Canceled - English Learners: Finding a Way to Find Their Way - Marshall


One Size Fits All is a thing of the past when it comes to teaching and learning.  Join us to learn about culturally responsive teaching, the SIOP framework, and the differentiating instruction to meet the needs of English learners with a focus on literacy.  Dr. Vierstraete will share practical applications for teachers to use tomorrow at school based on research and her sabbatical experience teaching ELs.

Dr. Sonya Vierstraete has been teaching and learning since she was born.  She is a licensed educator for almost 20 years serving in a variety of roles from middle school teacher, K-8 administrator, staff development & curriculum coordinator, head coach, adjunct professor, and currently, Chairperson and Associate professor of education Southwest Minnesota State University. "Ms. V." recently wrapped up her sabbatical as an EL teacher at Park Side Elementary School.

Dr. V. has her K-12 Administrative License, K-12 Reading Specialist License, K-12 Teacher of ESL License, K-6 Elementary education, and 7-12 Coaching license, which she puts to use daily with her 3 boys.  She loves to read and write, and is always looking forward to her next learning adventure! In a moment of weakness, her family adopted a St. Bernard, who they named Stella and love dearly.

This workshop meets the English Learner’s requirement for MN teacher renewal

Cost: SC Members - $95.00
         Non-SC Members - $125.00

Registration Deadline: February 25, 2017




Dawn Christensen
Phone: 507-537-2278


SWWC Service Cooperative
1420 East College Drive
Marshall, MN 56258The zipcode must be numeric with at least five numbers.