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2013 WABE Annual Conference

What’s Academic Language Got to Do with It?


» This year’s focus: Academic Language in the Content areas; New ELP/CCSS Standards; Strategies for Long Term English Learners
»Over 80 Workshops on ELL instruction, resources, assessment & research; K-16
» Pre-conference school visits to leading ELL & dual language programs, and Project GLAD classroom demonstrations
» Powerful, practical keynotes and pertinent vendor displays
» Clock hours available


April 19 & 20, 2013


Presenter Handouts


featuring Dr. Martha Castellón, Dr. Gisela Ernst-Slavit, Susana Dutro…. and YOU!

at the Yakima Convention Center

10 North 8th Street, Yakima, WA 98901


Dr. Martha Castellón

*Executive Director of Stanford’s Understanding Language Project
*Experienced teacher, professional development provider, curriculum writer, and project director for research studies and initiatives related to the education of ELLs. In addition, Martha administers the Stanford Online CTEL/CLAD Program and the Stanford English Language Learner Leadership Network


Dr. Gisela Ernst-Slavit

*Professor of Education and ESL at WSU Vancouver
*Expert in the areas of academic language pedagogy, biliteracy development and teacher preparation for multilingual/multicultural settings. *Coauthor of Access to Academics: Planning Instruction for K-12 Classrooms with ELLs (Pearson), TESOL PreK-
12 English Language Proficiency Standards, and others


Susana Dutro

*Co-founder and CEO of E. L. Achieve, an organization dedicated to assisting educators in equipping ELLs for academic achievement
*Developed a research-based framework E. L. Achieve’s Approach to English Learner Instruction and is the principal author of several handbooks based on that approach.





Friday April 19

Saturday April 20


Cancellation Policies


Conference Lodging

The Red Lion and the Holiday Inn are sold out. we have opened extra rooms at the Holiday Inn Express. Ask for “WABE or Washington Association for Bilingual Education conference rate” for the evenings of April 18 & 19.

Holiday Inn Express
1001 East “A” St
Yakima, WA 98901