Meeting the Needs of English Learners


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Agency: CESA 7
Agency Contact: Beth Vande Hey
Agency Assistant: Lisa Hebel 920-617-5626
Location: CESA 7
595 Baeten Rd
Green Bay, WI 54304
Facility: Meeting Room A
2/11/2019 04:30 PM - 08:30 PM
2/28/2019 04:30 PM - 08:30 PM
4/4/2019 04:30 PM - 08:30 PM

This offering is aligned with Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Guidelines for EL/Bilingual-Bicultural Education.  

This course will explore the theories, best practices, and legal responsibilities when working with English Learners (ELs) in K-12 schools.  Also, we will study the WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards and discuss their incorporation into the teaching of ELs in mainstream classrooms, as well as, in EL and bilingual (first language) classrooms.  In addition, we will examine the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) which can be implemented in all classrooms to integrate the academic skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in content area instruction.


The course is designed to enable the student to demonstrate knowledge of and skill in the seven Wisconsin Standards for EL/Bilingual Education.


- Understand commonly used acronyms in the field of EL Bilingual/Bicultural education

 - Examine various court cases which led to the development of laws requiring specific programming to service English Learners

 - Recognize the importance of parent/family involvement and implement strategies to include them in your daily lessons, classroom and school community

 - Select and/or adapt curriculum to meet the academic and linguistic needs of diverse learners

 - Design and implement learning experiences for all levels of English Learners following the WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards

 - Become familiar with the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) which integrate the eight key components of teaching language and content effectively


Active participation, including active listening, is expected.  Attendance is an essential part of this course, therefore, everyone is expected to attend all days.

Due to changing policies in many of our CESA 7 School District accounting offices, CESA 7 requests that all workshop fees be paid in advance with a check or purchase order. If it is not possible for you to secure payment from your school district prior to the workshop, we suggest that you pay personally and request reimbursement from your school district. Receipts will be available. CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations must be faxed (920-492-5965) or e-mailed five (5) working days prior to the date of the event. We are unable to provide refunds for no shows. DIETARY ACCOMMODATIONS: Due to varied dietary restrictions, CESA 7 cannot guarantee that all special dietary accommodations can be met. CESA 7 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary restrictions with advance notice, but please plan accordingly. PHOTO/VIDEO: By registering for this event, I authorize CESA 7 to record on photograph, film, videotape or otherwise, my name, likeness, image, voice and performance during my participation in this event. My name, likeness, and voice, as well as excerpts of the recordings may be used for training, publicizing, and promoting. To opt out of the image release, attendees must notify the contact person for this event.