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Teaching with the WIDA Standards in a 6-8 Science Classroom

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Last Date to Register: 11/23/2022 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 11/27/2022 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Ruslana Westerlund
Agency Assistant: Kayla Kolstad 262-473-1473
Location: Zoom Link
Facility: Web Link
Date/Time:
11/30/2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $75.00

Applying the Genre of Science Explanations to Write Language Goals and Plan Instruction

Description: In this workshop, teachers will learn how to use the WIDA Standards as a resource to teach science to their Multilingual Learners in a 6-8 grade level. Participants will learn about the unit design process of applying the genre of science explanations to write language goals and plan instruction using Language Expectations, Language Functions and Features.

Cost: $75

Presenters: Ruslana Westerlund and Gretchen Lettau

 

About the Facilitators:

Ruslana Westerlund, Ed.D., is a Ukrainian-born educational consultant at CESA 2 specializing in using the WIDA Standards for equity through rigorous and culturally relevant teaching, providing access to disciplinary genres for all students, and designing equitable instructional practices for English Learners. She is driven by the vision to transform schools where all teachers are equipped with the knowledge to meet the needs of English Learners at both systems and classroom levels. Her unique area of expertise and research is writing in the disciplines through an apprenticeship pedagogy called the Teaching and Learning Cycle.

 

 

 

 

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 19 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.

 

 

 


 

 



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