Save the Date!       INTESOL 2014       Nov. 15, 2014

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Conference Schedule 2014 now posted!

Keynote: Dr. Tim Boals

Promoting equity and access: Connecting our communities through language

Sponsored by WIDA_logo_NO CONSORTIUM_rgb


 Spotlight Presentations



Tim Boals, Ph.D.

Executive Director and Co-Founder of WIDA

As the WIDA Executive Director, Tim oversees operations and long range planning, research, and consortium outreach efforts. His research interests involve the interplay between content and language learning for English language learners across the language acquisition continuum and the effects of standards on classroom practice for these learners.  His workshop will focus on the examination of the WIDA standards and how to conceptualize them for content area curriculum.


Susan R. Adams, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Butler University

Susan R. Adams, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Middle/Secondary Education in the College of Education and Co-Faculty Development Fellow at Butler University. A former secondary ESL teacher and instructional coach, Susan’s research and professional interests include race, critical pedagogies, and equitable access to the curriculum and to academic success for all students. She is a Critical Friends Group Coach with the School Reform Initiative, a Teacher Consultant with the National Writing Project, and a site leader of the Hoosier Writing Project. Susan’s publications are included in Theory into Practice, English Journal, INTESOL Journal, SAGE Sociology of Education, EBSCO Research Starters, and The New Educator.


Trish Morita-Mullaney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Dr. Trish Morita-Mullaney is an Assistant Professor in English Language Learning (ELL) at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.  Trish is a licensed K-12 teacher, coach and administrator from Arizona and Indiana where she taught and led ELL adult education, middle and elementary school.  She serves as the Vice President of the Indiana Chapter for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.  Her research examines the lived practices of educators within educational reforms and their impacts on ELLs with a focus on leadership.


Jesse Markow

Director of Business Development and Strategy of WIDA

Jesse Markow is communicates with State Education Agencies as they seek information about Consortium membership and acts as project manager for SEAs once they have joined.  As Indiana has newly adopted the WIDA standards, he has been a key partner in the process.  Jesse shares an introduction to the WIDA standards for Indiana practitioners.


Wayne Wright, Ph.D.

Professor, Purdue University

Wayne Wright is the Barbara Cook Endowed Chair for Literacy and ELL at Purdue University.  His research focuses on language and educational policies, programs and practices for language minority students. He has many years of experience teaching in bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms with students from kindergarteners to adults.  His workshop will focus on the principles of language learning that are necessary considerations for conceptualizing appropriate, relevant and rigorous curriculum and instruction for ELs.


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