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Idaho Association of Bilingual Education 

2017 IABE Conference

February 2-3, 2017

Red Lion Downtowner

1800 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, Idaho 208-344-7691 

“Crossroads of Languages and Cultures


Dr. Kate Kinsella




Kate Kinsella, Ed.D., is an adjunct faculty member at the College of Education at San Francisco State University and provides consultancy nationally to school districts and state departments to increase instruction and achievement of Grade K-12 English Learners and less proficient readers. Her career, devoted to English Language Development (ELD) scholarship and classroom practice, includes extensive experience teaching high school English Learners and bilingual first-generation college students. As a teacher-educator, she maintains active involvement in grade 4-12 classrooms by regularly coaching teachers and administrators and co-teaching lessons across grade levels.


Keynote Friday 8:00 am

Tools for Addressing the Complex Language Demands of Academic Interaction

Workshop Friday 9:45-12:00

Tools for Launching an Academic Competency Focused Vocabulary Campaign


Must attend all Thursday evening events and Friday events to fulfill 15 hours attendance requirements for 1 credit.

Thursday, February 2
4:00 - Registration and Networking 
5:45 - Welcome
 6:00-9:00 - Presentation


Friday, February 3
7:00 - Registration begins
8:00 - Keynote: Kate Kinsella
Workshops throughout the day
12:00 - Lunch
4:00 Raffle/Scholarships/Evaluations


 List of Breakout Sessions:

Guiding ELLs to Write Strong Argumentative Essay 

Project GLAD Efficacy Study and Project GLAD Strategies 

Graduation Specialists

Spanish Language Development: Tracking and Reporting Progress

Migrant Education Preschool Initiative

Community Schools

Teaching Language to Emergent Learners

Bridging the Communication Gap with ClassDojo

ESSA and English Learners

RTI for ELLs: Creating Programs and Procedures to Support Diverse Learners

Increasing Oral Language during Writing Instruction in a Co-teaching Model

Using the WIDA Framework to Differentiate Instruction 

Small Group Reading Instruction for ELLs

Building Biliteracy through Purposeful Use of Transferable Skills

Mindful Awareness Practices for Educators

Migrant/ELL Parent and Community/School Involvement




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