Wabash Valley Education Center

*Writing Strategies for ELs (K-8) - Virtual Series

The gap between oral language and writing is a big one for English Language Learners. Come join ESL Teacher Melissa Fresch, as she shares strategies that support EL’s with strengthening their writing skills while also providing practice in all four language domain areas. Melissa is always an EL Conference favorite! You will leave this series with some great tools for helping grow, develop & support the EL writers in your classroom at any grade level. This series will meet virtually for three Tuesdays in a row from 4-5pm EST (Sep 7, 14, 21).




Melissa Fresch

Melissa has been an elementary school teacher for 22 years. She graduated from Purdue in 1998, then went on to get her Masters and her 6th year. She pursued licenses in Gifted and Talented, as well as English as a Second Language. Melissa was born and raised in Frankfort, Indiana and has taught there all 22 years. She has taught kindergarten, 1st grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and this is her 5th year as an ESL teacher. She lives in Lafayette, Indiana with her husband Chris and their two children Ben and Addie. In her free time she love traveling, hiking, and being outdoors.


Date: September 7, 14, and 21, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time each day

Location: Virtual


Cost: $75/Service Center Member or $150/District not belonging to a Service Center*

This workshop is WVEC Title III Eligible!


*Cost of all workshops are based on membership in an Indiana Educational Service Center (ESC). Any registrants who are not members of an ESC in the state of Indiana will be required to pay the non-member fee.

**See cancellation policy below

Cancellation Policy

* Registrants who notify WVEC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.
* Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop will pay 50% of the registration fee.
* Registrants who neglect to call or notify the WVEC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full fee.
* On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees.


Registration open through 9/7/2021 11:45 AM EST



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Wabash Valley Education Center
3061 Benton Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906