Professional Development

Learn about current professional development opportunities available to educators in Wisconsin. Please note that WITESOL is only sharing these opportunities and is not responsible for the content and quality of these opportunities.

If you have an idea for hosting a regional conference in Wisconsin and would like WITESOL’s help, please email

Central Wisconsin ELL Swap Shop – Wausau Wisconsin

On Friday, May 19th, from 12:30-3:00 pm, WITESOL is sponsoring a regional professional development event at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, Wisconsin, for ELL professionals. FREE lunch and refreshments will be provided! The format will be a Swap Shop in which each attendee will bring an idea or resource to share. Examples include a teaching technique, such as a partner or small-group activity, or a resource, such as a handout, or website. We are looking forward to a great time of networking and exchanging ideas. Everyone will go home with some tangible strategies to use with their multilingual learners. While this is a free event, we ask that you complete the RSVP  form by May 5th. If you have questions, please email


“Lunch and Learn” ML Workshop- Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

The Multilingual Learner (ML) Department in the School District of Fort Atkinson hosted a “Lunch and Learn” workshop for ML educators on March 21st. Wisconsin Teachers of English Speakers of Other Languages (WITESOL) sponsored this workshop. There were 18 ML educators who attended from schools in Fort Atkinson, Lake Mills, Milton, Watertown, and Whitewater. The workshop attendees were led through various collaboration activities, including sharing resources and strategies that work well with multilingual learners. Attendees shared that this was one of the best professional development opportunities they have participated in as they loved getting to talk with other teachers and take home practical resources.