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Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Tere Masiarchin
Agency Assistant: Maryam Enterline 262-473-1444
Location: Online Course
Facility: Online Link
7/4/2018 08:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Looking for anytime/anywhere professional development this summer? Join one or more of our online book study online courses! The CESA 2 Language and Culture Center is excited to support school staff this summer with a variety of online book studies focusing on English Learners.  Our online book studies are self-paced with end of chapter reflections and online discussion, along with a final project that is practical for you! Looking forward to learning from and with each other!

Cost: $99.00/course, plus 1 credit option available at additional $149/credit through partnership between CESA 2 and Concordia University

Participants will need to purchase the book for their online book study course. You may register for more than one course. All participants will need access to the internet in order to participate in the online book study courses.

To register for an Online Book Study course please click on the specific registration link below:

Course Title Book Details Registration Link
Academic Conversations Classroom Talk that Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understandings by Jeff Zwiers and Marie Crawford (2011)
Academic Conversations: A K-3 Guide

A Guide to Practices, Scaffolds, & Activities by Jeff Zwiers & Sara Hamerla (2017)


Advocating for English Learners A Guide for Educators by Diane Staehr Fenner (2014)
Assessing English Learners Bridges to Educational Equity: Connecting Academic Language Proficiency to Student Achievement by Margo Gottlieb (2016)
Co-Teaching for English Learners A Guide to Collaborative Planning, Instruction, Assessment, and Reflection by Maria G. Dove, Andrea Honigsfeld  (2017)
50 Strategies for Teaching ELs 50 Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners (5th edition) by Adrienne  Herrell and Michael L. Jordan (2015)
Teaching Tolerance

Using the Teaching Tolerance Website Resources to Educate for a Diverse Democracy (no text required, resources)

Student Successes with Thinking Maps School-based Research, Results, and Models for Achievement Using Visual Tools (2nd Edition) by David N. Hyerle & Lawrence S. Alper (2011)
Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning Teaching English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom (2nd Edition) by Pauline Gibbons (2015)
Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners Delivering a Continuum of Services by Else Hamayan and Barbara Marler (2013)
Supporting English Learners in Reading Workshop Practical Ideas for Supporting EL through each Component of the Reading Workshop by Lindsey Moses (2015)
Unlocking English Learner's Potential Strategies for Making Content Accessible by Diane Staehr Fenner (2017)


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