MLSS Through The EL Lens


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Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Robin Rivas
Agency Assistant: Nicole Barlass 262.473.1447
Location Facility Date Time Notes
CESA 2 - Whitewater
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Room 111 2/4/2020 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
CESA 2 - Whitewater
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Room 111A 3/3/2020 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Zoom Link Web Link 5/5/2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Presenter: Robin Rivas

Description: How do you meet the linguistic and cultural needs of English Learners within your multi-tiered system of support?

Participants will explore the WI framework of E-MLSS to identify local priority/need through a continuous improvement process, engage in conversations around systemic thinking, beliefs, and systematic practices, and identify potential approaches, solutions, or strategies (long term, medium term, short term).

Topics will include: Understanding ELs' and Their Needs, Introducing and applying WI Framework of E-MLSS, and Identifying Potential Giftedness of ELs.

Participants will examine their own systems of support to identify places for increased support of EL considerations. The focus will be on Tier 1, Tier 2, and potential giftedness.

Included is the book, Differentiation for Gifted Learners by Cash & Heacox, at no additional cost.


  • $180 for Non-members
  • $60 for Immigrant Grant Members
  • $60 for Title III Consortium Members

About the Presenter:


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. Robin Rivas is a member of the WI DPI Javits Grant team and has worked with districts on supporting their E-MLSS. Robin recently completed her case study on RtI and ELs as part of her doctoral program at Walden University.



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