Learning and Support Programs
Design and plan instruction that will apply student-centered instructional practices to promote English Learner engagement, collaborative problem-solving, and appropriate uses of technology resources. Our one-day onsite teacher programs supporting English Learners include:
Activating Learning Connections
Learn & apply proven strategies for building schema and connecting language proficiency objectives that increase student thinking and engagement and maximize student learning.
Evaluate 26 different informal assessment strategies for English Learners
Practice strategies that activate learner connections for English Learners for making inferences and exercising reasoning skills
Apply techniques for converting Essential Questions into Engaging Questions
Developing Non-Linguistic Communication
Explore digital & environmental tools and resources that expand English Learner communication, collaboration, and problem-solving.
Evaluate apps that inspire collaboration & problem-solving among English Learners
Use graphic organizers, interactive websites, and divergent apps that promote critical thinking
Increase personal skill level with digital tools that emphasize non-linguistic communication among English Learners
Fostering Differentiated Planning
Integrate both vertical & horizontal differentiation strategies into the personalized ELL classroom that support English language acquisition and academic achievement.
Evaluate personalized learning plans for English Learners that inspire academic success
Analyze differentiation strategies that target English Learner readiness levels in the classroom
Apply digital tools that align with English Learner interests & learning profiles
Inspiring Self-Directed Learning
Learn and apply student-centered instructional models that engage English Learners in collaboration and discussion for real-world learning.
Evaluate the use of different Challenge-based Learning (CBL) instructional models
Develop real-world performance tasks for English Learners that boost language proficiency and content understanding
Use digital tools that promote student-directed inquiry among English Learners
Promoting Collaborative Problem-Solving
Learn and apply collaborative learning environments that maximize English Learner engagement and problem-solving.
Investigate websites that inspire collaborative learning among English Learners
Engage English Learners in problem-solving & issues resolution across content areas
Explore ELL classroom models that reinforce active learning
Facilitating Learner Questioning
Learn and apply specific techniques for self-reflection and personal inquiry that encourage student-generated questioning and discussion.
Apply strategies for eliciting student-generated questions among English Learners
Verify content understanding through strategic uses of student-generated questions
Design Focus Events that inspire authentic student-generated questioning
Learn about our system for measuring teaching and learning that can help you simplify instruction for English Learners in every classroom every day. Our one-day onsite professional learning programs for leaders supporting ELL include:
Building Capacity: Measuring Student Learning with H.E.A.T.
Use our five-step classroom walkthrough protocol to determine how English Learners demonstrate Higher order thinking, Engaged learning, Authentic connections, and effective Technology use.
Establish reliability and promote effectiveness with the instructional coaching and feedback process
Connect desired "look-fors" and outcomes with a research-based approach that will impact teaching and achievement for English Learners
Identify strategies and provide feedback that will transform English Language Learning
Measuring Opportunities: Providing Strategic and Relevant Feedback
Refine the focus of walkthroughs in classrooms that support English Learners by using a feedback cycle that develops language proficiency and promotes academic growth.
Develop strategic feedback that simplifies instruction and aligns with practices that support English Language Learning
Measure progress with academic and language proficiency goals
Develop and monitor personalized professional learning plans that will impact instruction and achievement for English Learners
Integrating the ELL Levers: Using Data to Simplify Instruction and Impact Learning
Expand the walkthrough process by identifying trends that reveal instructional practices that will simplify and transform instruction for English Learners.
Analyze and connect data to language proficiency standards and practices that support English Language Learning
Align data with the ELL Levers to ensure promotion of practices that develops academic growth and language proficiency
Support the development of instruction that will promote achievement and language proficiency goals
Inspiring Innovation: Thinking, Engagement, Connections, and Technology in Every Classroom Every Day
Connect instructional and learning frameworks with language proficiency standards to leverage high impact feedback and learning.
Evaluate strengths and opportunities that will promote innovative instruction that supports high impact learning for English Learners
Develop a strategic plan for implementing and monitoring leverage strategies and practices that will affect learner achievement and language proficiency
Plan for continued success using sustainable practice