Welcome to the 2017-2018

School Year!

 

EL Professional Development

 

 EL Network Meetings

  • EL Network Meetings are designed to provide a forum for discussion and sharing for EL educators, general education teachers, and administrators throughout the CESA 7 region. At these quarterly meetings, network participants will receive timely EL information from the DPI, learn and share about best EL practices, acquire resources, and discuss current issues in the schools and classrooms. Each session requires a separate registration. Let’s work together to build each others expertise!

    Dates for this network are (click on date for more information and/or to register): 

  • October 10, 2017
  • November 29, 2017
  • January 31, 2018
  • May 2, 2018

 

Co-Teaching Professional Development Opportunities

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Initial Educator/Mentor Coordinators & Coaches Network

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September 12, 2017

Join us for a networking and learning opportunity with other initial educator/ mentor coordinators and coaches in our region. Let’s come together to learn, lead, and leverage our regional talent! We will problem-solve, practice and hone the craft of coaching, explore new ideas of ways to support our mentors and initial educators, and share our experiences and resources. We hope you can join us for this chance to grow our regional capacity!
Notes: There will be an option to join virtually. Please contact Beth Vande Hey, after you register, to inform her that you will need the link. (bvandehey@cesa7.org)
Facilitated by Beth Vande Hey

 

Initial Educator Workshops

(1st & 2nd & 3rd Year Teachers)

Only CESA 7 Districts are eligible to attend due to grant funding for all Initial Educator Workshops

First Year Teachers (Click to register and/or for more information)

Dates and Topics:

  • September 18, 2017: Professionalism in schools
  • November 13, 2017: Routines and procedures, classroom environment
  • February 19, 2018: Classroom management and student engagement
  • April 30, 2018: Student engagement and learning objectives

Second Year Teachers (Click to register and/or for more information)

The WI Code PI 34 requires school districts to provide a support system for initial educators. This series of workshops is designed to support second year teachers with the knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and skills they require to perform their tasks effectively in the classroom, school, and wider community. It will also help them map out their PDP. This four-part series will focus on the PDP (professional development plan), writing objectives, designing lessons, and formative assessments. Based upon the needs of schools, we will offer this as a virtual option.

Dates:

  • September 18, 2017
  • November 13, 2017
  • February 19, 2018
  • April 30, 2018

Third Year Teachers  (Click to register and/or for more information)

The WI Code PI 34 requires school districts to provide a support system for initial educators. This series of workshops is designed to support third year teachers with the knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and skills they require to perform their tasks effectively in the classroom, school, and wider community. This four-part series will focus on utilizing formative and summative assessments to design coherent lessons and how to use differentiation to meet the needs of their students.

  • September 18, 2017
  • November 13, 2017
  • February 19, 2018
  • April 30, 2018

 

 

 

Welcome…

The EL Center is committed to providing high quality services to educators of English Language Learners, PK-12.  We offer professional development, networking and onsite consultation, and we serve as a liaison to the Department of Public Instruction. CESA 7 staff aims to provide leadership for EL students in Northeast Wisconsin.

Priorities for the EL Center are to: 

a) meet the needs of schools and districts to create high quality EL    educational programs 

b) train teachers in best EL instructional practices and ACCESS testing

c) develop a strong regional network for teachers, administrators, and  EL coordinators for information sharing and support   

d) Develop positive partnerships with community agencies for sharing and discussion of EL issues.

 

Services available for CESA 7 Title III Consortium member districts include:

  • Leadership in high quality EL educational programming among CESA 7 schools and districts
  • Coordination of annual EL series of high quality professional development for all area educators
  • Attendance at all EL Series one-day workshops for unlimited participants for reduced registration fees (not including separate book fee)
  • Free day of onsite consultation in best instructional practices,  assessment, ELL curriculum and materials, scaffolds and modifications, and/or legal requirements
  • Liaison to DPI
  • Participation at regularly scheduled EL Network meetings for sharing and professional development with focus on timely issues and topics in EL education at no cost
  • Language proficiency assessments for reduced fees
  • Providing access to EL instructional resource materials at reduced fees
  • Liaison with community EL programs to develop partnerships that support EL families and their children
  • Coordination of the CESA 7 Title III Consortium Grant and other related grants
  • Facilitation of the EL Network four times per year for sharing timely topics and issues
  • Meeting the needs of districts and schools to create high quality EL programs
  • Training teachers in best EL practices
  • Developing a strong regional network for EL teachers and coordinators

 

If you have a question, need help, or have a suggestion of how we can better assist you, please let us know! 

Contact Information


bvandehey@cesa7.org

 

 

 

Chris Larson

Program Assistant – EL

 

 

 

 

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