Past Conferences

2015 Conference - Las Vegas, NV

2013 Program
2015 Conference Program (PDF)

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Pedro Noguera - New York University

Dr. Pauline Gibbons - University of New South Wales

Dr. Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy - Arizona State University

Drs. Manuel and Kathy Escamilla - University of Colorado, Boulder

Keynote Presentations

Wednesday, October 14 Dr. Pedro Antonio Noguera
Thursday, October 15 Dr. Pauline Gibbons
Friday October 16 Dr. Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy
Saturday, October 17 Drs. Manuel and Kathy Escamilla

Breakout Sessions

Thursday, October 15, 10:30 - 11:45

Digital Toolbox - Teacher Resources for the 1 to 1 ClassroomPDF icon
Elementary Classroom Accommodations for WIDA Levels 1 and 2PDF icon
Making Academic Language Accessible to ELs in the Content AreasPDF icon
Saving Stories - A Community Bilingual BookPDF icon
Supporting Young DLLs - WIDA Standards-Based Early Language AssessmentsPDF icon
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Launch Plans Getting ready for 2015-16PDF icon

Thursday, October 15, 1:15 - 2:30

Best Practice in Translation and InterpretationPDF icon
Connecting with Mainstream Teachers to Increase ELL Student AchievementPDF icon
Digital Portfolios - Documenting the Language Learning ExperiencePDF icon
Intentional Learning Ecologies - Supporting Language with Technology ToolsPDF icon
Professional Development for All Educators of ELLsPDF icon
Promoting Strength-based Leadership Opportunities for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse ParentsPDF icon
Supporting Young DLLs Part 2 - Implementing the WIDA Early Language Development Standards FrameworkPDF icon

Thursday, October 15, 3:00 - 4:15

ACCESS 2.0 Speaking Scoring Module - Classroom ApplicationsPDF icon
Our Lives Our Words - Improving Student Writing with Digital PhotographyPDF icon
Supporting Language Learners through Collaboration & Systemic Planning HandoutPDF icon
WIDA 2015 Maryland-Wisconsin Combined PresentationPDF icon

Friday, October 16, 10:30 - 11:45

Accelerating Mathematics Learning and Language for ELLsPDF icon
Building your Academic Language Development ToolkitPDF icon
Integrating WIDA into a Pedagogical Response Slides and HandoutsPDF icon
The NC Can Do Philosophy Slides and HandoutPDF icon
WIDA Early Years Language Album - Standards-based Early Language AssessmentPDF icon

Friday, October 16, 1:00 - 2:15

Being Crow-active for English Language Learning - Vocabulary Planning TemplatesPDF icon
Building an Early Childhood National and State Partnership to Better Support our young DLLs in PreKPDF icon
Engaging ELs in Academic ConversationsPDF icon
It is NOT All About the LanguagePDF icon
Socrates and Company - Classroom strategies to promote higher order thinkingPDF icon

Friday, October 16, 2:45 - 4:00

50 Simple Things You Can Do to Teach ELLsPDF icon
Academic Conversations- Increasing Academic Language in Content ClassroomsPDF icon
AdvocatingforHomeLanguageUseinaDiverseCommunityPDF icon
Doing and Talking Science and Math - the Discourse of Meaning-makingPDF icon
Painless ACCESS Testing and Supporting ENL ProgramsPDF icon
POWER! Moves - Understanding How Cultural Competence Affects EL MotivationPDF icon

Friday, October 16, 4:15 - 5:30

Improving Outcomes for American Indian Students-Link and DocumentsPDF icon
Transforming a Statewide EL ProgramPDF icon
WIDA ELD Standards Framework Implementation in Boston Public Schools 2012-2015PDF icon

Saturday, October 17, 8:30 - 9:45

Bridging Navajo Literacy with Dine Oral Language DevelopmentPDF icon
#MakingItHappen for English LearnersPDF icon
STE+AM Learning Accessible for ESL ELL StudentsPDF icon