Collaborating With Multilingual Families

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 11/27/2023 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 11/23/2023 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Lori Menning
Agency Assistant: Susan Zolkowski 920-236-0525
Location: CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Facility: Collaborations A-Hallway
11/30/2023 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Collaborating with Multilingual Families

Facilitator: Lori Menning   EL, Bilingual-Bicultural & World Language Consultant


Families have a wealth of knowledge to share, particularly about their language, culture, home life, and of course, their child. Research shows that strong home-school connections are related to positive learning and developmental outcomes for children from diverse backgrounds.

Building upon the understanding that multilingual families bring significant assets of language and culture to enrich the school and community, in this workshop we will explore best practices to build parent engagement and involvement and learn strategies to support communication with multilingual families that is frequent, ongoing, and responsive to families’ needs, even if you do not speak the home language. Together we will plan ways to build strong home-school relationships with the families in your district. 




  • Learn tips for engaging families of multilingual learners as active partners in their child’s learning. 

  • Explore considerations for strengthening family engagement practices and building relationships with families.  

  • Review various free forms of technology that can be used to communicate with families in multiple languages.


  • Any teachers and staff working with multilingual learners 

  • Paraeducators supporting multilingual learners 

  • Guidance counselors 

  • Program coordinators and directors 


   $170 per participant  

*CESA 6 Title III Consortium Members

  • $145 per participant


Registration includes: (materials, lunch & snack)


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CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received at least 8 business days before event in order for a full conference fee refund to be issued (full refunds do not include service fees. Service fees are nonrefundable).Registration cancellations received 1-7 business days before an event, a refund, minus $50 for each participant, will be issued. Persons who are registered, but not in attendance on the day of the session ("no call, no show") will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email if a cancellation occurs.

Note: Cancellation policies are subject to change based on event.