Facilitating Learning with the 2019 Wisconsin Standards for World Language


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Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Nicole Barlass
Agency Assistant: Emily Zeimet 262-473-1473
Location: CESA 2 - Whitewater
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Facility: Room 111
3/12/2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Presenter: Pam Delfosse, DPI World Language and Global Education Consultant

Cost: $25, includes lunch

Description: The focus for this workshop is to build understanding and prepare participants to use the revised standards for world language learning in Wisconsin.  Content will be relevant to classroom teachers, world language department Chairs, instructional coaches, directors of instruction, and educator effectiveness evaluators. 

Contemporary world language classrooms prepare students to be world-ready with functional language proficiency, intercultural skills and global competence.  This workshop will help educators prepare to plan and facilitate learning with the revised Wisconsin Standards for World Languages.  Following an introduction to the standards, participants will deepen and check their understanding through collaborative tasks. 

Participants are encouraged to bring curriculum, units, performance assessments, or lesson plans for individual or group standards-based instructional planning. Time will be dedicated for that purpose in the afternoon. 

Workshop Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. Explain the vision and components of the revised Wisconsin Standards for World Languages.
  2. Identify how the revised Standards will impact how they plan, facilitate, and assess learning.
  3. Define professional learning and practice goals for Standards implementation.
  4. Plan for learning using the revised Standards.


About the Presenter:

Pam Delfosse serves as the World Language and Global Education for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  Her professional practice is dedicated to providing all students equity in access to the benefits of language, intercultural, and global learning.  Pam is a former English as a Second Language and Japanese language educator.  Her work is informed by her preparation as a Principal and Director of Instruction, and a Master’s degree in Educational Policy.  Nationally, she supports teacher education and student language learning in less-commonly taught languages as a STARTALK Team Leader and serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for International Education Exchange.  Pam’s areas of expertise include program evaluation, instructional coaching, instructional design, and assessment.   

Note: If you are a nursing mother, please be sure to include that in the notes of your registration. We have a private room available for nursing mothers, which must be reserved. The key can be obtained from Emily at the front desk when you arrive.

It's that time of the year where the unpredictable weather outdoors makes our training rooms either too cold or too warm. Training room temperatures are controlled offsite and often take time before the adjustment is noticed. We suggest bringing a sweater, wearing close-toed shoes and/or dressing in layers to assure you are as comfortable as possible while at our facility.

Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a refund if they cancel prior to 3 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Cancellations must either be made on MyQuickReg or by emailing Because of our commitment to the presenter and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 3 working days prior to the event or who do not attend the event, will be billed the full fee. CESA 2 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via phone and email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. 

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