Dual Language Series: Reinvigorating the Reading and Writing Workshop in a Biliteracy Classroom


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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 1/18/2021 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 1/15/2021 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Gretchen Lettau
Agency Assistant: Kayla Kolstad 262-473-1473
Location: Zoom Link
Facility: Web Link
1/18/2021 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
4/21/2021 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
6/16/2021 11:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Description: This series will focus on balanced literacy in bilingual classrooms. The sessions will support teachers in learning and unpacking content together, followed by practice and feedback.

Dual Language and Bilingual K-5 Teachers:
Join us for a 2.5 day series to reinvigorate, reestablish and reinvent your reading and writing workshop so that it better meets the needs of ALL your writers in your bilingual and biliterate classrooms! In a clear, brief and interactive manner, you will learn the foundation behind this powerful approach to creating lifelong, confident biliterate writers in your own virtual or in-person classrooms right away.

Day 1 - January 18th, full day: A focus on small group instruction during Spanish literacy that touches on the minilesson within small group instruction, shared reading, interactive read alouds and how to connect the day across the literacy blocks, phonics and phonemic awareness in both languages.
Day 2 - April 21st, full day: The writing workshop in Spanish literacy
Day 3 - May 18th, half day: Supporting students to be biliterate, and a focus on transference across the literacy blocks

Dates: January 18, 2021, 9-11:30 am, 12:30-3 pm, April 21, 9-11:30 am, 12:30-3 pm,  June 16, 11:30-2:30 pm

Cost:  $315


About the Facilitator: Lucía Rocha-Nestler was a dual language teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years before joining the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. She pioneered the implementation of a balanced approach to teaching literacy in Spanish in schools across the pacific northwest and elsewhere. Lucía has supported many dual language and bilingual schools and classrooms across the county. During her tenure as a teacher, she led many professional development opportunities for teachers across her district and elsewhere. She was a teacher mentor and instructional coach working alongside both new and veteran teachers. Lucía enjoys working alongside dual language and bilingual schools and programs--thinking about how to both grow their language program and literacy instruction to support bilingual and biliteracy in their schools. Her schools have demonstrated huge gains in both language and literacy achievement throughout the country. Lucía was also a faculty member at the Stanford Graduate School of Education STEP program, supporting bilingual teacher candidates in their development as early teachers. She holds a masters degree in bilingual teaching and education from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Master of Education in Education Leadership from Teachers College at Columbia University.




In-Person Events: Participants who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask when attending events at CESA 2. Participants who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask when attending events at CESA 2. Please be respectful of other participants’ comfort levels. Until further notice, workshops will be limited to 50 participants. Social distancing should be self-monitored at each participant’s comfort level.

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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