Join us in Wenatchee!

WABE’s ELL and Secondary Special Interest Groups are pleased to announce the Fall Institute in Wenatchee, WA focused on our many special populations.  It is an honor to serve students and families from all over the world who come with a diversity of experiences and who add richness to our classrooms.  With this richness comes a complexity that challenges us to learn new skills and practices in order to meet their unique needs.  The WABE Fall Institute is dedicated to our newcomers, SIFE students, students who have experienced trauma, who are unaccompanied, who are dealing with immigration challenges, and those who are dual served in Special Education and ELL.  Come to share, learn, and collaborate with others who are working to serve our diverse learners. Explore the details below, get approved by your district and register for one day or both days.

Early Registration Rates (through July 31st)
• Single-Day: $125
• Two-Day: $200

Regular Registration Rate (Aug. 1-September 14)
• Single-Day: $150
• Two-Day: $250

Week of Registration Rate (Sept. 15-22)
• Single-Day: $175
• Two-Day: $300

Featured Speakers

Friday Morning:

Savanna Flakes. Visit her website for more information.

Savanna leads workshops designed for school communities. She is a learning and development consultant specializing in instruction, inclusion and team dynamics.

Friday Afternoon:

Mandy Manning. Visit her website for more information.

I live and teach in Spokane, Washington. As an English language learning educator, I am the first teacher for refugee and immigrant students at Joel E. Ferris High School in the Newcomer Center. The Newcomer Center is a specialized English language development program for brand new immigrant and refugee students to our nation, who have limited English language proficiency.

My passion is making connections with my students and their families, and taking those connections out into the school and into the Spokane community. I strive to ensure my students feel welcome, wanted, and loved, and work to instill in them the belief that they are worthy of every success and happiness they dream of in life.

I urge all those I encounter to be fearless, to be kind, and to build relationships rather than fences.  Join me in my journey toward fearlessness and hope.

Saturday Morning: 

Andrea DeCapua, Ed.D. Visit her website for more information.

Dr. Andrea DeCapua is an educational consultant in education, cultural awareness, and second language learning with MALP, LLC, which allows her to combine her love of teaching with her research. She has authored numerous articles and books.


If you have been invited to submit workshop information, please click here to begin the process.

Hotel Accommodations

Coast Hotel, Wenatchee

The hotel is connected to the convention center via skybridge. Come enjoy this wonderful location at the perfect time of the year!

201 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801

Click here to book your room.


Meals will not be provided for the institutes. There are many local area restaurants and eateries in the area to visit during the lunch breaks.  

Clock Hours

Clock hours will be provided through WAESOL for this event. A total of 10.5 hours will be possible. Daily sign in will be required. Click here for full information from WAESOL regarding the clock hour process.

Vendor Registration

At the Fall Institute, we have 10 booth spaces available. 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 book your booth.