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An Effective Approach to Engage Multilingual Learners by Enhancing Language and Literacy in the Elementary Classroom

January 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

$45 – $70
Date:     January 11, 2024
Time:     9:00am-3:00pm   

Location: WRESA
          200 Ridgefield Ct, Suite 206 
          Asheville, NC 28806

Fee:      $45 WRESA Members
          $70 Non-Members

**NOTE: We have a No Refund policy for our WRESA courses. However, you are welcome to send a
colleague in your place. Contact LaDonna Sluder at lsluder@wresa.org or 828-774-5681 (ext 102)
if you need to change the name of the person attending.

Audience: K-6 Classroom Teachers, ESL Teachers or Teams of Both
CEUs:     5 Contact hours
Limit:    50 Participants
What to Bring: Your own charged device and any upcoming/current unit plan and curriculum materials/resources.
(Participants will be applying the strategies and will have time to work on their lessons with support)

Do you often say, “I don’t know how to meet the needs of my ML?” This one-day workshop will provide teachers with the tools needed to engage all students from day one! The work presented in this session is based on ten years of classroom application of the principles learned from the work of Jeff Zwiers, a senior researcher at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and his Stanford University course, Constructive Conversation. Participants of this session can expect to gain knowledge of teaching how to have constructive conversations in any content area that lead into rich writing. Although the focus of this session is on speaking and writing, the domains of listening and reading are supported as well.

Karie Gregory is an EL Instructional Coach K-12 for Buncombe County Schools with 25 years of experience working with culturally, linguistically and economically diverse learners. She is a recipient of the NC Global Educator Digital Badge (GEDB). She uses her experience and passion for highly effective, highly engaging teaching to support teachers in their development and delivery of instructional strategies and methods that promote impactful learning opportunities. She presents her work with diverse learners, global education and language and literacy development at the local, state, regional and national level.

Tsianina Tovar is an English Learner (EL) Instructional Coach K-12 for Buncombe County Schools. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and recipient of the NC Global Educator Digital Badge (GEDB) which has been recognized as a state exemplar. She has worked in education for the past 26years in various roles including ESL Teacher K-12, Spanish Teacher 9-12 and a Title III & Title VI Program Coordinator. Most recently, she worked with Great Minds as an EL consultant and writer for the Multilingual Resource to support multilingual learners with the Wit & Wisdom ELA curriculum.

Additional questions contact Candie Sellers at csellers@wresa.org

If you are unsure whether your school system is a WRESA member, click  WRESA MEMBER List.



January 11
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$45 – $70


Candie Sellers
828-774-5681 Ext. 104


200 Ridgefield Ct, Suite 206
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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