ESL Coaching Session #1-Grade: 9-12 WIDA BIG Idea-ELD Standard Framework Overview X

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 10/6/2021 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 10/6/2021 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 3
Agency Contact: Valerie Shaw
Agency Assistant: Kate Hennessy 608-822-2149
Location: ZOOM Online
Facility: ZOOM Online
10/8/2021 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

One time fee of $295 Per Grade Level Teams (K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12) will get participants access to all 4 sessions.
Deadline to register for this year-long series is September 13, 2021

Districts who would like to send grade level teams, will pay a one time fee of $295 for all grade level team coaching sessions, with each grade level team meeting four times in a year. Also included is one District copy of the WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 Edition. Grade level groupings of K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, & 9-12, will be recognized as the format so all teachers, from content to specials, can actively engage in these sessions by grade level.

This year, CESA 3 is offering our member districts ESL coaching with Valerie Shaw, ESL Director. This opportunity is focused on engaging all teachers within grade level teams along with district staff who interact and/or work with English Learners. This opportunity is best used by engaging your teachers at targeted grade level groupings who interact, teach and either individually or co-teaching with others, serve EL students in your district. Each district will register grade level teacher teams for year long coaching sessions.

Why engage an ESL Coach? An ESL Coach has:

  • In depth knowledge of WI DPI requirements as well as Federal requirements for English Learners.
  • In depth knowledge in WIDA, which has been adopted by Wisconsin as the standard for ESL.
  • In depth knowledge in ESL screening, ACCESS testing and ELP proficiency trajectory.
  • Ability to distribute current information on major trends and best practices for English Learners.
  • Understands area school districts and is able to provide authentic instructional strategies to teachers of English Learners.
  • Is able to recommend ways in which curriculum and instruction can be adjusted to meet the special learning needs of English Learners.
  • The time and expertise to engage District-wide Staff Development.
  • Orients and mentors new teachers of English Learners to this unique population and the strategies and interventions that work.
  • Recommends available instructional materials for English Learners.
  • Effectively problem solves for difficult situations and students.
  • Provides leadership and demonstrates an in-depth understanding of best practices for ELs and immigrant students.
  • Provides leadership and demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of ESL Content Based and Pull-Out instructional models.

Highly skilled professionals, who do not specialize in ESL, may require coaching in teaching English Learners. Many districts do not have high numbers of ELs nor a licensed ESL teacher, but still need to be in compliance with state and federal directives. Valerie Shaw brings 15+ years of ESL teaching experience to her coaching sessions, along with 6+ years of Director of ESL services in the CESA 3 area. Valerie works with individual teachers, groups, districts and UWP Education students to enhance and direct program development to elevate the acquisition of academic English skills in a district's EL population.

To make the most out of your coaching sessions, it is recommended that you have grade level teams meet together with the ESL coach for discussion, questions and answers and a strategic focus on moving your EL population towards academic English Proficiency and career and college readiness! Coaching will take place over Zoom for convenience of time and expediting time constraints for all teachers across all districts. Please be advised that ESL coaching sessions are open to all CESA 3 member districts so teachers across our region are able to actively engage with one another as their foundational knowledge of English as a Second Language increases. For additional questions, please reach out to Valerie



Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #3 at least one week prior to the scheduled event to cancel and receive a full refund of your registration fee. Cancellations not received at least one week prior to the registered event will be charged the full registration fee. CESA #3 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot. Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated. CESA #3 is handicapped accessible.