and language learning2:45 pm21-202HongyingDouglasWashington Academy of Language, City University of SeattleTeam work in general is daunting, and it is even more so for non-native speakers. This presentation will address the cultural, language, and personality challenges that students face when they need to complete a team project. It will also offer project and teaching ideas for instructors.Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
A Breakdown of Smartphone Apps to Use With Students3:45 pm21-201SarahGriffithGonzaga UniversityThe presenter will teach the top smartphone apps to use in the classroom, including Aurasma, SeeSaw, Nearpod, and Plickers. Learn smartphone apps for augmented reality, digital portfolios, assessment and more. BYOD - Bring Your Own Devices (recommended not required).Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
Communicating Authority: Teacher Authority and Students' Perceptions1:30 pmBuilding 8SarahGriffithGonzaga UniversityThis poster explores research on how a university English-as-a-Second-Language professor communicates authority through language and nonverbal communication and whether students perceive the professor's intention. Also, why students justified subverting the professor's authority.Poster
Native American Boarding Schools: The Continent's First ESL Program10:30 am21-206Joan JohnstonNelsonJJN Training and ConsultingInspired by first hearing my grandfather's ancestral language in 1980, this session explores the history of Native American boarding schools and their current role in education. The presenter shares the societal impact boarding schools have had and what this means to ELL and Native education today. Research Paper/Report (45 min)
Specialized Literacy Instruction for English Learners2:45 pm22-102PattyFinneganOSPIJenny Choi, OSPI, Bilingual Education Program Supervisor & AAPI Grant Manager Amy Thierry, OSPI, Learning Assistance Program (LAP) Program SupervisorSpecialized literacy instruction is essential for English learners (ELs) to become successful readers and writers in English. We'll discuss the new Title I/LAP ELA Menu entry for schools to use for literacy instruction with their ELs and share classroom implementation strategies.Informational Session
Multi-level Games for Fluency, Vocabulary, and Grammar2:45 pm21-206Joan JohnstonNelsonJJN Training and ConsultingThis session provides teachers with a tried and true process to introduce, implement, and extend card games appropriate to various language levels. Resource lists, templates, and suggestions for adapting to various classroom environments will be provided.Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
Teaching ESOL Literacy Levels3:45 pm22-201CatHowellLiteracy SourceTaiko Aoki-Marcial, Literacy Source Tess Griswold, Literacy Source Lauren Plitkins, Literacy SourceMany adult English learners come to English class with limited school experience. This interactive panel of Literacy Source instructors first introduces our framework for ESOL Literacy and then presents the materials and routines we use to support learners' literacy and English development. Panel (45 min)
Increasing Student Engagement through Scaffolded Reading Groups 1:30 pmBuilding 8JulieHansenUniversity of WashingtonElsa LaRandeau University of WashingtonReading group roles increase student responsibility, promote equitable group interaction and extend comprehension. We will simulate a reading group discussion of an expository text using roles linked to tasks that prompt students to use reading strategies and engage thoughtfully with the text.Poster
Engaging and assessing students with technology10:30 am22-102MaureaMayaHighline CollegeIn this hands-on workshop, you will explore and actively participate in ways you can engage and assess your students using technology while building a classroom community. There will be lots of support in this workshop, so bring your laptop and join in the collaboration and fun! Workshop (90 min)
Our Mothers, Our Selves: Literacy Narratives and bell hooks 11:30 am21-105LaVonaReevesEastern Washington UniversityGhassoon Rezzig, Eastern Washington University Authors define literacy narrative, offer models, and provide prompts for different writing levels and settings. Participants write about experiences that have influenced their language teaching, responding to bell hooks' pedagogy of hope. We tell our mothers' stories to frame our own literacy. Research Paper/Report (45 min)
Let's Sing: 10 Easy Songs With a Grammar Focus10:30 am21-105LaVonaReevesEastern Washington UniversityLaVona Reeves sings and plays guitar to teach ten simple songs focusing on a particular grammatical unit and writing genre--narrative, description, & exposition. Participants receive lyrics, model essays, and lessons with links to YouTube. Teaching Demonstration (45 min)
Creating the Confident Language Learner10:30 am22-206Dr. KenBeattyPearson ELTMotivation is essential to language learning, confidence is key to using it. Challenges to student confidence include gaps between classroom language and social language. Explores how phone-based media projects build confidence so students apply language learning and extend what they know.Workshop (90 min)
Get Involved: Advocacy and Policy for ELL Professionals1:30 pm21-203MichelleRothWAESOL / Clark CollegeJeanne-Marie WrightConcerned for ELL students or the profession? Start advocating. Learn how ELL professionals are working to shape policy and ways you can engage. Get an overview of national policy and suggestions for your own advocacy. Explore example advocacy letters, resources, and begin your roadmap for action.Informational Session