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Schedule Overview

8:00-8:45Registration & Breakfast (Alumnae Hall)
8:30-8:45Welcome from Burlington English
8:45-9:00President's welcome & Intro to Keynote 
9:00-9:45Keynote: Dr. Luciana D. d Oliveira
Building Community & Collaboration in the Classroom
10-10:45Concurrent Session #1 (Payden)
11-11:45Concurrent Session #2 (Payden)
12-12:45Lunch (Alumnae Hall)
1:00-2:00Posters, Networking, Exhibitors (Payden)
2:15-3:00Concurrent Session #3 (Payden)
3:15-4:00
Concurrent Session #4 (Payden)
4:15-5:00
Concurrent Session #5 (Payden) 

Dinner at Brookland Pint begins around 6:30.  

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Join us for Dinner

As a tradition, WATESOL has a conference dinner immediately after the sessions in order to meet together more informally. This is also a time when we honor our outgoing board members as well as welcome incoming board members. Join the WATESOL Board, our keynote speaker, and invited speakers at dinner! 

This year, our dinner will be at Brookland Pint  located at 716 Monroe St NE, Washington DC 20017. We will get separate checks, but your $5 dinner registration fee will be used toward appetizers. 

Dinner tickets must be purchased by Thursday, October 4th. 

Register for the Dinner


Conference Presentations

Session 1 - 10:00-10:45 (Workshops span to 11:45)

Room Title of Presentation Format Type
Payden 101 Real-world Assessment Challenges and Ways to Address Them Practice-Oriented Presentation Assessment
Payden 102 Co-Teaching Online: Benefits and Challenges Practice-Oriented Presentation Technology
Payden 103 Reevaluating Student vs. Teacher Centered Paradigms in Actual Classroom Practice Practice-Oriented Presentation Teacher Training
Payden 104 High Yield Scaffolds and Supports for Elementary ELs Workshop K12
Payden 201 Building Global Competence in PK-12 Classrooms through Global Thinking Routines Practice-Oriented Presentation K12
Payden 203 This is what a Numeracy Fair Looks Like! Workshop Adult Ed
Payden 204 Burlington English  Practice-Oriented Presentation Exhibitor

Session 2 - 11:00-11:45

Room Title of Presentation Format Type
Payden 101 Addressing Undergraduate and Graduate Students’ Needs through Differentiated Instruction Practice-Oriented Presentation Higher Ed
Payden 102 Professional Development that Inspires Adult ESOL Instructors to Access the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards Practice-Oriented Presentation Teacher Training
Payden 103 Queer-inquiry and English Language Teaching Practice-Oriented Presentation Teacher Training
Payden 201 Examining the Community Roots of Adult ESL Instruction in the U.S.: The 1880s-1920s Practice-Oriented Presentation
Invited Speaker
Payden 204 Using a Norm-based English Language Proficiency Assessment to Support Test Preparation Classes (ITEP International)   Practice-Oriented Presentation Exhibitor 

Posters - 1:00-2:00 - All Posters in Payden 201

Title of Presentation Type
Mode-shift: Changing Roles of Instructors in Global Education Environments Higher Ed
Forget the Textbook: Empowering Students to Become Independent Vocabulary Learners HIgher Ed
Effective Editing Through Guided Practice Higher Ed
Educational Conditions of Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URMs) Advocacy
Using Content and Task-Based Teaching to Address Grammar More Effectively Higher Ed
“I don’t understand ‘concrete’!”: Teaching Effective Concrete Supporting Details with Easily-Accessible Authentic Materials  Higher Ed
“Bringing your cross cultural experience back to school” Teacher Training
Assimilating International Educators into the US Academic Cultural System
Teacher Training


Session 3 - 2:15-3:00

The Path to Better Learning with Prism Reading (Cambridge University Press)
Room Title of Presentation Format Type
Payden 101 A Six-Step Approach to Creating Academic Reading Materials Practice-Oriented Presentation Higher Ed
Payden 102 What ESOL Teachers Now Need to Know: Working with Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE)
Graduate Student Presentation K12
Payden 103 TESOL Career Path Development: Opportunities for Communities and Collaboration Research-Oriented Presentation Professional Development
Payden 104 From teacher to entrepreneur: Practical tips for business-curious educators Practice-Oriented Presentation Invited Speaker
Payden 201 Interdisciplinary Cultural and Heritage PBL with Middle School ELL Students Practice-Oriented Presentation K12
Payden 203 Finding and Leveraging Numeracy in the Everyday Adult ESL Classroom
Practice-Oriented Presentation Adult Ed
Payden 204 The Path to Better Learning with Prism Reading (Cambridge University Press) Practice-Oriented Presentation Exhibitor

Session 4 - 3:15-4:00 (Workshops span to 5:00)

Room Title of Presentation Format Type
Payden 101 Engaging Learners’ Minds: Project-Based and Reading Lessons that Foster Critical Thinking Practice-Oriented Presentation Higher Ed
Payden 102 Engaging Mixed-Level Classrooms: A Communicative Approach to ESP Grammar Instruction Using Enhanced Technology Practice-Oriented Presentation Higher Ed
Payden 103 Beyond Cross-cultural Understanding: Preparing Tomorrow’s Language and Culture Educators Research-Oriented Presentation Teacher Training
Payden 104  Adult Learners are Engaged and Learn Better When They Can Put English in Action! (National Geographic) Practice-Oriented Presentation Exhibitor
Payden 201 Extreme Differentiation for Writing and Grammar Workshop K12
Payden 203 Quotations as a Platform in a Collaborative Community for Reflective Conversation, Writing, and Presentations Practice-Oriented Presentation Adult Ed
Payden 204 Get Dramatic in the Classroom! (Alphabet Publishing) Practice-Oriented Presentation Exhibitor

Session 5 - 4:15-5:00

Room Title of Presentation Format Type
Payden 101 Fostering Dynamic Collaboration through ELLs’ Use of Online Resources Practice-Oriented Presentation Higher Ed
Payden 102 Using Reading A-Z for Content-Based Reading and Writing Instruction Practice-Oriented Presentation All
Payden 103 Curriculum Wellness: A Program Assessment and Improvement Process for International Pathway Programs Practice-Oriented Presentation Higher Ed
Payden 104 Academic Language in WIDA, the CCSS, and Beyond Practice-Oriented Presentation Invited Speaker
Payden 203 The Agony and the Ecstasy of International Online Teacher Education
Practice-Oriented Presentation Teacher Training
Payden 204 Teach Abroad with the English Language Fellow Program (U.S. Dept. of State) Practice-Oriented Presentation Exhibitor


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