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Last Date to Register: 8/11/2022 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 8/15/2022 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Gretchen Lettau
Agency Assistant: Kayla Kolstad 262-473-1473
Location: CESA 2 - Whitewater
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Facility: Room 111
Date/Time:
8/18/2022 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Price: $200.00

Building Foundational Knowledge for Effective Instruction in the Dual Language Primary Classroom

 

Date: August 18, 2022

Price: $175 for consortium members and $200 for non-consortium, lunch included for in-person participants

Description: In this workshop we will explore the culturally and linguistically responsive strategies that educators must use to support dual language and learning development with early learner students and families, regardless of programming type or model. You may attend this workshop in-person or virtually.

Participants will build awareness of:
-Understanding culture and that we all have it
-Who are our learners?
-Similarities and differences of monolinguals versus multilinguals and implications for instruction
-Language development and funds of knowledge
-Asset-based view of language and culture

Best Practices for working with early learners in the primary dual-language classroom:
-Bringing home language and culture into the classroom
-Building on students' background knowledge and leveraging their assets in instruction
-Creating a classroom culture that represents all students
-Developing oracy in the classroom

Key Strategies for working with families:
-Tips for Engaging with DL families
-Using first language at home
-Oral traditions and story telling

 

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.

 

 

 

Fran Veguilla is a transformational leader, committed to equitable practices that help eliminate barriers for our more marginalized students and their families, so that they can fulfill their true potential. Fran has over 15 years of experience as a classroom teacher, bilingual/EL teacher, mentor, instructional coach, PLC facilitator, and advocate for change. Fran holds a Master’s degree in Bilingual Education from Rockford University and an Educational Leadership degree from Edgewood College. She is a collaborative leader who envisions schools and programs where diversity, inclusivism, and culture are seen, valued and celebrated.

 



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In-Person Events: Restrictions on our in-person events due to COVID-19 have been lifted. We will be responsive to what's happening within our communities, and guidelines from the CDC and local health agencies for future offerings and will update guidelines when necessary.