Dates and Times

The live workshops via Zoom are scheduled on two Thursdays:
  • 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)

What's Included?

  • Live Workshops via Zoom

    Learn with Tonya Ward Singer in two dynamic workshops via Zoom on January 19th and February 16th, 2023. Experience the power of Tonya's interactive pedagogy to connect and collaborate LIVE!

  • Job-Embedded Learning

    Registration includes four-month access to self-paced lessons and classroom-demonstration videos that help you build background and apply learning to classroom action, reflection, and impact.

  • Easy-to-Use Templates

    Use Tonya's planning and book-to-action teaching and work analysis templates to apply your learning to classroom action, reflection, and impact with ease.

Who Should Attend?

  • K -12 classroom teachers of all content areas and grade levels.
  • Teacher leaders, specialists, co-teachers, and coaches.
  • Teacher teams and co-teaching duos.
  • ML/EL/ESOL teachers who support core teaching.
  • Administrators who support core teaching.

    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.
  • Rave Reviews for Tonya's Virtual Workshops

    "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!"

    Jodi McClure, Teacher, Indiana

    "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!"

    Santiago A. Meza, Principal, California

    "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."

    Lori Gore, EL Instructional Coordinator for K-12, Louisiana

    “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.”

    Michelle Gill, ELL Helping Teacher, British Columbia

    “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.”

    Jerry Koontz, EAL Teacher, Shanghai, China

    "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!"

    Alison Fleischer, ENL Teacher, Indiana


    Build on students' assets to advance language and literacy in your teaching every day.

    • 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..

    Prerequisites and Materials

    Prerequisites: Completion of any one of the following:
  • Advancing Literacy & Language Foundations Academy
  • The Collaborative Language & Literacy Academy
  • A workshop with Tonya Ward Singer on EL Excellence Every Day

      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.
    • Instructor

      Tonya Ward Singer

      Tonya Ward Singer is a bestselling author and professional learning leader who helps K-12 educators transform teaching for equity and multilingual student achievement. Teachers and administrators describe her work as groundbreaking, dynamic, practical, relevant, and impactful. Tonya's bestselling books include Breaking Down the Wall, EL Excellence Every Day, and Opening Doors to Equity. She has taught at multiple levels, and thrives helping educators collaborate courageously for equitable, engaging schools.


      • 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

        We will be happy to support your registration process!

        Questions? Contact us at

      • 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 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.