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Thursday, January 25
 

7:00am

7:30am

School Visits: Alder Creek Middle School and Putnam High School
We will visit Alder Creek Middle School and Putnam High School to view their dual language programs. There will be two classroom visits, student panel, and debrief time for questions. Departure time is 7:30am and we will return by 3:30pm. The visit will include lunch from Panera Bread.

Please note:
Fee: $125
Event limited to 30 participants. Must be registered in advance. Transportation and lunch provided.

Thursday January 25, 2018 7:30am - 3:30pm
TBA
 
Friday, January 26
 

7:00am

Badge Pickup and Clock Hour Sign-in
Friday January 26, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Heritage Foyer

7:30am

Exhibitors Open
Take time to learn about the products and offerings of our Institute exhibits.

Friday January 26, 2018 7:30am - 11:45am
Heritage Foyer

8:00am

General Session Featuring Dr. Mario Ferron
Next Step for Biliteracy: Dual Language Education in Secondary Schools
Dual language instruction (DLI) has proven successful in closing the academic achievement gap at the elementary level. However, many school districts stop DLI at 5th grade, even when DLI facilitates the development of academic language proficiency, especially at higher grades, where instruction becomes more challenging and less supported by context. Schools can help students to develop academic language proficiency in both languages through exposing learners to cognitively challenging and meaningful content courses in both languages. Therefore, the implementation of DLI at middle and high school levels is highly recommended; especially in communities with high percentages of Hispanic students, or receiving large numbers of ELLs into their secondary schools. This presentation will address the ethnographic experience and empiric evidence of implementing Dual language from Pre-K to 12th grade.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Mario Ferrón

Dr. Mario Ferrón

Dual Language Director, Uvalde CISD
Dr. Mario Ferrón is the Dual Language Director for Uvalde CISD. With more than 15 years of Experience in Dual Language, Dr. Ferrón taught 8th Grade U.S. History in Spanish for eight years at the Pharr, San Juan, Alamo Independent School District (PSJA-ISD) before becoming the Dual... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Heritage Ballroom AB

9:45am

Developing a Master Plan for the Master Plan
A well-developed and thorough Master Plan is the key to a strong and viable Dual Immersion Program at all grade levels. This session will overview the process for developing a comprehensive Dual Immersion Master Plan. Presenters will share steps to take from the first discussion with the Superintendent to the presentation of the completed Master Plan to the Board of Directors. Participants will leave the session with information and a variety of resources to guide them in the process of preparing a Master Plan for their Dual Immersion Program. It's never too early to start - Come join us and get to work on your Master Plan!

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Carrison

Catherine Carrison

Program Director, Evergreen Public Schools
Catherine Carrison is the Director of the ELL Department for Evergreen Public Schools. She has over 23 years of experience as an educator which include classroom teacher, ELL TOSA, and Dual Language Coordinator. She holds a doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Biliteracy and... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 9:45am - 11:45am
Heritage C

9:45am

Elevating the Marginalized: Working Toward Inclusive Schools for ALL Students
This workshop will focus on traditionally marginalized students and how our schools and systems can work to create safe and inclusive spaces for ALL our students. There will be a focus on understanding the ways our systems inherently disenfranchise and alienate students and families, and what we can do (as administrators and teachers) to mitigate this marginalization. Participants will dig into ideas of power and privilege and identify next steps to create change in their schools (at the district, school, and classroom level).

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Barrett

Bethany Barrett

Director of Teaching and Learning, Bellingham Public Schools
I am a Director of Teaching and Learning for the Bellingham Public Schools and my main areas of work are leading the ELL program for the district, as well as doing the LGBTQ+ training/consulting and accompanying inclusion and equity work. My passion lies in creating safe and inclusive... Read More →


Friday January 26, 2018 9:45am - 11:45am
Heritage D

9:45am

General Session Follow-up with Dr. Mario Ferron
Join us for a continued discussion from our featured speaker.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Mario Ferrón

