K–12 Dream Day

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 6:30 am–5:15 pm
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

An interactive education program for primary and secondary mainstream and ESL teachers and administrators

TESOL’s K–12 Dream Day in Portland, Oregon invites all mainstream teachers and administrators to join a host of international and local ESL experts and educators for a day of interactive training. The 20 workshops are designed to equip attendees with new strategies and resources for working with their English language learners. Choose from one of five strands or mix and match to suit your educational needs

Lily Eskelsen García
TESOL’s K–12 Dream Day promises to provide interactive, practice-oriented sessions that focus on concrete ways to increase student engagement and achievement from preschool to high school. All participants are invited to attend a late morning keynote with lunch to follow, and the day will close with an afternoon reception in which participants can share what they’ve learned with colleagues from around the world.


 By February 2014
 Member  US$215
 Nonmember  US$245
 Group Member*  US$180 (5 or more)
 Group Nonmember*
 US$205 (5 or More)
 By 3 March 2014
 Member  US$270
 Nonmember  US$300
 On Site After 3 March 2014
 Member  US$295
 Nonmember  US$325
 *Groups must have 5 or more registrations and registrations must be sent in together.

How to Earn Credit

To learn more about earning 1 credit hour from Western Oregon University for attending K12 Dream Day, please visit the Western Oregon University website.

Schedule of Events

Download the complete 2014 K-12 Dream Day Program

6:30 am–8:30 am   Registration
8:30 am–9:45 am   Session 1
10:00 am–11:15 am   Session 2

11:30am–12:30pm  Late Morning Keynote: NEA Vice President, Lily Eskelsen García

 The Changing Demographics of English Language Learners in America
ELLs are the fastest growing segment of the public school population. By 2015, ELL enrollment in U.S. schools will reach 10 million and, by 2025, nearly one out of every four public school students will be an ELL. ELLs must receive the full range of services they need—both to bring them to English proficiency as well as to improve their performance on academic content areas.

Lily Eskelsen García is the vice president of the more than 3 million-member National Education Association. She graduated from the University of Utah with an undergraduate degree in elementary education and master’s degree in instructional technology. Her advice has been published in Parenting magazine and she has been featured on MSNBC and CNN en Español. Lunch to follow.
1:30 pm–2:45 pm Session 3
3:00 pm–4:15 pm  Session 4

4:30 pm–5:15 pm ELPA21 Panel Discussion: Martha I. Martinez, Margaret Ho, & Kenji Hakuta

A New Assessment for English Language Learners

ELPA21 is an assessment system based on a common set of English language proficiency standards that correspond to the CCSS in ELA, mathematics, and the NGSS. Eleven states are designing an upgraded, more rigorous test that will provide better information about how well schools and districts are teaching ELLs.

Session Strands