Breakout Sessions

We are excited to announce the 2020 WABE Fall Virtual Institute breakout sessions! More to come, so check back soon!

Administrator support of OCDE Project GLAD® in the midst of hectic schedules

Dr. Sara Martinez, Jody Bader

Do you have teachers trained in Project GLAD®? Are you seeing the impact on students you wanted? Many administrators invest in Project GLAD® training only to wonder, “How do I support teacher implementation for optimal student outcomes without adding more to my plate?” Join us for practical solutions to integrate Project GLAD® into the culture of your school in the midst of what you’re already doing.

Classroom Management Online or 6-Feet Apart

Dr. Sara Martinez, Jody Bader

In this workshop, we’ll explore classroom management ideas for a cooperative learning environment, whether online or 6 feet apart. We’ll cover transferring classroom management routines to an online setting, tips for setting up the physical space, ideas for student to student interactions, and ideas for managing interactive whole class instruction.

Co-Teaching as an EL Service Model

Paige L Zentner

This session will provide an overview of our current EL service model and include student and teacher perspectives as well as tips for instituting co-teaching partnerships. Currently, our intermediate and advanced EL students are in both co-taught history and language arts classes with a content and ELL specialized teacher.

Culturally Responsive Academic Language Workshop

Dr. Sharroky Hollie

The concept of situational appropriateness is validating and affirming because it gives credibility to home language and culture, while at the same time teaching the expectations of Standard English language and mainstream cultural behaviors. This workshop will provide specific strategies for teaching students situational appropriateness in language and behavior, with a particular focus on writing and academic language.

Effective English Language Development for All English Learners

Veronica M. Gallardo

This session will offer opportunities for EL program administrators, educators, and specialists to learn about practices in English language development programs and services. Participants will learn more about effective English language development program design, data, planning and implementation.

Entering the Conversation: Exploring multi-perspective sources

Cec Carmack

Writers are invited to a metaphorical table where they “chat” with experts in sources and discuss with classmates how the “authority” influences student thinking. Through teacher-facilitated conversations, students gather their thoughts, process information, and contribute their own voices to the argument in progress by composing informed claims and writing a kernel essay draft.

GLAD in a Secondary Classroom?!? Inconceivable!

Kelly Hume

Are you a secondary teacher? Have you been skeptical that GLAD strategies will work with older students? Come find out how to get teenagers (surly, sweet, and everything in between) to buy-in to this language acquisition and literacy model using Project GLAD® strategies in content areas.

High Expectations for Access, Outcomes & Collaboration: Providing a Continuum of Services for English Learners with Disabilities

Patty Finnegan, Tania May

English learners (ELs) are disproportionately represented in special education services mainly due to a lack of systems of support and effective interventions. EL-Special Education teacher and administrator collaborations are key for building effective systems of support and interventions for struggling ELs and those that are dual served with special education. We will share strategies and resources to provide a continuum of seamless services to ELs with special needs.

Inclusion and Access for Multilingual Students and Academic Language Learners

Liliya Stefoglo, Pam Schaff

Are you a teacher or administrator who works hard to meet the needs of your language learners? You’ve tried all you know and it still isn’t yielding the results you expected. The purpose of this session is to position participants as learners and help them unpack input, process, and output strategies that create access to rigor.

The Power of High-Quality Academic Conversations

Jeff Zwiers

This breakout session will zoom in on how to build five key skills of high-quality academic conversations in multilingual settings. We will look at and experience several conversation preparation activities (live classroom and remote versions) as well as try out conversation scaffolds intended to help students extend and deepen their conversations, with an emphasis on supporting their language development over time.

Washington’s K-12 Dual Language Initiative

Patty Finnegan, Will Williams, Kaori Strunk

In Superintendent Reykdal’s vision for K-12 education all students will have access to dual language education by 2030. We will share about the state’s framework for dual language that focuses on closing opportunity gaps and prioritizes English learners/multilingual learners and Native American students.