**Cancelled** CLIMBS: Build Capacity, Increase Collaboration, Improve EL Education

**4-Day Training**

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Agency: CESA 5
Agency Contact: Tammy Sjoberg
Agency Assistant: Elizabeth Graff 608-745-5472
Location Facility Date Time Notes
626 E. Slifer St
Portage, WI 53901
Pine View Room 12/5/2017 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
626 E. Slifer St
Portage, WI 53901
Pine View Room 1/29/2018 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
626 E. Slifer St
Portage, WI 53901
Pine View Room 2/15/2018 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
626 E. Slifer St
Portage, WI 53901
Main Conference Room 3/7/2018 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM


CLIMBS (Content and Language Integration as a Means of Bridging Success) is professional learning curriculum designed to introduce participants to the use of research-based approaches and WIDA resources to support English learner students in their classrooms.

This four-day workshop, lead by certified CLIMBS facilitator, Tammy Sjoberg, consists of four modules with a minimum of two weeks between each module.  The modules are designed for participants to extend their learning in between face-to-face workshop dates.

Module 1: Culture, Language, and Learning
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 

This module introduces WIDA and CLIMBS. The module focuses on making connections between culture, language, and learning. It addresses the role of collaboration and collaborative cultures. The module also provides an introduction to the principles of language acquisition and learning.

Module 2: Academic Language
Monday, January 29, 2018 

This module focuses on academic language. It introduces participants to the way in which WIDA represents academic language and to consider how academic language may change depending on context.

Module 3: Academic Language Development in Classroom Contexts
 Thursday, February 15, 2018 

This module focuses on academic language in classroom contexts. It includes text and task analysis and approaches to differentiation based on English proficiency levels. This module also addresses feedback.

Module 4: Learning and Scaffolding Strategies
 Wednesday, March 7, 2018 

This module focuses on learning and scaffolding strategies that support academic content learning and academic language learning simultaneously. It provides opportunities for participants to consider classroom applications of these practices and to develop action plans.

Facilitated by:
Tammy Sjoberg, CESA 5 Curriculum Specialist and Certified CLIMBS Facilitator
Please contact Tammy if you have questions about this training or any questions regarding English learners.

Who should attend:  K-12 educators interested in learning more about how to instruct English learners

Registration fee:
(Includes materials, light breakfast, and lunch for all 4 days of training.)

  • $150 for CESA 5 Title III Consortium Members
  • $200 for CESA 5 School Improvement Members
  • $300 All Others

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Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a full refund if they cancel prior to 3 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Because of our commitment to the trainer and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 3 working days or do not attend, will be billed the full fee. CESA 5 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. Inclement weather policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 5 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been cancelled due to weather conditions.