Wabash Valley Education Center

*T3 Literacy Series: Reading and Writing with English Learners: Exploring More!

Let's explore more! In this full-day, face-to-face session with Valentina Gonzalez, participants will engage in a powerful day of examining reading and writing practices that support English Learners in reading and writing classrooms. We will dig deeper into user-friendly, high-yield teaching methods that scaffold and support reading and writing with English Learners. Educators that attended the June virtual session are invited to join us, and educators that did not attend in June are encouraged to come as well. Everyone will walk away with new ways to reach and teach ELs. This retreat will be held at the Beck Ag Center in West Lafayette.


Session Objectives

  • Examine culturally inclusive reading and writing pedagogy
  • Investigate linguistics accommodations that support ELs at various proficiency levels
  • Plan instruction that meets ELs linguistic and academic needs using all language domains
  • Infuse lesson planning with listening, speaking, reading, and writing


**Every participant will receive a copy of Valentina's book Reading and Writing with English Learners!



Valentina Gonzalez
Valentina is an educational consultant and content creator for Seidlitz Education working with educators across the nation to support English learners. She works with schools and districts to provide professional learning experiences that are tailored to meet the needs of the educators. Valentina specializes in creating presentations that are practical, engaging, and interactive. 

Valentina started her journey as an educator in 1997 as a third grade language arts teacher in Katy, Texas. She has served as an educator in many capacities since then including teaching second, third, and fourth grades. She is a longtime educator of multilingual students from around the globe and has worked as an ESL Instructional Support Specialty Teacher on her campus serving and co-teaching in first-fifth grade classrooms. As a district leader, she served as an ESL facilitator for campuses and as a professional development specialist. Currently, Valentina shares her time between delivering professional development and writing.  She is the co-author of the recently published book, Reading & Writing with English Learners: A Framework for K-5.


Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time (lunch on your own)

Location: Beck Ag Center


Cost: $165/Service Center Member or $330/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 9/13/2022 4:00 PM EST


Beck Ag Center
4550 U.S. Highway 52 West
West Lafayette, IN 47906

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