Join us in Spokane!

The WABE Fall Institute is an opportunity to gather with fellow educators through in-depth training and discussion around OCDE Project GLAD(R) and SPED in bilingual education. Explore the details below, get approved to attend by your district and register for one day or both days! Introductory rates last through September 29.

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Featured Speakers

Friday Morning: Steve Gill started his career as a school psychologist in a district with a large ELL population. Over the years, he completed graduate work in ELL studies, eventually creating the ELL Critical Data Process. Steve and Ushani (Steve’s wife and co-author) have authored three books. The first book, The ELL Critical Data Process, is a resource for learning professionals for determining whether more interventions are needed or if a special education referral is a reasonable option. Their second book, Evaluating ELL Students for the Possibility of Special Education Qualification went into print in September of 2015, and focuses on the special education evaluation process for language learners and how to potentially achieve appropriate identification rates. Their third book, Special Education Referral or Not, follows a similar method of gathering and analyzing data through a team discussion process that is step-by-step.

Saturday Morning: Gisela Ernst-Slavit is an expert in the areas of ESL and teacher preparation for multilingual/multicultural settings. She is coauthor of Access to Academics: Planning Instruction for K-12 Classrooms with ELLs (Pearson), TESOL’s PreK-12 English Language Proficiency Standards, and From Theory to Practice: Implementing the PreK-12 English Language Proficiency Standards (TESOL). She is a Professor of Education and ESL at Washington State University Vancouver. Dr. Ernst-Slavit has presented her work throughout the United States, Peru, Japan, Spain, Pakistan, The Netherlands, Thailand. She is a native of Peru.

Single Day Early

$ 125

Per MonthRegister by September 29 to secure this rate.

Single Day Standard

$ 150

Per MonthRegister by October 27 to secure this rate.

Two-Day Early

$ 200

Per MonthRegister by September 29 to secure this rate.

Two-Day Regular

$ 250

Per MonthRegister by October 27 to secure this rate.
Hotel Accommodations
Stay at the beautiful Grand Davenport Hotel in Spokane for just $115 per night.

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333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Spokane, WA 99201

Registration is easy for the Institutes. You’ll just click the link below to get started. You can register as an individual, or as a group. You can also pay by credit card or by entering a purchase order number. Be sure to enter your email address during registration so you’ll receive the confirmation, app invitation and all the updates on the Institute that you’ll want to know.  

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Schedule & Workshops
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Meals will not be provided for the institutes. During our lunch breaks, there are many local area restaurants and eateries are located in the Davenport Grand.
Clock Hours
Clock hours will be provided through WAESOL for this event. A total of 12 hours will be possible. Daily sign in will be required. Click here for 2017 WABE Fall Institute Clock Hours info.
Vendor Registration
At the Fall Institute, we have 14 booth spaces available. You’ll have time for networking with attendees during the hour before the keynote each morning, during passing times, during our 105 minute networking lunch break and you’re also invited to attend workshops for more connection with our audience.

For companies that register for both Institutes and the Annual Conference we are offering a 10% discount on your Annual Conference booth. Thanks for being a partner!

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