Dr. Mario Ferrón

Dual Language Director, Uvalde CISD
Dr. Mario Ferrón is the Dual Language Director for Uvalde CISD. With more than 15 years of Experience in Dual Language, Dr. Ferrón taught 8th Grade U.S. History in Spanish for eight years at the Pharr, San Juan, Alamo Independent School District (PSJA-ISD) before becoming the Dual... Read More →


Friday January 26, 2018 9:45am - 11:45am
Heritage E

9:45am

Using the Revised CAL Guiding Principles to Strengthen your Dual Language Program
Participants in this session will be introduced to and use the CAL Guiding Principles (recently released in November 2017) to reflect on an existing problem of practice. Participants will identify next steps to work through challenges in their own dual language programs and ultimately promote student success in an additive bilingual program model.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi LaMare

Heidi LaMare

Director of Programs for Multilingual Learners, Bellevue School District
Heidi LaMare is the Supervisor of Programs for Multilingual Learners in the Bellevue School District.
avatar for Thad Williams

Thad Williams

Secondary Multilingual Instructional Coach, Bellevue School District
Thad Williams is a Multilingual Learner Instructional Coach in the Bellevue School District. He currently works with dual language teachers at the middle school level and middle and high school ELL and content area teachers.



Friday January 26, 2018 9:45am - 11:45am
Heritage F

11:45am

Lunch break
Lunch is not provided at the institute, but there are local area restaurants to enjoy.

Friday January 26, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Local Restaurants

1:15pm

CANCELLED - Moving Beyond the Elementary Level
Limited Capacity seats available

Unfortunately this session presenter had to cancel at the last minute due to personal reasons. Thanks for your understanding. 

Friday January 26, 2018 1:15pm - 3:15pm
TBA

1:15pm

Exhibitors Open
Take time to learn about the products and offerings of our Institute exhibits.

Friday January 26, 2018 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Heritage Foyer

1:15pm

Building and Developing Anti-Racist Dual Language Programs
Restrictive language policies in schools have a devastating impact on individuals and cultures. Among other policies and practices, they have perpetuated institutional racism in our schools and beyond. By bringing a language, in addition to English, into the center of educational experience, Dual Language programs have the potential to be a powerful anti-racist practice in our schools. However, unless carefully and intentionally designed with anti-racism in mind, Dual Language programs may a neutral impact on student outcomes, or even re-inforce patterns of privilege and oppression in schools. This session will provide an overview of this topic with relevant research, and engage participants in conversation to lead to action steps in building and developing anti-racist Dual Language programs.

Speakers
avatar for Bernard Koontz

Bernard Koontz

Executive Director of Teaching, Learning and Leadership, Highline Public Schools
Bernard is a Seattle area school administrator and language learning advocate


Friday January 26, 2018 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Heritage E

1:15pm

Engaging Bilingual Students in a Culturally Relevant Curriculum
Have you ever been challenged by the difficulty of providing students a culturally relevant curriculum in a  dual language program? This session offers educators an opportunity to investigate an innovative approach to curriculum development that rethinks traditional monolingual/monocultural perspectives. This approach provides  empowering academic experiences that better meet the  learning needs of dual language students. In this session, we will discuss the process of creating a collaborative curriculum that embeds literacy instructional practice across ELA and  Social Studies courses. This reciprocal process reinforces literacy skills by leveraging relevant content goals in both ELA and Social Studies. The development of the curriculum is informed by social justice theory and pedagogy. Through the curriculum, students develop a strong academic identity and play an active role in the school and community using their knowledge leveraging their biliteracy, bilingualism, and multiculturalism.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Churape-García

Mt. Vernon School District
Elizabeth Churape-García: 6th Grade Spanish and English Literacy and 7th Grade English Language Arts Teacher. Teaches at LaVenture Middle School since 2014.
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María Cortés-Zamora

Mt. Vernon School District
María Cortés-Zamora: Grades 6-8 Social Studies Dual Language Teacher. Teaches at LaVenture Middle School since 2013.
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Nora Nuñez-Gonzalez

Mt. Vernon School District
Nora Nuñez-Gonzalez: 7th and 8th Grade Dual Language Spanish and English Literacy Teacher. A teacher at LaVenture Middle School for the past two years. Prior to teaching, I worked as a para-educator and as an afterschool coordinator. I have been working in education for the past... Read More →


Friday January 26, 2018 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Heritage D

1:15pm

Growing Pains: Developing a Secondary ELL Program
District ELL programs develop based on shifting populations and compliance requirements. Learn about a district case study in which a rapidly growing ELL population has inspired major changes in the ELL program model. Key elements include shifting towards GLAD PD for Secondary gen ed teachers, and ELD instruction provided by ELL teachers rather than by EAs. Reflect on your district’s ELL evolution, and share next steps towards better practice with other districts on this path.

Speakers
avatar for Shona Campbell

Shona Campbell

Classroom Teacher, Issaquah School District
Shona Campbell is a classroom teacher in the Issaquah School District. She teaches two sections of English Language Development and the remainder of her schedule is general education. She is also in the process of becoming a GLAD key trainer. She has been a classroom teacher for... Read More →
avatar for Jill Klune

Jill Klune

Secondary ELL Specialist, Issaquah School District



Friday January 26, 2018 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Heritage F
 
Saturday, January 27
 

7:00am

Badge pickup and clock hour sign-in
Saturday January 27, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Heritage Foyer

7:30am

Exhibitors Open
Take time to learn about the products and offerings of our Institute exhibits.

Saturday January 27, 2018 7:30am - 11:45am
Heritage Foyer

8:00am

General Session featuring Michael Rodriguez
Advocacy & Action: Ensuring Quality and Sustainability of Dual Language Programs
Dual language programs face many challenges in their quest to fulfill the promise of helping students attain bilingualism, biliteracy, grade-level academic achievement and sociocultural competence.  To effectively make this promise into a reality, districts must formulate a multi-faceted approach to supporting program sustainability through capacity building, K-12 alignment and leveraging of stakeholder support at all levels.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Rodriguez

Michael Rodriguez

Director of Operations, Dual Language Education of New Mexico
Michael Rodríguez is the Director of Operations for Dual Language Education of New Mexico, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing, supporting, and advocating for high-quality dual language programs throughout the country. After teaching at the secondary level, he spent... Read More →


Saturday January 27, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Heritage Ballroom AB

9:45am

Bringing GLAD to Middle and High School Classrooms
GLAD has been traditionally embraced at the elementary level.   In Highline in the past three years there has been increased interest from middle and high school teachers who want to implement GLAD strategies in their classrooms across all content areas.   Participants will learn how Highline has strategically promoted GLAD with middle and high school teachers and bilingual paraprofessionals.  Participants will also see examples of how strategies are being implemented in content classrooms across the district and have time to identify and plan actionable steps in their own districts.

Speakers
avatar for Allyson Kemp

Allyson Kemp

Secondary Language Learning Specialist, Highline Public Schools
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Bethany Platt

Highline Public Schools
Bethany Plett taught ELL for 9 years in the Highline School District and now supports teachers as an instructional coach.


Saturday January 27, 2018 9:45am - 11:45am
Heritage C

9:45am

Dual Language Essentials for Effective Implementation
This session is designed to provide participants with an interactive look at the foundations, goals, and non-negotiable components of dual language education.  Critical discussions and sample tools will help guide individuals and school teams to prepare for the realities of implementation while developing a common level of understanding that influences informed decision making and program alignment. 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Rodriguez

Michael Rodriguez

Director of Operations, Dual Language Education of New Mexico
Michael Rodríguez is the Director of Operations for Dual Language Education of New Mexico, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing, supporting, and advocating for high-quality dual language programs throughout the country. After teaching at the secondary level, he spent... Read More →


Saturday January 27, 2018 9:45am - 11:45am
Heritage E

9:45am

The Realities of Developing Academic Language
"Academic language," "academic vocabulary," and "academic talk" are at risk of becoming educational buzz words, lacking the depth of meaning required to truly understand their implications for students. Our secondary schools are filled with Long Term English Learners because they have experienced a lack of opportunity, access, and engagement with true academic language development. This session will outline the different components of academic language, discuss the urgency of teaching Tier II vocabulary, and provide practical strategies to build academic language in any content classroom. Time will be provided to talk about application of the strategies and you will walk away with resources in your hands.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Brown

Katie Brown

ELL Advocate/Language Developer, Nooksack Valley School District
Katie Brown is an ELL Advocate, Specialist, Professional Developer and the 2014 Washington State Teacher of the Year. She has been a teacher and instructional coach for 15 years working alongside ELL students, staff, families and administrators to make content accessible for all... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 9:45am - 11:45am
Heritage D

9:45am

Unconscionable Input: Confronting the Impacts of ACES on ELL Students
Researchers and school systems are increasingly talking about the significant impacts that trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have on many of our students. But what are the unique impacts on our English Language Learners? And what are effective trauma-informed instructional strategies for ELL students? In this session, Jeremy Louzao will present action research from his classroom, with an emphasis on powerful, effective, and concrete instructional strategies that you can use immediately with students.

Speakers
JL

Jeremy Louzao

ELL Specialist, Bellingham School District



Saturday January 27, 2018 9:45am - 11:45am
Heritage F

11:45am

Lunch break
Lunch is not provided at the institute, but there are local area restaurants to enjoy.

Saturday January 27, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Local Restaurants

1:15pm

Affirming Adolescent Identity through Middle School Dual Language Immersion Programs
As middle school dual language teachers, how can we encourage the development of students' cultural and linguistic identities? This presentation will focus on how to engage students through poetry, peer dialogue, writing, and artistic expression. In addition, presenters will offer ideas for empowering bilingual students within the classroom and the school, through community-building activities, volunteer opportunities and after-school programs.

Speakers
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Lacey King

Classroom Teacher, Alder Creek Middle School
Lacey King is in her 4th year of teaching 6th grade Humanities in the DLI Program at Alder Creek Middle School. She has also facilitated an after-school club for latinx and/or Spanish-speaking students at ACMS for the last 3 years. Jen and Lacey are passionate about finding ways to... Read More →
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Jennifer Martin

Classroom Teacher, North Clackamus School District
Jennifer Martin teaches 8th and 9th grade Spanish Language Arts in the North Clackamas Dual Language Immersion Program, in addition to coordinating the middle school DLI program. She has 20 years of teaching experience, mostly at the middle school level.


Saturday January 27, 2018 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Heritage C

1:15pm

Engaging Secondary Learners with Sheltered Instruction
Sheltered Instruction is an approach which authentically integrates language and content learning. The dual goals of Sheltered Instruction are to provide access to mainstream, grade-level content, and to promote the development of academic English language proficiency for all learners. SIOP is an approach which presents a coherent, specific, field-tested model of sheltered instruction that specifies the features of a high quality sheltered lesson which teaches content material to English learners, and is proven to be beneficial for ALL learners. Participants will learn about high yield best practices of Sheltered Instruction which increase academic language development for all learners. Participants will actively take part in tasks that can be applied to a variety of different grade levels and content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Young

Lindsay Young

Sheltered Instruction Professional Development Specialist, Evergreen Public Schools



Saturday January 27, 2018 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Heritage D

1:15pm

Implementation of DL on a Secondary Level
The presenters will share their experience on implementing the DL program in a High School  level including the wide perspective of the school (Chief Sealth International HS) from the district and the challenges that they have faced so far on carrying out this program.

Speakers
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Pedro Lopez-Chavez

Seattle School District
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Noah Zeichner

Seattle School District


Saturday January 27, 2018 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Heritage E

1:15pm

Increasing Oral Language to Support Biliteracy
We know that students need ample opportunities to practice their oral language in order to become strong readers and writers who can meet Common Core Standards in English and other languages. This workshop will model strategies you can use in the ELL, DL, or general education secondary classroom to boost students' oral language skills and increase their ability to read and write effectively. Participants will engage in activities that will enhance vocabulary development, build oral fluency and prepare students for rigorous literacy tasks.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Percy Calaff

Kristin Percy Calaff

Director of Language Learning, Highline School District
Kristin Percy Calaff is the Language Learning Director for Highline Public Schools. She has worked for over 25 years in bilingual education as a dual language teacher, elementary principal, district administrator, and university professor. She holds a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Heritage F