Making Language Visible in the Content Area Classroom through Co-Teaching with Dr. Amy Swick and Gretchen Lettau


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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 6/15/2022 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 6/11/2022 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Gretchen Lettau
Agency Assistant: Kayla Kolstad 262-473-1473
Location: Zoom Link
Facility: Web Link
6/14/2022 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
6/15/2022 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
8/11/2022 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Price: $175.00

Dates: June 14, 2022, June 15, 2022, and August 11, 2022

Price: $145 per person for Title III consortium members, $175 for all others


Are you looking for ways to ensure multilingual learners can meet the same challenging content standards as their English-proficient peers? Teachers will engage in opportunities to read, discuss, and reflect on the language of their content standards aligned to the English Language Development Standards, co-plan for using language to make meaning, co-assessing for content and language, and determine instructional strategies to support content and language development for all students.

Note: Participants will need to purchase the texts on their own:

  • Gibbons, P. (2015). Scaffolding Language Scaffolding Learning: Teaching English in the Mainstream Classroom. Heinemann.
  • Honigsfeld, A. and Dove, M. (2017). Co-Teaching for English Learners. Corwin. 


About the facilitators:


Gretchen Lettau is a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence supporting the areas of Language Acquisition, English Learners, and Dual Language Education. Gretchen has worked as a teacher and coordinator for 18 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. She comes to CESA 2 after working in the Menasha Joint School District as a high school history, ESL and Bilingual teacher, and coordinator for the EL and Bilingual Programs. Throughout her career, Gretchen has collaborated with school districts in the areas of best practices, EL Co-teaching methods, academic language development, literacy and language practices when implementing workshop models, program reviews, and professional learning.




Amy Swick began her teaching career in the Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada.  While teaching second grade, third grade, and English Learners at Echo Loder Elementary School, she trained in Reading Recovery and received a Master’s Degree in Literacy from the University of Nevada-Reno.  After moving back to the Fox Valley area, Amy has worked as an EL/Newcomer teacher at McKinley Elementary School, district literacy coach for grades 3-6, and as the EL/Bilingual Coordinator in the Appleton Area School District.  During her time in the Appleton Area School District, Amy has collaborated with other districts to provide staff development in best practices for English Learners, EL Co-teaching methods, academic language instruction, and culturally and linguistically responsive practices.  She has also provided professional development to local public and private schools in gradual release of responsibility, workshop model, and standards-based instruction.


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