DONE--Annual Bilingual/ESL & Title III Conference & Joint DPI/WITESOL Conference

Madison, Wisconsin
Thursday, October 20, 2011


DONE--Annual Bilingual/ESL & Title III Conference & Joint DPI/WITESOL Conference
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - Friday, October 21, 2011

Best Western Inn Towner
2424 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
United States

Map and Directions

The theme of this year's Title III conference is "High Quality Instruction for ELLs."  Updates and reminders by Title III and OEA consultants will be provided.

The following day, the DPI/WITESOL Conference will be held.

Cost is $70 for both days, or $40 for one day.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

7:45-8:30 am        Registration and Breakfast
8:30-8:45 am        Welcome
8:45-10:15 am      DPI Updates/General Session
10:15-10:30 am    Break
10:30-11:00 am    Introduction to New ESEA Application (Tolu Sanabria & 
                                Shelley Babler, DPI)    
11:00 am-noon     Sectionals:
                                    ACCESS 101 (DPI OEA Staff)
                                    Stakeholders Meeting (DPI Staff/Stakeholders Workgroup)
                                    The Common Core State Standards and Diverse Learners (Eva Kubinski, DPI)
Noon-1:00 pm       Lunch
1:00-2:20 pm        General Session (DPI Staff)
                                    Introduction to  implementation of new AMAO 2/reclassification 
Small group work on how best to implement
Large group – report back/discussion
2:20-2:30 pm         Break
2:30-3:30 pm         Sectionals:
                                    Title III 101 (Jacqueline Iribarren)
                                    Bilingual-Bicultural Questions and Answers--especially for 
                                      newer districts/staff, but everyone is welcome!  Bring your
                                      questions.  (Tolu Sanabria)
                                    The New Wisconsin Refugees (Dr. K. Rai, UW-Milwaukee)
4:00-8:30 pm         DLI Group Meeting (Separate Registration)

Friday, October 21, 201

7:30-9:00 am             Breakfast/Informal Networking
9:00-10:30 am           General Session – Welcome and Keynote Address by Jeff Zwiers
10:30-10:45 am         Publishers/Break
10:45-11:45 am         Concurrent Sessions
11:45-1:15 pm           Lunch and WITESOL Membership Meeting
1:15-2:00 p.m.           Concurrent Sessions
2:00-2:15 pm             Break
3:30 pm                    Publishers/Book Signing/Prizes


Contact Information

  • Connie Ellingson, Phone: 608-267-9155, Email:
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