Our Approach

A Personalized Approach to PD that Closes Achievement Gaps

ExcEL Texas Now does PD differently. Instead of lengthy full-day or after-school professional development workshops that often result in little or no change in professional practice, ExcEL Texas Now uses a cohort model approach to provide teachers with real-time coaching and feedback.

 

Quality coaching and feedback is all about modeling macro- and micro-adjustments to current instructional delivery with the ELL Levers.

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These real-time adjustments focus on a specific ELL Lever that can elevate student engagement and cognitive complexity while simultaneously supporting language acquisition. As Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, author of Get Better Faster writes, “going into immense depth on one skill at a time, each building on the last, is precisely what makes…coaching effective.

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Using teacher cohorts, ExcEL Texas Now promotes best practices research with the ELL Levers and provides daily support for English learners with integrated proficiency connections.

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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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