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Friday, January 26
 

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

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
 
Saturday, January 27
 

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
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Jeremy Louzao

ELL Specialist, Bellingham School District



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

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

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