Schedule Overview

WATESOL FALL 2021 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 

Striving for Justice and Innovation


Session

Room A

Room B

Room C

Room D

Room E

9:00 – 9:50am

Coffee Hour

Coffee Chats

Registration, Membership & Technical Support


Exhibitor Drop-in

U.S. Department of State English Language Programs

Exhibitor Drop-in

ESL Library

10:00 – 10:50am

Live Sessions 1

Invited Speaker

"Teflpreneurship": Building a Successful Online ESL Business or Side Hustle

Three Steps toward an Asset-based Approach to Language Teaching 

HE, TT, Ad

Using Gifted and Talented Methodologies to Enhance ESOL Instruction

K-12, TT, C/M

Exhibitor

U.S. Department of State English Language Programs I

Exhibitor

ESL Library

11:00 – 11:50am

Live Sessions 2

Invited Speaker

Navigating Sexual Diversity in ELT Contexts: Recommendations and Negotiations


Integrating Translanguaging Pedagogy Into Our Teaching Practice! 

K-12, BE, TT

Preparing International Students for Expectations of Academic Integrity at US Universities

HE, TT, PA, C/M

SIG Session - Adult Ed


Achievement Gap or Cultural Dissonance? Reframing the Conversation about SLIFE: The Mutually Adaptive Learning Paradigm

K-12

12:15 – 1:15

Keynote

“Is antiracist English language teaching possible? Striving for racial justice in TESOL”

1:30 – 2:20pm

Live Sessions 3

Equity Strategies for Collaboratively Teaching Multilingual Learners

K

SIG Session - Higher Ed

I cannot even spell paleontology, let alone understand": broadening adult multilingual visitors’ access to museums

AE, BE, C/M

Exhibitor

U.S. Department of State English Language Programs II

Examining ESL/EFL Teachers’ Attitudes and Perspectives towards World Englishes

AE, TT, N, Ad

2:30 – 3:20pm

Live Sessions 4

Invited Speaker

The Invisible Student: Identifying and Accommodating the Low-Literacy Learner

Foster Autonomy, Analytical Skills, and Agency Through Reading and Writing Circles

AE, HE

SIG Session - K-12

Leveraging Minecraft Education Edition for Language Development

Impact of English Only Instruction on English Proficiency of ELs

K-12, HE, BE, TT


3:30 – 4:00pm

Closing 




Context/Focus Key:

K-12: Kindergarten-12th grade education

HE: Higher Education

AE: Adult Education

BE: Bilingual Education

TT: Teacher Training

N: NNESTs (Non-native English Speaking Teachers)

Ad: Advocacy

C/M: Curriculum & Materials Development

Invited Speakers

  • Dr. Suhanthie Motha, Associate Professor, University of Washington, Keynote

  • Dr. J.M. Paiz, Teaching Assistant Professor of EAP, The George Washington University, Navigating Sexual Diversity in ELT Contexts: Recommendations and Negotiations

  • Shannon Felt, TEFL Horizons, "Teflpreneurship": Building a Successful Online ESL Business or Side Hustle

  • Dr. Robin Barr, Linguist-in-Residence, American University, The Invisible Student:  Identifying and Accommodating the Low-Literacy Learner

PRE-RECORDED SESSIONS

Part of our modified content this year also includes pre-recorded sessions. These sessions will be made available on our learning management system to registered individuals.


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