Dual Language Network Meeting


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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 3/27/2023 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 9/25/2022 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Gretchen Lettau
Agency Assistant: Kayla Barr 262-473-1473
Location: Zoom Link
Facility: Web Link
9/28/2022 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
10/25/2022 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
11/30/2022 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
1/25/2023 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
2/15/2023 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
3/22/2023 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
4/19/2023 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
5/18/2023 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Price: $499.00

Networking for Individuals Involved with Dual Language and/or Bilingual Bicultural Education


Dates: September 28, 2022, October 25, 2022, November 30, 2022, December 22, 2022, January 25, 2023, February 15, 2023, March 22, 2023, April 19, 2023

Description: The Dual Language/Bilingual Bicultural Network provides high-quality professional development and program support for individuals and districts who are implementing or seeking to implement dual language and/or bilingual bicultural education for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Meet with colleagues across the CESA 2 region and throughout Wisconsin to share ideas, resources, and expertise. Join Gretchen Lettau and Fran Veguilla as they lead our Dual Language/Bilingual Bicultural Network.

Participants will need to purchase the following text on their own for the network bookstudy:
La enseñanza en el aula bilingüe: Content, language, and biliteracy by Sandra Mercuri, Ph.D., Sandra Musanti, Ph.D., Alma Rodriguez, Ph.D.


Registration is free for members of the CESA 2 Title III Consortium members.


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 16 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. Gretchen has a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and holds administrative licenses for the principalship and director of curriculum and instruction.



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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