- January 19th, 2023 – Accelerating Language through Content
- February 16th, 2023 – Deepening Differentiation
- 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern Time both days (8:00 am - 10:00 am and 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Pacific Time)
To benefit from the job-embedded, classroom focused design of this series, we strongly encourage leaders who don't teach students to enroll with classroom teachers, and collaborate on classroom components.
"Tonya Ward Singer is an energetic presenter who facilitates learning in a fun atmosphere. The resources and activities are relevant for educators of all content areas and grade levels. I highly recommend!"
"Insightful and informative! With the book and what my team learned with Tonya, we can take back today and start directly applying and supporting our students and teachers. We are now helping open doors for equity!"
"EL Excellence Every Day is an easy to use resource for all educators. Tonya Ward Singer's passion for English learners is evident and contagious. She reminds us of the importance of giving ALL students the opportunity to put language and communication skills into everyday practice."
“One of the best professional learning opportunities I have attended in my 15 years as an educator. It has definitely helped me in moving educators take the step from theory to action.”
“When was the last time you were able to take the great ideas of a book and actually implement them into your classroom? This course gives you that opportunity and makes it happen. Useful techniques from a real teacher presented in a thoughtful and empathetic manner. Win Win.”
"Tonya's online workshop provided an explanation of strategies to create a routine, and she modeled and integrated the strategies into the online PD! I plan to use these strategies for student engagement and participation immediately! This was definitely worth my time! Thank you!"
Deepen how you differentiate classroom conversations, reading, and writing to ensure multilingual learners (MLs)—and all students—thrive.
Identify the linguistic demands of your lessons to plan impactful language scaffolds and integrated ELD.
Analyze student conversations and writing as formative data to help you reflect and adapt your teaching.
Leverage the dynamic differentiation tools in EL Excellence Every Day to personalize teaching to YOUR students..
Materials: The book EL Excellence Every Day is required, and not included in your registration. You likely have a copy already! If not, order a copy from your favorite bookseller.
Who should attend?
- K -12 classroom teachers of all content areas and grades who serve at least one language learner.
- Teacher leaders, specialists, co-teachers and coaches.
- Teacher teams and co-teaching duos.
- Administrators who support impactful core teaching.
To benefit from the theory-to-action, action-to-impact components of this professional learning, it is highly recommended that leaders who don't teach students enroll with classroom teachers, and collaborate for classroom actions.
Register 6 or more individuals and save $75 per person. Learn more about group registration and VIP partnership options here.
How long can we access the online content?
All registered participants will have access to the self-paced content in this professional learning design for four months after the date of the first live, virtual workshop.
In addition, on the day you register, you will receive immediate access to the first units– WELCOME and BEFORE–to help you build background and prepare to join us live!
What if I miss a live workshop?
The live workshops are interactive demonstrations that actively engage participants. We strongly encourage you to attend!
However, if something comes up, don't worry: you can watch the recording. Live workshops (except for breakouts) will be recorded, and the recording will be posted in our course platform within 48 hours of each live event. All registered participants will have access to the recordings for 30 days after each event.
There is no refund for a missed Zoom workshop.
FYI: VIP Partners can schedule the live dates to align with local PD dates. Learn more here.
Is this a training of trainers?
This is not a training of trainers. This is a book-to-action learning experience designed to help each participant use the mindsets, pedagogy and resources in EL Excellence Every Day effectively to directly impact student participation and learning. Individual registration gives you individual license to access the content including videos, downloads and templates- for your personal learning and use. It is not permitted to not duplicate, distribute or project the content in any medium to people who have not registered for these events.
If you are an administrator, please recruit teams of teachers and teacher leaders to register to join us. You get a discount when you register 6+ educators at the same time. Learn more about group registration and VIP partnership benefits here.
What are your cancelation and transfer policies?
- Registration may be canceled within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund, minus a $50 processing fee.
- Registration may be transferred to another person, up until seven days before the event. There is a $50 fee for transfers.
- A missed Zoom event is non-refundable and non-transferable.
How do we register a group?
The best learning is collaborative, and you save when you register multiple individuals at one time. Learn more about group registration and VIP partnership benefits here.
If you are registering 1-5 people, use the "Register Individual" button to register each individual.
If registering 6 or more, please let us help you do this efficiently by emailing us at email@example.com.
We will be happy to support your registration process!
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What funding sources can we use?
This interactive academy builds teacher capacity to apply research-based practices to effectively accelerate both content literacy and language learning with Multilingual Learners and students from historically marginalized student populations. Possible local funding sources for including Title I, Title II, Title III, and ESSER.
Do you accept purchase orders?
Registering directly with a credit card on the secure learn.courageousliteracy.com site is the fastest way to reserve your spot.
Group registrations of 6 or more individuals registering at the same time are eligible for both a discount and payment via organizational check or purchase order. Click here to learn more or request a group registration.