Join us in Vancouver!

WABE’s Dual Language and OCDE Project GLAD® Special Interest Groups are pleased to announce the Winter Institute in Vancouver, WA focused on highly effective models and strategies for dual language education. Keynote speakers and presenters will focus on:

  • Use of OCDE Project GLAD® strategies to support multilingual learners
  • Effective models and strategies for dual language programs
  • Integration of OCDE Project GLAD® in dual language programming

Workshop sessions will be 90 minutes in length and we will announce those sessions 8/1. Come to share, learn, and collaborate with others who are working to serve our diverse learners in Washington State. See details below to register for one or both days.

Early Registration Rates (August 1 – September 30)
• Single-Day: $125

• Two-Day: $200

Regular Registration Rate (October 1 – November 23)
• Single-Day: $150

• Two-Day: $250

Week of Registration Rate (November 24- December 1)
• Single-Day: $175

• Two-Day: $300

Featured Speakers

Friday Morning:

Diane Tedick, Ph.D. – learn more about Diane by clicking here.

As a former bilingual teacher, I have always been convinced that teaching language through content is the most effective approach to teaching second/foreign languages, and there is ample research evidence to support that conviction. My primary research interest focuses on the pedagogy required for the successful integration of language and content instruction, particularly in dual language and immersion contexts, where a world language (e.g., Chinese, Spanish), or indigenous language (e.g., Ojibwe, Yup’ik) is used as the vehicle for teaching academic subject matter.

Saturday Morning: 

Diana Pinkston-Stewart, Dual Language Education of New Mexico, Project GLAD® Key Trainer

Full-bio coming soon.


If you have been invited to present at the Institute, please submit your workshop information by clicking here.

Thursday Dual Language School Visit

We will be visiting two Dual Language Immersion Schools on November 29. Schools will be announced by 8/1. Departure time is 7:30am and we will return by 3:00pm. Transportation is provided and the visit will include lunch from Panera Bread. Cost is $125 and is limited to 30 participants.

Hotel Accommodations

The Hilton Vancouver Washington is where we will be meeting and staying! Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, and just 15 minutes from the great city of Portland, this property offers reduced parking for conference attendees, complimentary WiFi, an indoor pool, and fantastic dining options. We’ve negotiated an excellent group rate of $149/night plus taxes for single or double occupancy. To book your room, please visit the online booking link below. You may also call the Vancouver Hilton at 360.993.4500; be sure to mention you are with WABE to receive the group rate.


Use this link to book your room.


Meals will not be provided for the institutes. During our lunch breaks, there are many local area restaurants and eateries are located in the area.

Clock Hours

Clock hours will be provided through WAESOL for this event. A total of 16.5 hours will be possible including the school visit. Daily sign in will be required. Click here for more information from WAESOL regarding the clock hour process.

Vendor Registration

At the Winter Institute, we have 10 booth spaces available. We expect 250-300 participants from Washington and Oregon. You’ll have time for networking with attendees during the hour before the keynote each morning, during passing times, during our 90 minute networking lunch break and you’re also invited to attend workshops for more connection with our audience.

Sponsorships include branding on our e-marketing messages to our entire audience and the opportunity to welcome the entire audience on Friday or Saturday morning before our keynote begins.

Click here to register for your booth.