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Friday, January 26

9:45am PST

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).

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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 PST
Heritage D

1:15pm PST

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.

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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 →
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Jill Klune

Secondary ELL Specialist, Issaquah School District
Jill Klune and Dawn Brastad are ELL Specialists in the Issaquah School District. Together, they support ELL programming district-wide. They have focused on developing staff resources for planning appropriate interventions for ELs as part of the district's ongoing ELL Critical Data... Read More →

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

9:45am PST

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.

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Allyson Kemp

Secondary Language Learning Specialist, Highline SD

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 PST
Heritage C

9:45am PST

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.

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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 PST
Heritage D

1:15pm PST

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.

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Lindsay Young

Sheltered Instruction Professional Development Specialist, Evergreen Public Schools

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