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Bilingual and EL Education

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The Bilingual and English Learner program at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction supports school districts in educating students who are English learners (EL). We believe in the assets our bilingual students bring to school, and work with districts to honor those assets while preparing students for their bright futures. In the 2015-16 school year, there were approximately 48,000 English learners in Wisconsin.


Title III and Bilingual-Bicultural Fall Meeting: 

Creating Positive Learning Environments for Multilingual Learning: Program Design, Implementation, and Measuring Program Effectiveness


Friday, September 28, 2018, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, at Madison Marriott West Hotel

Registration: There is a $35 registration fee to attend.

Register online by Monday, September 24. 

Agenda     Meeting Flyer

Madison Marriott West Hotel
1313 John Q Hammons Drive
Middleton, WI 53562

Hotel Parking: Complimentary parking is available on-site.

Meals: Morning break, lunch, and afternoon break

Accommodations and travel: Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. For hotel accommodations, contact the hotel directly at (608) 831-2000. Travel and accommodations may be approvable Title III expenses. Conditions apply.

If you have any questions, please contact: Audrey Lesondak at or
(608) 266-7292.





The Bilingual-Bicultural 2017-18 End of Year Report is now open. It is due August 1.

The 2018-19 Bilingual-Bicultural Plan of Services is also open and due August 15.



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The Department of Public Instruction is currently updating the Seal of Biliteracy application and guidance document. During this time, we will not be processing new Seal of Biliteracy applications from June 25, 2018 - October 2018. The window for accepting applications for the Seal of Biliteracy will open on November 1, 2018.

Please check back on the Seal of Biliteracy webpage for the application and guidance document in November 2018.



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