EL: Successfully Working With Interpreters/Translators

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Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Lori Menning
Agency Assistant: Belinda Fox 920-236-0576
Location: CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Facility: CESA 6 Conference Ctr-Collaborations
2/8/2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Registration 8:30 - 9 am


Presenters: Courtney Seidel, MS, CCC-SLP, 

Clinical Professor & Schools Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Lori Menning

CESA 6 EL, Bilingual/Bicultural Consultant

Workshop objectives:

  • Learn the differences between interpretation and translation 
  • Understand legal responsibilities when working with bilingual students and families 
  • Hear from a panel of CESA 6 interpreters and translators 
  • Consider ways to meet the language needs in your classroom/school/district

Who should attend:

Those working with interpreters and translators including EL coordinators, EL teachers, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, special education diagnosticians and directors of pupil services and special education. Teams are encouraged to attend!


Registration fee(includes continental breakfast, lunch, and materials)

$75 per participant for CESA 6 Title III Consortium members or

$180 per participant for all other participants



About the presenters:

Courtney Seidel joined the Department of Communicative Disorders in September 2015 with a joint appointment in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She is responsible for coordinating practica at outside school sites as well as supervising students in the University of Wisconsin Speech & Hearing Clinic (UWSHC). Courtney also supervises the Dane County Head Start speech and language screenings. She has experience working with children and adolescents in school, private practice, and home-based settings. Courtney's clinical interests include the areas of diagnostics, school-based services, and assessment of bilingual children. She has been an invited speaker at a number of school districts as well as state conventions.

Lori Menning joined the CESA 6 Language and Culture Center as English Learner (EL), Bilingual-Bicultural and World Language Consultant in August 2018. She is also the ESL instructor in the Residency In Teacher Education (RITE) Alternative Licensure Program. She holds birth to age 21 licensure in ESL, Bilingual/Bicultural Education and Spanish World Language and has experience at all levels. Lori spent the last 16 years teaching EL and Bilingual-Bicultural education. Lori has served as a contracted interpreter and translator for local municipalities. She has been an invited presenter conducting workshops at state and national conferences teaching best practices and strategies for working with ELs.









CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received at least 8 business days before event in order for a full conference fee refund to be issued (full refunds do not include service fees. Service fees are nonrefundable).Registration cancellations received 1-7 business days before an event, a refund, minus $50 for each participant, will be issued. Persons who are registered, but not in attendance on the day of the session ("no call, no show") will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email if a cancellation occurs.

Note: Cancellation policies are subject to change based on event.