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.

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CESA 6 SIOP Workshop in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

CESA 6 is excited to be offering a two day SIOP workshop on March 30th and April 6th, 2020. The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model is a research-based instructional model that has proven effective in addressing the academic needs of English learners (ELs). The SIOP Model consists of eight interrelated components:

  • Lesson Preparation 
  • Building Background
  • Comprehensible Input
  • Strategies
  • Interaction
  • Practice/Application
  • Lesson Delivery
  • Review & Assessment
During this guided demonstration workshop we will combine research with ready to use strategies for sheltering instruction with ELs!
Workshop objectives
  • Understand the 8 SIOP components
  • Practice the features of SIOP lesson plans
  • Implement SIOP into lesson plans
Who should attend? K-12 staff teaching English learners, Literacy Coaches, EL Coordinators
Cost: $300 per participant (includes materials and lunch) or $200 per participant CESA 6 Title III Consortium Districts 

Register via My Quick Reg here:

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater & Ollin Tlahtoalli: Centro de Español y Cultura Mexicana

Spend three weeks this summer studying Spanish and enhancing your understanding of Mexican culture in the heart of Oaxaca, Mexico. Participants in the program will be enrolled in a Spanish language and culture course (45 hours) and will have the opportunity to extend their Spanish skills and understanding of diverse Mexican culture through experiential learning activities and a series of seminars and talks. Seminars will include the following themes: a) food and society in Mexico (2 hours), b) plurilingual Oaxaca and the construction of identities (2 hours), and c) Oaxacan street art (4 hours).   This program is from July 6 – 24, 2020 and the deadline for applying is May 1, 2020.  Find out more with the below attachment.  

Flyer_Oaxaca Spanish Language+Culture Prog Summer 2020 FINAL 

WIDA Professional Development 

WIDA wanted to share these two professional development opportunities: