Professional Learning Cohorts

Support and Develop Teachers with Targeted ELL Lever Adjustments One Cohort at a Time

We support and develop cohorts of teachers in designing and planning student-centered instruction with learning activities that engage English Learners in collaborative problem-solving, student-led discussion, and applied uses of digital resources.







Teacher Cohorts

Apply practical strategies for incorporating best practices for English Learners into daily instruction one step at a time. Each cohort focuses on simple adjustments for incorporating the ELL Levers, offers practical resources, and guides participants through a trial run in their own classroom.


Activating Learning Connections

Learn & apply strategies for building schema and connecting language proficiency objectives that maximize student learning.

Developing Non-Linguistic Communication

Explore digital & environmental tools and resources that expand English Learner communication, collaboration, and problem-solving.

Fostering Differentiated Planning

Learn and apply specific techniques for self-reflection and personal inquiry that encourage student-generated questioning and discussion.

Inspiring Self-Directed Learning

Integrate differentiation strategies into the personalized ELL classroom that support English language acquisition and academic achievement.

Promoting Collaborative Problem-Solving

Learn and apply student-centered instructional models that engage English Learners in collaboration and discussion for real-world learning.

Facilitating Learner Questioning

Learn and apply collaborative learning environments that maximize English Learner engagement and problem-solving.


Contact Us

Contact us to schedule a complimentary overview, schedule a workshop, or just get started making instruction simple, connected, and effective for English Learners.

Dr. Desirée Marks-Arias (214) 864-2704

Dr. Chris Moersch (858) 245-3746


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