Best Practices for Teaching ELs: Foundations Level Series


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Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Tere Masiarchin
Agency Assistant: Emily Zeimet 262-473-1473
Location: CESA 2 - Whitewater
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Facility: Room 111
10/30/2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
12/11/2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
1/15/2020 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Presenters: Tere Masiarchin and Robin Rivas

Description:  Need valuable, ready to use strategies for teaching your English Learners (ELs)? Struggling to understand how to meet the cultural and linguistic needs of your ELs? The Best Practices for Teaching English Learners workshop series will combine research with ready-to-use strategies for sheltering your instruction with ELs! Get ready for an amazing 3 days of engaging strategies you can immediately use with your English Learners!

Day 1: Building the Foundation with SIOP

Day 2: Digging Deeper with SIOP

Day 3: Implementing Best Practices

The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model is a research-based instructional model that has proven effective in addressing the academic needs of English learners. The SIOP Model consists of eight interrelated components: Lesson Preparation Building Background Comprehensible Input Strategies Interaction Practice/Application Lesson Delivery Review & Assessment During this guided demonstration workshop we will combine research with ready to use strategies for sheltering your instruction with English learners!

Audience: Foundation level workshop for K-12 staff working with culturally and linguistically diverse students and who want to understand/implement SIOP.



  • $60/person CESA 2 Title III Consortium
  • $60/person CESA 2 Consortium Buy-in
  • $60/person CESA 2 Immigrant Grant
  • $450/person all other districts

Includes lunch and a copy of 99 More Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners with the SIOP Model.

About the Presenters:

Tere Masiarchin provides high quality and relevant professional development, needs assessment, and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Tere comes to CESA 2 from CESA 6 where she was the Director of the Language and Culture Center.  Tere had previously spent 11 years in the Clintonville School District as the EL/Bilingual/Title III/21st CCLC Director and has been an adjunct professor at the UW-Green Bay. Tere is a national SIOP trainer and Thinking Maps Trainer.






Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Robin has also consulted in the areas of program development and professional learning and taught future educators at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.


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. 

Inclement Weather Policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 2 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

Disclaimer: CESA 2 will do its best to accommodate general dietary requests; if your dietary need is very specific or severe, you may want to bring your own lunch to ensure your comfort and health. CESA 2 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 2 event. If you have a dietary need or food allergy, please go into your MyQuickReg profile and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made 2 weeks in advance of the event.

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