EL WIDA: Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners (2-day)

at Winnebago CO. JP Coughlin Center, Oshkosh

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Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Lori Menning
Agency Assistant: Anne Kirk (920) 236-0510
Location: Winnebago CO. JP Coughlin Center
625 E County Rd Y
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Facility: Room B
12/17/2019 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
12/18/2019 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM

This two-day workshop is designed to enhance participants' lesson planning processes. During the workshop, participants will examine seven essential elements that attend to the needs of English language learners. In particular, participants will focus on creating contexts for meaningful language use within settings that integrate content learning and academic language development. Participants will utilize tools and resources from the WIDA Standards Framework to assist them in designing instruction that promotes content learning and language development.

Participants will be able to: 

  • Explore and connect lesson planning considerations for English language learners to their instructional contexts/materials and reflect on implementation in their classroom.
  • Identify the strengths as well as language development and learning needs for groups of students. 
  • Discuss the influence of sociocultural context and identity on student language learning. 
  • Leverage WIDA’s Key Uses to create meaningful contexts for language use connected to content concepts and skills. 
  • Consider the developmental nature of language learning when planning lessons.
  • Identify the academic language demands embedded in grade level tasks and lessons. 
  • Develop language objectives connected to content learning. 
  • Explore how supports can be used to engage language learners at all proficiency levels. 
  • Integrate reading, writing, listening and speaking opportunities into their lessons.

Target Audience: This workshop is designed for general classroom teachers and English language specialists who share instructional responsibility for language learners. No experience in using the WIDA Standards Framework is needed for this workshop. Teams are encouraged.

Cost: $85 per participant

~~CESA 6 Title III Consortium Districts have the option to send up to 3 participants to this workshop in lieu of allotted district time for 2019-20.  Please note this on your registration. 


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.